In the past 20 years, the number of people committing suicide after being discharged from non-psychiatric hospitals has dropped by 50%.
Shiftworkers are 13% more likely to develop ischaemic heart disease compared with daytime workers and their risk of contracting heart disease increases 1% annually. This is according to a large study recently published in the journal Occupational Medicine.
The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has announced plans to overhaul the regulatory system for medical devices in the country to increase patient safety.
An action plan aims to improve transparency and ensure manufacturers provide more information about their devices to patients and healthcare professionals.
In order for Alexa to answer sensitive healthcare questions, it needs to be compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). And, as of Thursday, Amazon says its voice assistant is offering services that are. In a blog post today, the company announced that a number of new health skills can now be enabled on its hands-free speakers, making commands like “Alexa, ask Livongo for my last blood sugar reading” possible.