Early pregnancy detection, wearables for Parkinson’s, and health in the cloud

Verily has published new research on a virtual care effort that uses wearables to keep tabs on symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

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Can wearables detect pregnancy earlier than tests?

Wearables that take users’ temperatures could detect pregnancies even before traditional tests, new research from the University of California, San Diego suggests. The small study examined data from 30 women who became pregnant while wearing Oura rings, consumer wearables designed to track temperature and other biometrics. Researchers found that temperature shifts can serve as a passive pregnancy notification that can signal pregnancy about nine days before a positive test.

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