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With the latest announcement by the FDA, signalling green light for a digital pill—first of its kind—this marks a significant advance, as far as digital devices and healthcare industry go. Nonetheless, the ‘self-tracking sensor-embedded’ pill seems to be garnering concerns, from various groups, pertaining several issues.


This week, researchers uncover the potential cure for obesity, discover a link between obesity and osteoporosis, and reveal the benefits of saunas and a sheep’s ability in facial recognition.


Teams of researchers gathered at this year’s annual Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) to present their findings on various new ways to treat the disease.


Heart stenting has been a common practice for the treatment of coronary artery disease, dating back to 1986—easily three decades ago—when it was first introduced by Puel and Sigwart. However, several studies are casting shadows of doubt on the effectiveness of stenting—even suggesting it may not be necessary for every patient.


Obese patients having a hard time losing weight can now opt for different kinds of alternatives – surgeries, being part of the options – including one that is less invasive to help them battle the chronic disease.


This week, China introduces its first ever robot doctor, while researchers look into the viability of Botox for children with migraine, and spider web is found to improve hearing aids.


Recently, the medical ultrasound innovation welcomes yet a new entry – Butterfly iQ – a mini ultrasound on-a-chip technology that connects to a smartphone, taking diagnostic ultrasound imaging to another level. Though equipped with various benefits, the new gadget has also raised concerns among doctors.


It had been for years that genetics were thought to be linked to various diseases. Recently, studies had unveiled the genetics behind allergic diseases and mental disorder, and even deployed genetic testing for detection of cancer.


Australian scientists have discovered a new method that can help increase embryo production during an IVF process, while fast-emerging apps all geared up to help ease patient’s journey.


Expanding on CRISPR technology, two new genetic-editing tools have been created. One is called ABE and the other, REPAIR.


This week, researchers utilise nanoparticles to aid root canal recovery and cell regeneration. Meanwhile, researchers from Harvard have developed a video game aimed at improving hearing
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Convenient, yet controversial: First FDA-approved digital pill raises public concerns

With the latest announcement by the FDA, signalling green light for a digital pill—first of its kind—this marks a significant advance, as far as digital devices and healthcare industry go. Nonetheless, the ‘self-tracking sensor-embedded’ pill seems to be garnering concerns, from various groups, pertaining several issues.