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First responders receive wearable technology accelerator boost

First responders receive wearable technology accelerator boost

The Department of Homeland Security is moving closer to launching wearables for first responders. TechNexus has now released an announcement that has revealed that it has chosen thirteen different companies for participation in the DHS EMERGE! Program, which has been created in order to boost the rate of development of hardware and wearable technology when it comes to first responders. This group of people includes a range of different types of position, from emergency medical techs to … Read entire article »

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Mhealth use may assist in heart disease prevention

Mhealth use may assist in heart disease prevention

Mobile health technology could help patients to be able to reduce their risks of cardiovascular illness. A new statement released by the American Heart Association (AHA), which was published in the Circulation journal has shown that mhealth technologies may be able to help to enhance the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This may occur as a result of being able to target certain types of lifestyle behaviors conducive to CVD prevention. The publication was authored by Lora E. … Read entire article »

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Checking mobile technology too often is leading to “cognitive failures”

Checking mobile technology too often is leading to “cognitive failures”

This same problem has been measured among people who are considered to be high-frequency internet users. According to the results of a new study, people who constantly use their mobile technology to check texts, emails, or use the internet, are developing cognitive failures that are making it difficult for them to pay attention to what is going on in the real world environment. Everywhere we go, from commuter trains to waiting rooms, store lineups, and restaurants – … Read entire article »

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Kenya to use mhealth to boost healthcare

Kenya to use mhealth to boost healthcare

Margaret Kenyatta, the first lady of the country, has rolled out the Sema-Doc Tele-Medicine Healthcare Solution. The first lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta, has now officially launched an mhealth program called the Sema-Doc Tele-Medicine Healthcare Solution, which is centered around a mobile app that has been designed to boost the accessibility of healthcare throughout the country. The point of this mobile app is to provide a direct connection between patients and healthcare providers. The east African country has … Read entire article »

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Mobile health apps attempt to compete in the light therapy industry

Mobile health apps attempt to compete in the light therapy industry

LED treatments of various skin conditions have become hot sellers, but can a smartphone offer treatment? For half a decade, the mobile health category has started to try to tap into the success of LED light therapy that is being increasingly used in alternative and conventional medicine, alike, for the treatment of common skin conditions ranging from acne to psoriasis, premature aging, and rosacea. What has been unclear is whether or not a smartphone app can offer … Read entire article »

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Berkeley’s Right to Know ordinance requires cell phone radiation exposure warning

Berkeley’s Right to Know ordinance requires cell phone radiation exposure warning

Potential purchasers of mobile phones must now receive prior warning of the potential health risks. Starting at the beginning of the month, people considering the purchase of mobile devices in Berkeley, California, will need to be warned about the potential cell phone radiation exposure that can come with that gadget, when interacting with the salesperson. The Right to Know ordinance passed in the municipality back in May and now requires additional cautioning. From that time, forward, customers must … Read entire article »

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Smartphones may offer vital mhealth services to new mothers

Smartphones may offer vital mhealth services to new mothers

Women living in inner-city areas could receive important assistance when they are pregnant or have a new baby. A recent study has shown that smartphones are proving to be a very helpful mhealth tool for pregnant women and new moms who are living in urban areas and who are struggling financially. These women often don’t receive the level of health care that they require, says the research. The study, which was conducted by Johns Hopkins, went so far … Read entire article »

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