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I should subtitle this review "I shaved my chest for science" ... but that's getting a bit ahead of myself. Last month I wrote about the HealthPatch BioSensor from VitalConnect, a US$199 medical-grade sensor that is used with adhesive bandages and an $9.99 app from SweetWater Health called SweetBe...

June 13th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Zesty.co.uk launched this time last year as an online portal for booking last-minute dentist appointments at clinics across London. While it's no doubt been useful for anyone that needs an emergency (and likely extortionately priced) filling, the site has now expanded to help you access other heal...

May 28th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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The White House promised that it would open up government data last year, and it's now expanding those plans in some intriguing directions. For one, it's opening up the Smithsonian American Art Museum's digitized collection; you'll soon get to build apps and other tools using the institution's art...

May 10th 2014 at 5:01am 0 Comments
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The woman in charge of guiding United States health policy and the figurehead of Healthcare.gov, Kathleen Sebelius, is reportedly resigning from her position. Bloomberg cites sources within the Obama administration with the news; it's unclear if her resignation has anything to do with the rocky ro...

April 10th 2014 at 6:44pm 0 Comments
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Health care devices are, once again, all the rage at this year's CES, and Scanadu's got one of the more ambitious offerings. The company's Scout device aims to be a $150 Star Trek-esque tricorder that'll give users readings for heart and breathing rate, temperature, blood pressure and blood oxygen...

January 7th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Google's making a long-term business bet that, at first glance, may seem out of the ordinary: it's getting into healthcare. Its new company, Calico, will be focused on addressing the illnesses affecting the geriatric community, as well as aging in general. In Google CEO Larry Page's own words, the...

September 18th 2013 at 12:33pm 0 Comments