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After a lull in donations over the holiday season, the nonprofit organization issued an emergency call today for blood and platelets. Between the weeks of Christmas and New Year's, the Red Cross received 27,000 less donations than needed, the Red Cross said.
To help quell the shortage, the Red Cross is imploring people to participate this January in National Blood Donor Month.
Opioid addiction is an epidemic in the US. Each day, more than 115 people in the US die after overdosing on prescription pain relievers, heroin or synthetic opioids like fentanyl, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
When a person overdoses, administering naloxone can counter the effects of opioid overdose. But if an EMT isn't called or an overdose kit isn't on hand, naloxone can't help.
Researchers at the University of Washington are working on a smartphone app... Read More »
Owlet's newest prenatal product gives expecting mothers real-time updates about their baby's well-being. The Owlet Band won two awards at CES 2019 for Wearable Technology and Tech to Change the World.
The Owlet Band wraps around the mother's abdomen and adapts to her changing body to connect her with her growing baby. Mothers can start using the monitor at 24 weeks and keep going until the baby reaches full-term.
When worn overnight, the band tracks the mother's sleeping... Read More »
Doctors often take into account a a patient's face when diagnosing a genetic disorder. Despite many syndromes having recognizable facial features, sometimes relying on facial features for diagnosis can result in clinicians not considering hundreds of other possible conditions.
The app is powered by FDNA's image-analyzing algorithms, DeepGestalt, which has... Read More »
Many people make a New Year's resolution to eat healthier and get in shape. On January 1, most gyms are packed. By February, for one reason or another, most people have given up.
Most often, life gets in the way, and we go to the gym less and less. Eventually, we can't justify paying that monthly membership fee when we're only going every few weeks. Perhaps if we had a way to only pay for the gym when we actually go,... Read More »
An EpiPen can mean the difference between life and death if a person experiences a severe allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis. EpiPen auto-injectors administer a dose of epinephrine that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs. If a person undergoing an acute reaction doesn't get the medication quickly, they could die.
Designers of a new app want to make monitoring your blood pressure more accessible, practical and comfortable, without you having to visit a doctor or use a machine in the store pharmacy.
Swiss startup Biospectal and its app, by the same name, wants to combat the global epidemic of hypertension. According to the company's CEO Eliott Jones, more than 1.6 billion people suffer from hypertension. The condition affects half the US adult population.
Biospectal is debuting the breakthrough technology... Read More »
Eating disorders can affect almost anyone, and the numbers show that they do. At some point in their lives, 20 million women and 10 million men in America will have an eating disorder, according to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).
But for those with eating disorders and for those helping them, knowing what causes these mental and physical illnesses and how to treat them can be difficult.
Researchers at the University of Kansas are working on a smartphone app for... Read More »
A migraine can ruin your day. The pain alone can make functioning almost impossible, but the sensitivity to light and sound, the nausea and other symptoms can throw the breaks on your plans.
N1-Headache not only logs your migraines but maps potential contributing factors that you may be able to alter with behavioral... Read More »
The female-focused app was previously only available on iOS, but has since grown its user base to 3 million. As of last April, 70 percent of Shine's users identified as female, and 85 percent were under the age of 35.
Shine focuses on gratitude, compassion, mindfulness and more to help users create a "self-care toolkit."
The... Read More »