mHealth ranks as top area for private investors; New research ginning up on cost-savings from telehealth;

> Apps may be more popular than mobile web, according to a new study. Nielsen's latest research shows that Android mobile users spend more time with apps than surfing the mobile web. Article

> A major home health player in the Southeast, THA Group, is venting deeper into advanced telehealth with its latest deal with Cardiocom. Press release

> Private equity investors are really liking mobile health. A new survey by Becker's Hospital Review ranked mHealth as one of the top 13 hottest areas for private equity investment late last week. Article

> Do patients want test reminders or smartphone apps for weight control? A new mobile weight-control software vendor is throwing its lot in with SMS texting over smartphone apps. Press release

> Quantia launched a new activity-boosting app for diabetics, DailyCoach. The app provides bite-sized, one- to three-minute interactive modules designed to make it fun to get moving, company officials say. Press release

> Finally, someone is doing a definitive, clinical study of the travel costs saved by telehealth. Telehealth providers have been assuming that patients would save money by not having to travel for care, and maybe soon they'll have proof. Article

And Finally... The Hardy Boys would be proud. Article