Wireless Health Technology

by Manu Gandham If you’ve ever seen someone wearing Google Glass, or a Nike Fuelband, or the Pebble Smartwatch, then you’ve witnessed the beginnings of wearable technology. As devices get smaller and lighter, people can start incorporating computers into clothes and fashion accessories. Being in contact with bodies 24/7 enables…

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Smallpox Eradicated: What’s Next?

by Aline Hesse The eradication of smallpox is considered one of the greatest achievements in the field of public health. Despite initial skepticism following a failed attempt to eradicate malaria and little funding, the global effort to eradicate smallpox was finally achieved in 1975. Though all diseases are potentially eradicable,…

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Technological Telepathy

by Sucharita Yellapragada The idea of mind control has been depicted in movies for many decades. From The Matrix in 1999 to Inception in 2010, this concept of the ability to have power over a person’s actions or thoughts creates room for scientific exploration and inquiry in the field of…

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What is Healthcare?

by Sehar Salman With the re-election of President Obama and the Supreme Court’s favorable ruling, the Affordable Care Act seems likely to stay. Healthcare has become a controversial topic that it can be quite difficult to address it from a neutral viewpoint without falling victim to party bias. It’s a…

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The Trojan Health Show on Trojan Vision

by Abram Estefanous The Trojan Health Show is a new student-run television program airing on Trojan Vision starting next semester in spring 2013 that aims to inform USC students about prevalent health issues among college students. “This show is more attractive to college students with topics like pregnancy and contraception,”…

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New York City Bans Sugary Drinks

by Jessica Frankeberger In an effort to curb obesity and diabetes levels, New York City’s Board of Health voted in September to outlaw drinks of 16 ounces or more.  The ban, according to the Huffington Post’s Jill Colvin, will eradicate large sodas and venti frappuccinos from all menus around the…

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INCA Uses Education to Save Brains Abroad

Pediatric brain surgery is never an easy task, but it is even more difficult in developing countries. While many charitable organizations bring neurosurgeons to disadvantaged locations around the world to perform much-needed surgeries, sometimes disease doesn’t wait. Dr. Rahul Jandial, MD, a neurosurgeon at City of Hope hospital and professor…

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