Health Equipment

UN warns of severe health risks from electronic/electrical waste i…

UNITED NATIONS: The UN has warned about the health and environmental dangers from the processing of e-waste — the discarded electronic and electrical material — by the informal sector in India without proper safeguards. “Severe health impacts and environmental damage are widespread in India, due to the final step of the e-waste processing by the informal sector,” a report by ...

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Health Canada warns about supplements from 'dirty&#03…

Health Canada is warning all products sold online or by email through a company called Robert Lamberton Consulting may pose serious health risks and the agency has also seized all products and manufacturing equipment found at the company’s site.  In an alert update issued Wednesday, Health Canada said not only does it consider the products to have been made under unsanitary conditions, but ...

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Technological Advances in Imaging Modalities to Bolster Medical Im…

Medical Imaging Equipment Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Volume, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2023 Albany,NY – December 13, 2017 – (Newswire.com) ​​The global market for medical imaging equipment has been treading a growth path over the past couple of years. Technological advancements to serve the demand for enhanced accuracy of diagnostics has largely bolstered the growth of medical ...

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AliveCor patent, GymKit rollout, and more digital health news brie…

AliveCor granted patent. Consumer ECG company AliveCor was granted a patent relevant to its KardiaBand and SmartRhythm system, which launched last week. Specifically, the patent is for using data from a wearable device to detect unusual heart rates and trigger an EKG, like SmartRhythm does to detect heart arrhythmias. Notably, the patent would also describe the work being done by Apple in ...

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watchOS 4.1 GymKit Feature Rolls Out to First US Gym

I LOVE watching other members at Equinox use their technology while they workout. Even the trainers are glued to screens while they train. Nobody’s body composition has changed much, if at all, in my three years tenure at my location. The idea that an Apple Watch is a means to enhance your experience at a fitness facility is hilarious and ...

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Apple GymKit is coming to a treadmill near you

Exercise gadget integration hasn’t exactly been elegant in the past. It’s been half a decade since Apple transitioned to the lighting connector, and still I regularly see the long-retired iPod 30-pin cable flopping off treadmill dashboards at gyms all around the country. It’s impossible to say how any of this will look five years from now, but at the very ...

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Facility infrastructure does not indicate healthcare quality in lo…

While a strong infrastructure is important for healthcare, measures of health facility infrastructure are poorly correlated with health system quality, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Hannah Leslie from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA, and colleagues. Improved quality of care is increasingly recognized as a necessary step toward better health ...

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You can now sync your Apple Watch with cardio gym equipment — at o…

Apple’s GymKit is here, so you can wirelessly sync fitness data between your watch and cardio machines at the gym — if you work out at Equinox or Life Time Athletic. Apple first announced GymKit back in June. GymKit-enabled machines are available now at Life Time Athletic at Sky in New York City. They will also be available at the ...

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Health Care ETFs Shaping Up Well For 2018

The health care sector, the third-largest sector weight in the S&P 500, recently pulled back as investors rotated into perceived value destinations. The Health Care Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLV), the largest health care exchange traded fund by assets, is flat in the current quarter, but still up nearly 21 percent year-to-date. For most of 2017, health care has been ...

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Health Check | SRHA making strides

In 2015, then Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson, in response to several concerns raised about the status of public-health facilities, ordered an internal audit in the four regional health authorities to “determine safety and functionality of the systems”. Two years later, The Gleanerhas sought to find out what has been done to address the myriad of problems uncovered by ...

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