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Technology 13 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Log the doctor on

Healthcare IT projects need to involve the medical staff right from the onset.

Technology 26 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Using cellphones for healthcare

b>WASHINGTON:/bWith nagging text messages or more customised two-way interactions, US researchers are trying to harness the power of cellphones to help fight chronic diseases.

Technology 12 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

In Texas schools, a picture’s worth 1,000 calories

b>SAN ANTONIO/b>: Smile, schoolchildren. You're on calorie camera. Health officials trying to reduce obesity and improve eating habits at five San Antonio elementary schools unveiled a US$2mil (RM6mil) research project that will photograph students' lunch trays before they sit down to eat and later take a snapshot of the leftovers.

Technology 25 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Megaupload founder refused bail in New Zealand

b>AUCKLAND:/bA New Zealand judge ordered the founder of online filesharing site Megaupload.com to be held in custody for another month, saying the suspected Internet pirate posed a significant flight risk.

Technology 28 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

British doctors may soon prescribe apps to patients

In Britain, the Department of Health plans to ask doctors in the country to encourage their patients to rely on mobile apps to track biometrics and symptoms for a range of health issues, from pregnancy to diabetes - all in hopes of trimming back unnecessary medical visits.

Technology 12 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

App for fasting for diabetics

The app will alert Muslims with type 2 diabetes mellitus if their sugar levels are too high or too low.

Technology 03 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

Digital tools for diabetes don't pass muster: study

A new study finds that digital tools and apps to monitor diabetes fall short of helping to change people's behaviors.

Google 20 Jan 2014 | 12:08 PM

Google making sugar-sensing contact lens for diabetics

The Google lab known for working on unusual projects like self-driving cars is crafting a contact lens that could help diabetics manage blood sugar levels.

TECH 20 Mar 2014 | 9:30 AM

Toshiba unveils disease-detecting breathalyser

Japan's Toshiba on Tuesday unveiled a breathalyser which it says can detect a wide range of diseases just 30 seconds after users blow into the machine.

TECH 22 May 2014 | 10:00 AM

Texting improves link between sick teens and doctors

Adolescents with chronic diseases who were allowed to text their doctors were better equipped to manage their own healthcare and more likely to request help at the first sign of problems, a new study found.