Why Apple’s iPhone 11 may not excite businesses, but expanded focus on health data should Watch Now Apple’s push into health is continuing apace with the announcement of three new health studies that users can get involved in through their Apple Watch and iPhone . Apple has officially launched its Research app , which iPhone and Watch users can download from the App Store to take part in health studies. Once users have downloaded the app, and opted in to sharing their information with the studies, their hardware will collect data that will be used to inform the trio of studies. The first of the three studies, conducted with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), is a long-term research effort that will track menstrual cycles and other related information, and could help develop an understanding of how women’s menstrual cycles can affect conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, which can cause infertility and diabetes, and osteoporosis, the age-related bone-thinning that cause bones to break more easily. In women, it’s often brought on by the menopause, when levels of the bone-protecting hormone oestrogen drop. SEE: Digital transformation: A CXO’s… Read full this story
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