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Deep learning software analyses cardiovascular risk

Deep learning software analyses cardiovascular risk
Heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular (CV) diseases continue to be among the top public health issues. Assessing this risk is critical first step toward reducing the likelihood that a patient suffers a CV event in the future. To do this assessment, doctors take into account a variety of risk factors — some genetic (like age and sex), some with lifestyle components (like smoking and blood pressure).
21st February 2018

Continuous monitoring with ultraflexible on-skin sensors

Continuous monitoring with ultraflexible on-skin sensors
An ultrathin elastic display that fits on the skin can show the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram recorded by a breathable, on-skin electrode sensor. Combined with a wireless communication module, this integrated biomedical sensor system can transmit biometric data to the cloud. Thanks to advances in semiconductor technology, wearable devices can now monitor health by measuring vital signs or taking an electrocardiogram, and then transmitting the data wirelessly to a smartphone.
19th February 2018

Making personalised medicine a reality

Making personalised medicine a reality
The small intestine is the main site where we digest and absorb nutrients and minerals from food, and it is also a place where many intestinal infections occur and digestive and inflammatory disorders manifest themselves. To better understand the intestine in its normal and pathological states, researchers have created 'organoids' by isolating intestinal stem cells from human biopsy samples.
19th February 2018


Halving the number of liver biopsies needed in the NHS

Halving the number of liver biopsies needed in the NHS
A study jointly led by the University of Birmingham and University of Edinburgh has revealed that a new scanning technology could almost halve the number of liver biopsies carried out on people with fatty liver disease. The authors of the study, also carried out in collaboration with the Universities of Liverpool and Oxford, concluded that 458 out of every 1,000 liver biopsies could be avoided if people are first assessed using scanning technology.
16th February 2018

A map app to track stem cells

A map app to track stem cells
Researchers who work with stem cells have ambitious goals. Some want to cure cancer or treat heart disease. Others want to grow the tissues and organs that patients need for transplants. Some groups are even working to develop highly personalised medicines, tailored to an individual’s genetics. However, the development of measurement tools for stem cell production is challenging, making it hard to determine what makes various new stem cell-related products safe, effective or high-quality.
15th February 2018

A health and fitness platform for the 21st century

A health and fitness platform for the 21st century
Connexion Health has announced the National Basketball Association’s Sacramento Kings as the first sports team to announce its plans to utilise Connexion, an AI-powered health and fitness technology platform. Connexion is a walk-in kiosk that fuses multiple powerful sensors with AI for touchless, automated health assessments, coupled with an extensive app marketplace capable of enabling countless health and fitness apps.
15th February 2018

Vantage Galan 3T XGO edition receives FDA clearance

Vantage Galan 3T XGO edition receives FDA clearance
Physicians now have access to more neuro and cardiac MR imaging capabilities with the Vantage Galan 3T XGO Edition from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. Outfitted with the all-new Saturn X Gradient, the system can provide up to 30 percent improved signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for brain diffusion weighted imaging (DWI), resulting in even higher resolution neuro images than previously offered.
14th February 2018

Wireless connected thermometer receives FDA clearance

Wireless connected thermometer receives FDA clearance
Smart thermometer and connected health company Kinsa has launched a new wireless version of its device, called Kinsa QuickCare, after securing FDA clearance. “Partly, this is our response to the fact that the headphone jack is gone,” Kinsa CEO Inder Singh told MobiHealthNews. “The first version of our stick was corded and connected to the headphone jack, so our answer to that is a wireless, Bluetooth Low Energy product.”
13th February 2018

Improved Planmed Verity CBCT scanner

Improved Planmed Verity CBCT scanner
Image quality of the adaptable and mobile Planmed Verity has been enhanced to meet all imaging needs. The high-quality images of Planmed Verity visualise even the smallest bone structures with minimal interference. This exceptional image quality combined with new patient and volume positioning options makes it possible to acquire images of the head and neck region with greater precision than before. Planmed Verity covers ear, nose, and throat imaging as well as basic 3D dental imaging needs.
12th February 2018

Smart thermometer enables better flu forecasting

Smart thermometer enables better flu forecasting
Real-time data from smartphone thermometers can effectively track and predict influenza activity at national and regional levels. When a flu season is more severe than expected—like this year’s—the surge of patients can overwhelm clinics, emergency rooms, and hospitals. An accurate forecast of flu activity could provide advanced warning and help health care systems and public health departments be better prepared.
9th February 2018


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