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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.

Are We Over-Engineering Hospital Sanitizer Solutions?

The total cost of treating all healthcare-associated infections in the United States is $35 - $45 Billion. IntelligentM is a hand hygiene compliance solution where clinicians wear wristbands containing Bluetooth, RFID and accelerometers that vibrate when they forget to use hand sanitizers in hospitals.

Need This New Invention? Using Bees To Detect Cancer

Bees are amazing little creatures that provide us with so much -- from honey to pollination. Now we can add one more thing that they can do for us. Portuguese scientist Susana Soares has created a device that allows specially trained bees to detect cancer in a human based on the scent of their breath. Remarkably, it only takes a mere ten minutes to train the bee to perform this valuable service.

The Female Condom Is Making A Come Back

Female condoms are making a come back. The FC2 protects women from sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, and even increases their pleasure. It competes with with more than 7 other female condoms, like VA Wow, the Woman's condom, and soon, the Origami. Popular in China, Colombia, and South Africa, they are available in 138 countries around the world.

Say Hi To The World's Smallest Pacemaker & Goodbye To Surgery

The world's smallest pacemaker made it through the first-in-human implant this week. Irregular heart beats just got easier (and prettier) to manage. 

New Heart Rate App Can Detect (And Prevent?) Heart Attacks

Detect the onset of a heart attack before it happens using your smartphone. eMotion ECG Mobile, now with FDA approval, is the first Android app to monitor your heart rate while you work, rest or play. 

Need This New Innovation? The Most Relaxing Music Ever Recorded

If there is one thing that most of us could use, it is something to help us relax and let go of the stress of our daily lives. Many of us turn to music to help us in this endeavor. Scientists are now saying that the song "Weightless" by Marconi Union is the best thing for us and is the most relaxing piece of music ever recorded. Take a listen and judge for yourself.

Ionization, A Physical Process With Many Useful Applications

If you have a scientific background, you know what ionization is. If you do not, then most likely you have heard something about it. Either way, probably you are unaware of all the applications this physical process can have, some of which brought innovation to several areas such as medicine or industry.

Robots Will Soon Deliver Both Medicine And Mail

A German post office is testing a delivery drone which could be used to provide remote areas with medicine and other much-needed supplies. The little yellow aircraft just completed its first flight, from a pharmacy in the city of Bonn to the company's headquarters across the Rhine.