Category: Health

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Will data analytics transform our healthcare system?

Big data analytics are entirely transforming business paradigms. Automated databases are enabling businesses to perform mundane tasks more efficiently. And, the commercial sector isn’t the only area to benefit from data analytics. Its impact is widespread and is being seen across many different sectors, including healthcare. Access to healthcare facilities is a basic, human need….

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Meet Emma, the wearable that helps people with Parkinson’s

Microsoft has unveiled a prototype watch that helps those suffering from Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disorder that affects over 10 million people worldwide. The wearable, codenamed Project Emma, is designed to reduce the uncontrollable shaking, one of the early Parkinson’s symptoms. Small vibration motors inside the wearable stop the brain from creating as many tremors….

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Check out Michael Kors’ fitness and fashion wearable mashup

Fitness and Activity trackers are on the rise, and now that the functionality has been figured out, many companies are looking to incorporate better designs that are more attractive and less sporty looking. With new competitors entering the market, smartwatches are beginning to be offered as fashionable accessories, rather than just basic health gadgets.  …

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Cotton Swabs Send Thousands of Kids to the ER Every Year

New research from Nationwide Children’s Hospital shows that around 12,500 kids are treated in US hospital emergency departments each year for injuries caused by cotton tip applicators. That’s about 34 each day. In most cases, the swabs were used for cleaning, but as this study shows, it’s simply not worth the risks .… Read more……

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Doctors Have Built a Magnetic Robot to Gently Explore Your Colon

As you get older, colonoscopies become an important part of maintaining your health, allowing doctors to spot potentially fatal diseases like colon cancer before they progress too far. So medical researchers are hoping to make the procedure safer, and slightly less invasive, using a tiny capsule that’s remotely… Read more… Read full post on Gizmodo.com

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How recruiters are employing VR to impress candidates

According to a 2016 Deloitte survey, fully two-thirds of Millennials expect to leave their current jobs by 2020. What does that mean for human resources departments? A fluid and robust job market has made recruiting more competitive than ever. Connecting with potential employees, particularly Millennials, is not easy. Technology such as LinkedIn and Indeed has…