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Always Missing Breakfast? Try These Quick Healthy Morning Pick Ups

Always Missing Breakfast? Try These Quick Healthy Morning Pick Ups | Healthcare | Scoop.it

An article sourced via The NHS provided insight into breakfast that's both nutritional and quick to prepare, so if you're like so many, living that fast paced lifestyle...be sure to give it a read.

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What is your favourite breakfast?

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Turn Your Smartphone Into a Microscope With Single Lens

Turn Your Smartphone Into a Microscope With Single Lens | Healthcare | Scoop.it
A Kickstarter project for a Micro Phone Lens makes a camera phone into a portable handheld microscope. (@FutureMedTech Amazing!
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Innovative smartphone accessories could soon allow for a portable handheld microscope to be made accessible to the public. This cool kickstarter would be a lovely addition to ever growing eHealth and accessible apps for doctors/ GP's and the public to better diagnose ailments and disease.
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Facebook Ad Images are to gain a more prominent place on your news feed

Facebook Ad Images are to gain a more prominent place on your news feed | Healthcare | Scoop.it
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Facebook, really? Larger adverts?

 

Facebook ads will feature larger photos to go along with an ad's text, and in some cases the image will be 3.5 times the size of old ad images.

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Doximity, A LinkedIn For Medical Professionals, Now Reaches About 30% Of Doctors In The U.S. | TechCrunch

Doximity, A LinkedIn For Medical Professionals, Now Reaches About 30% Of Doctors In The U.S.  | TechCrunch | Healthcare | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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Hardly suprising however something that would be a fantastic idea in the UK

 

Two hundred thousand users isn’t a grand number in the scheme of most apps. But in the case of a highly-specialized vertical like medicine, it is.

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Donald Thomas's curator insight, September 2, 2013 9:40 AM
This is part of the digitalization equation for medical practice. Couple it with EPHR/ EHR solutions and secure interpersonal/ inter-institutional communications and the entire system evolves to a new level
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Nerve gas: What does it do? - CNN.com Video

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains what happens to a person's body when they are exposed to nerve gas. (Nerve gas: What does it do?: CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains what happens to a person's body when they are exposed...
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A sad, sad time for Syria over the past ten days. Although the UK are not ready to commit to war, the BBC have graphically covered disturbing scenes! It is those scenes that have led to the power countries throughout the glove to take notice and potential action. CNN explain what happens to those exposed to nerve gas, we hope these war crimes end soon. What are your thoughts?
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Attitudes to technology must change to drive healthcare innovation

Attitudes to technology must change to drive healthcare innovation | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Health services are now expected to deliver quality care with a shrinking budget. The digital 'channel shift' could be the answer, but attitudes to technology in the sector must change.
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One of the main and obvious challenges to healthcare is that hospitals and private organisations don't adopt the best technologies fast enough.

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Mighty Mouse heart beats again!

Mighty Mouse heart beats again! | Healthcare | Scoop.it
A mouse's heart, stripped of cells and rebuilt with human ones, has begun beating again in a further step towards generating human organs for transplant
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Sorry are we reading this correctly???


A mouse heart has been seen to beat after becoming part-human, part-mouse!


The stem cell generated proceduce took a total of 10 years to complete. The cardiac precursor cells had been engineered to a mouses heart to contain about 70 per cent human heart precursor cells, which provide enough mechanical force for contraction.


Thybrid heart which was constructed at the University of Pittsburgh was stripped of its own cells and rebuilt with human ones.


It has been said that the so called 'designer hearts' beat rhythmically but are not strong enough to pump bloood around the body.


The team's next step will be to improve the mechanical and electrical synchronisation of the heartbeat.

 

An unbelievable breakthrough!

 

"We hope to make a piece of human heart tissue soon but our dream is to regenerate a human heart organ."

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The Royal birth: The Guardian offer a toggle to turn off/on baby information

The Royal birth: The Guardian offer a toggle to turn off/on baby information | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Duchess of Cambridge admitted to St Mary's hospital in London in preparation for birth of first child, the future heir to the British throne
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The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St Mary's hospital this morning awaiting the royal birth today. The Guardian newspaper online have created a toggle button to turn on or off information relating to the birth, is that a clever move or unpatriotic?

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Is there need of a culture change within the NHS?

Is there need of a culture change within the NHS? | Healthcare | Scoop.it
The health service's response to the Francis inquiry should be to engage and empower both staff and patients, says Mike Farrar
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Leg wraps could be lifesaver

Leg wraps could be lifesaver | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Cheap inflatable leg wraps may save the lives of patients after a stroke, according to research in Scotland.
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Predicting Success for Tecfidera through Social Media Analysis

Predicting Success for Tecfidera through Social Media Analysis | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Social media can predict the success of a new drug launch much faster than traditional methods. Many pharmaceutical companies try to measure the success of their launch based on weekly script trends.
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An ultrasonic body area network for implants

An ultrasonic body area network for implants | Healthcare | Scoop.it
The body is roughly 60 percent water, which may make ultrasonic sensors a more efficient way to share information than radio-frequency signals (credit:
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These implants communicate with each another to wirelessly share information which could revolutionise the way in which those suffering with major diseases are treated. 

