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Ingestible medical sensor powered by stomach acid can monitor health

Ingestible medical sensor powered by stomach acid can monitor health

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 25, 2017

Inspired by a common middle-school science experiment, a team of MIT scientists with an appetite for power have developed an ingestible medical sensor powered by stomach acid. When swallowed, the sensor becomes its own battery and can beam diagnostic data from inside you.

Surgical procedure helps Zelda the ferret pick up the pace

Surgical procedure helps Zelda the ferret pick up the pace

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 11, 2017

The Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University has just performed its first surgical implant of a pacemaker in a 4-year-old ferret named Zelda. Surprisingly, Zelda isn't the first ferret to undergo the procedure, but it's an extremely rare occurrence.

Diagnosis at the speed of sound

Diagnosis at the speed of sound

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 11, 2017

Early detection is an essential step in effective disease treatment, and strides are being made on the molecular level that could soon help doctors make diagnoses at the speed of sound.

Trendy charred food: Is it worth the risk?

Trendy charred food: Is it worth the risk?

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 04, 2017

Charred food may be one of the latest fads at fashionable restaurants—at least according to the New York Times food section—but there seems to be a dark side to this trend.

Intermountain helps grocery shoppers steer past junk food

Intermountain helps grocery shoppers steer past junk food

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 04, 2017

Anyone who's unsuccessfully fought the lure of the candy and junk food that grocery store shoppers face in the checkout lane may appreciate a new initiative by a Utah-based healthcare system.

Future looks bright for solar-powered pacemakers

Future looks bright for solar-powered pacemakers

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 14, 2017

Solar energy has long been championed by environmentalists as a renewable energy source for homes or businesses, but now Swiss researchers say the sun could soon power something much closer to our hearts, pacemakers.

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