digital health

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.

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.

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.

Aetna and Apple partner on Attain digital health tracking app

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.