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Tech community urged to tackle London health problems

The life science’s sector in London is calling on the capital’s tech community to help find solutions to health problems within the city. As part of London Tech Week, 200 entrepreneurs will come together at the HealthTech Innovators Conference to gain insight into healthcare demands such as air pollutions, diabetes, obesity, mental health issues and…


Data extraction could lead to faster drugs, study says

The results from the asthma arm of the world’s first digitally enhanced Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) have been announced. The Salford Lung Study (SLS) was unique in that it relied on software which allowed it to include a broad population of patients in a real-life setting. By using North West EHealth’s (NWEH) Linked Database System,…


Research reveals how asthma apps can really help patients and doctors

A new study by University of Manchester researchers, published today – World Asthma Day –  has probed the features that both patients and healthcare professionals want from an asthma management app. Asthma treatment is currently managed by the use of written plans which help patients work out when to take their medication or seek advice.  However, only…


Apple Research Kit proven effective in asthma study

A study by researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has highlighted the effectiveness of Apple’s Research Kit – software that helps medical researchers gather data. The Asthma Mobile Health study launched in 2015, at the same time as Research Kit’s introduction, and used an app through which users could fill in…


Philips partners with British Lung Foundation

Health technology company Philips has announced a new partnership with the British Lung Foundation (BLF), becoming one of the founding members of the Living Well Alliance, created to bring together companies which offer treatments, services or products that support people with chronic lung conditions. The partnership is to help those suffering from chronic lung conditions…

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