New tools for Health technology

Infrastructure, information systems, devices, doctors and patients engaged in care.

Human health is one of the most studied areas and on which rests against the higher pressure results. Physicians should face death every minute and mistakes are never seen with consideration, so the technology has been put to use in medicine, opening new possibilities for prevention, diagnosis and care of patients.
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At first glance one might think that the e- health or e- medicine, covers only devices that diagnose and monitor certain diseases, but fortunately for humanity, technology accompanies each of the states of the body, starting for prevention, one of the most neglected areas because usually tied to moments of being, in which there are no symptoms or no pain and therefore people can stop worrying.

The number of digital resources that are available for the prevention of diseases ranging from a myriad of content circulating on the web, including balanced diet options and cures emotional impact on the physical body , to devices that accompany the processes of conditioning and allow you to track the response of muscles, bones and joints.

The next step in the medical scale is the diagnosis, and no doubt technology has given their all to make this work more effective. First, devices are increasingly accurate in their analysis and simpler thanks to scientific evidence in their administration can be identified in time the most common ailments.

In contrast, the risk of increased self courtesy of too much information circulating on- line and poor interpretation by patients who prefer to use a website before a health professional appears.

The treatment is the next step and certainly telemedicine queen. Thanks to medical processes mediated by technology may specialists of the most prestigious institutions serve complex diseases in the farthest corners, without even leaving their offices? Exams analyzed via email, Skype consultations and surgeries to make the bouquet away options for e- health treatments.

Tracking patients is another step that has shown amazing results with the inclusion of technological devices in it. The general idea of a post -operative rooms usually include aseptic and little contact with friends and family to ensure the highest standing and patient care, but some procedures do not require extreme care and by using remote monitoring devices doctors can check real -time patient information and care to make calls when they notice any inconsistencies, as in patients with electronic pacemakers.

The relationship with patients, and even the disease itself, is just one of the areas in which it develops e-health, also known as eHealth. In parallel to the care of each disease a challenge for those who manage health systems and hospital information appears. CIOs (Chief Information Officers) are responsible for a vital task though usually unnoticed.

Your task is to include systems and information architectures efficient hospital networks, so that a physician can access all the clinical history of a patient alone with your digital card, for example. The millions of data produced a medical institution allow even identify patterns of risk of transmission of viruses or projections on the rate of morbidity and mortality in a population.

From a different front, the e- health care is viewed as a business opportunity for different sectors. Managers of IT development deal to create new devices that support research, clinical managers and private health care centers offer it as an alternative for the treatment of patients with mobility difficulties, and application developers to deal with generating control systems that allow diabetics, or any other track of the sugar in your body.

In this regard, Joan Dzenowagis, ICT specialist of the World Health Organization, said to the UN that “with increasing use of e-health is expected to emerge new businesses and economic opportunities that proliferate along with platforms for innovation and services. In countries where there are established markets eHealth, is gaining importance in order to receive a more efficient, effective and personalized attention, and citizens actively use and share information in order to get best services, prices and treatments”.

So, the e- health is the result of a complex network whose pillar protection of life, but it depends on infrastructure, devices, information systems, and doctors and patients able to manage all available technological resources in towards your care.

Health technology for our health

Coordination Technologies for Health WSCF analyzes the trends and needs of the health sector in order to identify existing capabilities to generate strategic alliances and projects to promote technological innovation and scientific, technological and economic development in this area.

This Coordination Mexiquense works closely with the Council for Science and Technology, and its main objectives are:
Locate health sector companies with capabilities to generate competitive products and services nationally and internationally.
Providing companies in other sectors migration and participation in the health sector, to complement technical capabilities.
Encourage and facilitate the consolidation of alliances or innovation networks between research, higher education institutions and businesses to develop new products, processes and services.
Articular companies with programs that provide the necessary tools and consulting on issues such as certification, process implementation, regulation, support for innovation projects and analysis of market opportunities.
Mexico is the second largest consumer of medical devices in Latin America after Brazil and the third largest importer of medical devices in the Americas, after the United States and Canada.

Some of the most striking trends in health sector are:
Growth and aging population. The world’s population is expected to increase from 6000 500 million people to 8 billion by 2025, partly due to increased longevity. The population aged 60 and over represented 10.3 % of the global population in 2005 will constitute 15% of the total population by 2025.

Chronic diseases. The populations of the big cities are more prone to chronic diseases such as arrhythmias, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma and depression. About 80 % of the population over 65 years with a chronic disease and 50% have at least two chronic diseases.

Medical Home Care (Homecare). Hospitalization is the business of health care with higher expenses in the United States. There is a global trend to reduce the time spent by inpatients. The use of less invasive procedures and shorter recovery time also impacts on reducing costs for patients and hospitals, which can maintain adequate care from other care centers or home.

Information About Sperm – Health Technology

What technology has taught us about sperm. Recently my wife and I visited an egg bank to try and solve our infertility issues, when there the doctor taught us many things, things that have only been learned because of recent advancements in the area of health technology. I hope with more research that more can be done for those who would like to have a child but cannot.

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But as we talked I found out that I am the problem, an he proceeded to teach me some interesting things about sperm that I’m going to share right now:

* 90% of the seeds, which the man ejaculates are deformed. Scientists call this the Price of monogamy. If more are missing, the giver of life is lax.

* Each sperm carries a “hat”, a so-called Acrosom that brings the outer shell of the female ice to melt.

