LiveWorx 2018 Wrap-up, IoT Advances and the Web of Medical Things

Exactly what is LiveWorx?Last month I had the enjoyment of providing at LiveWorx 2018, PTC’s annual conference. In the words of the organizer, it’s “the world’s most appreciated digital transformation conference and industrial market”. This year, there was a substantial increase in the number of speakers providing throughout more than 230 breakout sessions. These consisted…

Financial investment results in more access to behavioral health services

It’s no secret among the health care industry that the need for behavioral health services is skyrocketing with more than 43 million American adults experiencing mental illness in a given year. Meanwhile, there aren’t enough psychiatrists and other behavioral health providers available to meet this need. In June 2017, OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm…

Visiting Mexico: What to Do If You Get Sick or Injured

When you were planning your journey to Mexico, possibilities are that you didn’t put in the time to check out possible medical treatment alternatives in the not likely event that you got ill or injured while you were here.You just assumed that whatever was going to go terrific– and it was, right as much as…

New Zealand must place care over fear

New Zealand should place care over fear Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 2:42 pmPress Release: The Care Alliance “David Seymour’s Bill is built on fear, whereas true care is developed on hope,” states Dr Peter Thirkell, Care Alliance Secretary.The Care Alliance presented their oral submission to the Justice Select Committee on David Seymour’s End of Life…

Pollen season: Switzerland runs except hay fever medications

Unseasonably warm and dry conditions in April and May have actually seen pollen levels spike– especially when it concerns birch trees. This has led to a work on hay fever medications with need performing at twice normal levels. Supplies of Telfastin Allergo, which is produced by Sanofi were especially tough hit till recently, although shortages…

Katy Perry Says Her Assistant Saved Her Dog With CPR

Your dog is a part of your family, so clearly you would do anything you could to help them out in an emergency situation. That’s what Katy Perry’s assistant did when she performed CPR on the singer’s dog, Nugget—and she’s (rightfully) being called a hero for it. Perry posted a series of videos on Instagram…

Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Nurses in the Hospital

With nurses in short supply these days, patients hospitalized for an illness or surgery may be getting information, advice and encouragement from Sally, a smiling and pleasant-voiced young woman in hospital scrubs, or her male counterpart, Walt.  But Sally and Walt aren’t real people. They’re animated avatars — virtual personal health coaches — in a…

Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say

Image copyrightGetty Creative The diagnosis of cancer and other diseases in the UK can be transformed by using artificial intelligence, Theresa May is to say. The NHS and technology companies should use AI as a “new weapon” in research, the PM will urge in a speech later. Experts say it can be used to help…

Manitoba to fund 5 ‘quick-access’ addiction clinics

Help is on the horizon for Manitobans struggling with substance-related addictions, says Manitoba’s health minister. The province announced plans Tuesday to fund five quick-access addictions centres in Manitoba to treat those seeking help for substance abuse. Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen compared Manitoba’s present setup to a “pinball machine.” “People get into the addictions system and they bounce around…