Post Thumbnail

We've seen some electronic devices that promise to cure migraines in the past, but NuPathe's Zelrix patch certainly seems to be among the most practical, and it's just gotten one step closer to the US market. The company recently announced that the FDA has accepted its filing for a New Drug Applica

3 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

We love eye implants, and we've seen our share of them, and this one is pretty sweet (although it isn't the creepiest by a long shot -- that prize would go to the one that uses a human tooth to hold its lens). In the works for well over a year, and approved by the FDA a couple days ago, VisionCare

4 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

We've seen a number of medical manufacturers with a common goal: getting you to swallow microprocessor-filled horse pills for things like cauterizing small, internal wounds and dispensing drugs -- and now you can add the \"evaluation of constipation\" to the list! SmartPill is designed to cruise the

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

In case you ever of the mindset that e-cigarettes were somehow toxin free, at least compared to the more traditional smokes, along comes the FDA to shatter your illusions. A report this week from the government agency calls out the product with a safety warning, charging that the cartridges they ex

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Looks like those brain pacemaker researchers are a bit late on this one, as folks at Medtronic are apt to get the jump on advanced OCD treatment given a recent FDA approval of their device. Hailed as the first implantable device \"designed to deliver electrical therapy to the brain to suppress sympto

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

We're still a bit gun shy when it comes to surfing over to PEAK Surgical's website after watching that PlasmaBlade demonstration video, but a new release from the outfit affirms that said electrosurgery scalpel has just been approved for use by the US Food and Drug Administration. The \"tissue disse

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Believe it or not, this actually isn't the first FDA approved personal hair remover we've come across, but for those looking for something capable of handling some seriously hairy ordeals, look no further than Silk'n. Created by Home Skinovations (har har), this unit relies on proprietary Home Puls

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Alter-G looks to have been boasting about its G-Trainer \"anti-gravity\" treadmill for some time now, but it seems that it's now a whole lot closer to finding itself under your feet someday, as it has now been approved as an actual medical device by the FDA. In case it didn't pop up on your radar, th

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It turns out that 17-year-olds probably aren't that good at studying electrical interference -- and its effect on pacemakers -- created by iPods. Unlike the data presented to the Heart Rhythm Society last year by a high-school student, which demonstrated the music player's ability to interfere with

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Satiety, Inc. has finally found the funding it needs to push forward with a radical new approach to assisting the obese, as it has rounded up $30 million in financing from a number of venture capitalists who dug the idea. Essentially, the TOGa procedure is a \"completely transoral process designed to

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

As technology continues to make doctors' lives a bit easier (not to mention saving a few in the process), we've got yet another device that can detect a potentially fatal problem long before mere humans can figure it out. The Indian-based Infrascanner is a \"handheld, non-invasive, near-infrared (NIR

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Brace yourself Jack... remember the HairMax LaserComb? Yeah, well it's now FDA approved. Seriously, in the FDA trial some 93% of the participants saw an increase in hair density with an average increase of 19 hairs/cm. Of course, that stamp of approval doesn't necessarily mean those lasers will rest

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Nice to see the future, as it looked in the 1970s, finally wrapping its hemp-crocheted arms around us. No, we're not talking jet packs and meals in a pill (though we'd like to be) we're throwin' more bionics at ya instead. The Harmony HiResolution Bionic Ear System from Boston Scientific just got t

8 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Despite having an air of pseudo-science about it, ultrasonic bone stimulation is actually a legitimate non-invasive therapy that's been clinically proven to heal certain types of fractures; and now, thanks to a recent FDA approval, this technology once reserved for fancy hospitals and doctors office

8 years ago 0 Comments