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Opioid test strips may give drug users a false sense of security

The opioid crisis in Canada and the United States is still at epidemic proportions, and this has lead to a myriad of test strips being developed that test for a variety of illicit drugs, including cocaine, oxycodone, and fentanyl, to name a few.

Swaziland turns around world's highest HIV infection rate: report

Paris - Swaziland, which bears the world's heaviest HIV burden, has halved the rate of new infections in five years by boosting access to virus-suppressing drugs, researchers said Monday.

Injectable AIDS drug may work 'as well' as pills: study

Paris - A two-drug cocktail injected every month or two may be just as effective as a daily pill at keeping the AIDS virus under control, said a study Monday that promised relief for millions.

South African girl, 9, is third child with HIV remission: study

Paris - A South African girl has become only the third child to beat the AIDS virus into long-term remission -- almost nine years and counting -- after receiving a drug cocktail in infancy, researchers announced Monday.

Digital health solutions for caregivers

An overlooked part of the digital health revolution is with caregivers (those who care for others, such as the elderly). This is despite caregivers having needs that can be met by technological innovation. A new survey highlights some of the needs.

New technology for food contamination screening

Bonn - Contaminated food is a major health risk to the consumer and it is also bad for business. If undesirable substances are ingested this can lead to significant health consequences, and many risks arise from the environment.

'Draconian' US funding cuts would cost lives: AIDS meeting

Paris - Leaders in the fight against HIV on Sunday urged the US government, the largest donor to global AIDS research and treatment, to reject "draconian" funding cuts proposed by President Donald Trump.

Science and technology create the birth control app

Natural Cycles is the only app that has been certified by the European Union and is the only app that can be called "contraception" in Europe. It is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play store to users everywhere.

Yemen cholera cases could exceed 600,000 in 2017: Red Cross

Sanaa - More than 600,000 people are expected to contract cholera in Yemen this year, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Sunday as the war-torn country's healthcare system faces collapse.

Headway on AIDS threatened by funding slowdown

Paris - Progress in beating back the AIDS epidemic risks being eroded by a funding shortfall set to grow under Donald Trump's proposed cuts to global health projects, experts and campaigners warned ahead of a major HIV conference.

How the Internet of Things will shape healthcare

The Internet of Things is becoming more widespread, from home to workplace. The impact in healthcare has been slower, but the digital possibilities for health are considerable. We review five key topics.

Applying artificial intelligence to identify schizophrenia

Identifying the neuroimaging-based patterns which may offer clues for schizophrenia is complex. This task could be made easier thanks to developments with artificial intelligence.

Intelligent asthma management system devised

New York City - What is heralded as an Intelligent Asthma Management Kit has been developed to aid in the management and treatment of the chronic (lifetime) illness.

Gym managers can make use of virtual reality

A great deal of digital health innovation has been aimed directly at the consumer, but what about the companies that operate fitness centers and gyms? Here technologies like virtual reality can make a difference.

Virtual and augmented reality coming to the fitness world

Health technology continues to expand across general fitness werarables and advanced medical instruments. With the home fitness market, a big growth area is with virtual and augmented reality.

Digital health market continues to innovate, remotely

The digital health technology market is prominent in every store and, in the case of wrist devices, found on many people you'll pass in the street. Is this market near saturation? No, according to market analysts.

World's first child double hand transplant a 'success'

Washington - The first child in the world to undergo a double hand transplant is now able to write, feed and dress himself, doctors have said, declaring the ground-breaking operation a success after 18 months.

Mayo Clinic’s new startup to tackle diseases using AI

Mayo Clinic and the technology company nference have launched an innovative new startup to discover, develop treatments for diseases that are not currently addressed through existing medical technology.

Uruguay pharmacies start selling marijuana

Montevideo - Pharmacies in Uruguay started selling marijuana Wednesday under a four-year-old law that has made the small South American country the first in the world to legalize pot from production to sale.
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