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Infographic – America’s Smartphone Addiction

These devices — used more as pocket computers than phones — are ubiquitous, easy to operate, and increasingly inexpensive. But they’re also addictive. . . . → Read More: Infographic – America’s Smartphone Addiction

Biotech, Microsoft Partner on Immune System Diagnostics

A company that analyzes immune system genomics is collaborating with Microsoft Corporation to develop early-stage disease diagnostics. . . . → Read More: Biotech, Microsoft Partner on Immune System Diagnostics

Audio-Brain Stimulation Shown to Reduce PTSD Symptoms

A clinical trial shows a non-invasive technique that translates and feeds back brain waves as audio tones reduces PTSD symptoms in current and former military personnel for 6 months. . . . → Read More: Audio-Brain Stimulation Shown to Reduce PTSD Symptoms

Phone Sensors Shown to Monitor Chemotherapy Effects

Catheter for chemotherapy (Rhoda Baer, National Cancer Institute)

21 December 2017. A group of cancer patients was able to monitor the severity of effects of their chemotherapy with built-in sensors on smartphones and fitness trackers. Results of the clinical study, led by researchers at University of Pittsburgh, appear in the 19 December issue of . . . → Read More: Phone Sensors Shown to Monitor Chemotherapy Effects

Agriculture Tech Start-Up Accelerator to Open

A group supporting start-up companies and entrepreneurs developing new technologies in food and agriculture plans to begin next month in Minneapolis, Minnesota. . . . → Read More: Agriculture Tech Start-Up Accelerator to Open

Reading Vital Signs with Radio Waves Designed

Engineers at Cornell University developed techniques for reading a person’s key health indicators with plastic tags and radio waves instead of the specialized devices used today. . . . → Read More: Reading Vital Signs with Radio Waves Designed

Mobile Apps for Eating Disorders in Development

Two mobile device apps are being developed focusing on behavioral factors related to eating that can lead to unhealthy outcomes. . . . → Read More: Mobile Apps for Eating Disorders in Development

MIT Building Statewide Health Innovation System

A unit of Massachusetts Institute of Technology is establishing what it calls an innovation ecosystem that pulls together different players in health care to better serve the needs of patients. . . . → Read More: MIT Building Statewide Health Innovation System

Telemedicine Kiosks Opening at Retail Pharmacies

Private kiosks providing individuals live video sessions with clinicians to diagnose non-emergency medical issues are underway in New York. . . . → Read More: Telemedicine Kiosks Opening at Retail Pharmacies

Blood Glucose Monitor Built Into Smartphone Case

Engineers at University of California in San Diego designed a case that fits over a smartphone with an integrated sensor, which in lab tests accurately measures blood glucose levels. . . . → Read More: Blood Glucose Monitor Built Into Smartphone Case