UK strength in genomics offset by weakness across life sciences
Statistics published today in the UK by the Department of Health, the Office of Life Sciences and the Department for Business, reveal a mixed picture with an overall modest increase in life sciences economic activity in the ten years from 2009 to 2018.
Wed, 01/05/2019 - 11:29
World Health Organisation publishes 10-point guideline on digital health
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a guideline for the use of digital health interventions to strengthen health systems.
Thu, 18/04/2019 - 14:20
Redox raises $33 million Series C for healthcare data interoperability
Redox, which enables healthcare data exchange, has closed a $33 million Series C funding round, led by Battery Ventures.
Thu, 18/04/2019 - 13:04
NHSX to begin working in cancer and mental health
The UK's Department of Health and Social Care has today announced the launch of a pilot programme for the new NHSX, working with clinicians and policymakers in cancer and mental health. If successful, the approach will be rolled out across the NHS.
Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:03
WHO reforms to better promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a wide-ranging reorganisation to modernise how it delivers on its role as 'the world's leading authority on public health'.
Wed, 06/03/2019 - 18:49
SleepScore Labs programme gently moves body clock forward for better health
In much of the northern hemisphere, the clocks will soon go forward, but research has shown that moving the clocks has detrimental effects on health.
Wed, 27/02/2019 - 16:33
New NHSX to drive digital transformation of NHS
The UK's Department for Health is launching NHSX, a new unit with responsibility for setting national policy and developing best practice for NHS technology.
Tue, 19/02/2019 - 17:35
OneTouch blood glucose monitoring study demonstrates accuracy
The OneTouch Select Plus blood glucose monitoring system is the subject of a long-term study published this week in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology (JDST), and demonstrates the accuracy of its readings.
Fri, 08/02/2019 - 16:26
Aetna and Apple partner on Attain digital health tracking app
Tue, 29/01/2019 - 16:40
Aetna, the health insurer, has collaborated with Apple to develop a new health app for its customers. Through the use of an Apple Watch, the Attain app will provide Aetna customers with personalised goals, track their daily activity levels, recommend healthy actions, and ultimately reward them for taking these actions to improve their well-being.
NHS app begins public rollout
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) has begun the public rollout of the NHS app, which provides online access to NHS services.
Wed, 23/01/2019 - 15:28