Add Covid-19 exposure apps to popular social media apps

Apps with particularly low use rates aren’t going to be much help and, in fact, are potentially dangerous. Scantly used apps risk instilling a false sense of …

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FDA: Make medical apps reliable, not risky

(4 days ago) FDA: Make medical apps reliable, not risky. T he fear of Covid-19 catapulted symptom checkers from the periphery of public attention to the center. Wearables like …

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Happify to launch prescription app for depression under

(2 days ago) 1 day ago · Leveraging Food and Drug Administration regulations loosened during the pandemic, Happify Health, which is best known for its consumer wellness app, will launch new prescription-only software to

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Health apps can bridge gaps in care and improve patient

(2 days ago) Mobile apps, in general, are extremely popular, and health apps are no different. Estimates show there are more than 165,000 healthcare apps currently available. What’s more, use of these apps

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Health apps aren't just collecting your info. They may be

(6 days ago) H ealth apps, like prescription drugs, come with side effects, it turns out. A new study has found that an astoundingly large number of health apps may be sharing users’ medical information

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Can an app's warnings to avoid triggers prevent opioid

(4 days ago) Social apps are increasingly a focus, as well. “Social outlets are critically important,” said Wilson Washington Jr., a senior public health adviser at the federal Substance Abuse and Mental

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Digital health should mature from apps to innovative

(3 days ago) Digital health is still a nascent field, and apps have provided it with a good start. But as the field matures, it may be time to go beyond the smartphone.

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How Delta is pushing the U.S. into a new phase of the

(Just Now) F or the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, hospitalizations and deaths followed infection patterns by a few weeks, as sure as night follows day.. Vaccines promised to sever those metrics. While

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How will doctors handle contraception apps like Natural

(8 days ago) What she found, through online searches and Facebook groups, was Natural Cycles, an app the FDA cleared in 2018 to be marketed as birth control. It’s a form of fertility awareness, which

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Pfizer seeks full FDA approval for its Covid-19 vaccine- STAT

(5 days ago) Pfizer ( PFE) and BioNTech ( BNTX) said the Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review designation to their application for full approval of their Covid-19 vaccine, and an FDA

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Google debuts an AI-powered app to analyze skin conditions

(1 days ago) Google has received approval from European regulators to market the tool, called "dermatology assist," as a low-risk medical device.

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As Headspace booms, the app's popularity outpaces its evidence

(6 days ago) As mindfulness app Headspace booms, its popularity outpaces its scientific evidence. T his has, by all accounts, been a banner year for Headspace. Demand for the mindfulness and meditation app

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The app Dot bills itself as contraception, raising

(4 days ago) The agency also has some “special controls” for contraceptive apps; any new FDA-cleared apps in that category will have to show data from …

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Messenger RNA vaccine pioneer Katalin Karikó shares her

(1 days ago) In the span of the Covid-19 pandemic, and thanks to the success of two of the currently available vaccines for SARS-CoV-2, messenger RNA, or mRNA, went from being an …

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Where does female orgasm come from

(9 days ago) What’s next: It may have lost its biological function, but the female orgasm is here to stay. That’s because the clitoris and the penis develop from the same part of the embryo. “If the

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With iPhone apps, your doctor can read your bathroom scale

(1 days ago) With iPhone apps, your doctor can read your bathroom scale. By Melissa Bailey. Jan. 19, 2016. Reprints. Dr. Bradley Crotty, director of patient portals at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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How smartphones can actually be good for your health

(4 days ago) Many smartphone health apps don’t flag danger, says review The first step, of course, is getting all stakeholders to commit to improving health literacy and to invest in the tools that will

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Virtual reality, augmented reality can improve surgeons

(7 days ago) Mobile apps. Relatively straightforward technology holds a lot of promise for surgical safety and efficiency. Coordinating a surgical team can sometimes create miscommunication, risk, and

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Many smartphone health apps don't flag danger, says review

(9 days ago) The reviewed apps came from Apple iTunes and Google Play app stores — most of them free. Each app was reviewed by a doctor and a tech expert. The researchers named most of the apps

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A new tool aims to help patients sort through 200 mental

(8 days ago) T here are nearly 20,000 mental health apps that will do everything from tracking a person’s suicidal thoughts to soothing someone experiencing a panic attack. A …

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Quality issues may be a stumbling block for contact

(8 days ago) Quality issues may be the stumbling block in the race for contact tracing apps. T he world is in a rush to find ways to fight Covid-19. This urgency makes sense for a …

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App could help diagnose ear infections more accurately

(2 days ago) A smartphone app could help diagnose ear infections more accurately and at home. A UW School of Medicine professor practices using the app …

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North Dakota's contact tracing apps may be a litmus test

(3 days ago) Apps also can’t assess an infected patient’s medical history and or make sure that person has all the necessary supplies they need to safely quarantine, such as food and medications.

