Healthcare

    • MIT develops washable sensors to monitor vital signs

      MIT develops washable sensors to monitor vital signs

      A team of scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new COVID-19 sensor that is waterproof and can be embedded in an individual's clothes. According to Techcrunch's latest report, it is a new type of lightweight sensor that is light and thin enough that it can be placed within flexible fabric and is aimed at monitoring the wearer's vital signs, including his or her respiratory rate, heart rate, and body temperature.

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    • EU health care turns towards prevention

      EU health care turns towards prevention

      The health systems across the EU have shifted towards prevention and primary care, according to the 2019 State of Health report presented last Thursday by the Commission, the EU press service reported. The report was accompanied by countries Health Profiles which show some of the biggest trends in the transformation of the healthcare systems.

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    • EU invests €35m in AI for cancer prevention

      EU invests €35m in AI for cancer prevention

      The European Commission launched on 9 July a call for proposals with €35m available to support the development of analysis of health images for cancer diagnostics based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as other tools and analytics focused on the prevention, prediction and treatment of the most common forms of cancer.

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    • EU, WHO team up to boost access to health services

      EU, WHO team up to boost access to health services

      The European Union signed yesterday a €102m contribution agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the European Development Days in Brussels. As stated by the European Commission, the bloc will invest in building health care systems to provide quality services in more than 80 African, Caribbean, Pacific, and Asian countries. The “Health Systems Strengthening for Universal Health Coverage Partnership Programme” launched today will also benefit in a longer term from an EU overall contribution of €118m out of a total budget of €123m. 

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    • Apple, Aetna team up on health tracking app

      Apple, Aetna team up on health tracking app

      Apple and insurance giant Aetna announced they are launching together an "one-of-a-kind" iPhone and Apple Watch health-tracking app that provides users with personalised activity goals and suggests healthy behaviors, such as sleeping or eating better. The app, dubbed Attain, can also nudge you to get your flu shot or take medication. In return, those who complete Attain's suggested health actions and goals can earn rewards.

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    • Finnish Nightingale Health receives €20m EIB loan

      Finnish Nightingale Health receives €20m EIB loan

      The Investment Plan for Europe, or Juncker Plan, is reportedly backing a €20m European Investment Bank (EIB) loan to Finnish company Nightingale Health. The company will use the financing to further develop its blood analysis technology, which facilitates the detection and prevention of chronic diseases.

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