The Covid19 pandemic has dominated medical news over the last three years, so you may have missed many exciting developments in medical technology and the healthcare industry! We have listed 100 of the most interesting health topics in 2022.
Discover the top 100 medical technologies, breakthroughs, trends in healthcare, and biohacks you might not have known about in 2022 with Better Health International!
What's Exciting in 2022
Health technologies keep advancing by the day. This affects many medical institutions and how they function. The way electronic medical records are kept and updated, how patients access health services, the way healthcare workers go about their work and even the way in which healthcare tech develops is constantly being reinvented.
See the top digital health trends and medical advancements in 2022 below.
1. Predictive Analytics
Predictive analytics is one of the most fascinating and potentially game-changing areas in medicine today. By taking huge data sets and using powerful computer models, predictive analytics can give us insights into all sorts of diseases and conditions.
For example, predictive analytics is being used to map out the spread of diseases like cancer. By understanding how cancer cells multiply and spread, we can develop better treatments that are tailored to each individual patient.
Predictive analytics is also being used to develop new drugs and personalized medicine. By understanding a person’s genetic makeup, we can tailor treatments that are much more effective than the “one size fits all” approach that is currently used.
The potential for predictive analytics in medicine is truly limitless. With the right data and the right computer models, we can gain insights into virtually any disease or condition.
2. 3D Printing of Organs
3D printing technology has advanced rapidly in 2021 and 2022, and scientists are now able to print organs with increasing accuracy. This breakthrough could revolutionize the transplantation process, making it possible to print organs on demand and eliminating the need for donor organs.
Although this technology is still in its early stages, it shows great promise for the future of medicine. 3D printed organs could one day be used to replace faulty organs in patients with chronic diseases, or to provide transplants for people who are unable to find a donor match.
This technology is still in its early stages, but it holds great promise for the future of transplantation medicine. With further research and development, 3D printing of organs could become a reality in the not-so-distant future.
Check out this super cool video to understand the process better.
3. Stem Cells
Stem cells have the ability to turn into any type of cell in the human body, which makes them a powerful tool for treating a wide variety of diseases. In the past few years, there have been incredible breakthroughs in stem cell research, and scientists are now able to use stem cells to treat conditions that were once thought to be incurable.
In 2015, scientists made a major breakthrough when they were able to use stem cells to grow working human organs in a laboratory. This was a huge step forward, as it showed that it is possible to grow replacement organs that can be used for transplantation.
Last year, researchers made another significant advance when they successfully used stem cells to treat blindness in dogs.
4. Car T Cells for Leukemia
The FDA has just approved a new treatment for leukemia that uses genetically modified T cells, which are collected from the patient's blood and then engineered to fight cancer. This new treatment, known as CAR-T cell therapy, is a promising new way to treat leukemia, and it is already showing success in early clinical trials.
CAR-T cell therapy works by using the body's own immune system to fight cancer. T cells are collected from the patient's blood and then modified in the laboratory so that they can recognize and attack cancer cells. The modified T cells are then injected back into the patient, where they will seek out and destroy cancer cells.
This new treatment is very exciting news for leukemia patients, as it offers a potentially curative option with few side effects.
5. Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)
CRISPR, or Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is a new technology that allows for precise editing of genomes. This technology has the potential to revolutionize medicine and agriculture. CRISPR was first discovered in bacteria, where it functions as a defense system against viruses. The CRISPR system consists of two parts: Cas9, an enzyme that cuts DNA, and guide RNA, which tells Cas9 where to cut.
Scientists have harnessed the power of CRISPR to edit genomes in a variety of organisms, including plants, animals, and humans. CRISPR-edited organisms have the potential to resist disease, produce more food, and even cure genetic diseases. The possibilities are endless!
Did you know?
In recent years scientists created glow-in-the-dark mice using CRISPR technology. They infused genes from a fluorescent jellyfish with mice. Yikes!
6. Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality is an immersive experience that can be used to help people with psychological conditions. The immersive nature of VR can help people feel more in control of their environment and can reduce anxiety and fear. VR has been used to help people with conditions like PTSD, phobias, and anxiety disorders.
The brain cannot distinguish between what is real and what is virtual. In a positive VR setting, for example, a patient's brain can produce more positive thoughts and feelings. From the brain's perspective, it's real.
Patients suffering from depression, for instance, may benefit greatly from the regular use of virtual reality sessions.
7. Artificial Intelligence
In recent years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made significant advancements and is now being applied in various fields such as medicine. AI is helping to improve the accuracy of diagnoses, identify new treatments for diseases, and provide personalized care for patients.
One area where AI is having a big impact is in medical imaging. AI can help to read and interpret images faster and more accurately than humans can. This is especially important in cases where a human doctor may not be able to spot a subtle change that could indicate a serious condition.
Another area where AI is being used in medicine is in drug discovery and development. AI can help to identify patterns in data that may lead to the development of new and better treatments for diseases. For example, AI was recently used to develop a new treatment for leukemia that is now being tested in clinical trials.
