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More Americans Have Cell Phones Than Dental Coverage

PORTLAND, Ore. July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Studies link poor oral health with a higher risk for heart disease, stroke, and delivery of premature or low birth-weight babies. Despite these documented risks, 45 percent of the U.S. population is living without dental insurance - nearly ...

Pilot Study Using Video Cell Phones for Mobile Direct Observation Treatment (MDOT) to Monitor Medication Compliance of TB Patients

Danya Presents Findings of Pilot Study at East African Health Conference in Kenya SILVER SPRING, Md., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Danya International, Inc. (Danya), a communications, research, and technology firm, will share the results of a pilot study on the effectiveness of mobile video-e...

Smart Phones to be used by assisTek to Collect Patient-Reported Outcomes in a Large Multinational Clinical Trial

assisTek, the Leader in Innovative Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes (ePRO) Solutions and Patient Questionnaires for Clinical Trials announced that it has been awarded a contract to use their state-of-the-art smart phone technology to collect data from patients at home on electronic diaries in...

Are Hospital Mobile Phones Dialing Up Superbugs?

Turkish study finds 95% of headsets contaminated with bacteria that could infect patients FRIDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- A new culprit has emerged in the spread of the tough-to-kill "superbug" bacteria and other infections in hospitals -- mobile phone headsets. Turkish research...

Cell phone studies: While walking or driving, cell phones increase traffic, pedestrian fatalities

Cell phones are a danger on the road in more ways than one. Two new studies show that talking on the phone while traveling, whether you're driving or on foot, is increasing both pedestrian deaths and those of drivers and passengers, and recommend crackdowns on cell use by both pedestrians and dri...

Cell phones dangerous for child pedestrians, UAB study finds

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Children who talk on cell phones while crossing streets are at a higher risk for injuries or death in a pedestrian accident, said psychologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in a new study that will appear in the February issue of Pediatrics . "Cell phones ...

New Health Protection for Users of Cell Phones and Electronics

New invention protects health of cell phone users DAWSON CREEK, British Columbia, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A new product called the Foton R15 is now available in Canada and the U.S., a product which attaches to any electronic device and neutralizes their harmful effect on health. "The Fot...

AT&T Mobility and Brookdale Senior Living Host First 'Cell Phones for Seniors' Public Service Event in New York City

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Mobility announced today the first in a series of new public service events in New York City designed to benefit the city's mature population. The company will host the first "Cell Phones for Seniors" event in Manhattan on Tuesday, January 1...

Cell phones using lens-free imaging promise to improve health monitoring

Cell phones have already revolutionized the way people around the world communicate and do business. Thanks to advances being made at UCLA, they are about to do the same thing for medicine. In the lab of UCLA electrical engineering professor Aydogan Ozcan, a prototype cell phone has been co...

Drivers distracted more by cell phones than by passengers

SALT LAKE CITY -- Drivers are far more distracted by talking on a cellular phone than by conversing with a passenger in an automobile, according to a new study by University of Utah psychologists Frank Drews, David Strayer and Monisha Pasupathi. The study, which used a sophisticated driving ...

Talking up a new role for cell phones in telemedicine

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2008 After launching a communications revolution, cell phones are talking up a potentially life-saving new role in telemedicine the use of telecommunications technology to provide medical diagnosis and patient care when doctors and patients are hundreds or thousands of miles a...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut Introduces Industry's First Electronic Tool to Help Members Search In-Network Doctors and Hospitals; Transparency Tool to Enable Searches Via Web-Enabled Cell Phones or Hand-Held Devices

Connecticut members first to access comprehensive wireless provider directory NORTH HAVEN, Conn., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut today announced the launch of the industry-leading Anthem Mobile Provider Finder, a new onlin...

Kids With Cell Phones Not as Safe Crossing Streets

Study found those who were distracted by conversation had higher risk of being hit FRIDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Children who talk on a cell phone may not be able to cross the road safely. A study being presented in Miami Friday at the National Conference on Child Health Psyc...

