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A new study, by Ambra Health, found 1 in 3 patients in ther U.S. cannot easily access their medical records. This impacts on how patients interact with health technology, like the iWatch. To find out more, we spoke with Ambra's Morris Panner.

Interview: Carepoynt–the health-focused rewards program Special

Carepoynt is a consumer-centric program based on a multi-channel, cloud-based Rewardsware for Healthcare platform, where members can earn and redeem ‘Poynts’. To find out how this scheme works in practice, we spoke with CEO Dr. Tom Giannulli.

Maternal deaths prompt calls for action in Zambia

The birthday of twins Karen and Kelly Junior will always be tinged by sadness as it also marks the day their mother died in childbirth -- a tragic occurrence of increasing public debate in Zambia.

Mugabe WHO appointment 'unacceptable': Canada PM

The appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization is "absolutely unacceptable" and "ridiculous," Canada's premier said Saturday."When I heard of Robert Mugabe's appointment...

Steady hand: how to do open-heart surgery in a quake

When the ground started shaking in Mexico City on September 19, many people ran out into the street.Not David Arellano.In the middle of performing open-heart surgery on a newborn, the pediatric surgeon just concentrated harder.

Soda tax supporters try to pivot from Chicago setback

US public health advocates are hoping to pivot after a major setback in Chicago, where local lawmakers repealed a soda tax after only two months following fierce industry-backed lobbying.

New digital service for predicting asthma conditions

The company Propeller, who manufacture digital inhalers, has launched a free service for predicting asthma conditions. The service takes the form of a software package.

California's deadly Hepatitis A outbreak reaches 600 cases

Even while firefighters are battling wildfires across the state, California has another ongoing problem - One of the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreaks in the country since the development of a vaccine 20 years ago.

Ebola-like Marburg virus kills two in Uganda: official

Two people have died from the Marburg virus in eastern Uganda, in the country's first outbreak of the deadly Ebola-like pathogen in three years, the health ministry said Thursday.

Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 74

An outbreak of highly contagious plague has claimed 74 lives in Madagascar over the past two months with the capital particularly affected, according to a new official toll published Tuesday.

Huddle, peer-to-peer support app for mental illness: Interview Special

Huddle is a video-based peer-to-peer support app designd to alter the way people communicate and learn about mental health issues. Huddle provides peer-to-peer advice and on-demand support. To find out more wer spoke with co-founder Dan Blackman.

New medical technology for kidney dialysis

The company Kibow Biotech has undertaken further validation of Its "Enteric Dialysis®" Technology, and Renadyl™ Product Formulation, designed for maintaining healthy kidney function.

Seychelles schools closed over plague fears

The Seychelles government ordered schools to close Friday, after the discovery of two suspected cases of plague thought to have been brought from Madagascar where the disease has killed scores.

Squeeze on UK health gives advanced nurses leading role

Sara Dalby never imagined she would one day operate on patients when she started studying nursing.

Making medical visits easier via scheduling app: Interview Special

The payments company First Data / Clover has announced a partnering with CareCloud to release Breeze, the first app to make medical visits less painful by reducing administration. To find out more we spoke with Clover Cofounder Mark Schulze.

Child obesity grows tenfold since 1975: study

The world had 10 times as many obese children and teenagers last year than in 1975, but underweight kids still outnumbered them, a study said Wednesday.

Mass cholera vaccinations begin in Rohingya camps

The United Nations launched one of its biggest ever cholera vaccination drives in the vast refugee camps of southeast Bangladesh Tuesday amid fears of an outbreak among nearly a million Rohingya now living there.

Plague outbreak forces closure of two Madagascan universities

Madagascan authorities Thursday ordered two universities to close temporarily as efforts intensify to halt a plague outbreak that has killed 33 people and caused widespread panic.

Taiwan's battle with betel nut addiction

For years Huang Sheng-yi helped feed Taiwan's addiction to the betel nut, planting thousands of the trees on his mountainous farm.

Workout Anywhere up for 2018 Best Personal Trainer on Long Island

Greek-American Petros Arzoumanidis, and his company, Workout Anywhere, has been nominated for "Best Personal Trainer" for the 2018 "Best of Long Island."

