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The Best Therapy and Mental Health Apps If the Couch-Session Thing Isn't for You

Because Finding a Therapist Shouldn't Make You *More* Stressed<p>1 of 8<p>TBH, one of the hardest parts of adulting is navigating the world of healthcare. …

Mental Health

Apple Health data used as evidence in murder trial

Data from the Apple Health app is being used as evidence in a trial concerning the rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman in Germany. The individual accused of the crime is Hussein K., an Afghan refugee, who has been on trial since September.<p>The trial has been complicated by the fact that aspects …

Crime

Why your weight-loss app doesn’t work – and why that matters

There are few things worse than being an obesity scientist at a holiday party. Once they learn my profession, most people skulk away, often hiding …

MedStar Health partners with startup to pilot prenatal app

MedStar Health announced that it will begin offering expectant mothers a “Mommy Kit” containing an iPhone app, wireless weight scale, and wireless …

Digital Health

Patient engagement platform HealthLoop partners with health analytics platform Sherbit

On Tuesday patient engagement platform, HealthLoop announced a partnership with health analytics platform, Sherbit. The partnership aims to combine …

Digital Health

Apple to start off 2018 with a New Year’s Apple Watch Activity Challenge

For the second year in a row, Apple will launch an Apple Watch Activity Challenge to celebrate the New Year. Set to start showing up from the 28th December, the new activity challenge promotes fitness by asking users to complete their Activity rings (Move, Exercise, and Stand) for seven consecutive …

FREE App for Breast Cancer Decision Making Assistance

As some of you already know, there has been an initiative underway for the past year for the creation of a FREE app for breast cancer patients to …

Cancer

Shapa launches blind scale app that gives users feedback vs a number

Today Silicon Valley based-<b>Shapa</b> launched its first behavioral modification platform, aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle changes. The product …

Cigna acquires digital health software provider Brighter

Health insurer Cigna announced Friday that it has acquired digital health software-as-a-service company Brighter. Cigna will use the technology and …

43 digital health mergers, acquisitions from 2017

Both the fourth quarter and the whole year started strong for digital health acquisitions but finished weak. The quarter started out with six …

15 Tips for Composing Your Photos by 4 Veteran Photographers

Here’s a 7-minute video by Advancing Your Photography that shares 15 tips for composing your photos from 4 masters of photography: Chase Jarvis, Bob …

UC Davis gets $2M from AHRQ to test telemedicine program for children with physical disabilities

The University of California at Davis Health System has received a $2 million grant over five years to test a telemedicine program for children with …

Digital opioids help doctors track prescription painkiller use

The pills are equipped with sensors powered by stomach acid<p>The latest weapon in the fight against opioid addiction may be sensors in prescription opioids that alert physicians whenever their patients pop a pill. These digital pills aren’t on the market yet, but a small test run shows that they can …

Pain

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a shout-out to a $100-per-year app for doctors — here's what it does

• <b>Advances in machine learning now mean that doctors can take a photo and identify the disease or condition depicted.</b>• <b><br>Apple is a fan of one specific app, VisualDx, that uses new machine learning software to assist with diagnosis on an iPhone.</b>• <b><br>VisualDx has built a database of 32,000 high-quality medical</b> …

Three shady — and all too common — things that digital health startups do to make money

Scott Tysick | Getty Images<p>Health technology is a booming sector, with more than $3.5 billion in venture money flowing into the space in the first …

Health Care

Remente is a feature-rich life coaching app that'll help you get your crap together

Remente recently released several new features for its personal development app. Until now it’s only been available on iOS and Android, but it’s also launched a web beta for premium users. One of the best digital life coaches available continues to get better.<p>Among the new features included in the …

Algorithm outperforms radiologists at diagnosing pneumonia

Stanford researchers have developed an algorithm that offers diagnoses based off chest X-ray images. It can diagnose up to 14 types of medical …

Coming up: a pill with a digital sensor to track if you took your medicine

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that can track whether patients have taken their medicine.<p>The Abilify pill was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 to treat schizophrenia, and the sensor technology was approved for marketing in 2012. The FDA said …

Study: Lark's AI coach could help with weight loss, diabetes prevention

A new study reveals that artificial intelligence could be a useful tool to help patients prevent Type 2 diabetes. The study, published in the <b>Journal</b> …

Pfizer, hemophilia society launch disease-awareness app game for boys in Qatar

<b>Pfizer</b> and the Friends of Haemophilia Society have launched an app game specifically designed to help boys aged four years and older learn about and …

This CDC App Tells You Which Vaccines You Need to See the World

iOS/Google: Different countries around the world have unique foods, styles, and cultures, but they also have their own diseases. That’s why it’s …

U.S. Department of State

Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyone

When people without health insurance experience suspicious symptoms, they often rely on an internet search to decide whether the situation is dire enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room.<p>However, by the time they seek help, the condition may have advanced to the point where care is …

Scott Gottlieb

NHS now lets you talk to a doctor through a video call

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is introducing “GP at Hand,” a service which allows patients to have a consultation over video call.<p>The NHS has teamed up with Babylon Health, a healthcare provider which enables users to have appointments through video calls or text, through its app. Anyone …

Health Care

New MACRA rule includes more support for telemedicine, remote patient monitoring

As the Quality Payment Program enters its second year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued its 1,653-page final rule on Nov. 2, …

Health Care

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Men's health platform Roman launches with $3.1M

Roman, an online men's health platform initially focused on erectile dysfunction, launched this week with $3.1 million in funding. General Catalyst …

mHealth

Humana to pilot Revon's self-triage app for COPD

Humana has tapped Crestwood, Kentucky-based Revon Systems for a market-wide pilot of the latter’s mobile self-triage platform, the Revon Smart …

mHealth

Mindfulness app measurably reduces stress levels in small study

A new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University shows that a mindfulness app, used for two weeks in daily 20-minute increments, measurably …

Mindfulness

A doctor was asked to test an iPhone gadget and ended up diagnosing his own cancer

Earlier this year a vascular surgeon diagnosed his own cancer while testing out a new ultrasound gadget for his smartphone.<p>Dr. John Martin, who is not an oncologist, was tapped to test out the Butterfly iQ, a tiny ultrasound device designed to replace several bulkier, more expensive machines. When …