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Meet the first Apple CareKit app for mental health treatment

Start app helps people suffering from depression identify effective medication treatments significantly faster than existing methods achieve.

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How your contact lenses could talk to your phone

A new technology called interscatter communication would allow small devices, such as contact lenses, implantable sensors and credit cards, to communicate with everyday devices, like smartphones and smart watches.

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Kinvey and Redox want to help healthcare vendors innovate

The health sector is one where digital innovation can fuel massive benefits to consumers. But sometimes the barriers are just too big.

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Brain-controlled robotics help paraplegics regain mobility

Eight people have regained some voluntary muscle control and sensation after using brain-controlled robotics.

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Dust-size sensors could heal you from the inside

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have built dust-sized, wireless sensors that could be implanted in the human body, monitoring everything from muscles to nerves and organs.

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33% off Kinsa Smart Thermometer - Deal Alert

The pediatrician-recommended Kinsa Smart Thermometer makes it easier to get an accurate temperature reading, automatically remembers your health history, and offers real-time guidance when symptoms are cause for concern.

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Illinois hospital chain to pay record $5.5M for exposing data about millions of patients

Advocate Health Care Network, which operates 12 hospitals and hundreds of satellite locations, was fined a record amount by the federal government under HIPAA privacy rules for lax security.

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Banner Health alerts 3.7M potential victims of hack of its computers

Banner Health, a provider of hospital services, has notified by mail 3.7 million people, including patients, health plan members, healthcare providers and customers at its food and beverage outlets, that their payment card and health...

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22% off iHealth Oxygen level, Pulse rate, and Perfusion Index Monitor - Deal Alert

This oximeter gives you gives you fast, accurate vitals sign readings. Measure, track, and share your blood oxygen level, pulse rate, and perfusion index right from your smartphone or tablet.

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Here's how smartphones can save 125,000 US lives each year

Not taking your medicine can have human and financial consequences

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A healthcare hacker is pressuring victims to pay up

TheDarkOverlord claims to have stolen 10 million patient records and is selling them on the black market. But in the meantime, the hacker has also been trying to extort his victims with the promise that the data will never be sold, if...

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Google's A.I. is learning how to save your life

AlphaGo's uncanny success at the game of Go was taken by many as a death knell for the dominance of the human intellect, but Google researcher David Silver doesn't see it that way.

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Google teams with UK eye hospital on A.I.-based disease diagnosis

Google's DeepMind AI business unit is hoping to teach computers to diagnose eye disease, using patient data from a U.K. hospital.

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Hackers are coming for your healthcare records -- here’s why

Because patient information can be so lucrative, healthcare organizations and insurance companies are being targeted by hackers and should expect to eventually suffer a security breach.

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WWDC: Why you’ll use Apple’s Breathe app

There's plenty of evidence to show Apple's Breathe app for Apple Watch may be good for your health.

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Update: Hacker puts 9.3M U.S. patient records up for sale

A hacker has stolen databases from three U.S. healthcare organizations and has advertised more than 9.3 million patient records as up for sale.

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Top 10 emerging technologies from the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum has compiled a list of the top 10 emerging technologies for 2016. The list includes nanosensors that will circulate through the human body, a battery that will be able to power an entire town and socially...

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Hacker selling 655,000 patient records from 3 hacked healthcare organizations

A hacker is reportedly trying to sell more than half a million patient records, allegedly obtained from exploiting RDP, on a dark web marketplace.

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