Scientists at the University of Washington have created a smartphone app that can detect ear infections using nothing more than a piece of paper and the phone’s microphone and speaker.
A machine learning algorithm has predicted heart attacks and death from heart disease with 90% accuracy, overtaking human practitioners.
An eight-year study has revealed the benefits of continuous health monitoring – even when a person shows no signs of illness – suggesting a major paradigm shift is needed in healthcare.
At the end of November last year, a Chinese scientist made an announcement that caused shockwaves in the scientific community: he had genetically modified two babies in a bid to render them immune to HIV.
This week is World Immunisation Week, which aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.
With the number of over-75s set to double from the current level of 5.3 million in the next 40 years, there is no doubt that the UK care system is feeling the strain.
A team of researchers from esteemed German research institutes have created an artificial intelligence (AI) medical companion that can diagnose patients and provide supporting evidence of its diagnoses.
India has a healthcare challenge that is relatively unique to the country.
In the UK over 1.5 million people have a learning disability according to the Foundation for People With Learning Disabilities, of which 350,000 have a disability that’s classified as severe.
20 years ago, the thought of household objects being connected to the internet may have seemed like a far-off possibility. However, with an estimated 26.66bn devices now connected to the internet, the Internet of Things is now an everyday reality.
The Israel election happening today will be one of the most closely-fought in years, but there is another way it is making history.
Scientists have discovered that dozens of antimicrobial and anticancer compounds found in some types of seaweed could be used to develop new antibiotics.
Clinical trials are now underway on a thought-to-text technology that could provide those suffering with paralysis with a new lease of life.
Package delivery company UPS has announced new logistics service to deliver medical samples via drone.
Researchers have created artificial intelligence (AI) software that identifies the make and model of cardiac rhythm devices – such as pacemakers – in seconds, massively speeding up treatment times in potentially life-threatening conditions.
A study of the impact of AI for healthcare has found that the technology is likely to bring significant disruption to the industry – taking the value created out of the pockets of traditional healthcare companies and into the hand of the technology industry.
Scientists have significantly increased the conductivity of a type of melanin skin pigment, opening up the possibility of biocompatible electronics for implantable devices or, more speculatively – human cyborgs.
Researchers have developed an app for the Google Home smart speaker that allows physicians to ask for and receive recommendations about medical device sizes during surgery.
The ability to affordably sequence genomes has prompted numerous predictions about the rise of personalised medicine, however so far this has failed to come to pass.
Making booking appointments, ordering prescriptions and receiving health advice easier than ever, mobile health apps are used by many to personalise their healthcare.
Biotechnology company Celgene has partnered with Exscientia, an artificial intelligence startup aiming to reduce the time it takes to bring new drug treatments to market by as much as four years.
A new technique developed by engineers from the University of California could be used to detect counterfeit drugs from a video clip.
A newly unveiled 3D printed prosthetic leg socket is stepping up the style of prosthetics while adding sensor technology to provide the user with real-time insights.
Researchers have repurposed a Netflix algorithm designed to predict users’ film preferences to assist with biological image analysis.
Doctors may soon be able to carry out on-the-spot genome analysis using just a smartphone thanks to research by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and UNSW Sydney.
The advanced capabilities of modern robotics never fails to generate excitement, with videos of robots opening doors and even performing backflips flooding the internet.
A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine candidate for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has been designed by researchers, which could help reduce infant mortality.
Researchers have developed a machine learning model that can classify different types of lung cancer in less than a minute.
A new diagnostic device is designed to allow doctors to detect cancer from a drop of blood or plasma, which could lead to earlier diagnosis.
In a milestone moment, the first bulk shipment of cannabis-based medicines has been imported to the UK since its legalisation last November.