App tests sleep apnea from comfort of patients' homes; Microsoft Band enhances health functions;

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> A new app designed by researchers at the University of Washington could put an end to sleep apnea testing in laboratory facilities. The ApneaApp uses inaudible sound waves coming through a smartphone's speakers to track breath patterns as users sleep in their own beds; it has proven to be as accurate as a hospital polysomnography test 98 percent of the time. Article

> Microsoft's Band fitness tracker is getting some new enhancements to its health functions, including integration with two new cycling apps. It will also start giving users "health insights" based on their steps, sleep and more, according to a VentureBeat report. Article

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> Patients who can't understand health information and are hospitalized for acute heart failure are more likely to die after discharge, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Article

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> Cleveland is focusing on making data useful rather than just interesting as part of its push to embed data analytics into its core culture. Article

> Although data analytics are seen as a way to improve care and save money, only 10 percent of organizations use advanced tools to capitalize on information, according to a new survey from KPMG. Article

And Finally... Hunt continues for intelligent life in space. Article

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