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Predicting serious drug side effects before they occur

All medications have side-effects from common aspirin to herbal remedies and from standard anticancer drugs to experimental immunosuppressants. However, predicting important side effects, serious adverse drug reactions, ADRs, ...

Mar 28, 2011
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Climate control for the burns unit

Individualized climate control for burns victims in hospitals might not only improve comfort for such patients, but improve working conditions for those taking care of them. In addition, it could cut energy requirements by ...

Jun 27, 2014
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App helps prevent healthcare miscommunication

iscommunication in a healthcare setting can have dire consequences, and is more likely to occur when clinicians and patients don't speak the same language. While some healthcare settings have access to interpreters, ...

May 31, 2013
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Wireless patients

A wireless monitoring system for people with debilitating conditions such as Parkinson's disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) could allow healthcare workers to assess a patient's health and the development ...

May 26, 2010
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Improving health care in the Internet age

Faster and more widely available internet access has improved our lives in many ways but healthcare is lagging behind, according to researchers writing in the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics.

Nov 02, 2010
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Would NHS staff go to work during a flu pandemic?

A survey of health care workers has revealed that as many as 85% may stay off work if an influenza pandemic did take hold of the country. The results of the survey, published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, sugges ...

May 14, 2009
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Saving lives one breath at a time

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has completed a project to help a UK company diagnose medical conditions through monitoring patients' breath.

Mar 09, 2010
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Telemedicine in the making: Moca source code released

Moca, an MIT student organization, today announced the release of the Moca source code, a set of foundational building blocks for telemedicine and mHealth applications that use wireless networks to connect ...

Feb 18, 2010
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