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New website to unite cystic fibrosis patients and researchers

New website to unite cystic fibrosis patients and researchers | Healthcare | Scoop.it
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People with cystic fibrosis (CF) will be able to access the latest research findings about their condition, volunteer for clinical trials and influence the direction of future scientific studies through a new website being launched later this week.

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NASA stops giving Google co-founders good deal on jet fuel | Digital Trends

NASA stops giving Google co-founders good deal on jet fuel | Digital Trends | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will no longer be able to fill up their aircrafts with discounted NASA jet fuel. (Thanks to NASA, Google's poor founders have to buy private jet fuel like ...
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Upsetting considering Google's recent poor tax payments. Finding a million and one ways to keep as much of their fortune as possible. Why should the consumer pay thousands a year for air and petrol taxes and fares yet you get a discount? Outrageous! Parliament step in again would be nice! #footdown
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UK women are 'fattest in Europe'

UK women are 'fattest in Europe' | Healthcare | Scoop.it
The UK has the highest ratio of obese women in any country in Europe, according to European Union figures.
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Pictures of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch leaked ahead of IFA

Pictures of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch leaked ahead of IFA | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Leaked pictures of Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy Gear smartwatch have emerged, with the tech world somewhat disappointed by the device’s large design.
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It is still unclear as to what exactly will be implemented into the so-called 'smart watch' however it looks great. Will healthcare organisations jump on the chance for free Wi-Fi, e-mail, camera, microphone and speakers could soon allow for more accessible e-patient facilities than those currently available. 

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The Tricorder Is Here, And I've Used It On Myself

The Tricorder Is Here, And I've Used It On Myself | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Scanadu is getting closer to delivering the Scout, a portable device that could replace your thermometer and much, much more.
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A cool website with an even cooler designed product. The Scanadu Scout is an entirely different body-measuring device than any other currently on the market.  


Small, portable and accurate! What more could you ask for?

 

Remember it's a scanner not a tracker!

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Donald Thomas's curator insight, September 2, 2013 9:45 AM

miniturizing the instruments and aggregating them into easily portable forms increases clinical mobility and potentially enriches the patient-physician interaction. 

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The FDA's Graphic Tobacco Warnings and the First Amendment — NEJM

The FDA's Graphic Tobacco Warnings and the First Amendment — NEJM | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — The FDA's Graphic Tobacco Warnings and the First Amendment (NEJM http://t.co/DpxAIUN6Sk How do tobacco companies in the USA make huge profits...
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The images used in the UK no matter how graphic sadly did not deter the general public to purchase tobacco.
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A drop in NHS standards forces consumers to seek non-NHS healthcare: poll

A drop in NHS standards forces consumers to seek non-NHS healthcare: poll | Healthcare | Scoop.it
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British consumers are increasingly turning to private medical insurance products as an alternative to the NHS, research has found.

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How telehealth can make savings and improve patient care

How telehealth can make savings and improve patient care | Healthcare | Scoop.it
On international self-care day, it is time to support patients in their role as experts in their health, argues Simon Fradd
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With a hole of £30 billion expected to be expected in the 2020 budget does this finally prove that our current NHS model is not sustainable?

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Registered organ donors could be given priority for transplants

Registered organ donors could be given priority for transplants | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Patients who have agreed to donate organs could be given priority if they ever need a transplant, under proposals being considered by the NHS.
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The Telegraph have today issued a post regarding the registered organ donors who give permission to donate organs when they pass shall be prioritised under a new strategy by officials.


With the introduction of modern technology it has now become a possibility for organs to be provided from people aged 70 years or older. 


From the article statistics show that there are currently 7000 people on the UK transplant waiting list, sadly with 1300 people dying needlessly as there are 20 million people on the donor register. 


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Have you heard Health apps won't reach core NHS patients?

Have you heard Health apps won't reach core NHS patients? | Healthcare | Scoop.it
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 Use of the health service is more common among older and less wealthy people and these groups are less likely to have smartphones, writes Cassander Grey. 


Data for 2011-12 show that patients aged 65 and over accounted for almost 40% of finished consultant episodes in English NHS hospitals.

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47% of Britons will develop cancer in their lifetime by 2020, study shows

47% of Britons will develop cancer in their lifetime by 2020, study shows | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support points to ageing population as main driver and warns of 'herculean challenge' for NHS
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The General PublicTurn to Social Media for Healthcare Advice

The General PublicTurn to Social Media for Healthcare Advice | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Perhaps social media — or rather, certain forms of social media — aren't overrun by crackpots and conspiracy theorists, after all. Or maybe they just reside in some far off hinterland of the Internet.
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With the rise of waiting times, a poor NHS 111 service and large waiting times in A+E the population are now turning to social media for diagnosis. Twitter is a good source for reliable information, however should never be taken over a visit to your local health care practitioner

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Women's Health: Avocado/soybean unsaponifiable mixtures on metalloproteinases, cytokines and prostaglandin E2 production

Women's Health: Avocado/soybean unsaponifiable mixtures on metalloproteinases, cytokines and prostaglandin E2 production | Healthcare | Scoop.it
http://t.co/BDyewNA9Go Avocado/soybean unsaponifiable mixtures on metalloproteinases, cytokines and prostaglandin E2 production
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