Campaign Launched to Get More Women Into HIV Heart Health Study

Since antiretroviral medications used to treat HIV increase one's risk of heart disease, a clinical trial seeks both male and female participants to test whether a heart disease pill will help.

Wearable Device Allows Expectant Mothers to Track Contractions

This technology will provide much needed insight and data during a woman's pregnancy.

Swallowing Balloon Capsules May Help Shed Double The Weight

The Obalon balloon system is a new treatment that is slated to hit the market in January. It involves swallowing gas-filled balloon capsules in order to help curb overeating.

Brain Scans Could Spot Autism Even Sooner in Infants

In the study, the researchers correctly predicted 80 percent of the infants who would meet the criteria for an autism diagnosis at age two.

WATCH: This New Robotic Hand Has a Human Touch

A group of scientists from Cornell University may have devised a way for a robot to feel its surroundings internally, similar to the way humans do.

Virtual Reality Could Help Amputees Deal With Phantom Pain

The phantom pain that often plagues amputees has remained something of a mystery, but a new treatment shows promising results for reducing the pain.

New Skin Patch Brings Relief to Peanut Allergy Sufferers

The patch works by releasing peanut proteins into the skin, a process that helps to build cellular tolerance to the peanuts.

Doctor Uses Snapchat Spectacles During Surgery to Create Tutorial

A doctor at the London Independent Hospital recorded a routine hernia repair surgery with a pair of Snapchat Spectacles.

‘Tree Man’ Has Surgery to Remove Branch-Like Hands

A man dubbed as such for his tree-like hands finally finds relief from this extremely rare condition, thanks to the kindness of doctors in Bangladesh.

Wireless Brain Implant Helps Paralyzed Monkeys to Walk Again

A wireless chip implanted in the brain communicates with the spinal cord below the injury.

Toddler Receives Life-Saving Surgery to Remove Rare 5-Pound Facial Tumor  

At only 3 years old, Melyssa Delgado Braga’s face was being consumed by myxoma, a rare yet aggressive facial tumor.

Enzyme Found in Baker’s Yeast Could Help Treat Leukemia

Researchers say that yeast-derived L-asparaginase may be a safer, more effective treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

How One Woman’s Pain Inspired This Innovative Massage Tool

After studying her own body's chronic pain, Ashley Black was inspired to invent a massage tool that targets the tight fascia areas of the body and also works to diminish cellulite.

Flavored Spray Could Help Kids to Swallow Pills

Not being able to swallow pills can potentially stop kids from taking life-saving medicine. A sweet flavored spray could be the answer.

How a Mother’s Pain Inspired a Doctor’s Lifetime Work in Mind-Body Medicine

Dr. Keerthy Sunder was inspired to pursue mindfulness medicine after being an eyewitness to his mother’s devastating health challenges.

Scientists Mimic Deadly Rabies Virus to Destroy Brain Cancer Cells

Researchers have modeled nanoparticles the same size and shape as rabies to reach the brain's nerve cells, with the goal of targeting cancerous ones.

New Technique Could Detect Skin Cancer Without a Biopsy

Painful biopsies, in which suspicious skin is lopped off and sent to a laboratory to detect skin cancer, may soon be a thing of the past.

This Robotic Arm is Controlled by the Mind

Researchers are working on new technology, which allows a robotic arm to be controlled by the mind through something called electroencephalography.

‘Sickbit’ App Aims to Detect Illness 24 Hours in Advance

The idea behind this wearable device is that if most people had a half day notice that illness was imminent, they could better plan for the sickness and ultimately their recovery.

New Pregnancy Bracelet Buzzes to Let Dad Know When Baby Kicks

New technology from a Scandinavian diaper company allows fathers to connect with their unborn children in a brand new way.

Elephants May Hold the Key to Curing Cancer

Less than five percent of elephants get cancer in their lifetime, and an abundance of a cancer-fighting protein in their genetic makeup is likely the reason why.

Scalp-Cooling Caps May Prevent Hair Loss for Cancer Patients

A new scalp-cooling system may stop hair loss for women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Pillow Talk: Here Are the Best Pillows for Beauty and Health

Take a closer look at these four beauty pillows, specifically designed to maintain the youthful, healthy-looking appearance of facial and neck skin.

Virtual Reality Creates 3D View of Babies in the Womb

For parents who want to know more about what their unborn child does in the womb, a new technology could help that desire become a reality.

