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Bayer's 'Didget' turns diabetes testing into a game

We can only imagine how difficult and frustrating it must be for a young person diagnosed with diabetes to get into the regular routine of testing their blood glucose level. In an attempt to make this process easier, and to "help build good monitoring habits," Bayer has created the Didget meter, a ...

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New FpsBrain pills claim to make your eyes see games better

Listen, we're not doctors. Obviously. If we were doctors, we probably wouldn't be blogging. We'd be off doing highly lucrative doctor stuff. Still, even without years of fancy doctor schoolin', we can assure you that taking pills of any sort won't make you better at playing video games -- even whe...

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Sony responds to 'PlayStation Palm' diagnosis

MCV asked Sony about this PlayStation palmar hidradenitis thing and a spokesperson responded, stating, "We would not wish to belittle this research and we will study the findings with interest, but this is the first time we have ever heard of a complaint of this nature." Hey, that makes two of us!...

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Study finds unique gaming disease 'PlayStation palmar hidradenitis'

Based on a report from BBC, it would appear researchers have discovered a disease that has hitherto gone undiagnosed by modern medicine: PlayStation palmar hidradenitis. As one might imagine, it has something to do with "PlayStation" and the "palms of your hands." See, using that controller is not...

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Wii Fit helping UK amputees lead a balanced life

Say what you will about the efficacy of Wii Fit as a fitness tool, but at least one UK hospital has found a perfect use for its balance-centric design: helping amputees adapt to walking on their new prosthetic limbs. Nintendo World Report has a piece on Seacroft Hospital in Leeds, which is using W...

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Hospital puts Wii to use, surgeons praise it

We all know about the relationship between surgeons and the Wii. No, we don't mean Trauma Center, we mean real-life doctors using the tech behind the Wii to train them for surgery. This piece from ABC7 news in California shows one hospital where it's being put to work. Surgical resident, Jeff Henk...

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Therapists now attempting to battle Parkinson's with Wii

The Wii is further branching out into new areas of therapy, as we find out that not only is the console helping wounded troops and those who have suffered strokes and the like, but also to aid those in controlling their Parkinson's. When our obsession becomes less of a box to kill boredom and more a...

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