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Contact Lenses to Measure Glucose Levels

Contact Lenses to Measure Glucose Levels

Google is going to create a pair of contact lenses with some micro-circuitry in them. They will measure the glucose levels of d...

Jan 22 2014, 4:02am CST

FDA Grants Earlier Than Expected Approval For Medtronic's CoreValve

FDA Grants Earlier Than Expected Approval For Medtronic's CoreValve

The FDA today approved Medtronic’s CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system for patients with severe aort...

Jan 17 2014, 4:11pm CST

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FDA OKs mental disability blood test for infants

FDA approves novel genetic test that screens infants for predictors of mental handicaps WASHINGTON (AP) — The Foo...

Jan 17 2014, 3:01pm CST

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Should Digital Health Startups Prioritize Eyeballs or Revenue?

The good news, I guess, is that the well-worn “eyeballs versus revenue” debate – a dialog that has beset the tech world for yea...

Jan 17 2014, 2:11pm CST

Acetaminophen Warning Issued

Acetaminophen Warning Issued

The FDA has issued an acetaminophen warning which is about to go into effect. More than 325 mg of the potent drug may damage yo...

Jan 17 2014, 1:46am CST

FDA says acetaminophen doses over 325 mg causes liver damage

FDA says acetaminophen doses over 325 mg causes liver damage

FDA: There are no available data to show that taking more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dosage unit provides additional bene...

Jan 16 2014, 7:52pm CST

FDA Panel Once Again Rejects New Indication For J&J Drug

FDA Panel Once Again Rejects New Indication For J&J Drug

The FDA’s Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee once again turned down the supplemental new drug application for an...

Jan 16 2014, 5:36pm CST

FDA Advisory Panel Votes In Favor Of Approval For Merck's Vorapaxar

FDA Advisory Panel Votes In Favor Of Approval For Merck's Vorapaxar

The FDA’s Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee voted 10-1 in favor of approval for vorapaxar, Merck's novel thromb...

Jan 15 2014, 5:21pm CST

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: ReSound LiNX from ReSound

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: ReSound LiNX from ReSound

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: ReSound LiNX from ReSound...

Jan 15 2014, 12:45pm CST

The $1,000 Genome Arrives -- For Real, This Time

The $1,000 Genome Arrives -- For Real, This Time

Today, Illumina, the leading maker of DNA sequencers, announced a milestone in biotechnology: it is introducing a new machine t...

Jan 14 2014, 8:56pm CST

Onetouch VerioSync Glucometer Works with the iPhone

Onetouch VerioSync Glucometer Works with the iPhone

medical device syncs readings to your iPhone...

Jan 14 2014, 12:09pm CST

Minority Report: Five Guideline Authors Reject Change In Blood Pressure Goal

Minority Report: Five Guideline Authors Reject Change In Blood Pressure Goal

It didn’t seem possible but the guideline situation just got even more confusing. Last December, after  years of delay and othe...

Jan 13 2014, 4:21pm CST

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Merck's Vorapaxar Gets Positive FDA Review

A few years ago a novel antiplatelet agent from Merck seemed all but dead. Vorapaxar, a thrombin receptor antagonist, was widel...

Jan 13 2014, 2:31pm CST

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A Digital Health Acquisition To Watch

RxAnte, which applies predictive analytics to medication adherence, became part of Millennium Laboratories in December. The com...

Jan 13 2014, 8:51am CST

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: PureLight pulse oximetry sensor from Nonin Medical, Inc

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: PureLight pulse oximetry sensor from Nonin Medical, Inc

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: PureLight pulse oximetry sensor from Nonin Medical, Inc...

Jan 12 2014, 8:08am CST

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Pulse Oximeters and Sensors from Nonin Medical, Inc

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Pulse Oximeters and Sensors from Nonin Medical, Inc

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Pulse Oximeters and Sensors from Nonin Medical, Inc...

Jan 12 2014, 8:05am CST

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Finger Pulse Oximeters from Nonin Medical, Inc

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Finger Pulse Oximeters from Nonin Medical, Inc

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Finger Pulse Oximeters from Nonin Medical, Inc...

Jan 12 2014, 8:02am CST

Technology In The Crib: The Smart Baby Onesie

Technology In The Crib: The Smart Baby Onesie

As wearable technology becomes more mainstream–evident from the plethora of vendors showcasing at CES 2014 last week–one thing...

Jan 12 2014, 1:26am CST

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: YOFiMeter cellular blood glucose meter from Yofimeter

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: YOFiMeter cellular blood glucose meter from Yofimeter

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: YOFiMeter cellular blood glucose meter from Yofimeter...

Jan 11 2014, 10:25pm CST

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive from Ximedica

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive from Ximedica

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive from Ximedica...

