Apple's ResearchKit could be boon for medical research, but there are concerns
You will soon be able to participate in cutting-edge medical research - from the comfort of your iPhone.
Challenges for doctors using fitness trackers and apps
More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But they are moving cautiously. The technology has a lot of potential, but there are key ch ...
Mental health monitoring through 'selfie' videos and social media tracking
Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed an innovative approach to turn any computer or smartphone with a camera into a personal mental health monitoring device.
The cost of Chinese air pollution
China's fabled air pollution assaulted Linda Greer, J76, the moment she arrived in Beijing in 2008, on her first trip there for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). "I literally could not see down the block," she ...
Power plant standards could save thousands of US lives every year
Power plant standards to cut climate-changing carbon emissions will reduce other harmful air pollution and provide substantial human health benefits, according to a new study released today. The research shows that, depending ...
Wearable electronic skin delivers drugs and stores data
Average life expectancy has nearly doubled since 1800, thanks to progress in medicine. Most of that was made by developing drugs and improving public health services. The medical revolution of the 21st century ...
England issues health warnings over air pollution spike
High air pollution levels across England prompted the government to issue health warnings on Wednesday.
Air pollution killed seven million people in 2012, WHO says (Update)
Air pollution by sources from cooking fires to auto fumes has become the globe's worst environmental health problem, contributing to a shocking seven million deaths worldwide, the UN said Tuesday.
Medicine goes mobile with smartphone apps, devices
Thanks to smartphones, email, video games and photo sharing are available at the touch of a finger. But attach a special case and that same phone can produce an electrocardiogram (EKG) from the electrical ...