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August 7, 2020

After a year-long pilot program in Kensington, the center of Philadelphia’s drug overdose crisis, researchers are hoping to test a smartphone app that helps citizens respond to overdoses citywide.

Researchers at Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Bar...

August 5, 2020

Anyone can reverse a heroin overdose and there is “immense” potential for members of the public to save lives through emergency response, an Israeli researcher has announced after completing a year-long study.

David Schwartz of Bar Ilan University said that his research...

Passersby who are not trained medics can save lives. This has been proven for decades as citizens around the world have performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (chest compression and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) or used a defibrillator (a device to restore normal hear...

July 2, 2020

Naloxone can reverse opioid overdoses, but time is crucial and its effectiveness wanes if medics can’t arrive right away. Now, a new app links overdose victims or their companions to trained volunteers nearby who may be able to administer the drug much faster.

Over a 1-...

March 14, 2020

The International Conference on Service Science and Innovation (ICSSI), being held October 15-17 2020 at National TsingHua University in Hsinchu, Taiwan, has announced two keynote speakers.

Jim Spohrer, who directs IBM’s open source Artificial Intelligence (AI) efforts,...

October 1, 2019

JMIR mHealth and uHealth (JMU, ISSN 2291-5222; Impact Factor 4.301) is a sister journal of JMIR, the leading eHealth journal. JMIR mHealth and uHealth is indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, MEDLINE and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), and in June 2019 rec...

July 1, 2019

As a Medical Informatics Researcher, Division of General Internal Medicine & Primary Care, Brigham and Women's hospital, Michal has joined Dr. David M  Levine's long term control trial of telemedicine to examine its impact on cost, safety and quality of treatment....

February 15, 2019

The key to saving more Philadelphians from fatal opioid overdoses could be as simple as a smartphone app, says a Drexel public health researcher.

Professor and associate dean Stephen Lankenau spent the last year creating an app that aims to prevent deaths by OD. In the...

December 26, 2018

This interdisciplinary study develops a hybrid classification method that integrates qualitative analysis with classifier design for text and image analysis of online behavioral big data, which we call Qualitatively Augmented Text Classifier Algorithms (QATCA). This me...

May 3, 2018

Having a severe allergic reaction without an EpiPen on hand is a life-compromising nightmare: Without immediate medical attention, a person suffering from a nut allergy or a bee sting or some other intense intolerance could go into anaphylactic shock—which occurs in 1...

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