Health  —   Medical Trends


  1. App for the Blind    The app's users are divided into two groups: sighted "helpers" and the visually impaired. When a blind user needs help, the app launches their iPhone's rear-facing camera and connects them with a helper who can provide assistance.
  2. PCSK9   Still in their trial phase, the PCSK9 inhibitor-type drugs show encouraging promise as a new treatment option for statin-intolerant patients.  Unlike statins, which are daily pills, PCSK9 inhibitors are given by injection every two or four weeks.
  3. Medical Symptom Checker  Check your medical symptoms
  4. Hapifork  The washable smart fork is slightly bigger than your usual utensil and uses sensors to record how many bites you take and how quickly you take them. If you shovel in more than a bite every 10 seconds, the fork gently vibrates, reminding you to slow down. It syncs with an online dashboard and accompanying Android or iOS app, allowing you to monitor your eating habits.
  5. The Vessyl is a cup that automatically knows what you're drinking, and keeps track of it in real-time. It measures caffeine, calories, fat, protein, sodium, and sugar, and provides an estimation for how much you need to consume in order to achieve peak hydration. It can even identify the exact brand of beverage you're drinking—which means it knows the difference between Coke and Pepsi.
  6. iDoctor  YouTube video of things to come in the Health field with your telephone.  Some really cool stuff.
  7. Doctor, Dentist, Hospital   Find the right doctor, dentist or hospital that is right for you.  Today Healthgrades is America’s leading online resource for consumers looking to choose a doctor or hospital based on objective information that can lead to better health. Nearly 1 million times a day, Americans rely on Healthgrades to find and connect with the right doctor and the right hospital – and ultimately the right care for themselves and their families.
  8. Food Shelf Life  How long are foods storable in your refrigerator?
  9. GlassesOff   app   Human vision is limited by two main factors:The quality of an image captured by the eyes.  The image processing capabilities of the brain as it interprets an image captured by the eyes.  GlassesOff scientists have developed  a proprietary method for improving near vision sharpness, by improving the image processing function in the visual cortex of the brain.
  10. Human stem cells used to repair damaged monkey hearts
  11. Scio   scanned materials or physical objects. Get instant relevant information to your smart phone. Food medicine plants and more.  Gizmag
  12. Next Generation Bioreactor   A scalable, next-generation platelet bioreactor has been created to generate fully functional human platelets in vitro. The work is a major biomedical advancement that will help address blood transfusion needs worldwide.
  13. Trocar   Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important medical device, called the tracer  and improve one of the most dangerous moments in many common surgeries
  14. Ancestory - Names of things and where they came from.
  15.   A dictionary of medical eponyms.



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