MHealth, or mobile health, is an emerging field of medicine that refers to the use of mobile technologies to improve health outcomes. Mobile technologies include smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, and other wireless technologies.
MHealth has the potential to transform healthcare by making it more accessible, affordable, and convenient. For example, mHealth applications can help patients manage their chronic conditions, track their fitness levels, and receive timely reminders for medication or appointments with their respective healthcare professionals.
There are many different types of mHealth applications available, and new ones are being developed all the time. Some of the most popular mHealth apps include fitness tracking apps like Fitbit and MyFitnessPal, health management apps like WebMD and Medisafe, and wellness apps like Headspace and Calm.
With so many different mHealth applications available, there’s something for everyone.
9. Neural Chips
A new generation of neural chips is about to revolutionize the way we interact with technology. These chips are designed to interface directly with the brain, providing a two-way communication channel that can be used to control devices or even augment human cognition.
The potential applications of this technology are vast, and researchers are just starting to uncover what's possible. In the future, neural chips could be used to restore sight to the blind, allow people to control prosthetic limbs with their thoughts, or even help us learn new skills more quickly.
The first generation of neural chips is already in development, and it won't be long before they're available to consumers. So far, the results have been promising, and it's clear that this technology will change the world in ways we can only imagine.
Of course Elon Musk has his finger in this pie. Read about it here.
10. Inclisiran Injection
The new Inclisiran injection is a game-changer in the world of cholesterol management. This groundbreaking new treatment, which is administered twice a year, has been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol by over 60%!
This is incredible news for the millions of people who are struggling to control their cholesterol levels with traditional methods. Inclisiran injection is a safe and effective way to dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
If you have high cholesterol, talk to your doctor about whether Inclisiran injection is right for you. This exciting new treatment could be the key to finally achieving your goals for healthier living!
Lutetium-177-PSMA-617 is a new and improved radiopharmaceutical treatment for prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men, and the second leading cause of cancer death in men. Lutetium-177-PSMA-617 has shown great promise in treating prostate cancer.
Lutetium-177-PSMA-617 targets the Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA). PSMA is a protein that is overexpressed in prostate cancer cells. Lutetium-177-PSMA-617 specifically binds to PSMA, and then emits beta radiation, which destroys the cancer cells.
Clinical trials have shown that Lutetium-177-PSMA-617 is safe and well tolerated by patients. The most common side effects are mild and can be easily managed. This therapy shows great promise in treating cancer and helping patients live longer, healthier lives.
12. Jada Vacuum Uterine Tamponade
Now that’s a mouth full! This new uterine tamponade device is being used in hospitals across the country to help stop postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). The Jada Tamponade is a small, handheld device that uses suction to temporarily stop blood flow.
PP hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mortality in the United States, and the Jada Tamponade is a potentially life-saving tool. Hospital staff are trained to use the device, and it has been shown to be effective in clinical trials.
The Jada Tamponade is easy to use and can be quickly deployed in an emergency situation. It is an important addition to the arsenal of tools available to hospital staff who are working to reduce maternal mortality rates.
13. Bridge Enhanced ACL Restoration (BEAR)
New surgical technique offers patients with ACL tears a quicker return to play.
A new surgical technique for repairing ACL tears is helping athletes return to play faster than ever before. The technique, known as bridge enhanced ACL restoration, uses a patient’s own tissue to create a “bridge” between the torn ends of the ACL. This bridge is then used to support the healing process and speed up recovery time.
The procedure has been shown to be successful in reducing surgery times, minimizing scarring, and reducing recovery time by up to 50%. This means that athletes can return to their sport sooner, with less risk of reinjury.
Bridge enhanced ACL restoration is a promising new option for athletes who want to get back in the game as quickly as possible.
14. Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a growing field in healthcare that allows medical professionals to remotely monitor their patients' vital signs and health status. RPM has been shown to improve patient outcomes, reduce hospital readmissions, and lower healthcare costs.
RPM is made possible by advances in technology, including wireless sensors, mobile devices, and cloud-based data storage and analysis. RPM systems typically collect data from patients' homes or other settings outside of the traditional medical office or hospital.
Medical experts believe that RPM will play an increasingly important role in the future of healthcare delivery. By allowing healthcare providers and medical professionals to remotely monitor their patients, RPM has the potential to improve patient care while reducing costs and also alleviating healthcare facilities in times of crisis.
15. Digital Therapeutics
Digital meets healthcare. Digital technology gets more and more integrated into healthcare each year.
Digital therapeutics, a subset of digital health, is a new and emerging field in healthcare sector that uses digital technologies to prevent, manage, and treat diseases. There are many different digital therapeutics companies developing a variety of products to address different conditions. Some of the latest products and developments in digital therapeutics include:
- A wearable device that uses electrical stimulation to improve symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
- An app that provides personalized treatment plans and coaching for people with depression.
- A digital program that helps people with diabetes manage their condition and improve their health.
EndeavorRX is a new digital therapeutic for treating ADHD in children ages 8-12. The app uses gamified exercises to improve focus, working memory, and inhibitory control. EndeavorRX is the first digital therapeutic to be cleared by the FDA for the treatment of ADHD.
