Can Dental Stem Cell Technology Make Root Canals Obsolete?

dentalstemStem cell technology is promising in many respects and nowhere is that more evident than in the field of dentistry where painful root canals could become a thing of the past if promising advances in treating tooth decay pan out.

According to The Wall Street Journal, scientists have made Continue reading

Report: Most Adults Not Using Technology to Monitor Health

Despite the proliferation of smartphone and tablet applications that monitor health, most U.S. adults who track their health are doing so without using modern technology, according to a report from the Pew Research Center, USA Today reports (Painter, USA Today, 1/28).

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How Some People Live to the Age of 100, 122, or Even 150 Years Old

Advancements in medicine and technology have allowed us to stretch the limits of our maximum life span, and some scientists now believe it is possible to lengthen that span to 150 years and beyond.

     How would you like to live to the age of 100 … or 122 … or even 150 years?

     There is one major thing that limits the average human lifespan to 79 years old— Continue reading

Wireless Technology: Transforming the Care Delivery Model

The healthcare industry has begun to use emerging wireless technology to help make patient care an uninterrupted and round-the-clock process. This ever-increasing advancement of technology will cause a quantum leap in patient healthcare by giving critical information access to physicians on a real-time basis. Continue reading

How Switching on a Certain Enzyme Can Help You Live Longer and Healthier Well into the Age of 100 and Beyond

Centenarians used to be a novelty: Reaching the 100-year mark was a feat not many accomplished. Nowadays, centarians are celebrated, but certainly no longer a rarity. The UN estimates that by 2013, 3,000,000 people will be enjoying their second century! The record is set at 122 years old…

Advancements in medicine and technology have allowed us to stretch the limits of our maximum Continue reading

Smartphone Technology Acceptable for Telemedicine

A new Mayo Clinic study confirms the use of smartphones medical images to evaluate stroke patients in remote locations through telemedicine. The study, the first to test the effectiveness of smartphone teleradiology applications in a real-world telestroke network, was recently Continue reading

Photographic Cholesterol Test

ctestA noninvasive approach to total cholesterol determination

Researchers in India have developed a total cholesterol test that uses a digital camera to take a snapshot of the back of the patient’s hand rather than a blood sample. The image obtained is cropped and compared with images in a database for known cholesterol levels.

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Get Ready For the Next Big Steps In Robotic Surgery

This is part of a 30-part series called “Game Changers.” This special series investigates the most remarkable advancements in science, energy and health — and how they will impact the way we live. This series is brought to you by Samsung’s Galaxy S3. Continue reading

Brown Fat Measured by Thermal Imaging

Heat-seeking cameras could be used to measure people’s “good fat” and determine which foods they ought to be avoiding, scientists claim.

Brown fat is good for our bodies because it burns calories by producing large amounts of heat, which could help us avoid storing surplus energy as white fat around our waistlines. Continue reading

Prescription Drug Use Under Watch

The goal is to identify those who may abuse prescription drugs.

Software designed by a local physician to “score” patients’ risk for prescription drug abuse will be used in a federal pilot study looking at prescription practices.

NarxCheck, developed by Dr. Jim Huizenga, an emergency department doctor at Kettering Medical Center, and Eagle Software Corp., will be used in the study, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Continue reading

How the Internet Is Helping Diabetics

One of the problems with treating diabetes is that it requires a daily effort — an often constant monitoring of symptoms. Many diabetics simply lose track of things after a while. There are too many medications and too many appointments and symptoms start to worsen. Well, now there’s help and support for those caught up in this daily struggle… Continue reading

NHS 111 and Telehealth ‘Not Just About Technology’, Says Lansley

Technology projects in the health service, including the NHS 111 non-emergency phone service and the 3millionlives major rollout of telehealth, must be accompanied by “service innovation”, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has said.

Speaking at the NHS Confederation annual conference, Continue reading

US Tele-Medicine Has Acquired the Exclusive Rights to a Technology Enabling Immediate and Remote EKG’s and PFT’s for all Telemedicine and Remote Disease Management Applications in the USA.

US Tele-Medicine of Palm desert, CA, a national full service telemedicine firm offering its proprietary Tele-Triage medical response to self-funded US corporations Continue reading

Health Secrets from your Tongue

tongueDid You Know…

… that your tongue can reveal powerful secrets about your health, including the presence of infection and other health threats?

In the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), “stick out your tongue” has nothing to do with Continue reading

Omron Launches Sleep Monitor with ResMed Technology

omronThe Omron Sleep Design HSL-101 Offers Wireless Sleep Monitoring and Connection to Wellness Link

RMD today announced the launch of the first product in Japan using technology from its recently acquired company, BiancaMed. The product, launched by BiancaMed partner Omron Healthcare, is a new wireless sleep monitoring device. The Omron Sleep Design HSL-101 is Continue reading