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Reproductive apps lack review, professional validation assessment

When it comes to female reproductive health tracking apps few have been developed, assessed or come recommended by health experts, according to research recently published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Mobile-enhanced intervention aids anxiety disorder treatment

Mobile health technology can prove useful in helping patients suffering from anxiety disorders, especially when applied in conjunction with traditional clinical care approaches, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Fitbit faces challenges as smartwatch, fitness band competition heats up

As Fitbit prepares for its impending initial public offering, new research claims the wearables maker is struggling to maintain dominance in the smartwatch market and that its leadership in wearables is less than 50 percent, which is much less than its 68 percent ownership of the fitness band segment.

Apple Watch tapped for breast cancer treatment pilot program

The MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in New Jersey is deploying Apple Watch devices featuring a custom app to breast cancer patients in a pilot program to track behavioral information for ensuring treatment programs remain on target.

Mobile health a 'paradigm change,' says Withings CEO Cedric Hutchings

The big keys to a fully integrated health management system are economic incentives and not the ones many may automatically assume, such as incentives for users. Doctors and providers should get incentives for following patients on a remote basis, says Withings CEO and Co-Founder Cedric Hutchings.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott has asked for financial information from most of the hospitals in the Sunshine State, and many of them are telling them to go look it up himself, according to the Jacksonville Business Journal.