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The unfashionable choice? Gareth Southgate is the most stylish England manager in weeks

Played one, won one.<p>After just 10 days in temporary charge of the England football team, Gareth Southgate has already matched the astonishing 100pc record of his predecessor, the third-party ownership consultant Sam ‘Big Sam’ Allardyce.<p>In truth, of course, winning 2-0 against Malta at Wembley is …

Apple wants to help scientists study your DNA

Apple is getting into the genetics business. A new report from <i>Technology Review</i> says that the company is collaborating with researchers for two different ResearchKit apps that will collect and study genetic data. In keeping with previous ResearchKit studies, Apple won't collect any of the samples …

Human Head Transplant Proposed—How Did We Get Here?

Yes, in case you haven’t heard, a doctor in Italy has announced plans to transplant a guy’s head onto a new body two years from now. Sound nuts?<p>Many of the headlines say so. “No, Human Head Transplants Will Not Be Possible by 2017,” said <i>Popular Science</i>. The <i>International Business Times</i> pronounced …

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29 million US health records exposed by data breaches between 2010 and 2013

Most of the information was stored electronically<p>Approximately 29 million health records were affected by data breaches between 2010 and 2013 in the US — 67 percent of which were stored electronically, according to a study published in the <i>Journal of the American Medical Association</i> today. These …

Health Care

23andMe plans to move beyond genetic testing to making drugs

Ambitious goals, but no diseases or drug targets in sight<p>Genetic testing company 23andMe wants to use the vast amounts of genetic data it has gathered over the last few years to start making drugs, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. Instead of focusing on screening people for various diseases, the company …

Google teams up with health firm to develop AI surgical robots

Google has struck a deal with the healthcare company Johnson & Johnson to develop surgical robots that use artificial intelligence.<p>Google’s life sciences division will work with Johnson & Johnson’s medical device company, Ethicon, to create a robotics-assisted surgical platform to help doctors in …

Medical Technology

MDMA has been approved for use in a clinical trial for terminally ill patients

This is only one of several studies using MDMA<p>The Drug Enforcement Administration has approved the use of MDMA in a clinical trial to treat anxiety associated with terminal illness. A clinical trial run by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) will give 18 participants …

ResearchKit did in 24 hours what would normally take 50 medical centers a year – Stanford University

Stanford University said that 11,000 iPhone owners signed up for a heart health study using Apple’s newly-announced ResearchKit in the first 24 hours–completely unprecedented numbers.<p>“To get 10,000 people enrolled in a medical study normally, it would take a year and 50 medical centers around the …

What could kill Obamacare

Republicans have tried to kill Obamacare more than 50 times. But the Supreme Court couldactually do it with a single ruling.<p>Justices will hear arguments Wednesday on whether most Obamacare enrollees can keep their subsidies.<p>A ruling against the Obama administration could send Obamacare into a death …

Health Care

Astrology should never have any role to play in healthcare | Pete Etchells

Tory MP David Tredinnick seems to believe that astrology could inform and improve UK healthcare. This view is misguided and potentially dangerous<p>If you’re a rational, sensible human being who doesn’t know who David Tredinnick is, then you’re about to get very upset. Tredinnick is the Conservative …

Astrology

Obama: Everybody's Got to Learn How to Code

Colors, letters and coding? President Obama has new homework for America’s students.<p>Schools need to do a better job helping U.S. students excel in technical fields if the country wants to continue to lead the world in technological innovation, President Obama said Friday during an interview with</b> …

Silicon Valley

Scanadu: The medical Tricorder from Star Trek is here

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2013, an Illinois man convinced several investors to fund a revolutionary medical device, to the tune of over $25 million.<p>He called it the "McCoy Home Health Tablet", and promised it would instantly deliver patient data to doctors.<p>In other words, he was pitching the legendary Tricorder …

Medical Technology

Kaybus Brings Knowledge Automation To The Enterprise

As organizations are awash in an ever-increasing sea of information and data, one of the big problem spaces to be tackled in the surfacing of relevant data for particular individuals. While the first phase of enterprise file sharing was around the enabling of different employees to share and …

Google Play has more apps than Apple now, but it’s still behind in one key area

App-analytics firm App Annie released its 2014 Retrospective report, which confirms that Google Play passed Apple's App Store in the number of available apps to download in 2014.<p>Based on App Annie data, charted for us by BI Intelligence, Google Play has over 1.4 million available apps, compared to …

