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Doctor-patient video consultations will triple from 5.7 million in 2014 to over 16 million in 2015

August 27th, 2014 at 10:52 am » Comments Off

Doctor-patient video consultations will exceed 130M in 2018. Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates said, “the number of doctor-patient video consultations will nearly triple from this year to the next, from 5.7 million in 2014 to over 16 million in 2015, and will exceed 130 million in 2018. The connected health […]



Top 26 robotic innovations in healthcare

August 26th, 2014 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Brain-operated bionic hand. We are living in a time where the concept of robotic healthcare isn’t as foreign as it might seem.  In regard to healthcare, the surge of innovation is supported by a strong attention to the world of technology and robotics. The evolution of the healthcare market is astonishing. We are becoming more […]



Researchers develop laser device that may end pin pricks for diabetics

August 23rd, 2014 at 8:57 am » Comments Off

New laser device allows researchers to read blood sugar levels without a blood sample. Researchers at Princeton University have developed a way to use a laser to measure people’s blood sugar, and, with more work to shrink the laser system to a portable size, the technique could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking […]



Inventor of Google Glass envisions big things for the wearable in medicine

August 22nd, 2014 at 12:46 pm » Comments Off

Google Glass medical applications have already gotten more interesting. Google Glass wasn’t necessarily designed for medicine, but that use continues to be a hot topic of conversation among medical technologists and the investors who love them.    



Scientists develop new blood test that could detect any type of cancer

August 18th, 2014 at 10:51 am » Comments Off

The simple test can diagnose cancer and pre-cancerous conditions from the blood of patients. British scientists have developed a revolutionary new blood test that could detect any type of cancer. It is hoped the breakthrough will enable doctors to rule out cancer in patients presenting with certain symptoms – saving time and preventing costly and […]



Can the body be maintained indefinitely?

August 13th, 2014 at 9:12 am » Comments Off

The body is a machine. Dr. Aubrey de Grey is cofounder and Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation and to him the body is a machine. Just as a restored classic car can celebrate its hundredth birthday in peak condition, in the future, we’ll maintain our bodies’ cellular components to stave off the diseases of old age and live […]



Scientists are close to hacking the brain which will make us smarter and more productive

August 9th, 2014 at 10:17 am » Comments Off

We are heading down a path that will allow us to supercharge the brain. You might be able to enter a flow state that allows you to learn a new skill twice as fast, solve problems that have mystified you for hours, or even win a sharpshooting competition with just a jolt of electricity.   […]



Mindfulness can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse

August 7th, 2014 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

If addictive behaviors rewire the brain, the challenge is to erase these patterns of behavior. Addictive substances are known to rewire the brain, but addictive behaviors do as well, according to a new article published in the journal Neuroscience and Behavioral Reviews. It’s not just what is consumed, but what is experienced that can make the brain crave […]



Chemotherapy will be obsolete in 20 years as scientists launch DNA project

August 6th, 2014 at 11:52 am » Comments Off

Scientists launch a new landmark project to map the genetic causes of disease. Within 20 years, chemotherapy will be obsolete. Scientists have predicted the end of chemotherapy after launching a landmark project to map 100,000 genomes to find the genes responsible for cancer and rare diseases.    



New York Times has called federal government to repeal marijuana ban

July 30th, 2014 at 5:06 pm » Comments Off

The Times said marijuana should only be available to people over 21 years old. The New York Times has called for the federal government to repeal its ban on marijuana. They likened the federal law outlawing the drug to the failed prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s and ’30s. (Video)    



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