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Topic: Health

Apple to offer 2017 Earth Day Challenge Activity achievement with iMessage stickers

04/19/2017, 09:04 pm

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, Apple is creating a special "Earth Day Challenge" to reward reaching 30 minutes of exercise on the day with a special achievement badge in the Activity app, as well as stickers for use within iMessage.

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Apple working on breakthrough glucose sensors for Apple Watch, report says

04/12/2017, 09:04 pm

Apple has reportedly hired a team of biomedical engineers to develop noninvasive glucose sensors for integration in Apple Watch, a solution that could lead to continuous monitoring of blood sugar levels for users with diabetes.

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Polar H10 Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor offers enhanced accuracy, iPhone connectivity

03/15/2017, 03:03 pm

Wearable technology company Polar has introduced the H10 Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor, with the new version of the chest-worn device offering greater accuracy over previous models, plus the ability to be connected to an iPhone and Apple Watch using the company's app.

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Conan O'Brien makes mock Apple health ad, sends up Chaffetz's healthcare comments

03/08/2017, 10:03 pm

Apple's health initiatives like Apple Watch, HealthKit and the iOS Health app are the focus of a new comedic short produced by late night talkshow Conan, which on Wednesday used the products to mock comments a GOP representative made about the nation's affordable healthcare plan.

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How to use MyFitnessPal on your iPhone to track calories and eat better

02/28/2017, 01:02 pm

While there are subtleties involved like protein and carb intake, ultimately, losing fat or gaining muscle comes down to one thing: calories in versus calories out. MyFitnessPal for the iPhone is one of the most popular tools for managing this, and here's how to use it.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 could get updated S Health app to counter Apple's HealthKit, CareKit

01/16/2017, 02:01 pm

Samsung's next flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, could include a new S Health app with features above and beyond Apple's HealthKit and CareKit -- including the ability to schedule online consultations with doctors, or even pay medical fees.

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Hands-on: LEVLpro measures your fat burning state with one breath, connects to iOS

01/04/2017, 06:01 pm

A new health-focused, iOS-connected device claims to be able to measure a user's fat burning state with just one breath, helping make real-time decisions about diet and exercise to optimize fat loss. AppleInsider went hands on this week at CES and offers a first look.

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Apple asks permission in Health app to anonymously collect workout data for improvements

12/20/2016, 09:12 am

As part of an initiative to improve the data collection process, and gauge future needs, Apple is asking users to opt into anonymous data collection about workouts and activity information.

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Apple issues 5K Thanksgiving day activity challenge to Apple Watch wearers

11/21/2016, 08:11 am

Apple has issued a special challenge to Apple Watch wearers, offering a Thanksgiving-themed Activity achievement to those who walk, run or wheelchair a workout distance of at least 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles.

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Rumor: Apple working on entirely new, advanced health-tracking hardware for 2017 launch

08/09/2016, 07:08 am

Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple could be planning to unveil a "killer new product" developed within its health laboratories, a new report claims -- though details are vague.

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First look: Register as an organ donor with Donate Life America in Apple's iOS 10 Health app

07/05/2016, 02:07 pm

Apple's newly released second beta of iOS 10 makes it easy for iPhone users to register with Donate Life America as an organ donor. Here's where to find it and how it works.

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Apple will promote enrollment in national organ donor registry via iOS 10 Health app

07/05/2016, 08:07 am

Starting with the launch of iOS 10 this fall, Apple will encourage users to become organ, eye and tissue donors by including an enrollment form in the iPhone's native Health app.

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Apple hires doctor with HealthKit experience away from Stanford Children's Hospital

06/02/2016, 10:06 pm

According to a report published Thursday, Apple recently poached Dr. Rajiv Kumar, a pediatric specialist whose diabetes ResearchKit study made headlines in 2014, away from Stanford Children's Health.

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Apple seeks lawyer with HIPAA expertise for health initiative

05/24/2016, 07:05 pm

An Apple job listing on Monday reveals the company is looking to hire a seasoned attorney with health privacy expertise to take on the role of Privacy Counsel , suggesting a health and medical systems expansion could be in the works.

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Boston Children's Hospital launches public fever study based on Apple's ResearchKit

03/29/2016, 10:03 am

Boston Children's Hospital on Tuesday announced the launch of a new iPhone app and study project, Feverprints, based on Apple's open-source ResearchKit platform.

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Apple launches CareKit, a new framework for extended healthcare needs

03/21/2016, 01:03 pm

Apple on Monday revealed that it is expanding its Health initiatives with a new tool called CareKit, which at launch will be used to help patients at home and on the go.

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Former Google exec Vic Gundotra shows off Kardia Band, an ECG heart monitor for Apple Watch [u]

03/16/2016, 10:03 am

The Kardia Band -- built by Google+ founding father Vic Gundotra's medical device startup AliveCor -- is an Apple Watch band with an integrated ECG module that the company hopes will make it easier for heart patients to identify potential problems before it's too late [updated].

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Big pharma exploring Apple ResearchKit integration in for-profit efforts

07/09/2015, 07:07 pm

Two pharmaceutical titans, GlaxoSmithKline and Purdue Pharma, are looking for ways to implement Apple's open-source ResearchKit framework into clinical testing and research and development operations, a report said Thursday.

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Withings' iPhone-compatible Activite, Activite Pop watches get automatic swim detection

07/07/2015, 01:07 pm

Withings on Tuesday announced the addition of automatic swim tracking to its iPhone-compatible Activite and Activite Pop smartwatches via a firmware update, with plans to further expand the feature in "coming months."

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With iPhone & Apple Watch, Apple playing a key role in 'consumerization' of healthcare

06/25/2015, 09:06 am

With the iPhone an everyday part of millions of consumers' lives, and now the debut of the Apple Watch, healthcare professionals believe that Apple is a pivotal part in what they see as the "consumerization" of healthcare, driven by easy access to health-related data.

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