UK health minister sets out tech-first vision for future care provision – TechCrunch

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The UK’s still fairly new in post minister for health, Matt Hancock, quickly made technology one of his stated priorities. And today he’s put more meat on the bones of his thinking, setting out a vision for transforming, root and branch, how the country’s National Health Service operates to accommodate the plugging in of “healthtech”
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Why Cross-Training Is Essential (and Improves Your DNA)

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Traditionally speaking, cross-training is what you likely imagine it to be: if you are a runner, for instance, you can throw in some cycling or swimming one or two days per week between your running workouts. Or if you are a cyclist, toss in a strength day and some yoga twice per week to break
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Updated October 17, 2018 22:24:09 Nineteenth-century laws making abortion illegal in Queensland have been scrapped, in one of the state’s biggest legislative reforms. Key points The new laws mean women will be able to access abortion up to 22 weeks’ gestation All MPs were given a conscience vote, passing the bill 50 to 41 The
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Keeps parent company Thirty Madison raises $15 million to fight male pattern baldness – TechCrunch

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Thirty Madison, the healthcare startup behind the hair loss brand Keeps, has brought in a $15.25 million Series A co-led by Maveron and Northzone. The company provides a subscription-based online marketplace for men’s hair loss prevention medications Finasteride and Minoxidil. Keeps sells these drugs direct-to-consumer, working with manufacturers to keep the costs low. On Keeps, a
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How Exercise Might “Clean” the Alzheimer’s Brain

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For the 50 million individuals worldwide ailing from Alzheimer’s disease, the announcements by pharmaceutical giants earlier this year that they will end research on therapeutics were devastating. The news is even more devastating considering projections that 100 million more people will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease across the globe by 2050, all potentially without a
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When a Feather-Light Touch is Agony

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After a bad sunburn even the feeling of clothing brushing against the skin can be unbearable. The phenomenon in which normally unremarkable sensations become painful is called allodynia. Now researchers have pinpointed the tiny protein on nerve endings, called Piezo2, which triggers those painful sensations in mice and humans. The results were published last week
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Posted October 16, 2018 18:54:17 Photo: The Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment is expected to be completed in a year’s time. (ABC News: Tony King) Doctors have welcomed changes to the redevelopment of the Royal Hobart Hospital, saying they will eventually help take the strain off the hospital’s emergency department (ED). Key points: The redevelopment plans
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The population around one of the world’s biggest bulk-handling ports will be capped amid concerns about the public health impact of dust it creates. WA’s Pilbara port of Port Hedland exported 519 million tonnes of commodities in 2017, equating to up to two million tonnes every day. However, there has long been concerns about the
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