Stem 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. Continue reading
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
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…
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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
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
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
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 of Palm desert, CA, a national full service telemedicine firm offering its proprietary Tele-Triage medical response to self-funded US corporations Continue reading
… 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
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
Telemedicine, once a specialty niche, is quickly becoming a new standard of care for hospitals and healthcare providers across America. Driven by patient demand and an imperative to improve healthcare quality and accessibility, telemedicine is now a near-requirement for modern medical institutions. Organizations not adopting these technologies expose themselves to declining clinical outcomes, loss of market-share and potential litigation. Continue reading
The United States spends more on health care Continue reading
Mass vaccination is apparently not the only depopulation strategy being employed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as new research funded by the organization has developed a way to deliberately destroy sperm using ultrasound technology. BBC News reports that the Gates Foundation awarded a grant to researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) to develop this new method of contraception.
For their study, the UNC team tested ultrasound on lab rats and found that two 15-minute doses “significantly reduced” both sperm counts and sperm integrity. When administered two days apart through warm salt water, ultrasound caused the rats’ sperm counts to drop below ten million sperm per milliliter, which is five million less than the “sub-fertile” range, and stay that way for up to six months. Continue reading
Cameras ingested in the form of a pill make it possible to examine areas of the stomach and intestines that cannot be reached using traditional equipment. Norwegian researchers are busy developing the next-generation camera pill.
Camera pills are used to take photos inside the stomach and intestine in order to detect abnormalities such as bleeding or cancer. They are highly effective in examining the small intestine, where the traditional methods of endoscopy or gastroscopy fall short.
Norwegian researchers from many areas of expertise have joined forces in an interdisciplinary project to develop a new, advanced type of camera pill. Preliminary test results are encouraging.
In order to develop a camera pill with the desired properties, new technology is needed. The pill must be able to transmit information by radio waves through the patient. To keep pill size to a minimum, Continue reading