A selfie that estimates how long you will live

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Artificial intelligence is being trained to estimate your health status and how long you will live-all from a selfie. With Chronos technology, you can take a selfie and scan your driver’s licence photo, against which your selfie is compared, to assess your premium for life insurance. http://www.smh.com.au/money/super-and-funds/a-selfie-could-become-the-new-way-to-obtain-life-insurance-20170616-gwsl2m.html

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Wearable tech that can help detect diseases

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Engineers have invented a new kind of chip that’s a biosensor and can be fixed to wearables. It performs multiple functions that have traditionally required the use of a laboratory. It can analyze sweat or blood in order to detect multiple biomarkers linked to several diseases. The cells and the metallic layer of the chip work together to generate digital signals in the same way that cellular telephone networks keep track of each caller’s identity. This allows for the automatic detection of cancer cells, bacteria, and viruses. https://futurism.com/lab-on-a-chip-wearable-technology-could-help-detect-disease/

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A medical device that draws energy from your body

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Researchers have created a battery-free medical device that can be implanted in your body and charged using your body’s fluids. Despite advances in technology, batteries are still used within medical devices such as pacemakers, which are potentially harmful and need to be replaced throughout your lifetime via surgery. https://www.springwise.com/battery-free-implantable-medical-device-draws-energy-human-body/?

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A tattoo that monitors your health

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Researchers have developed a tattoo ink that could provide real-time updates on your body’s health. You would have the ink tattooed onto your body and the tattoo would then change color according to the amount of the activating agent present. A tattoo using the ink designed to respond to glucose levels, for example, would change color from blue to brown your blood sugar level rises. https://futurism.com/color-changing-tattoos-could-help-millions-monitor-their-health-in-real-time/

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A new online course that combats binge drinking

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A new online course for schools called Climate Schools has been proven to halve the rate of kids binge drinking and delay drinking. My daughter did a project at school on binge drinking and found out that the way to help prevent it is to focus on negative reaction from peers rather than negative outcomes like headaches, or danger- a key reason I liked this approach. Binge drinking is a huge problem with kids today and needs a solution. More schools should subscribe to this course to help. www.Climateschools.com.au http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/four-personality-traits-that-predict-teen-drug-and-alcohol-problems-20170605-gwl4m1.html

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The future of stitches?

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The Ready Glove

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The Ready Glove is a disposable ambidextrous medical glove with a convenient list of basic vital signs printed on its outer surface. This allows first responders (like me, Rural Fire Brigade medic) the opportunity to record a baseline set of vitals without having to find a notebook; and I can keep referring to it during patient care without having to consult said notebook.

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A step toward “quake-proof” hands?

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Steadiwear has taken technology used to construct earthquake-proof buildings, called smart fluid dampers, to create a glove that stabilizes the wrist joints for those with hand tremors and Parkinson’s disease. More at www.steadiwear.com

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The key to early cancer detection

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A new algorithm that detects the early formation of blood vessels could lead to early diagnosis of malignant tumours and improved success rates of treatment. To progress clinical trials in humans, CSIRO researchers are looking for 3D imaging technologies and partnering with a hardware manufacturer that can produce high-resolution images with safe levels of radiation for humans. https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/sciencesprings.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/from-csiro-new-software-key-to-early-cancer-detection/

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3d printed cells to prevent osteoarthritis

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Australian surgeons hope to prevent the onset of osteoarthritis in patients by using 3D technology to print live cells to repair damage to bones, muscles, tendons and tissue in organs. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-25/3d-cell-printer-pen-game-changer-osteoarthritis/8557374

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A dishwasher for your brain

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Research shows that lymphatic vessels extend to the brain and this has significant implications for a wide variety of brain diseases, including dementia, multiple sclerosis, stroke and traumatic brain injury. This system, called glymphatic, is said to be a dishwasher for the brain. Previously the brain was seen only as a bunch of nerve cells or as a computer. This finding relates to research showing the importance of sleep to help your brain function well. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/when-scientists-saw-the-mouse-heads-glowing-they-knew-the-discovery-was-big/2017/05/19/f33cc574-246a-11e7-a1b3-faff0034e2de_story.html?

