Navigation Links
Malaria Detecting Watch May Become A Health Hazard

Medical experts have warned that the new wristwatch invented by South Africa's Gervan Lubbe which can detect the symptoms of malaria can turnout to be a health hazard. They have warned that the device may contribute towards spreading infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS.// There are some who have also expressed doubts if the watch can really perform functions like detecting diseases.

'In my mind it's a potential public health threat as opposed to a boon to mankind,' New Scientist quoted Peter Scholl, a researcher at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Health in Baltimore, Maryland, US. This was, however, contradicted by Lubbe who stressed that doctors can change the needles of the watch easily when necessary.

'I don't want to make light of it, but it's nothing I've ever heard of before, said another expert Jon Rosenblatt of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, US, reserving his enthusiasm until published papers appear.

'Usually these things are published in a peer-reviewed scientific publication,' Rosenblatt added. Lubbe has claimed that his device has been in development for three years and that it can detect infection levels as low as 50 parasites per 4 micro-liters of blood. He added that his company, Gervans Trading, has already received more than 1.5 million orders for the device, which will cost around $280 each. This is much lower than the price of treatment that a patient with severe malaria might require, the inventor adds.

When the device detects the frequency of movement that Lubbe claims is unique to the malaria parasite, it flashes an alarm, prompting wearers to take anti-malarial medication.

Edited (ANI)
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Malaria strikes Munger tribals
2. Sponging Cattle betters spraying in eradicating Malaria
3. Gene researchers make Malaria-resistant mosquito
4. More Treatment Options For Malaria
5. Scientists Unveil Mechanism Behind Resistance to Severe Malaria
6. Jharkhand reports 13,000 Malaria cases
7. Researchers Discover Protein That Causes Malaria
8. Malarial gene ascertained
9. Artesunate Is Better For Malaria Than Quinine
10. New Strategies For Effective Treatment Of Malaria
11. Chloroquine and Primaquine combination Malarial drug for resistant parasites.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Malaria Detecting Watch May Become Health Hazard

