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9 Wearables Totally Changing the Medical Industry

When someone says “wearables” you naturally think about fitness and health wearables or smartwatches. These wearables can relay notifications to you or track your calories burned — which is cool and all — but the medical industry has been making their own amazing advancements in wearable …

VetiGel: A Plant-Based Polymer That Stops Bleeding in Seconds

I once got stabbed in the head with a wooden knife. It was an accident that occurred during a martial arts training exercise. I'd heard that head …

Key Brain Connection Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD

Scientists analyzing data from a map of connections inside the human brain have gained new insights into the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.<p>Past images of brain structures showed that the brains of people with ADHD mature later than those of people without the condition. …

Google Wants to Create a 'Baseline' for Human Health

Google’s X division wants to know what’s up with human health.<p>The company’s research arm is planning an initial study of 175 people to collect …

Everyday Design: fuseproject & Assaf Wand Launch Sabi - Exclusive Q&A with Yves Behar

Yves Béhar and entrepreneur Assaf Wand are pleased to announce a new venture called Sabi, a forthcoming line of "lifestyle and wellness products …

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Doctor On Demand App Gives $40 Medical Consultations From the Comfort of Your Smartphone

Today, it’s becoming expected that a smartphone should be able to do anything and everything useful, well beyond the gimmick of a few years ago, …

Mayo wins FDA approval to test stem cell technique for heart patients

The FDA has OK'd a multistate clinical trial of 240 patients.<p>A decadelong Mayo Clinic research project on using stem cells to repair damaged heart …

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

Medical professionals can’t possibly keep up with every new treatment for every disease. Now they can easily gain access to the collective wisdom of their profession.<p>A good doctor keeps up with the latest research and listens closely to patients. But even the best doctor can’t possibly know every …

“Instagram For Doctors” App Figure 1 Updates With New Features

Figure 1, the photo and information sharing service for the medical profession, is taking the next step in its evolution to become an image-based social network for physicians.<p>Yesterday the company quietly launched a new version of its photo and information sharing service, which gives users the …

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