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Robotic eye surgery

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Remotely operated robots have recently been used to perform eye operations. These robots were able to produce better results than traditional methods, signaling a turning point in the future of robot-assisted surgeries. Robots can provide steady heads and hands, which will be especially useful for clinical treatments that require precision and stability. Testing such systems by operating on eyes, which are very sensitive, yet not vital human organs, seems like an ideal step forward. https://futurism.com/for-the-first-time-ever-a-robot-performed-an-operation-inside-a-human-eye/

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Volunteers help drug-addicted babies with cuddles

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Babies in withdrawal who are held often require less medication and go home sooner than babies who aren’t. Cuddling helps them manage through their symptoms by making them feel safe and secure. Cuddle-care programs are now offered in many US states and volunteers are encouraged to join. http://educateinspirechange.org/health/can-volunteer-cuddle-drug-addicted-babies-order-help-heal/

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A win for public health!

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The World Trade Organization has upheld Australia’s right to impose plain-package label restrictions on the sale of tobacco products, dealing a blow to the cigarette industry. A WTO dispute-settlement panel backed Australia’s argument that the rules it set in 2011 don’t violate trade law because they qualify as a legitimate public health measure. More countries are now expected to introduce plain-package laws, one of the most popular ideas on IdeaSpies. http://www.ideaspies.com/clever-legislation-stops-branding-on-cigarette-packets/ https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2017-05-04/wto-said-to-uphold-australia-s-ban-on-cigarette-logos

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A vaccine for malaria

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is now one step closer to achieving their goal of eliminating malaria by 2040. Last week WHO announced that one of several potential malaria vaccines in development has made it through a crucial phase in trials and is now ready to be field tested. https://futurism.com/worlds-first-malaria-vaccine-will-be-given-to-thousands-of-babies-in-africa/

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A 3D printed robot that medical students can use for practice

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A medical venture firm based in Japan, has teamed up with a University Hospital to create what could very well be the future of medical simulations: a 3D printed robot. This life-like robot is equipped with special sensors that allow it to give real-time feedback to trainees—as well as score their practice. http://www.3ders.org//articles/20170412-realistic-mikoto-3d-printed-medical-training-robot-developed-in-tottori-japan.html

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Eye-tracking tech alerts sleepy drivers

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Australian company Seeing Machines is dramatically reducing fatal vehicle accidents with its eye tracking technology that can detect, in real time, when a driver is drowsy or distracted. http://www.australiaunlimited.com/technology/seeingmachines

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Spinach leaf as beating heart tissue

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Ashurst held a boardroom lunch on Wednesday 5 April and the winning  idea from Idea Spies was the Spinach leaf as a beating heart tissue-http://www.ideaspies.com/need-blood-vessels-for-new-hearts-try-spinach/

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Aged Care Report Card

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Aged Care Report Card, the ‘TripAdvisor’ styled system for the aged care industry www.agedcarereportcard.com.au ACRC’s site was developed in response to the hundreds of seniors, family carers and health professionals we surveyed to better understand the needs of our ageing community. People simply need more information than what is readily available online. Families in particular are overwhelmed by so much information and at the end of the day relied heavily on the word-of-mouth of their friends or people in their community.

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A digital game for kids that encourages outdoor play

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The Sydney-based startup Elanation has developed an Internet of Things platform for children 8-12 that integrates with the virtual world to encourage outdoor play. The first product Elanation marketed was the Eturbo Sports Wristband, a smart wearable that measures steps, distance, heart rate, and has a touchscreen. The “cool factor” is that it connects to a virtual world. Every step in the real world translates into a virtual game advancement-10,000 steps a day unlocks video content from sporting athletes across Australia, teaching the child new sporting tips and tricks. www.elanation.com

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Need blood vessels for new hearts? Try spinach

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A step forward in ways to replace damaged or diseased human organs is by 3-D printing new organs. Successful trials are promising. Yet, a huge challenge is to create a vascular system to provide blood supply to those organ tissues. In the case of heart replacement, spinach might be the answer. The structure of spinach leaves may offer the answer as a viable blood vessel “plumbing” system. Check out the research at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/human-heart-spinach-leaf-medicine-science.

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A little vibration reduces a lot of injection pain

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The Buzzy is a reusable pain relief device designed to look like a kid-friendly fist-size bee. It uses vibration and a cold pack to block pain from needle procedures, splinter-removal, bee stings and minor burns. The inventor, a pediatric emergency physician, originally tested the idea on her son by using a massager and bag of frozen peas. This product is an imaginative idea because of how it was developed by making connections among and re-purposing non-related elements in a resourcefulness way. https://buzzyhelps.com

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