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Apple"s new smartwatch has a monitoring device that doctors credit with saving coronavirus patients" lives. It can flag dangerous downturns.

Blood-oxygen readings can help flag serious cases even before a person has developed severe symptoms like shortness of breath. Apple The new Apple Watch S.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytSep 15th, 2020

A cheap, over-the-counter oximeter device was my saving grace as I fought the coronavirus. It can flag dangerous downturns.

Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images Emergency rooms measure the oxygen levels of COVID-19 patients with a device called a p.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 22nd, 2020

Lifesaving devices for coronavirus patients are "breaking down," so the company famous for explaining Apple device repairs is crowdsourcing ways to fix medical ventilators

iFixIt iFixit is famous for tearing down Apple devices and showing people how to repair them. Now, it's helping to keep crucial medical equipment operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The company is building a central resource for the main.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 25th, 2020

Apple Watch Makes Move to Becoming a Medical Device

Apple’s smartwatch added heart-monitoring and fall-detection applications that could help detect medical conditions but also trigger false alarms......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjSep 13th, 2018

Some coronavirus patients say they"re losing their hair in clumps. Doctors think it"s a response to trauma.

Valery Sharifulin/TASS/Getty Images A growing number of coronavirus patients, including actress Alyssa Milano, report losing their hair after recovering from infection. Doctors say the likely culprit is telogen effluvium, a conditi.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytAug 10th, 2020

Many influencers are living a dangerous, mask-free fantasy and ignoring the pandemic. LA health officials want them to use their platforms to help "save lives" instead.

Instagram/TikTok California has seen a resurgence of coronavirus cases in recent days, hitting a new peak for its largest single-day tally of n.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJun 30th, 2020

Market Snapshot: Stocks give up early gains to close mixed as Apple plans to re-close stores and W.H.O. says coronavirus has entered ‘new and dangerous phase’

U.S. stock indexes gave up strong early gains to close mostly lower Friday, after the World Health Organization signale.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 19th, 2020

Market Snapshot: Dow gives up early gains as Apple says it will re-close stores and W.H.O. says coronavirus has entered ‘new and dangerous phase’

U.S. stock indexes give up strong early gains Friday afternoon, as the World Health Organization signaled that .....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 19th, 2020

Market Snapshot: Dow gives up early gains as Apple says it will re-close stores and as W.H.O. says coronavirus has entered ‘new and dangerous phase’

U.S. stock indexes give up strong early gains Friday afternoon, as the World Health Organization signals that .....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 19th, 2020

U.K. approves use of life-saving coronavirus drug dexamethasone in ‘biggest breakthrough yet’ — it costs £5 per patient

U.K. scientists and the government have approved the use of dexamethasone — the first coronavirus drug that has been shown to save lives......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 17th, 2020

U.K. approves use of life-saving coronavirus drug dexamethasone in ‘biggest breakthrough yet’

U.K. scientists and the government have approved the use of dexamethasone — the first coronavirus drug that has been shown to save lives......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 17th, 2020

DFW Coronavirus Tracker: COVID-19 hospitalizations trending upward this week, doctors closely monitoring

This story is available as part of a content partnership with WFAA-TV. For more local news, visit WFAA.com. Dallas County is setting records for the wrong reasons. For the third straight day this week, Dallas County has recorded a record-high n.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 13th, 2020

Scientists retract study that found antimalarial drugs dangerous for coronavirus patients

The authors also said they apologized for "any embarrassment or inconvenience that this may have caused.".....»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 4th, 2020

Double-edged scalpel: A health-care industry pushed to the breaking point

Editor's note: These stories are part of a national Special Report from The Business Journals: Small Business, Big Mission. At a time when the nation’s doctors and nurses were called upon to risk their lives on the front lines in treating coronavirus.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 28th, 2020

A lost sense of smell may be a far more common coronavirus symptom than previously thought, study finds

Getty An analysis of 2,013 coronavirus patients found that 87% of these patients lost their sense of smell and 56% lost their sense of taste. Knowing loss of smell and taste are symptoms is useful for doctors looking to diag.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 26th, 2020

A new study finds that people who are dying from coronavirus potentially lose at least 10 years of their lives

create jobs 51/Shutterstock A recent study conducted by the University of Glasgow's researchers found that COVID-19 patients might have lasting health impacts. In fact, an average male can lose.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 11th, 2020

Some coronavirus patients who should be unconscious from lack of oxygen can appear totally fine. Doctors call it "silent hypoxia."

Flavio Lo Scalzo/Reuters Some coronavirus patients .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 8th, 2020

Preventing blood clots is becoming a crucial part of caring for COVID-19 patients, both in the hospital and after they leave

Crystal Cox/Business Insider As the coronavirus pandemic persists in the US, doctors are learning more about some of the harmful complications associated with COVID-19.  Treating blood .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 6th, 2020

A design studio wants to put doctors in air-locked rooms to protect them from the coronavirus while treating patients — here"s how it works

Plastique Fantastique Design studio Plastique Fantastique has developed a protective personal space for docto.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 6th, 2020

Outside the Box: Repairing ventilators that can save coronavirus patients shouldn’t be a business decision

Medical device companies often make it difficult for independent technicians to do their work......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 4th, 2020

Mysterious strokes among young COVID-19 patients may reveal how "a virus can cause strokes in ways we never knew before," a doctor says

Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters New York City doctors have reported a handful of of young patients with mild coronavirus cases who experienced large-vessel strokes. The patients were at low risk for strokes, a new report reveals. Such strokes .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 30th, 2020