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Mobile technology: A blessing or a curse for doctors?

It is the double-edged sword of the modern era: the mobile technology available to healthcare providers today can help them to swiftly slash through …

All cancer patients should have their DNA tested to save lives, Chief Medical Officer says

Every cancer patient in Britain should undergo DNA gene sequencing to prevent the misery of misdiagnosis, needless hospital visits and ineffective chemotherapy, the Chief Medical Officer has said.<p>In her annual report, Dame Sally Davies, said it was time to end the ‘diagnostic odyssey’ which left …

Cancer

News Daily: DNA cancer tests and Hammond's pay plan

<b>Hello. Here's your morning briefing:</b><p>Could cancer patients be routinely offered DNA tests to improve their diagnosis and care? The chief executive of NHS England, Dame Sally Davies, is calling for her "genomic dream" to happen within five years.<p>Humans have about 20,000 genes - bits of DNA code or …

Great Britain

Duke to study two mobile apps in 8,000-patient quality improvement trial

The Duke Clinical Research Institute, funded by a grant from Novartis, is launching a large-scale study to explore the effectiveness of mobile apps …

AI Detects Abnormal Heart Rhythm Using the Apple Watch’s Heart Rate Sensor

Common Conceptions has wearable fitness tech pegged as step counters and sleep trackers or if you splash out the big bucks a heart rate monitor. But …

The future of medicine: Personal, ubiquitous, and mobile

We’ve discussed before how Apple’s devices can be good for your health, but we should see the potential of its mobile health solutions take a quantum …

mHealth

The secret to a healthy life? Big data

It’s an exciting time to be in medicine. Thanks to scientific advances, many more of us are living longer. We’ve seen exciting developments in areas …

Push Doctor, an app that lets you video call a doctor, raises $26.1M Series B

Push Doctor, a U.K.-based startup that lets you book a video consultation with a doctor and manage other aspects of your health digitally, has raised $26.1 million in Series B funding.<p>Leading the round are Accelerated Digital Ventures, and Draper Esprit, with participation from European VCs Oxford …

New scheme earmarks rural 'notspots' for superfast broadband

If you live in a rural area that doesn't have superfast broadband, here's your chance to make your voice heard and hopefully get faster access. A not-for-profit organisation has set up a scheme that looks to identify rural 'notspots', and hopefully spread the superfast love to areas that are …

Why Are There So Few Doctors in Rural America?

The rugged lifestyle has its appeal, just not for physicians.<p>The airport in Bethel, Alaska, population 6,080, consists of one room with a concrete floor and a single baggage carousel. Rather than suitcases and duffles, though, it spins forth cardboard boxes scribbled with names and large plastic …

Rural Health in America

Half of world's rural populations cannot access health care: UN

In the first report of its kind, the UN's International Labour Organization found that the rural-urban divide was omnipresent from the richest countries down to the poorest.<p>Fifty-six percent of those living in rural areas worldwide were not covered by basic health care against 22 percent in cities …

Russia's economic downturn is destroying health care in rural villages

But news that the authorities will be closing the village's clinic -- the only one for miles around -- has driven him and his neighbours to breaking point.<p>"If they close this clinic, it will be a catastrophe. We pay our (compulsory) insurance fees and have a right to healthcare," the 76-year-old …

Iodine bindis and iron fish: healthcare ideas for the world's poorest

Healthcare products for developing world markets need to be simple, scalable and culturally appropriate to work<p>Poor health is one of the major obstacles to development in the world’s poorest countries. Entrepreneurial solutions can help, but they need to be simple, culturally sensitive and scalable …

Entrepreneurship

Lance O'Sullivan - 2015 National Rural Health Conference

Mobile health faces a bumpy road in rural California

Steering along washed-out roads in California's southern Sierra, Earl Ferguson gets excited when he sees white plastic stakes sticking up from the ground along the way.<p>They're markers of a new high-speed Internet line running from Barstow to Reno, which Ferguson helped to get built.<p>"Look, there it …

Does the introduction of ambulances improve access to maternal health services in rural Ethiopia?

Ethiopia is one of the least urbanised countries in the world, so the provision of ambulances for each district (<i>woreda</i>) means that women who are …

Too far to walk: maternal mortality in context. - PubMed

The Prevention of Maternal Mortality Program is a collaborative effort of Columbia University's Center for Population and Family Health and …

To Save American Medicine, Look to Rural Doctors

If hit television shows like <i>Grey's Anatomy</i> are to be believed, the average American doctor is gorgeous, well-paid, brilliant, and resides in some gorgeous and spacious loft in some gorgeous and spacious city, where she or he spends most days contemplating romance and a perfect wardrobe.<p>Reality, of …

Rural Hospitals Weigh Independence Against Need For Computer Help

One of the biggest challenges American hospitals face right now is moving to electronic medical records from old-fashioned paper files.<p>The switch is costing tens of billions of dollars, eating up tons of staff time, and it's especially tough for the country's 2,000 rural and small-town …

Telepsychiatry Brings Emergency Mental Health Care To Rural Areas

North Carolina is facing a very big mental health care challenge — 28 counties across the state do not have a single psychiatrist. That's despite the fact that in recent years, emergency rooms in the state have seen more patients with mental health, developmental disability or substance abuse …

Associated Press News

Rural residents with disabilities less likely to get colon cancer screening

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with disabilities are less likely to get screened for colon and rectal cancer if they live in rural areas, according to a new study.<p>Researchers said that means rural residents with disabilities may be at higher risk of getting diagnosed with late-stage cancer than …

Telemedicine improves care for kids seen in rural ERs

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Telemedicine consults can help rural emergency room doctors provide better care to seriously ill or injured young patients, new research confirms.<p>Rural hospitals and doctors’ offices are increasingly using telemedicine - essentially, videoconferencing with another doctor …

How Mobile Apps Could Transform Rural Health Care

When it comes to rur­al health care, broad­band is a mat­ter of life or death.<p>Rur­al res­id­ents seek ser­vices from primary-care doc­tors and …

Health Care

How Small Loans Mean Big Changes For Rural Women

In most countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, poverty is concentrated in the rural areas, where approximately 125 million people live. The majority of the population is made up of self-employed farmers and small business owners who rely on their own hard work to survive.<p>Rural women in …

Missouri to allow med-school grads to work as assistant physicians

Missouri will allow medical-school graduates to work as "assistant physicians" and treat patients in underserved rural areas, though they haven't trained in residency programs, despite strong opposition from some doctors' groups.<p>At least one year of residency is usually required to practice …

Rural Routes to Improving Health Care

Dr. James Mold believes the health care profession can learn a lot from farmers.When farmers have a problem, many times they’ll look to the network …

Health Workers Baffled by Why Babies in Rural Washington Seem Four Times More Likely to Get Rare, Fatal Birth Defect

For several years, health workers have been trying to figure out why some communities in rural Washington seem to be having babies with a higher incidence rate of rare and fatal birth defects. A recent government report found that cases are still climbing and scientists are actually no closer to …