Medical technology

FILE - This image provided by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals shows the birth control implant Essure. On Friday, July 20, 2018, the maker of the permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports from women and repeated safety restrictions by U.S. regulators says it will stop selling the device at the end of the year due to weak sales. (Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S., the only country where it remains available. Bayer said the safety of its Essure...
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July 12, 2018 - 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says it wants to pay doctors for analyzing photos texted by patients, one of several steps to keep up with how technology is changing health care. Doctors would also be able to bill separately for brief video consultations with patients. Medicare may count phone calls as...
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Joelle Dobrow demonstrates how she puts on her sleep apnea breathing device at her home in Los Angeles Thursday, July 12, 2018. It's been two decades since doctors fully recognized that breathing that stops and starts during sleep is tied to a host of health issues, even early death, but there still isn't a treatment that most people find easy to use. Dobrow said it took her seven years to find one she liked. "I went through 26 different mask styles," she said. "I kept a spreadsheet so I wouldn't duplicate it." (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
July 12, 2018 - 6:05 pm
Every night without fail, Paul Blumstein straps on a mask that prevents him from repeatedly waking up, gasping for air. It's been his routine since he was diagnosed with a condition called sleep apnea. While it helps, he doesn't like wearing the mask. "It's like an octopus has clung to my face,"...
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A man pushes a cart loaded with goods past a decoration baring the words "Business Prospers and Booming" outside a retail and wholesale clothing mall in Beijing, Monday, July 9, 2018. The trade war that erupted last Friday between the U.S. and China carries a major risk of escalation that could weaken investment, depress spending, unsettle financial markets and slow the global economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 09, 2018 - 8:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese exporters were scrambling Monday to cope with a plunge in U.S. sales while China's state press shrugged off the impact of Washington's tariff hikes in a spiraling technology dispute. The impact of Friday's tariff hikes on the world's second-largest economy should be limited,...
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June 12, 2018 - 2:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sexual harassment is rampant in academic science, and colleges and universities that train new scientists need a system-wide culture change so women won't be bullied out of the field, a national advisory group said Tuesday. In fact, it's time to treat sexual harassment as...
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Marco Zambelli wears his prosthetic hand during an interview with the Associated Press in Rome Thursday, May 10, 2018. An Italian government-funded research institute and prosthetic maker unveiled a new robotic hand that they say amputees to grip objects with more precision, and with a mechanical design that will significantly bring down the price of a myoeletric prosthetic hand. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 10, 2018 - 2:07 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian researchers on Thursday unveiled a new robotic hand they say allows users to grip objects more naturally and featuring a design that will lower the price significantly. The Hennes robotic hand has a simpler mechanical design compared with other such myoelectric prosthetics,...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2014, file photo, Paul Singer, founder and CEO of hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation, speaks at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner in New York. Prominent athenahealth investor Elliott Management Corp. is offering about $6.5 billion to take the medical billing software maker private after saying it has grown frustrated with the company's performance. Shares of athenahealth soared early Monday, May 7, 2018, after the shareholder outlined its proposal. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 07, 2018 - 11:41 am
Prominent athenahealth investor Elliott Management Corp. is offering about $6.5 billion to take the medical billing software maker private after saying it has grown frustrated with the company's performance. Athenahealth stock soared Monday after the shareholder outlined its unsolicited bid. The...
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April 24, 2018 - 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will require hospitals to post their standard prices online and make electronic medical records more readily available to patients, officials said Tuesday. The program is also starting a comprehensive review of how it will pay for costly new forms of immunotherapy to...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2015, file photo shows the Food and Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, U.S. health officials proposed steps to improve the government’s system for overseeing medical devices, which has been subject to years of criticism for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 17, 2018 - 4:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday proposed steps to improve the government's system for overseeing medical devices, which has been criticized for years for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments. The plan from the Food and Drug Administration includes...
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April 11, 2018 - 11:12 am
BOSTON (AP) — In the five years since the Boston Marathon bombing, medical science has made promising advances in amputations and artificial limbs, in part because of lessons learned from the victims and research dollars made available as a result of the attack. Some of the 17 people who lost limbs...
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