Medical Research

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/regenerative-medicine-has-huge-potential-it-does-not-come-cheap

This article is from a site called IFLScience. It is about science and constantly reports the latest news on various science fields, in this case health and medicine. It is very trustworthy.

This article is about regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine allows us to re-grow tissue, organs and bones. It is extremely useful and could save millions. As said on the article, it has an incredible potential. It would be used everywhere and would be really useful. Although some regenerative methods are already being used, the field is still in an early stage of development. The biggest problem is the cost it has to research, and no one wants to pay for it. This is the main problem the article states and it says that methods to lower the cost of it should be implemented for the field to develop. It is definitely one of the fields that could change the way we live and approach things, as our injuries could be healed in an instant.

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Diagnostic and Therapeutical Tools

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/4946229/#.VF_PfjSG-So

This article from NBC News, a very well known site, is about replacing a random doctor to a robot with a screen where your own physician appears.

This is very convenient as it helps reduce a lot of time and therefore helping diagnostic something quicker, which may save lives. When meeting a new doctor, sometimes one may be embarrassed of what they have and hesitate when telling them what they have, or they don´t mention the most embarrassing details. Also, a random doctor doesn´t know you how your physician does, so this robot makes things more efficient.

Psychological and Physical Considerations

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-16505521

This article is from BBC News and is about the effects of internet addiction on the way the brain is connected.

It is very interesting as most of us use internet several hours per day. The article states that web addicts have brain changes similar to those hooked on drugs or alcohol. This is something very worrying because internet is freely used by people of every age, and one can be hooked to it very easily. Of course, prohibiting the internet or restricting it would not be a sane solution as it is one of the most important tools we have and has become part of our routines and lives. So one has to be more cautious and realize when he is becoming an addict.

Vein Searcher

http://www.healthtechzone.com/topics/healthcare/articles/2014/11/04/392960-new-tech-means-no-more-hunting-veins.htm

The device, Vein-Viewer, projects infrared light on a certain location. The light is then absorbed by the blood, and reflected by surrounding tissue. The device captures, processes and digitally projects the veins on the surface of the skin.

The writer is called Michael Guta, and he is an ICT coordinator in developing countries. What he does is assesing the viability of implementing technologies in rural areas where there is minimal infrastructure available. The page is relevant due that is combines healthcare and technology, and has lots of writers and advertising.

Electronic Noses

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/electronic-nose-disease-diagnosis/

Pippa Wyong, the writer, is an award-winning science, technology and medical journalist who writes for everyone from specialty physicians to 8-year old kids. He writes in The Globe&Mail, Scientific American, The Medical Post, Medscape/WebMD and a few more pages.

The post is about a new electronic “nose” that looks for diseases by “smelling” the substance. It can detect and monitor asthma, kidney disease, high cholesterol and a number of other conditions.

The site is trully relevant due that it specially mixes the themes of technology and healthcare.

Capsule Colonoscopy

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/hospital-of-tomorrow/articles/2013/07/12/how-technology-is-transforming-health-care

The author is Jonathan J. Darrow, and is valid because he is a tutor and fellow on medical research on Harvard University, one of the most prestigious universities in the world. He also holds a BS in biological sciences in Cornell.

This article talks about an invention about type of colonoscopy. It consists in a capsule that has lots of advantages from the other colonoscopy, for example, a better view, no pain, and a lot of cost advantages.

The site is relevant because it has very good writers, mostly all of them from Harvard, and other very good universities. This site doesn’t have a lot of information about technology, but has a lot about health. But, since they include new therapeutically inventions from technology, I believe its valid.

Tremor Canceling Tech

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/81038.html

The author, Richard Adhikari, is valid because he has been writing in technology for more than 3 years, and writes in several prestigious IT pages and magazines.

This article talks about a new invention for people with Parkinson, to make it easier for them to eat.  Due that people with Parkinson suffer of tremors, it is very difficult for them to eat, and what this machines does is that it cancels around 70% of the tremors.

The site is relevant for the topic studied because it doesn’t only got health and technology, but has technology in different aspects, for example in gaming, science, space, etc. And, for my specific topic, it has a whole section talking about technology in health.