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Added 7 March, 2019

The trend over the past few years to monitor ourselves via wearable devices is now moving into monitoring the world around us. Lots of new products are now coming online, and many of these are connected devices that are designed to fit snugly into our homes and offices. AurAir is one of the latest examples of this trend. Designed to provide an...

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Added 24 February, 2019

a partnership between US grocery retailer Albertson and medical tech company Genomind saw Genomind’s DNA testing kits made available to purchase at select Albertson stores. The test – called the Genecept Assay – helps determine how an individual will respond to different psychiatric medications by studying genes responsible for neurotransmitter...

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Added 21 February, 2019

Despite major initiatives to digitize healthcare information, major improvements in transparency and interoperability among various groups in the healthcare system are still necessary. By reducing administrative errors and friction through the application of blockchain technology, healthcare information could be exchanged more efficiently....

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Added 18 February, 2019

UK-based FabRx is developing and testing a 3D printer to create personalised pills (they call them printlets) on site at hospitals. The printer could solve a major problem. Most medicines are available in set strengths and sizes. This makes it difficult to customise pills to patients’ individual needs. This is especially problematic with...

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Added 17 February, 2019

Mindfulness apps are the must-have addition to smartphones in 2019. A good example is Moodrise, which aims to use digital content, nicknamed “digital nutrition”, to help alleviate pain, boost emotional resilience and improve experiences of everyday life. Instead of focusing on meditation like other wellness apps, Moodrise offers up different...

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Added 26 January, 2019

As part of a larger health trend that's driven by Millennials, no-alchohol and low-alcohol spirits are growing. One example is Caleño, made with botanicals including juniper, coriander, cardamom green, citrus, spices and Sicilian lemon peel, which have been steam-distilled in stainless steel drums. It is recommended served with tonic water and...

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Added 24 January, 2019

We've already seen assistive robots for seniors, which sit in one place in the user's home. A team at Washington State University, however, has developed one that figures out where its user is, then goes to them and offers its assistance when needed. The university's Robot Activity Support system (RAS) consists of a mobile wheeled robot that...

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Added 19 January, 2019

If even more evidence were needed that healthful, meatless eating is trending, look no further than Carl’s Jr. which is introducing a Beyond Famous Star Burger featuring Beyond Meat’s new Beyond Burger 2.0 patty. The Beyond Famous Star Burger features a quarter-pound Beyond Burger patty cooked on an open flame and comes topped with American...

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Added 18 January, 2019

Austrian pet tech startup Tractive develops GPS trackers for dogs and cats, which allows for location tracking and activity monitoring of pets through a smartphone app or web browser. The startup is quickly becoming the market leader in the industry, and has just received a seven-figure investment from Monkfish Equity, the investment entity...

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Added 15 January, 2019

A Belgian brewer will make history in the new year when it produces the first ever non-alcoholic version of one of the country’s celebrated and powerful abbey beers. Belgium’s abbey beers, brewed either by monks or on licence from them, have long been praised as a central part of the country’s cultural heritage. They are notable for their...