Our periodic scan of the websphere yielded some interesting articles. Some of these areas we’ve covered in previous PWN articles. We’ve included some links just in case you missed those prior posts. Enjoy!
From the Business Insider blog: Lydia Ramsey reports on the healthcare industry biggest disruptors touching on gene therapy, robotics, new medications and diagnostics. Another interesting area covered includes big data and how gene sequencing is changing the way we look at and treat disease. Click on this link to read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-idea-thats-going-to-disrupt-the-healthcare-industry-2016-1
Another interesting article touches on unlocking the secrets of our DNA by spitting into a tube and mailing it to a lab, something I recently did to check on my genetic makeup related to the FIPA gene and acromegaly. This article discusses what a real consumer revolution might look like in the health industry. Read more here: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-healthcare-industry-and-consumer-revolution-2016-1
On another more practical note, this article focuses on definitive answers to health questions everyone has. For example: do sugary soft drinks lead to diabetes? Or, is walking as effective as running? Or, can yogurt ease digestive problems? Read these and twenty more questions here: http://www.businessinsider.com/what-are-the-biggest-health-myths-2016-1
This is an interesting story that dovetails our coverage of medicine and technology as it related to pituitary disorders about how Apple is trying to solve some of the world’s major health problems. You might also take a look at this PWN story on Acromegaly and facial recognition technology. The article focuses on how Apple built tools into the iPhone which allow researchers to build sophisticated medical apps. These apps use the iPhone’s suite of sensors to monitor location, heart rate, and other factors. Read more:http://www.businessinsider.com/6-health-problems-that-iphones-are-helping-to-solve-2016-2
This story from Berkeley Wellness discusses an interesting Canadian study on Herbal supplements. Over the years studies have found that many dietary supplements are inaccurately labeled, but herbs are a special problem due to their complex chemistry and the difficulty in standardizing them. As a result, herbal supplements are “prone to contamination and possible product substitution,” the researchers said.Read the story here: http://www.berkeleywellness.com/supplements/herbal-supplements/article/herbal-supplements-buyer-beware
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