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New Wireless power breakthrough allows for ‘electroceuticals’

New Wireless power breakthrough allows for 'electroceuticals'

A researcher at Stanford University has devised a method of charging devices within a user’s body, paving the way for advanced sensors and implants that would keep themselves charged when worn. The research, published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, says that smaller, longer-lasting sensors can now be developed, such as pacemakers, nerve stimulators and ... Read More »

Orbix Medical : New plastic surgery installs ‘internal bra’ under the skin

Orbix Medical : New plastic surgery installs 'internal bra' under the skin

A new-age breast enhancement aims to combat sagging breasts by implanting an ‘internal bra’ underneath the skin. The plastic surgery procedure claims to provide patients with “firm, young-looking breasts that keep their shape over time”. During the 45-minute operation surgeons implant ‘silicone slings’ underneath breast tissue, which is attached to the rib cage by fine silk straps and titanium screws. Read More »

Makayla Sault is staying home : CAS

Makayla Sault is staying home : CAS

Makayla Sault will remain at home with her family and not be forced back into chemotherapy, say child welfare officials. Ken and Sonya Sault met with the Brant, Ont., Children’s Aid Society this afternoon where they were told the investigation into their case will be closed. Read More »

70 percent of Americans infected with HPV, Study

70 percent of Americans infected with HPV, Study

A third of healthy adult Americans are infected with a strain of human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted disease known to cause throat and cervical cancer, as well as genital warts. However, genetic analysis by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Centre, showed that fewer than 4% are infected with a cancer-causing strain of the virus, the rest having “harmless” ... Read More »

Canadian kids continue to get failing fitness grade, Report

Canadian kids continue to get failing fitness grade, Report

While many Canadian kids play sports and have access to parks and playgrounds, a new report has given them aD minus when it comes to physical activity targets. For the first time, Active Healthy Kids Canada used its annual Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth to see how Canadians measured up to kids in 14 other countries. ... Read More »

Implant could end misery of chronic snoring, research

Implant could end misery of chronic snoring, research

A new type of implantable device may curb central sleep apnoea in patients with heart failure, indicate the results of a one year pilot study* presented today at the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure in Athens. Central sleep apnoea occurs in around a third of heart failure patients and doubles their risk of death. But the condition has proved ... Read More »

Poor Sleep Linked With Childhood Obesity, study shows

Poor Sleep Linked With Childhood Obesity, study shows

Getting enough sleep as a child may be one of the keys to fighting off obesity. Researchers from Mass General Hospital followed more than a thousand children from infancy to age seven. The children were recommended to get anywhere from nine to 12 hours of sleep, depending on age. The study found that those who consistently got less than that ... Read More »

Binge Drinking Harmful to Health, says study

Binge Drinking Harmful to Health, says study

According to a new research, drinking four glasses of wine during night can pose a serious damage to health. Researchers have said that a single alcohol binge can lead to bacterial leakage from the gut and increase levels of bacterial toxins in the blood. Endotoxins, i.e., increased level of bacterial toxins, damage our immune system. It is present in the ... Read More »