Sleep – The Next Big Step in Preventive Health

On a routine visit to a doctor’s surgery, you might expect to have your blood pressure and BMI measured, and be asked a few questions about diet, exercise and alcohol intake. One thing the doctor probably won’t ask is “how do you sleep?” If we’re serious about preventive health, that is a serious oversight. Poor … More Sleep – The Next Big Step in Preventive Health

Yoga for Asthma

Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disorder affecting about 300 million people worldwide. A recent Cochrane Study revealed that the practice of yoga may be beneficial for those suffering with asthma; improving symptoms, quality of life and reducing medication usage. Read about a personal experience of how yoga can be used to help bring asthma … More Yoga for Asthma

Consumers are running the Digital Health Revolution

Fitbit, a Medelinked partner and leader in the connected health and fitness market, this week announced it had acquired wearable payment assets of Coin, a Silicon Valley consumer electronics and financial technology company. The deal includes key personnel and intellectual property specific to Coin’s wearables payment platform and accelerates Fitbit’s ability to develop an active … More Consumers are running the Digital Health Revolution

Fitbit buys Coin to help with mobile payments

Fitbit is purchasing (almost all of) Coin, the payments startup that developed a universal credit card replacement. The world’s biggest maker of wearable technology can now leverage Coin’s know-how and integrate NFC-based commerce to its hardware. Fitbit has already said that there are “no plans” to integrate Coin’s setup into the products it’ll launch in 2016, so you can … More Fitbit buys Coin to help with mobile payments

How the UK Is Driving a Global Revolution of 21st Century Healthcare Innovation

Technology is transforming healthcare. The pace of biomedical science and genetics is leading to the discovery of new diagnostics and new drugs at an extraordinary pace. Cancer for example is now becoming a treatable and in some cases curable and preventable disease. Digitalisation is transforming individual care, systems safety and performance, and research. It is … More How the UK Is Driving a Global Revolution of 21st Century Healthcare Innovation

Inactivity Associated with Higher Cervical Cancer Risk

Women who are sedentary appear more likely to develop cervical cancer, but just 30 minutes of exercise each week might significantly reduce that risk, new research suggests. “We think that this study sends a powerful public health message: that a complete lack of exercise is associated with the greater likelihood of developing a serious disease.” … More Inactivity Associated with Higher Cervical Cancer Risk

Royals put ‘Heads Together’ to Raise Awareness of Mental Health Challenges

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have launched a new campaign to tackle stigma, raise awareness and provide vital help for people with mental health challenges. The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry is launching Heads Together – a new initiative that will be working in … More Royals put ‘Heads Together’ to Raise Awareness of Mental Health Challenges

Health Datapalooza, Data Unblocking, Analytics, and Technology – Re-defining How We Deliver and Pay for Healthcare

I’m here at Health Datapalooza in Washington D.C.  This year’s meeting – the seventh such event that has been held – finds us even closer to the reality of using data, analytics, and technology to re-define how we deliver and pay for healthcare. Medelinked is part of a group of British digital health pioneers sponsored … More Health Datapalooza, Data Unblocking, Analytics, and Technology – Re-defining How We Deliver and Pay for Healthcare