Google Neural Network Can Predict Your Health Status From Your Retina  [LINK]
This data may even be enough to determine when someone is at high risk of a heart attack. The post Google Neural Network Can Predict Your Health Status From Your Retina appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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FDA Approves EKG Heart Monitor for Apple Watch  [LINK]
A company called AliveCor just managed to get the first medical-grade Apple Watch accessory approved by the FDA. You might know the CEO of AliveCor -- it's none other than former Googler Vic Gundotra. The post FDA Approves EKG Heart Monitor for Apple... [Read More]
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5 Questions: Randall Stafford on new blood pressure guidelines  [LINK]
Under the new guidelines, tens of millions more Americans now meet the criteria for having high blood pressure. ... [Read More]
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23andMe, Michael J. Fox Foundation to Study Genetic Factors of Parkinson’s  [LINK]
The foundation has awarded 23andMe a $4 million grant to gather more data that will be shared with the medical community. The post 23andMe, Michael J. Fox Foundation to Study Genetic Factors of Parkinson’s appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Putting new tools in the hands of leading Canadian scientists  [LINK]
Photo: Paul Joseph, UBC More than67.5 million at the University of British Columbia for new labs and equipment to help Canadian researchers discover, innovate, and train the next generation of scientists With the right kind of investment, scientists will be able to develop ground-breaking projects that lead to astounding results—for example, developing rare isotopes for cance.... [Read More]
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The FDA has approved a blood sugar monitor that doesn’t require a finger prick  [LINK]
 Further proof the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been warming up to modern technology — it has just approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor that doesn’t require the user to prick themselves over and over for a blood... [Read More]
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Scientists Learn How Your Cells Help Influenza Evolve Faster  [LINK]
Researchers have long studied the properties of influenza that make it change rapidly, and a new study at MIT may offer a way to slow it down and make anti-viral drugs more effective by targeting your own cellular machinery. The post Scientists Learn... [Read More]
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Don’t wait for the Apple Watch to dole out medical advice anytime soon  [LINK]
 Could the Food and Drug Administration classify the Apple Watch as a medical device? It’s a question many have asked over the past couple of years, but the stakes are now higher for the Watch with its newfound ability to detect atrial fib... [Read More]
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Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyone  [LINK]
 The irony of strict regulation is that while it drives up the quality of care, it also drives up costs, making it unreachable for those without health insurance. The fact that few for-profit screening services exist outside of health insurance ... [Read More]
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