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My No-Soap, No-Shampoo, Bacteria-Rich Hygiene Experiment

May 26, 2014 Leave a comment

For most of my life, if I’ve thought at all about the bacteria living on my skin, it has been while trying to scrub them away. But recently I spent four weeks rubbing them in. I was Subject 26 in testing a living bacterial skin tonic, developed by AOBiome, a biotech start-up in Cambridge, Mass.

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Will 2014 be the year of telehealth?

May 26, 2014 Leave a comment

Telehealth offers a cost-efficient way to improve the lives of those suffering from ill health, and it’s not just for older people. Rob Brougham, head of connected solutions at BT Global Government and Health explains. The UK’s health services today face big challenges on a number of fronts.

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Practice Fusion’s new database eats electronic health records and spits out ‘Insight’

May 26, 2014 Leave a comment

The great promise of electronic health records is that they capture patient-care data in digital form so that it medical professionals study data and use it to improve care. An old axiom in the health care IT circles reads, “Something has to be measured before it can be improved.”

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Wearable Tech for Every Type of Guy

May 26, 2014 Leave a comment

Google co-founder Sergey Brin did it. So did RoboCop. Not to mention Geordi LaForge from “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Yes, all of these men wore computers, and looked good doing it. These days, it’s not just techies wearing smart devices either.

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A Yelp For Medicine, So Doctors Can Rate Whether Treatments Work

May 25, 2014 Leave a comment

A good doctor keeps up with the latest research and listens closely to patients. But even the best doctor can’t possibly know every single treatment–conventional, naturopathic, chiropractic, and so on–for every ailment.

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Can the Nervous System Be Hacked?

May 25, 2014 Leave a comment

One morning in May 1998, Kevin Tracey converted a room in his lab at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, N.Y., into a makeshift operating theater and then prepped his patient — a rat — for surgery.

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Scientists create antibody that blocks pain and itchiness

May 25, 2014 Leave a comment

The pharmaceuticals used to treat pain haven’t changed substantially in many years, and they all come with a range of possible side effects. In the case of strong opioids, the potential for dependence or overdose sometimes outweighs the benefits.

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Paraplegic with Exoskeleton to Kick First Ball at World Cup Thanks to 3D Printing

May 24, 2014 Leave a comment

At the World Cup in São Paulo this year, the world will come together, not just to compete in the most popular sporting event across the globe, but to give a young, Brazilian paraplegic the ability to walk.

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What Does It Take To Make Meat From Stem Cells?

May 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Made with some breadcrumbs, egg, and 20,000 lab-grown cow muscle cells, the world’s first lab-grown burger made its debut last year. It was a proof of concept, evidence that you can make meat in lab. The technology is too difficult and expensive to show up grocery stores any time soon.

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Would You Want Therapy From a Computerized Psychologist?

May 24, 2014 Leave a comment

DARPA-funded technology says it can diagnose anxiety, depression, and PTSD—no human necessary. A veteran is having a virtual therapy session. His counselor is named Ellie, and she is, among other things, a very good listener. She’s responsive to the soldier’s comments.

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