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