A deeper look at Outlook for iOS and Android - Microsoft 365 Blog

Today, we announced the release of Outlook for iOS and a preview of Outlook for Android. If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android …

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Google X partners with drug maker to research multiple sclerosis

Google's ambitious research lab, Google X, is teaming up with the pharmaceutical company Biogen Idec to study the progression of multiple sclerosis and why it differs between patients. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, the partnership is expected to last multiple years and will have Google analyzing data from …

These Are the States Where People Live Longest

<i>This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247WallSt.com.</i><p>The United States has a health …

Demographics

Wear A Heart (Monitor) On Your Sleeve

Its LEDs will flash a symbol of affection with your every heartbeat<p>This Valentine’s Day, scrap the overrated roses and chocolate for a more personal token of love. By combining a cardiac monitor with LEDs, you can flash a symbol of affection with each heartbeat.<p>To contract the heart muscle and pump …

Mozambique links contaminated beer deaths to crocodile bile

At least 69 people killed and 196 others admitted to hospital after drinking traditional beer pombe at funeral<p>Health authorities in Mozambique believe the contaminated beer that killed 69 people at a funeral over the weekend was poisoned with crocodile bile.<p>The government has declared three days of …

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Flexible spinal cord implants will let paralyzed people walk

Doctors dream of helping the paralzyed walk through implants that stimulate their spinal cords, but current technology makes that impossible; these stiff, unnatural gadgets usually end up damaging or inflaming nervous tissue over time. Swiss researchers may have just solved this problem once and …

23andMe to offer users' medical data to Pfizer for research

Following hard on the heels of its $60 million deal with Genentech, personal genetics startup 23andMe has announced an agreement to share its user data and research platform with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. Although 23andMe is still languishing under FDA restrictions (the company is only permitted …

Yummly Teams Up With Instacart To Deliver Recipe Ingredients In An Hour

If you are anything like me you’d rather order the food than make it in your kitchen. But every so often in the cold of winter I get the itch to play Martha Stewart. The problem is I’m missing key ingredients in almost every recipe I want to try. Pinterest-like recipe platform Yummly is hoping to …

Alleged ‘Lizard Squad’ Member Reveals His Face In A TV Interview

The interview with the alleged Lizard Squad member, a Finland-based man using the alias "Ryan," was conducted via Skype. It can be viewed at the bottom of the page.<p>Here's what "Ryan" said, regarding Lizard Squad's takedown of the game networks over the holidays:<p><b>How it happened:</b> "This attack was …

Diagnose An Ear Infection With A Smartphone Accessory

Now ear this<p>Is there anything that's worse than having a child who <i>might</i> be suffering from an ear infection? (Other, of course, than being said child.) A new device hopes to make those cases easier to diagnose by taking advantage of the powers of your smartphone.<p>Like the Peek Portable Eye Exam Kit, …

15 Charts, Graphs, And Maps That Will Shape The Future Of Information

The latest, greatest data visualizations<p>We are awash with data, and it keeps piling up: Some analysts estimate the amount of digital information in the world now doubles every two years. The growing tidal wave will require automation—a shift some have called the Industrial Revolution of data—to …

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Ambulance drone can help heart attack victims in under 2 minutes

Drones get a bad rap from the FAA but there’s growing evidence that more unmanned aircraft in the sky would do more good than harm. We’ve already …

Google Genomics is a cloud service just for DNA data

Google is approaching hospitals and universities with a new pitch: Have genomes? Store them with us.<p>The search giant's first product for the DNA age …

Track your blood alcohol content with the BACtrack Vio Smartphone Breathalyzer [Deals]

Huzzah! It’s Friday. The end of the work week is finally here! To celebrate, you might choose to go out with some friends and have a drink or two. It’s all good. You deserve it. But, are you sure it’d be safe to drive yourself home afterward?<p>Now you can take the guesswork out of deciding whether …

Hospitals' dirty little secret: Caregivers sharing clinical data via personal phones

SAN FRANCISCO — Hospital caregivers typically bring their own mobile devices to work and use them to share clinical and care coordination information other members of their multidisciplinary care team. It’s a practice that screams “HIPAA violation.”<p>Much of this information is transmitted via text …