Jet Stream Vaccine Technology May Replace Needles

The MucoJet device is a painless way to administer vaccines orally.

Scientists Can Now See Cancer ‘Glowing’ Within the Body

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

Scientists Use CRISPR to Change a Flower’s Color

Scientists have changed the genetic makeup of flowers by using DNA splicing technology, which reveals the vast potential of CRISPR.

This Wearable Patch Detects Sleep Apnea

Read about the innovative new wearable that can diagnose sleep apnea as well as traditional methods.

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.

What You Need to Know About Magnetic Eyelashes

The magnetic lash trend is blowing up, which means poor quality knockoffs are abound.

Scientists May Be Getting Closer to Curing HIV

City of Hope currently has active clinical trials of gene therapy for AIDS using blood stem cell transplantation.

Genetic Variant Tied to Greater Obesity Risk in African Americans

The new focus opens up additional opportunity for understanding — and perhaps preventing — rates of obesity among African Americans.

Do Sea Anemones Hold the Key to Generating Human Heart Cells?

Sea anemones, although without an actual heart, do contain “heart genes” that researchers have found to be identical to human heart genes.

Smartphone App Claims to Accurately Test Male Fertility

The fertility analyzer uses an “optical attachment” that plugs into a smartphone and a one-use device to collect a semen sample.

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.

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.

HIV Epidemic May Come to an End by 2025, Predicts Study

Current goals in place that seek to reduce new yearly infections to 12,000 cases in the U.S. by 2025 are already showing signs of success.

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.

Measuring Brainwaves May Predict Reading Success in Children

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

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.

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.

Scientists Create Sensor That Can Track What You Eat

Could this technology be the key to easier dieting?

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.

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.

Brain Implant Helps Paralyzed Man Use His Thoughts to Feed Himself

For the first time in eight years, a paralyzed man in Cleveland, Ohio fed himself dinner with the help of an innovative brain implant.

New Brain-Scanning Device Can Detect Bleeding After Trauma

The new head-scanning device can detect brain bleeding with 97 percent accuracy.

Empathy Device Allows You to Move Another Person’s Hand with Your Emotions

The involuntary hand gestures occurred as the result of a mood change in the person on the other end of the device.

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.

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.

Sleep Tracker Inaccuracy May Cause Obsessive Behavior

With approximately 15 percent of Americans wearing activity trackers, the question remains as to whether it is doing them any good when it comes to accurately tracking sleep patterns.

Currents Pumped Through Headphones Could Mean Migraine Relief

A group of participants saw a reduction in migraine days of three days per month thanks to the treatment.

Gene Therapy Reverses the Tide of Multiple Sclerosis in Mice

Among the animals studied, up to 80 percent of them went into virtually complete remission of the condition even after experiencing paralysis in their hind limbs.

Smart Bandages That Monitor Wounds Are Getting Closer to Trials

The smart bandages would report their analysis through a regular broadband network and are designed to monitor an array of physical attributes.

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.

New Tech Allows Users to Pay With Their Veins

A new biometric payment system reads a customer’s finger veins to complete a purchase.

Brain Stimulation Can Boost Honesty, Limit Selfish Feelings

People who received the transcranial current on a specific region of the brain were less likely to cheat than people who didn’t receive the brain stimulation.

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.

Umbilical Cord Blood May Boost Memory and Learning

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine identified a specific protein in the plasma of umbilical cord blood that increased cognitive functioning in animal studies.

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.

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.

Bright Light Repels Mosquitos, Reduces Bites

It may be the best mosquito repellent that the insects cannot adapt to or find their way around.

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.

Woman Has Baby From Embryo Almost As Old As Her

The embryo was 24-years-old.

Virtual Reality May Soon Help Autistic Children in Classrooms

Virtual reality is being examined as a possible teaching aid for the classroom because it can provide a way for those with autism to cope with being in stressful situations.

Wireless Smartphone Device Could Reduce Migraine Pain

The high-tech device could be very attractive to individuals who are wary of taking prescription painkillers for their migraines.

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.

Flu Vaccine Patch Kicks Painful Needles to the Curb

The patch can also be stored safely for a year without refrigeration, offering a vital option for health care in the developing world.

New Blood Test Aims to Detect Autism Sooner

Scientists from the UK hope the test will not only help to detect autism spectrum disorder sooner, but also to reveal new causes.

Music Therapy May Reduce Pain After Surgery

Patients recovering from surgery who received a live music performance, which was tailored to their musical preferences, all reported a drop in pain level.

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.

Lab-Grown Cartilage May Bring Relief to Osteoarthritis Sufferers

With a cellular structure similar to that of natural cartilage, the bioengineered material features exceptional durability for lab-grown tissue.

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.

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.

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.

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