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Google's DeepMind to peek at NHS eye scans for disease analysis

<b>One million anonymised eye scans from Moorfields Eye Hospital will be used to train an artificial intelligence (AI) system from Google.</b><p>Machine learning algorithms will scour the images for signs of diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetes-related sight loss.<p>Moorfields is teaming up with …

How Niche Crowdfunding is Helping Inventors Thrive

In recent times, we have seen entrepreneurs, inventors and a new breed of business owners spring up to take the world of entrepreneurship by storm. While it might look all glamorous on the outside, there are numerous challenges faced by entrepreneurs and inventors, one of them being lack of funding …

The 2015 Innovation By Design Awards Winners: Health

The healthcare playing field just got smarter, courtesy of these innovations ranging from trauma-care facility design to clever gadgets.<p>Healthcare was once ruled by doctors and an opaque subject for patients. Now, information is making the industry more transparent for everyone involved. The …

10 Innovations In Health That Will Blow Your Mind

Amazing innovations; they’re changing health care, and they’re happening now. Check out these 10 innovations in health that are sure to blow your mind.<p>Visit Northwell Health's "Look North for Breakthroughs" campaign page to learn more about each innovation and how they are shaping the future of …

Innovative community health services help ease the pressure on GPs

Relying on family doctors to provide exclusive care to people with long-term conditions is becoming unsustainable. Around 15 million people in England live with a single long-term condition; the number of those with three or more is expected to reach 2.9 million in the next two years and most of …

Physiology

8 health innovations transforming women's lives around the world

Among the many injustices women face globally, inadequate health care is one of the most serious.<p>In the developing world, where childbirth …

Lifesaving

HealthCare Innovation: Can Big Data and Cognitive Computing Deliver it?

Most people seem to agree that healthcare is ripe for innovation, and badly needs it. Lots of people are talking up two potential sources for that innovation: Big Data and Cognitive Computing.<p>I'm strongly in favor of data, the bigger the better. But is the Big Data movement going to make a …

How a Cohort of Full-Stack Health Innovators Can Help Beat Cancer

Why a world-renowned breast cancer expert says to help cure breast cancer, you shouldn't just think like a doctor, but also like an MBA.<p><i>In her latest column, Daphne Koller discusses the forefront of breast cancer research and treatment with Dr. Anees Chagpar, Director of The Breast Center at Yale's</i> …

The Cancer Moonshot is a Mission, and All of Us #CanServe

When I announced my decision not to seek the nomination for President, I said that if I could do anything, I would have wanted to have been the …

The Future of Pediatric Medicine: Young Innovators

<i>Part 2 of a 2 part blog series. (To see part 1, please click here.)</i><p>In part 1 of this 2 part series, I highlighted a few of the challenges that pediatric healthcare systems in Canada and the United States are currently facing. Pediatrics 2040 is a conference that is hosted by the Children's Hospital …

Stretchy 'second skin' could make wrinkles a thing of the past

For those concerned about wrinkly old skin, it might be an ingenious solution: a stretchy “second skin” that can be smoothed on to make aged tissue look more youthful.<p>The wearable film developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology has shown promise in a series of small trials where it was …

Skin Care

This 19-Year-Old College Student Built an Artificial Brain That Detects Breast Cancer

<i>by Elizabeth Kiefer, TEEN VOGUE</i><p>Brittany Wenger is changing the game when it comes to cancer detection technology -- and, at 19, she's just getting started.<p><i>Brittany Wenger explaining her work to President Obama. You know, casual.</i> | Photo: Getty Images<p>Brittany Wenger is one seriously smart cookie. In …

10 more tech innovations changing medicine

Enormous technological changes in medicine and healthcare are heading our way. If they hit us unprepared (which we are now), they will wash away the medical system we know, leaving a purely technology–based service without personal interaction.<p>By preparing and planning, we have the opportunity to …

Apple Launches CareKit Platform With Support for Four Health Apps

Apple's new CareKit iOS framework goes live today, allowing app developers to create integrated software that helps patients and doctors to better track and manage medical conditions.<p>The open source platform was announced last month and aims to make it easer for developers to build health apps by …

