Facebook partners with mental health orgs to offer suicide prevention tools From Mobil Health News

by Admin 02.26.2015

Facebook has partnered with several mental health organizations including Forefront, Now Matters Now, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and Save.org to offer its users more tools to help those who may be considering committing suicide. Facebook already offers users a way to report a friend’s post if a user thinks their friend has posted suicidal content. Now, […]

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My GI Health app expanding into other health areas From Mobil Health News

by Admin 02.26.2015

Since 2010, doctors from UCLA and the University of Michigan have been working with Ironwood Pharmaceuticals on a project called My GI Health, which leverages computers and apps to improve doctor-patient communication around gastrointestinal disorders. At an ePharma Summit update session, Dr. Brennan Spiegel, a gastroenterologist formerly associated with UCLA and now working at Cedars-Sinai […]

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Parks: 5 percent of US broadband households use a health tracking smart watch From Mobil Health News

by Admin 02.26.2015

Five percent of US broadband households use a smart watch that offers health and fitness tracking features, according to research firm Parks Associates. Parks also found that 8 percent of US broadband households use a digital pedometer or activity tracker. Parks Associates’ research analyst Tejas Mehta pointed out that unless smartwatch makers can convince consumers that these devices offer […]

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Sharecare acquires voice, text analysis company Feingold Technologies From Mobil Health News

by Admin 02.26.2015

Atlanta-based Sharecare, the health and wellness engagement platform founded by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, has acquired Germany-based Feingold Technologies, a company that offers software that analyzes human behaviors. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Feingold Technologies closed an undisclosed Series A round in October 2014 led by Thomas Putter, the founder of Ancora Finance […]

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