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Young vision impaired Londoners set a new direction for Tube travel

Sunday, 08 March 2015 23:00
A ground-breaking trial is underway at Pimlico Underground station to assist blind and partially sighted people to navigate independently, using Bluetooth beacons and a smartphone app. The Wayfindr system has been developed by ustwo, a studio which builds digital products and services, in response to the RLSB Youth Forum's desire to be able to navigate London Underground (LU) without assistance.
Twitter helps smokers kick the habit, UCI-Stanford study finds
Thursday, 05 March 2015 20:00
Hybrid approach combines automated messages with social media platform Cornelia Pechmann, professor of marketing in UCI's Paul Merage School of Business, has found subjects in smoking cessation programs had much higher rate of success when exposed to social media messages that encourage them to share feelings and experiences with others. Credit: Daniel A.
Flame retardants used in cell phones, tablets 'may cause obesity'
Thursday, 05 March 2015 03:00
Lack of exercise and an unhealthy diet are well-established causes of overweight and obesity. But researchers from the University of Houston, TX, suggest another potential cause that may surprise you: flame retardants used in cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices.The flame retardants TBBPA and TCBPA are commonly used in devices with electrical chips, including cell phones, computers, tablets, televisions and video game consoles.
FDA launches drug shortages mobile app
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 22:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched the agency's first mobile application (app) specifically designed to speed public access to valuable information about drug shortages. The app identifies current drug shortages, resolved shortages and discontinuations of drug products. Drugs in short supply can delay or deny needed care for patients. Drug shortages may also lead health care professionals to rely on alternative drug products, which may be less effective or associated with higher risks…
Interactive cycling games may provide alternative to conventional exercise
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 22:00
Interactive video game cycling may be more enjoyable and lead to higher energy expenditure than conventional exercise, according to a study published March 4, 2015 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Javier Monedero from Dublin City University, Ireland, and colleagues. Despite the widely accepted health benefits of regular physical activity, only a small percentage of the population meets the current recommendations.
Google Glass shows promising uses in plastic surgery, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 21:00
Study describes first plastic surgery procedure performed using 'glass' The "wearable technology" Google Glass has a wide range of possible applications in plastic surgery--with the potential to enhance surgical training, medical documentation, and patient safety, according to a special paper in the March 2015 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Mobile phone app to identify premature babies in the developing world
Monday, 02 March 2015 22:00
A mobile phone app that will identify babies born prematurely in the developing world is being developed by researchers at The University of Nottingham. The technology will use distinctive features on the feet, face and ears of newborns to more accurately estimate the gestation of babies and to identify those who may need urgent medical care. The project, which brings together experts from the University's Division of Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and School of…
Online education tool helps bridge gaps in therapeutic decision-making for advanced NSCLC
Monday, 02 March 2015 20:00
A new interactive online tool helps educate practicing oncologists worldwide with therapeutic decision-making for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) based on a patient's molecular and clinical characteristics by providing feedback from an expert panel. Optimal treatment decisions for advanced stage NSCLC in the age of personalized medicine are often based on the molecular and histological characteristics of the tumor.
Anderson Algorithm increases surgical success with advanced ovarian cancer
Monday, 02 March 2015 20:00
A surgical algorithm developed and implemented by ovarian cancer specialists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center dramatically increases the frequency of complete removal of all visible tumor - a milestone strongly tied to improved survival. The researchers describe the Anderson Algorithm in a perspective piece outlining a personalized surgical approach to ovarian cancer published online at Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology.
New app helps patients ensure best outcome from surgery
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 23:00
Add your rating Ratings for this article (click to rate) Current ratings for: New app helps patients ensure best outcome from surgeryRatings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratings Imperial researchers and clinicians have launched a new smartphone app, MySurgery, to help patients get the best outcome from their surgery.
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