Tag Archives: health

“Watch Me Change” app lets you see how fast your beard grows and/or how fast your face gets wrinkles. Pregnancy and Weight Loss apps too for your pleasure.

3 Nov

Watch Me Change App – How it works from Watch Me Change on Vimeo.

Download on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/watch-me-change-full-version/id464279313?ls=1&mt=8

Watch Me Change – Face.

Pregnancy app

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/watch-me-change-pregnancy/id464283787?ls=1&mt=8

Weight loss app: 

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/watch-me-change-weight-watch/id464283064?ls=1&mt=8

Researchers Squeeze HSA Blood Proteins from Rice

1 Nov

Human Serum Albumin HSA is a protein commonly used in vaccines and often administered for serious burn injuries and liver disease and commonly in short supply due to a lack of donors. That’s why researchers from Wuhan University have figured out how to grow it—not in people, but in rice. Hit the link to read more.

via Researchers Squeeze Blood Proteins from Rice.

RunKeeper is the BEST app to track your run, and it just got updated with auto pause, heart rate monitoring, and more for iOS and Android. Plus, it’s FREE.

31 Oct

Probably the best app for running, RunKeeper for iOS and Android, just got a really helpful update. And it’s FREE! One problem it had was that it continued logging your time even if you’d stop at a light or to tie your shoe. A new update fixes that and adds some new features including heart rate zone monitoring!

This running app WILL help you lose weight and get in top shape. It’s your personal running coach.

iOS: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/runkeeper/id300235330?mt=8

Android: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.fitnesskeeper.runkeeper.pro

via RunKeeper Updates With Auto Pause, Heart Rate Zones, and More.

Voalte is the future of hospitals and patient care.

30 Oct

Voalte is the future of hospitals and patient care.

 

 

The iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and BlackBerry are finally making their way into hospitals to provide real-time feedback about patients to nurses anywhere in the hospital, increasing efficiency and the quality of patient care and safety.

Voalte – Smartphone Hospital Communications – Voalte.

Edinburgh University researchers develop artificial blood from bone marrow stem cells! 98% of people can receive (O-negative). Science win.

30 Oct

Researchers at Edinburgh University have developed a new type of faux blood that could be ready for human testing in as little as two years.

Their technique involves growing stem cells taken from the bone marrow of healthy adults into a new material thats very close to the red blood cells grown naturally in humans. Moreso, the artificial blood they create would be the rare, and highly sought after, type O-negative which can be used in 98% of patients.

And it would be guaranteed to be free of infections like HIV or Hepatitis. The researchers are confident that their process has been perfected to the point where clinical trials could begin in just 2 years.

But since their technique only produces red blood cells, they’d have to then work with other researchers to combine it with artificial hemoglobins before the artificial blood could become part of regular hospital use. A process that could take up to another 10 years.

via Artificial Blood From Bone Marrow Stem Cells Still Makes Me Genuinely Queasy.

Hopkins Doctors Devise Brain Cancer Removal That Saves Face—Specifically, Yours

27 Oct

Removing tumors at the base of the skull have traditionally required going in through the facial area—sometimes with disfiguring results. However, a doctor at John Hopkins University has figured out how to reach the back of your head using the skulls natural openings.

via Doctors Devise Brain Tumor Removal That Saves Face—Specifically, Yours.

Steve Jobs Refused a Potentially Life-Saving Surgery for 9 months #teechy

21 Oct

Walter Isaacson, the author of the upcoming official Steve Jobs biography, told 60 minutes that Steve Jobs refused what could have potentially been a life-saving surgery. Remember, though Jobs had pancreatic cancer, he also had a very rare form that was treatable through surgery. Jobs didn’t want that surgery.

 

Isaacson, who had numerous conversations with Jobs, says:

“I think that he kind of felt that if you ignore something, if you don’t want something to exist, you can have magical thinking…we talked about this a lot. He wanted to talk about it, how he regretted it….I think he felt he should have been operated on sooner.”

via Why Steve Jobs Refused a Potentially Life-Saving Surgery.

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