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 →
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 →
A 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.
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 →
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 →
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.
The 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 →
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 →
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 →