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Apple announces three new Apple Watch health studies with big-name partners

Apple today announced that it will be launching three new Apple Watch health studies in partnership with major healthcare and academic organizations, including the World Health Organization, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and others. These upcoming studies will capture data regarding participants’ sound exposure, menstrual cycles, heart rate and physical activity. Each will be open to […]

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What it's like to live with lupus

Sarah Heney had been back and forth to her GP time and time again – she had headaches, was feeling run down and now had joint pain in her ankles. ‘I thought it was just part of being middle-aged,’ she explains. But after over a year of things being dismissed as ‘nothing to worry about’, […]

Personal Health

Genetic regions associated with left-handedness identified

A new study has for the first time identified regions of the genome associated with left-handedness in the general population and linked their effects with brain architecture. The study, led by researchers at the University of Oxford who were funded by the Medical Research Council—part of UK Research and Innovation—and Wellcome, linked these genetic differences […]

Health Problems

Coverage with HPV vaccine continuing to increase in boys

(HealthDay)—Coverage with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased among boys from 2017 to 2018, according to research published in the Aug. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Tanja Y. Walker, M.P.H., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed data from the 2018 National Immunization […]

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Visits + phones = better outcomes for teens, young women with pelvic inflammatory disease

A patient-centered, community-engaged program featuring home visits by nurses and mobile phone links to caregivers works better than traditional adult-focused and patient self-managed care systems for treating and managing pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID, among historically underserved teens and young women, a Johns Hopkins Medicine study shows. In a report on the study appearing in […]