Source: Image created by Leuko Labs, Inc. Copyright: Leuko Labs, Inc. URL: License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) PointCheck, a novel technology for noninvasive, home-based neutropenia detection, can be safely and effectively operated by first-time users. A mean system usability scale (SUS) score of 86.1 was obtained, indicating excellent perception of usability. Boston, Massachusetts. Leuko (Leuko Labs Inc), a development-stage medical device company dedicated to creating noninvasive ways to monitor blood cells, today announced that data from its patient usability study ( NCT04448314) has been published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. “The publication of positive results from our study demonstrates the ease of useRead More →

Source: Pexels Copyright: Ketut Subiyanto URL: License: Licensed by JMIR First-of-its-kind research highlights the critical and immediate need for pediatric behavioral health support for working caregivers PALO ALTO, Calif., August 18, 2022—Brightline, the category leader in virtual behavioral health care for children, adolescents, and families, today announced the first peer-reviewed research demonstrating quantifiable links among pediatric stress, family connection, and caregiver productivity at work. Published in JMIR Formative Research, the study underscores the growing challenges working caregivers face in managing their children’s behavioral health and their careers. Alongside the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, the “silent crisis” of the ongoing pediatric mental health emergency has had direRead More →

Source: Free Digital Photos Copyright: a454 URL: License: Licensed by JMIR   A self-paced digital health program has potential to help survivors of childhood cancer build healthy lifestyle behaviors.    Around 750 children are diagnosed with cancer in Australia each year. Thankfully, advancements in treatments have led to rising survival rates. However, for survivors of childhood cancer, recovery can continue long after treatment has concluded. Often, survivors can experience health complications because of their cancer and cancer treatments, some of which may not show up until years down the track. Poor health behaviors today can exacerbate the risk of effects in later life, including cardiovascularRead More →

Source: The Authors Copyright: The Authors / Seiji Bito URL: License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) Tokyo, Japan, July 25th, 2022__COCOA, a mobile app developed and promoted by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan (MHLW) to counter the spread of COVID-19, is an app that allowed individuals with positive test results to register themselves as infected using the app and Bluetooth function of their smartphones. The app notifies the users if they had come into close contact with a registered individual. Unlike those developed and operated in South Korea and China, this app was not designed to track the movement history ofRead More →