UK ‘to be health technology world leader’

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt believes Britain will in the future be a “world leader” in health technology and professional medical websites. Cabinet member Mr Hunt said that with improved technology, patients will be able to look after their long-term illnesses … Continue reading

Using tablets ‘accelerates reading’

Reading from a tablet computer helps people with damaged vision regain their ability to read comfortably and quickly, ophthalmologists in the US have claimed. Even people with mild sight damage can find their ability to read improves greatly. Researchers at … Continue reading

Rise in mobile commerce predicted

Online retail spending through mobile devices is set to total almost £1 billion in the fortnight from December 3 as Christmas shoppers take to the web, according to new figures. Forecasts by IMRG and Capgemini suggest that consumers will spend … Continue reading

‘Cell dust’ could help detect cancer

Scientists have revealed that fast and easy new methods of cancer diagnosis and monitoring could come from detecting “cell dust”. The technique was attempted by researchers who used a hand-held device to find signs of brain cancer in both human … Continue reading

App keeps PM’s finger on UK pulse

Up-to-the-minute information on the health of the nation is right at David Cameron’s fingertips thanks to a new web app on his iPad. But there’s no use going on Apple’s App Store to download it as the custom-built ‘No 10 … Continue reading

Doctors excited about iPad Mini’s pocket-sized fit

While Apple’s new iPad Mini may take the place of the prescription pad in doctors’ white coats, the 7.9-inch screen is not ample enough for clinical applications, an analyst said. A report by Manhattan Research found that 75% of doctors … Continue reading

Warning over breast cancer test glove

Breast cancer charities today urged women to beware of a new self-examination “glove” said to be as effective as a mammogram at detecting lumps. The £25 BE gLOVE is designed to magnify finger sensitivity 15 times, making it easier for … Continue reading

BMA launch medical tool campaign

Some medical equipment used by NHS has been made in “unhealthy, unsafe and unfair” working conditions, according to the British Medical Association (BMA). The BMA even claimed that many of the exploited employees included children, while the majority of workers … Continue reading

Apple sells 3m iPads in three days

Apple has revealed combined sales for its new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad passed the three million mark less than 72 hours after they were released. The California-based multinational said the figures were double the previous first weekend milestone … Continue reading

Online retail explosion ‘imminent’

The global retail sector will be transformed by 2022, new research suggests, with e-commerce, m-commerce (sales through mobiles) and s-commerce (sales through social media) predicted to help online purchases account for one third or more of sales in markets such … Continue reading