Consumer

By Laura Lovett December 13, 2017
Digital therapy platform AmalgamRX has just announced the upcoming launch of its new app, Beyond, which aims to help patients living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis providing them resources to manage stress. For the 3 million patients living with psoriasis, stress can be a trigger for symptoms. Stress can increase inflammation and make symptoms worsen or cause new flare-ups for patients...
By Laura Lovett December 12, 2017
Today Ascensia Diabetes Care UK launched the latest version of its Contour Diabetes app, a tool that helps people self-manage their diabetes, in the UK and Ireland. The app is designed to connect to the company’s Contour One Next blood glucose meter.  “This latest upgrade to the Contour Diabetes app provides patients with a smarter tool that can help to make the self-management of their diabetes...
By Laura Lovett December 12, 2017
For many women their monthly period can mean a few days of debilitating cramps or at least some discomfort. But last month a study published by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, found that app-based self acupressure could be an effective way to help with menstrual pain compared to usual care.  By the end of the study women who were instructed to use the acupressure reported...
By Bill Siwicki December 12, 2017
Telemedicine continues to go mainstream as more pharmacy chains introduce remote consults within corner drug stores.  NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to offer remote access to NYP physicians on Walgreens’ website and at self-service kiosks at select Walgreens-owned Duane Reade drug stores in New York — while CVS has a similar arrangement with the Cleveland Clinic.  This...
By Laura Lovett December 8, 2017
A new reuseable glucose-monitoring smartphone case developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego could make it easier for diabetics to test blood glucose without using a traditional kit, according to an article published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics.  "Integrating blood glucose sensing into a smartphone would eliminate the need for patients to carry a separate device,"...
By Laura Lovett December 5, 2017
Boston-based health transportation company Circulation has announced a partnership with Lyft that would allow its customers to use the ride-sharing service.  “We are pretty passionate about building out a full transportation network that will have many ride option in it,” Robin Heffernan, CEO and cofounder of Circulation, told MobiHealthNews.  Circulation's decision to collaborate was partially...
By Dave Muoio December 5, 2017
When mobile users perform a Google search for PTSD or a related query on their mobile device, the search engine will now automatically offer them resources and a validated screening questionnaire for the condition.  The effort — a partnership between Google, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD — looks to increase the...
By Jonah Comstock December 5, 2017
Under Armour announced a number of executive changes that affect the sports apparel company’s Connected Fitness business, including the departure of MyFitnessPal founders Mike and Albert Lee, the company’s Chief Digital Officer and SVP Digital Product, respectively. “We're appreciative of the nearly three years that Mike and Al have fully and generously served at Under Armour following the...
By Jonah Comstock December 5, 2017
When Fitbit announced, after months of hints and rumors, that it was launching a smartwatch, it seemed likely that the answer to one big question would determine whether the health and fitness company could succeed: Could Fitbit build an app store to compete with the Apple Watch's? Now, the app store in question, Fitbit's App Gallery, is finally starting to take shape. Fitbit announced today that...
By Dave Muoio November 29, 2017
Austin, Texas-based semiconductor producer Silicon Labs has announced a new line of optical biometric sensors that promise more fleshed out heart rate monitoring and lower power consumption for consumer-grade wearables. By combining optical heart rate monitoring alongside ECG measurements within a single unit, the company says their new Si117x and Si118x sensor modules offer an easier way for...