Medical Technology

Trump's choice for FDA has ties to Wall Street, drug makers

Mar 11, 2017

A doctor turned pundit with conservative views on health policy is President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration

Trump picks former FDA official to head food and drug agency

Mar 11, 2017

President Donald Trump announced Friday that has chosen a conservative doctor-turned-pundit with deep ties to Wall Street and the pharmaceutical industry to lead the powerful Food and Drug Administration

Internet-connected 'smart' devices are dunces about security

Mar 9, 2017

These days, everything from your TV to your lights, thermostat and shades can be controlled by an app on your phone or even your voice

Peter Mansfield, Nobel winner for work on MRI, dies at 83

Feb 9, 2017

Physicist Peter Mansfield, who won the Nobel Prize for helping to invent MRI scanners, has died at the age of 83

The Latest: Iranian researcher turned away, arrives at JFK

Feb 6, 2017

An Iranian researcher who had been prevented from coming to the United States to do research at Stanford University has arrived safely at New York's Kennedy Airport

US warns of unusual cybersecurity flaw in heart devices

Jan 11, 2017

The Homeland Security Department warned Tuesday about an unusual cybersecurity flaw for one manufacturer's implantable heart devices that it said could allow hackers to remotely take control of a person's defibrillator or pacemaker

FDA approves 'artificial pancreas' to manage diabetes

Sep 29, 2016

Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed

Gov. Baker planning first overseas trade mission to Israel

Sep 28, 2016

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is planning his first overseas trade mission to Israel

Study finds most teens vaping fruity flavors, not nicotine

Aug 25, 2016

Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping products are poisoning kids with nicotine

Body donations on the rise at US medical schools

Aug 17, 2016

Many U.S. medical schools are seeing a surge in the number people leaving their bodies to science

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