FDA approves marketing of an app that prevents pregnancy, a wearable that helps you relax, consulting with a robot doctor and much more!

Curated news and articles related to health and wellness

1- An app preventing pregnancy gets FDA marketing approved

Read more on how an app called Natural Cycles uses an algorithm to calculate the days of the month when a woman is most likely to be fertile is now approved by the FDA to be openly marketed and known to people.

2- A wearable designed to help you relax!

These wearables are being specially designed to help you reduce your stress and relax your mind. Read more on how they are able to that and if they have been successful in achieving their goal.

3- The robot doctor will see you now!

Can you imagine sharing your symptoms with a robot who will provide you with solutions? Read more on how Babylon health with the help of NHS has managed to execute this.

4- Technology and diabetes

Diabetes is a very complicated and common disease faced by many, read about how technology can help manage and control your diabetes

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A house that monitors your physical and mental well-being, why are women not happy with Fitbit’s new period tracking feature, amazon’s new foray into Indian digital health space and much more!

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1. Now a house that monitors your health!

We can glimpse through how the future of housing will look like by visiting The Sphere (Sensor Platform for Healthcare in a Residential Environment) project before the end of August in Bristol. The house will have sensors to monitor activity levels, diet, and exercise and even depression! Read more

2. A WhatsApp Style app to connect patients and doctors

The platform allows doctors to coordinate with patients in real time via instant messaging, share information with other caregivers. It has been launched in some 1050 clinics. More here  

3. Women not happy with Fitbit’s new period tracking feature

Fitbit drew criticism from women for the period tracking feature that only allows women to track periods up to 10 days and only 5 symptoms. Read more

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6 Obvious business opportunities in healthcare in India

India has it’s share of problems in healthcare, with a large customer base looking for solutions; these are also lucrative business opportunities.

1. Digital Health Record

Close to 70% healthcare expense in India is paid out of pocket. This results in many not having a steady physician or hospital they go to. People migrating nationally and internationally is another reason for the fractured state of personal health data.

With the new Digital Information Security Health Care Act (DISHA) coming into effect soon there is an opportunity for startups to understand the new legal framework and make personal health data more accessible and portable for the patients.

2. Nutrition

Lack of awareness of nutrition science has resulted in years of word of mouth nutrition advice that either no longer applies or is false. A National Family Health Survey shows that we have a huge population of both people under-nutrition and obese! 20.7% of the women in the country are obese and 20.9% of the women are under-weight.

With a turnover of close to 1.4 billion dollars, a brand like Patanjali proves that there is a huge group of people who want natural, healthy and affordable products.

Nutrition-focused food products or software solutions that help people better understand and manage their health.

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Now a continuous glucose monitor that saves diabetics from those pesky pricks, Nike’s training club comes to apple watch, technology to the rescue of abortion rights and much more.

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1. Now a continuous glucose monitor without fingersticks gets FDA approval.

The round sensor is placed on the upper arm; a thin filament inserted just under the skin takes blood glucose readings once a minute….. More here

2. Nike’s training club app is now available on Apple watches

The app contains more than 180 free workouts, all of which will be available on the Apple Watch version, and allows users to monitor their heart rate, approximate calories, and set exercise goals. Read more

3. How technology could preserve abortion rights.

Telemedicine prescriptions for abortion pills, if approved might help women get access to safe abortion, circumventing the strict state-specific laws… Read More

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Digital Health explained – on a piece of napkin! After instagram, Apple will also help keep in check our iphone addiction, India to give its citizens control over digital health records and much more.

Curated news and articles related to digital health and wellness.

1- Explaining digital health on a piece of napkin

Krishna Yeshwant, a long time Google Investor draws a foursquare box model to help simplify and fill gaps in the healthtech space … read more at CNBC

2- Apple to introduce a digital health initiative to help kill your iPhone addiction

Following Instagram’s footsteps of helping improve digital health, the new iOS 12 update will introduce different tools that will help control and track your usage of your phone … read more at GadgetHacks

3- India proposes Law to give Indians complete control of their digital health records

With countries like Australia allowing its citizens to control their health data recently, India’s health ministry has processed the above law and if passed, it would make India one of the world’s foremost jurisdictions in the regulation of healthcare data … read more at Business Standard

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The fitter you get, the more money you earn!

