health

CVS starts delivering prescriptions to homes via UPS drones

It didn't take long for UPS and CVS to start delivering prescriptions by drone. The two have confirmed that they completed their first paid home deliveries of prescriptions, hauling medicine to two homes (one of which was a retirement community) in C… Source: Engadget | CVS starts delivering prescriptions to homes via UPS drones

Google wants to give doctors web-like searches for medical records

Google made much ado of its recently created Health unit, but it didn't offer much insight into what that division would actually… well, do. Now, however, it's considerably clearer. Google Health lead David Feinberg and CNBC sources have outlined… Source: Engadget | Google wants to give doctors web-like searches for medical records

China tells online stores to stop selling e-cigarettes

E-cigarette sales bans are quickly becoming an international phenomenon. China's tobacco regulators have asked online shopping companies to "temporarily" close online stores that sell e-cigarettes — effectively, it's banning e-cig sales on the inte… Source: Engadget | China tells online stores to stop selling e-cigarettes

Apple Watch may get sleep tracking as soon as next week

The Apple Watch might include sleep tracking sooner than you think. Sources talking to 9to5Mac claim to have significant details as to how the health feature will work, with word that it might be announced "as early as next week" at the September 10… Source: Engadget | Apple Watch may get sleep tracking as soon …

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Microfluidic sensor could spot life-threatening sepsis in minutes

Sepsis (where your immune system starts a chain of inflammation reactions) is potentially deadly, especially if septic shock leads your organs to fail, but diagnosing that in a timely fashion is still difficult or requires an unwieldy device. Thankf… Source: Engadget | Microfluidic sensor could spot life-threatening sepsis in minutes

Alphabet is exploring smart shoes that know when you fall

Alphabet's Verily isn't done finding new places for its health-oriented wearable tech. CNBC sources claim the firm has developed prototype smart shoes that measure movement and weight, and could detect when you've fallen — not a novel concept, but s… Source: Engadget | Alphabet is exploring smart shoes that know when you fall

MIT built a health-tracking sensor that can ‘see’ through walls

An MIT professor has built a prototype device that can wirelessly track your health — even through walls — using a mix of radio signals and machine learning. Dina Katabi's gadget resembles a WiFi router and is designed to sit in your pad and monito… Source: Engadget | MIT built a health-tracking sensor that can …

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Google redesigns Fit to get you moving

Sitting kills. Specifically, a sedentary lifestyle can kill you. Google and the American Heart Association want to save your life, or at least, encourage you to be more active. The tech giant is giving the Google Fit app its most serious overhaul sin… Source: Engadget | Google redesigns Fit to get you moving

Smart bandage can monitor chronic wounds and dispense drugs

Chronic or slow-healing wounds are an increasing problem around the world. That's why a team of researchers at Tufts University is working on a smart bandage that can keep track of what is going on with a wound and release treatments as necessary… Source: Engadget | Smart bandage can monitor chronic wounds and dispense drugs

Fitbit's period-tracking features are seriously lacking

Fitbit wants to help women stay on top of their cycles. It added a "female health tracking" feature to its app two months ago, which puts data about periods and ovulation alongside your other metrics. Although there are plenty of period and fertility… Source: Engadget | Fitbit's period-tracking features are seriously lacking

NHS Unveils Mobile App to Let Patients Book GP Visits Online

The British government has announced plans to launch a new NHS mobile app that will let patients in England make appointments with their doctor. The app will also allow users to order repeat prescriptions, manage their long-term healthcare, see their medical records, and quickly access 111 for urgent queries. In addition, users will have access …

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iOS 11.3 Coming This Spring With New Animoji, Vertical ARKit, Health Records, Battery Info, and More

Apple today previewed iOS 11.3, its next major iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch software update. The first beta has been seeded to developers today, with a public beta coming soon, ahead of an official release this spring. iOS 11.3 introduces new Animoji on the iPhone X, including a lion, bear, dragon, and skull. There will …

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Apple, Alphabet and Fitbit test FDA fast track for health apps

A few of the tech giants you know are about to get fast-track approval for their digital health efforts. The US Food and Drug Administration has named the companies involved in a recently-instituted "pre-certification" program that determines whethe… Source: Engadget

IBM is installing a Watson AI lab at MIT

Both MIT and IBM are leaders in the field of Artificial Intelligence and now they're teaming up. IBM announced on Thursday that it had reached a 10-year research partnership agreement with the university worth nearly a quarter of a billion dollars. T… Source: Engadget

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