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Revolutionary New Antibiotic Alternative Could Save The World From Superbug 'Apocalypse'

Amelia Smith | Newsweek | November 6, 2014

Scientists have developed a new alternative to antibiotics that could revolutionise the way we treat superbugs and avoid a scenario where common medical procedures become life-threatening due to bacteria becoming immune to conventional drugs...

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RNs Urge Tougher Federal Oversight On Unproven Medical Technology On which Hospitals Spend Billions

Press Release | National Nurses United | July 8, 2014

National Nurses United is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to enact meaningful oversight and public protections on the use of unproven medical technology that is rapidly spreading through the nation’s healthcare system...

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Telehealth Progress Requires Beefed Up Network Infrastructure

Rutrell Yasin | Federal Times | January 23, 2015

Federal agencies have applied telehealth technology in innovative ways to expand health care beyond the walls of veterans' hospitals and other care facilities. Current efforts allow caregivers to reach patients in their daily lives while clinicians and specialists can share and archive medical information...

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The $.30 Kit That Could End Malaria

Lauren Said-Moorhouse | | November 13, 2014

It's an entirely preventable disease, and when diagnosed early, it's easily treatable. Yet Malaria still claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year...

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U.S. Government Probes Medical Devices For Possible Cyber Flaws

Jim Finkle | Reuters | October 22, 2014

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters...

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Ultraviolet Light Robot Kills Ebola In Two Minutes; Why Doesn't Every Hospital Have One Of These?

Mike Adams | Natural News | October 11, 2014

While vaccine makers and drug companies are rushing to bring medical interventions to the market that might address the Ebola pandemic, there's already a technology available right now that can kill Ebola in just two minutes in hospitals, quarantine centers, commercial offices and even public schools...

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VanRoekel Details Technology’s Role In Fighting The Ebola Crisis

Billy Mitchell | FedScoop | November 6, 2014

Technology is not the solution for Ebola.  That was part of the truth new U.S. Agency for International Development Chief Innovation Officer Steven VanRoekel spoke Thursday during his opening keynote at FedScoop’s FedTalks 2014...

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VC Market Drying Up For Emerging Medtech Firms

Julie Bird | FierceHealthIT | October 4, 2012

Start-up medical-technology companies are finding it harder to raise venture capital, thanks to "an anemic IPO market and ever-more selective buyers," Ernst & Young says in a new market report. Read More »

VCs Should Back Gadgets For The Sick, Not The Healthy, Doctors Say

Emily Wax-Thibodeaux | Venture Capital Dispatch | October 16, 2014

Investors have been lining up to invest in consumer-facing health products, as wearable trackers and health apps have taken off with consumers.  But these digital-health products—widely used today by people who are already healthy—are subject to the same boom-and-bust cycle that has become the norm in other areas of technology...

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Wearable For State-Of-Mind Shift Set For 2015

Nancy Owano | Phys.Org | November 12, 2014

How will neuroscience impact daily life? A more topical question might be, how will neuroscience play a role in the business of electronic-device vendors of headsets and other wearables?...

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WHO Credits mHealth App With Helping Nigeria Get Rid Of Ebola

Erin McCann | mHealth News | October 24, 2014

The World Health Organization has declared Nigeria free of the Ebola virus transmission, and public health agencies are declaring that an mHealth initiative deserves much of the credit...

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Why We Need Standards-Based Interoperability In Digital Health

Bill Ash and Kathryn Bennett | MEDCITY News | October 15, 2014

A vision for “e-health” is gathering around the world, in which a rich array of dependable data is seamlessly and securely shared between patient and healthcare providers, in support of breakthrough wellness care and remote monitoring capabilities. Global, open development and wide-scale adoption of interoperability standards across technology areas such as personal health device communications, cloud computing, body computing, mobility, social networking and Big Data analytics comprise a critical enabler of the vision...

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‘I Can Now Climb Trees’: 6yo Kid Gets Prosthetic Arm From 3D Printer

Staff Writer | RT News | July 27, 2014

A 6 year-old boy from Florida born with right arm deficiency has received a prosthetic replacement...Students from Florida University made it on a 3D printer for just $350 in just 8 weeks...

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