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Brexit, sepsis and sharks – this week’s Friday Five

It was a big week for exciting new health innovations Sepsis test could show results in minutes A new rapid test for earlier diagnosis of sepsis is being developed by University of Strathclyde researchers. The device, which has been tested in a laboratory, may be capable of producing results in two-and-a-half minutes, the Biosensors and Bioelectronics…

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It’s been a big week for tech – this week’s Friday Five

Our tech week continues… 90% of all NHS jobs predicted to require digital skills within 20 years This week Dr Eric Topol published his report into the future of technology in the NHS, which called for the development of a digitally ready workforce. Robots, artificial intelligence and smart speakers will ease the burden on doctors…

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Emojis, AI and Dame Sally Davies – this week’s Friday Five

News we love this week… Disability-themed emojis coming this year The introduction of dozens of new accessibility-themed emojis has been welcomed by disability rights campaigners. The new characters include hearing aids, wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, white “probing” canes and guide dogs. Read more from the BBC. Pharma fact Self-regulation by the pharmaceutical industry isn’t working, say experts…

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Apps, Alzheimer’s and antimicrobial resistance – this week’s Friday Five

NHS to prescribe apps to children with depression Children as young as five will be able to get help for mild depression through apps on their smartphones after the NHS’s treatment advisers recommended the use of such devices in their care. Children will be able to access digital cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) through mobile phones and…