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Popular health apps could expose data about medical conditions

Health apps pose 'unprecedented' privacy risks, relating to medical conditions and associated data, according to a new Canadian study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

Research: Health apps can assist with weight loss

A new study shows how health apps can assist obese patients, who live in low-income households, with weight loss. This has been tested out with people assesses as being at cardiovascular risk.

Insomnia app promises scientific support

London - The National Health Service in the U.K. is pioneering a digital approach to combating insomnia. This is via an app called Sleepio. The app has been developed with the help of psychologists to help train a person’s brain into sleeping.

Mobile health applications have security risks

A new report suggests that many types of mobile health applications are putting the personal data of millions of users at risk, due to security vulnerabilities.

Security flaw spotted with some health apps

Health apps designed to assist dementia patients have serious security flaws according to a new expert study. Either the security policies are inadequate or they are lacking altogether.

Dangers of some health apps as HIV is misdiagnosed

The case of Esther, who sells water on the side of the road in Kenya and whose smartphone misdiagnosed HIV, has featured in news media as a warning about the claims made by health apps.

Why many mental health apps are failing

Health apps are becoming increasingly common. All of them collect data and this data is shared with the manufacturer. How concerned should we be? A new issue has been raised about mental health apps in particular.

Health apps tune into the personalized medicine initiative

There are many health apps on the market. One of the leading brands – HealhTap – has become more sophisticated through the use of a new algorithm that tailors the content towards individual patients.

FDA to begin scrutinizing health related apps

Bethesda - Health apps (or ‘mobile medical applications’) have been produced at increasing regularity in recent years. Some are more meaningful and accurate than others, prompting calls for their regulation.

People are using smartphone health apps at higher levels

The increased usage of smartphones and tablets has led to a corresponding growth in health and medical related apps, according to a new survey.

Digital Health Summit set to showcase new technology Special

San Francisco - New technologies are set to revolutionize healthcare. Emerging technologies can monitor on-going body biometrics, create remote telemedicine visits, provide electronic access to patient information and undertake 3D body scans.
 

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