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects 11% of school-age children. Symptoms of ADHD include difficulty paying attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. These symptoms can lead to problems in school, at home, and with friends.
EndeavorRX was developed by Akili Interactive Labs and is a favourite within digital health trends for 2022.
17. Bluetooth Pacemakers
A Bluetooth pacemaker is a device that helps regulate your heartbeat. It is implanted under the skin and sends electrical pulses to the heart to help it beat at a regular rhythm. The pacemaker can be controlled wirelessly from a smartphone or computer, which allows you to check your heart rate and make sure it is beating properly. You can also use the app to track your activity level and sleep patterns. If you have an irregular heart rhythm, you may be able to use a Bluetooth pacemaker to help control it.
18. Incisionless Brain Surgery
Incisionless brain surgery is a new and innovative way to treat brain conditions. This type of surgery is performed without making any incisions in the skull. Instead focussed ultrasound is used to treat complications involving brain tissue such as essential tremors and Parkinson’s disease. This type of surgery has many benefits, including less pain and scarring, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recovery times.
19. Biosplice - WNT Pathway
The WNT signaling pathway is a key player in embryonic development, tissue regeneration and cancer. Biosplicing is an emerging field of research that aims to modulate this pathway for therapeutic benefit.
Biosplicing of the WNT pathway has shown promise in animal models for the treatment of developmental disorders and cancer. In particular, biosplicing of the WNT3A gene has been shown to be effective in treating colorectal cancer.
Biosplicing offers a unique approach to modulating the WNT pathway, with potential applications in a wide range of diseases. Further research is warranted to explore the full therapeutic potential of this promising approach.
20. Pulsed Electro-Magentic Field (PEMF) Therapy
PEMF therapy is a type of alternative medicine that uses magnetic fields to heal the body. PEMF has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including pain, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease. A recent study showed that PEMF therapy can also help to improve cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
PEMF therapy works by stimulating the cells in the body and increasing blood flow. The increased blood flow helps to reduce inflammation and pain. PEMF therapy is safe and does not have any side effects.
PEMF therapy works by focussing a magnetic device on one particular area of the body where discomfort or pain has occurred.
21. Peptide Therapeutics
Peptide therapeutics is a rapidly growing field of medicine that uses short chains of amino acids, called peptides, to treat various diseases. Peptides are similar to proteins, but are much smaller and can be synthetically produced. Peptides have a wide range of therapeutic applications, including the treatment of cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmunity disorders.
The use of peptides as therapeutics is a relatively new field, but has already shown great promise in the treatment of several diseases. Peptides offer a number of advantages over traditional small molecule drugs, including improved targeting and specificity. Additionally, because peptides are derived from natural proteins, they are less likely to produce side effects than synthetic drugs.
NAD supplements are becoming increasingly popular as people look for ways to improve their health and well-being. NAD is a coenzyme that plays an important role in metabolism, and it has been shown to have a variety of health benefits.
NAD supplements can help improve energy levels, cognitive function, and cardiovascular health. They can also help reduce the risk of age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. NAD supplements are safe and effective, and they are an excellent way to improve your overall health.
Mesoblasts are a type of cell that can be used to create various types of tissue, including bone, muscle, and fat.
Mesoblasts can be derived from a number of sources, including embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells.
Mesoblasts have the potential to treat a variety of diseases and injuries, including osteoporosis, muscular dystrophy, and obesity.
24. Bioelectronics for Autoimmune Diseases
Bioelectronics involves the use of electrical signals to control biological processes. This can be done either by directly stimulating the target cells or by modulating the activity of the nervous system.
One potential application of bioelectronics is the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases are caused when the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue. This can lead to a wide range of symptoms, depending on which tissues are affected.
Bioelectronics offers a unique way to treat these diseases by targeting the electrical signals that drive the immune response. By modulating these signals, it may be possible to reduce or even eliminate the immune response and to improve the patient’s symptoms.
25. Bionaut Microbots
Bionaut Microbots are nanorobots that are designed to interact with living cells. These tiny machines can be used to deliver drugs or other therapeutic agents directly to cells, or to repair damaged tissue. Bionauts are also being developed for use in environmental cleanup, as they can break down hazardous materials at the cellular level.
Though they are still in the early stages of development, bionaut microbots hold great promise for the future of medicine and environmental protection.
26. Ultrasound Bandages
Ultrasound bandages are the latest innovation in wound care. These bandages use sound waves to speed up the healing process and promote the growth of new tissue. Ultrasound bandages are painless and safe to use, and they have been shown to be effective in treating a variety of wounds.
27. mRNA Vaccinology
mRNA vaccines are a promising new technology that has the potential to revolutionize vaccinology. These vaccines are made from pieces of genetic code that can be used to trigger an immune response. This means that they can be created quickly and easily, without the need for live viruses or other dangerous materials.
mRNA vaccines have already shown promise in early clinical trials. In one trial, a vaccine against the flu was found to be 100% effective. This is an amazing result, and it shows the potential of this new technology.
