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First consumer health app based on W8 is launched

Nextgen Healthcare Information Systems and Microsoft have jointly developed and launched the Nextgen Medicine Cabinet app, which they say is the first app consumer-based health app designed for the Windows 8 platform.

Prize winner launches asthma app

Irish digital marketing agency Eightytwenty has joined forces with the Asthma Society of Ireland to create an app for asthma patients.

Mobile health firms make impact in London start-up contest

A quarter of participants in a showcase for tech start-ups in London were health-based firms, nearly all of whom saw mobile technology as central to their plans. And one of the health firms, Skin Analytics, was among the eventual winners of the event.

Bosch adds Doro to its telecare service

Bosch Healthcare is integrating handsets made by Doro, a vendor which specialises in models for older users, with its telecare service that enables a user to send an alarm from their phone during an emergency.

Unicef extends Philippines data collection scheme

The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) will broaden an existing scheme to collect mother and …

Mobile messaging-based support doubles quit rate for smokers

A study has found that mobile phone messaging directed at smokers trying to quit the habit doubled the success rate over those quitters operating on their own.

Up to 100,000 patients could be on telehealth in 2013, says UK health secretary

UK health minister Jeremy Hunt said that as many as 100,000 patients with long-term conditions could be set up with telehealth technology so they can be remotely monitored in their homes from next year.

Report: App stores riddled with useless or dangerous health apps

The iTunes store and Google Play are “riddled” with health apps which either do not …

Jawbone stages comeback with new UP

Jawbone has launched a new version of its UP wearable tracking device, having been forced …

Safaricom: Avoid the little fragments by finding partners

The experience of Kenya's Safaricom is that finding partners is the best way to avoid …