Articles about Health

Xiaomi’s Mi Band 6 Could Come With A Blood Oxygen Monitor
The Xiaomi Mi Band is a very basic fitness device. It measures your heart rate, it tracks your steps, calories, and so on. It’s as simple as it gets and that’s not a bad thing, especially when you consider its price. However, according to the latest rumors, it seems that the next-gen Mi Band could come with a killer feature.

Next-Gen Samsung And Apple Smartwatches Could Measure Blood Sugar Levels
For years, it has been rumored that Apple has been trying to come up with a way to introduce a painless and bloodless method of blood sugar monitoring in the Apple Watch. It turns out that maybe this could be that year, or at least that’s what a report from Korea’s ETNews is claiming.

Apple Advises Against Putting The iPhone 12 Too Close To Pacemakers
A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that a study had suggested that Apple’s iPhone 12 with the addition of the MagSafe magnets had the potential to interfere with medical implants such as pacemakers. The company had previously had a support document in which it was suggested that MagSafe is not expected to “pose a greater risk of interference”.

Vmed’s Smartphone Case Can Monitor Your Vital Stats
Our wearables have gotten a lot smarter and more advanced. These days, wearables like some smartwatches can measure more than just our heart rate, it can track our sleep, it can be used as an ECG monitor, and some can even measure blood oxygen levels, all of which can be used as a way of gauging our overall health.

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Scientists Have Managed To Make Paralyzed Mice Walk Again
Injury to the spine often means that a person becomes paralyzed and might never walk again or regain control over their lower limbs. This is usually a permanent sort of thing, but thanks to German researchers, it seems that there could be hope that one day in the future where people with spinal cord injuries and who are paralyzed might be able to walk again.

Study Finds COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be More Effective Than We Think
As vaccines for the coronavirus are starting to make their way around the world, there are still many questions that have yet to be answered. For example, does getting vaccinated mean that a person will no longer be capable of being infected, or if they are infected, are still considered to be contagious?

A Legally Blind Man Regained His Sight With The Help Of A Synthetic Cornea
Back in the day if you were afflicted by certain medical conditions, like being blind, there was really not much doctors could do. However, thankfully medical technology has advanced a lot since then, where a 78-year old man who was deemed legally blind has managed to regain his sight thanks to the help of synthetic corneas.

Asics’ EEG Study Proves That Running Can Make You Happier
Apart from keeping our bodies in shape and just good for overall health, exercise is also touted to have additional benefits like better-looking skin and also the release of chemicals in our brains, such as endorphins. In case you wanted more proof, Asics has recently conducted a study in which they strapped on an EEG onto three elite athletes and six “everyday athletes”.

Study Finds Smartwatches Could Be Used To Detect COVID-19
Right now, there are basically two ways of testing someone to see if they might be infected with the coronavirus. The problem with these tests is that it requires you to go to a clinic or hospital and then you’ll have to wait for the results, but what if there was another way of potentially detecting the coronavirus from the comfort of your own home?

xRblood Pro Lab-Grade Blood Testing At Home
xRblood Pro is an automated, A.I driven, blood testing device that aims to become the first at-home blood test with an accuracy that is high enough to replace a trip to a lab. This solution could potentially save countless hours and even generate savings for patients with chronic diseases, for example.Like a regular lab test, xRblood Pro generates a complete blood analysis report that includes red blood cells, white blood […]

Google Claims Acquisition Of Fitbit Is Complete, But US Department Of Justice Disagrees
A couple of years ago, Google announced their plans to acquire Fitbit. This acquisition would no doubt help Google’s wearable efforts, but as with all acquisitions, they need to go through an approval process to ensure that there are no antitrust violations. Now it seems that Google has announced that the acquisition is complete, but the US Department of Justice begs to differ.

Baracoda Unveils A Couple Of New Smart Home Gadgets For Personal Healthcare
These days, smart home gadgets and appliances are becoming increasingly common, where we’re starting to see how regular objects that we interact with daily are becoming smarter. During CES 2021, Baracoda took the wraps off two such devices designed for personal healthcare in the form of the CareOS Themis and the Mateo BBalance.

xHale Smart and Connected Mask by xRapid
2020 has seen many projects around masks and how they could become more comfortable and adapted to situations outside of the hospital, such as sports and industrial work.

The AirPop Is A Smart Mask That Tells You When To Change The Filter
Most face masks are designed to be disposable, but given the current pandemic, the number of face masks that are being worn and carelessly tossed away has increased by an alarming rate, which is why there is also a rise in face masks that can be reused and come with filters that can be swapped out.

Yelp Will Now Tell You Which Restaurants Aren’t Following COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Yelp is an extremely powerful platform where restaurants can quickly gain new business or lose business based on the reviews left behind by visitors. Now it seems that the company is expanding on the kind of information that users can provide, such as whether or not a restaurant is adhering to proper COVID-19 safety protocols.

This Device Can Monitor Blood Sugar Levels Without The Use Of Needles
One of the long rumored features that is expected to debut in a future Apple Watch is the ability to measure blood sugar levels without needles. This is expected to be a huge deal and would be perfect for people with diabetes who might need to keep a close eye on their blood sugar levels throughout the day.

iPhone 12’s MagSafe Could Interfere With Pacemakers
Our phones contain magnets, but with the iPhone 12 series, Apple has introduced more magnets thanks to the (re)introduction of MagSafe. Some have wondered that with these additional magnets, could it interfere with other devices, like credit cards, access cards, as well as medical devices like pacemakers.

Apple Wants To Put Blood Pressure Monitoring On The Apple Watch
Over the years since the Apple Watch was launched, Apple has slowly added new health tracking features. The smartwatch initially debuted with a heart rate monitor, which was later followed by an ECG monitor, and then more recently, a blood oxygen monitor, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that maybe blood pressure monitoring could be next.

This App Can Scan Food Labels And Tells You What To Avoid
Pretty much all around the world, it is more or less the law to have ingredients in a food item listed on its label when it is sold in places like a supermarket. This is to help consumers make more informed decisions, like choosing food items that have less sugar, lower calories, while also helping them identify things that they might be allergic to.

Apple Watch Can Now Warn Users When Their Cardio Levels Are Low
The Apple Watch has a lot of health features built into it and also features designed to help encourage people to be more active. This includes things like reminding people to stand at least once every hour, reminding them to complete their activity circles, and so on. It can also alert people to things like an unnaturally high heart rate or irregular heart rate.