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Period-tracking apps get a failing grade: Inaccurate and

(3 days ago) A new review of the exploding market in period-tracking apps gives the technology a failing grade.. A research team at the University of Washington examined a number of the wildly popular apps

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5 names to know in digital therapeutics

(3 days ago) 5 names to know in digital therapeutics: the people behind apps that work like medicines. N o one really knew what digital therapeutics were 10 years ago. Today, there’s still no good definition

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Virtual reality game teaches people with autism how to drive

(2 days ago) A driving game can help young people with autism learn the real thing. Virtual reality is one way young people on the autism spectrum can learn life …

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Epic's call to block a proposed data rule is wrong for

(6 days ago) Epic’s call to block a proposed data rule is wrong for many reasons. A proposed federal rule requiring that data flow freely between electronic health record systems and to third party apps

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I tried 5 genetic tests to boost my fitness. The result

(Just Now) Alex Hogan/STAT. In the subsequent weeks, my genetic information streamed into my email inbox — and, in the case of Orig3n, into a sleek smartphone app.

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Prostate cancer surgeries fell sharply for Black men when

(7 days ago) 1 day ago · When Covid first hit, prostate cancer surgeries fell much more for Black men than white men. L ast year’s lockdown during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic erased cancer surgery from

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Hospitals need to publicly report their greenhouse gas

(Just Now) The health care industry focuses on healing. Yet its pursuit of that mission can cause harm. The harm caused by medical errors is well known. …

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Google is exploring a health record tool for patients

(4 days ago) A fter 13 years, Google is coming back for patient health records. The tech giant has launched an early user feedback program aimed at exploring how …

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7 of the most gruesome medical devices in history

(Just Now) 5. Arrow remover. When a patient in the 1500s sported a protruding arrow, the medical professionals didn’t just yank it out. Instead, they held the shaft of arrow in the center barrel of a

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Sleep tech is flooding the market. Here's how it works

(5 days ago) Breus, the “Dr. Oz Show” psychologist, said products like smart beds that are in constant, direct contact with a user tend to be more accurate than apps like Sleep Cycle, which uses a phone

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Anxious about a speech

(8 days ago) This startup wants to calm you down — with a cardiac drug you pop like a mint. T he pill works like magic, people who’ve used it say, to quell their anxiety around public speaking. For decades

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Top talent leaves Google startup Verily under divisive CEO

(4 days ago) March 28, 2016. Reprints. Some former employees of Google's Verily blame its CEO Andrew Conrad for an exodus of the firm's top talent. Bethany …

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There are tools to beat back Covid again. Does anyone want

(5 days ago) 1 day ago · Before Covid-19 vaccines, public health officials fought off the pandemic with the only tools they had: mask-wearing, social distancing, school closures, and limits on the size of gatherings. Now

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Medicine needs to see what disability means, looks like

(3 days ago) 16 hours ago · Disability-related bias in medicine has been tied to an ongoing problem of inadequate representation. Even 25 years after the ADA became law, fewer …

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Burning questions about Delta and the next phase of the

(9 days ago) 16 hours ago · And other burning questions about the next phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. Izzy Galvan, 20, wears a face mask while visiting the Griffith Observatory overlooking downtown Los …

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Amazon's health cloud, Pichai on AI, and digital Alzheimer

(Just Now) Applying the scorecard to 22 popular oncology apps, the same researchers found scores averaging just 50% across five important areas: cost, technical specs, usability, clinical utility, and end

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Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings

(7 days ago) 10 hours ago · STAT+ is STAT's premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in

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Rapid sequencing saved a mysteriously ill baby in record time

(7 days ago) 1 day ago · The baby was gravely ill. Rapid sequencing turned around a diagnosis in 13 hours — and pointed to a treatment. W hen the boy was brought to the …

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States reach $26 billion deal with wholesalers, J&J over

(3 days ago) 2 days ago · States reach $26 billion deal with three wholesalers and J&J to end opioid lawsuits. T hree of the largest pharmaceutical wholesalers and a major drug maker reached a $26 billion deal to settle

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How concerned should we be about breakthrough coronavirus

(6 days ago) 16 hours ago · A registered nurse dons protective gear before entering a room at a hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. In 2021, U.S. hospitalizations and deaths from Covid-19 are nearly all among the unvaccinated.

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Pharmalittle: Biogen defends its controversial Alzheimer's

(3 days ago) 1 day ago · Biogen ( BIIB) mounted a vigorous defense of its controversial Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm, with the head of research and development releasing an open letter to the Alzheimer’s community that

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