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Wireless Health Monitor

Wireless Health Monitor Will Improve Clinicians Identify Trends

A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies and small children without concern for skin injury or allergic reactions cause by conventional adhesive sensors with conductive gels. The soft and conformable monitor can broadcast electrocardiogram (ECG), heart rate, respiratory rate and motion activity data as much…

Smartphone Apps Designed For Opioid Users

New Smartphone Apps Designed For Opioid Users

A new smartphone apps puts a network of information and support about opioid and other substance use disorders into the hands of users, their loved ones and health care providers. The app, Help Near and Now (or HeNN), was developed by a multidisciplinary team at the University of Delaware, along with industry partners Greenline Business…

GeneLife App Users Able To Participate In GeneLife Reward Program

GeneLife App Users Able To Participate In GeneLife Reward Program

Genesis Healthcare Co., Japan’s leading genetic testing and research company, today announced the launch of its new mobile application in Singapore, empowering its new and existing GeneLife app users to access personal genetic results on their mobile and receive personalized wellness advice and recommendations to enhance their health and lifestyle. Through 15 years of research…

Fitbit Step Tracker May Help To Lower Mortality Rates

Fitbit Step Tracker May Help To Lower Mortality Rates

When Sonia Anderson got her first Fitbit step tracker, her poor pooch, Bronx; which had no idea of all the steps that were coming. The device which counts every step Anderson takes; also displays those steps on an app was a Christmas gift from her daughters two years ago. At the time, Bronx, a Yorkshire…

Fertility App Helps Anti Abortion Group Using US Federal Grants

Fertility App Helps Anti Abortion Group Using US Federal Grants

In US federal grants intended to help poor women obtain contraceptives are being used to promote a  tracking app funded and operated by anti-birth control and anti-abortion campaigners. The Femm app sows doubt about the birth control pill and promotes itself as a natural way for women to “avoid or achieve” pregnancy. The app collects women’s…

New Electronic Skin System Give Exceptional Sense Of Touch

New Electronic Skin System Give Exceptional Sense Of Touch

Robots and prosthetic devices may soon have a sense of touch equivalent to, or better than, the human skin with the Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin (ACES), an artificial nervous system developed by a team of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The new electronic skin system achieved ultra-high responsiveness and robustness to damage;…

Smartphone Usage Per Day May Increase Obesity

Smartphone Usage Per Day May Increase Obesity

As smartphone continue to be an inherent part of life and grow as a primary source of entertainment particularly among young people it leads to a decrease in physical activity. In a recent study presented at the ACC Latin America Conference 2019; so university students who used their smartphones five or more hours a day…

Children Focus Less On Time Limits And More On With Digital Media

Children Focus Less On Time Limits And More On With Digital Media

The amount of time children spends playing video games on and off his phone has increased. Luke has gained weight and recently started refusing to play on his sports team after school, preferring to stay home and interact with peers online. His grades at school have also declined. Recently, Luke and his younger brother got…

Checking Their Smartphones In Night Does Not Affect Body

Checking Their Smartphones In Night Does Not Affect Body

It is not uncommon for people who wake up in the middle of the night to check their smartphones for the time or notifications. Many complain that this sudden burst of acute light often makes it difficult to fall back asleep. However, a new study from researchers at Northwestern University has found that this phenomenon…

Clinician Telecare

Self Management Works Better When Coupled With Clinician Telecare

Pain is the most common physical symptom for which adults seek medical attention in the United States, while anxiety and depression are the most common mental health symptoms for which adults visit a doctor. Drugs, especially opioids, may not be the only or best therapy. Highlighting another potential treatment option, a new study led by…

Food Tracking App Can Also Sync With External Tracking Devices

Food Tracking App Can Also Sync With External Tracking Devices

Food Tracking; Half of mobile phone users, has an application to track her daily eating and fitness. But Kim is newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and wants to start tracking the glycemic index of her food; so her blood glucose levels, how low blood sugar affects her moods; also feelings of fatigue. People with…

Fertility Awareness Apps To Track Their Menstrual Cycles

Fertility Awareness Apps To Track Their Menstrual Cycles

Fertility awareness apps; For many women of reproductive age, the most common way of assessing their menstrual health and fertility means regular visits to a gynecologist or another clinician. When it comes to evaluating changes in fertility, menstrual health and quality of life, these visits typically rely on memory, which can lead to significant inaccuracies…