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

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.

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

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.

Electronic health record incentive programs analyzed by researchers

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.

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

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?

Are Electronic Cigarettes a.k.a. E-Cigs Dangerous to Non-smoking Bystanders?

Electronic Cigarettes

In a recent article published in the journal Indoor Air about the safety issues of smoking electronic cigarettes, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research WKI in Braunschweig have put electronic cigarettes, also known as E-cigs, to the test by analyzing the emissions of electronic cigarettes on volunteers in an 8-cubic-meter test chamber.

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