FDA Challenge to Fight Opioid Addiction

FDA Challenge to Fight Opioid Addiction

Part of a worldwide epidemic, more than 72,000 people in the U.S. died from drug overdoses in 2017. Opioid pain killers — both prescribed and illicit — pay a major role in this statistic. The FDA is actively involved in addressing this crisis. One part of...
AI-Assisted LVO Stroke Triage

AI-Assisted LVO Stroke Triage

Strokes are the number one cause of death for Americans, according to the CDC. Responsible for 5% of the deaths each year, strokes kill more than 130,000 people annually in the U.S. Strokes aren’t all the same, however, and some types are more deadly than...
Employee Exercise: Carrot or Stick?

Employee Exercise: Carrot or Stick?

One of the themes that we repeat here at Health Tech Insider is our market analysis that the wearables market is shifting. Instead of selling single units to individual consumers, companies will sell tens or hundreds (or thousands) of units at a time to large...
Faster MRIs Using AI

Faster MRIs Using AI

Even if you’re not claustrophobic, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans can be discomforting. It’s important that you lie very still and breathe normally for anywhere from 10 to 80 minutes while loud noises explode, sounding like you imagine a space...
Wearables Staying Out of the Drawers

Wearables Staying Out of the Drawers

Conventional wisdom says that people quickly tire of their fitness bands, and shove them into the back of a drawer somewhere. New research from Valencell paints a very different picture. An online survey provides an update for the study that the company conducted two...