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SAGE: A Self-Administered Test For Alzheimer's Disease

I have mixed feelings about taking tests to see if I have the beginnings of Alzheimer's disease or some other age-related cognitive problem. The thought scares me to death - like most of you, probably.  But rationally, I know it's best to learn about it early if you have it.  This particular test, the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE), was so readily available I couldn't not take it, especially if I wanted to share it with you....

 


New Robot Rene Can Detect, Diagnose, And Help Treat Autism

Scientists in Croatia have developed a new robot that they say could be used to detect autism in children quickly and easily - and to help treat it, as well. The robot goes by the name of Rene, and is equipped with all the tools necessary to interact with sufferers of the illness, who are often incredibly timid around human beings.

Suffering From Incontinence? Try Playing A Dance Game!

It's already pretty common knowledge that games like Dance Dance Revolution help you burn off calories and lose weight. Turns out, weight loss isn't the only thing dancing's good for: a study published by Neurology and Urodynamics has revealed that dance games can help women with incontinence.

Innovative Withings Aura Smart Sleep System

Unveiled at the Spring 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Withings Aura Smart Sleep System has all the indications of a gadget that might actually help consumers. The Smart Sleep System monitors your sleep experience and actively works to improve it using light and sound.

The Immersion Headset Will Teach You How Not To Rage At Video Games

As gamers, we're no stranger to frustration. Whether an incompentent teammate in League of Legends or a particularly brutal segment of Ninja Gaiden, some games can be downright infuriating. The problem is that some of us have no idea how to manage that stress. That's where Immersion comes in.

Need This New Finding? The Best Kind Of Music For Exercising

You may have just made a New Year's Resolution to get in shape this year. So you are heading off to the gym several times a week to get your heart rate up, burn calories, and stretch those muscles. It can be so easy to lose your determination and enthusiasm once you are there. Scientific studies have shown that listening music can help keep you going longer and stronger during a workout. New research shows that just any music won't do -- there are specific criteria to the best music to use when exercising.

Predict An Asthma Attack: Stay Out Of The ER

Chronic respiratory diseases like Asthma and COPD cause your airways to swell and narrow, making it difficult to breathe, and affect over 50 million people in the US alone. Propeller is a sensor you attach to your inhaler to help you manage your condition better, reduce your emergency room visits, and improve your quality of life.

Make Love Not Babies With Latest IUD Birth Control Device

Still looking for the ideal birth-control solution? Skyla is a new, smaller IUD suitable for women who haven't had children. It is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, lasts for 3 years, and is more affordable now it's covered by the Affordable Care Act's birth-control provision in the US.

Scared Of A Stroke? Save Yourself With A Shake

JustShakeIt is an Android App that acts as an emergency alert system for patients suffering with neurological conditions like strokes, epilepsy or migraines. It is the first product by Healint, a Singapore based mobile health tech startup.

French Implants First Bioprosthetic Artificial Heart

The first French Artificial Heart Implant took place successfully this week in Paris using a Carmat Bioprosthetic Device. It weighs three times a real heart, is built with bovine surfaces, and powered by lithium-ion batteries. It's designed to beat for 5 years, mimicking the real heart with sensors that adapt the blood flow to the patient.