Monthly Archives: June 2012

Lose It! App Wins Surgeon General’s Healthy Apps Challenge

A weight-loss and weight-management app called Lose It! recently won first place in the U.S. Surgeon General’s Healthy Apps Challenge by helping users to meet weight loss goals through healthy eating and physical activity.
http://www.highlighthealth.org/mobile-app/lose-it-app-wins-surgeon-generals-healthy-apps-challenge/

FDA Works Toward Regulating Medical Apps

The FDA is moving toward developing regulation guidelines for medical apps used on mobile platforms including the iPad and iPhone.
http://www.highlighthealth.org/medicine-20/fda-works-toward-regulating-medical-apps/

New CDC Data Shows Drowning Rates Down Overall, Still High

The CDC reports that drowning rates are down for the 2005-2009 period, though drowning is still the leading cause of preventable death among children aged 1-4.
http://www.highlighthealth.com/research/new-cdc-data-shows-drowning-rates-down-overall-still-high/

Thought for the Future: Cognitive Computing

Researchers at IBM have been working on a cognitive computing project called Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE).
http://www.highlighthealth.org/research/thought-for-the-future-cognitive-computing/

New Brain Implant Fuel Cell Runs On Sugar

MIT researchers have developed a new fuel cell that runs on the sugar glucose; they hope the cell will be useful in powering efficient brain implants for paralyzed patients.
http://www.highlighthealth.org/medical-device-technology/new-brain-implant-fuel-cell-runs-on-sugar/

New Treatment for Preschoolers with Acute Wheezing

Wheezing in preschool children is serious and difficult to treat with traditional therapies. New research suggests that an inhaled solution of concentrated saltwater helps to reduce the rate at which preschoolers who visit the ER for wheezing are admitted to the hospital.
http://www.highlighthealth.com/research/new-treatment-for-preschoolers-with-acute-wheezing/

Prevent the 7 Threats to Men’s Health

A list of the top seven threats to men’s health and what you can do to minimize those risks.
http://www.highlighthealth.com/resources/prevent-the-7-threats-to-mens-health/

IPad App To Help Improve Medical Data Collection

A new iPad app promises to liven up the process of filling out patient intake forms, reducing patient boredom and increases response rates to important health-related questions.
http://www.highlighthealth.org/medicine-20/ipad-app-to-help-improve-medical-data-collection/