Smartphone Add-On Camera Lets You See Beneath the Surface of Your Skin

NURUGO's smartphone camera accessory and app can help people monitor their skin health and catch early signs of potentially dangerous conditions before they even become visible.

3D-Printed Blood Vessels Successfully Implanted Into Monkeys

3D printing technology for medical purposes is still in its infancy, but its utilization for blood vessels looks promising.

This Innovative Pillow May Prevent Sleep Wrinkles

The pillow's design reinforces good sleeping habits, not wrinkles.

Promising Alzheimer’s Vaccine Moves Closer to Human Trials

The vaccine testing program is currently underway in pre-clinical trials, and the researchers plan to move forward with efficacy tests among human subjects once they conclude.

Innovative Behind-the-Ear Technique Avoids Neck Scarring After Thyroid Surgery

The technique involves making an incision behind the ear instead of beneath the voice box, where thyroidectomy procedures traditionally occur.

Immunotherapy Could Be the Next Step to Preventing Alzheimer’s

Solanezumab is the name of the antibody researchers are using with hopes to interrupt or even reverse the formulation of beta amyloid plaque within the brain.

Peppertree Berries May Fight Deadly Superbugs

The ready abundance of the peppertree plant means that, should the treatment prove effective in human trials, the medical community would face no shortage of the disease-fighting berries.

Can Virtual Reality ‘Diet Goggles’ Help You Lose Weight?

The goggles can reduce appetite, make low-fat foods taste delicious and even trick our brains into thinking we’re eating more than we actually are.

New Blood Test Can Reveal Just How Well You’re Aging

Analyzing biomarker signatures in the blood offers insight into a person’s risk for developing age-determined diseases and even death.

USB Stick Doubles as HIV Test

British scientists have developed an HIV test on a USB stick, which quickly and accurately measures the levels of the virus in a person’s blood.

Stem Cell ‘SkinGun’ Could Be Used To Heal Burn Patients

New technology could make repairing skin from burn injuries as easy as misting cells from a gun-type device.

Lab-Grown Mini Brains Shed Light on Autism

The researchers wanted to find out whether they could pinpoint changes in brain activity between the mini brains they created, which retained characteristics of a living, human brain.

Gene-Editing Injection Could Permanently Lower Cholesterol Levels

Although human trials are still decades away, the CRISPR gene-editing technique shows promising results when lowering cholesterol permanently in animal trials.

Sweet Science: Cotton Candy Machines Create Human Cells

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11-Year-Old Girl Invents Her Own Glittery Prosthetics

Jordan Reeves' limb difference isn't slowing her down; she's embracing her unique condition by raising awareness for other children with limb differences and even designing her own 3D prosthetics.

Artificial Blood Powder Could One Day Save Lives

Researchers have figured out a way to make artificial blood, and all it takes is mixing up water and small bag of powder.

File, Print, Wear: New 3D Bioprinter Creates Human Skin

Scientists believe they may have found a fast, reliable method to reduce the need for costly procedures like skin grafts.

Australian Students Recreate ‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli’s Price-Hiked Drug

Students in Australia might be giving Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive once dubbed “the most hated man in America,” a run for his money.

New Utensil Gives People With Disabilities More Control at Mealtime

Liftware Level is a specially designed utensil to help people with hand tremors and other mobility conditions.

Light-Therapy Treatment Delivers Non-Surgical Alternative for Prostate Cancer Patients

A new treatment for early-stage prostate cancer uses light-sensitive drugs and laser therapy to obliterate cancer cells.

‘Automated Dermatologist’ May Detect Skin Cancer With Same Accuracy as Real Doctors

The research team developed a deep learning computer system — or an algorithm-based technique — that could identify skin cancer at just a glance.

IntelliRoll: The Foam Roller With Curve Appeal

You don't have to be an athlete to use this innovative foam roller. Its unique curves can hit the contours of your body that traditional foam rollers can't reach.

New Microchip Technology Could End Animal Testing Forever

A team of biological engineers at Harvard have developed small-scale models of actual human organs in an effort to gauge their reaction to medication and provide a window into how these organs function.

Solar Cells Could Revolutionize the Way Pacemakers Are Powered

Instead of costly, cumbersome batteries, wearable solar cell devices could soon be used to power electronic implants, like pacemakers and brain stimulators.

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Injections, Implants Could Be Next Step in Battle Against HIV

Scientists are ramping up their battle against HIV with upcoming large-scale trials using injections and implants to protect vulnerable groups.

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