The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is keen on starting a revolution in the wearable tech field to help children and women. In a competition called Wearables for Good, UNICEF together with ARM and frog design will gather submissions from individuals or teams that want to leverage the the tech category for improving lives of those in need.
The international organizations wants wearables to be a dark horse and to replicate what mobile phones did to many communities in recent years. Mobile phones provided a low-cost, highly-available way of reaching out. For example, mobile phones created India’s “Baby’s Gurgle” which uses voice messaging to relay information to mothers during their different periods of pregnancy. Similar projects has since been adapted in other Asian communities.
Although the presence of an electronic health record (EHR) alone does not ensure high quality, efficient care, few studies have focused on the work of those charged with optimizing use of existing EHR functionality.To examine the approaches used and challenges ...
Follow Los adultos de mediana edad y mayores que socializan con frecuencia y participan regularmente en actividades creativas como el arte y la artesanía podrían retrasar el deterioro cognitivo y los problemas de memoria, que suelen afectarlos en la vejez y que, a menudo, conducen a la demencia. Igualmente, los adultos mayores o de edad …
Follow Se ha observado una relación entre el consumo de bebidas con azúcar añadida y diabetes tipo 2. Un artículo reciente publicado en Diabetologia (la revista de la Asociación Europea para el Estudio de la Diabetes) ha evaluado la asociación de la incidencia de diabetes tipo 2 con el consumo de bebidas endulzadas incluyéndose en …
In a recent article published in Journal of Medical Internet Research, researchers from Hebrew University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel sought to determine if the use of an app (eBalance) would encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle as compared to people receiving lectures on healthy living.
This is a useful and practical research question with the increasing number of consumers/patients using apps to help them live healthy lives. Most of the apps currently on the market, even the most popular ones, lack evidence. So, this study, among others, helps provide some evidence regarding the potential benefits of this ever increasing category of apps.
Today, Doctor Evidence, a clinical health research data provider, announced a content partnership with IBM Watson to contribute valuable clinical cancer research content to Watson's oncology solutions and developer ecosystem. The partnership is part of IBM's work to help the medical community advance patient-centered care through its new Watson Health unit.
Google confirmed today that it is currently testing a health software suite it calls the "Study Kit," made up of Android and iOS apps, and a Chrome extension, in the pilot for its Baseline Study project, developed by Google's experimental Google X wing and first detailed last July. According to TechCrunch, the testing comes ahead of a wider launch for the project scheduled for later this year. Baseline Study, which began as a limited trial at Stanford and Duke Universities, will take medical data from thousands of individuals to build a picture of ideal human health.
Fitness wearables and mobile health tracking devices continue growing in popularity. Companies like Fitbit sell millions of devices each year. But despite the health benefits, people stop using the product.
The adage of regular, moderate exercise and a proper diet being the simplest, surest ways to remain healthy still guides many people in their day-to-day health routines. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 150 minutes of exercise per week, which amounts to about 7,000 to 8,000 steps per day—about 1,000 to 2,000 more than the average American walks daily, according to the Washington Post. But sometimes a healthy lifestyle isn’t easy to achieve and people fall short of hitting those goals.
Follow Una muy buena noticia apareció el pasado mes de abril sobre la vacuna contra la malaria o paludismo (RTS,S/AS01). El estudio fue publicado en la revista The Lancet, en donde se demostró una eficacia de 36% en el grupo de niños de 5 a 17 meses de edad. A primera vista, pareciera que es …
Follow El pasado 12 de abril, se cumplieron 60 años del anuncio sobre la vacuna de polio de Jonas Salk, cuando Thomas Francis desde la Universidad de Michigan dijo: “la vacuna funciona, es segura, efectiva y potente”. Francis fue el epidemiólogo responsable del estudio, uno de los más grandes y el primero a gran escala. …
El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2015 (SOFI) examina el progreso realizado en la consecución de las metas sobre el hambre establecidas a nivel internacional del Objetivo de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM 1) y la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación (CMA) de 1996, y reflexiona sobre lo que queda por hacer en el momento que pasamos a la nueva Agenda de Desarrollo Sostenible post-2015. El Mapa del hambre de la FAO muestra la información de 1990-92 a 2014-16.
The number of new cases of cancer in the world is rising, according to a new report that looked at cancer in 118 countries. Globally, the number of new cancer cases increased from 8.5 million in 1990 to 14.9 million in 2013, the study found. In addition, cancer is accounting for an increasingly greater proportion of deaths: In 1990, 12 percent of all deaths in the countries studied were due to cancer, but in 2013, it was 15 percent.
The Internet of Things Can Revolutionize Healthcare, But Security is Key By David Ting The Internet of Things (IoT) holds tremendous promise in healthcare, potentially enabling a digital health revolution and support the future of care delivery.
Although measuring blood pressure may seem like a normal routine in most physicians’ office workflows, seven seemingly minor factors can artificially inflate patients’ blood pressure measurements. For Kim Hardy, MD, a family medicine physician with Prohealth Care Medical Associates in Sussex, Wisconsin, a simple reminder helped her avoid needlessly adjusting medications for a patient. Dr.
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