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36 Mobile Health Apps Account for Half of All Downloads

Of the over 165,000 mobile health (mHealth) apps available in the Apple iTunes and Google Play (Android) stores, 36 are responsible for one-half of …

Telemedicine or just a gadget for fitness addicts? Mobile Health Apps and the law

September 1, 2015<p>Embed<p>Mobile health (mHealth) apps are becoming more and more popular. Back in 2013, more than 97,000 health apps were already on the …

Privacy

Text Reminders Help People Lower Cholesterol, Blood Pressure

Much of the buzz over mobile health interventions seems to be about how we can use an ever-growing variety of shiny new smartphone apps and sensors to better manage our health.<p>But texting, that old-school technology, may deserve some of that spotlight, too.<p>Getting texts with motivating and …

Mobile Health (mHealth) Market Forecast 2015-2020: Leading Companies in eHealth, Telemedicine, Connected Health, Informatics, EHR, PHR, Fitness Monitoring, & Remote Diagnostics

LONDON, Sept. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- <b>Report Details</b><p>The advent of connected devices and M2M is offering a tremendous opportunity for healthcare …

Digital Health

MobiHealthNews

Columbus, Ohio-based PriorAuthNow, maker of an electronic prior authorization platform, has closed a $10.5 million Series A funding round. The …

The next wave of fitness wearables will send data directly to doctors

You’re committed to becoming more active and healthy. So you join a gym, find a workout buddy, or hire a personal trainer. And like more and more of us, you might also buy a fitness tracker—a wearable wireless device with built-in sensors that measure your physical activity. According to a Gartner …

Digital Health

Visi Mobile System for Vital Signs

Embryo Sex Selection To Select Against Autism?

Health authorities in Western Australia have reportedly given the go-ahead to a fertility clinic to perform sex-selection of embryos for families at a “high risk” of having an autistic child. According to The West Australian:<p>There are no genetic tests for autism, so instead of looking for a gene …

IVF: third-parent mitochondria 'don't make us who we are' - video

England's chief medical officer speaks in support of plans to allow IVF treatment involving three donor parents. Dame Sally Davies says the use of snippets of DNA from a second woman will have no impact on character or appearance. The government is pushing ahead with initial plans for the …

Three-person IVF: UK government backs mitochondrial transfer

The government is to push ahead with plans that would allow doctors to prevent major childhood diseases by creating IVF babies that have genetic material from three people.<p>The controversial procedure, called mitochondrial transfer, uses a snippet of DNA from a healthy female donor to prevent …

IVF Breakthrough: Researchers Hopeful About New Embryo Selection Method

By Kate Kelland<p>LONDON | Thu May 16, 2013 7:25pm EDT<p>(Reuters) - British fertility experts have devised a new IVF technique that takes thousands of snapshots of a developing embryo that they say can help doctors pick those most likely to implant successfully and develop into healthy babies.<p>At a …

Meet the First Baby Born After Genetic Embryo Screening

What makes Connor Levy, a baby born on May 18, special is that his genome was sequenced for abnormalities before he was born — meaning the doctors …

Proposed Treatment To Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues

The federal government is considering whether to allow scientists to take a controversial step: make changes in some of the genetic material in a woman's egg that would be passed down through generations.<p>Mark Sauer of the Columbia University Medical Center, a member of one of two teams of U.S. …