Tag Archives: Potential

Canadian prescriptions for malaria drug with COVID-19 potential surge, some for doctors’ own use

Some Canadian doctors appear to have been snapping up a malaria drug for their own possible use against COVID-19, part of a surge in prescriptions for the medicine that has health-care regulators across the country concerned. Professional organizations in several provinces have issued statements in recent days discouraging the practice, noting there’s no solid evidence… Read More »

Telehealth a target for venture capitalists as its potential to diagnose coronavirus grows

Technological advances are rapidly changing the way healthcare is delivered, and in few arenas is this more visible than in telehealth. As a treatment option, remote video conferencing with a doctor or health professional is a concept that is becoming more viable, as internet connection speeds increase and devices are created that allow for tests… Read More »

Researchers discover potential new treatment for rare muscle-wasting disease

A team of Cardiff University researchers has uncovered a potential new way to treat a very rare genetic disorder that causes muscles in the arms and legs to become increasingly weak. GNE myopathy is a debilitating condition that affects young adults in their 20s or 30s, typically leaving them in a wheelchair within years. It… Read More »

The potential of healthcare tech – human-centric AI, meaningful applications and the future

Buzzwords like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are commonly heard at conferences and industry events and they often conjure up images of robots or killing machines from the Terminator. However, panelists from the Innofest Unbound conference in Singapore all felt that technologies such as AI should not replace humans as it is commonly imagined… Read More »

Discovery Reveals Potential New Pathway for Treating Obesity and Related Disorders

A molecule that helps prevent fat accumulation in mammals is produced within fat tissues by stem-like cells that may be therapeutic targets for obesity and related disorders, according to a new study from scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine. Obesity has become a global pandemic in recent decades, and presently affects more than 90 million Americans… Read More »