New device to detect heart condition



The detection rate of a dangerous heart condition would increase if doctors were to use a new blood pressure measuring device, claims the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice). Atrial fibrillation can be detected by the WatchBP Home … Continue reading

Online marketing tips for 2013 launched



Businesses involved in online marketing should use 2013 to focus on ways of making it easier for customers to buy their products, it is believed. Toolkit 2013 is a guide to the main challenges marketers will face over the next … Continue reading

Wii Fit ‘could improve children’s health’



Children with movement difficulties could benefit from exercising on the Nintendo Wii Fit, according to UK-based researchers. It has been suggested that using balance games on the console regularly could develop the motor skills of a child with developmental coordination … Continue reading

Medical tests speed up TB results



New academic research looking into how lung infections are diagnosed has found a new way to cut the time it takes to get results. Researchers at the University of Vermont identified what they call bacterial “finger prints” by using a … Continue reading

NIHR to receive £120m Govt boost



The Government has confirmed that more than £120 million will be injected into improving healthcare standards over the next five years. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt hopes the funds will enable the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to identify and … Continue reading

Ultrasound may heal bones in NHS



NICE has released a new report recommending the use of ultrasound technology to help repair broken bones. It is believed that the EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing device could revolutionise NHS treatment of breaks which have not healed naturally after a … Continue reading

Internet sales rise 18% in December



Online retailers recorded an 18% increase in sales over the Christmas period, according to a report. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) claimed internet sales soared in December as consumers with smartphones and tablet devices benefited from click-and-collect services. Retail heavyweights … Continue reading

China to host biomedical event



A conference is being held in China to promote materials technologies, life sciences and clinical trials. The BioMed Innovation Summit 2013 will take place in Shanghai on March 14 and 15 and aims to reduce production costs and minimise the … Continue reading

Online stores expect more sales



Online retailers are expecting to see their sales rise this year despite facing more competition from internet-based rivals, a survey has shown. Royal Mail found that more than 50% of small and medium-sized online retailers experienced an increase in their … Continue reading

Digital entertainment sales hit £1 billion



The increasing popularity of downloading music, film and games has helped annual digital sales hit the £1 billion mark in the UK for the first time. According to the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), digital sales – boosted by successful internet … Continue reading