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This 20-cent paper pinwheel could transform medicine in the developing world

A whirligig is so simple, even a kindergartener can make one. But this ancient toy—a pinwheellike device whose circular motion is powered by two twisting strings—may soon transform medicine in the developing world, thanks to an inexpensive new version that can separate blood as quickly as some commercial centrifuges. The “paperfuge,” as it is called,

2017-08-02T08:03:53+00:00 Tags: |

These Healthcare Data Companies Earn Millions by Making Employees Healthier, Saving Their Employers Boatloads of Money

Like everything else, your health information is moving online. A growing class of companies are delivering ever more personalized medical advice as a result. Source: These Healthcare Data Companies Earn Millions by Making Employees Healthier, Saving Their Employers Boatloads of Money Learn more about Castlight Health here: Act Now  

2017-01-21T13:55:27+00:00

The Tampon of the Future – The New York Times

When you say you’re going to build a company around menstrual blood, people think you’re joking. Source: The Tampon of the Future - The New York Times Read more about the company founders in a Harvard Gazette article about their company. Do more by reading through WASH-United's webpage about global efforts to help with menstrual hygiene. Act Now by visiting

2017-01-21T13:56:39+00:00

India’s medical devices startups grabbing the world’s attention

In an industry dominated by global giants, Indian medical devices startups are making inroads with technology thats advanced, affordable and more accessible. Read more at India's medical devices startups grabbing the world's attention with advanced and affordable technologies - The Economic Times Act Now  to learn more,  read the 'Indian Medical Device Industry - Current State

2017-01-21T13:56:40+00:00

Kenya: Beyond Zero Campaign Receives Medical Supplies Worth Millions of Shillings From the U.S.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta arrived in Phoenix, Arizona Monday evening to commence a six-day tour of duty where she will also receive medical supplies worth millions of shillings for the Beyond Zero campaign. Source: Kenya: Beyond Zero Campaign Receives Medical Supplies Worth Millions of Shillings From the U.S. - allAfrica.com Read more about the Beyond Zero

2017-01-21T13:57:17+00:00

Oklahoma company’s device reduces chance of death caused by blood clots after surgery

Source: Oklahoma company's device reduces chance of death caused by blood clots after surgery | News OK Read more about deep vein thrombosis at the Mayo Clinic's website. You can also read more about Compression Solutions at their website. Do more by researching other major causes of death in the United States. What are the top 5? How do

2017-01-21T13:57:19+00:00

Medical ‘makers’ reinvent healthcare

Hospital hackerspace lets health professionals reinvent medicine. Source: Medical 'makers' reinvent healthcare | MNN - Mother Nature Network Read more about other hackerspaces at https://wiki.hackerspaces.org/ Do more by getting involved with MakerNurse, an organization dedicated to spreading the use of maker labs in healthcare, then deploying the solutions discovered in these workshops. Act Now by either hosting a

2017-01-21T13:57:22+00:00

Brain Implant Could Let Paralyzed Patients Control Prosthetics With Their Thoughts

The device will first be used to help people with paralysis move bionic limbs, but the non-invasive device could hypothetically lead to the ability to control computers through thought. The article from the source: New Neurological Implant Could Let Humans Control Everything from Prosthetics to Computers Act Now  Watch a TED talk about the new bionics

2017-01-21T13:57:23+00:00

Just what the doctor ordered: connectivity in medical devices

In a few years, patients with chronic breathing problems will puff on an Internet-connected inhaler that instantly sends data about how often the device is used to the medicine provider and doctors who monitor care. Source: Just what the doctor ordered: connectivity in medical devices - LA Times Read about how medical devices are becoming

2017-01-21T13:57:54+00:00

International Medical Equipment Manufacturers Hold Expo in Kampala

Companies dealing in manufacturing and sale of medical equipment from Egypt, Kenya, India, Middle East, Rwanda and Uganda held a medical technological machinery expo in Kampala last week. Source: Uganda: International Medical Equipment Manufacturers Hold Expo in Kampala - allAfrica.com Read here about the growth, trends and forecast of the global wearable medical device market

2017-01-21T13:57:56+00:00

5 amazing healthcare innovations coming out of Singapore

ADHD-treating headsets, fiber optic beds for infants and more. Source: 5 amazing healthcare innovations coming out of Singapore Read more about Healint's remote monitoring system for chronic pain or Opsicon's sleep mat by clicking either of the links above. Do more by considering the effect that globalization has had on innovation and technology. 50 years ago, how would inventions from Singapore

2017-01-21T13:57:57+00:00

Philips to launch pneumonia Dx wearable to prevent child deaths in poorer countries

Almost one million childhood deaths are attributed to pneumonia annually, leading UNICEF to issue a call in 2011 for product innovation to create a respiratory monitor. Now, Royal Philips is almost ready to launch its Children's Automated Respiration Monitor that is designed to address those needs. Source: Philips to launch pneumonia Dx wearable to prevent

2017-01-21T13:57:59+00:00

Time Is Running Out – – for Marketplace Coverage

Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace ends January 31 for 2016 coverage. A growing number of people shop for their health insurance coverage during the last months of the year using the Health Insurance Marketplace or a state-based insurance exchange. Unfortunately, many of the people who are eligible for financial assistance through the Affordable

2017-01-21T13:58:29+00:00

Taking the Hospital to the Patient

When you think of a hospital, what images come to mind? For most, the image of a hospital includes a spacious building with rooms full of complex equipment, beds and medical personnel. While common in the developed world, these familiar sights are largely unseen in the developing world, especially outside of large cities. Unfortunately, this lack of medical infrastructure is

2017-01-21T13:58:38+00:00