Medical

Health

U.K. Engineers Have Developed a Prosthetic Hand That Can 'See'

The bionic hand is fitted with a camera that 'instantaneously takes a picture of the object in front of it, assesses its shape and size and triggers a series of movements in the hand.'
Apple

A Future Apple Watch Could Be Essential for Diabetics

According to CNBC, Apple has a secretive team working on blood sugar monitoring.
Reinvention

One Day, You'll Be 50 or 60 or 70, and You'll Either Have Achieved Your Dreams -- or Not

I graduated from medical school at 39, opened a business at 50 and wrote a book at 63. It's never too late to reinvent yourself.
Innovators

Heimlich, Creator of the Maneuver to Save Choking Victims, Dies at 96

The doctor came up with the ground-breaking technique in 1974 after reading about the high rate of choking deaths in restaurants.
Biotechnology

Alphabet and GlaxoSmithKline to Collaborate on Bioelectronic Research

The companies hope to solve medical problems by fusing biology and technology.
Theranos

Theranos CEO Faces Critics, Presents New Product Plans

Those technologies included a new 'minilab' product that can run a broad range of tests on a single desktop machine.
Ice Bucket Challenge

The Internet's Ice Bucket Challenge Credited With Funding a Medical Discovery

The donations triggered by those viral videos apparently helped discover a gene associated with ALS.
Robots

New Crop of Robots to Vie for Space in the Operating Room

Within five years, one in three U.S. surgeries is expected to be performed with robotic systems, with surgeons sitting at computer consoles guiding mechanical arms.
Medical

New App Lets Public Help Map Disasters, Conflicts and Outbreaks

Using the latest in mobile gaming technology, MapSwipe lets users map remote, rural regions vulnerable to humanitarian crises.
Mergers and Acquisitions

Abbott to Buy St. Jude for $25 Billion to Boost Heart Devices

The company said St. Jude's devices for heart failure, blockages and abnormal heart rhythm complement its range of heart products.
Lifestyle

Stress and the Entrepreneur

Learning how to cope with the inevitable stress of entrepreneurship is essential for the health for you and your business.
Theranos

U.S. Regulators Aim to Ban Founder of Blood-Testing Firm Theranos

Government says the company failed to fix deficiencies at its California laboratory.
Cancer

Sean Parker Donates $250 Million to Fight Cancer

The Napster founder and former Facebook president created the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, which will focus on using the body's immune system to combat cancer cells.
Google

Google.org Pledges $20 Million to Support Disability Technologies

The money is spread across 29 programs working on disability technologies. Here are five examples.