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Top 5 most common sleep problems (and how to find relief)

October 21st, 2014 at 9:39 am » Comments Off

Sleep issues are complex. If we had a pill that could give us a good sleep, it would probably be the strongest medication ever made. There have been several studies that have connected inadequate sleep to chronic diseases and shortened lifespan. But unfortunately, sleep is not that simple. In fact, it’s the one natural process that […]



Neuroscientists discover on/off switch in the brain for deep sleep

October 20th, 2014 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

The parafacial zone (PZ) in the brain stem produces half of all the brain’s sleep-promoting activity. For the first time ever, neuroscientists have used an innovative new method to identify a circuit in the brain that promotes deep sleep, which reinvigorates the brain from its daily activities.    



Blind man regains partial sight thanks to bionic eye

October 19th, 2014 at 8:23 am » Comments Off

Larry Hester is the 7th person in the U.S. to have a bionic eye implanted. Thanks to bionic eye technology, people diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease are seeing a new future. And Larry Hester is the seventh person in the U.S. to have a so-called bionic eye – an Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Device […]



Invisibles, not wearables, will revolutionize healthcare

October 14th, 2014 at 1:49 pm » Comments Off

Invisibles will create a world in which we don’t see technology or sensors. Digital technology is on the verge of disrupting medicine in profound ways with the introduction late last month of  Apple HealthKit and other digital health solutions coming onto the market.    



Memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease reversed with lifestyle changes

October 13th, 2014 at 1:15 pm » Comments Off

This is the first time researchers have been able to reverse the memory loss caused by the disease. The first time ever, huge lifestyle interventions seems to have reversed memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease in some patients.. The findings stemmed from the joint efforts of a team from UCLA’s Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease […]



The Cuff – a revolutionary pain relief device

October 11th, 2014 at 8:52 am » Comments Off

The Cuff The Cuff stretches the connective tissues in a balanced way that removes painful conditions in the body. Everything from back pain to shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, necks, knees and feet. The Cuff is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The Inventor Showcase will take place November 14-15, 2014 at the […]



New treatments show promise in prolonging human life

October 9th, 2014 at 3:17 pm » Comments Off

Drugs to slow aging already exist in the form of relatively cheap medicines that have been used for other purposes for years. There is evidence that some widely used drugs can prolong lifespan for well people – and insiders have started taking them off-label. Millions of people are taking anti-aging drugs every day – they […]



Novel treatment may reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients

October 9th, 2014 at 2:59 pm » Comments Off

Nine out of ten patients with memory problems showed improvements with this novel multi-systems approach. A small exploratory study has found that memory loss in patients with Alzheimer’s disease may be reversed — and the improvement sustained — using a novel treatment approach.  



The evolution of IBM’s Watson supercomputer and where it’s taking healthcare

October 8th, 2014 at 10:36 am » Comments Off

IBM’s Watson is a cognitive computing system originally designed to vanquish human competitors on Jeopardy in 2011. Watson has been winding its way into more and more healthcare and health-related use cases. But like most novel technologies, a number of people still don’t understand exactly what Watson is or does — or what IBM’s roadmap for the technology is. […]



The global impact of AI-driven mental health care

October 4th, 2014 at 8:35 am » Comments Off

Ellie is the world’s first AI-psychologist. Developed by DARPA and researchers at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies. Ellie is a diagnostic tool capable of reading 60 non-verbal cues a second—everything from eye-gaze to face tilt to voice tone—in the hopes of identifying the early warning signs of depressions and (part of the long term goal) […]



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