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Smartwatch can help detect signs of cardiac arrest for at-risk patients

Fitness trackers typically monitor users’ sleep, activity and exercise patterns. But the iBeat, a new wearable technology, does those things while trying to reduce deaths due to the leading fatality worldwide, heart disease.<p>The iBeat smartwatch uses microsensors to measure users’ heart rate for …

Quick Tip: A Cleaner Way to Sharpen Your Photos in Photoshop

When you sharpen a photograph, what you’re doing is adding contrast to the edges in an image, but unfortunately, that often leads to black and white …

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This Swedish startup brings insurance to 24 million people in the developing world through their mobiles

BIMA offers what's called "microinsurance" — people can get accident or life insurance for as little as 60¢ a month on rolling monthly cover. The product offers people payouts of up to $1,000 for their family if they die, for example, and takes just 3 minutes to sign up for.<p>BIMA collects payments …

Elderly care crisis looms as ministers accused of living 'in fantasy world'

A care crisis is looming across the country, with rising numbers of nursing homes closing amid shortages of staff and funding, a damning report is set to warn.<p>It comes as hospital leaders accused ministers of living in a “fantasy world” and failing to face up to the scale of the challenges facing …

500,000 elderly people go missing in China every year

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> More than 1,300 elderly people go missing in China every day -- 500,000 per year, a new report claims.<p>Senior citizens aged 65 or over account for up to 80% of missing elderly person cases, according to the Zhongmin Social Assistance Institute under the Ministry of Civil …

Yahoo sued for gross negligence over huge hacking

Internet giant Yahoo was sued on Friday by a user who accused it of gross negligence over a massive 2014 hacking in which information was stolen from at least 500 million accounts.<p>The lawsuit was filed in the federal court in San Jose, California, one day after Yahoo disclosed the hacking, …

iSwear: Wearable device for caregivers of chronically ill patients

Wearable Fitness Devices Attract More Than The Young And Healthy

That Fitbit isn’t just for the young, active and healthy anymore.<p>Aging baby boomers and seniors are emerging as an equally prosperous market for fitness wearables manufacturers and the wellness industry as older Americans take to health technology and devices as rapidly as young people, according …

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11 Signs Your Parent May Be Ready for Assisted Living

<i>(This article appeared previously on Caring.com.)</i><p>The decision to help an aging adult move out of a current home is a complex one — both emotionally …

‘I had to step up’: Michael Gove on how he changed his mind about Boris

The Tory leadership candidate sets out his blueprint for post-Brexit Britain<p>On the way to interview Michael Gove, we meet a government minister, an Old Etonian, who suggests we ask him, ‘How can anyone trust you ever again?’ Just a fortnight ago, proposing such a question would have been …

Michael Gove

Identity fraud up by 57% as thieves 'hunt' on social media

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1169000/1169620_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534473139_ecc803570c6334f0a58d7f754e68b16e<p><b>The number of victims of identity theft rose by 57% last year, figures from fraud prevention service Cifas suggest.</b><p>The data, taken from 261 companies in …

Americans' Estimates Of Long-Term Care Costs Are Wildly Off

Here’s a stunner: The average American underestimates the cost of in-home long-term care by almost 50%. That’s just one of the surprising, if frightening, findings in the Genworth 2016 Cost of Care Study released today.<p>What’s more, Genworth found, four out of five adults underestimate the costs of …

Long-Term Care

Study: Long-term care costs continue to rise

Long-term care grew more expensive again this year, with the cost of the priciest option, a private nursing home room, edging closer to $100,000 annually, according to a survey from Genworth Financial.<p>Americans also are paying more for other care options like home health aides and assisted living …

First-of-Its-Kind Wearable Sweat Sensor Monitors Your Perspiration

There's valuable information in your sweat.<p>There's no shortage of wearable gadgets designed to help you monitor your fitness, but scientists say …

Pew research: Americans view elderly care costs as family responsibility

With the number of Americans age 65 and older projected to nearly double by 2050, Pew Research Center offers a comprehensive new look at our attitudes about caring for the aging population.<p>The report compares American beliefs to those in Italy and Germany — where one-fifth of the populations are …

Changes to elderly care at Epsom Hospital since death of woman

Epsom Hospital has put in place several improvements on its elderly wards following the death of an Ashtead woman in its care.<p>Gladys Wafforn, of …

Aging China calls for balanced elderly care

News Analysis: Aging China calls for balanced elderly care<p>BEIJING, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- China's population is aging at a historical high, setting the …

Technology's biggest untapped market is elderly care

For the first time in history, 14pc of the world is over 65. How can technology assist them cheaply and efficiently?<p>In the opening episode of Channel 4’s hit sci-fi TV show “Humans” we meet George Millican, an ageing academic, who has recently had a stroke and has no family. Millican lives with his …

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<b>By 2020, 243m people in China will be aged 60 years or above, requiring specialist healthcare services</b><p>China faces an unprecedented challenge: as of …

Old Age

Hillary Clinton Wants to Give Elderly Caregivers a Tax Break

Hillary Clinton rolled out another tax break proposal on Sunday, this time for elderly care givers.<p>At a campaign stop in Iowa, the Democratic …

How Remote Home Monitoring Improves Engagement, Elderly Care

November 04, 2015 - Remote home monitoring continues to boost patient engagement with their overall health and adherence to provider recommendations …

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