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Dec 16, 2016

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'This little guy is really cute': Ludwig the robot designed to help Alzheimer's patients

Brenda Horenfeldt was wowed Tuesday by a talking, walking robot — a new tool his creators feel could be the future of treatment for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.  Developed by a research team at the University of Toronto with the support of Mitacs, a national non-profit organization, Ludwig ...

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Jul 5, 2016

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Deirdre

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Doctors Get Creative To Soothe Tech-Savvy Kids Before Surgery

Surgery can make anyone anxious, but it is especially hard for young children. Kids going into surgery may be separated from their parents for the first time in a frightening new environment, and they may not understand what's happening. "For many families and kids, this is one of the most...

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Mar 2, 2016

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Christina

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A robot has been designed to help children cope with having diabetes

Robin, short for “Robot Infant,” has been created to help children learn to manage diabetes. It is being developed at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. Robin basically acts like a toddler, which ideally will allow kids to relate to it, take care of it and positively affect their reaction...

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Jan 6, 2016

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Christina

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Why Adult Coloring Books Are Good For You

Coloring books are no longer just for the kids. In fact, adult coloring books are all the rage right now. And while researchers and art therapists alike have touted the calming benefits for over a decade, it's childhood favorite Crayola that's gotten adult coloring books some serious grown-up...

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Sep 24, 2014

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Maggie

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To Gather Drug Data, a Health Start-Up Turns to Consumers

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, Thomas Goetz had been a spirited armchair advocate of the use of digital technology and data to improve health care. At Wired magazine, where he was executive editor, Mr. Goetz assigned and wrote articles on the subject. He organized conferences, lectured and wrote a book...

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Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records to Find Drug Problems

Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records to Find Drug Problems   No one likes it when a new drug in people's medicine cabinets turns out to have problems — just remember the Vioxx debacle a decade ago, when the painkiller was removed from the market over concerns that it increased the risk of heart...

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