In the era of “fake news”, click-bait articles and a tremendous amount of spam, it is important to be vigilant. We have to spot what’s real and what’s fake medical news. It is easy to over-hype a technology or get false hope, but we must battle this. I summarized the best methods that help filter […]

Kids of the future will have artificial buddies, virtual reality teachers or robot nannies. Digital technologies are radically transforming the relationship between children. As I have a 6-months-old daughter, I decided to map how our future – mine as a father and hers – and the future of parenting could look like in the light […]

If you measure your daily step count or raise a virtual plant to drink more water a day, you already fell victim of the charms of gamification. Is it bad news? On the contrary! Gamified apps, devices, and therapies will gradually appear in every field of healthcare making behavior change easier and more fun. Here […]



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Artificial Intelligence is the Stethoscope of the 21st Century

It took some time for the medical community to accept the stethoscope. It will also take a while to recognize A.I. as a full-fledged health tool – despite its vast potential to revolutionize healthcare. Yet, it is so powerful that when it will finally take its rightful place in healthcare, it will displace the stethoscope as its symbol.

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4+4 Books to Read on Holiday – Not Only for Sci-fi Fanatics and Futurists

Summer reads are usually as light as a glass of Italian prosecco at a Roman garden party. You pick them up on vacation heading to the beach or after a long walk in a sunny strange and new city. But if you think you would feel like missing your best friend if you started your holiday without a science or science fiction book, check out my summer reading list!

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Going After Your Past – The Big National Geographic Ancestry Test Review

Have you ever wondered to which people your ancestors belonged thousands of years ago? Or how your ancestors ended up living in the region where you were born? Did you know that your genes can reveal this information? The National Geographic Ancestry Test promises to take you on a journey into your faraway past and to be part of the Genographic Project aiming to uncover one of the greatest stories of humanity – our origins. I was excited to see what my genes hide so I ordered a test with full of curiosity. Here are my results.

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The Top Medical Specialties with the Biggest Potential in the Future

Some say technology will replace 80% of doctors in the future. I disagree. Instead, technology will finally allow doctors to focus on what makes them good physicians: treating patients and innovating, while automation does the repetitive part of the work. While every specialty will benefit from digital health, some will especially thrive due to these innovations. Here, we enlisted the medical fields with the biggest potential for development in the future.