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Melanoma Detection Apps Come Under Scrutiny


Melanoma Detection Apps Come Under Scrutiny   Mobile Apps mobile mHealth app Melanoma Federal Trade Commission This week, the Federal Trade Commission stood up to marketers deceptively claiming their mobile apps could achieve some far-fetched things.

Chief among the claims criticized is that the apps in question could possibly detect symptoms of melanoma, even in its early stages.

“In two separate cases, marketers of MelApp and Mole Detective have agreed to settlements that bar them from continuing to make such unsupported claims,” the FTC explained in a news release.

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New App Designed for Clinical Skin Cancer Diagnosis


New App Designed for Clinical Skin Cancer Diagnosis   Skin Cancer mobile health mHealth app Lūbax apps app The power of mobile technology in the war on cancer is on full display in time for World Cancer Day 2015.

According to an announcement shared with mHealthWatch on Wednesday morning, general practitioners, physicians and dermatologists in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia are being asked for their feedback during the “advanced trial phase of a new, free app that has the potential to play a vital role in the clinical detection of skin cancer.”

Developed by Lūbax, the app at the center of it all is being touted as the world’s first skin identification system.
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MoveMeFit on the Move with Launch of New App


MoveMeFit on the Move with Launch of New App   MoveMeFit mobile health app mHealth app iOS Just in time to help out with those New Year’s resolutions, MoveMeFit has launched their new iOS app which allows users to “get inspired” and achieve their fitness goals.

Fitness experts say that repetition is both physically ineffective  and mentally tedious. The new MoveMeFit app helps mitigate that tedium by delivering personalized and motivating fitness options. The app finds you relevant workouts, tracks your progress, allows you to follow friends and fitness pros’ activities,  and syncs your workout data to HealthKit.

MoveMeFit curates and offers thousands of online and local workouts with sessions including Cardio, Pilates, Strength-training, Yoga, Dance, HIIT, Prenatal, and more.

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mHealth App to Focus on Post-Op Care


mHealth App to Focus on Post Op Care   UW Madison School of Medicine mobile app mobile mHealth app apps Using a $500,000 federal grant, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health researchers are developing a smartphone app which allows patients to securely photograph and send images of their post-operative wounds to their doctor, according to a local ABC News report.

Thirty percent of surgical wounds become infected and most of these infections develop within two or three weeks after discharge. Department of Surgery Chair Dr. Craig Kent says that the app trial will involve patients from vascular surgeries, and because many vascular surgery patients are seniors, the app will need to be very easy to use.

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Doctor Prescribed Apps May Soon Be the New Norm in British Healthcare


According to the U.K.’s Telegraph, soon British doctors might be “prescribing” more apps than medications.

Doctor Prescribed Apps May Soon Be the New Norm in British Healthcare   United Kingdom strategy NHS mobile health mHealth app mHealth A new government strategy calls for a National Health Service (NHS) app store in which approved applications that purportedly improve health and lifestyles would be kitemarked (a UK product and service quality certification mark) by the health service and may also be provided for free to those trying to improve their wellbeing.

For example, overweight patients may be recommended an app that tracks their diet and exercise and those suffering from diabetes could use an app to monitor blood sugar.

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How Much Credit Does mHealth Deserve for Curbing Ebola Crisis?


How Much Credit Does mHealth Deserve for Curbing Ebola Crisis?   mobile applications mHealth app mHealth Ebola crisis Ebola With the United States now declared Ebola free as of this writing, the media hype surrounding Ebola in the U.S. has simmered down a touch.

According to no shortage of healthcare experts, a potential Ebola outbreak was stopped in its tracks thanks, at least to some degree, by a text-messaging program originally intended for patients with diabetes.

Although texting alone didn’t stop Ebola from becoming a domestic pandemic, Davy James of Pharmacy Times noted that the only Ebola case in Senegal was confirmed in August and from there a massive public awareness campaign began when the World Organization and Senegal’s Ministry of Health sent out 4 million SMS warning the public regarding the dangers of Ebola and how to prevent its spread.

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Success of Chinese Health App Gets Global Attention


Success of Chinese Health App Gets Global Attention   mobile health Mobile Devices mHealth app China app The app may be native to China, but it is generating headlines around the world today.

Chunyu Yisheng, a Chinese mobile app, is connecting patients with physicians and has more than 30 million users who have used the app to reach over 40,000 physicians.

According to details first shared by iMedicalAps, this particular app has raised over $50 million in funding, making it one of the most successful healthcare startups.

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