Frog Slime May Protect Against Deadly Flu Strains

The discovery of a peptide in the frog slime is a potentially important one to global public health.

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.

New Chocolate Pill Claims to Cut Risk of Dementia and Heart Attack

A new chocolate supplement pill can help reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and dementia.

These Silver-Infused Sheets May Fight Bacteria While You Sleep

Silvon bed sheets are the high-tech, yet cozy solution to preventing bacteria from building up in bed and prolonging the amount of time between washes.

Humans Have No Limit on Maximum Age: Study

With people now living well past 100 years of age, and advances in medical care ever present, there's no telling what the maximum human age is.

This Innovative Pillow May Prevent Sleep Wrinkles

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

Miss or Must-Have? Rank These Health Innovations

Vital Updates scours the web daily for innovative health products. Cast your vote to let us know which ones you think are the most interesting.

This Artificial Lung Can Fit Inside a Backpack

The artificial lung is small enough to be carried in a backpack and is the first of its kind to actively drive up the patient's oxygen levels.

Drones to the Rescue: Flying Defibrillators Reach People Faster Than Ambulances

Swedish researchers found that attaching defibrillators to high-tech drones shaved off an average of 16 minutes for response times, a difference that can mean life or death for heart attack patients.

Measuring Brainwaves May Predict Reading Success in Children

Researchers noticed a unique pattern of brain activity among children who later achieved higher academic success.

New Facial Recognition Technology Can Detect Rare Disease

Diagnosing a rare disease in children called DiGeorge syndrome may be as simple as taking a photo with new facial recognition software.

First Malaria Vaccine to Be Administered in Africa

It's vital to run pilot programs in these three countries to see if a malaria vaccine program could become functional.

Beauty Mirrors Have Officially Entered the Tech Age

The Hi Mirror is a high-tech beauty mirror that analyzes skin conditions and determines and personalizes at-home treatments and products.

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.

Brain Buzz: A Shot of Electricity May Boost Your Memory

Researchers hope their technique for stimulating the brain through electrical signals can help patients with existing neurological challenges.

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.

Wearable Device Allows Expectant Mothers to Track Contractions

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

Scientists Disable Cancer’s Ability to Spread Using Tiny Gold Rods

The new technique showed that using tiny gold rods heated by lasers essentially sawed off the cancer cells’ legs.

Microsoft Watch Helps Parkinson’s Patient Write Again

The "Emma Watch" allowed a young woman with Parkinson's to write legibly for the first time in years.

Researchers Aim to Create Painless Way to Screen Breast Cancer

This new treatment adds lasers to the mix, using a combination of laser and ultrasound technology to determine the presence or absence of cancer cells in the breast tissue.

Parkinson’s Disease May Not Start With the Brain

The discovery of a protein in the gut provides a previously unrecognized origin of where changes to the same protein in the brain could happen.

Probiotic Cream Made From Body’s Own Bacteria May Cure Eczema

This “natural antibiotic” is superior to pharmaceutical approaches because it doesn’t kill the protective, beneficial bacteria on the skin.

Can Setting Off Nano Explosions Within the Body Kill Cancer Cells?

By tapping into the body’s cellular functioning, the nanoparticle method can act in a way that doesn’t promote a defensive response from fast-growing cancer cells.

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.

Now You Can Drink Your Water and Eat It, Too

Believe it or not, this ball of water is entirely edible.

Scrub Away Cellulite With Coffee Grounds?

Scrubs made with coffee grounds can give your skin an extra boost from the antioxidants, and the caffeine can tighten the skin.

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 Load Horse GIF Onto Living Cells

Using CRISPR technology, researchers successfully loaded one of the first-ever moving pictures — Eadweard Muybridge’s film of a horse galloping against a white backdrop — into the genome of a living cell.

The Key to Lower Blood Pressure Might Be in Your Inbox

After 12 months of web-based interventions, the study group saw their average systolic pressure drop closer to the normal blood pressure range.

Inexpensive Drug for Bleeding After Childbirth Proves to Saves Lives

In studying ways to reduce maternal mortality from childbirth hemorrhaging, a group of researchers revisited tranexamic acid, a drug invented in the 1960s by a Japanese woman.

Glass Batteries Could Soon Power Our Devices

The man who helped to invent the lithium-ion battery has now introduced a more efficient, fast-charging glass battery that could soon make its way to market.

Emotionally-Aware Robots May Soon Be Caring for Grandma and Grandpa

While they will not be replacing human caregivers, scientists are hoping that these robots will soon be able to assist seniors with everyday tasks like taking medication and offering companionship.

This Bionic Leaf Has the Potential to End World Hunger

Just like how fertilizer may have been the main factor in preventing a worldwide food crisis in the 20th century, now a ‘bionic’ leaf holds the same potential for our global future.

This Mom Changed the Way Autistic Children Around the World Play

Dina Kimmel is the dedicated mother behind the We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym, a place that gives children with autism a fun and safe place to learn and explore.

This Breathalyzer Could Be Used to Detect Diseases, Cancer

The technology of breathalyzers has progressed, from detecting the amounts of alcohol in someone’s blood, to now — diagnosing illness.

Fitbit Saves Woman’s Life by Revealing Deadly Condition

A woman from Connecticut noticed her Fitbit was tracking her unusually high heart rate, and this data ended up revealing a life-threatining condition.

This Sleep Mask Wakes You Up With a Sunrise

The illumy sleep mask uses natural light to both lull you to sleep and wake you up.

This Doctor Just Created a Slimming Chocolate

After developing a variety of supplements that help to better your body from the inside out, Dr. Amy Lee and the Nucific brand are combining two ideas that are usually an oxymoron: slimming and chocolate.

New Technology Deciphers Thoughts of Paralyzed People Who Can’t Speak

By measuring a person’s electrical activity in the brain, the brain-computer interface allowed patients to communicate in response to simple questions.

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.

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.

‘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.

Arthritis Vaccine Could Emerge From Stem Cell Technology

The autoregulation that the stem cells can provide has the possibility to help treat diseases early, before symptoms become serious health issues, the study said.

Scientists Can Now See Cancer ‘Glowing’ Within the Body

This research could literally shed light on how cancer moves in the body.

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.

This Hand-Held Device Treats ‘Suicide Headaches’

The FDA just approved a device called gammaCore that targets the vagus nerve to treat debilitating cluster headaches.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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