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Article ID: 715752

Blood collection is digitalized, the mobile medical lab is born!

71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

80% of the world’s population has limited access to testing laboratories. Part of that problem is being addressed by mobile blood collection services done by independent professionals. For example, in US this blood collection service is being provided by independent mobile phlebotomy organizations.

Released:
12-Jul-2019 2:45 PM EDT
Newswise: Saving Lives

Article ID: 715125

Saving Lives

University of Utah Health

In the face of escalating teen suicides, Utah launched an app. No one knew just how much change it would bring.

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28-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 714685

Multi-mobile (M2) Computing System Makes Android and iOS Apps Sharable on Multiple Devices

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Computer scientists at Columbia Engineering have developed a new computing system that enables current, unmodified mobile apps to combine and share multiple devices, including cameras, displays, speakers, microphones, sensors, and GPS, across multiple smartphones and tablets. Called M2, the new system operates across heterogeneous systems, including Android and iOS, combining the functionality of multiple mobile systems into a more powerful one that gives users a seamless experience across the various systems.

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20-Jun-2019 12:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714360

People using third-party apps to analyze personal genetic data

University of Washington

The burgeoning field of personal genetics appeals to people who want to learn more about themselves, their family and their propensity for diseases. More and more consumers are using services like 23andMe to learn about their genetic blueprint.

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13-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 714313

Mobile Technology and Home Broadband 2019

Pew Research Center

The share of Americans who primarily go online through a smartphone has nearly doubled in recent years, a new Pew Research Center survey finds. Today, 37% of U.S. adults say that when using the internet, they mostly do so on a smartphone. This share was just 19% in 2013 – the most recent time the Center asked this question.

Released:
13-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Study: Apple Watch Shows Promise in Detecting AFib

Article ID: 714300

Study: Apple Watch Shows Promise in Detecting AFib

Western Connecticut Health Network

Study findings presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Meeting showed that Apple Watch was able to accurately detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), or an irregular heart rhythm, 84 percent of the time. Dr. Ira Galin, a cardiologist at Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, attended the Apple Watch session at the ACC annual meeting. He said although we have a long way to go in terms of reliability and accuracy, the Apple Heart Study shows that wearable devices could have a promising future in the detection and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.

Released:
13-Jun-2019 8:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713818

Smartphone Relaxation App Helps Some Manage Migraine

NYU Langone Health

Migraine sufferers who used a smartphone-based relaxation technique at least twice a week experienced on average four fewer headache days per month, a new study shows.

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3-Jun-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Baylor Expert Shares 11 Tips to Help You Negotiate the Best Retail Price

Article ID: 713721

Baylor Expert Shares 11 Tips to Help You Negotiate the Best Retail Price

Baylor University

In today’s retail climate, where stores struggle to keep up with online competition and customers can compare prices with the ease of their smartphones, the price tag is just a starting point for negotiations, said a negotiation expert at Baylor University.

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30-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Enjoy the View and the Experience BEFORE You Post the Selfie, Baylor Expert Says

Article ID: 713695

Enjoy the View and the Experience BEFORE You Post the Selfie, Baylor Expert Says

Baylor University

In this digital age, what's more important when you're on vacation -- the experience itself or the selfie that proves you were there?

Released:
30-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: RAPID® Imaging Platform Expands Options for Speedy Stroke Treatment at Atlantic Health System Neuroscience

Article ID: 713650

RAPID® Imaging Platform Expands Options for Speedy Stroke Treatment at Atlantic Health System Neuroscience

Atlantic Health System

RAPID provides the most advanced brain imaging to stroke experts. The platform is noteworthy for its ability to shave time from the treatment decision-making process: Images are transmitted from patients’ CTA (computed tomography angiography) and CTP (computed tomography perfusion) to hospital systems and physicians’ smart phones within just minutes.

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30-May-2019 12:40 AM EDT

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