The future of mRNA vaccinology is very exciting. These vaccines have the potential to protect against a wide range of diseases, including some that are currently considered incurable. With further research, we may be able to find even more uses for this life-saving technology.
28. Intravenous Infusion Neurosteroid for Postpartum Depression
Neurosteroids are a class of steroid hormones that act on the nervous system. They have a wide range of effects, including mood, anxiety, and sleep.
A new study has found that an intravenous infusion of neurosteroids may be an effective treatment for postpartum depression. The study included 20 women who were experiencing postpartum depression. They were given either an infusion of neurosteroids or a placebo.
The women who received the neurosteroids showed significant improvements in their symptoms, while those who received the placebo did not. This suggests that neurosteroids may be a safe and effective treatment for postpartum depression.
29. Nonhormonal Menopause Treatments: Nk3r Antagonists
NK3R antagonists are drugs that can be used to treat menopause. They work by blocking the action of a hormone called norepinephrine, which is involved in the regulation of mood and emotions. NK3R antagonists can help to relieve symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and irritability. They may also help to improve sleep quality and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
NK3R are a great nonhormonal treatment for menopause.
30. Targeted Cardiac Myosin Inhibitor
The targeted cardiac myosin inhibitor shows promises in treating heart failure. The inhibitors work by targeting the myosin protein, which is responsible for contraction of the heart muscle. Inhibiting this protein can help to reduce the amount of work the heart has to do, and thus improve symptoms of heart failure.
It was shown that when patients with heart failure were treated with a targeted myosin inhibitor, they had a significant reduction in the amount of time spent in the hospital. Additionally, there was a decrease in the number of deaths due to heart failure. These results are promising and suggest that these inhibitors could be an effective treatment for heart failure.
Further research is needed to solidify these findings and to determine the long-term safety and efficacy of targeted myosin inhibitors.
You can read more about Myosin Inhibitors here.
A MelaFind optical scanner is a device that uses lasers and light-sensitive detectors to take pictures of the skin. It can be used to help doctors find melanoma, a type of skin cancer, early.
MelaFind is FDA-approved for use on the skin of the head and neck. A doctor may use it if they see a suspicious looking mole or growth on these areas of the body. The test is quick and painless.
During the test, the doctor will hold the device against your skin and move it around. The device takes pictures of your skin from different angles. These pictures are then sent to a computer for analysis. A report will be generated that shows whether or not the growth is likely to be cancerous.
32. Electronic Aspirin
Electronic Aspirin is a medication delivery system that uses electrical stimulation to provide pain relief. The device is placed on the skin over the area of pain and delivers a low level electrical current that blocks pain signals from reaching the brain. Electronic Aspirin is a non-invasive, drug-free method of pain relief that is safe for use by people of all ages.
33. BCI Technology for Paralysis
BCI technology is an emerging field that holds great promise for people with paralysis. BCI stands for brain-computer interface, and refers to the direct communication between a human brain and a computer. This technology is still in its early stages, but has already shown great potential for aiding people with paralysis.
One area where BCI technology is showing promise is in the area of communication. People with paralysis often have difficulty communicating, due to their inability to move or speak. However, BCI technologies are beginning to provide new ways for people with paralysis to communicate. One example of this is the development of thought-controlled computer interfaces. These interfaces allow people with paralysis to control a computer using only their thoughts. This can be used to communicate with others, as well as access information and perform other tasks.
BCI technology is also showing promise in the area of motor control.
34. Lab-grown Cells
Recent technological advances have made it possible to grow cells in a laboratory setting. This has many potential applications, including the ability to grow organs for transplantation.
One of the major advantages of lab-grown cells is that they can be customized. This means that they can be made to match the patient's tissue type, which reduces the risk of rejection. Additionally, lab-grown cells can be created from a patient's own cells, which further reduces the risk of rejection.
Another advantage of lab-grown cells is that they can be grown in large numbers. This is important because it means that there is a greater chance of finding a match for transplant patients. Additionally, it also means that there is a greater chance of success for research purposes.
Check out this awesome article by BBC.
A novel cancer treatment that is minimally invasive, yet highly effective, TARGIT-IORT (Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy) is a new technology that uses a single, high-dose radiation treatment during surgery to target and destroy cancer cells.
This new treatment option offers many advantages over traditional surgery and radiation therapy. First, it is less invasive than standard surgery, which means there is less pain and scarring for the patient. Second, it is more effective at destroying cancer cells than standard radiation therapy because the radiation can be targeted directly to the tumor site. Finally, TARGIT-IORT is much faster than traditional radiation therapy, which can take weeks or even months to complete.
The AcrySof IQ Vivity is a new type of intraocular lens (IOL) that is designed to improve vision and provide a more natural field of view for patients. The lens is made from a material called hydrogel, which is similar to the natural lens of the eye. The AcrySof IQ Vivity has a unique design that allows it to correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness, as well as astigmatism. The lens is also able to provide a wider field of view than traditional IOLs.
The AcrySof IQ Vivity is currently being used in clinical trials and is not yet available for general use. The clinical trials are designed to assess the safety and efficacy of the lens.
