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Young Women Can Ask All Their Private Health Questions on ChickRx

Young Women Can Ask All Their Private Health Questions on ChickRx | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
Young women can turn to ChickRx, an all-female social network, for answers to private or public health questions from certified professionals.
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Feeling Sick? Use This Web Tool to Self-Diagnose Your Symptoms

Feeling Sick? Use This Web Tool to Self-Diagnose Your Symptoms | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
SymCAT shows you the likelihood of different diagnoses for your symptoms.
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Fetal tests spur legal battle

Fetal tests spur legal battle | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
A newborn industry based on non-invasive genetic testing turns combative.
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Liberals Are Wrong: Free Market Health Care Is Possible?

Liberals Are Wrong: Free Market Health Care Is Possible? | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
The decades-old arguments against it no longer hold true -- if they ever did at all...
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Hacking Healthcare - Forbes

Hacking Healthcare - Forbes | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
Healthfoo Agenda photo by Ted Eytan @tedeytan Welcome to Hacking Health, a blog on the intersections between big data, life science and healthcare.
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Citizen Scientists Take On the Health Establishment

Citizen Scientists Take On the Health Establishment | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
Ordinary people are taking control of their health data, making their DNA public and running their own experiments. Their big question: Why should science be limited to professionals?
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What Obama’s healthcare act has meant so far for young adults | SmartPlanet

What Obama’s healthcare act has meant so far for young adults | SmartPlanet | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
Two in five young American adults remain uninsured, but nearly 7 million more young adults received coverage in 2011 due to extensions in their parent...
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Health Data Initiative Forum

Health Data Initiative Forum | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it

Plug into the Ecosystem of Health Innovation. Bring creative ideas, and connect with startups, developers, and designers. Learn how to utilize the exploding market of healthcare data innovation, and network with recognized VCs, funders, policy makers, and potential partners.

The Health Datapalooza will feature keynote addresses, a Data & Apps Expo, demonstrations of cutting-edge apps, hands-on data deep dives, and thought-provoking panel discussions. There will also be plenty of time for networking and one-on-one interaction.

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How Big Data can mend our broken healthcare system: study | SmartPlanet

How Big Data can mend our broken healthcare system: study | SmartPlanet | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it

We start out life with a birth certificate, and end it all with a death certificate. Should we also have a “life certificate” to record everything that happens in between? That’s one of the proposals made this week in a new report on mending our broken healthcare system.(...)

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Health Care for 1% of the Cost

Health Care for 1% of the Cost | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
This blog post is written with Pepijn Veling, Utrecht University, Netherlands. There is a general consensus that U.S. healthcare needs major reform. Can reverse innovation — innovations originating from poor countries — provide one important answer?
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How a $1,000 test could destroy the health-insurance industry

How a $1,000 test could destroy the health-insurance industry | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it

The New York Times reports that the cost of sequencing an individual genome will soon be less than $1,000. That’s not nothing, but given what most health care costs, it’s not much. And it means that an individual mandate — or something much like it — is inevitable.

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Brigham and Women's, Univ. of Michigan Team with 23andMe and Pathway to Study Consumer Genomics | GenomeWeb Daily News | GenomeWeb

Brigham and Women's, Univ. of Michigan Team with 23andMe and Pathway to Study Consumer Genomics | GenomeWeb Daily News | GenomeWeb | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the University of Michigan School of Public Health will work with consumer genetics companies 23andMe and Pathway Genomics to study how consumers view, and are affected by, genetic tests and their results.

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A mobile app to fight drug cravings | SmartPlanet

A mobile app to fight drug cravings | SmartPlanet | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
The iHeal mobile app uses biosensors to track the body’s physiological changes in the face of a drug craving, helping users identify and overcom...
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Teen Girl Wins Google Science Fair For Breast Cancer Computer Program

Teen Girl Wins Google Science Fair For Breast Cancer Computer Program | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
Wenger from Sarasota, Florida recently won this year’s Google Science Fair for developing a computer program that helps doctors detect breast cancer using less invasive methods.
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Brazil tests GM mosquitoes to fight Dengue

Brazil tests GM mosquitoes to fight Dengue | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
Males with offspring-killing genes are replacing wild insects, say researchers.
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Squeezing out the doctor

Squeezing out the doctor | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
IN A windowless room on a quiet street in Framingham, outside Boston, Rob Goudswaard and his colleagues are trying to unpick the knottiest problem in health care: how to look after an ageing and thus sick...
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Obesity impacts weight of nations

Obesity impacts weight of nations | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
Researchers say that increasing levels of fatness around the world could have the same impact on global resources as an extra billion people.
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Ready or Not, Genomics is Coming to a Hospital Near You | Xconomy

Ready or Not, Genomics is Coming to a Hospital Near You | Xconomy | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it

First came genomics for scientists. Then came genomics for Big Pharma. But this year, at a faster pace than many industry insiders anticipated, we’re seeing genomics enter the world of real-life care for patients. (Read more...)

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Medical Innovation Needs Silicon Valley Speed, Stat

Medical Innovation Needs Silicon Valley Speed, Stat | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
The U.S. medical discovery-to-patient process moves at a glacial pace and is in desperate need of an overhaul; lessons learned in Silicon Valley can be applied to eliminate bottlenecks.
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Are Computers Getting Between You and Your Doctor?

Are Computers Getting Between You and Your Doctor? | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
The age of digitzed medicine is here. But for all its promises of simplifying doctors' visits, the technology also risks alienating the very people it's meant to help.
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How single payer can improve the access to cancer care

One in four families impacted by cancer finds themselves in financial straits. A Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard Public Health study found half of cancer patients use up most or all of their life savings. Studies have found that over half of bankruptcies in the United States resulted from medical bills.

 

These troubling trends have led the American Cancer Society (ACS) to launch a campaign Access to Care to raise awareness to how the lack of health insurance leads to delays in detection and survival for cancer. John Seffrin, chief executive of ACS has noted that lack of access could hinder our ability to move forward in the fight against cancer. ACS is calling for a health policy that is adequate, affordable, available and administratively simple.

 

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Mobile stroke units 'hasten care'

Mobile stroke units 'hasten care' | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
Treating stroke in specialised ambulances en route to hospital is feasible and could boost the number of patients who receive life-saving therapy, experts believe.
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Study Says DNA’s Power to Predict Illness Is Limited

Study Says DNA’s Power to Predict Illness Is Limited | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
Personalized disease forecasts and therapies are not the wave of the future, research on twins suggests.
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Stem cells beat kidney rejection

Stem cells beat kidney rejection | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
An injection of stem cells given alongside a kidney transplant could remove the need for a lifetime of drugs, say scientists.
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Treating schizophrenia

Treating schizophrenia | Healthcare Solutions | Scoop.it
Michael Merzenich has a plan for how to convince sceptics of the worth of his brain-training video games: prove that the software can help people with schizophrenia.
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