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A 15-second spot by the National Vaccine Information Center will light up on a 5,000 square-foot megatron. The ad is criticized as spreading “needless fear about childhood vaccinations.”
December 29, 2011, 10:21 PM PST | By Janet Fang
Only 1% of hospitals have fully functional tablet systems. But Apple is pushing the iPad into the healthcare market, playing against its image as the world’s most successful consumer gadget...
December 29, 2011, 2:02 AM PST | By Janet Fang
Invented by a Harvard biomedical engineer, the pocket-sized inhaler contains 100 mg of caffeine. It avoids overdosing by letting you control the dosage, but some call it a health hazard.
December 28, 2011, 12:49 AM PST | By Janet Fang
All the noise, lights, and close quarters sometimes spell trouble. A Philadelphia program offers practice runs, from curb to cabin, to help autistic kids fly more comfortably.
December 27, 2011, 12:17 AM PST | By Janet Fang
For Alzheimer’s patients, a camera with electronic sensors that takes photos automatically could delay cognitive decline. Reviewing the SenseCam pictures is like brain calisthenics.
December 25, 2011, 11:35 PM PST | By Janet Fang
When given to people infected with the virus, the drugs not only help the patient, but they also reduce the risk of transmission to their partners. By up to 96%!
December 24, 2011, 12:58 AM PST | By Janet Fang
Penn State researchers say they’ve cured mice of leukemia using a compound produced from an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil. The mice had normal blood counts and no sign of relapse.
December 22, 2011, 8:55 PM PST | By Janet Fang
A giant headphone-shaped add-on fits over the wheels of any ordinary wheelchair, endowing it with an electric drive. Now reach top speeds of over 12 mph!
December 21, 2011, 11:40 PM PST | By Janet Fang
Made from silk and shrimp shells, the new material fashioned after insect cuticle is tough but lightweight. The biodegradable, biocompatible film might replace plastic in surgeries.
December 21, 2011, 8:42 PM PST | By Janet Fang
So far, forests near Fukushima have only been studied from the air. Now, researchers are enlisting the help of monkey assistants equipped with radiation-measuring collars.
December 20, 2011, 5:04 PM PST | By Janet Fang