The Cala Trio is a game changer for those suffering from external tremors in the upper limbs. It It’s the world’s first non-invasive, drug-free, wrist-worn treatment that addresses the root cause of essential tremor with neuromodulation, a type of electrical stimulation.
FloPatch is the world’s first wireless, wearable Doppler ultrasound that works by sending out sound waves and measuring how they bounce back off of moving objects. The returning sound waves are traditionally processed by a computer to create an image. This technique can be used to measure the speed and direction of blood flow, as well as the size and shape of organs.
FloPatch provides clinicians with rapid, repeatable, and trusted hemodynamic assessments in seconds. Just activate, apply, and assess.
39. Quantum Microscope
A quantum microscope is an instrument that uses the principles of quantum mechanics to obtain information about objects at the atomic or subatomic level. In a traditional optical microscope, light is used to illuminate the object and form an image. However, the resolution of this type of microscope is limited by the wavelength of the light used. Quantum microscopes can overcome this limitation by using particles of light, or photons, that have been manipulated so that their wave-like properties can be exploited.
This type of microscope has several advantages over traditional optical microscopes. First, quantum microscopes can achieve much higher resolutions than their classical counterparts. Second, they can be used to observe objects that are not easily visible with other types of microscopes, such as single atoms or molecules. Finally, quantum microscopes are non-destructive, meaning they do not damage the sample being observed.
40. Artificial Ovaries Transplant
A new fertility treatment is now available that involves transplanting artificial ovaries into women. It’s early days for this new procedure, but it has already shown to be promising.
The artificial ovaries are made from a woman's own cells, which are then 3D printed. The advantage of this is that the risk of rejection is very low. So far, the procedure has only been done on animals, but there are plans to start clinical trials on humans soon.
If successful, this could be a game changer for women with fertility issues. It would provide them with an option that doesn't involve using donor eggs or surrogates. The downside is that it's a very expensive procedure, and it's not yet known if it will be covered by insurance.
New Ways of Testing for Disease
Healthcare leaders and top healthcare institutions are constantly working together and finding new, better and less expensive ways of testing for a myriad of diseases. Top healthcare technology keeps pushing the boundaries. Access to medical tests will naturally keep improving as the investment in technology and digital keeps growing. Digital healthcare and electronic health information are among the top contributors to this evolution of the medical field. These digital health solutions and innovative technologies such as the digitalization of the healthcare industry keep opening up new doors for the way in which patients and healthcare providers approach medical tests.
See the latest tests that healthcare organizations are investing in in 2022.
The GRAIL test is a new way to screen for cancer. The test looks for changes in DNA that are associated with cancer. The test is used to screen for more than 50 types of cancer.
The GRAIL test is a simple blood test that can be done at your doctor’s office. The test looks for changes in DNA that are associated with cancer. The test is available in the USA with a doctor’s prescription.
42. MRI Full-Body Imaging
MRI full-body imaging can be used to detect a variety of health conditions. It is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic waves to create images of the entire body. MRI full-body imaging can be used to detect cancer, heart disease, and other health conditions.
43. PMSA PET Scans
A PET scan is a type of imaging test that uses radioactive tracers to produce detailed three-dimensional images of the inside of your body.
PET scans are often used to diagnose cancer, because they can show how aggressively the disease is growing and whether it has spread to other parts of the body.
PMSA PET scans are a newer type of PET scan that specifically targets prostate cancer cells. This makes them more accurate and reliable than regular PET scans for diagnosing and staging prostate cancer.
PMSA PET scans are non-invasive and have no known side effects. They are typically covered by insurance, although some out-of-pocket costs may apply depending on your particular plan.
PrecivityAD is a blood test that may be used to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. The test measures the levels of certain proteins in the blood, including beta-amyloid and tau.
Recent studies have shown that the PrecivityAD test may be able to accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s disease with up to 90% accuracy. The test is also able to distinguish between early and late stages of the disease.
The PrecivityAD blood test is a promising new tool for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. The high level of accuracy and ability to distinguish between early and late stages of the disease makes it a valuable addition to the current diagnostic arsenal.
45. Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
Next generation sequencing (NGS) is a rapidly evolving field of genomics with the potential to revolutionize our understanding of the genome. NGS technologies have been used to sequence the genomes of numerous organisms, including humans. These technologies are often used to sequence the genomes of cancer cells to identify mutations that may be driving the disease. NGS can also be used to detect rare genetic variants that may be associated with disease.
46. Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD)
In the past, molecular detection was limited to large, expensive machines that could only be found in research laboratories. However, advances in technology have made it possible to miniaturize these machines so that they can be used in a clinical setting. This is important because it means that doctors can now use molecular detection to diagnose diseases much earlier than before.
One of the most important applications of molecular detection is cancer diagnosis. By looking for specific markers in a patient's DNA, doctors can often tell if someone has cancer long before they would show any symptoms. This means that treatment can be started much earlier, which greatly increases the chances of a successful outcome.
