health

Is Tech Really Helping Us Improve Our Health?

Is Tech Really Helping Us Improve Our Health?

We are seeing boundless leaps in what technology can do for us in every aspect of our lives now. Not just in terms of robotic cars, as well as the infinite amounts of ways that technology is improving communication, of ...

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Breakthrough In Gene Therapy Could Treat Blindness

Breakthrough In Gene Therapy Could Treat Blindness

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AGM) is one of the leading causes of vision loss. Due to a whole host of faulty genes, AGM was thought to have no viable treatment. That is until now. A report published today in The Lancet suggests ...

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CES 2014: Watch List

CES 2014: Watch List

As every tech junkie knows, the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show is right around the corner and the rumors about what will be unveiled there are reaching a fever pitch. Some of the most buzz is around companies Samsung, Sony, and, ...

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Stimulating Muscle Growth

Stimulating Muscle Growth

A leg extension machine used to work the muscles of the lower body. Source: George Stepanek. Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada have determined that muscle fatigue and not the amount of weight involved is the critical factor ...

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Jawbone Creates Up to Improve Health

Jawbone Creates Up to Improve Health

Accessory company Jawbone recently revealed their latest creation. “Up,” a hardware and software system that tracks the eating, sleeping, and movements of its wearers, gives them a picture of their overall health. The wristband is about the same size and ...

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Better Health Through Social Networking

A team of economic sociologists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently published a paper showing that dense social networks benefit users’ health. It means that people are more likely to acquire new health practices while having close contact with ...

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Philips’ New Health Monitoring System

Philips’ New Health Monitoring System

Philips Research have developed a body vest with integrated textile electrodes and control electronics to measure the patient’s ECG (Electro-cardiogram), as well as sensors that are placed in the patient’s bed to measure his heart-rate, breathing rate and body movement ...

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