Portable health gadgets find their way into the spotlight due to COVID-19

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Devices to monitor health and clean our electronics have been flying off the shelves due to coronavirus. Portable health gadgets that can help us to understand how well we are and that help to disinfect our favorite electronics have become quite the hot commodity due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. Medical experts are recommending that we take care to clean and disinfect our electronics. Regularly washing our hands throughout the day – and particularly before touching our eyes, nose or mouth, before and after eating, and after using the…

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Tencent launches QR code student tracking in China

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The Chinese technology giant is using quick response codes to monitor health as schools reopen. Tencent has announced that it is rolling out the use of QR code student tracking as schools reopen in many parts of China. The country’s schools from kindergarten through university shut down during the outbreak. The provinces have announced their intention to stagger their start dates. While those in the youngest grades are typically heading back to the classroom first, older students follow several days later. China shut down its schools at its New Year…

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Health QR code is now helping to improve Chinese hospital efficiency

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The quick response barcodes previously used for gaining access to public space are proving more beneficial. A Chinese health QR code indicating a device user’s wellness status during the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic has now become an efficient component of local hospital reservation systems. The color-coded barcode was created to display the phone user’s risk level for COVID-19. A new partnership between the Shanghai Sixth People’s Hospital and the Shanghai Big Data Center allows the medical facility to access a patient’s health QR code. This information becomes available when an…

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Apple Watch heart study sells wearable tech to seniors for only $49

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The tech giant is partnering with Johnson & Johnson to research atrial fibrillation. A new Apple Watch study with pharma giant Johnson & Johnson is examining the device’s capacity to detect a heart rhythm abnormality in seniors. Seniors assigned the wearable technology for the research are able to buy it at Best Buy for $49. This will become one of the biggest randomized digital health studies that has ever been conducted. The Apple Watch study is also another example of a pharmaceutical company and technology company partnering with a retailer.…

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Artificial intelligence discovery leads scientists to powerful new antibiotic

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MIT team announced that halacin can kill some of the most dangerous bacteria in the world. A striking new artificial intelligence discovery may help to propel medicine forward in a vitally important area. AI technology has been used to identify a new antibiotic capable of killing some of the drug-resistant bacteria strains currently considered to be the most threatening to humans. The antibiotic has been found a time in which the world is in serious need of new anti-bacterials. The antibiotic resulting from the artificial intelligence discovery is notably different…

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