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Droplet PCR System Identifies Fetal Genetic Data

A new study describes a simple, accurate, and low risk blood test that can detect fetal blood group, sex, and genetic conditions from a maternal blood sample.   More...
24 Nov 2015

Silicone Gel Breast Implant Safety Remains Unclear

A new review of literature that examined health outcomes of silicone gel breast implants failed to provide clear evidence either for safety or harm.  More...
15 Nov 2015

Menopausal Status Should Guide Mammography Intervals

A new study suggests that menopause may be a more important indicator than age when determining breast cancer screening intervals.  More...
04 Nov 2015
Image: The TrueLabor maternal fetal monitor (Photo courtesy of OB-Tools).

Noninvasive System Helps Monitor Labor Progress

An integrated maternal-fetal monitor provides a wireless solution for accurate monitoring of both uterine contractions and fetal heart rate.  More...
03 Nov 2015
Image: Carin lace panties with microfiber lining and embedded sensor (Photo courtesy of LifeSense).

Smart Underwear Help Battle Urinary Incontinence

Novel panties combine smart textile technology, a wearable sensor, and an app to detect instances of leakage due to incontinence.  More...
02 Nov 2015

Epidural Anesthesia Safe for Cesarean Delivery

A new study finds that the rate of anesthesia-related complications in women who received epidural or spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery decreased by 25% over the past decade.  More...
21 Oct 2015

Diffusion-Weighted MRI Technique Cuts Breast Biopsy Requirements

An abbreviated magnetic resonance imaging protocol could reduce unnecessary breast biopsies by providing additional information on suspicious X-ray screening mammography findings, according to a new study.  More...
18 Oct 2015

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