Only innovation can reduce illness and poverty in Africa, according to a program that is funding creative approaches to healthcare in developing countries. More than 50,000 women die each year of cervical cancer in Africa, according to World Health Organization estimates, as more than 80% of the cases are detected in late stages. Share/Save
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Take a look around today at people in line at Starbucks, on the train platform or waiting for their bags at the airport. Odds are, a huge chunk of them are staring down into a glowing mobile device Share/Save
Researchers at Georgia Tech produced the app – to be made available on Apple and Android devices – based on the Braille writing system.
Discomfort and muscle pain from texting has become so common that it now has a name: “Text Neck,” and there’s even a medical institute that specializes in treatment.
Mobiles will change the way we communicate with doctors, as physicians may help describe possible treatments or procedures to patients on an iPad using multimedia, visual cues, genomic/anatomical maps, etc., prescribe post-treatment apps to our smartphones.
Researchers have found that the radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) emitted by cell phones may decrease sperm count and damage sperm quality.
The sound of a text message, recognizable the world over, but in a small village tucked away down the sandy back-roads of Senegal, a few short beeps can be vital reminders. For mothers living in and around the Mbosse, receiving an SMS (cellphone small message service, text) from their doctor’s helps keep themselves, and their babies, alive and healthy.
Today’s determination by the WHO’s IARC that cell phone use could cause cancer still does little to clear up the confusion around whether cell phones present a significant risk to human health. We simply still do not know. But to date, the World Health Organization’s warning is the most significant one so far to suggest that people take precautions.
The knowledge that I’d be cut off from Internet and cellphone service in just a few hours started to relax me long before I reached the secluded, serene site of a two-day yoga retreat in upstate New York.