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Taking the pulse of healthcare costs

Just as gravity keeps us firmly grounded, universal forces seem to drive healthcare costs ever higher. Several major socioeconomic and ...

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Medical data sharing

It has been suggested that transparency and patient data sharing in medical research can improve patient care leading to an ...

STORY URL: Could sharing your medical records help save lives?
A damning report from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has revealed how UK red tape is strangling medical research that could save lives and is calling on ...

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Who is funding the research?

The so-called 'dementia epidemic' is thought to be as a result of our changing demographic profile with regard to longer ...

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IBM Watson Healthcare

Successful medical diagnoses as well as appropriate treatment decisions are definitely two of the most important determinants of future longevity ...

STORY URL: IBM Watson Demo: Oncology Diagnosis and Treatment (2 min.)
The IBM Watson Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Adviser demo was created in close collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering, one of the world's preeminent ca...

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Medical breakthrough – lab grown organs

Scientists have been working to grow organs and other body parts from stem cells – cells which can become any type ...

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Mini-livers 3D Bioprinting

With life expectancy predicted to exceed 76 years by 2050, scientists are investing a lot of time and effort in ...

STORY URL: 3D printer makes world's smallest human liver
liver bio-printing

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Tele-medicine

Tele-healthcare enables patients to monitor their conditions using mobile technology.

According to former UK health minister, Andrew Lansley, around 80 ...

STORY URL: Medical Breakthrough for Parkinson's Patients: Telemedicine
Analyzing the clinical and competitive impact of Telemedicine What is Telemedicine? - Use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via elect...

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What does 'Successful Aging' mean?

Charles Eugster, born in 1919 and now the world's oldest competitive oarsman and body-builder, knows a lot about successful aging ...

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Health costs over longer life spans

For some, living longer means needing to manage health problems for longer periods. While we know that maximizing the effectiveness ...

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A beach body at age 94?

Charles Eugster, born 1919 in London, is the world's oldest competitive oarsman and bodybuilder. His TEDx Talk gives insights into ...

STORY URL: Why bodybuilding at age 93 is a great idea: Charles Eugster at TEDxZurich
Of the recent changes that the human race has experienced, the increasing population numbers are especially dramatic and worrying coupled with the frightenin...

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I've just adopted a solar cell!

Ever dreamed of flying a solar-powered plane? Of getting all your energy from clean, renewable sources? Well, the dream is ...

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