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Mobile health tech is helping Malawi in the battle with meningitis

Mobile health tech is helping Malawi in the battle with meningitis

The country is using the increasing adoption of smartphones to help to combat the disease among its population. Malawi has found it challenging to keep up with the diagnosis and treatment of meningitis among the children who live there, but the hope is that a new mobile health program will become a key tool in combating this disease. As smartphone penetration is rapidly increasing, a number of opportunities have opened in health care. A new project called Action … Read entire article »

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Mobile technology may make life much easier for the pharmaceuticals industry

Mobile technology may make life much easier for the pharmaceuticals industry

The idea is that this tech might be able to speed up the process in conducting clinical trials. The pharmaceuticals industry has not been known for taking on mobile technology with any great speed but, more recently, there have been some new developments that could change that trend as well as the nature of clinical trials. Recent innovations have shown that mobile tech could greatly enhance interactions with patients. The idea is that CROs could use mobile technology … Read entire article »

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Night Shift is Apple’s way of helping iPhone users get to sleep

Night Shift is Apple’s way of helping iPhone users get to sleep

The latest version of the iOS platform includes a color adjustment feature meant to reduce the insomnia from screens. Among the top points you’ll find on advice to help to avoid insomnia and improve your ability to sleep at night is to cut off screen time for a certain length of time before you head to bed at night, but the new Night Shift feature from Apple has been created to help to skip that step. The … Read entire article »

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Wearables will be the top fitness trend this year

Wearables will be the top fitness trend this year

A large poll was conducted among health and fitness experts around the globe about fitness trackers. Almost 3,000 health and fitness experts recently took part in a poll about the top fitness trend for 2016 and their votes, regardless of where they were in the world, heavily leaned toward wearables. The trend list from which the experts were choosing included a broad range of popular options. Among the options over which wearables were still able to win out … Read entire article »

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Mobile health initiative launched Aetna Inc

Mobile health initiative launched Aetna Inc

The health insurance company is working quickly to expand its mobile tools to help policyholders and patients. Downloads of the smartphone app from Aetna have been rapidly on the rise, leading the health insurance company to broaden its mobile health tools by offering a payments estimator as well as a feature for virtual physician visits. This is allowing the insurer to boost its long-term goals concerning digital and mhealth initiatives. That said these mobile health tools and features … Read entire article »

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Mhealth technology could maintain independence among the elderly

Mhealth technology could maintain independence among the elderly

Sensor based wearables could make it possible for people to live healthier and safer lives. According to the results of a new research reports, the use of sensor based mhealth technology for care coordination could make it possible for seniors to be able to live lives with improved health and independence. This study was conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri who looked into the benefits of the tech. They examined forms of mhealth technology based solutions … Read entire article »

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Mhealth prize goes to pain management app creating students

Mhealth prize goes to pain management app creating students

Students from the College of Information Sciences and Technology have come in second with the C-Pain Go application. The second place prize from mHealth 2015 has now been given to students from the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH), who created a smartphone app designed to help to manage their pain. The C-Pain Go mobile app was designed to set multiple pain tracking reminders for users. The idea behind this mhealth app … Read entire article »

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Mobile health apps are opening up the doors for medical discussion

Mobile health apps are opening up the doors for medical discussion

The connection these applications provide make it possible for clinical peer conversation to occur more easily. Mobile health apps and devices have been exploding in development, testing and even use over the last year and the World Health Organization has now included it within the broader category of eHealth. Just as consumers have been using gadgets and apps to track their own health and fitness, doctors see benefits, too. These mobile health platforms are now starting to open … Read entire article »

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