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How your smartphone may be able to detect if you are depressed

July 23rd, 2015 at 5:37 pm » Comments Off

A small new study finds that depression can be predicted just from smartphone data.  

Curing blindness by healing eyes and brain together with gene therapy

July 23rd, 2015 at 5:35 pm » Comments Off

Reversing blindness, repairing damaged cells int he eye and also rearranges the brain to help process the new information with gene therapy.  

Feeling 7 years younger and $10,000 richer by living near a lot of trees?

July 23rd, 2015 at 5:19 pm » Comments Off

A new study suggests that you should probably count the number of trees on the block, the next time you are hunting for a house or apartment.  

The future of therapy: DIY brain shocking?

July 21st, 2015 at 6:27 pm » Comments Off

Strapping electrodes to your head and running a small amount of electrical current through it can actually help your brain perform better, according to a growing body of scientific evidence.  

Your.MD’s artificial intelligence may soon eliminate the family doctor

July 20th, 2015 at 4:46 pm » Comments Off

The traditional way patients interact with their doctors has changed thanks to the internet. Many patients are querying their symptoms on internet search engines. Searching knowledge databases with focus on medicine has become a common practice. But soon, the field of medicine is going to change beyond recognition. Your.MD, a new UK startup may be a real […]

ReWalk Robotics unveils faster, sleeker exoskeleton

July 20th, 2015 at 4:33 pm » Comments Off

Israel’s ReWalk Robotics unveiled the ReWalk Personal 6.0 this month as Robert Woo, a paraplegic, demonstrated the new exoskeleton by walking down the streets of New York City.

Are fish oil pills a $1.2 billion industry built on empty promises?

July 14th, 2015 at 5:00 pm » Comments Off

The Web site of the National Institutes of Health has some advice for anyone wondering about whether to take a fish oil pill to improve your health.  Yes. And no.  

Amazing connection between gut bacteria and cognitive functioning

June 30th, 2015 at 9:26 pm » Comments Off

Oregon State University researchers have discovered a new link between cognitive functioning and gut bacteria.  In recent years the science involving bacteria in the gut and its link to health and cognitive functioning has boomed.  Parkinson’s disease has even been linked to changes in gut bacteria.  Published in the journal Neuroscience, a new study shows that diets high in fat and sugar are probably […]

First 3D heart printed using multiple imaging techniques

June 30th, 2015 at 9:17 pm » Comments Off

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital congenital heart experts have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient’s heart.  

Virtual reality therapy may reduce cravings for alcohol and tobacco

June 26th, 2015 at 8:25 am » Comments Off

A new study that appears in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs suggests virtual-reality therapy may help to reduce people’s craving for tobacco and alcohol.

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