Carnegie Mellon study shows just listening to cell phones significantly impairs drivers

PITTSBURGH Carnegie Mellon University scientists have shown that just listening to a cell phone while driving is a significant distraction, and it causes drivers to commit some of the same types of driving errors that can occur under the influence of alcohol. The use of cell phones, including di...

Cell Phones Put Traffic on Hold

Chatting motorists slower, less efficient than the phone-free, study finds FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have verified what many American drivers already knew: Drivers who talk on a cell phone clog traffic. These highway conversationalists drive slower on the freewa...

Car Key Device Jams Teens' Cell Phones

Inventor's ignition gadget prevents calls or texting while driving MONDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A car key that prevents teens from talking on cell phones or text messaging while driving has been developed by University of Utah researchers. The Key2SafeDriving system includes ...

Car key jams teen drivers' cell phones

SALT LAKE CITY University of Utah researchers have developed an automobile ignition key that prevents teenagers from talking on cell phones or sending text messages while driving. The university has obtained provisional patents and licensed the invention Key2SafeDriving to a private compan...

Bridging the Technology Gap: Study Confirms Teens Open to Discussing Drugs and Alcohol With Parents By Email, Cell Phones

- Some Parents Missing Opportunities to Connect - - Only 1 in 4 Teens Report Parents Have Warned of Prescription Drug Abuse Dangers - NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- New research from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America and MetLife Foundation shows that many parents who do...

Trimble and AT&T Make It Easier to Stay Fit and Healthy With New Application for AT&T GPS-Enabled Mobile Phones

AllSport GPS Turns Select AT&T Phones Into Versatile Fitness Training and Performance Tracking Tools DALLAS and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In time to work off the stress and creeping pounds that often come with the holidays, Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB ...

No More Needles? Georgetown University Teams with Gentag and SAIC to Develop New Glucose Sensor Technology with Wireless Connection to Cell Phones

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgetown University, Gentag, Inc., and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC, NYSE: SAI), have combined forces to develop a non-invasive method for glucose measurement. The three technology leaders agreed to combine their respective intellec...

Iridium(R) Satellite, ProtectingAmerica.org and the American Red Cross Partner to Educate First Responders on Importance of Testing Satellite Phones

Encouraging Emergency Workers to Prepare for Disasters before They Strike BETHESDA, Md., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium(R) Satellite is pleased to announce its partnership with ProtectingAmerica.org and the American Red Cross to promote the second annual "Test Your Satellite Phone" Week kicki...

Verizon Wireless Customers Can Now Get Medication Information and Dosing Reminders with the Pill Phone Application on Their Phones

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, the builder and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, and VOCEL, publisher of premium branded mobile phone applications, today announced the availability of The Pill Phone, a new Get It Now(R) application that p...

Report Urges More Research Into Cell Phones

Experts cite a lack of knowledge of health risks posed by long-term use THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- As cell phone technology and use continues to expand and evolve, a new report says not enough is known about the potential health risks associated with long-term exposure to r...

Ban on Cell Phones To Be Withdrawn In Hospitals

Patients can start using their mobile phones when the ban on them gets lifted shortly. Mobile phones were not permitted in the hospitals because it was believed// that its electromagnetic radiation might hinder the functioning of medical equipments. But as per the directive issued from the Departme...

Cell Phones and Driving

When it comes to someone driving while distracted, cell phones seem to get all the bad press. And some of it is well-deserved.// Distractions and inattention while driving are estimated to cause 1.2 million crashes - about 25 percent of all crashes - on American roads. One estimate says cells p...

Using Mobile Phones For 45 Minutes Causes Excitation In The Brain

A new study published in the journal Annals of Neurology, says that radiation emitted from mobile phones excites the neurons in the brain. //This is the first study to show that mobile phone affect the brain after years of health concerns over these gadgets. Italian researchers found in the c...

