Opposition to the PROTECT Act continues to mount--this time, in the form of a letter signed by 12 health organizations. In a Feb. 14 letter to Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Chairman of the Senate...
Just when you thought Microsoft was out of the mHealth game, the software giant recently announced its Bing Health & Fitness Windows Phone app. Launched as a beta version through the Windows Phone app store, it represents a milestone in Microsoft's targeting of the exploding health and fitness market.
Branded under the Bing search engine, one industry analyst has described the app as "Fitbit meets RunKeeper meets MyFitnessPal… synchronizing users' data across their Windows 8 devices," with the ability to track users' overall health, nutrition intake, calories and workout trends, among other capabilities. Read more...
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