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Mini-apps used in new study to reduce depression, anxiety symptoms

January 6, 2017

A new study by researchers at the Northwestern University in Illinois in the US has found that the use of 13 speedy mini-apps in smartphones resulted in less depression and anxiety symptoms in the participants. The group of mini-apps called IntelliCare offer exercises to de-stress, reduce self-criticism and worrying, methods to help one’s life feel […]

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App allows ICU patients to be ‘heard’

December 20, 2012

SINGAPORE – When she was admitted to Changi General Hospital’s (CGH’s) intensive-care unit (ICU) two months ago, Claire (not her full name) was unable to tell nurses whenever she needed anything. This was because the 19-year-old, who suffered from respiratory problems following a bad fall, was put on a breathing tube. The tube, which was […]

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Asia’s first electronic ICU facility

July 16, 2012

INDIA – Fortis Healthcare and GE Healthcare have announced the launch of Asia’s first electronic intensive care unit (eICU) facility – CritiNext. The eICU services are offered by CritiNext which makes speciality critical care accessible and affordable to critically ill patients in small towns of the country. The CritiNext e-ICU is powered by GE’s Centricity […]

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Qualcomm provides 3G-enabled home BP systems for Japanese disaster victims

June 12, 2012

JAPAN –  Qualcomm Inc., through its Wireless Reach initiative has announced the provision of 200 sets of 3G enabled home blood pressure management systems to patients living in disaster areas of Iwate Prefecture with Medical Platform Asia. These devices allow doctors to remotely monitor isolated patients living in temporary housing, provide them with timely treatment […]

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