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Jul 18, 2016

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Apple Partners with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline for first clinical study

In March last year, Apple unveiled ResearchKit — a medical platform designed to turn the iPhone into a diagnostic tool for clinical trials and studies. Now, Apple has found its first ever partnership with a drug company. British firm GlaxoSmithKline has announced it will be using ResearchKit to...

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Jul 5, 2016

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Apple pushes organ donor registration for US iPhone users

Apple will give US users the ability to sign up as organ donors on their iPhones as part of its upcoming iOS 10 update. The chief executive, Tim Cook, says he hopes the easy sign-up button in theHealth app will help ease a longstanding donor shortage in the US. Read More

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Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps

Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions — from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression.  While there are hundreds of health-related apps on the market, Apple wants to put its stamp...

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Hunting the Genetic Signs of Postpartum Depression With an iPhone App

With mothers and medical providers clamoring for answers about postpartum depression, scientists are beginning a major effort to understand the genetic underpinnings of mood disorders that afflict millions of women during and after 

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Patient Education Apps

Patients can sync their medical records, including lab results, radiological imaging, clinical notes and appointments, thanks to an app from Mayo Clinic and Apple. Patients’ medical records can be viewed side by side with their fitness and nutrition data in Apple Health, making personalized health...

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Jun 9, 2015

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Deirdre

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Why you'll soon be tracking your reproductive health with an app

If you browse HealthKit, Apple's health-tracking app, you might think that its female users don't menstruate. The app, after all, includes dozens of metrics like blood type, body temperature and exercise, but not a single way to track one's period. When HealthKit debuted in the spring, critics...

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May 19, 2015

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Deirdre

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MD Anderson Pilots Apple Watch for Breast Cancer Treatment

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is teaming up with behavioral health technology company Polaris Health Directions (Polaris) on an behavioral health pilot project using the Apple Watch to help improve breast cancer treatment outcomes. The integrated medical behavioral health pilot project will...

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May 11, 2015

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Deirdre

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Sad Apple Watch Owners Seek Equally Lonely Apple Watch-Owning Friends

3 AM. San Francisco. Rain. Another night alone, ordering Seamless and staring down at my Apple Watch. I bought it on launch day to save myself from the late capitalistmental hellscape of never-ending notifications. I look up from the watch’s beautifully designed sapphire face and stare deep into...

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Apple Has Plans for Your DNA: The iPhone could become a new tool in genetic studies.

Of all the rumors ever to swirl around the world’s most valuable company, this may be the first that could involve spitting in a plastic cup. Apple is collaborating with U.S. researchers to launch apps that would offer some iPhone owners the chance to get their DNA tested, many of them for the...

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