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A UK challenger to da Vinci seeks to chip away at robotic surgery ‘monopoly’

A CE mark earlier this year opened the door for Cambridge, England-based CMR Surgical to begin challenging minimal access robotic surgery market leader Intuitive Surgical.​ Several robot-assisted platforms have emerged during the last decade from medtech giants like Stryker, Zimmer Biomet and Medtronic for use in spine and brain surgeries or joint replacement procedures. But when it comes to… Read More »

Could a ‘Tickle’ a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A small electric “tickle” to the ear may affect the body’s nervous system, and British researchers claim this can promote overall well-being and may potentially slow down some effects of aging. The tickle treatment is called transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS). The procedure… Read More »

Teens’ E-Cig Surge Hasn’t Hurt Move Away From Smoking: Study

MONDAY, April 1, 2019 — As electronic cigarettes took off, some worried they would lead teens back to traditional cigarettes. But new research suggests that’s not the case. Vaping has done little to slow or reverse a two-decade decline in the popularity of regular cigarettes among youth, a British study suggests. “Given the important contribution… Read More »

Don't let hearing loss take away the sounds of the season

For most people here in the U.S., the holiday season kicks off at the end of November. The days are shorter, there’s a crispness to the air and whole neighborhoods compete to shine brightly after dark. Whatever you celebrate — Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa or the New Year — this time of the year is filled… Read More »