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Talking to a Computer May Soon Be Enough to Diagnose Illness - 0 views

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    "Participants used an app on their phones to record 30-second intervals of themselves reading a piece of text, describing a positive experience, then describing a negative experience. Doctors also took recordings from a control group of 25 patients who were either healthy or getting non-heart-related tests.

    The doctors found 13 different voice characteristics associated with coronary artery disease. Most notably, the biggest differences between heart patients and non-heart patients' voices occurred when they talked about a negative experience."
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Algorithm Give Better Breast Cancer Diagnosis | Health News - 0 views

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    "Unlike other companies, Zebra's algorithms provide an actual diagnosis, completely automatically using only imaging data. This is a very new field - older technology was always driven by the radiologist, and never automatic. The algorithms are part of the Zebra Analytics Platform - a cloud based analytics engine that receives medical imaging studies, analyzes them and returns results to participating hospitals and physicians."
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Emergency room doctors used a patient's FitBit to determine how to save his life / Boin... - 0 views

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    "To date, activity trackers have been used medically only to encourage or monitor patient activity, particularly in conjunction with weight loss programs.5, 6 To our knowledge, this is the first report to use the information in an activity tracker-smartphone system to assist in specific medical decisionmaking."
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Hand-held eye exam * The Intelligent Optimist - 0 views

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    "A smartphone application called Peek, Portable Eye Examination Kit, utilizes the phone's camera and can conduct visual and color field tests, lens imaging for cataracts, and retinal imaging, among other tests to detect sight impairments and diseases."
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Taught by the web: tomorrow's doctors are being educated online | Education | theguardi... - 0 views

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    "Sophie Bishton, a junior doctor, was "fed up with traditional learning and being talked at all the time" and so founded the Twitter finals revision group (known as twitfrg) in October 2012.

    Users are invited to participate in a scenario in real time. Prior to the event, revision notes related to the case are made available online. At a prearranged time, a tweet is sent marking the beginning of the scenario. "
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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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Fuseproject designs wearable device that diagnoses diseases | design - 0 views

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    "San Francisco studio Fuseproject has created a concept for a wearable device to allow people in the developing world to test themselves for symptoms of chronic illnesses such as malaria without having to visit a doctor (+ slideshow)."
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Mobile Med-Tech Revolution Hits Hospitals | Singularity Hub - 0 views

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    "The benefits of mobile technology in a healthcare setting have not, it's safe to say, gone unnoticed. A throng of companies are trying to turn the smartphone into an assortment of medical devices, from blood pressure cuffs to otoscopes. Such devices offer patients a chance to keep up with chronic conditions and send data to their doctors on occasion."
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How We're Democratizing Healthcare with Mobile Phones | Health on GOOD - 0 views

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    "The app then measures 14 health parameters (Glucose, Protein, Urobilinogen, Calcium, Blood, Creatinine, pH, Ketone, Bilirubin, Specific Gravity, Nitrites, Leucocyte, Ascorbic Acid, Microalbumin) using routine urine analysis, provides day-to-day analytics, and, importantly, enables regular monitoring for early warning markers for more than 25 medical conditions, including complications of diabetes, pregnancy, kidney disease, and urinary tract infections. The whole idea is to spot risks early, and to address big problems before they become too big. This is important both for the home user, as well for the beneficiary of the low-cost clinic in the developing world. "
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