Apple Health App Goofs on Glucose Monitoring

Apple Health App Goofs on Glucose Monitoring

According to a report in Mobile Health News last month, Apple has a problem with patient-entered glucose readings in its Health app. Devices in the U.S. and some other countries measure blood glucose levels in “milligrams per deciliter” (mg/dL). In some...
Blue LEDs Relieve Psoriasis

Blue LEDs Relieve Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that results in itchy, scaly patches that can be difficult to treat. It affects as many as 125 million people worldwide. Philips has announced a new wearable Health Tech product — the BlueControl — that helps relieve the...
Reduce Risk of Fall for Seniors

Reduce Risk of Fall for Seniors

According to Kinesis Health Technologies, about 30% of all elderly individuals 65 and older suffer at least one fall every year. In long-term care facilities, the risk of a fall can be as high as 50%. Many of these falls result in injury, and often require...
Wearable Health Tech Can Monitor Bipolar Disorder

Wearable Health Tech Can Monitor Bipolar Disorder

Many aspects of psychiatry are not exact sciences. Diagnosis and monitoring of various disorders still depends on subjective observation and patient interviews conducted by trained practitioners. A new study published in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health...
Korean Headband May Fight Alzheimers

Korean Headband May Fight Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s is a debilitating and fatal disease. More than 44 million people worldwide suffer from it or a similar form of dementia. A group of researchers in Korea believe that they may have found a way to slow the effects of the disease, using a headband...