Molecular detection is also being used to develop new treatments for diseases. By studying the DNA of patients with a particular disease, scientists can develop targeted therapies that are much more effective than traditional treatments.
Check this cool interview with Dr. David Sinclair on healthcare technology trends and advances.
47. CRISPR Zyme
Zyme is an enzyme that can be found in CRISPR. Zyme is responsible for degrading DNA and RNA. Without zyme, CRISPR would not be able to function properly.
Zyme is essential for the function of CRISPR. CRISPR is a bacterial immune system that uses zyme to degradeDNA and RNA from invading viruses. Without zyme, CRISPR would be unable to function properly, making the bacterium vulnerable to infection.
Tests and Treatments That Have Become Affordable
Affordability is as important as the technology when it comes to medicine As time goes on, we find ways to make new medical technologies more affordable. Here are some medical tests and treatments that have become really affordable.
48. Postural Therapy
Postural therapy is a holistic type of physical therapy that uses the patient’s body weight. It helps to improve posture and relieve pain by aligning the spine.
The modern practice of postural therapy can be traced back to the early 20th century. This is when a number of health professionals began to develop theories about how the body's posture affects overall health.
One of the most influential pioneers in this field was Dr. Ida Rolf. She developed a system of manipulative techniques that she claimed could improve posture and alleviate pain. Her work inspired other therapists to develop their own approaches to postural therapy.
Today, there are many different types of postural therapy, all with the goal of helping people improve their posture and live healthier lives.
49. tPA Treatment
About 87% of strokes in the USA are ischemic strokes, which occur when a blood clot blocks an artery supplying blood to the brain. A clot-busting drug called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is the only FDA-approved treatment for ischemic stroke.
Given within three hours of the start of symptoms, tPA has been shown to significantly reduce the long-term effects of a stroke by dissolving the clot and restoring blood flow to the affected area of the brain. While tPA is not without its risks—bleeding in or around the brain being the most serious—it has been proven to be an effective treatment for ischemic stroke when given soon after symptom onset.
50. The Human Genome Project
The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international scientific research project that aimed to identify all of the genes in human DNA, determine the sequences of the chemicals in those genes, and store this information in databases. The HGP was a massive undertaking that involved thousands of scientists from around the world and cost billions of dollars. Despite these challenges, the project was completed ahead of schedule and has had a profound impact on our understanding of human genetics.
Today, the information generated by the HGP is being used by researchers to identify genetic risk factors for diseases, develop new diagnostic tests and treatments, and understand the evolution of humans and other species. The HGP has also ethical, legal, and social implications that are still being debated today.
Viome is a personalized wellness company that helps you understand your body and make better choices for your health. Viome will analyze almost every aspect of your health and then create customized medication + recommend what food is best for your body and what to avoid.
Founded in 2016, Viome is on a mission to improve the way people eat, sleep, and live. The company offers a range of services including DNA testing, gut health testing, and nutrition counseling.
Viome’s team of experts uses the latest technology and science to create custom programs that are tailored to your unique needs. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, get more energy, or improve your overall health, Viome can help you achieve your goals.
Lumen is a hand-held device that measures your metabolism through your breath! Check it out.
53. Levels CGM
There are many different types of continuous glucose monitor (CGM) devices on the healthcare market today. Some are more accurate than others. The most accurate devices are those that measure blood sugar levels directly from the interstitial fluid. These devices are called “levels” CGMs.
While all CGMs have their advantages and disadvantages, levels CGMs tend to be the most accurate. This is because they measure glucose levels directly from the interstitial fluid, rather than from the bloodstream. This means that they can more accurately reflect what’s happening in your body at any given moment.
There are a few different brands of levels CGMs on the market today, so it’s important to do your research before choosing one. But if you’re looking for the most accurate CGM device, a levels CGM is probably your best bet.
A new blood test called Inside Tracker promises to help people optimize their health by providing personalized recommendations based on their own biochemistry.
The test, which costs anywhere from $200 to $600, analyzes 35 different biomarkers that provide information about everything from a person's metabolism and inflammation levels to their vitamin and mineral status.
Based on the results, Inside Tracker produces a report with specific diet and lifestyle recommendations that are tailored to each individual.
The company says that the test can be used to improve athletic performance, lose weight, increase energy levels, and reduce the risk of disease.
So far, Inside Tracker has been used by over 100,000 people, including many professional athletes. The company is now expanding its reach by partnering with health insurance companies and employers who are interested in offering the test to their employees
Proven Biohacks in 2022: Win Back Years of Your Life
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55. Intermittent Fasting
One popular way to biohack for increased energy is through intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is when you cycle between periods of eating and fasting. This can help boost your energy levels by giving your body a break from digesting food. Another way to biohack for increased energy is by taking supplements like caffeine or green tea extract. Caffeine can help give you a short-term boost of energy, while green tea extract contains antioxidants that can improve your overall health and increase your energy levels over time.
56. Biological Age
Biological age is a measure of how well your system functions, irrespective of your actual age. It is determined by looking at the health and vitality of cells, tissues, and organs.
People who are younger than their chronological age tend to have lower rates of disease and better overall system function. This is because they have more youthful cells that are able to repair themselves more effectively.
