Tag: Health

Open Wearables Initiative (OWEAR) releases open source software and datasets database for wearable and connected health technologies

Shimmer Research, a global leader in wearable technology for research applications, today announced that the Open Wearables Initiative (OWEAR) has uploaded its open source software and datasets database for wearable sensors and other connected health technologies to its website at http://www.owear.org. “We are proud to announce the release of […]

Most parents concerned about privacy, body image impact of tweens using health apps

2 in 3 parents worry that their tween might be targeted by ads with inappropriate content, 3 in 4 concerned that apps could make kids overly focused on weight. ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Health apps have become a popular tool among teens and adults to track fitness, weight […]

Low-income adults less likely to receive preventive heart disease care

American Heart Association Meeting Report – Presentations 385 and 23 (presented in two sessions). DALLAS, May 15, 2020 — Low-income adults in the United States were significantly less likely to be screened for cardiovascular disease (CVD) or receive counseling for CVD risk factors, according to research presented today […]

Study finds rising rate of mental health visits among youth to emergency departments

Highest jump was among 15- to 17-year-olds and more pronounced in girls; dramatic increases in self-harm and substance use as reasons for ED visits. (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – While the number of pediatric emergency department (ED) visits across the nation has remained stable over the last 10 years, visits […]

How are you doing? Researchers hope to measure well-being at global scale

With website, UC San Diego School of Medicine scientists will monitor health and well-being during and after pandemic. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have launched a new mobile platform to address another serious complication of the novel coronavirus pandemic: stress and anxiety. Called […]

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