Jan 5, 2017

Osaka hospital discovers perforated intravenous drip bags

A hospital in Osaka revealed on Wednesday it found perforated intravenous drip bags that were to be used for patients only months after fatal drip poisonings at a Yokohama hospital in September. Kitano Hospital in the city of Osaka said no patients were harmed ...

Dec 28, 2016

U.S. posts rules for addressing cyberbugs in medical devices

The U.S. government on Tuesday issued rules for addressing cybervulnerabilities in medical devices, providing manufacturers with guidelines for fixing security bugs in equipment, including pacemakers, insulin pumps and imaging systems. “Cybersecurity threats are real, ever-present and continuously changing,” Suzanne Schwartz, a senior Food and ...

Dec 23, 2016

Brain wave: using sound to diagnose concussion

From blows to the head on the sports field, to car crashes and playground falls, concussion is a common brain injury notoriously difficult to diagnose — until now, researchers said Thursday. A U.S.-based team unveiled a fast, portable and reliable test measuring differences in ...