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Analyst: Apple's financial impact on mHealth worth billions

Apple's foray into mHealth, given its reported upcoming iWatch device, its moves into electronic health record technology and the development of its HealthKit platform, will have a dramatic impact on healthcare and advance mHealth like few other initiatives, according to a report at Product Design & Development.

mHealth helps to identify infant jaundice

A smartphone may soon replace the traditional diagnostic approach in identifying newborn jaundice and allow for home-based monitoring and screening for the condition that impacts an estimated 84 percent of newborns, according to a study by researchers at the University of Washington and Southern Methodist University.

Texting proves beneficial in cervical cancer screening efforts

Text messaging can boost knowledge of cervical cancer and be a successful approach in increasing the number of Korean women undertaking a Pap test, according to a new study from the School of Social Work and University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota.

App helps recovering substance abusers with real-time support, resources

A smartphone app is helping recovering drug and alcohol users remain clean and sober by providing real-time counseling and support mechanisms that help users avoid relapses and hurdle "trigger" events that can lead to substance abuse, according to a Washington Times report.

Smartphone adapter, sensor implant make mobile glaucoma monitoring possible

A smartphone can be used as a glaucoma monitor thanks to a pressure sensor implanted into a patient's eye and a special optical adapter fitted to a smartphone camera, according to a report at New Scientist.

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