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Added 19 August, 2016

If you had any doubt that man and machine and becoming one, now comes this ready-for-the-clinic brain prosthetic to help people with memory problems. The broad target market includes people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, as well as those who have suffered a stroke or traumatic brain injury.

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Added 2 August, 2015

If you have ever had a medical condition that necessitated hospitalization, you might have been lucky enough to have a good friend or family member be by your side as your advocate, speaking up for the information and attention you need. In hospitals, where everyone seems to have something urgent to attend to, and where that something can go...

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Added 1 August, 2015

Gluten-frees 15 minutes may be up. The movement for gluten-free food began to assuage the relatively few celiacs who cannot tolerate the stuff. But for the vast majority of humans who fell for this fad, gluten-free foods are said to provide no demonstrable benefits. For those of us who always saw the anti-gluten fad as a bridge too far for fad-...

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Added 27 July, 2015

Airports get a bad rap. Journalists like to write stories about the perils of air travel when in fact it is getting better, plusher and easier. Sure, wait times are longer than they once were, but now there is plenty more to do with that time as well. It was only a matter of time before terminals adopted the addition of yoga rooms, playing into...

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Added 13 July, 2015

Wearable activity trackers like Fitbit are one of the fastest-growing categories in personal tech. At the same time, insurance companies are looking for ways to reward good behavior. Now the trendy American health insurance start-up Oscar Health has teamed up with activity tracker Misfit Flash to offer incentives for active living. Members who...

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Added 6 July, 2015

Conceding to health trends that prioritize authentic, natural and organic ingredients, Diet Pepsi has decided to stop using the artificial sweetener aspartame in their drink products. The company’s CEO noted that Millennials’ perceptions of “healthy” make sugar less of the bogeyman it once was. Now it’s artificial and other lab-created...

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Added 14 May, 2015

We are seeing more and more public advertisements that are interacting with their environments in creative ways that engage viewers. Recent examples include billboards in the UK that point out airplanes overhead, along with their destinations, and a metro ad in Sweden that reacted to trains pulling into the station. Hot on this trend comes a...

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Added 12 May, 2015

We're seeing lots of high-tech clothing options created now, from 3D-printed shoes that dynamically adapt to your movement in real-time, to shirts that communicate with brand...

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Added 8 May, 2015

Just when you thought there was already an app for everything, here comes one that that's like Shazam for pills. If, like many people we know, you take several different pills per day, at one point or another you have probably gotten confused about which one is which, or perhaps found yourself wondering whether the pharmacist handed you the...