Cell Phones EMF Affects Brain - Study Finds

From a double-blind study, Italian researchers have found that brain cortex gets excited, when exposed to electromagnetic fields from cell phones. // An article published in the journal, Annals of Neurology revealed the effects of electromagnetic field from cell phones on the human brain functi...

Dialing On Cell Phones Or Applying Make-Up Increase Crash Risk

A report by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute says that people who talk on cell phones //or apply makeup while they drive are thrice as likely to crash as compared to those whop focus on driving. Researchers studied 241 driver...

Link Between Cell Phones Use and Brain Tumors Established

Mobile Cell phone use for long periods can lead to malignant brain tumors according to a new study and contradicts earlier findings that found no such link. Using a cell phone for long periods could lead to malignant brain tumors, says a new study contradicting earlier findings that found no ...

Cell Phones and pagers are mixed blessing

Cell phone users mostly could not balance its usage between office work and private life, as they feel that they are disturbed by their boss for instructions and work during evenings and weekends //when they are with their family members which interferes with their private life and during office ho...

Mobile Phones Do Not Inflict Brain Damage

The human memory does not get affected due to the use of mobile phones, nor do mobile phones inflict brain damage. This has been revealed by researchers belonging to the Essex University//. The research was headed by Professor Riccardo Russo. The researchers strapped mobiles to volunteers' heads an...

Mobile phones may influence normal brain functioning

The increasing number of telecommunication devices available and the length of time spent using mobile telephones has aroused interest for possible interactions between humans and radio-frequency (RF) radiations.// It has been proposed that a precautionary principle should be adopted, particularly ...

An Under Estimation Of The Radiation Hazard With The Use Of Mobile Phones

Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it. ~Alan Valentine Mobile technology, specifically the use of cell phones, has become an internal part of today’s life all around the globe and has permanently changed our perception about...

Cell phones are not associated with risk of brain tumor

Danish researchers have reported that there is no increased risk of having brain tumor associated with cell //phone users. The researchers had taken data from 427 people with brain tumors and 822 healthy people about their use of cell phones. The study participants had to go through a medical...

Mobile Phones Found To Reduce A Man’s Fertility by 30

According to researchers in Hungary, if you are a man and you walk around with a mobile (cell) phone, you could be reducing your fertility by a third. The radiation emanating from the phone may reduce the total number of sperm by 30%. // Researchers examined 200 men. The evidence was quite st...

Use of Cellular Phones associated with Increased risk of Brain Tumors

A recent article published by a team in Sweden suggests that there is an increased risk of brain cancer in the areas of highest exposure in patients using digital telephones (Case Control Study on Radiology work, Medical X-Ray Investigations, and Cellular Telephones as Risk Factors for Brain Tumors...

British Addicted To Cell Phones

According to a survey on addiction in UK, 40% Of Adults Cannot Manage Without Cell Phones.The researcher David Sheffield, of University of Staffordshire in Stoke-on-Trent, who had conducted the research//, claimed that certain some people show addictive behavior when it comes to their cell phones. ...

Brainteaser Sudoku Games On Mobile Phones

New Delhi: Sudoku, the new-age avatar of the ubiquitous crossword puzzles, is all set to conquer Indian mobile phones. "Starting next week, Airtel will introduce this popular puzzle to its subscribers on their handsets. // The application will be the first to be available on any mobile phone in...

Radiation Hazard From Use Of Cordless Phones

A Government agency has urged that people restrict their telephonic conversations to a minimal level owing to the radiation hazard from use of //cordless phones. Germany's federal bureau for radiation protection (BfS) in Salzgitter says people who use the phones are advised to put the base st...

Verizon and California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Launch Program to Help Victims Protect Themselves by Using Technology

... condition from any wireless service provider. Proceeds generated from the phones collected by HopeLine are put toward wireless phones and service for survivors of domestic violence as well as financial grants ...
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