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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 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.

mHealth effort aims to curb high infant mortality rates in Africa

A mobile health point-of-care triage effort incorporating smartphones is helping foster quicker diagnosis of potentially deadly disease and illnesses in Malawi, Africa and helping stem the number of children who die from various illnesses such as meningitis and pneumonia which are preventable and treatable if found early and treated early.

Lack of validation for mobile reproductive health apps unacceptable

When it comes to developing mobile health apps, there is an unwritten best practice: the app must meet a user's needs and hopefully, provide expert, validated knowledge. But such a scenario is not unfolding when it comes to reproductive apps.

Cigna app taps psychological assessment to drive improved user health

Health insurance provider Cigna is debuting its newest version of Coach by Cigna 2.0, a free mHealth app tapping the psychology of assessment to provide users specific programs for managing health and lifestyle decisions.

Apple Watch aims to boost cancer treatments

A new Apple Watch app aims to enhance cancer care and improve patient monitoring during treatments such as chemotherapy.

Wearable sensor could help detect falls, user's body temperature

A new wearable sensor tag, which can be attached to walkers or worn on the wrist, has the ability to detect everything from a fall to a user's body temperature.

Mayo researchers: Digital tools reduce secondary cardiac illness issues

Smartphone apps, text messaging and other digital technologies can decrease recurrence of cardiovascular illness and help those with cardiovascular disease have a healthier life, reveals an in-depth analysis of research studies.

Open platforms, collabortation future of mHealth

Mobile healthcare will give power to patients and consumers and should not be viewed as a disruptive force, but as a collaborative technology, NavisHealth Chief Operating Officer Jon Mello tells  mHealth News. 

Provider prescribed mHealth tools would be embraced by consumers, report says

A majority of iTriage users say they would adopt a health monitoring device if it was recommended by a physician, according to a recent survey by the Aetna company.