Tag Archives: Health

Smart toilets seen as future real-time health monitoring tech

Toilets are currently used for disposing of human waste. But researchers see tremendous value in the metabolic information contained in urine as a source of real-time monitoring of peoples’ health. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research are working on a proof of principle for an integrated “smart toilet” system… Read More »

Blueberries And Your Health

We love blueberries and have some daily with our cereal. They not only taste good but are also good for your health. In fact a new study published  in a mainstream medical journal showed that participants with the highest blueberry intake showed improvements in vascular functioning and HDL. Blueberries are rich in anthocyanines. These compounds… Read More »

Fact-checking – by itself – is inherently flawed on health care topics

Fact-checking has become one of the buzziest buzzwords in journalism. There are more than 100 fact-checking projects around the world. It’s been trotted out to counter alleged “fake” news.  And to monitor the accuracy of political leaders who stretch the boundaries of believability. April 2 has been proclaimed International Fact-Checking Day. Indeed, genuine fact-checking may play an important… Read More »

AI-Powered Voice Assistance Behind New Digital Health Company Frontive Health (Interview)

Voice assistants are quickly becoming a popular consumer tool that allows users to access libraries of skills, including games, news, and reminders. Last month, Los Angeles-based Frontive Health launched its smart personal health platform to help patients more easily adhere to their care regimens by leveraging Amazon Echo’s voice assistant. Utilizing a “less is more”… Read More »