Health

Using smartphones too much can make children cross-eyed

A child doing something in excess is different than an adult doing something in excess, because children are still in the...
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Tinder now tells users where the nearest STD testing location is

Health experts have claimed for a while now that Tinder contributes to higher STD rates, and the company has finally addressed...
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Nanoparticles could be used to kill antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as superbugs, have become a serious problem in recent years, and many experts believe that the problem will...
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Spermbots could be used to help men struggling with infertility

Most cases of infertility in men are caused by sperm that can’t swim fast enough to reach the egg, and while there...
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Babylon Health wants to turn your smartphone into a doctor

Babylon Health, a London-based startup that allows users to set up video consultations with doctors, has raised $25 million in funding, which...
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Illumina has raised $100 million to detect cancer before it’s too late

How many cancer-related deaths do you think would’ve been avoided if doctors had discovered the cancer sooner? Lots of them, I can...
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How has big data changed healthcare?

Healthcare institutions have been compiling massive amounts of data for decades, storing it away for future use.  The future is now,...
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Your fitness tracker data is pretty much useless for doctors

Wearable gadgets are a great way to gather information on your fitness and health habits, but what do you do with...
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You can use your smartphone to help process cancer research data

How many hours a day do you think your smartphone sits in idle, meaning it’s on but not being used at...
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Microsoft wants to use its cloud services to revolutionize healthcare

Microsoft’s decision to remove OneDrive’s unlimited cloud storage option earlier this week made many of us doubt the sincerity of the...
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New breakthrough could turn smartphones into pollution detectors

Smog is a big problem in many of the world’s largest cities, especially in the massive urban agglomerations that pepper Asia. That’s why a...
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Smartphones could be used to diagnose depression

There are different kinds of usefulness. There’s the convenient kind that makes life a bit easier but isn’t actually that big of a...
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Ancestry.com wants to use DNA to estimate people’s risk of disease

Ancestry.com has spent the last two decades reading people DNA in order to help them learn about their family history, but now...
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Speak your symptoms into this app and it’ll diagnose your illness

Having a doctor professional diagnose your illness is ideal, but many people choose to diagnose themselves for a number of reasons,...
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IBM spent $1 billion to boost Watson’s medical capabilities

Watson’s medical capabilities got a significant boost late last week after IBM dropped $1 billion to acquire medical image company Merge Healthcare and...
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CVS and IBM are using Watson to predict who’s at risk for diabetes

Health care has been recognized as one of the best industries for Watson to make a difference in ever since IBM first...
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Ancestry.com and Google want to extend the length of human life

The human race has been searching for the secret to long life for as long as we’ve existed, and Google is...
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Smartphones are surprisingly good at diagnosing depression

You could say that your smartphone knows you better than yourself and, according to some new medical research, that wouldn’t actually...
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