Brain wave-reading implant could better help the deaf to hear

Although cochlear implants do allow some deaf people to hear again, adjusting the devices to individual users can be challenging. An experimental new implant is designed to help in that regard, by reading the user's brain waves.

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Pulsating bed could prevent brain damage in premature babies

When a baby is born premature, it's vitally important that the infant's still-developing brain receive enough oxygen. A new medical device could help, by mimicking the heartbeat and breathing of a parent.

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AI monitoring system warns patients of improper inhaler usage

Even though at-home use of an inhaler or insulin pen can be extremely important, doctors have to pretty much just hope that patients are doing it right. A new system, however, could objectively assess patients' technique within their homes.

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Pandemic profits threaten global COVID-19 vaccination efforts

Several effective COVID-19 vaccines have been developed in rapid time but was that the easy part of the process? Are intellectual property protections and for-profit pharmaceutical companies now getting in the way of vaccinating the world's population?

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Color blindness-correcting contacts inspired by antique glass

While there are glasses that help compensate for red-green color blindness, the lenses often can't be shaped to users' prescriptions. That's why scientists are developing a new type of corrective contact lens, inspired by old gold-containing glass.

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Landmark study finds link between playing video games and well-being

A first-of-its-kind study from Oxford University has investigated the relationship between well-being and time spent playing video games. The surprising findings revealed a small correlation between longer play-times and positive well-being.

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Inner ear implant helps restore balance to vertigo sufferers

If someone suffers from bilateral vestibular hypofunction, it means that their inner ear doesn't maintain their sense balance. As a result, they get dizzy easily. A new implant, however, appears to bypass the problem, significantly reducing vertigo.

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New microcapsule method boosts CBD absorption in the brain by 300%

A team of scientists has demonstrated a novel microencapsulation method designed to improve the absorption and bioavailability of CBD. Animal tests suggest the new method increases peak concentrations of CBD in the brain by 300% compared to CBD oil.

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Large US study affirms men more vulnerable to COVID-19 than women

A new study has affirmed men seem much more vulnerable to COVID-19 than women. The study found men, independent of age, are more likely to contract the virus, suffer from severe complications, and die from the disease compared to women.

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Meta-analysis links higher coffee intake with lower prostate cancer risk

A new meta-analysis has found a positive correlation between higher levels of coffee consumption and lower risk of prostate cancer. The research hopes to help bring clarity to an area of study with deeply inconsistent results.

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