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All posts in Big Data & Digital Health


WHO is establishing technical advisory group and roster of experts on digital health

WHO is establishing a global multi-disciplinary technical group to advise us on issues related to digital health. WHO’s newly-establis...

  • 02/09/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Big Data & Digital Health


Breast cancer diagnosis by AI now as good as human experts

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. It accounts for 15% of all new cases in the country, and about one in eight women wi...

  • 07/08/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Cancer, Big Data & Digital Health


WHO releases first guideline on digital health interventions

WHO today released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, table...

  • 18/05/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Big Data & Digital Health, Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing


Older people are more digitally savvy, but aged care providers need to keep up

Older adults are more digitally connected than ever, even though their uptake of internet-based technologies remains lower than for you...

  • 05/04/2019
  • Big Data & Digital Health, Ageing, Carers, Culture & Society


Bereaved who take comfort in digital messages from dead loved ones live in fear of losing them

The internet is changing how we converse with the dead. While the bereaved have traditionally visited graves or burial sites to talk to...

  • 03/04/2019
  • Culture & Society, Big Data & Digital Health


New report on emerging technologies to help older Americans maintain independence

On March 5, 2019, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a report designed to identify innovations with the p...

  • 31/03/2019
  • Ageing, Innovation for Ageing, Culture & Society, Housing, Mobility & Transport, Health & wellbeing, Big Data & Digital Health


Sight-saving imaging tool wins Imperial’s biggest startup competition

A team of Imperial students are hoping to make avoidable blindness a thing of the past with a revolutionary imaging tool. VUI Diagnost...

  • 25/03/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Eyes, Big Data & Digital Health


What our new study reveals about the genetics and biology of suicidal behaviour

More than three quarters of a million people take their own lives every year, to devastating personal, social and economic cost. Recent...

  • 23/03/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Brain & Mind, Big Data & Digital Health, Culture & Society


AI system learns to predict survival rates from the movement of your heart

Cardiac imaging forms an important part of the initial assessment of patients suspected of having heart failure. Currently, doctors eva...

  • 13/03/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Big Data & Digital Health, Heart & circulation


Health Check: do we really need to take 10,000 steps a day?

Regular walking produces many health benefits, including reducing our risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and depression. Best of a...

  • 02/03/2019
  • Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing, Mobility & Transport, Big Data & Digital Health


Why the #10yearchallenge is more than a simple social media meme

An early 2019 meme called #10yearchallenge, that involved someone sharing an image from 2008 or 2009 next to one from 2018 or 2019, gai...

  • 01/03/2019
  • Culture & Society, Big Data & Digital Health, Ageing


New sensor technology can diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time

Researchers have developed new robotic sensor technology that has the capability to diagnose women’s reproductive health problems in re...

  • 22/02/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Big Data & Digital Health, Women's Health