A stretchy stick-on patch can take blood pressure readings from deep inside your body

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The flexible stamp can collect data that usually requires bulky, invasive equipment.

The last time you had your blood pressure checked, it was probably at a doctor’s office with a bulky cuff wrapped around your arm. One day soon, perhaps, you will just need a simple stick-on patch on your neck, no bigger than a postage stamp.

That’s the goal of Sheng Xu and his team at the University of California, San Diego, who are working on a patch that can continuously measure someone’s central blood pressure—the pressure of blood coursing beyond your aorta, the artery in your heart that delivers blood to all the different parts of the body. It could make it a lot easier to monitor heart conditions and keep an eye on other vital organs like the liver, lungs, and brain.

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MakH20Pak – Next Generation Patient Hydration System

MakH20Pak

Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase 2010

Have you had a family member or friend in the hospital, a nursing home or under hospice care?  Has access to water or other fluids been an issue?  That person might have even been YOU!  The MakH2OPak(TM) is a single user, disposable patient hydration system that gives patients 24 hour control of access to fluids and relieves the caregiver of this task and the ability to focus on other medical needs.

 

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Is There Really A Cure For A Hangover?

Is There Really A Cure For A Hangover? 

The French call it “la gueule de bois,” or wooden mouth. For Germans, it’s “Kater,” or a tomcat. Japanese know it as “futsukayoi,” or “two-days drunk.” But whatever the language and wherever it takes place, a hangover is the same: headache, nausea, shaking, blurred vision, biliousness, dry mouth… the list of evils is long.

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