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Meet Dr. A.I.: Can an App Diagnose Your Health Issues? - 0 views

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    "The results may seem similar to what you'd get if you'd searched WebMD, Mayo Clinic, etc. The difference is that Dr. A.I. pulls in many more data points than those sites do, then combines artificial intelligence with a massive database to pinpoint the most likely results in your specific case. It doesn't just find all possible ailments and list them for you to explore further on your own."
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Google given access to healthcare data of up to 1.6 million patients | Technology | The... - 0 views

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    "A company owned by Google has been given access to the healthcare data of up to 1.6 million patients from three hospitals run by a major London NHS trust.

    DeepMind, the tech giant's London-based company most famous for its innovative use of artificial intelligence, is being provided with the patient information as part of an agreement with the Royal Free NHS trust, which runs the Barnet, Chase Farm and Royal Free hospitals.

    It includes information about people who are HIV-positive as well as details of drug overdoses, abortions and patient data from the past five years, according to a report by the New Scientist."
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Beyond Games: Why VR Will Soon Be Vitally Important to Healthcare - Singularity HUB - 0 views

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    "The ability to understand an individual's unique anatomic configuration from skin to bone can be a significant benefit to a surgeon, especially prior to a complex operation. Immersive VR will enable surgeons to explore their patient's virtual body-reconstructed from their CT or MRI data-and plan or even practice difficult surgeries prior to the actual procedure. "
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NHS medical records to be stored in regional data centres | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Privacy campaigners say the plan for the regional centres revives talk of "pseudonymised information" being extracted from medical records. That refers to a process whereby some personal identifiers are removed but not enough to make information completely anonymous."
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Robotic Fabric May Advance Space Exploration and Medical Care - 0 views

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    "The concept of robotic fabric is that of a soft exoskeleton or muscle tissue made out of electronic sensors and shape-memory alloys, all woven and configured into a cotton material. The end result is a sort of "skin" that can be placed around deformable materials that give the "robot" its shape."
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A 'Babelfish' could be the web's next big thing, says AI expert | Technology | theguard... - 0 views

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    "Shadbolt also forecasts that future changes to the web will mean people will be "connected all the time" to medical diagnostic systems - but also that search companies including Google and China's Baidu may face challenges as web use shifts from the desktop to handheld and mobile devices."
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IBM Markets Watson as Potential Solution to Africa's Health and Education Woes | Singul... - 0 views

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    ""With the ability to learn from emerging patterns and discover new correlations, Watson's cognitive capabilities hold enormous potential in Africa - helping it to achieve in the next two decades what today's developed markets have achieved over two centuries," Kamal Bhattacharya, the director of IBM's Research - Africa, said in a news release."
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Police will have 'backdoor' access to health records despite opt-out, says MP | Society... - 0 views

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    "David Davis MP, a former shadow home secretary, told the Guardian he has established that police will be able to access the health records of patients when investigating serious crimes even if they had opted out of the new database, which will hold the entire population's medical data in a single repository for the first time from May."
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$10 Cellphones Bring Health Care to Developing World - 0 views

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    "Each of these community health workers typically works with 100 families, and they used to hand-deliver patient updates to doctors by foot. But by equipping these individuals with $10 cellphones, Medic Mobile helped to create a hub-and-spoke model of health care that's revolutionized the way millions of people get well."
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