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Mediclinic Middle East unveils MYMEDICLINIC 24*7

Mediclinic Middle East recently launched MYMEDICLINIC 24x7, its new online appointment management and telemedicine portal. With the MYMEDICLINIC 24X7 app, patients can now: View profiles of Mediclinic doctors and healthcare practitioners at all seven hospitals and 20 outpatient clinics in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Search and select doctors by specialty, location, languages spoken, insurance coverage and gender View all available in-person and video appointments and choose a time and date that suits them Book an appointment online Reschedule…

DHA launches new booking facility via its official WhatsApp line

Dubai residents can now make use of an additional method to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment – the emirate’s health authority has just launched a new booking facility via its official WhatsApp line. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) confirmed that the new service “utilizes artificial intelligence [AI] to facilitate the booking of appointments,” and is part of DHA’s “vision to adopt advanced technologies in the healthcare sector across all aspects.” Prior to the introduction of this option, residents could book…

Sweat sensors measuring glucose levels on the skin and converts reading into accurate blood sugar estimates

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a sweat sensor that measures glucose levels on the skin and converts those readings into accurate blood sugar estimates. As glucose levels in sweat can vary from person to person, the sensor incorporates algorithms that personalize the measurement for each user, requiring finger-prick calibration once or twice each month. The need for regular finger pricks is a barrier for many patients with diabetes in regularly testing their glucose levels, as…

Alberta researchers develop 3D print cartilage like materials containing human chondrocytes

Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a method to 3D print cartilage-like materials consisting of a collagen hydrogel containing human chondrocytes. The printed structures mimic human nasal cartilage in terms of its mechanical, molecular and histological characteristics. The researchers hope the technology could lead to personalized cartilage implants for skin cancer patients who have nasal cartilage defects following surgery to remove their tumors. The nose is a common site for skin cancer, and in many such patients, removal…

Hexachromatic camera assisting with tumor imaging during surgical removal

Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have developed a hexachromatic camera that can assist with tumor imaging during surgical removal. The device is inspired by the mantis shrimp which can perceive twelve colors, compared with just three colors that can be perceived by the human eye. The new camera can visualize tumors in the body during surgery when patients are administered near-infrared probes to label cancer cells. By seeing the entirety of the tumor and removing accurately around the…