Health Care

Healthcare Organizations Urge Fossil Fuel Divestment

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February 6, 2015 - A coalition of health groups in the United Kingdom have come out with a strong recommendation on divestment in shares of fossil fuel companies.

Biomedical Advances Continue to Make Headlines

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February 4, 2015 - In looking at recent journal articles that have significant biomedical implications I have selected four to talk about today.

Prospects for 2015 Look Good

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Pundits will list hundreds of predictions this time of year, most fading quickly from mind as we cope with rushing events. At www.TechCastGlobal.com, we think the three dominant themes below will set the path for the near future. The TechCast Team is fairly confident you can count on these broad parameters to guide events over the short-term of 2-3 years.

Recovering Lost Brain Memory Appears Possible

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December 22, 2014 - Alzheimer's patients progressively lose their memories. I watched my mother-in-law and mother both succumb to the ravages of this disease as it robbed them of the recent past and then peeled away the decades until they reverted to distant memories. In my mother, a trilingual and adept, discerning individual, it even robbed her of her ability to speak coherently.

Can NSAID Drugs Extend Our Human Lifespan?

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December 20, 2014 - NSAIDs are anti-inflammatory drugs commonly used by us to deal with aches and pains. Whenever I have taken them all I get is a stomach ache.

Learn About PEEK and Maybe Help Prevent Blindness

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December 10, 2014 - The world of smartphone apps continues to be a source of disruptive innovation. PEEK stands for Portable Eye Examination Kit. It is a combination of adapter that can clipped on a smartphone and a number of apps that can deliver a professional eye examinations using portable technology that produces results equal to high-priced ophthalmoscopes and retinal cameras.

 

Longitude Prize Tackles Antibiotic Resistance

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November 28, 2014 - Antibiotics have been the principle means by which humanity fights off bacterial infections. But the over subscribing of these life saving drugs has given the bugs the ability to mount defenses.

Forecasting Threats Like Ebola

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Eleven months into the world's worst Ebola outbreak, there have been more than 9,200 suspected cases and 4,500 deaths. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 2.5 times that many have gone unreported and warns that there could be up to 10,000 new cases each week by December.

Nokia Sensing X-Prize Challenge Finalists Strut Their Stuff

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October 24, 2014 - The Nokia Sensing XChallenge has a goal to transform personal health through sensing technology. A $2.25 million purse is on the line for those organizations whether private or institutional that develop smarter digital health solutions incorporating bio-sensor technology. Sensing can be used for detection, assessment, management and treatment of disease.

The World is On a Fast Track to Learn About Ebola

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October 17, 2014 - With the outbreak in West Africa teetering out of control, and with the first cases showing up outside of Africa, medical teams are on a fast track to understand how to contain and eradicate this deadly virus.

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