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Scanners protect World Cup Aussies: photos

Scanners protect World Cup Aussies: photos

Fingerprint scanning gates are being used by tour group the Fanatics to control entry and exit to the Durban Cricket Ground, which has been converted into a "tent city" for around 1200 Socceroos fans during the World Cup in South Africa.

published June 22, 2010 by

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Leaked Google Health screenshots

Leaked Google Health screenshots

Google has been sending a prototype of Google Health out to health professionals and advisors for feedback. Unfortunately for Google, screenshots of the still unavailable service have been leaked.

published August 15, 2007 by

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Wii-habbing your way back to health

Turns out video games can be good for your health. At San Francisco's St. Mary's Medical Center, a trauma rehabilitation doctor prescribes Nintendo Wii sessions as part of treatment. CNET's Kara Tsuboi takes a look at this "alternative" medicine and meets patients who seem to forget their pain thanks to the gaming fun.

published July 9, 2008 by

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Daily Debrief: Yahoo's health checkup

In Thursday's Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi and Dan Farber discuss the state of the company more than four months after Microsoft's takeover bid. What do all the recent staff departures mean and why hasn't Yahoo better articulated its plan to move forward?

published June 12, 2008 by

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Medical imaging on Apple device

At the Apple WWDC 2008, Mark Cain of Mimvista shows off the company's new iPhone software that will allow doctors to download, colorize, and share patients' CT and PET scans. The images were previously only available in black in white and only on physicians' workstations.

published June 10, 2008 by

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'Blink' author: How to make better business decisions

At RSA 2008 in San Francisco, the author of The Tipping Point and Blink tells security professionals that too much information can impair judgement. As an example, he said emergency room doctors are much better at diagnosing chest pain accurately when they have only four data points (chest pain, instability, fluid in the lungs, and an electrocardiogram) instead of when they take into account factors such as patient age and whether the patient smokes.

published April 11, 2008 by

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Cisco's virtual health care project

At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Las Vegas, Guido Jouret, chief technology officer of Cisco's Emerging Markets Technology Group, shows how patients and doctors will be able to meet via the company's TelePresence conferencing technology. The system is being piloted with Scotland’s national health service.

published April 10, 2008 by

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Kaiser Permanente CIO: Phil Fasano

In a CIO Vision Series interview, Phil Fasano CIO of Kaiser Permanente talks to ZDNet's editor-in-chief Dan Farber about transforming the United States' ailing health care system by making information more accessible online to its 9 millions members. He also discusses new technology innovations the company is developing to improve patient care in the areas of Web 2.0, analytics and RFID.

published December 4, 2007 by

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Intel: Bridging the distance from doctor to patient

For rural areas that are far from urban medical centers, travel cost and distance can prevent people from getting the care they need. At an open house of the Intel Research Laboratory at Berkeley, Calif., on March 22, we found one project that may solve that problem. CNET News.com's Zamir Haider talks with researchers who are trying to help doctors reach their patients by Internet.

published March 23, 2007 by

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Curing the common cold online

WebMd.com, Familydoctor.org and CDC.gov go under the microscope in a health site report from CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari. Which site has the best flu guide? Which is a must-see for travelers? Find out now.

published November 28, 2006 by

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