Biological age can be a helpful way to gauge an individual's health status and predict their risk for future health problems. It is important to note, however, that chronological age is still the most important predictor of health and longevity.
57. Mind Games
As we age, it becomes more important to keep our minds sharp. One way to do this is by playing games that challenge us mentally.
There are many benefits to playing mind games. They can help improve our memory, increase our problem-solving skills, and keep our minds active and alert. Additionally, mind games can be a fun and stimulating way to spend time with friends or family.
There are many different types of mind games available, so there’s sure to be one that’s perfect for you. Whether you enjoy crossword puzzles, Sudoku, trivia games, or something else entirely, playing mind games is a great way to keep your brain healthy and sharp.
58. Blood Tests (Heavy Metals & Hormones)
Today, more and more doctors are ordering blood tests for their patients to check not just for traditional markers like cholesterol levels, but also for heavy metals and hormones. While some may question the necessity of these tests, the truth is that they can provide valuable insights into a person’s health.
Heavy metals like lead and mercury can build up in the body over time and cause serious health problems. Hormones, on the other hand, play a vital role in regulating many bodily functions. By testing for both heavy metals and hormones, doctors can get a better picture of a patient’s overall health.
Blood tests for heavy metals and hormones are becoming more common, as more doctors realize their importance. If you’re concerned about your own health, talk to your doctor about whether these tests might be right for you.
59. Positive Emotions: Mindset
Positive emotions are linked to good physical health and well-being.
People who experience positive emotions on a regular basis tend to have lower rates of heart disease, stroke, and cancer. They also have healthier immune systems and recover from illness more quickly than those who don’t experience positive emotions.
In addition to the physical benefits, positive emotions also lead to better mental health. People who feel good about themselves and their lives are more likely to be successful in school and work. They’re also less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders.
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60. Diet Changes
Overall it’s a good idea to assess one’s diet and see how it can be improved. Better diet means a healthier functioning body.
Different types of diets can affect the structure and function of the brain too. A diet high in fat and sugar can lead to changes in the brain that are associated with memory problems and learning difficulties. In contrast, a healthy diet rich in fruit, vegetables, and whole grains can help to protect the brain from these changes. What we eat can have a significant impact on our cognitive health, and making dietary changes is an effective way to improve brain health.
61. Healthy Weight
A healthy weight is one that is appropriate for your height and frame. It is not about being skinny or overweight, but rather a weight that is right for you. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can help to reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. It can also help you to feel your best mentally and physically. There are many ways to achieve a healthy weight, including making small changes to your diet and lifestyle. With a little effort, you can reach and maintain a weight that is perfect for you.
62. Better Sleep
Sleep quality is often an underrated aspect of people’s lives. It is essential for both mental and physical health, yet many do not get enough restful sleep. Poor sleep quality has been linked with an increased risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. It can also lead to weight gain, depression, and anxiety. Getting enough quality sleep is vital for maintaining good health.
63. Daily Dose of Physical Activity
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), physical activity is important for good health. It can help prevent heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and high blood pressure. It can also help improve mental health and mood. The CDC recommends that adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity per week.
64. Stress Reduction
Stress reduction is essential for overall health and well-being. Stress can have a negative impact on physical health, mental health, and relationships. There are many ways to reduce stress, including exercise, relaxation techniques, and self-care. Taking time to reduce stress can help improve your quality of life.
65. Lifestyle Modifications (Smoking and Alcohol)
Lifestyle modifications are changes we make to our everyday routine in order to improve our health. These changes can be small, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or big, like quitting smoking. Making even a few simple lifestyle modifications can have a big impact on our health.
66. Water Intake
Water is essential to the human body and all its functions. Every cell, tissue, and organ in the body needs water to work properly. Drinking enough water is critical to maintaining good health. The amount of water a person needs depends on many factors, including their age, sex, activity level, and climate.
It is recommended that healthy adult men consume 2-3 liters of fluids per day, and healthy adult women consume at least 2.2 liters of fluids per day.These recommendations are just averages—some people may need more or less depending on their individual circumstances.
There are many different ways to get the water your body needs each day, including from foods and drinks like soup, tea, milk, and fruit juice.
67. Gratitude Practice
Gratitude is the practice of being thankful and expressing appreciation for the good things in your life. It can be easy to take the good things for granted, but taking a moment each day to think about what you’re grateful for can make a big difference in your outlook on life.
Expressions of gratitude have been shown to have numerous benefits, including improved mental and physical health, stronger relationships, and increased happiness and satisfaction with life.
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68. Improve Posture
Bad posture can lead to a number of health problems including back and neck pain, headaches, fatigue and even poor digestion. But there are a few simple things you can do every day to improve your posture and alleviate these issues.
Start by paying attention to your posture when you’re sitting. Sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor and your shoulders relaxed. If you’re using a computer, adjust the monitor so it’s at eye level. Take breaks every 20 minutes or so to walk around and stretch your body
When you’re standing, keep your weight evenly distributed on both feet. Keep your knees slightly bent and avoid locking them. Tuck your stomach in and let your shoulders relax down away from your ears.