(Date:12/21/2014)... San Francisco, California (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 ... announces his search for Vintage 1967 Jm Morrison and the ... D.C. concert posters. This would also be the only ... live. The concert was on Nov. 25, 1967. According ... in Washington D.C. They did play the Alexandria Roller ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... 2014 Over the past 39 years, ... hundreds of emergency departments across the nation, from quality ... been translated into an innovative suite of tools, systems, ... and enhance the patient experience. , NES Health, ... and management services for hospitals, announced the development and ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... Theme and plugin developers from ... for Final Cut Pro X entitled ProMotion. , “ProMotion ... with absolute ease.” Said Christiana Austin, CEO of Pixel ... to easily animate their media inside FCPX.” , Pixel ... to animate pictures, videos, logos, and more with absolute ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 CannabisClassifieds.com celebrates marijuana’s ... The only one of its kind, the site has ... local marijuana for 14 years running. It uniquely combines ... to make cannabis readily available to the masses. Assuring ... grasping the golden ring of public approval. , ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... 2014 Concept Plus, LLC. a SDB ... in Fairfax, VA., today announced it has been recognized ... list, which ranks the fastest growing government contracting small businesses ... 2013. , This is the first year that Concept Plus, ... 20 with a 95.92% compound annual growth rate. “For Concept ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NES Health Launches Stipend Program for Emergency Physicians in Training to Financially Assist Emergency Department Doctors While They Learn 2Health News:Announcing a new plugin for Final Cut Pro X ProMotion from Pixel Film Studios. 2Health News:CannabisClassifieds.com Maintains its “Craigslist for Cannabis” Standing with Website Re-launch 2Health News:Concept Plus, LLC. Named One of Washington Technology’s Fast 50 2
... in cognition between hormones and placebo , , MONDAY, Sept. ... in the first few years after menopause doesn,t improve ... a new study found. , The study looked ... suggesting that progesterone could be the active factor. , ...
... Solution to Large Corporations, NEW YORK, Sept. ... that it has hired Bill McDermott as Executive,Vice ... named a member of the,company,s Executive Management Committee. ... for Fortune 1000 companies. The,announcement was made by ...
... Orthopedic Development,Corporation, parent company to minSURG Corporation announced ... posterior fusion procedure,since its introduction last year. TruFUSE, ... intractable back pain, has been in limited,distribution. ... made of human,bone, called allografts, to stabilize vertebrae, ...
... 24 Enova Medical Technologies,and Stille AB (listed ... that,they have entered into a strategic marketing and ... Stille will market Enova,s,breakthrough LED cordless headlights to ... Britain and Italy and, on a non-exclusive,basis, throughout ...
... Sept. 24 Sterling Life,Insurance Company, a subsidiary ... that it has received approval from the Centers ... its non-group Medicare,Advantage private-fee-for-service (PFFS) plans. This announcement ... completed its review and,determined that Sterling Life Insurance ...
... New TV, Radio and Print Ads Debut Nationwide ... NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswwire/ -- Using ... the perils of cell phone gossip, bold new,TV, ... agency Prime Access,encourages urban teens to rethink their ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:HRT: A Boost for Libido, But Not Memory 2Health News:HRT: A Boost for Libido, But Not Memory 3Health News:AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co. Hires William McDermott to Lead Corporate Retirement Planning Business 2Health News:AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co. Hires William McDermott to Lead Corporate Retirement Planning Business 3Health News:Orthopedic Development Corporation's TruFUSE(R) Procedure Tops 1,750 Patients in First Year 2Health News:Stille and Enova Form Strategic Partnership to Introduce World's Brightest LED Cordless Surgical Headlights Into Europe and Japan 2Health News:Sterling Life Enhances Marketing Operations Controls to Better Serve Medicare Beneficiaries 2Health News:Sterling Life Enhances Marketing Operations Controls to Better Serve Medicare Beneficiaries 3Health News:Prime Access Creates Groundbreaking Ads Targeting Urban Teens for the White House's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign 2Health News:Prime Access Creates Groundbreaking Ads Targeting Urban Teens for the White House's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign 3
(Date:12/19/2014)... 18, 2014 Radiology information ... is used to store, manipulate, and distribute patient ... patient tracking and scheduling system, result reporting, and ... with HIS and other databases improves the hospital ... patient scheduling, patient list management, radiology department workflow ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... -- Decision Resources Group finds that the laparoscopic device market ... increase to a value of over $4.3 billion by ... the large direct energy device market. In particular, premium-priced ... to the advantages they offer and as new products ... Resources Group,s coverage of the U.S. laparoscopic device market: ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Since last month,s FBI shutdown of online drug marketplace ... online black market for illegal drugs - Evolution Marketplace ... drugs and other illegal items.  New numbers from the ... lowering the numbers of drugs and illegal items available ... But some new sites that have emerged as potentially ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Global Radiology Information Systems Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019 2The Global Radiology Information Systems Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019 3U.S. Laparoscopic Device Market Will Reach Over $4.3 Billion by 2023 2U.S. Laparoscopic Device Market Will Reach Over $4.3 Billion by 2023 3Post Silk Road - Another Online Drug Den Now Dominates the DarkNet 2Post Silk Road - Another Online Drug Den Now Dominates the DarkNet 3
... results from a series of colchicine safety studies ... for colchicine when co-administered with certain commonly prescribed ... potentially life-threatening drug-drug interactions. The ... Basis of a Novel Colchicine Dose Reduction Algorithm ...
... Leading dental and pharmacy organizations are teaming up ... of dry mouth, a side effect commonly caused ... 500 medications can contribute to oral dryness, including ... blood pressure), decongestants, pain medications, diuretics and antidepressants. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Newly-Published Colchicine Safety Data Provide First Evidence-Based Dosing Guidance to Avoid Potentially Serious Interactions With Commonly Prescribed Drugs 2Newly-Published Colchicine Safety Data Provide First Evidence-Based Dosing Guidance to Avoid Potentially Serious Interactions With Commonly Prescribed Drugs 3Newly-Published Colchicine Safety Data Provide First Evidence-Based Dosing Guidance to Avoid Potentially Serious Interactions With Commonly Prescribed Drugs 4Newly-Published Colchicine Safety Data Provide First Evidence-Based Dosing Guidance to Avoid Potentially Serious Interactions With Commonly Prescribed Drugs 5Dentists, Pharmacists Raise Awareness of Medication-Induced Dry Mouth 2Dentists, Pharmacists Raise Awareness of Medication-Induced Dry Mouth 3Dentists, Pharmacists Raise Awareness of Medication-Induced Dry Mouth 4Dentists, Pharmacists Raise Awareness of Medication-Induced Dry Mouth 5
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: