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The challenges of wearables for healthcare
There is not only growing usage of wearables more generally but also a greater implementation of these within healthcare
Electronic tool has potential to improve asthma care, study finds
A new electronic decision support tool for managing asthma has the potential to improve the quality of asthma care in primary care settings, as the result of a new study led by...
Researchers develop new non-invasive imaging technique to assess cardiovascular risk
Researchers in Switzerland have developed a non-invasive technique for imaging the carotid artery, which could provide an earlier ad more reliable measurement of cardiovascular...
'Simulator to show how cataract surgery can improve vision'
Scientists from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have developed a wearable visual simulator, which allows patients to experience how their vision will improve after...
'Significant improvement in breast cancer survival rates over past three decades'
Recent estimates from the US indicate that since 1989, hundreds of thousands of women's lives have been saved by mammography and improvements in breast cancer treatment
Exercise is your best defence against the dangers of hidden fat
Visceral fat is known to be a risk factor for a number of diseases but until now it has not been clear how to most effectively reduce it and how to measure the changes.
Obesity-related cancers rising in young adults in the US
New study finds that cancer rates are increasing, and are related to obesity in younger adults in the US.
Australia’s My Health Record gets support from Ethnic Communities
Australia’s My Health Record has come under a large amount of criticism during a launch period that has been marred by a row over privacy
Precision cancer treatment in dogs
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of Missouri have developed a patient specific, precision medicine treatment for bone cancer in dogs.
NHS App begins public rollout across England following successful testing
NHS England has announced that the NHS app, which will allow patients to book and manage their GP appointments alongside a range of other services, has begun its public rollout...
New low-cost test for oesophageal cancer
A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have created a test known as the EsophaCap, which could provide a simple and inexpensive screening method...
Blood test detects Alzheimer's damage before symptoms
A simple blood test reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on the path to developing Alzheimer's disease - even before they show signs of confusion and memory loss
Royal College's Hope Foundation Announces Grants Awards
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow's HOPE Foundation has just announced its first round of funding, awarding seven grants to a variety of organisations.
NIH’s stem cell-based AMD therapy ready for first human trial
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are adult cells that are reprogrammed back to an embryonic state
Innovations transforming the lives of the disability community
Changes to the disability benefits system have caused huge hardship to some of the country’s most vulnerable people and cost the government more than £4bn more in extra welfare...
AI tool scans tumour shape to detect aggressive ovarian cancer
A team at The Institute of Cancer Research in the UK have created an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that looks for clusters of cells within tumours with misshapen nuclei, the...
NHS at ‘fever pitch’
The latest NHS performance statistics show that A&E attendances were 3.6% higher in the last 12 months, compared with the previous 12 months.
A missed diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection can cost a hospital tens of thousands of dollars, Dr Glen Hansen, associate professor at the University of Minnesota, tells...
Image problem – the CERN EndoTOFPET-US project
Because pancreatic cancer is nearly always detected at a late stage, there is a pressing need for better diagnostic techniques. The EndoTOFPET-US project based at CERN has developed...