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New Smart Crib Claims it Helps Babies Fall Asleep, But at What Cost?

Jul 30 2017 - 2:19am
New smart crib helps babies fall asleep

There’s a new baby gadget hitting the market soon. This one claims that it can help colicky, cranky, crying babies fall asleep—and go back to sleep on their own—so that new moms and dads can get more rest. But the reaction from the public is mixed.

The Snoo helps babies fall asleep.

All Cake And Bread Makers Would Love This Heavy Duty Dough Mixer Lift

May 20 2017 - 4:50pm
Full Height Base Cabinet Heavy Duty Mixer Lift

If you make bread or decorate cakes daily I am pretty sure everyone would love to have a heavy duty dough mixer lift like this.

This is a Rev-A-Shelf full height base cabinet heavy duty mixer lift that not only lifts your heavy duty dough mixer, but also allows you to create a unique storage solution for appliances.

Futuristic Bra May Detect Breast Cancer in Its Earliest Stages and the Inventor Will Surprise You

May 10 2017 - 6:34pm
EVA The Auto-Exploration Bra

You’ve heard the saying, “necessity if the mother of invention”, and in the case of 18 year old Julián Ríos Cantú of Mexico, these words are especially appropriate. Cantú’s own mother was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time when he was 13 with a fast growing and aggressive type. She underwent bilateral mastectomy, almost died and became both the inspiration and motivation behind the technology he has developed for early detection of breast cancer.

Cantú used his mother’s experience and did his own research.

Wearable sensors of the future could tell you if you are sick before you even have symptoms

Mar 11 2017 - 12:54pm
A simple fitness sensor could tell if your sick before you know you are

Wearing a device similar to a FitBit or Apple watch could tell you if you're sick. Wearable technology of the future could make medical care more individualized and even alert you and your doctor that something's brewing before you have symptoms.

Findings published Jan. 12, 2017, in PLoS Biology, have major implications for knowing when to seek medical help before anything becomes worse.

What's Laser Liposuction and Can It Really Burn Your Fat Without Surgery?

Dec 26 2016 - 8:22pm
Laser Liposuction

Laser liposuction has been found to require 13 percent less touch-up surgeries than regular liposuction. But is it safe? It seems to be another way doctors can successfully remove fat from your body. Here are some details on the procedure.

Laser liposuction was first used in the 90s, but it wasn't recognized until the early 2000s and was approved by the FDA in 2006.

The Best Way to Measure Your Heart Rate While Exercising

Oct 16 2016 - 4:07am
Fitness trackers tested for heart rate accuracy

Did you buy a fitness tracker because it has a heart rate monitor? A new study says that fitness trackers are not so accurate after all, and reveals the truly best way to measure your heart while exercising.

According to researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, those popular fitness trackers people buy to keep tabs on their heart rate while exercising may not be as accurate as marketing would have them bel

New Waterproof Activity Tracker for Swimmers

Aug 30 2016 - 6:51am
The Fitbit Flex 2 is waterproof

Like your activity tracker, but hate that fact that it is not guaranteed against water damage while in the pool or shower?! Here’s the latest activity tracker update about one that now is designed as a waterproof activity tracker for swimmers.

As I’ve admitted before in an earlier article on activity trackers―Wearable Fitness Tracker Update

Listen to What Your Body and Your Apple Watch Are Trying to Tell You

Sep 22 2015 - 12:14am
Heart Rate Feature Saves Life

According to a recent CBS News report, that heart rate monitor on your Apple Watch or fitness band can be more than just a feature to tell you how hard you are pushing your heart while exercising—it could also be a way of telling you that something is wrong with your health.

For a teen athlete who made a recent Apple Watch buying decision, that same decision turned out to be a life-saving one as well.

Electronic health record incentive programs analyzed by researchers

Jun 11 2015 - 6:32pm
Electronic health record incentive program

A new study analyzes electronic health record incentive programs and physician participation. Researchers discovered that the financial rewards are working, and more doctors are switching to electronic health records. However, they are concerned that a digital divide is forming between physicians who have accepted electronic health record (EHR) adoption, and physicians who have not made the change.

The study from Weill Cornell Medical College reveals that the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs cost $30 billion

Can't get to the doctor? No problem, just stick out your tongue

Dec 5 2014 - 2:08pm

Researchers in India have designed a way to find out if someone is sick just by sticking out their tongue. But you don't have to be in the doctor's office to find out. A group of technical engineers have designed a digital tongue analysis software to help people in remote areas who may not have access to a physician. What can your tongue tell a doctor about your health?

And if that isn't cool enough, the researchers say next they'll be adding eye images to their repertoire of digital images to help diagnose even more diseases.

Google Glass has the potential to save lives

Mar 3 2014 - 6:25am

The high tech revolution has within it the power to help significantly improve health care and save lives. Imagine as if in a science fiction thriller that an app existed which could snap a photo of a diagnostic test and send it off to a lab for immediate analysis. Imagine if this app could be conveniently worn on comfortable light eye glasses. This scene from the future of science is coming true now with Google Glass.

Robots Helping Diagnose Children with Autism?

Jan 27 2014 - 10:50am
Autism Diagnosis Robot

When it comes to our autistic children, we would do anything to help them in life, a thought process which sparked the creation of a robot in Croatia to befriend the autistic children it is meant to cater to. Robots! Out of all the possible solutions to helping children with autism develop their skills, a robot is possibly the perfect solution. Why?