* A single testicle is enough to bear children. U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong lost a testicle to cancer. After that, he was a father of five.

* Men produced a lifetime of sperm. The sperm may be lax with age, but the factory has no curfew.

* If all – ejaculated from the man in a life – sperm were lined up, a ten-meter long cord would be created.

Dead sperm, vibrant babies

* Dead sperm can make living babies. All that matters is the presence of the DNA.

* More than half of all sperm can not just go. They move in a circle. But there is always one that it creates.

* The Y chromosome of a man is identical with that of his father. It is a historical archive, though otherwise little use. But at least we know the fact that in Central Asia today many millions of descendants of Genghis Khan are known.

* The scrotum is a refrigerator. The testes are 7 degrees Celsius cooler than the human body go. That they must also stay that way, otherwise it threatens infertility.

* Sperm need protection . At first they look like any other cell in the body. But as soon as they leave the testis, they have half the DNA of other cells. This makes the immune system suspicious. In order to prevent immune cells from attacking the sperm, the testicles send other sperm to protect the sperm, a “Bodyguard” of sorts on the trip.

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Fertile Times: natural helper for would-be fathers

How on this portal already treated many cases, the man’s sperm count has dropped over the past 80 years worldwide by over 50%. This is true of East and West and the rest of the directions. So if you’re looking for health technology to solve this problem, it has arrived in two fold. In fact these kind of problems have arisen to many people utilizing a newer technology that facilitate and enables egg donors.

In the 40s the average healthy young man has produced over 100 million sperm per milliliter of semen – well above the 40 million sperm cells, which are generally considered a measure of the “predicate fruitful”. The studies of the recent past indicate a worrying trend: More and more men fall below this level .

To all the responsible medical factors to solve, it would take multiple medications. There are also natural ways to the sperm quality improve. There are nutrients that make substantial contributions to this end. Below are some highly effective examples.

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No more subterfuge

*Carnitine. sperms are the major long-distance travelers among the human cells. This requires energy. Therefore, carnitine as a vital nutrient for men with poor sperm quality. Carnitine is a transporter molecule, the high-energy fats into the mitochondria contributes, where they are burned to rekindle their energy. This gives the sperm those “boost” they need to penetrate the egg. The human body takes carnitine mainly on (red) meat, especially lamb.

*Antioxidants Because sperm consume so much energy that they generate oxidation – which can damage cell membranes and THEN molecules. That means they need antioxidants – best a cocktail of vitamins and micronutrients.

* Lycopene is a carotenoid vegetable, that the tomato, watermelon and other fruits get their color. It has excellent antioxidant qualities, the effect is extraordinary.

* Omega-3 fatty acids. Apart from their trip drive also need sperm membrane-specific characteristics in order to merge with the egg can. Qualities which bring excellent especially omega-3 fatty acids. Where to find them? For example, in Walnut.

* Vitamin D . Lack of this (sun) vitamin affects the sperm quality fatal consequences.

These are just some of the things you can do to affect your sperm for the positive. We’re lucky to live in a time when the technology for health affords us the opportunity to know what the cause of our problems are, and some potential solutions to them as well.

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Social Freezing. Career or children? Yes!

Career or children? This question arises every person in the course of life, in a man traditionally less (although recently more frequently, see trend towards single father ), women generally more often, even if without urgency of today’s report. In the era of the promotional hungry ego individualism, on the barometer stands on career advantage, supported by a generation, says Dr Richard Shapiro,” which has never given a thought to marriage or having children.” Due to recent technological advances there may be a solution though.

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A possibility of children is not completely excluded from him, but if so maybe later. In fact, much later. According to the Mirror quoted survey of women found that the “ideal” age for 43.4 years. Which is of course far from ideal.

The problems of this are manifold. The highest fertility of the female egg is at the age of 25 at the zenith and then gradually drops off. The biological clock has its expiry date, and also sometimes come premature menopause. Social factors play with, children are considered career breakers, relationships go into fractures, the single life dominated, many women say that they have to have the “right” man for the purpose of family planning.

What is Social Freezing?

A technological solution has arisen, the question of “career or kids” decreases more in the recent years due to this newest trend: Social Freezing. It refers to the rapid freezing of one’s eggs, done when the woman is in the prime of fertility. After hormone stimulation, in which the body is made ​​to produce as many eggs as possible, these are then removed and stored in nitrogen at minus 196 degrees. (the technical term: cryopreservation).

Thus, the eggs are ready and available when the time is right; when they then take the partner’s sperm to fertilize the egg cells in test tubes.

The health is as risky as it sounds, multiple pregnancy is feasible, ethical and legal questions have been raised (eg: How long can eggs be lifted?). Moreover, it can be a little more than some are willing to spend as egg freezing costs are not like going to Walmart to buy some milk. The storage of the eggs also costs money per year as well, then the artificial insemination when you’re ready is an additional cost.

Yet surprisingly, many women are interested in this method. According to the survey of the Leeds Centre for Reproductive Medicine interviewed just 200 students, and 86% of young women said that they wanted to wait to be pregnant later in life, for four out of five of those surveyed said social freezing was an acceptable way.

For the financial cost one way seems to offer. According to Dr. Shapiro, above it is the parents of the late pregnancy willing to offer financial support because they do not want to be deprived of the enjoyment of grandparenthood.

Social Freezing so – not cheap, not without risk … and for women in fashion. What remains, therefore, a junior man willing to do other than the best of a delayed match and to ensure , in the case of the case fertile to be?

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