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Mobile health technology offers SIDS protection to newborns

Mobile health technology offers SIDS protection to newborns

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A recent study showed smartphone tech can assist parents in sudden infant death syndrome prevention. Researchers at the University of Virginia, Yale University and Boston University have determined that mobile health technology may help parents save their newborns’ lives. The researchers conducted a study using mobile tech to support parents in preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep related death risks in their babies. The mhealth technology used only the most … Read entire article »

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Unique QR codes reduce fraud in medical condition documents

Unique QR codes reduce fraud in medical condition documents

An Indian government institution is adding quick response codes to its certificates to simplify authentication. Fraud related to faked illnesses is a growing problem In India, but unique QR codes added to documentation may soon control this problem. The scannable quick response codes will be added to certificates of medical and fitness conditions. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has become the first government sector institution to pilot a program using unique QR codes to authenticate … Read entire article »

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Smartphone addiction consequences among parents may include behavioral problems in kids

Smartphone addiction consequences among parents may include behavioral problems in kids

A recent U.S. study showed that parents continually using mobile devices are more likely to have misbehaving children. A small American study indicates that there may be smartphone addiction consequences occurring among the children of the addicted. Parents who regularly look to their mobile devices to check texts, emails, other alerts and videos have an increased chance of having kids who develop behavioral problems, said the research. Similarly, parents who aren’t as attached to their screens are … Read entire article »

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Wearable technology devices help Zurich Life promote customer health

Wearable technology devices help Zurich Life promote customer health

The insurer is the first to launch a pilot program in Ireland geared toward trackable wellness for policyholders. Zurich Life Assurance (Zurich Life) has launched the first ever program in Ireland using wearable technology devices to help policyholders improve their health. This is a trial program being offered to a limited number of Zurich Life policyholders via select financial brokers. The customers will be rewarded for their participation in using the wearable technology devices by receiving cashback on … Read entire article »

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IBM says medical nanotechnology could give you superpowers in 5 years

IBM says medical nanotechnology could give you superpowers in 5 years

The tech giant predicts that microscopic health devices and superhero vision are a half decade away. IBM has released its annual “Five in Five” list which includes medical nanotechnology innovations this year. The company issues the report to forecast some of the top innovations and scientific directions that could considerably change our lives in five years. The technology IBM spotlights in the report has the chance to alter the way we live and interact every day. The broad … Read entire article »

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Microsoft HoloLens will help med students learn anatomy

Microsoft HoloLens will help med students learn anatomy

An American university will be using a revolutionary new technology to avoid using cadavers. Case Western University is in the midst of developing a program using Microsoft HoloLens to teach anatomy to med students. This device uses virtual reality technology. The school will use it to provide a 3D representation of a human body. The virtual reality device wearers will be able to examine layers of tissue such as skin and muscle. The Microsoft HoloLens will also make … Read entire article »

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Mobile health apps aren’t helping the people who most need them

Mobile health apps aren’t helping the people who most need them

New research has shown that these applications aren’t necessarily doing what they were designed to accomplish. Mobile health apps have the opportunity to transform the way Americans receive health care. The vast majority of U.S. adults carry smartphones. People who have chronic conditions or other complex health requirements have considerable mobile device resources available to them. However, a new study revealed that these health focused apps are falling short in several ways. The research looked into the reach … Read entire article »

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QR code nail stickers launched for dementia patient tracking

QR code nail stickers launched for dementia patient tracking

A Japanese city has used quick response codes as a part of a new initiative to care for the elderly. A city in Japan has started to use QR code stickers on residents with dementia. The goal is to give authorities a barcode to scan if those individuals wander off and become lost. The local police, hospitals and other authorities will have the means to scan these barcodes to call up identification information for the lost … Read entire article »

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Mobile phone addiction causes teens to check phones ten times a night

Mobile phone addiction causes teens to check phones ten times a night

Recent research showed adolescents are checking their mobile devices at least ten times nightly. A recent study has underscored the impact of mobile phone addiction on adolescent behaviors. It revealed that nearly half of young people (45 percent) are checking their phones for notifications after going to bed. The survey included the participation of 2,750 respondents between the ages of 11 and 18 years old. Among those who participated in this mobile phone addiction and behavior survey, one … Read entire article »

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Mobile device use can lead to strained necks, say chiropractors

Mobile device use can lead to strained necks, say chiropractors

A growing number of people are now finding themselves faced with a condition called “text neck.” Chiropractors are rapidly seeing a growing wave of patients injured through heavy mobile device use. They are suffering from a condition nicknamed “text neck” since it results from staring at a smartphone screen for hours at a time. The condition is caused by taking the posture used most frequently for texting, and doing it often. The reason is that tiling the head … Read entire article »

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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

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 of experts from several … Read entire article »

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