Source: Image created by the authors Copyright: The Authors URL: http://mhealth.jmir.org/2020/9/e21243/ License: Creative Commons Attribution + Noncommercial + NoDerivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) Sun safety is being promoted this September with free UV indicating wristbands and sunscreen at beaches in an effort to get children and young people to make sunscreen and other sun protection part of their daily routine. The initiative by Queensland Health and Surf Life Saving Queensland puts into action Queensland University of Technology (QUT) research on the use of UV-sensing wristbands. QUT Public Health researcher Dr Elke Hacker, who is an expert in the use of technology to promote sun-safe habits, conducted the studyRead More →

Source: Pixabay; Copyright: Mohamed_hassan; URL: https://pixabay.com/illustrations/coronavirus-virus-spread-flu-4952102/; License: licensed by the authors. Researchers detected an unexpected 50% increase in patients presenting with respiratory illnesses at UCLA Health facilities in the months before the pandemic. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers and colleagues who analyzed electronic health records found that there was a 50% increase in patients with coughs and acute respiratory failure at UCLA Health hospitals and clinics beginning in late December 2019, suggesting that COVID-19 may have been circulating in the area months before the first definitive cases in the U.S. were identified. This sudden increase in patients with these symptoms, which continued throughRead More →

Source: Shutterstock; Copyright: Rawpixel.com; URL: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/students-education-social-media-laptop-tablet-331683617; License: licensed by the authors. Published findings highlight best methods for recruiting and retaining young Vermonters Burlington, VT—Ensuring the effectiveness of policies and media campaigns targeting young people is critical to achieving substance use prevention. However, standard state surveillance systems are often not nimble enough to capture quickly changing substance use trends, leaving decision makers without the latest data to guide state-level prevention efforts. New findings from a collaborative Vermont study, published July 20 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, highlight the study’s uniquely flexible survey instrument and use of incentives to capture the most relevant data andRead More →

Source: pexels.com Copyright: cottonbro URL: https://www.pexels.com/photo/restaurant-man-people-woman-4057762/   Digital interventions are effective in helping patients in primary care take the medicines they have been prescribed, according to the first UK study of whether highly tailored text and voice messages are useful as a tool to improve medication adherence. The new study, called Medication Adherence for Patient’s Support, or MAPS, proves the importance of highly tailored interventions to support behavior change. The research is likely to be of interest to health care planners looking for effective, low-cost ways to improve medication adherence on a large scale. Medication adherence is a significant problem in terms of health andRead More →

SAN FRANCISCO & ZURICH – May 20, 2019 – Ava Science Inc, a women’s health care company that focuses on innovative digital technologies, announced today unprecedented insights from a newly published clinical study with their Ava Fertility Tracker. The trial demonstrates that Ava detects significant, phase-based shifts in multiple physiological parameters throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle to pinpoint her fertile window. Ava’s wearable device is the only product available that collects data on changes in multiple signals across the menstrual cycle, analyses them with a novel, deep machine learning algorithm, and informs users daily if they are fertile. As presented in the peer-reviewed paper, WearableRead More →

TORONTO, CANADA (October 9, 2018) – Swift Medical Inc, the world leader in enterprise-grade digital wound care management, has created the first “wound heat maps” showing the body location of all types of wounds and skin lesions common among skilled nursing facility residents. A paper about the wound maps has been published today in JMIR Dermatology, part of market-leading e-health publisher JMIR Publications’ portfolio of open access journals. “By mapping the most common wound hotspots among skilled nursing facility residents, we have created a tool that can be used to educate facility managers and identify areas they should focus on to prevent wounds,” explains DrRead More →