69. Meditation & Breathwork
Meditation and breathwork are two simple, yet powerful, tools that can be used to improve overall health.
Meditation has been shown to help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve sleep quality. Breath work can help to improve respiratory function and increase oxygen flow to the brain.
Both meditation and breathwork can be done anywhere, at any time, making them easily accessible for busy people on the go. Taking just a few minutes out of each day to focus on your breath and still your mind can make a big difference in your overall health.
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Health & Wellness Trends of 2022
There are many exciting health and technology trends to watch in 2022. Now that we have covered some of the futuristic trends in health information technology, innovative ways to access healthcare, digital health technologies, and even personalized healthcare, let's move on to some practical tips and tricks you can use to improve your healthcare in 2022!
71. Psychedelics and Mental Health
Psychedelics are known to cause powerful changes in consciousness and perception, but recent research suggests they could also be used to treat mental health disorders. A small but growing body of evidence suggests that psychedelics could be used to treat conditions like depression, anxiety, and even addiction.
Psychedelics work by causing changes in the brain’s serotonin system, which is thought to be responsible for mood and emotion. The drugs can cause hallucinations and other changes in consciousness, but they are not known to be addictive.
There is still much unknown about the risks and benefits of psychedelics, but the potential mental health benefits are promising. More research is needed to understand how these drugs work and whether they are safe and effective for treating mental health disorders.
72. Pelvic Floor Health
Pelvic floor health is often overlooked, but it’s an important part of overall health. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and tissues that support the bladder, uterus, and rectum. These muscles can be weakened by pregnancy, childbirth, surgery, aging, and other factors. This can lead to problems such as incontinence and prolapse.
There are many things you can do to keep your pelvic floor healthy. Kegel exercises are one of the most effective ways to strengthen the muscles. You can also try to avoid constipation and lifting heavy objects. If you have any concerns, talk to your doctor or a pelvic floor specialist.
73. Non-alcoholic Spirits
As the world becomes more health conscious, people are looking for ways to cut back on their alcohol intake. Non-alcoholic spirits are the perfect solution for those who want to enjoy a delicious cocktail without the drunkenness.
There are many brands of non-alcoholic spirits on the market, and each one has its own unique flavor profile. Try a few different kinds to find the one that best suits your taste buds.
74. Grow Your Own Veggies
Thankfully more and more people are interested in eating healthy these days, and one way to do that is by growing your own veggies. Growing your own food is not only healthy for your body, but great for your mental health as well.
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75. Sea Greens
Some people may not have heard of sea greens, but they are a type of seaweed that is becoming more popular as a food item. There are many different types of sea greens, and they can be eaten raw, cooked, or dried.
Sea greens are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including iodine, calcium, and iron. They are also a good source of fiber. Sea greens can be used in soups, salads, stir-fries, or as a wrapping for other food items.
If you are looking for a new food to try that is healthy and has a variety of uses, then sea greens may be something to consider.
76. Mental Health in the Workspace
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in five American adults suffer from a mental illness. That means that when you walk into your office, there’s a good chance that at least one of your coworkers is struggling with their mental health.
Mental health is an important issue in the workplace for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it’s important to create a healthy and supportive environment for all employees. Secondly, mental health issues can lead to absenteeism and presenteeism, which can have a negative impact on productivity.
There are a few things employers can do to support employees with mental health issues. First, create an open and supportive environment where employees feel comfortable talking about their mental health. Secondly, provide resources such as employee assistance programs or referrals to mental health providers.
77. Digital & AI Personal Training
The world of virtual reality is opening up new possibilities. Now, with the help of artificial intelligence, or AI, personal training is becoming even more personalized.
There are many advantages to using AI personal trainers. For one, they can keep track of your progress and provide you with feedback in real-time. They can also create custom workout plans based on your individual goals and needs.
Another advantage of AI personal trainers is that they can motivate you to stick to your workout routine. They can do this by sending you reminders or alerts when you haven’t worked out in a while. They can also give you encouragement and praise when you do work out. All from the comfort of your home!
78. Eco-Friendly Menstruation
Having a period doesn't have to be bad for the environment. There are plenty of eco-friendly options for menstrual products, from reusable pads to menstrual cups. Reusable menstrual pads are made of cloth and can be washed and reused multiple times. They're a more sustainable option than disposable pads, which end up in landfills.
Menstrual cups are another eco-friendly option for women who want to reduce their environmental impact. These silicone cups collect blood during your period and can be reused for years.
Adding collagen to coffee is a popular way to improve the health of your skin, hair, and nails. Collagen is a protein that is found in the connective tissue of our bodies. It’s what gives our skin its elasticity and strength. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which can lead to wrinkles, sagging skin, and brittle nails.
There are many benefits to adding collagen to your coffee. Collagen can help to reduce inflammation, promote healthy skin cell turnover, and improve the elasticity of your skin. It can also help to strengthen your hair and nails. Adding collagen to your coffee is an easy way to improve your overall health and appearance.