EHR Data Can Be Leveraged To Accurately Predict Sepsis, Study Finds

EHR20Electronic health records can be used to predict the development of sepsis in an individual and his or her likely outcome if infected, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Health Data Management reports.

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State Health Exchanges Plan Extensions for Consumers Thwarted by Tech Woes

exchangeSeveral state-based health insurance exchanges that have experienced technological problems are planning to extend enrollment beyond March 31. But only those who have started the enrollment process by the deadline will be eligible for extensions.

Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington all Continue reading

The Contact Lens that Could Let You See in the Dark: Researchers Reveal Graphene ‘Supervision’ Sensor

lensResearchers have unveiled plans for a smart contact lens that could give its wearer infrared ‘night vision’.

The team say that by sandwiching graphene inside the lens they can build a sensor capable of capturing every from visible light to infrared.

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Sniffing Fruit ‘Improves your Diet’: Smells Can Trick Brain into Choosing the Healthy Option when also Faced with a Treat

fruitWhen diners have to choose either a healthy dish or a calorie-laden treat, it can be an all-out battle between willpower and temptation.

But now scientists have discovered a simple trick to make the choice much easier – sniffing some fruit.

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Top ten REAL Medical Conspiracies that Actually Happened

decepThe mainstream media is focused this week on trying to convince you that “medical conspiracy theories” are whacky and untrue. Published by Reuters, USA Today and other mainstream media outlets, a false story based on distorted research is now trying to convince you that there is no such thing as a “medical conspiracy.” No, drug companies never conducted experiments on children, killing many in the process. No, the NIH never took part in criminal medical experiments on prisoners. No, the U.S. government never lied to you, or covered up natural cures, Continue reading