Archive for the ‘Health and Technology’ Category
New bone conduction technologies mean that we may soon be seeing bone-anchored hearing devices replacing the hearing aids of yesteryear. Of course, for people with hearing difficulties, auditory therapy is also a fundamental part of improving their quality of life, but newer, smaller and more efficient devices can also make a world of difference. These implants may also be able to solve problems that limit the effectiveness of cochlear devices, such as the ability to pinpoint a sound in a crowd of people and distinguish it from others.
In the healthcare industry, the rapid adoption of reliable, cutting-edge technology is essential to provide the highest levels of medical care. That’s why it’s encouraging to see more hospitals and clinics embracing cloud computing, which will have numerous advantages for staff and patients alike. Below is a brief overview of the top advantages of cloud computing in the healthcare sector.
Sharing of Information
Cloud technologies and hosted desktops make collaboration easier, allowing different healthcare providers to synchronise and share specific information in real time.
With mobile apps backed up by a cloud computing infrastructure, healthcare providers can access crucial data from anywhere, at any time.
Going to the doctor is a costly expense for many; an expense that most cannot afford, and then still forking out for follow-up visits, it can all turn into a vicious financial snowball. Healthcare is a necessity that the world cannot do without, and thankfully many healthcare professionals are seeing the need for the sector to move to a digital front making financial and logistical sense for many.
Cleveland Clinic has released their list of medical innovations for 2013 and there are some very interesting and possibly miracle concepts. Many illnesses and conditions have been addressed with these new medical innovations, from people suffering from chronic headaches to cancer. Many individuals in the medical industry from people in Regulatory Affairs to doctors, welcome the new medical innovations.
Some of the most amazing medical innovations for next year include:
- A peanut sized device that is placed in the mouth to relieve headaches
- A hand held medical device that closely resembles a hair dryer that can detect cancer of the skin
Like other labels for household items, cleaning product labels are often difficult to read and understand. Often, vague terms are used to describe ingredients or processes that can mislead consumers. At other times, complex jargon and scientific terms are used on cleaning product labels that are impossible to decipher. This list outlines some of the common terms used in cleaning product labels and their meanings, from carpet cleaners to hand wash, and highlights what to watch out for.
The European pharmaceutical industry is about to change for the better. The European Medicines Agency has passed policy that now insists upon full disclosure of data and analysis the pharmaceutical industry may use to have a drug passed approval. Before this new development is was only necessary for the pharmaceutical industry to provide statistics gathered from clinical trials, but now raw data from all processes is included in the requirements. Clinical pharmacology jobs are about to get that little bit more involved, but for the betterment of all parties. With the raw data available, third-party researchers will have access that can allow them to perform statistical analyses with a view to create comparative benefits when introducing various compounds.
In a major medical breakthrough, scientists at Washington University in Seattle, United States, have just discovered a method of investigating and identifying over 3000 genetic disorders that may affect an unborn child – a considerably higher number than can currently be recognised.
Fully able people listen using their ears, but individuals with hearing impairments may soon be able to listen and hear with the aid of their teeth. In 2006, Amir Abolfathi began conceptualising a new hearing device whilst he was stuck in traffic. He considered whether a removable retainer for the mouth fitted with electronics would be able to effectively transfer sound through the natural bone and teeth conductor in people’s jaws, thus acting as a hearing device for improving listening. At the time, Abolfathi was the vice president of research and development as Align Technology, the same company that first manufactured invisible orthodontics.
Causes of sight loss vary tremendously. The thought of experiencing slow or sudden sight loss is horrific. Losing the ability to see the world as you have for your whole life is terribly bitter pill to swallow, and although extensive research and treatments have been on going, most of the time it is not possible to completely halt the process. Diabetes is one such cause of sight loss and up until now it was just as devastating as any other cause. Recently UK regulars have just been given the go ahead to administer a new treatment that aims to improve sight in diabetic patients with vision loss.
Transporting valuable cargo requires special preparations and precautions, and in the process of medical shipping these are especially important. If a shipping company specialises in transporting items like medical vaccines, x-ray machines and examination kits, it goes without saying that this cargo should be treated with the highest standards of care throughout collection, shipping, storage and delivery. There are three key factors that require special attention: