space health

By Piers Ford 08:04 am April 15, 2020
The UK Space Agency has joined the effort to support the NHS response to the coronavirus pandemic with the announcement of a £2.6 million fund for the development of hi-tech solutions to some of the most pressing challenges created by the crisis. The fund is a joint initiative with the European Space Agency (ESA) and aims to fund projects that address some of the NHS’s most urgent needs including...
By MobiHealthNews 03:18 pm March 6, 2020
A new digital/pharma partnership. Amid a breakdown of its new strategic direction, Paris-based Voluntis announced a new partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb that aims to support cancer patients with a new digital-therapeutic platform. Patients would use this app-based tool to track their symptoms and treatment, while also being provided with relevant self-management recommendations via an...
By Laura Lovett 02:12 pm January 7, 2020
Telehealth is now reaching some of the most remote places on the planet, and even beyond just Earth. Recently the New England Journal of Medicine published a case study outlining a situation when telehealth came into practice in outer space.  Two months into a six-month space journey, a NASA astronaut was undergoing an ultrasound on the International Space Station (ISS) when a potential blood...

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By Laura Lovett 01:56 pm November 4, 2019
Mars — it’s the subject of countless science fiction novels and has long been a fascination amongst us earthlings. Today NASA is setting its sights on making a human Mars landing a reality within the next two decades. Located on average 140 million miles away from Earth, distance is just one obstacle in sending humans to the red planet. Maintaining the health of the astronauts venturing to Mars...