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Doctor Saves Life of Asthmatic 2-Year Old on Transatlantic Flight
Dr. Kurshid Guru saved the child's life by creating a makeshift pediatric nebulizer from material on board the flight.
Doctor Channels MacGyver to Help Asthmatic Toddler Aboard Transatlantic Flight
A New York doctor became a hero in the skies recently when he turned into a medical MacGyver by creating a device that helped an asthmatic toddler struggling to breathe during a transatlantic flight. Dr. Khurshid Guru, director of Robotic Surgery at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, told ABC News
7 Insanely Important Processes That Are Now Automated
Machines can do a lot of things that humans used to do. You can put your debit card into an ATM and watch it spit out money. You don't have to talk to a cashier at the grocery store anymore if you use the self-checkout line. And you can drive through tollbooths without stopping, because a machine
Booming Robo-Surgeries Attract FDA Scrutiny
Robotic Surgery Was Hailed as a Big Breakthrough When Introduced 12 Years Ago
Robot Doctors in the Operating Room
Hospitals are using robotics to improve on human performance, but complications are on the rise.
200 Years of Surgery: Cutting to Cure Has Come a Long Way
The three-and-a-half-inch tumor in Cynthia Miller's throat threatened to choke her, leaving her no choice but to have it removed. "I had no idea I was even sick," said Miller, 55, who lives in Maitland, Fla. "I woke up in the middle of the night coughing. … The next thing I knew they were booking
At-home Robots Monitor Kids After Surgery
It sounds like a plot straight out of the futuristic sitcom “The Jetsons” - robots that tend to and monitor patients recovering from surgery. But such a scenario is no longer science fiction. Doctors at Children’s Hospital Boston have sent robots home with children after...
Open Heart Surgery of the Future
Reported by ABC news’ Gitika Ahuja, from TEDMED2011, a conference on ideas and innovation. More than half a million people in the U.S. undergo heart surgery every year. It has become a common and mostly successful surgery, but whenever I hear how it’s actually done, it...
Significant Rise in HPV-Related Throat Cancer in Men
Philip and Joanne Keane, of Newtown, Conn., never thought twice about having their daughters immunized against strains of the human papillomavirus that could cause cervical cancer. "I thought it [HPV] was a women-only disease , a virus only they should worry about," said Philip Keane. But when
Weight Loss Surgery: Bar for Lap Band Lowered, but Is Gastric Bypass Better?
On the heels of a Feb. 16 decision by the Food and Drug Administration to make millions more people eligible for laparoscopic gastric banding (lap band) weight loss surgery, a new study suggests the more invasive gastric bypass may be better. Researchers from the University of California, San