India: The Home of ‘Future of Medicine’

Almost every other day I read about new pathbreaking innovations happening in the field of medicine. Be it a new mobile health application, a new medical device or a disruptive diagnostic procedure, all these are set to transform the way healthcare is perceived around the globe. The general perception is that majority of these innovations ...

View the world through ‘Smart Contact Lenses’

Tech giant Google is partnering with Novartis to manufacture contact lenses that will help to manage diabetes in a more efficient manner. This offers potential to transform eye care and enable Novartis to compete in a global blood-sugar tracking market that is expected to be worth more than $12 billion by 2017. This technology provides a continuous, minimally ...

Honey! Let me sleep..

The title might give you wrong ideas of what is coming ahead in next few sentences. No, this is not about the intimacy and excitement you share with your spouse or partner. But this common phrase is increasingly being used by many individuals across the globe either for themselves or for the partner who is ...

How innovative products by Philips are set to change healthcare paradigm?

If I ask you to name the organization which you think could be synonymous with innovation then probably you can name many. But which are the top of the mind innovative companies in the field of healthcare that comes across to your mind. Not many perhaps. One such company is Philips, which is not only ...

How innovative technology is helping early diagnosis of cancer?

What’s important to a successful treatment regime of any disease or ailment? Ofcourse quality of medicine and HCPs' (health care professional) skills matters but an accurate diagnosis is pivotal for a positive prognosis (treatment’s success). Medical world has been trying hard since thousands of years to find accurate or near-accurate diagnostic methods and technology has ...

Whats trending in Healthcare?

You must have read or heard 4 'buzz words' doing rounds in the healthcare & life sciences industry: Social, Mobile, Analytics or Big Data and Cloud (popularly known as SMAC). And these 4 biggies are set to transform the industry, benefiting all the players involved in the entire healthcare eco-system (payer, providers, patients and life-sciences ...

Glasses to treat colorblindness

What if I tell you that colorblindness can be treated by just logging onto amazon.com and buying colorblindness-correcting glasses for just over $300? Yes, this has been made possible by a neurobiologist, Mark Changizi and his friend Tim Barber. Their research institute, 2AI Labs, invented a pair of glasses with filters that just happen to ...

Cancer Treatment by ‘Dr. Mathematics’

Answer this. Would a cancer patient or his/her family allow a software based on mathematical algorithms to design the treatment plan and assess the prognosis of that plan? Embrace this fact before answering. In a recent study, a computer model of lung cancer made consistently better predictions of the future symptoms suffered by a set of patients ...

Use Smartphones to Lose Weight

Here is a fact on the serious ailment of Obesity - 500 million people worldwide, or 1 out of every 10, is obese. USA is the obesity capital of the world where more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese. UK is not far behind with 25% and India with 5% of population suffering ...

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