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2 devices to listen better

If the older adult is diagnosed with hearing problems in both ears, it is better to use a hearing aid in each ear from the beginning. The reason is simple: a deteriorated ear that stops being used can lose its ability to interpret the sound, so that if one is lost it will be heard through the other, but there may be difficulty in understanding the message. Read More

Alzheimer's would be prevented with octopus saliva

The octopuses cause an interest that goes beyond the role they have in the culinary world, their intelligence or also their "divinatory arts". Mexican scientists investigate the benefits that these molluscs could offer to human beings, specifically in mental health and, specifically, in Alzheimer's. Read More

Tailor-made cane can prevent falls

When it comes to needing support for walking or after an injury, it is not about using any walking stick. According to the Geriatric Society of the United States (AGS) it is vitally important to get a cane adjusted to the body and the needs of each person. The president of the AGS, John Murphy, offers some recommendations to know how to choose a good cane: Read More

Help fight malaria with text messages

Medical researchers in Kenya sent text messages containing information and advice about malaria to the cell phones of a group of workers in the country for a year. All this to be able to observe how technology helps to prevent and correct treatment against the disease. Read More

Hearing aids for the elderly

Hearing loss is a barrier to the lives of many people who tend to isolate themselves in a world of silence. Worldwide, more than 80% of older adults will develop some degree of hearing loss or prebiotics (sensorineural deafness), due to the normal degenerative process of the body, which occurs more in men than in women in a ratio of 2 to 1. . Read More

Cancer is detected with fluorescent spray

Japanese scientists created a fluorescent spray that detects microscopic cancer cells, which go unnoticed by surgeons and magnetic resonance imaging. According to information published by The Huffington Post. Read More

Smartphone application for the blind

Blindness is considered as the second cause of disability in our country, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics (INEGI), and has a higher incidence in older adults. Read More

Cancer can be detected using electronic nose

Many people in the world die annually due to cancer, mainly due to an absence of timely diagnosis. But what would you think if you knew that there is already a way to detect this disease through an electronic nose? Incredible as this may seem, it is close to the possible. Oncologists from the Technological Institute of Israel, known as Technion, work hard in the creation of an "electronic nanoscale" that will make it possible to detect cancer through the encouragement of patients. According to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer, it showed that the team was able to identify, in preliminary tests, chemical signals of the disease Read More

Chip to exercise people with paraplegia

Experts from Great Britain presented an implantable chip that helps paraplegic people to exercise through the release of electrical impulses. The device, called Active Book (name related to its book form), is very small and can be implanted in the spinal canal, between the spinal nerves, in the channel where the spinal cord is housed. Read More

Pluripotent stem cells could promote cancer

Pluripotent stem cells (capable of generating all the cell types of the body) induced from the skin or hair (called iPS) could have mutations of genes associated with cancerous tumors, the scientific journal publishes Read More

Increase criticism of the WHO alert for cell phone use

A great international malaise has caused the recent announcement of the World Health Organization (WHO) that the cell phone could cause cancer. According to Emilio Alba, president of the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology, "what they have done has been to create a lot of alarm, it has been like throwing a stone in a pond where the waves are spreading. The population has integrated the mobile in their life irreversibly. Read More

Clone human stem cells

Technology in science has exceeded the limits of the imagination. Scientists from the Laboratory of the Stem Cell Foundation of New York used for the first time the cloning called Nuclear Transfer of Somatic Cells, to create embryonic stem cells. Read More

With the cane the activity is supported

A study published by Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource in 2009, defined that canes are responsible for 25% of body weight. The reasons for its use are multiple, from pain to being a fundamental part of a post-surgical rehabilitation process. Several types and designs circulate in the market. The choice of the ideal model will depend on the condition and suggestion of the experts in orthopedics and rehabilitation. Read More

Learn all about tiflotechnology

Currently, society is dominated by new technologies. And, nevertheless, not all the technological devices existing in the market are susceptible to be used by people with blindness or visual impairment. Read More

Confuse the smell of mosquitoes prevents pickets

In the hot season, like the one we are currently experiencing, it is very common for mosquitoes to spread. Those annoying insects that in addition to making us sleepless nights for their incessant buzz, when they bite us leave behind annoying welts that cause itching and a terrible discomfort. But not only that, these bugs are responsible for the transmission of deadly diseases such as dengue and malaria. Mosquitoes are able to smell humans, it is because of them that they are constantly on the lookout, like predators watching their prey. They wait for the right moment to take us unawares and then they launch their attack against any part of Read More

Artificial heart is a reality in Mexico

Have you ever imagined that technology would help you extend your life? This is a reality after the Hospital de Cardiología of the National Medical Center Siglo XXI, of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), will perform the first artificial heart transplant in Mexico and Latin America. Read More