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New Smartphone Attachment for Physicians Showing Promising Results in Detecting Cancer


New Smartphone Attachment For Physicians Showing Promising Results In Detecting CancerThe findings of a pilot program for the D3 imaging system were recently shared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

D3 is short for digital diffraction diagnosis, which is an imaging module with a high powered LED light, which clips on to a smartphone. The end result is a high resolution imaging device that has a field of view superior to that of a traditional microscope.

As confirmed by IndustryWeek, the system has the ability to record data from over 100,000 cells from blood, biopsy, or a tissue sample. Microbeads are added to the blood or tissue, which is then combined to detect cancer related molecules. Analyzing the diffraction patterns helps to determine if cancer is present.

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Put Away the Smartphone, Grab the Play-Doh: Toddlers Exposed to Too Much Tech Are Hampered, Not Helped


Put Away the Smartphone, Grab the Play-Doh Toddlers Exposed to Too Much Tech Are Hampered, Not HelpedWant to know a secret? Smart parents — I mean, really smart parents — already know this.

But now let’s clue everybody in.

To be blunt, the technological wizardry of the modern age — smartphones, iPads, and even TV — do not make for great child development tools.

We’ve got research on our side here.

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The Virtual Doctor Is In — If You Have a Smartphone or Tablet


The Virtual Doctor Is In -- If You Have a Smartphone or TabletWhat’s in store when it comes to the future of healthcare?

Well, the doctor will still be in — if you have a smartphone or a tablet. It’s all “virtual,” of course, but it just might be a good thing.

Virtual care is a big trend in the connected healthcare marketplace, according to a new eMarketer report entitled “Connected Health: More than Just Wearables: What Marketers Need to Know About Digitally Enabled Care.”

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SMS Service for Pregnant Women Launches in South Africa


SMS Service for Pregnant Women Launches in South AfricaA new mobile application, MomConnect, will allow all pregnant women in South Africa to sign up for a free SMS service which provides information and advice on pregnancy.

In addition, it can be used to notify the Department of Health about poor services at clinics.

According to a story at BizCommunity, the free program for pregnant mothers has been launched by the Department of Health, with funding from the U.S. government and Johnson & Johnson.

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NueVue Takes Aim at The Germs on Your Smartphone


NueVue Takes Aim at The Germs on Your SmartphoneLet’s face it, there’s something much unhealthier about your smartphone than the amount of time you waste playing games and frolicking on social media.

Your smartphone itself is actually quite unhealthy. In fact, it’s covered with a bunch of gunk that could make you sick. Phones and germs have made headlines for years, as the connection has been established by numerous sources.

But there is, fortunately, an array of solutions to help stop your smartphone from making you sick.

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Reports: Docs Prefer Tablets to Smartphones for Reading Med Pubs


Reports Docs Prefer Tablets to Smartphones for Reading Med PubsA recent survey finds that doctors prefer tablets to smartphones for reading medical publications.

Today, more than 25% of physicians use a tablet to read healthcare-related material. The Sources & Interactions Study also shows that just over half (51%) of physicians actively use a tablet for professional purposes.

“Overall, more doctors are using smartphones for professional purposes than tablets, but there are a small number of tasks that they are more likely to perform on a tablet,” Kantar Media reports.

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Forecast: mHealth App Market to Double in 2012 to $1.3B


New research out from Research2Guidance is projecting the market for mobile health apps to more than double during 2012 to top off at more than $1.3B, up from $718M in 2011.

The healthy increase projected for this year is attributed to five main areas according to the research firm’s latest report, including app downloads, in-app advertisements, mHealth services, direct transactions and sensor sales. The latter being a substantial growth driver as a number of big healthcare companies published mHealth apps in 2011 that go far beyond the simple nature of most apps we’ve seen hit the market so far.

The report also notes that in 2012 the number of mHealth application users – mobile users who downloaded a smartphone mHealth application at least once – will reach 247 million.  This is nearly double the 124 million users who downloaded mHealth smarthphone applications in 2011.

The full report is available for download here.

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