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New UW App Can Detect Sleep Apnea Events via Smartphone

Diagnosing sleep apnea — a disease which affects roughly 1 in 13 Americans — typically requires an overnight hospital stay and costs thousands of dollars. A new smartphone app developed at the University of Washington can wirelessly test for sleep apnea events in a person's own bedroom without needing special sensors attached to the body.

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‘My Earth’ Energy-Tracking App Encourages Sustainable Behaviors

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For a generation motivated by technology and fast-moving information, a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has created an energy-tracking app to make reducing day-to-day energy usage more accessible.

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Literacy App Improves School Readiness in At-Risk Preschoolers

Using mobile apps in preschool classrooms may help improve early literacy skills and boost school readiness for low-income children, according to research by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Trending Stories Report for 13 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: fertility, same-sex marriage, mobile apps, IL tornado, Clinton running for President, violence against women, CA water crisis, medical research

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Gonzaga Student Launches Free App to Take Ice-Bucket-Like Challenges to Next Level

The recent social media trend of challenging friends to dump buckets of ice over their heads for the ALS Association has inspired Gonzaga University senior Scott Alderson and his brother Matt, a Seattle University freshman. The brothers have developed an Apple app called 1Up Challenges to take such competitions to the next level.

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mHealth App Ideal for Breast Cancer Risk Assessment, Prevention

Elissa Ozanne, PhD from Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and colleagues concluded that mobile health devices are acceptable to older, diverse, and low income women.

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Study Finds Mobile App Speeds Treatment for Heart Attack Patients

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A new study has found that a mobile app conceived at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is allowing heart attack patients to be treated more quickly – some an average of 30 percent faster -- reducing potential heart damage.

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UCLA Cancer Pioneer Collaborates with Apple on First-Ever Mobile App to Track Breast Cancer Survivors' Experiences

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UCLA researcher Dr. Patricia Ganz is key collaborator with Apple to develop iPhone app that empowers women to be partners in research study. App will track five common consequences of breast cancer treatment: fatigue, cognitive difficulties, sleep disturbances, mood changes and a reduction in exercise performance. Share the Journey is available to all women, not only breast cancer survivors, between the ages of 18 and 80 who live in the United States.