App snaps a pic of the eyelid to spot anemia

An app in development could help doctors diagnose anemia by using images of a patient's eyelid to get a count of their hemoglobin.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine algorithms anemia apps blood eyes hemoglobin mobile-devices

1.8 billion adolescents got a check-up

"...when it comes to adolescents we have just assumed that they're relatively healthy." A new report challenges that view.

Andrew Trounson-Melbourne • futurity
March 14, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine anemia childrens-health india obesity teenagers united-states young-adults

Teen girls who donate blood have higher anemia risk

Teen girls who donate blood are at greater risk for iron deficiency and anemia, but new regulations could make donating safer.

Jianyi Nie-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Feb. 20, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine anemia blood iron teenagers

5X rate of ’emergency’ blood pressure for African Americans

For African Americans who live in cities, the rate of dangerously high blood pressure is far higher than average.

Caitlin Coyle-Rutgers • futurity
Jan. 31, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine anemia blood-pressure hearts race strokes

To spot anemia, app uses fingernail pics

The new app doesn't need a blood test to tell if your hemoglobin levels are low, just an image of your fingernails.

Holly Korschun-Emory • futurity
Dec. 27, 2018 ~6 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine algorithms anemia apps images iron medical-tests

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