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How Watson Might Empower Health Care Consumers

How Watson Might Empower Health Care Consumers | The Health Story | Scoop.it

Health care wearables and apps can link the patient and provider in new ways.

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quitnow - My QuitBuddy

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Cancer drug combination 'shrinks 60% of melanomas' - BBC News

Cancer drug combination 'shrinks 60% of melanomas' - BBC News | The Health Story | Scoop.it
A pair of cancer drugs can shrink tumours in nearly 60% of people with advanced melanoma, a trial suggests.
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Lung cancer therapy 'milestone' - BBC News

Lung cancer therapy 'milestone' - BBC News | The Health Story | Scoop.it
A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a major trial shows.
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More Consensus on Coffee’s Benefits Than You Might Think

More Consensus on Coffee’s Benefits Than You Might Think | The Health Story | Scoop.it
A review of studies shows that coffee’s reputation as being unhealthy is undeserved, with the potential health benefits surprisingly large.
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Antibiotic-resistant typhoid spreading in silent epidemic, says study

Antibiotic-resistant typhoid spreading in silent epidemic, says study | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Landmark genetic study of typhoid has revealed a multidrug-resistant strain sweeping across Asia and Africa, killing 200,000 people a year
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Research team identifies master switch for cancer-causing HER2 protein

Research team identifies master switch for cancer-causing HER2 protein | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Herceptin has been touted as a wonder drug for women with HER2-positive breast cancer, an aggressive form of the disease that is fueled by excess production of the HER2 protein. However, not all of these patients respond to the drug, and many who do respond eventually acquire resistance.
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Engineers Made a Simple Device to Numb Skin So Injections Hurt Less

Engineers Made a Simple Device to Numb Skin So Injections Hurt Less | The Health Story | Scoop.it
A group of engineering freshmen at Rice University have come up with a clever way to make needles and injections less painful without the use of drugs. And it uses the same approach as those instant ice packs designed to reduce swelling and reduce the pain from a sports injury.
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Elmo Teams Up With Surgeon General To Promote Vaccinations

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a video with Elmo to promote vaccinations. The video was released the same day the measles outbreak ended.
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Taking it to the target audience!

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Healthy diet: Is glycemic index the key? - Harvard Health

Healthy diet: Is glycemic index the key? - Harvard Health | The Health Story | Scoop.it
A lower-glycemic-index diet focuses on foods that will minimize large or sudden increases in blood sugar.
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Wearables As Tools For Precision Medicine: Promise In Search Of Evidence - Forbes

Wearables As Tools For Precision Medicine: Promise In Search Of Evidence - Forbes | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Have wearables lived up to their promise to segment patient populations, and identify subgroups that are clinically or scientifically meaningful?
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Strokes affecting more younger people, global study finds

Strokes affecting more younger people, global study finds | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Strokes are increasingly hitting younger people and the incidence of the crippling condition worldwide could double by 2030, warns the first global analysis of the problem.
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63 per cent of Australians are overweight or obese: National health survey

A national health survey has found that although Australians are drinking and smoking less today than in 1995, our rates of overweight and obese adults has ...
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Health On-Demand: 42 Mobile Startups Disrupting Healthcare

Health On-Demand: 42 Mobile Startups Disrupting Healthcare | The Health Story | Scoop.it
The growth of mobile healthcare has led to new on-demand services, including medical-marijuana delivery, therapy, and remote doctor visits.
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Office workers 'should stand for two hours' while on the job

Office workers 'should stand for two hours' while on the job | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Office workers should stand up for at least two hours a day and take regular walks while on the job, a British study suggests.
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ASCO 2015: Abstract Thoughts On Cancer And Competition

ASCO 2015: Abstract Thoughts On Cancer And Competition | The Health Story | Scoop.it
With the start of the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, all eyes in the biopharma investor community are on Chicago. Social media is alive with #ASCO15 tweets and companies big and small are firing out press releases. Signal from noise will be hard to discern over the next few days. While it’s hard to [...]
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Concussions Can Be More Likely In Practices Than In Games

Concussions Can Be More Likely In Practices Than In Games | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Long hours in practice might account for the higher concussion risk in high school and college football, a study finds. Some schools are retooling practice to reduce the number of hits.
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'Two phases' of childhood obesity suggested - BBC News

'Two phases' of childhood obesity suggested - BBC News | The Health Story | Scoop.it
There may be two distinct child obesity epidemics - one among infants and one among adolescents - research suggests.
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New Blood Test Shows Promise in Cancer Fight

New Blood Test Shows Promise in Cancer Fight | The Health Story | Scoop.it
The hope is to give oncologists a tool to let them figure out quickly whether a treatment is working and, if it is, to keep monitoring for resistance.
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Dave Hughes revealed his battle with mental health

Dave Hughes revealed his battle with mental health | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Comedian Dave Hughes has revealed his battle with mental health in his 20's which led him to believe he might be suffering schizophrenia
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Homeopathic medicine under FDA scrutiny - CNN

Homeopathic medicine under FDA scrutiny - CNN | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Alternative remedies do not go through the same approval process as over-the-counter drugs, but that may change
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School-based suicide prevention programmes: the SEYLE cluster-randomised, controlled trial - The Lancet

Suicide, the most common cause of death in women 15-19 ys in the world, can be prevented! Read new research report: http://t.co/uqBtKFv8cX
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Public concern over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal mounts

Public concern over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal mounts | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Aid group Médecins Sans Frontières says a soon-to-be-sealed trade deal will not only push up local medicine costs, but place life-saving ones out of reach for millions of patients in developing countries.
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HPV vaccine reduces cervical abnormalities that are precursors to cervical cancer (AIHW)

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