AI doctors will become 'as ubiquitous as stethoscopes'

<i>From helping humans live longer and hacking our performance, to repairing the body and understanding the brain, WIRED Health will hear from the</i> …

Startups Are Finally Hacking Healthcare

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tim Chang is managing director at Mayfield Fund where he leads consumer investing practice with a focus on the Internet of Things, consumerized health & wellness, crowdsourcing, collaborative consumption, mobile-first service and product marketplaces, vertical communities, and</i> …

How Apple’s HealthKit Could Offer General Wellbeing As A Platform Advantage

Apple‘s HealthKit is coming in iOS 8, and reports about the current beta version of the software paint it mostly as an empty vessel waiting for developers to build hooks that connect their data to the hub, as well as leverage the data volunteered by other apps and the user to inform their own …

Your smartphone can now tell you if you have a heart condition

How's the ticker? Some dangerous heart problems can exist without any symptoms whatsoever, like "atrial fibrillation" (A-fib) a type of abnormal cardiac rhythm that affects one in four people. A visit to your physician is normally required to detect it (and is still a must), but a company called …

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm from Segway inventor gets FDA approval

Nearly eight years ago, DARPA, the US Defense Department's advanced research agency, set out to find a better solution for amputees than the metal hooks still widely used today. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its approval to one of the projects that came from that effort: a …

Apple Watch app will track glucose levels for diabetics

Already approved by the FDA, the app is slated to debut in April to help diabetics make sure their blood sugar levels don't go too high or too low.<p>Apple Watch wearers with diabetes will be able to use an app to monitor their glucose levels.<p>Designed by medical products maker DexCom, the app will …

The Naked 3D Fitness Tracker

"Have you ever tried to see what your butt looks like to other people?" asked Susan Rinkunas at <i>New York</i> magazine. Well, it's about to get a lot …

How blockchain will revolutionise far more than money – Dominic Frisby

The impact of record-keeping on the course of history cannot be overstated. For example, the act of preserving Judaism and Christianity in written …

Blockchain

Virtual reality therapy is coming. One academic’s predictions of how this will transform health care.

Technologists have called 2016 the year of virtual reality. In the spring, with the release of high-end consumer headsets, such as the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, ordinary people will finally be able to test out the technology we’ve been waiting for since the 1990s.<p>While the biggest chunk of the …

The NHS is desperately short of nurses. Could a new role hold the answer?

The NHS is desperately short of nurses: in London alone the number of vacancies stands at 10,000. The combination of increasing demand for NHS services, an ageing workforce and new guidance about staffing levels following the Mid Staffs scandal and the recommendations of the Francis report, has led …

Radiation Therapy

Smart care: how Google DeepMind is working with NHS hospitals

Google DeepMind, the tech giant’s London-based company most famous for its groundbreaking use of artificial intelligence, is developinga software in partnership with NHS hospitals to alert staff to patients at risk of deterioration and death through kidney failure.<p>The technology, which is run …

Artificial Intelligence

Google AI neural network DeepMind and NHS develop Streams app to revolutionise patient care

Google's artificially intelligent neural network of computers has teamed up with the UK's National Health Service (NHS) to power a new smartphone app …

I Believe This Historic Collaboration Between Google DeepMind and the NHS Will Save Lives and Transform Care

<i>Thanks to collaborations between Google DeepMind and clinical researchers at Imperial College London, digital technologies will be used to transform</i> …

Tech could offer the NHS 'quick wins'

<b>The relationship between the NHS and information technology has not always been smooth.</b><b>But, in this week's Scrubbing Up Dr Rob Watson says we shouldn't give up hope - and there is potential for technology to improve the way the health service works, for doctors and patients.</b><p>I couldn't believe it …

Nigeria-made rapid urine test for malaria wins Health Innovation Awards

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN), Dr. Muntaqa Umar-Sadiq (left); Co-chair, PHN and Chairman, Zenith …