MedMinute: Smartphone app to diagnose your child’s cough


LUBBOCK, Texas– A new study found smartphones could help diagnose common childhood respiratory disorders. Australian researchers incorporated automated cough analysis technology in a smartphone app and said it was highly accurate in diagnosing problems such as asthma, croup, and pneumonia. 

New research showed expanding eligibility for medicaid was associated with lower rates of cardiovascular deaths. The study in JAMA cardiology compared data from states that expanded the program with states that didn’t over six years.

There’s a connection between type 2 diabetes in mid-life and stroke later in life. Researchers in sweden found a link between developing diabetes over 40, increased risk of a serious blockage, and narrowing of brain arteries in people over 60.

1.    JAMA Cardiology
2.    Diabetologia
3.    Respiratory Research 

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