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Interview: Technological solutions for precision medicine Special

The role of pharmacists in precision medicine growing in importance. Some of the challenges for pharmacists have been set out by the company OneOme, which is partnering with pharmacists. We spoke with pharmacist Kathleen Bosse.

Why precision medicine is important for pharmacists: Interview Special

The role of pharmacists in precision medicine growing in importance. Some of the challenges for pharmacists have been set out by the company OneOme, which is partnering with pharmacists. We spoke with pharmacist Kathleen Bosse.

Wayback VR project aims to help those with dementia

London - The Wayback project aims to bring back vivid memories for those struggling with dementia. This is through a series of recreations using digital technology and 3D goggles.

Nerve stimulator approved for opioid withdrawal

Bethesda - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a device designed to help U.S. citizens with addictions to prescription drugs ease the addiction and to stop taking the medicines like opioids.

China makes use of AI for healthcare

Artificial intelligence has been making headway in healthcare. One country that has embraced the technology faster than any other is China, especially in relation to lung cancer detection methods.

Head-to-head study compared two opioid addiction treatments

In a first of its kind study sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the effectiveness of two treatments for opioid addiction, Suboxone, and naltrexone were compared.

US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson has Parkinson's disease

Chicago - American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson announced Friday that he has the degenerative neurological disease Parkinson's.

Medicare and Medicaid set to expand telehealth

The telehealth remote medical practice received a boost recently with a strong indication that the U.S. health schemes Medicare and Medicaid are set to endorse the practice, especially for elements of the population residing out of town.

FDA is warning Americans to stay away from kratom

At a time when we have hit a critical point in the opioid epidemic, the FDA has found that patients believe they can use kratom to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms, and this is cause for concern because of the drug's side effects and risk of death.

Questions for healthcare artificial intelligence to answer

Artificial intelligence is being adopted by healthcare, albeit at different rates and in differing areas. One reason for the erratic pace is due to the medical and ethical questions that the technology brings with it in related to the use of digital data.

FDA Approves Pill With Digital Tracking System

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first digital pill for the US which tracks if patients have taken their medication. The pill called Abilify MyCite is fitted with a tiny indigestible sensor.

Google’s new accelerator focusses on AI health startups

Google’s growing focus on healthcare artificial intelligence has been crystalized through its new accelerator program. The scheme is aimed at fostering startup enterprises that are set to introduce technological solutions for healthcare.

Rebuilding the pharmacy from shop to digital: Interview Special

Washington - CaryRx is a pharmacy startup that has set out to rebuild the pharmacy concept from the ground up, through the use of a mobile app. To hear more about this next generation approach to pharmacies we spoke with company co-founder Areo Nazari.

Mexican toddler weighing 28 kilos baffles doctors

Cofrad - Like any other 10-month-old, Luis Manuel Gonzales babbles and touches anything within reach. But he stands out in a stunning and perhaps life-threatening way: he weighs 28 kilos (62 pounds).

Ava bracelet for future use in pregnancy detection: Interview Special

Ava, best known as the maker of its popular cycle-tracking Ava bracelet, has announced that results from a clinical study indicates that the device’s has potential for future use in pregnancy detection. We spoke with Ava Co-Founder Lea von Bidder.

Pope stubs out cigarettes sales in Vatican

Vatican City - Pope Francis has outlawed the sale of cigarettes at the Vatican in a bid to lead by example on healthy living.

Under siege, Syria doctors forced to improvise care

Duma - Surgical consultations via Facebook, reused sutures and gloves, and half-doses of expired drugs: doctors in a besieged opposition enclave near Syria's capital are improvising to cope with shortages.

WHO wary of 'major setback' on cholera in Yemen amid blockade

Geneva - The World Health Organization warned Friday that a Saudi-led blockade of Yemen was threatening to undo efforts to rein in a cholera epidemic already affecting nearly one million people in the war-ravaged country.

How blockchains can help healthcare: Interview Special

A new survey shows that the overwhelming majority of healthcare managers see blockchain as contributing to activities like connection, privacy and patient record sharing. To find out how blockchain works with healthcare we spoke with Ammon Fillmore.
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