Mobile diabetes management startup Glooko lent its MeterSync infrared data transfer technology to enable diabetic patients to access readings from Roche’s Accu-Chek blood glucose meters.
Patients will be able to download their readings and view trends on their iPhone, iPod and other iOS devices with either an accessory infrared adapter or through a connector cable, MobiHealthNews reported.
Preventing heart problems with dark chocolate
Daily consumption of dark chocolate may be a more cost-effective strategy for preventing heart disease, with average per-person costs of $42 spent on advertising and educational campaigns, or for subsidizing dark chocolate for high risk populations, Australian researchers report.
The high cost of fecal incontinence care
Fecal incontinence costs more than $4,000 per patient per year, representing a "significant burden to patients and to society," according to Michigan researchers.
San Francisco incubator opens in Boston with 6 health-care starters
San Francisco incubator giant Rock Health revealed 6 start-ups that will launch with the company’s new Boston facility, including a team developing tools to assess and diagnose oncoming Alzheimer’s disease and another working on a web-based mobile device platform for diagnosing skin conditions.
Rockwell Medical closes enrollment in Phase III iron-delivery system trial
Michigan-based Rockwell Medical closed enrollment in a Phase III trial of its SFP iron-delivery system for hemodialysis-dependent patients with chronic kidney disease.