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Information for those interested in Healthcare innovation with an emphasis on treatment, technology, genomics and nanotechnology. View my entire social presence at http://xeeme.com/stevenkrohn
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Wi-Fi All Set to Transform the Healthcare Sector

Wi-Fi All Set to Transform the Healthcare Sector | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
The healthcare sector has undergone several changes through technological advancements. This includes the relationship with Wi-Fi as well.
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What's The Number One Reason People Die Early in Your Country?

What's The Number One Reason People Die Early in Your Country? | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Today 150,000 people will die. But how do all these people die? Unsurprisingly, where you were born plays a major role in just how you shuffle off the mortal coil (or are dragged off of it). In Africa, preventable diseases are a common killer due to poor health infrastructure across the continent. But in Saudi Arabia car accidents are the leading cause of early death, despite only 50% of the population being allowed to drive.
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FDA Approves "Female Viagra" Pill

FDA Approves "Female Viagra" Pill | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, we reported on how the government health officials who advise the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had backed what is being called “female Viagra,” voting 18-6 in favor of the drug. It seems that the FDA has taken their advice on board, and finally given it the green-light.
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Autistic People Are More Creative Than You Might Think

Autistic People Are More Creative Than You Might Think | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Autism is commonly, if mistakenly, associated more with logical thinking than creative expression. But new research suggests we might need to rethink our views on creativity and autism. The criteria we use to diagnose autism have long made reference to the fact that autistic imagination appears to be limited, and this trait is used as a way of detecting the condition. Yet in reality we still see many extremely creative autistic people.
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Scientists Genetically Engineer Yeast To Produce Morphine-Like Painkiller

Scientists Genetically Engineer Yeast To Produce Morphine-Like Painkiller | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
It normally takes around a year to create painkillers from opium poppies, as first they have to be grown, harvested, shipped around the world and finally processed. This week, however, researchers have been able to cut this time down to just a few days, by genetically engineering yeast to do it instead.
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Trans Fats Linked To Greater Risk Of Death And Heart Disease

Trans Fats Linked To Greater Risk Of Death And Heart Disease | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
For years we’ve been told how terrible fat is for our health, but with different types out there, the story is never going be so black and white. New research has now shown how trans fats are linked to a greater risk of death and coronary heart disease, while there was no evidence that saturated fats are associated with risk of death, heart disease, stroke, or Type 2 diabetes. This might seem like the green light to eat as much butter as you’d like, but as always, it's not quite that simple.
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Massive New Study Suggests The Pill Has Prevented 200,000 Cases of Womb Cancer

Massive New Study Suggests The Pill Has Prevented 200,000 Cases of Womb Cancer | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
The contraceptive pill is arguably one of the biggest advancements in women's health of the 20th century. A recent study suggests that the birth control pill not only gave women the opportunity to use their reproductive rights, but has also prevented hundreds of thousands of cases of womb cancer.
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These Two Cheap Drugs Could Cut Breast Cancer Deaths

These Two Cheap Drugs Could Cut Breast Cancer Deaths | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Two cheap generic drugs could cut breast cancer deaths in postmenopausal women with early stages of the disease. Researchers suggest that two classes of drugs – bisphosphonates and aromatase inhibitors (AIs) – could be used together to complement one another, increasing the benefits and reducing some of the side effects.
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Your Body is Telling You Something – but How do You Know if it’s Cancer?

Your Body is Telling You Something – but How do You Know if it’s Cancer? | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Cervical cancer screening, or the “smear test”, aims to pick up and treat abnormal cells in the cervix before they become cancer. But for most gynaecological cancers there isn’t a screening programme, so noticing symptoms and getting them checked out is the key to making sure cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage when treatment is most effective.
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New Smart Insulin Patch Could Be a ‘Game Changer’

New Smart Insulin Patch Could Be a ‘Game Changer’ | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
For many who suffer from diabetes, insulin injections can be a painful and ‘imprecise’ process of keeping their blood sugar levels under control. A new ‘smart’ insulin patch could do away with these painful injections and revolutionize the way diabetics keep their blood sugar levels in check.
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Human Trial Investigating Cannabis As A Brain Cancer Treatment Set To Begin This Year

Human Trial Investigating Cannabis As A Brain Cancer Treatment Set To Begin This Year | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Glaucoma, pain, nausea, loss of appetite, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis; the list of ailments that medical marijuana shows promise in treating seems to be steadily growing. But what about the disease most people seem to be interested in, cancer? Despite an abundance of anecdotal evidence supporting its use, clinical trials are virtually non-existent.
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Watch A Man Play Guitar While Surgeons Remove Tumor From His Brain

Watch A Man Play Guitar While Surgeons Remove Tumor From His Brain | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
If you find it easier to work with music in the background, it shouldn't be a surprise that brain surgeons do too. It's just that you might not expect the music to be performed by the patient.
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More Americans overdose on prescription drugs than heroin and cocaine combined

More Americans overdose on prescription drugs than heroin and cocaine combined | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Overdoses by heroin and prescription drugs have risen for years now, though prescription drugs remain the larger threat.
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Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Can Alter Your Consciousness

Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Can Alter Your Consciousness | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Forget LSD: eyes are the new high. Of course, we’re not talking about consuming them, but rather staring intensely into a pair for a prolonged period of time. Apparently, this can make people enter into an altered state of consciousness.
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Could Aspirin Reverse Increased Cancer Risk In Overweight People?

