Cockroach Found in a Woman's Colonoscopy

When a 52-year-old woman went to get her colon checked out, she was glad to hear that there was no signs of cancer. But it wasn't all good news! Why? Because doctors somehow found a cockroach jammed in her transverse colon. » 1/06/11 10:40pm 1/06/11 10:40pm

The First MRI of Birth: A Baby Looking At His Mom's Vagina

Berlin doctors have captured the first ever MRI images of a baby being born. It's nice to know that the miracle of birth is just as disgustingly beautiful inside, as it is outside. » 12/07/10 9:20pm 12/07/10 9:20pm

Do You Have a Painful Erection? This App Can Help

Doctor visits are expensive. What if you could do a simple self-diagnosis whilst playing the most depressing Choose Your Own Adventure game? Family Doctor is the app for you. $5 on iTunes. [iTunes] » 10/21/10 4:20pm 10/21/10 4:20pm

What Will Technology Do for The Future of Healthcare?

It can be easy to let the contentious question of who will pay for healthcare in our society distract from questions of what it will pay for. Trends consultancy PSFK shares its vision of where technology will soon take medicine. » 8/04/10 6:20pm 8/04/10 6:20pm

X-Ray Lamp Shows the World Your Awesome Internals

Every proud PC modder uses acrylic casing to show off the sweet internals of their system. So why not take a cue from those kings of design? » 1/28/09 9:00am 1/28/09 9:00am

MedEx1000 Packs All Your Intensive Care Needs Into a Suitcase

The MedEx 1000, which just won approval by the FDA is a godsend for those of us who are doctors without borders, military medics or just really paranoid hypochondriacs. Dubbed the “ICU in a Suitcase,” this 40 pound machine fits in the trunk of your car and packs an electrocardiogram, blood pressure and oxygen… » 10/23/08 10:30pm 10/23/08 10:30pm

Electric Surgery Knife Sets Patient's Throat Ablaze

I'm glad I had my tonsils out years ago, or this would make me think twice about it. A 76-year-old man admitted to the hospital in Chiba, Japan, for respiratory failure was about to have a new tube implanted in his trachea when the one already in there caught fire as the doctor cut into his throat with an… » 10/14/08 11:50am 10/14/08 11:50am

PillCam Poised to Photograph Pizza Perforations

Fact: After years of too much pizza and beer, every time I exhale, my esophagus plays Merry Had a Little Lamb. Now PillCams have seen a major upgrade that will allow scientists-who've long been wanting to study my ravaged GI tract in hopes of developing a superior race of competitive eaters-to check out my esophagus… » 6/03/08 3:40pm 6/03/08 3:40pm

AutoPulse Makes CPR Hands-Free

The AutoPulse by Zoll is an automated CPR device that can not only replace someone performing life-saving chest compressions, but that can actually implement these compressions more effectively than human hands. Essentially a battery-operated band that wraps around the chest of a patient, by squeezing a larger area… » 2/24/08 2:00pm 2/24/08 2:00pm