Patients deem Web-based tobacco intervention tool 'user friendly;' AliveCor mobile heart monitor earns FDA approval;

> Temporary tattoos and medical sensors are helping researchers from the University of California San Diego and the University of Toronto to measure sweat levels of people who continuously perspire, according to a study published recently in the journal Analyst. The sensors use ion-sensitive electrodes to measure pH levels on the skin's surface. Study

> Patients called a Web-based, multimedia tobacco intervention "user-friendly," but more development is necessary to establish its effectiveness, according to a small study recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The program--dubbed the Computer-Assisted Brief Intervention for Tobacco (CABIT)--was "highly accepted, easily implemented, and elicited a high level of satisfaction," the researchers wrote. Study

> San Francisco-based AliveCor announced yesterday that its mobile ECG heart monitor has received FDA 510(k) clearance. Compatible with the iPhone 4 and 4S, clinical studies of the device have demonstrated its ability to record, display, store, transfer, and evaluate single-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythms to accurately screen for cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation. FierceMobileHealthcare

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