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MyCare -- the 'card' that could save your life

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TechAndComputer (June 8, 2011) — It looks like a credit card…it slips into a wallet or purse…but it could mean the difference between life and death in a medical emergency.

The MyCare Card stores personal medical data (e.g. information on existing medical conditions, allergies and medication being taken) and plugs into a laptop's USB port, enabling the data to be accessed in just a few moments.

It is the first device of its type to have been...

TechAndComputer (June 8, 2011) — It looks like a credit card…it slips into a wallet or purse…but it could mean the difference between life and death in a medical emergency.

The MyCare Card stores personal medical data (e.g. information on existing medical conditions, allergies and...

Students struggling with math may have a neurocognitive disorder called dyscalculia: Disorder affects roughly as many people as dyslexia

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TechAndComputer (May 28, 2011) — Students who struggle to learn mathematics may have a neurocognitive disorder that inhibits the acquisition of basic numerical and arithmetic concepts, according to a new paper. Specialised teaching for individuals with dyscalculia, the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia, should be made widely available in mainstream education, according to a review of current research published in the journal Science.

Although...

TechAndComputer (May 28, 2011) — Students...

New software tool helps evaluate natural cooling options for buildings

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TechAndComputer (May 29, 2011) — A new, free software tool from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could prove to be a breath of fresh air for architects and designers of ventilation systems for "green" commercial buildings.

With the Climate Suitability Tool, building design teams can evaluate whether the local climate is suitable for cooling a prospective building with natural ventilation or requires a hybrid system that...

TechAndComputer (May 29, 2011) — A new...

Pharmacies' software systems miss potentially dangerous interactions, study finds

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TechAndComputer (May 21, 2011) — A study conducted at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy found that only 28 percent of pharmacies' clinical decision support software systems -- the computer programs that are in place to alert pharmacists to possible medication problems -- correctly identified potentially dangerous drug-drug interactions.

The study, published in the Journal of American Medical Informatics, was conducted at 64 pharmacies...

TechAndComputer (May 21, 2011) — A...

Portuguese software enables automatic analysis of mammograms

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TechAndComputer (May 11, 2011) — Portugal's INESC Porto (Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering of Porto) and FEUP (the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Porto) have developed software to automatically analyse and validate mammograms.

The software, Semantic PACS, can be incorporated into hospital IT systems and it categorises each new mammography using automatic descriptive methods and search methods that compare the semantic...

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