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Why Hearing Aids Are Better Than Ever

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Hearing aids these days are so much better than they used to be. Gone are the days when people would wear bulky hearing aids that were very obvious. Times have changed. So why is it that hearing aids are better than ever? We’re going to look at this now: They Have Better Sound Quality The sheer quality of the sound has improved greatly in recent years. The best hearing aids on the market offer less distortion and better sound reproduction. The quality of the sound is a lot better as hearing aids are capable of processing more sound. What this means is that...
Oximeter - Medical Sensor Equipment

Medical Sensor Equipment: What Should I Check Before making a Pandemic...

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With the recent risks around Covid 19, individuals are finding themselves picking up personal testing devices with greater frequency. While these can potentially help with tracking personal health, it is important to make sure that you choose a device that is right for you and properly validated. So, why exactly are people taking the time to pick them up and what should you check before making a purchase? What are the most Popular Devices When it comes to monitoring personal health, two devices lead the charge – blood pulse oximeters and pressure cuffs. These allow you to check the level of blood...
The Future of Telehealth

Telehealth: How Healthcare and Tech Are Merging Rapidly

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Telehealth has played a major role in the future of healthcare for years, but it has taken on even greater importance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring have the potential to help improve outcomes, reduce unnecessary hospital and doctor visits, and facilitate more convenient care. The rapid merging of tech and healthcare has revealed a wide variety of benefits. Patients who need behavioural health services can often receive them via video conferencing, from the comfort of their own home. People with chronic conditions do not have to attend in-person appointments as often, as long as their condition is...
OraQuick HIV Test Kit

OraQuick – Enter the new HIV Test Kit

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This feature story discusses the simplicity and confidentiality of the new test kit for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus The Numbers The Human Immunodeficiency Virus is one of the widespread diseases that have resulted in high mortality rate in the world. Since discovery in 1983, about 75 million people have been infected globally, with about 32 million deaths, according to the World Health Organisation reports. As at the end of 2018, 21 per cent of the world’s population did not know their status and about 37.9 million people were recorded to be living with HIV globally. Of these, 36.2 million were adults, while...

Sanofi Announces AfricaTech 2020 Challenge, Calls for Entries

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Sanofi, a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the lives of people worldwide, is calling on technology entrepreneurs and startups in Nigeria to participate in its 2020 AfricaTech Challenge. AfricaTech is a lab dedicated by Sanofi at VivaTech to encourage open innovation by African technology startups. The AfricaTech Challenge initiative is part of Sanofi’s strategy to promote entrepreneurship and development in the health sector in Africa. Viva Technology (VivaTech) is the biggest tech event in Europe. It gathers under one roof the brightest entrepreneurs, executives, investors, students and academics to collaborate, network, pitch, get inspired and showcase their innovations. In the past...
5 Benefits of Healthcare Apps

5 Benefits of Healthcare Apps

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There are several reasons why businesses should consider building healthcare apps. With massive growth predicted for the healthcare industry, health and fitness apps are becoming lucrative sources of lifetime revenue. Here are the top benefits of healthcare apps:  Easy Access to Healthcare Healthcare apps provide caregivers immediate access to the things that they need to know. This is something that most healthcare centers and hospitals are going to want just in case the patient is having an emergency. When an emergency happens, the doctor is going to need to know about any of the medications that the patients might be taking. Through...
How Uber Business Model can Solve Medical Brain Drain in Nigeria

How Uber Business Model can Solve Medical Brain Drain in Nigeria

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A Problem Worth Solving In recent times, there have been a growing rate of emigration of medical practitioners from Nigeria to developed countries. Annually, it is estimated that 2000 doctors leave the country to practice in developed societies. US, UK and Canada are the popular countries of destination. There are about 72,000 medical doctors registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) but only approximately 35,000 are currently practicing in the country. Consequently, the ratio of doctor per population is approximately 1:6000 for a population of over 200 million in the country. This don’t tally with WHO recommendation of 1...
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Tech Innovations For Kids With Autism

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At least one in every 125 to 150 children in Nigeria is on the autistic spectrum, that’s equivalent to around 600,000 children. If your child has autism, you will know just how hard it can be and sometimes every day can feel like a struggle for them. Many children have difficulty with communication, understanding emotions and just being able to cope with the noisy and often unpredictable world around them. Fortunately, today’s modern digital world has seen a number of technological innovations developed to enhance the lives of kids with autism and help them to navigate the complexities of our world. Support For Caregivers Despite its prevalence,...
How Technological Disruption is Multiplying Pharmaceutical Revenue Worldwide

How Technological Disruption is Multiplying Pharmaceutical Revenue Worldwide

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The pharma industry has begun understanding the capability of working together with innovation and is overwhelmed by a portion of the top spenders on pharmaceutical R&D from the U.S. This incorporates pro organizations, for example, Pfizer, Merk, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene corp and so forth., every one of them contributing billions of dollars each quarter. Be it in Augmented reality, Artificial intelligence (through chatbot or voice bot) or a simple mobile app development. On similar lines, due to the accessibility of sophisticated technology and a well-created framework for R&D, Singapore has risen as one of Asia's most exceptional center points for...
Your Prepare for the MCAT

5 Best Resources to Help you Prepare for MCAT

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The MCAT is one of the more intimidating tests in existence. If you are wondering what is the MCAT, it is the medical school admission exam. The good news is that with intense preparation and the right study resources, it is possible to excel on the exam. The trick is knowing what the most helpful study resources are. With that in mind, here are five things that you can do to study for the exam. 1. Practice Exams: Practice exams are perhaps the single most valuable way of studying for a standardized test. There are several benefits of taking practice exams. First,...