Jan 11 2014, 10:21pm CST

Talk Outside the Box

Talk Outside the Box

Our imaginations are limited by our experience; our routine; our habitual ways of working, thinking, and dreaming. This isn’t i...

Jan 10 2014, 6:01pm CST

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014

The launch this week of our Big Bang Disruption book added significant urgency to our annual search for the biggest disruptors...

Jan 10 2014, 1:45pm CST

Intercept Pharma Continues Epic Stock Surge After Thursday Blockbuster

Intercept Pharma Continues Epic Stock Surge After Thursday Blockbuster

Fresh off Thursday’s amazing 280% stock pop, Intercept Pharmaceuticals defied gravity again on Friday, surging another 50% in m...

Jan 10 2014, 10:51am CST

PET Imaging Market Poised To Grow With New Compounds

PET Imaging Market Poised To Grow With New Compounds

At first glance, a Positron Emission Tomography scanner looks just like an MRI or CT scanner. But obtaining images is a little...

Jan 10 2014, 10:11am CST

WellDoc Raises $20 Million To Market First Mobile Prescription For Diabetes Management

WellDoc Raises $20 Million To Market First Mobile Prescription For Diabetes Management

WellDoc, which sells a type 2 diabetes interactive management program on a mobile device, raised $20 million from Merck Global...

Jan 10 2014, 8:21am CST

Why CES Is Essential To Digital Health

Why CES Is Essential To Digital Health

There seem to be more digital health meetings around the globe that I can count and certainly attend. But I’m going to suggest...

Jan 9 2014, 9:36am CST

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Can 2014 Be The Year Of Real Healthcare Innovation?

Our body is a machine for living.  It is organized for that, it is its nature.  Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defe...

Jan 8 2014, 4:11pm CST

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Paro Therapeutic Robot from PARO Robots U.S, Inc

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Paro Therapeutic Robot from PARO Robots U.S, Inc

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Paro Therapeutic Robot from PARO Robots U.S, Inc...

Jan 8 2014, 12:50pm CST

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Does Obamacare Deserve Credit For Slowing The Growth In Health Care Spending?

The annual report of from the actuaries over at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is out for 2012 and, for t...

Jan 8 2014, 9:51am CST

Why Biotech Whiz Kid Jack Andraka Is Not On The Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Why Biotech Whiz Kid Jack Andraka Is Not On The Forbes 30 Under 30 List

When I put out a call for promising young scientists to be part of Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 project, no name came up more tha...

Jan 8 2014, 9:51am CST

For Depression Treatment, Meditation Might Rival Medication

For Depression Treatment, Meditation Might Rival Medication

On the list of ways in which meditation appears to benefit the brain, depression treatment may be the latest to gain scientific...

Jan 7 2014, 9:06am CST

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

This is the third year in a row that I’ve asked friends and colleagues of mine to make predictions for the coming year. In the...

Jan 6 2014, 10:16pm CST

How To Profit From Gift Cards, Pay It Forward With Frequent Flier Miles

How To Profit From Gift Cards, Pay It Forward With Frequent Flier Miles

While December is about accumulation, January is the month of fresh starts. By now the holiday gifts have been unwrapped, the b...

Jan 6 2014, 2:56pm CST

Good News for Health Care: Medical Connectivity To Grow Over 800 Percent in 7 Years

Good News for Health Care: Medical Connectivity To Grow Over 800 Percent in 7 Years

Transparency Market Research recently published a report anticipating a 38 percent compound annual growth rate in the market fo...

Jan 3 2014, 11:56am CST

Beyond Economics: How Price Controls Are Killing Millions Of Patients

Beyond Economics: How Price Controls Are Killing Millions Of Patients

Due to maximum-wage policies, it currently takes about a decade for working medical therapies to reach patients. Stronger incen...

Jan 3 2014, 7:26am CST

New Oregon Data: Expanding Medicaid Increases Usage Of Emergency Rooms, Undermining Central Rationale For Obamacare

New Oregon Data: Expanding Medicaid Increases Usage Of Emergency Rooms, Undermining Central Rationale For Obamacare

For years, it has been the number one talking point of Obamacare supporters. People who are uninsured end up getting costly car...

Jan 2 2014, 1:51pm CST

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Digital Health In 2014: The Imperative Of Connectivity

Build it and they will come. I sense that this may be a guiding principal to digital health. Build a sexy device or a cool app...

Jan 2 2014, 1:21pm CST

Terri Schiavo Implicitly Affirms Life Support for Jahi McMath

Terri Schiavo Implicitly Affirms Life Support for Jahi McMath

The Terri Schiavo Foundation has implicitly affirmed the fact that Jahi McMath ought to be on life support. This is a sensitive...

Jan 2 2014, 6:06am CST