Could Aspirin Reverse Increased Cancer Risk In Overweight People? | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
The health benefits of aspirin have been appearing in scientific literature for several decades, including a protective effect in those at increased risk of cancer. In a new finding published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, we found that a regular dose of aspirin significantly reduced the long-term risk of cancer in overweight people with Lynch syndrome, a relatively common inherited condition that results in about half of gene carriers developing cancer at a young age.
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How A New Test Is Revolutionising What We Know About Viruses In Our Midst

How A New Test Is Revolutionising What We Know About Viruses In Our Midst | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Mosquitoes' role in the spread of disease make them perhaps one of the most reviled insects in the world. But it also makes them more studied than most of their brethren. Now, a new technique for collecting mosquito saliva from the field has made monitoring mosquitoes both more sensitive and inexpensive.
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Don’t Panic, The Internet Won’t Rot Children’s Brains

Don’t Panic, The Internet Won’t Rot Children’s Brains | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
You know the deal: a social phenomenon rises from obscurity to international familiarity within the blink of an eye. Pitchforks are sharpened, torches lit, and higher thought goes out the window.
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Cancer-Detecting Dog Trials Approved By The NHS

Cancer-Detecting Dog Trials Approved By The NHS | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
The idea that dogs might be able to smell cancer in people has been around for a while, but various studies have recently started to provide more robust evidence to back these reports up. Now, the National Health Service (NHS) in the U.K. has approved the use of cancer-detecting dogs in trials to test their ability to sniff out prostate cancer.
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Fish Oil Supplements Could Prevent The Onset Of Psychotic Disorders

Fish Oil Supplements Could Prevent The Onset Of Psychotic Disorders | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Five years ago, a group of researchers published an extremely promising piece of research: Dietary supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids successfully staved off a first episode of a psychotic disorder for up to one year in those at high risk of developing psychosis. Now, following on from this, the same team has demonstrated that this simple intervention can exert prolonged effects, significantly reducing the chance of progression to schizophrenia seven years after supplementation.
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Brain Training App Could Help Schizophrenia Patients

Brain Training App Could Help Schizophrenia Patients | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
A new brain training app could help to improve schizophrenia patients’ memory and their quality of life. Researchers from Cambridge University have developed a brain game that may be able to overcome some of the current limitations of drug therapy and help schizophrenia patients to minimize the impact of the condition.  
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New Eye Drops Can Dissolve Cataracts With No Need For Surgery

New Eye Drops Can Dissolve Cataracts With No Need For Surgery | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s lens and accounts for over half of all cases of blindness worldwide. Though cataracts can be effectively treated with surgery, it’s costly and requires trained surgeons. This is a problem for developing countries with poor health systems. Drug treatments have the potential to be a game changer in providing cheap and accessible treatment, but there are many hurdles. A new study that used eye drops to shrink cataracts in dogs may have made an important step in overcoming them.  
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Mysterious new Virus Could be Causing Paralysis in Children in the U.S.A

Mysterious new Virus Could be Causing Paralysis in Children in the U.S.A | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Last year, the U.S. witnessed a curious outbreak of temporary paralysis among children, something the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) struggled to explain. Suspicions were aroused that it may have a viral origin, and one particular strain received interest as a possible cause or contributing factor.
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5 Myths About Sugar That Everyone Needs To Stop Believing

5 Myths About Sugar That Everyone Needs To Stop Believing | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Every day we're fed new and often conflicting information on our health and diets; what's good for you, what's bad, what to eat in moderation and what to avoid completely. As a result of poor education coupled with laziness, obesity rates are rising like never before. Obesity has doubled since 1980, and in 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 600 million were obese.
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Study Suggests Ejaculation Reduces The Risk Of Prostate Cancer

Study Suggests Ejaculation Reduces The Risk Of Prostate Cancer | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
The highly popular discovery that ejaculation reduces the risk of prostate cancer has been confirmed, giving men everywhere one more reason to celebrate in style. It seems it doesn't matter whether you are shooting on your own or with company, although the news may not be so good for those who follow certain branches of tantra.
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This Lens Could Give You Superhuman Vision

This Lens Could Give You Superhuman Vision | Health & Medicine | Scoop.it
Ocumetics Technology Corp claims to have developed a painless eight-minute procedure that would give you vision that is supposedly three times better than 20/20. The "bionic" lenses would give even 100-year-olds better vision than anything currently available. Does this sound too good to be true? Well, we can’t tell, as it has yet to undergo any clinical trials. 
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