Google Develops AI That Can Detect Lung Cancer More Efficiently

There is a reason why doctors encourage patients to go for regular health checkups. This is because if problems are detected early on, they can either be cured or their progression can be slowed down. But even then, doctors are only humans and can sometimes make mistakes or miss certain things.


Smartphone App Can Help Diagnose Ear Infections Using A Paper Cone

Thanks to technology, our smartphones have come a very long way from being just a device that can make phone calls, send emails, play music, and surf the web. These days our smartphones are becoming increasingly competent where they are being used in the medical field as ultrasound scanners and also as tools to help detect Alzheimer’s.


Researchers Find LED Lights Could Cause ‘Irreversible’ Damage To Our Eyes

LED technology has been hailed by many as the next-gen tech that we can expect in our lights and displays. There are benefits to using LEDs, such as how it consumes less power than regular light bulbs, and for our displays, the lower power consumption also means that our phones can last longer.


This Headband Claims It Will Improve Your Sleep By Training Your Brain

All of us have at some point or the other experienced a bad night’s sleep. There are many factors that can impact how good of a sleep you can get, but in case you’re experiencing bad nights more often than not, a device by the name of URGOnight claims that it will help you get a better night’s rest.


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MIT Develops AI Model That Can Predict Breast Cancer

There is the saying that claims that prevention is better than cure. Basically, the idea is that if you can prevent something from happening to you, it would be better than trying to fix it. This is especially true when it comes to our health, where there might be certain instances in which a cure won’t always return you back to the way you were before.


28-Year Old Man Had A Stroke After Cracking His Neck

We all know how satisfying it can be to crack your neck after a long day’s work. However, the next time you reach over to your neck to give it a good crack, you might want to think twice and maybe not use so much force. This is because a 28-year old man by the name of Josh Hader suffered a stroke after cracking his neck too hard.


First Ever Organ Transport Delivery By Drone Conducted

We’ve always known that drones could be used for delivery purposes, where in some countries such a in Australia, we’ve seen how drones are being used to deliver coffee. In fact, it had also been suggested that drones could also potentially be used to deliver organs in instances where emergency transplants had to be done.


This Video Game Can Detect Alzheimer’s In Patients

Like a lot of medical conditions, early detection can either help to cure the problem, or it could help patients deal with the issue a lot earlier which can also help improve their overall quality of life. We’ve seen how some researchers are trying to find ways of detecting Alzheimer’s early, and now a new study has suggested that maybe a video game could actually do a much better job.


Google Fit Finally Makes Its Way Onto The iPhone

On iOS devices, Apple has the Health app which allows users to track their health-related data collected from apps and devices like the Apple Watch. Google also has a similar health app in the form of Google Fit which was for Android devices, but now it looks like iOS users who want to use Google Fit will be able to do so.


This Implant Can Turn Brain Activity Into Synthetic Speech

One of the problems experienced by those who are disabled is being able to effectively communicate with other people around them. For example, we have seen how this can involve the use of computers and having to type out things that they want to say. Now thanks to the efforts of researchers at UC San Francisco, they might have come up with something better.


Smartphones Are Being Used As Ultrasound Scanners In African Villages

For those living in developed countries, sometimes we can take certain health care facilities for granted where they are typically stocked with your basic machinery and equipment. However, in more rural parts of the world, accessing such equipment can be near impossible, but it seems that technology has created some innovative solutions.


Students Develop A ‘Watch’ That Comes With A Built-In Epinephrine Shot

If you’re someone who suffers from adverse allergic reactions, like to peanuts or bee-stings, for example, then having an EpiPen on your person could be the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, these devices aren’t the easiest to carry around, meaning that you could lose them, or if they’re in a bag, they might be difficult to find.


Researchers Restore Some Function To The Brains Of Dead Pigs

From time to time, we hear about patients who are technically alive but are considered brain dead. Given that the brain pretty much controls our entire body, there’s not much that can be done, or at least that’s what we used to think until researchers at Yale University have managed to restore some function to the brains of dead pigs, according to a study published in Nature.


Study Finds Screen Time For Kids Isn’t As Bad As We Think

These days it’s not uncommon to find parents using smartphones or tablets to keep their children entertained while at dinner. It was later suggested that excessive screen time for kids was bad and that it potentially had the ability to physically change the brain structure in kids. However, as it turns out, that might not be the case anymore.