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Mobile health takes a new direction with BlackBerry bacteria-free devices

Mobile health takes a new direction with BlackBerry bacteria-free devices

The Canadian handset manufacturer has special smartphones in the works designed specifically for hospitals. BlackBerry could be working on a special kind of mobile health technology that will be geared toward the healthcare sector, as rumors have been circulating with regards to a bacteria-free smartphone. The rumors have some rather powerful backing, as Bloomberg has reported them based on the CEO’s comments. According to the report, BlackBerry CEO John Chen spoke of this mobile health friendly device in … Read entire article »

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Provider focused mhealth wearable technology being tested by Google

Provider focused mhealth wearable technology being tested by Google

These wearables are being designed to offer researchers real time vital sign data during trials. Google is now looking toward the mhealth side of wearable technology and is developing a type of wristband that would be used in medical clinical trials as well as drug tests in order to offer research teams additional patient data based on real time vital signs including heart rates and pulse to exposure to light and noise levels. This wearable tech will … Read entire article »

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Patient mhealth adoption relies on doctor recommendations

Patient mhealth adoption relies on doctor recommendations

Recent research has shown that physicians may be the key driving force behind this technology. It may feel as though mhealth technology is getting off to a pretty good start on its own, but when it comes to the recommendations – or even discussions – of mobile and wearable tech by doctors, a recent study has shown that only 15 percent of physicians are actually talking about it as a tool to help to improve overall … Read entire article »

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Mobile health tech is playing a growing role in different medical fields

Mobile health tech is playing a growing role in different medical fields

Healthcare service areas such as maternal care and epidemic management are benefiting from this technology. Mobile health technology is starting to reveal how important it could truly be in improving the healthcare services that are available to people throughout developing nations, as a growing number of case studies are starting to reveal. Among the various case studies, the Ebola outbreak in western Africa was a prime example. That said, helping to share information with people using cell phones … Read entire article »

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Mhealth app could provide meaningful medical assistance

Mhealth app could provide meaningful medical assistance

A new application designed by two doctors from South Africa could help with patient assessments. Two doctors have created an mhealth app that has been designed to help overburdened and over-stressed nurses and EMS healthcare workers to be able to better assess the needs of patients in South Africa emergency centers. The doctors, from Cape Town, are named Yaseen Khan and Mohammed Dalwai, from the Open Medicine Project of South Africa. Their mhealth application has been named the … Read entire article »

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Leading Australian doctor links mobile phones to brain cancer

Leading Australian doctor links mobile phones to brain cancer

The respected physician has cautioned device owners that the use of cell phones can increase the risk of the disease. One of the top doctors in Australia has now released a warning in which he has stated that there is a link between the use of mobile phones and the risk of developing brain cancer; a statement that has been met with a considerable amount of controversy. Dr. John Tickell is, himself, a brain cancer survivor, and … Read entire article »

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Mobile health and fitness tracking from ShareFit goes beyond wearables

Mobile health and fitness tracking from ShareFit goes beyond wearables

Despite the popularity of wearables and pedometers, complete programs can offer more for weight loss and maintenance. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy BMI isn’t as easy as losing keys or even your mind, but when mobile health and fitness tools are incorporated into the mix – as in the case of ShareFit.com – dieters have a far better chance at understanding their personal habits and achieving their health goals. ShareFit has ensured that the entire program … Read entire article »

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