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Consumers Use Social Media For Health Information

US consumers seeking health information online are more likely to visit Wikipedia than health magazine websites or Facebook.
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Edible battery could power medical devices of the future 

Edible battery could power medical devices of the future  | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a bio-degradable, edible battery powered by melanin.
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What the Fitbit lawsuit means for clinical researchers

What the Fitbit lawsuit means for clinical researchers | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
What the Fitbit lawsuit means for clinical researchers
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MIT's Next Breakthrough Interface? Temporary Tattoos

MIT's Next Breakthrough Interface? Temporary Tattoos | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Inspired by popular gold leaf temporary tattoos, MIT Media Lab and Microsoft Research teamed up on a crafty new wearable interface.
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Digital and Mobile Health Technology for Schizophrenia

Digital and Mobile Health Technology for Schizophrenia | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
The future of schizophrenia is looking more and more digital as tech is being used to increase physical activity, deliver therapy & social support, help monitor
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Healthcare 2025 - Forbes

Healthcare 2025 - Forbes | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
The future of medicine starts here.
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Interesting series on Healthcare 2025 from Forbes. Touches on trends such as the rise of the healthcare billionaire - 365% growth in that category since 2007. There is also a 450% increase in investment in digital health companies in Q1 2016 as compared to Q1 2011. Amazing stuff. 
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Virtual reality lets you stroll around a breast cancer cell

Virtual reality lets you stroll around a breast cancer cell | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Medical researchers are using virtual reality to create accurate, explorable versions of our insides. Alice Klein goes for a walk
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Redefining a walk on the wild side!
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Apple could release a new gadget to monitor your health in 2017

Apple could release a new gadget to monitor your health in 2017 | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Apple has long-term plans in health. The company has hired doctors and nurses and runs around-the-clock biometric labs.
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Telemedicine Companies See Mental Health As Next Frontier - Forbes

Telemedicine Companies See Mental Health As Next Frontier - Forbes | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Telemedicine Companies See Mental Health As Next Frontier
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How Telemedicine Is Transforming Health Care

How Telemedicine Is Transforming Health Care | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
The revolution is finally here—raising a host of questions for regulators, providers, insurers and patients.
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Pharma Marketing Blog: Medication Adherence Won't Get Better Unless Pharma Marketers Accept Some Blame

Pharma Marketing Blog: Medication Adherence Won't Get Better Unless Pharma Marketers Accept Some Blame | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
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Who's to blame for medication adherence? That's the central question of this article. Worth a read in order to recognise the problem is complex and certainly all pharma companies can improve in communication, education and accessibility (online) of relevant info.
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The tech making a difference to social care

The tech making a difference to social care | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
From digital platforms that manage patient information to wearable devices that flag potential problems, technology is helping to boost care quality
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Current initiatives to unlock the potential of mobile health in Europe

Current initiatives to unlock the potential of mobile health in Europe | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
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2nd draft European mHealth assessment guidelines open for review 
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Is It Fair To Call Digital Health Apps Today's "Snake Oil"?

Is It Fair To Call Digital Health Apps Today's "Snake Oil"? | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Is It Fair To Call Digital Health Apps Today's "Snake Oil"?
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How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Diagnose Mental Disorders

How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Diagnose Mental Disorders | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Machine learning could train software to spot verbal tics associated with schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder.
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A machine can tell whether you’re depressed just by looking at your photos on Instagram

A machine can tell whether you’re depressed just by looking at your photos on Instagram | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Your mental health is reflected in the images you choose to post on social media, say researchers who have trained a machine to spot depression on Instagram.
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Instagram photos reveal predictive markers of depression
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Digital health care services just around corner | The Japan Times

Digital health care services just around corner | The Japan Times | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Businesses small and large are looking to cash in on the potential for smartphones and wearable devices as health care trends toward the digital age. They
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Pharma companies increasingly supporting digital health startups in Japan - combining startup creativity with pharma healthcare market experience to capitalise on the huge opportunity in the market.
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Hospitals Are Partnering With Uber to Get Patients to Checkups

Hospitals Are Partnering With Uber to Get Patients to Checkups | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Hospitals Are Partnering With Uber to Get Patients to Checkups
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Code of Conduct on privacy for mHealth apps has been finalised

Code of Conduct on privacy for mHealth apps has been finalised | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
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E. Ray Dorsey: Patients have the power to move the mHealth policy needle | FierceHealthcare

E. Ray Dorsey: Patients have the power to move the mHealth policy needle | FierceHealthcare | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
There are myriad challenges to mHealth innovation and adoption, including antiquated state licensure laws and Medicare policies, as well as a need for the Food and Drug Administration to step up its guidance to the life sciences industry, according to E. Ray Dorsey, M.D., a neurology professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
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Wearables made to warn of asthma attacks

Wearables made to warn of asthma attacks | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Scientists are developing a wearable early warning system for asthmatics. Consisting mainly of a wristband and chest patch, the technology monitors patients' bodies and their environment, sending an alert when an attack may be imminent.​
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Smart Dust Is Coming: New Camera Is the Size of a Grain of Salt

Smart Dust Is Coming: New Camera Is the Size of a Grain of Salt | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
The researchers believe future applications include less invasive endoscopic medical imaging of the body—even injection into the brain—and nearly invisible camera sensors on miniature drones or robots.
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The stuff of Star Trek episodes.
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Meet the biohackers letting technology get under their skin

Meet the biohackers letting technology get under their skin | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Meet the biohackers letting technology get under their skin
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How Artificial Intelligence Is Bringing Us Smarter Medicine

How Artificial Intelligence Is Bringing Us Smarter Medicine | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Here are five ways that companies are using machine learning to transform health care.
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The Rocky Road of Evaluation for Digital Health Tools

The Rocky Road of Evaluation for Digital Health Tools | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
There is no one tonic that will cure a list of ailments; rather we are presented with shelves of solutions to even more shelves of challenges waiting to be addressed. 
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So true: 'There is no one tonic that will cure a list of ailments; rather we are presented with shelves of solutions to even more shelves of challenges waiting to be addressed.'
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The Google app takes on WebMD with an intelligent symptom search

The Google app takes on WebMD with an intelligent symptom search | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
If you've ever turned to the interwebs when feeling sick you may have started worrying you had a deathly, flesh-eating virus instead of the commo
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