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UBC-O Professor Studies Mobile Fitness Apps and Link to Health


UBC O Professor Studies Mobile Fitness Apps and Link to Health   UBC O obesity mobile health app mHealth app mHealth Can mobile fitness apps help curtail the obesity epidemic in the United States?

That’s the question posed by journalist Koby Michaels of Ubyssey.

May Jung, an assistant professor with the Faculty of Health and Social Development at UBC-O, may soon have an answer. Jung is studying the role that mobile fitness applications play in helping people get in shape.

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Mayo Clinic App Now in Step with Apple’s HealthKit


Mayo Clinic App Now in Step with Apples HealthKit   mHealth news mHealth app Mayo Clinic apple As mHealthWatch previously reported late last month, following some unexpected glitches and subsequent delays in the first wave launch of HealthKit apps for iOS 8, Apple has finally managed to work out the bugs.

In the first 8 days of October, countless players large and small across the healthcare industry have announced integration with Apple’s HealthKit, the latest of which is Mayo Clinic.

The NBC News affiliate in Rochester, Minnesota reports that Mayo Clinic’s app is now completely integrated with HealthKit.

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Doubt Lingers About Utility of mHealth Apps in Ebola Containment


Doubt Lingers About Utility of mHealth Apps in Ebola Containment   mobile health mHealth app mHealth healthcare Ebola The recent Ebola crisis in Africa has led to an overwhelming amount of media coverage, and social media interaction with an unfortunate amount of it being false.

With the accelerated rate at which information can spread across the Internet, it is too challenging to manage and monitor false information, which is more speculative than factual and often derived from irresponsible reporting.

While new methods of utilizing mobile healthcare apps are being explored by healthcare professionals around the globe today, the Ebola crisis has many considering how mobile apps can play a role in educating the masses and, ideally, curbing the deadly disease’s spread.

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Innovative App May Prove a Life-Saver in Critical Moments


Innovative App May Prove a Life Saver in Critical Moments   mHealth app mHealth ICEBlueButton Humetrix According to Government Technology, Humetrix has made great headway with its ICEBlueButton app, which allows individuals to store health information that can easily be accessible by emergency service personnel in case of emergency.

The app user creates an ICE (in Case of Emergency) record for themselves and family members with important information such as allergies and medication that is being taken. A QR code is then saved onto the smartphone’s lock screen and can be printed as well. The app comes with the names of 75,000 drug names to ensure the names of medication are spelled correctly. Using the QR scanner, EMS personnel can scan the code for the records to provide better care in an emergency.

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mHealth App Reduces Fatigue and Improves Sleep and Healthy Behavior in Pilots


mHealth App Reduces Fatigue and Improves Sleep and Healthy Behavior in Pilots   Mobile Devices mHealth app mHealth fatigue apps app According to a study published this week by Dutch researchers in Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, the MORE Energy mHealth intervention led to reduction in fatigue and improvement in health-related behavior (physical activity and snacking behavior) and sleep (sleep quality) in 502 pilots of an international airline, potentially increasing pilot performance capability and aircraft safety. The randomized 6-month study compared minimal intervention with actionable and tailored advice through MORE Energy App. The authors concluded that customized advice through an App might be an effective strategy to help employees cope with irregular working hours that disrupt normal circadian rhythms.

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U.S. Navy Sails into mHealth App Market


U.S. Navy Sails into mHealth App Market   US Navy mobile health application mHealth app mHealth According to MedCity News, the U.S. Navy has recently launched an Anatomy Study Guide App that aims to help aspiring medical students.

The Navy’s ad agency, Lowe Campell Ewald, designed the app “that will serve as a relevant tool to help students with their studies and remind them that the U.S. Navy supports their goals.”

The app features a 3-D functionality with interactive diagrams of the muscular, vascular, and skeletal systems, as well as of the heart, skull, brain, and more. It has testing, note-taking, and sharing functionality as well as pre-loaded U.S. Navy healthcare content which includes links to more information and options on how to receive financial support for schooling.

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A ‘Selfie’ May Be Just What The Doctor Ordered


A Selfie May Be Just What The Doctor Ordered   mobile health news mHealth app mHealth anemia Who knew? This whole time, Kim Kardashian hasn’t been narcissistically taking selfies for her own self-glorification. She may just be keeping tabs on her health.

Sarcasm aside, there is a morsel of truth to that observation — at least with regard to prospective health benefits associated with “selfies” — the practice of photographing oneself with a smartphone or mobile device.

According to a new report from NTD, a gaggle of Australian medical students is behind an app that uses selfies for screening patients for anemia.

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