How to participate in an Apple health study

Apple’s new Research app is now available — here’s how to sign up for one of the studies. Apple is doubling down on health research this year with the launch of three new health studies focused on hearing, menstruation and fertility and heart health as it relates to physical movement. Apple announced its Research app,…

Google Is Slurping Up Health Data—and It Looks Totally Legal

Tech giants can access all of your personal medical details under existing health privacy laws. The question is how else that data might get used. Last week, when Google gobbled up Fitbit in a $2.1 billion acquisition, the talk was mostly about what the company would do with all that wrist-jingling and power-walking data. It’s…

Google Health Data Project Under Scrutiny

Google is collecting the health data of millions of Americans in partnership with a big health care system. The project is raising questions about patient privacy. TRANSCRIPT DAVID GREENE, HOST: So what are tech companies doing with your data? Google is handling the medical records of millions of Americans as part of a big push…

Will Google get away with grabbing 50m Americans’ health records?

Google’s reputation has remained relatively unscathed despite behaviors similar to Facebook’s. This could be the tipping point Few things are certain in the American healthcare system – except for the paperwork. The tedious ritual of signing forms authorizing new providers to access our medical history is the result of a rarity for Americans: thanks to…

Google Denies It’s Misusing Health Data as HHS Starts Inquiry

Google’s top health and cloud executives said the company isn’t misusing health data from one of the biggest U.S. health-care providers, pushing back against news reports that have triggered criticism from lawmakers and prompted a federal inquiry. DOES THE END REALLY JUSTIFY THE MEANS IN ALL CASES Google employees only have access to patient information…

Moyinoluwa Adeyemi becomes Google developer expert for Android

Another Nigerian has broken the glass ceiling in the field of technology. Moyinoluwa Adeyemi is now a Google expert for android. According to a tweet by her on Wednesday, November 6, she said that she is the first Nigerian that would be getting the position. DOES THE END REALLY JUSTIFY THE MEANS IN ALL CASES…

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry

Big tech giants have their eyes on the $3.5 trillion US healthcare industry. As healthcare costs keep rising for Americans, tech companies are betting they can have a part in fixing the broken pieces of the industry. Here’s how tech companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are building out their healthcare strategies. Visit BI Prime…

Facebook’s new Preventive Health tool pushes people to advocate for their health

Now you can check Facebook before your next checkup Starting today, Facebook will let users choose to get personalized reminders about health care tests and vaccines. The company’s new Preventive Health tool focuses on getting people information about cancer screenings, heart checkups, and flu vaccines — all measures that could hopefully help people catch deadly…

Instagram to extend its ban on images of self-harm to cover cartoons

Move follows appeal by father of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who killed herself in 2017 GINNA CROCHET Instagram is to extend its ban on depictions of self-harm to cover cartoons and drawings, following an appeal from Ian Russell, whose 14-year-old daughter, Molly, killed herself in 2017. Molly had been looking at graphic content relating to suicide…

These Apps Say You May Have a Health Disorder. What if They’re Wrong?

The Flo period-tracking app, which has more than 30 million active monthly users, recently introduced a health tool that tells women if their irregular periods may be symptomatic of a hormonal disorder. Flo and Clue, two popular period-tracking apps, recently introduced health tools that evaluate a woman’s risk for the hormonal imbalance known as polycystic…

More People Turning To Technology When It Comes To Health, Research Finds

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — New research says a growing number of Americans are turning to their phones and computers for their health — everything from information to doctors’ visit. There’s no doubt it is quick and easy as the internet provides a wealth of information and now even health care monitoring along with virtual visits. BOOK…