The Problem With Mental Health Bots

Teresa Berkowitz’s experiences with therapists had been hit or miss. ”Some good, some helpful, some just a waste of time and money,” she says. When some childhood trauma was reactivated six years ago, instead of connecting with a flesh-and-blood human, Berkowitz—who’s in her fifties and lives in the US state of Maine—downloaded Youper, a mental […]

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Samsung Galaxy Watch3 update brings new watchfaces, better health tracking

Samsung is releasing a major update to its Galaxy Watch3 series. It improves health tracking capabilities and adds some new watchfaces. The watchfaces in question are borrowed from the new Galaxy Watch5 lineup and even though the two series run on different platform (remember that the Watch3 boots Tizen OS), the watchfaces are adapted to […]

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Android 13’s getting a battery health feature your Samsung phone already has

Google released the stable and complete version of Android 13 for Pixel devices a while ago, and it continues to release incremental updates (called Quarterly Platform Releases, or QPRs) with new features, including giving users the option to beta test those features ahead of their global rollout. One of the new features in the latest […]

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Apple’s new female health tech empowers women – in the shadow of Wade v Roe

Women’s health impacts more than just women, it also impacts their families. That’s why the addition of a body temperature sensor, specifically aimed at cycle tracking, is such a big deal. The new body temperature sensor which has arrived on the Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra, can help women better understand their […]

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Withings Body Comp smart scale measures nerve health and visceral fat

Withings has launched the new Body Comp smart scale, and delves into the world of subscription services. The Body Comp joins its Body, Body+ and Body Cardio connected scales, promising improved sensor accuracy when measuring weight and body composition. Read this:Best fitness trackers to buy right now The onboard sensors and algorithms that help interpret […]

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Withings Launches New Smart ‘Body Comp’ Scale and Health+ Service

Withings, known for its range of health-related smart devices, today announced the launch of the Body Comp scale. The Body Comp is described as a complete body assessment scale that is able to measure a number of different biomarkers. Withings says that it offers novel sensors, exclusive algorithms, and patented electronics for accurate weight and […]

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Latest Health Connect app update removes the icon from Samsung launcher

The Health Connect app by Google lets you easily share health and fitness data with your well-being apps without compromising on privacy. The app is available on the Play Store in Early Access. Google plans to launch the app in the fall of this year, but before that, Google has intentionally made a change with the latest […]

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TicWatch GTH 2 gives the health smartwatch a bigger screen and Bluetooth calling skills

Mobvoi has launched the TicWatch GTH 2 in its native China, which sees the cheap, square smartwatch get some upgrades in the design and software departments. Looks-wise, Mobvoi has grown the case size to 44mm compared to the original TicWatch GTH, but it does measure in at the same 10.5mm thickness as the GTH Pro. […]

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​New mental health smart ring lands from Tinder founder Sean Rad

The smart ring age has truly arrived, and the new Happy Ring, backed by Tinder founder Sean Rad, is delivering a new take on the segment. The Happy Ring is aimed at mental health – and adds a host of new sensors to try and offer insights into your emotional wellbeing. It’s being launched by […]

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Samsung Health update makes group challenges more fun

Samsung has released a new update to the Samsung Health app for Android smartphones and tablets. The latest update bumps up the app’s version to 6.22.2.007, which is available through the Galaxy Store and the Google Play Store. The new version of Samsung Health lets you set an emoji as your profile image. It also […]

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At Some Colleges, the Fall of Roe Will Weaken Student Health Care

What then, is the best recourse for activists and aid organizations? In both access-friendly states and those with bans, campus activists are pressuring university administrators to support students: to ensure flexible attendance policies in the event that students require care; to set up emergency or travel funds; to establish confidentiality policies that protect students seeking […]

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Fitbit set to power advanced health studies with expanded API

Fitbit has expanded its open API, aimed at the health tech industry to include in-depth health metrics. The open API enables health researchers to build large scale studies using Fitbit devices. However, until now the data that’s accessible to research teams has been pretty limited. Fitbit will now let researchers access blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), […]

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Galaxy Watch 5 vs Watch 4: Better health tracking and battery, similar design

Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch 5 series seemingly found an interesting balance. While the standard Galaxy Watch 5 has quite a lot in common with the Galaxy Watch 4, the new Watch 5 Pro model is not a direct sequel to any previous Samsung smartwatches, and therefore, it’s free to experiment with new ideas. But leaving […]

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How to Set up Sleep Schedules on iPhone

One of the most difficult things to manage on a daily basis for many people is getting to bed with enough time to actually rest. Sleeping habits are extremely important, as they can directly and adversely affect your overall health. This is true even for those who monitor their eating habits and work out when […]

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Temperature sensor and more: How Galaxy Watch 5 elevates Samsung’s Health platform

Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch 5 series aims to improve the user experience in several ways, whether through hardware upgrades, better software, or enhanced health tracking sensors and features. Both Galaxy Watch 5 models use the same BioActive sensor and share similar capabilities, save for the fact that the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro model flaunts a […]

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Larry Brilliant on Covid Rapid Antigen Tests and Public Health

You were one of those people with four doses. That’s right, and I was also able to get a prophylactic monoclonal antibody. That’s probably why I think I got a relatively mild disease. But it persisted for 17 days, and I had to have two courses of Paxlovid. By the way, I don’t think we […]

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Larry Brilliant Says Covid Rapid Tests Are Bad for Public Health

Second, the longer this virus continues, the more variants we’re going to have. We don’t know exactly what forms a variant, but for sure one factor is immunocompromised people who have the virus puttering around longer in their system—not for 17 days like me, but for months. The body can’t clear the virus completely. You’ve […]

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Larry Brilliant Says Covid Rapid Tests Are Bad for Public Health

Second, the longer this virus continues, the more variants we’re going to have. We don’t know exactly what forms a variant, but for sure one factor is immunocompromised people who have the virus puttering around longer in their system—not for 17 days like me, but for months. The body can’t clear the virus completely. You’ve […]

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Samsung’s preparing to discuss new Health advancements at Unpacked

Samsung is building hype around its next major unveiling event. And with just one week left until Unpacked 2022, the company decided to look back at some of its recent achievements and reflect upon its philosophy concerning Samsung Health. The Galaxy Watch 5 series is just around the corner, so, in a way, Samsung is […]

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iOS 16 Health and Fitness Updates: Medication Tracking, Sleep Stages, iPhone Activity Tracking and More

Apple with iOS 16 added a new medication management feature to the Health app, which is designed to allow users to keep track of their medications to make sure a dose isn’t missed. The feature works alongside a new Medications app on the Apple Watch, and it’s useful for everything from prescriptions to vitamins. This […]

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