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Topic: Health

Withings announces availability of ECG-taking BPM Core & updated BPM Connect

07/17/2019, 06:07 am

After a preview at CES 2019, Withings now has a release window for the BPM Core -- which is capable of taking an ECG and detecting AFib -- as well as an updated version of its popular classic Connect blood pressure monitor.

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23andMe venturing onto Apple's turf with health data collection

07/11/2019, 05:07 pm

DNA testing service 23andMe is piloting a program in which clients volunteer additional data such as lab results, collated in a style similar to Apple's Health Records.

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Health insurer Anthem recruits from Apple to bolster digital plans

07/09/2019, 04:07 pm

In the past several months, U.S. health insurer Anthem has reportedly hired a half dozen Apple veterans to improve its digital offerings, including high-level employees with valuable industry experience.

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Health Canada tells users to ask Apple when they'll get the Watch ECG app

07/08/2019, 02:07 pm

The federal health organization is telling users that as far as it's concerned, Apple's ECG feature has been approved, so now it's just up to Apple when Series 4 Apple Watches in the region will get it.

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Apple Stores start selling One Drop blood glucose monitors

06/27/2019, 09:06 am

Apple has commenced sales of the One Drop blood glucose monitor in a small number of its retail outlets, bringing the Health app-compatible diabetes management device to its physical stores for the first time.

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Apple Watch Series 4 fall detection credited with saving another life

06/27/2019, 08:06 am

Apple Watch has helped save another life, this time an 87-year-old woman who got into a car crash after which the Apple Watch automatically dialed emergency services.

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Heart health app Cardiogram now supports Fitbit devices

06/26/2019, 09:06 am

Cardiogram, a health monitoring company known in part for its integration with Apple Watch, expanded its reach on Wednesday with the release of an app update that delivers support for a range of Fitbit devices.

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Apple Watches offered by Apple in grant program to qualifying ResearchKit and CareKit projects

06/07/2019, 03:06 pm

Apple will be launching an "Apple Watch Limited Grant Program" later in 2019 to help institutions wanting to use the ResearchKit and CareKit frameworks, among a series of changes to the platforms designed to encourage more health research to be performed.

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Hands on with Cycle, Apple's new menstrual cycle tracker in iOS 13 [u]

06/06/2019, 04:06 pm

Announced at the WWDC keynote, Apple has once again expanded its health monitoring and tracking on the Apple Watch. A big addition that arrived with the first beta is menstrual period tracking with Cycle.

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'Gaming disorder' on iPhone & other platforms recognized by World Health Organization

05/25/2019, 03:05 pm

The member states of the World Health Organization have voted to adopt a revised list of diseases which includes addiction to video games -- including smartphone titles -- as a mental health disorder.

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Apple confirms Apple Watch ECG function to roll out in Canada

05/24/2019, 07:05 pm

Apple on Friday confirmed plans to activate Apple Watch Series 4's ECG feature for users in Canada after receiving approval from the country's regulatory body, though the company failed to disclose a specific timeline for launch.

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Apple Watch ECG app arriving in Canada soon following health regulator's approval

05/21/2019, 07:05 am

Owners of the Apple Watch Series 4 in Canada could be able to use the ECG app to monitor their heart in the near future, after regulator Health Canada has approved the wearable device's electrocardiogram and irregular rhythm notification features.

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Apple Watch Series 4 summons help for 80-year-old Munich woman after fall

04/15/2019, 08:04 am

Emergency services were automatically summoned by a Series 4 Apple Watch when a 80-year-old woman fell in her apartment in Haidhausen, Munich.

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Fear and nagging: How the Apple Watch annoys you into getting active and losing weight

04/12/2019, 10:04 am

The Apple Watch is well known for its ability to keep track of a person's activity throughout the day, but its greatest weapons in getting users to move around more are not the monitoring, nor its rings, but the constant nagging and it fostering a compulsion to work out.

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Healthcare an opportunity for Apple to 'lead digital disruption' versus rivals

04/08/2019, 12:04 pm

Whereas Apple's other recent service announcements are in well-trodden ground, the company "has the potential to lead digital disruption" with healthcare, Morgan Stanley analysts claimed on Monday.

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Apple Watch's heart rate monitoring credited with saving another life

04/08/2019, 08:04 am

The Apple Watch has saved another life, according to a post made to Reddit, where the Apple wearable is credited with alerting its owner to heart issues and prompting a call for assistance, shortly before a medical emergency took place.

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Apple Watch takes countermeasures to prevent false Afib notifications

03/18/2019, 10:03 am

It takes five incidents of detected atrial fibrillation -- Afib for short -- before an Apple Watch will actually alert its owner to the condition, Apple's VP of Health said on this weekend's publication of the Apple Heart Study, run in conjunction with Stanford Medicine.

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Apple Watch growth, physician access to data likely to become major Apple healthcare revenue sources

03/12/2019, 11:03 am

The growth of the wearable devices market could lead Apple to earn more than simply Apple Watch sales, suggests Loup Ventures, with the opportunity for data collected by it and potential future AirPod models to be offered to members of the healthcare industry for a monthly fee.

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Apple Watch helps to save another life, user diagnosed with tachycardia

03/07/2019, 02:03 pm

The Apple Watch has been credited with saving another life due to its heart beat monitoring functionality, with the wearable device detecting an unusual pulse rate and a suggestion to go to hospital, ultimately leading to a diagnosis of tachycardia.

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Tips: Step up your workouts by sharing Apple Watch activity data with friends

03/05/2019, 11:03 am

The Apple Watch's activity app does a good job of pushing you into exercising more, but knowing that your friends can see when you've slacked off is a strong motivator. Here's a two-minute tip on how to set up sharing your workout activity.

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