EU watchdog OKs cancer drugs without evidence they work: study

European regulators approved 39 new cancer drugs between 2009 and 2013 despite having no evidence that they worked, unnecessarily exposing patients to toxicity, researchers said Thursday.

Mobile app aids lowering blood pressure: Interview Special

Adults with hypertension and prehypertension can lower their blood pressure by using a mobile health app. A new study shows patients can lower their blood pressure and return to a normotensive status.

Panic in Madagascar as plague spreads

Crowds of fearful residents flock to their local pharmacies before dawn, desperate to buy masks and antibiotics to stave off a plague outbreak sweeping Madagascar.

How motion tracking technology aids healthcare: Interview Special

Motion tracking technology might be more closely associated with the entertainment industry, but it has other applications. In healthcare it can advance patient recovery through remote solutions. To find out more we spoke with a leading expert.

Here comes the 'Uber' of healthcare: Interview Special

CONCIERGE KEY Health is the first mobile app to provide healthcare consumers with on-demand access to elite physician specialists, urgent care clinics and hospitals. Founder Robert Grant thinks that app-based healthcare is about to take off.

Diabetic children in school need more than stylish glucose meters

Scientists from the University of Wellington in New Zealand suggest glucose testing meters be more stylish so that children with type I diabetes are not embarrassed when they use the meters in school.

Thyroid drug back on sale in France after complaints over new version

An old version of a thyroid medication went back on sale in France on Monday after thousands of the country's three million users complained of serious side effects from a new formula.

Tech and funding problems plague Obamacare enrollment system

Open enrollment in Obamacare (ACA) is just about a month from now. However, the White House is cutting back on funding but also those states who use the federal market place are facing technical difficulties.

Use of tattoos to measure blood sugar being researched

The Dermal Abyss project is a collaboration between researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers Katia Vega, Xin Liu,. Viirj Kan, and Nick Barry with Ali Yetisen and Nan Jiang from the Harvard Medical School.

The case for blockchain in healthcare

Healthcare is data driven and yet the vast volumes of data can overwhelm the system. A leading expert has set out the case for the introduction of blockchains for healthcare, as a means of managing data flows.

Is the U.K. ahead with the digitalization of healthcare?

The British health service continues on its path towards digital health, with a new round of leading health trusts being named. The digitalization project presents opportunities for technology companies.

Brain controlled app designed for children with ADHD

A new app, modeled on a computer game, has been launched for children who have been identified with a type of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The app takes the form of a game.

Health technology to address patient ‘no shows’

A new predictive scheduling solution for healthcare services has been launched. Called Sibyl, the platform aims to reduce the financial and operational impact from patient ‘no shows’.

Blockchain technology set to transform healthcare

Several startup companies are finding new and important ways to bring blockchain technology to healthcare. The cryptographically-secured, distributed ledgers can be used for everything from supply chains to medical records.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus announces she has breast cancer

Award-winning "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed Thursday that she has breast cancer.

Can Twitter, Google and AI help in forecasting flu outbreaks?

Predicting and forecasting the yearly flu season has always been difficult, and proper preparation is essential. To improve their forecasts and predictions, the CDC is getting some help from social media, AI, and other groups.

New technology allows diabetics to better manage the disease

According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2015, 30.3 Americans or 9.4 percent of the population had diabetes. Diabetics need to control their blood sugar, exercise, and eat properly to manage the disease and prevent complications.

WHO warns of cholera threat in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

The World Health Organisation warned Monday of a growing cholera risk in the makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh where more than 435,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter from unrest in Myanmar.

New hospital metrics system wins 'Most Wired Innovator Award'

A new electronic health record, implemented at the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania, has aided the management of patients and scooped a major health technology award,

Telehealth was used to help patients during Hurricane Irma

During the worst days of Hurricane Irma, the company Nemours Children’s Health System made use of its telehealth to provide pediatric care for any patient in the state who needed it.

Digital healthcare requires new workforce skills and strategy

Digital healthcare represents a fast-moving field. However, as a new survey indicates, job skills are creating unevenness within the field — and problems for the industry overall.
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