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mHealth in the fight against HIV

Dec. 1 marked the 25th World AIDS Day, initially established in 1988 by the World Health Organization (WHO) for people globally to unite in the fight against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Much...

Grant to study mobile tech for young adults with disabilities

University of Michigan researchers have received a $4.5 million federal grant to study how mobile technology--including apps for smartphones and tablets--might help young adults with spinal cord...

Hearing apps drive innovation, accelerate price competition

Smartphones are making it possible for low cost, scientifically-validated mobile apps to augment or potentially replace traditional hearing aid technology, reports VentureBeat. In particular,...

More than 43,000 mHealth apps have limited use, functionality and evidence

A new study analyzing more than 43,000 healthcare apps available on the Apple iTunes app store has found that the vast majority have limited use and simple functionality, with most apps doing little more than providing information. Read more...

HIV apps vulnerable to privacy, security breaches

Mobile phone apps for the prevention and care of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are fraught with security concerns, according to a letter to the...

Battle against cancer needs help from app developers

In case you haven't heard, the United States is facing a looming crisis in how our healthcare system treats cancer. With baby boomers entering their "tumor-prone" years, the delivery...

HHS pools 33 health apps as free resource to consumers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies have developed 33 mHealth applications that are available for free to the public. The apps cover a range of capabilities including tracking...

Lack of access to smartphones holds mHealth back in South Africa

Fewer than a third of South Africans own a smartphone that can download apps and, as a result, those who might benefit from mHealth lack access to it.

People place too much trust in apps for controlling their health

A little information can be a dangerous thing for consumers attempting to self-diagnose their ailments. The ease of use the Internet affords with its powerful search engines and plentiful content...

Remote patient monitoring to save $36B globally by 2018

Over the next five years, remote patient monitoring will result in cost savings of up to $36 billion worldwide, according to an announcement on the mHealth market from Juniper Research. The report...