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Mobile health app from St. Jude brings in $4.4 million from NIH

Mobile health app from St. Jude brings in $4.4 million from NIH

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The application is being designed to help sickle cell anemia patients with their medication adherence. The world famous St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital will receive $4.4 million for six years for the use of a mobile health app. The money is being awarded through a grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The mobile app will be integrated by a team … Read entire article »

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Mhealth QR code app wins AKU Hackathon prize

Mhealth QR code app wins AKU Hackathon prize

The mobile application would help to overcome struggles faced in many hospital emergency rooms. The first ever medical hackathon to take place in Pakistan has announced an mhealth QR code app as a winner. The event took place at the Aga Khan University. The mobile app may prove helpful in overcoming hospital ER challenges. The winning team was called *HistorER* and used a unique quick response code system. The QR code app could be used in emergency rooms … Read entire article »

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Mobile health technology can help diabetes prevention

Mobile health technology can help diabetes prevention

Text messages may be enough to encourage people to change their behaviors in healthful ways. A recent study showed text messages sent through mobile health technology such as smartphone SMS, tablets and apps may help in diabetes prevention. These messages can make recommendations about healthful behaviors. Examples include when a person should exercise, how to eat the right amount of fat, and to eat more fruits and vegetables. Those behaviors are all very important – particularly when … Read entire article »

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Is a lack of mobile phone hygiene spreading more viruses in hospitals?

Is a lack of mobile phone hygiene spreading more viruses in hospitals?

A recent survey showed evidence that diseases were being carried around on smartphones. Mobile phone hygiene has become an important topic in hospitals. One of the reasons for this includes the disturbing results of a recent study in France. The research found that smartphones used by hospital staff were transporting viruses. Some of these viruses are known to cause lung infections, stomach upsets and other health problems. This discovery has heightened concerns over mobile phone hygiene in hospital … Read entire article »

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The mobile phones and brain cancer risk controversy continues with a new study

The mobile phones and brain cancer risk controversy continues with a new study

Research taking 30 years of data into consideration and that was conducted in Australia produced surprising results. According to the results of a study looking into mobile phones and brain cancer risk, there is no link between the use of a cellular telephone and any changes in the chances of developing a tumor inside the skull. The research found that despite widespread use of cell phones in Australia for three decades, tumors haven’t increased. The researchers from the … Read entire article »

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HIV infected children can benefit from mobile technology

HIV infected children can benefit from mobile technology

A new program has been designed to use mobile devices to be able to bring hope to these patients. Global HIV specialist company, VIIV Healthcare, has now made an announcement in conjunction with its global partners with regards to the launch of a new program using mobile technology to assist children who have been infected. The program in Lesotho is called “Mobilizing HIV Identification and Treatment” (MHIT). Among the partners in this mobile technology project are the Elton … Read entire article »

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Mobile games could help treat serious illnesses

Mobile games could help treat serious illnesses

Mobile gaming is becoming an effective form of digital therapy for those with ADHD and other conditions Mobile games have become a very convenient way for people to entertain themselves, but these games may also be becoming a way to treat certain illnesses. In the United States, approximately $13 billion is spent on treatments for one in 10 children that suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These costs are typically associated with prescription medications, such … Read entire article »

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Tablets, television and music make people less lonely

Tablets, television and music make people less lonely

Researchers from the University of York have found that these outlets trigger happy memories. According to the results of recent research that have been published in a significant report, tablets, television and music can all provide people who spend a lot of time on their own with a “comforting friendly face”, particularly among those who are isolated as a result of disability or illness or who are recently bereaved. The WaveLength charity worked with the University of … Read entire article »

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Mobile health study launched by Nestlé and Medidata partnership

Mobile health study launched by Nestlé and Medidata partnership

The goal of the research is to determine the impact of fitness and nutrition on healthy aging adults. Global leader in cloud-based solutions for life sciences clinical research, Medidata, has now partnered with Nestlé in order to be able to conduct a large scale mobile health clinical trial on the healthy aging population. Nestlé will be using the Medidata cloud technology platform and unified mhealth solutions to conduct its research. The mobile health research is being held in … Read entire article »

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Mobile and wearable technology is diving into futuristic skincare

Mobile and wearable technology is diving into futuristic skincare

From portable devices to wearables and apps, the skin health and beauty industry is looking to tech. While laser treatments, chemical peels and botox injections haven’t lost their groove, portable, mobile and wearable technology are starting to carve out a massive segment of the market as consumers show that many of them would rather take matters into their own hands, especially if they can use tech to do it. The beauty industry hasn’t failed to recognize this … Read entire article »

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