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Scientists Develop 10-Second HIV Test Linked to Mobile Phones

Article Excerpt: The University of Surrey, working with colleagues at University College London, the Africa Health research Institute (South Africa), OJ-Bio (Newcastle), QV (holdings (Netherlands) and the Japan Radio Co Ltd, have developed a mobile test using technology found in smartphones, and it could provide doctors and carers with a virtually instantaneous way of diagnosing someone with HIV. The test uses just a single drop of blood from a patient to produce a positive test within 10 seconds.

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Article Source: Drug Discovery & Development


IBM and University of Alberta built AI capable of schizophrenia diagnosis

Article Excerpt: IBM and the University of Alberta have worked together on an AI that can help doctors diagnose the onset of schizophrenia and the severity of the symptoms. The AI does this by analyzing functional MRI (fMRI) scans and looking at blood flow within the brain

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Article Source: Hardware Zone


Swipe Right to Connect Young People to H.I.V. Testing

Article Excerpt: Mobile phone apps that connect youth to H.I.V. testing cannot supplant other proven H.I.V. prevention methods. Kids still need quality health education in school and optional school-based H.I.V. testing. Most important, kids need caring parents who support access to high-quality care.

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Article Source: The New York Times


Using wearables to tackle Parkinson’s

Article Excerpt: The common method for diagnosing Parkinson’s disease is a 60-question test, with answers rated on a scale of 1 to 5. “Pass” the test, and you’ve got Parkinson’s. mHealth is going to change that.

Intel and the Michael J. Fox Foundation are joining forces on a project to collect and analyze data from Parkinson’s patients through wearable devices – more specifically, a Pebble watch. The idea is that a wrist-borne monitor will give researchers more insight to the debilitating disease than any Q&A. “The lesson here is you simply cannot manage what you cannot measure,” Ken Kubota, director of data science for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, told an audience at this week’s mHealth Summit outside Washington D.C.

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Article Source: mHealth News


75% of Patients Wouldn’t Trust A Diagnosis Via Telemedicine

Article Excerpt: 7/15/2015 – Approximately 75 percent of patients reported they either would not trust a diagnosis made via telemedicine, or would trust this method less than an in-doctor visit, according to a recent nationwide study conducted by TechnologyAdvice Research.

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Article Source: HIT Consultant

Research study tests if smartphones can diagnose depression

Article Excerpt: 7/15/2015 – Clinical depression is the kind of ailment that can sneak up on you, ruin your attitude, destroy motivation and lead to a multitude of other mental health issues. It can be managed if you’re aware of it, but a lot of depression goes undiagnosed. It doesn’t have to be that way–researchers think that smartphones could one day serve as an early-warning system by passively monitoring your behavior.

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Article Source: engadget


Community-based HIV-prevention Efforts Can Boost Testing, Help Reduce New Infections

Article Excerpt: The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health’s Project Accept — a trial conducted by the HIV Prevention Trials Network to test a combination of social, behavioral and structural HIV-prevention interventions — demonstrated that a series of community efforts was able to boost the number of people tested for HIV and resulted in a 14 percent reduction in new HIV infections, compared with control communities. The intervention consisted of mobile HIV testing, post-test support services and real-time feedback. The findings provide evidence for the utility of providing mobile services in combination with appropriate support activities.

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Article Source: UCLA Newsroom