Can you believe it that an application exists that rewards you for getting fitter? SweatCoin, an application developed in 2015 tracks your walking and rewards you with coins that can be further converted and used to shop! It doesn’t quite technically reward you in direct cash however, it is a cryptocurrency concept based application that provides you with coins that can be converted and can be used to buy a limited number of goods that SweatCoin has made available. It gathers all the steps you have taken and provides you with the ratio of how many steps will convert into sweatcoins which can be later redeemed to shop something. However, the company has expressed an interest in making sweatcoins a real cryptocurrency, meaning one can soon exchange them for real currencies.

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Say goodbye to surgery for chronic pain, get your summer on with these perfect wearables, quit smoking with the help of wearables and much more!

Curated news and articles related to digital health and wellness.

1- Say no to surgery: Tech companies offering chronic pain solutions

Following are 5 healthtech companies; Hinge Health, Karuna, Applied VR, Neurometrix and Axial Healthcare are providing chronic pain solutions that are alternatives to surgery … read more on MediCity

2- Presenting the perfect wearable partner for your summer!

A list of wearables that will are your perfect company for your summer sport … read more at Which

3- Wearables to help addicts quit smoking

With wearables helping in reconstructing the healthtech space, read about how now they will assist in helping addicts quit smoking … read more on MediCityNews

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Is GDPR a good thing for digital health companies? This popular social media app is taking steps to improve digital health, a list of apps that help improve your mental health and much more! ‘

Curated news and articles related to digital health and wellness.

1- Instagram to add a feature to help improve digital health

With social media being in talks for negatively affecting human health, Instagram announced adding a feature that calculates the amount of time one spends on the application … read more at 9To5Mac

2- Is GDPR in the favor of digital health industries?

With the deadline approaching in 2 days, read about if GDPR will work in favor of Digital Health industries … read more at IndustryToday

3- Improve your mental health with these apps

With May being the mental health awareness month, we present to you a list of apps that will help you improve your mental health … read more at Digital Health Age

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Life @ Causecode: A Glimse Into Our Workplace

Maintaining an effective culture is so important that it, in fact, trumps even strategy” – Howard Stevenson

It can get a bit difficult to describe a company’s culture, even though one would work in one throughout the day. From team-based culture with employee participation at all levels to traditional and formal management style, every workplace has its own set of values and company culture they follow. Workplace culture is not usually distinguished to being good or bad although, the aspects of your culture are likely to support the progress and success of an organization. It is known to be the character and personality of your company that defines the environment the employees work in. It helps distinguish an organization as it sums up its values, traditions, beliefs, behaviors, and attitude.

A strong culture flourishes with a clear set of values and norms that actively guide the way an organization operates and that is exactly what I learned and observed when I joined the CauseCode team. Being only two months old in this company, I was pleasantly astounded by the workplace culture adopted here that results in high employee involvement, strong internal communication and a healthy level of risk taking which encourages new levels of innovation. The employees here are actively and passionately engaged in their tasks, operating with a sense of confidence and empowerment. Diverse thinking and interests are gracefully understood and respected around here yet the employees possess same work culture values and purposes in order to foster a cohesive community of people within the walls of the organization. I also happened to have observed and experience the constantly motivated enthusiasm environment that is clubbed with strong work ethics. The work environment generated around is healthy, motivated yet a fun environment to work in, in order to increase productivity and make work enjoyable for all the employees.

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Why does Instagram make you sad? Healthtech startups gain ground in Africa, if you are an Aussie you have the option to opt out of having a “my health record”, how this Indian startup is helping make TB free India a reality and much more!

Curated news and articles related to digital health and wellness.

1- Did you know Instagram and your mental health are proportionate?

You read it right, studies depict a deeper relation of Instagram and your mental health go hand in hand … read more at Dazed

2- Growth in E-Health observed in Africa.

Africa notices steady growth in e-health and to observe an immense growth in terms of healthcare and digital health in the coming years … read more at Disrupt Africa

3- Australians to get the ‘opt-out period’ for My Health Records

Unless one wants personal electronic health records, Australians will have an getting an option to opt out from it from July 16th to October 15th  … read more SMH

4-Indian startup to help make India TB free by 2025

Qure.ai has found a solution to help detect TB faster and accurately and make India TB free by 2025 … read more at BioSpectrum

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