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DOH offers free HIV texting services

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People living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) may seek the help of the Department of Health (DOH) through their mobile phones.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

British man’s injured face rebuilt using 3D printing

A combination of undated handout images released by ABMU Health Board on March 12, 2014 shows a portrait of British man Stephen Power (L) before having facial reconstruction surgery following a motorcycle accident and then after the surgery (R) that rebuilt his face using 3D printed parts at the Morriston Hospital in Swansea. Stephen Power from Cardiff in Wales is thought to be one of the first trauma patients in the world to have a facial reconstruction procedure in which 3D printing was used at every stage. The 29-year-old suffered multiple trauma injuries in an accident in 2012. AFP PHOTO/ ABMU HEALTH BOARD

A British man who suffered horrific facial injuries in a motorbike accident has had pioneering surgery to rebuild his face using 3D printed parts.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Amazon’s Bezos airlifted off Galapagos in health scare

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.  AP FILE PHOTO

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was recovering Saturday after being airlifted off the scenic Galapagos Islands because he was suffering from severe kidney stones, an Ecuadoran official said.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Internet-connected toothbrush makes CES debut

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Brush smarter. That’s the message from the makers of what is billed as the world’s first Internet-connected toothbrush.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

PH first mental health info system launched

Officials sign a partnership between Janssen and the University of the Philippines National Institute of Health (UP-NIH) and the Foundation for the Advancement of Clinical Epidemiology, Inc. (FACE, Inc.) for the country’s first mental health information system.

The country’s first integrated mental health information system was launched Monday in a bid to address effectively the needs of patients suffering from mental illness.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Video of cancer-stricken woman blasting ‘pork’ making a hit on social media

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A video of a cancer-stricken woman who was tearfully addressing a protest action against the pork barrel system is making a hit on social networking sites.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Google chief Page speaks out about vocal cord paralysis

Google co-founder and chief Larry Page

Google co-founder and chief Larry Page ended the mystery about his soft, sometimes raspy voice with a personal online post Tuesday about being diagnosed with partially paralyzed vocal cords.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Infotech,Internet | Read More »

Robot hot among surgeons but FDA taking a new look

In this photo from video provided by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., maker of the da Vinci robotic system, doctors are seen using the device to perform a surgery. Surgeons say the advantages of the system include allowing them to operate sitting down, using small robotic hands with no tremor. But critics say a big increase in robot operations nationwide is due to heavy marketing and hype, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking into problems and deaths that may be linked with robotic surgery. AP/Courtesy of Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

The biggest thing in operating rooms these days is a million-dollar, multi-armed robot named da Vinci, used in nearly 400,000 surgeries nationwide last year — triple the number just four years earlier.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Japan’s Fujitsu says smartphones can take your pulse

A Fujitsu engineer demonstrates new technology, a the real-time pulse monitor system with facial imaging technology, that ustilises a web-camera in PCs or smartphones, at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on March 18, 2013. Fujitsu develped the technology to measure the user's pulse via the brightness of their face.  AFP  / YOSHIKAZU TSUNO

A smartphone that can take the pulse of a user just by looking at his or her face was unveiled in Japan on Monday.

Posted: March 18th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung acquires US medical imaging company

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South Korea’s Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it had bought US medical imaging firm NeuroLogica, as it seeks to explore new growth sources by expanding into the health sector.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘Tummy tracker’ Facebook App launched

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With the holidays now over, Filipinos focus on new beginnings for 2013 – new career, new relationships and new and improved health. After all the stress from last-minute shopping sprees, over-flowing food and booze from countless reunions and sleepless nights from holiday parties, more Filipinos may be at risk for hyperacidity.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Disabled, netizens don’t find Aquino ‘wheelchair’ joke funny

President Aquino with New Zealand Governor General Jerry Mateparae and his wife, Janine, after an official Maori welcome at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Angry netizens took the President to task for cracking a joke he supposedly heard from someone during a talk to the Filipino community in New Zealand.  AP

Blasting away at his unpopular predecessor has been a surefire way of playing up to the gallery, but did a wisecracking President Aquino cross the line this time?

Posted: October 25th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Toyota unveils robot helping hand

Japanese auto manufacturer Toyota Motor's home-living-assistance robot, 'Human Support Robot (HSR)', picks up an object from the floor to hand to an operator (right during during a demonstration at the annual Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition in Tokyo on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.  AFP PHOTO/YOSHIKAZU TSUNO

TOKYO—Japanese car giant Toyota on Wednesday unveiled a robotic best friend that can offer a helping hand around the house fetching and carrying for the elderly or immobile. The human support robot, a compact cylinder-shaped machine 37 centimeters (about 15 inches) in diameter and up to 130 centimeters tall, can be remotely controlled by a [...]

Posted: September 26th, 2012 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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