A new electronic device designed to simplify the growth hormone injection process has just been approved by the FDA. Patients who suffer from growth hormone deficiency give themselves the daily injections, but jabbing yourself with an old-fashioned needle every night isn't all that fun. Nor is measuring out the right dose.
The easypod growth hormone delivery device sets the dose, allows doctors to track whether their patients are keeping to the prescribed schedule, and makes the actual injection a bit easier to deal with.
Now, as for whether doctors should really be prescribing growth hormone to kids in the first place, that's another issue. Read former PopSci editor Jenny's Everett's story on the subject here.—Gregory Mone