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Pocket-sized, affordably-priced ultrasound connects to an iPhone

Ultrasound technology has evolved rapidly over recent decades and top-tier machines, offering impressively high-resolution images, can easily sell …

Medical Technology

Voice interfaces will revolutionize patient engagement

The healthcare industry is abuzz over consumer engagement and empowerment, spurred by a strong belief that when patients become more engaged in their own care, better outcomes and reduced costs will result.<p>Nevertheless, from the perspective of many patients, navigating the healthcare ecosystem is …

The Apple Watch could help doctors spot the leading cause of heart failure

The Apple Watch could be used to detect a heart condition that causes over 100,000 strokes every year, according to a new study.<p>Heart health app …

Antibodies prove better at reprogramming skin cells into stem cells

Stem cells are the blank slate on which all the specialized cells in our bodies are built, and finding ways to revert adult cells back to that stage …

Stem Cells

23andMe Is Digging Through Your Data for a Parkinson's Cure

In 2006, when personal genomics company 23andMe launched from its offices in California, it charged $1,000 for a home spit kit, and its top …

This digital sleep therapy could reduce depression and anxiety symptoms, says new study

Sleep is intrinsically linked to health – physical <i>and</i> mental. Which is why it may come of little surprise that a type of sleep therapy designed to …

Athelas launches a new type of blood testing device for the home

Athelas is launching a low-cost, blood diagnostics device today made for testing certain diseases like the flu, bacterial infections and cancer in the comfort of your home.<p>Tanay Tandon founded the startup in 2014 at the tender age of 17 to develop a smartphone device that could detect malaria …

Imaging

Garmin debuts three new wearables and a mobile payment solution

Garmin has three new wearable devices it’s debuting at IFA 2017, including the vivosport GPS-enabled activity tracker, the vivomove HR hybrid touchscreen smartwatch and the vivoactive 3, a smartwatch with Garmin Pay, which supports Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards to enable mobile …

IBM Watson: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

In 2011, <b>IBM</b>'s (NYSE: IBM) Watson artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer beat 74-time-straight <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion Ken Jennings in a man-vs.-machine showdown on primetime television. "Winning" $77,147 to Jennings' $24,000, Watson arguably proved itself three times as intelligent as his human …

Samsung is attacking the Apple Watch with two new fitness wearables

In a few weeks, Apple is expected to unveil the first Apple Watch with built-in LTE. Naturally, Samsung should be worried, right?<p>But rather than …

Apple Watch

The FDA and a $1.2 billion startup are analyzing how drugs are used after approval — and it could one day change how we treat cancer

The FDA is turning to unconventional sources of data to get a better picture of how drugs it's approved are being used in real life.<p>In 2016, the FDA teamed up with Flatiron Health, a $1.2 billion New York-based healthcare technology startup that collects clinical data from cancer patients — such as …

Here’s how often IBM’s Watson agrees with doctors on the best way to treat cancer

And in data presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, IBM Watson Health gave a snapshot of how it's playing out so far.<p>The studies looked at concordance rates, or how often Watson for Oncology reached the same course of treatment as the cancer doctors at different cancer …

Exclusive: Upcoming Apple Watch to include game-changing health features

There’s no doubt about it — the Apple Watch is a hit. While Apple has not disclosed sales numbers, smart money has the device, now in its second …

Miss Michigan USA Explains Why She Is Wearing Her Blood Glucose Monitor During the 2017 Miss USA Pageant

At this year’s Miss USA Pageant, it won’t just be Miss Michigan USA Krista Ferguson’s first time competing on the Miss USA stage—it will also be the first time a contestant has visibly worn a glucose monitor for type 1 diabetes during competition. Ferguson’s monitor, a patch called Dexcom, will be …

This start-up has stumbled across an incredibly popular use for the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is proving itself to be a useful tool for monitoring serious medical conditions, and not just for fitness.<p>A mobile health app made by …

CRISPR kills HIV and eats Zika 'like Pac-man'. Its next target? Cancer

There’s a biological revolution underway and its name is CRISPR.<p>Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?<p>WIRED …

Nvidia To Train 100,000 Developers In 'Deep Learning' AI To Bolster Healthcare Research

Artificial Intelligence (AI) pioneer Nvidia has announced it will train 100,000 developers in “deep learning“ to bolster health care research and improve treatment in diseases like cancer.<p>Deep learning is Nvidia’s term for machine learning, the idea of pushing computers to learn the way a human …

Machine Learning

This doctor's office charges $150 a month and doesn't take insurance — and it could be the future of medicine

Dr. Robin Berzin runs a boutique medical practice out of a WeWork coworking space in New York City. Every day, she runs into 20- and 30-somethings who are eager to share their concerns with her — like weight gain, sleep loss, and mood swings — in the communal kitchen.<p>At Parsley Health, Berzin and …

Diabetes cured in mice. Are we next?

According to the Center for Disease Control, 1.25 million people suffer from type 1 diabetes in the US alone. So far, it can only be managed with …

Diabetes

This Robot Completes a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Doc Bot<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, …

Microsoft HoloLens becomes an AR assistant for spinal surgery

Since the HoloLens was introduced, Microsoft has pitched it as both a gaming peripheral and a practical assistant in the workplace. Professionals have already started using its augmented reality tech to help out, from building engineers donning it to visualize structural blueprints or Duke surgeons …

Augmented Reality

China Is Racing Ahead of the US in the Quest to Cure Cancer With CRISPR

On Friday, a team of Chinese scientists used the cutting-edge gene-editing technique CRISPR-Cas9 on humans for the second time in history, injecting …

How Telehealth Platforms Will Reshape U.S. Healthcare Delivery

Introduction<p>Telehealth in the United States is entering a new phase of accelerating growth. Indicators of this next phase include: FDA approval of remote diagnostic tools; the rapid evolution of telehealth platforms focused on managing chronic conditions as well as achieving specific patient …

US Government Invests in Blockchain to Protect Healthcare Companies from Hackers

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently published a research paper on the applicability of Blockchain …

Blockchain

Alphabet’s Inventive Spoon Is Changing Lives

Stefanie Putnam smiles broadly as she eats a spoonful of rice in the cafeteria at Verily, the Alphabet-owned life-sciences research firm. She’s here to demonstrate the Liftware Level, a smart utensil designed to help people with movement disorders, such as spinal cord injuries and cerebral palsy, …

Palsy

Smart bandages will use 5G data to track your health

Bandages are usually very mysterious -- it's hard to know how well you're healing until you unwrap them, and that usually means a trip to the doctor. If Welsh researchers succeed, however, you'll never have to wonder what's going on underneath all that cloth. Swansea University is planning trials …

Nanotech

AI can predict heart attacks more accurately than doctors

An estimated 20 million people die each year due to cardiovascular disease. Luckily, a team of researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict your likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke as well as any doctor.<p>The American …

Apple And Google: The Next Big Pharma

The big news today is that Apple is reportedly secretly developing a dermal sensor for measuring blood glucose and the management of diabetes. It seems to be a sensor that works with the Apple Watch to continuously and painlessly monitor glucose levels. Similarly, Forbes contributor David Shaywitz …