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University of Waterloo researchers working on a virtual assistant to help people with Alzheimer's disease

Computer scientists at the University of Waterloo are creating a virtual assistant that would help people living with Alzheimer's disease. Called …

Neuroscience

Aetna looking to bring the Apple Watch to millions of its customers?

Apple and Aetna have reportedly held secret talks to bring the Apple Watch to millions of Aetna customers, according to three people familiar with …

Smartwatches

Google acquires mHealth monitoring startup Senosis Health

Google has acquired Seattle, WA-based Senosis Health, an mHealth monitoring startup that makes apps which measure, diagnose, and manage …

Medical Technology

iPhone to be used as an all-purpose health data tracker?

Apple may be looking to use the iPhone's camera to detect health data and measure physiological conditions.<p>The patent, entitled "Electronic Device …

Electronics

Human Dx Alliance for the Underserved launches with major partners on board

The Human Diagnosis Project (Human Dx) is working to help doctors get fast and accurate input on any patient they are helping. It includes more than …

Health Care

Applications for the 2018 PULSE@MassChallenge program now open

MassChallenge has opened applications for the 2018 PULSE@MassChallenge program. Launched as a strategic component of the Mass Digital Health …

Digital Health

Azumio adds DNA-based insights into its Calorie Mama AI app

Health and fitness platform Azumio introduced full-exome DNA-based insights into its Calorie Mama AI app, which uses a smartphone's camera to …

Omega 3

A vast majority of large U.S. employers plans to embrace telehealth

A growing number of large U.S. employers plans to focus more on how healthcare is delivered and paid for while still pursuing traditional methods of …

Health Care

MIT researchers looking to wirelessly monitor sleep patterns

MIT researchers have unveiled a new method for wirelessly monitoring sleep. The setup includes a device that beams radio waves off a sleeping subject …

Sleep

Verily, Mindstrong join the fight against PTSD

It is estimated that 5 to 10 percent of all US adults have PTSD, more women than men, and the percentage is (obviously) higher among people in the …

UNC Chapel Hill

VA unveils an appointment app, telehealth plans

Earlier this week, President Trump and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD introduced a new app called Veteran Appointment Request as part …

David Shulkin

Strategy Analytics: Xiaomi is the top wearables vendor in Q2 2017

Global wearables shipments reached 21.6 million units in the second quarter of 2017, 8 percent up from 20 million in Q2 2016, according to the latest …

Xiaomi

Fitbit's smartwatch will be ready for the holidays

During its second-quarter earnings report, Fitbit said that its long-awaited smartwatch will be available by this holiday season.<p>The company's CEO …

Wearable Tech

Study: Fitbit doesn't help teens exercise more

Companies behind popular fitness trackers want you to believe that just by using their products you will be taking a better care of your health.<p>That …

Fitbit

Study proves that Wildflower Health's maternity app can engage users

A new research published in Telemedicine and e-Health shows that Medicaid patients who used mobile maternity app, WYhealth Due Date Plus, were …

Pregnancy

FDA's digital health pre-certification pilot program is now open for applications

The FDA has opened up applications for the nine-company pilot to develop a pre-certification program for digital health app developers.<p>The focus of …

Digital Health

TELUS Health's MedDialog enables seamless doctor-to-doctor communications across Canada

Canada's TELUS Health is launching MedDialog, a national clinical solution that allows doctors to communicate electronically with other physicians …

Medical Technology

Cochlear Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is the category-first "Made for iPhone" product

The Cochlear Nucleus 7 Sound Processor has been unveiled as the world's first "Made for iPhone" cochlear implant sound processor, and the smallest …

Inventions

Senseonics, TypeZero and Roche Diabetes Care team-up to trial a long-term artificial pancreas system

Senseonics is teaming-up with TypeZero Technologies and Roche Diabetes Care to develop a long-term automated insulin delivery system. Part of the …

Diabetes

Lose It!'s embodyDNA launched as the first in-app DNA-based weight loss plan

Popular weight loss app Lose It! is expanding its offering with the launch of embodyDNA, the first DNA-based weight loss plan to give actionable, …

Weight Loss

Helix launches online marketplace for DNA-powered products

Personal genomics company Helix launched what it says is the first online marketplace for DNA-powered products that offer insights on ancestry, …

DNA

KKR's Internet Brands acquires WebMD for $2.8B in cash

Internet Brands, a KKR portfolio company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WebMD in a transaction valued at approximately $2.8 …

Marketing

Trinity Health to test Glass Enterprise Edition for advancing tablet-free virtual care

You may have heard that Google has decided to make its Glass product available exclusively for Enterprise purposes, with healthcare being one of the …

Medical Technology

AliveCor, Mayo Clinic to use AI to help prevent sudden cardiac death

AliveCor has teamed-up with Mayo Clinic to develop tools for medical and non-medical personnel to easily screen for congenital long QT syndrome …

Mercom: Digital health sector has raised $4B in VC funding in H1 2017

Like figures from StartUp Health and Rock Health were not enough, we have Mercom Capital Group releasing its report on funding, and mergers and …

dacadoo unveils a new version of its engagement platform

Switzerland-based dacadoo has updated its digital health engagement platform, which is accessible on the iPhone and Android-based devices, as well as …

Microsoft's new iPhone app describes the world to the visually impaired

Microsoft has released a new smartphone app — only for iPhone users in the U.S. — that uses computer vision to describe the world for the visually …

Alexa Diabetes Challenge announces five finalists

The Alexa Diabetes Challenge announced its five finalists, selected from the pool of 96 submissions from across the healthcare landscape, including …

Fitbit faces lawsuits over haptic feedback in the U.S. and China

Fitbit knows for better times; you know when it didn't have to compete with Apple, Google and Samsung. Like that's not enough — after Jawbone — the …