Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers studying wearable device to detect COVID-19 upon infection

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers are recruiting health care workers to study whether a wearable device, a wristwatch, can capture real time data that can be used to alert wearers of subtle physiological ...

Biomedical technology

Using wearable tech to keep babies, pregnant women healthy

If a weightlifter is pregnant, she may get conflicting medical advice about how much she can safely lift at the gym. One doctor might say she shouldn't exceed 90 pounds. Another might draw the line at 25. Still another might ...

Cardiology

Obstructive sleep apnea puts a strain on the heart, too

Longer nocturnal respiratory events in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) cause higher immediate heart rate variability, and greater changes in beat-to-beat intervals are associated with reduced daytime alertness, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Virtual reality helps measure vulnerability to stress

We all react to stress in different ways. A sudden loud noise or flash of light can elicit different degrees of response from people, which indicates that some of us are more susceptible to the impact of stress than others.

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