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Star Trek tricorder: This may be the best we can do – for now
DxtER, created by Basil Leaf Technologies and its Final Frontier Medical Devices team [Image courtesy of Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize]They don’t diagnose diseases with a few waves of the hand, the way that Dr. Leonard McCoy would with his tricorder on Star Trek. But 2 mobile platforms – algorithms and sensors paired with smart devices – nearly met the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize’s audacious benchmarks for diagnosing 13 disease states. In the process, a Philadelphia area team started by siblings and a Taiwan-based team sponsored by HTC Corp. each took home millions of dollars as Tricorder XPrize...
Source: Mass Device - April 14, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Diagnostics mHealth (Mobile Health) News Well basilleaftechnologies htc MedTech Qualcomm qualcommtricorderxprize Source Type: news

A Sophisticated Seafood Dip That Anyone Can Throw Together
Crab dip is delightful and guacamole is a unanimous favorite, so what's better than those two party dips? Combining the vibrant seafood and creamy avocado into one killer dish. Chef Curtis Stone says his fresh crab and avocado dip is quick, easy and, of course, delicious. "I tell you, everybody that tries it will absolutely love it," he says. He adds aromatic seasoning with crisp chives and basil, and kicks the flavor profile up a notch with some heat from a red jalapeño. Serve with tortilla chips or toasted pita for a bite of crunch. Fresh Crab and Avocado Dip By Curtis Stone Serves 6 Ingredients 4 firm ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elevate Your Tailgate With These Healthier Game Day Favorites
If you're like me, and love game day snacks as much as sacks, you're not alone. Many sports fans fess up to enjoying football food more than the game. Problem is, typical fan fare like chips and dip, burgers and brats, pizza, wings and beer can easily add up to more than a day's worth of calories and several days' worth of saturated fat -- all before kick-off! Here are some of my favorite lighter football snacks so you don't end up feeling like a 300-pound lineman by the end of the season. Skinny Dips To contain calories when there's a "blitz" on chips and dip, I opt for dips with more filling fiber and fewer...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What are the health benefits of basil?
Basil (Ocimum basilicum), also known as Saint Joseph's Wort, is a herb belonging to the mint family Lamiaceae often used as a seasoning in cooking. Basil is native to India and other tropical areas of Asia. The herb is well known for its use in Italian cuisine - it is a major ingredient in pesto sauce. Basil is also commonly used Indonesian, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine. The word Basil derives from the Greek word "basileus", which means "king". The Oxford English Dictionary says that basil may have been used as "some royal unguent, bath, or medicine"... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news