New iPhone App Launched to Study the Health and Wellness Issues Among the LGBT People

by Shirley Johanna on  June 30, 2015 at 11:24 AM Medical Gadgets
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A new study on the health and wellness issues of LGBT people will be conducted by a team of researchers with help of an iPhone app.
New iPhone App Launched to Study the Health and Wellness Issues Among the LGBT People
New iPhone App Launched to Study the Health and Wellness Issues Among the LGBT People

ResearchKit app developed by the University of California at San Francisco will survey a wide range of LGBT people about health issues like HIV/AIDS, smoking, cancer, obesity, mental issues and depression.

Researches on diabetes, breast cancer, asthma, cardiovascular disease and Parkinson's disease has been conducted using ResearchKit framework to collect information.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called ResearchKit as "perhaps the most profound change and positive impact the iPhone will make on our health."

The study is called as "PRIDE Study" may prove to be the largest study of LGBT health ever, to shed some light on the population's unique health needs.

Mitchell Lunn, co-director of the PRIDE Study at UCSF, is hoping that the study will be useful in addressing the health concerns of transgender and bisexual people, an understudied segment of the LGBT population.

LGBT people can also suggest health topics pertaining to their community they want the study to addressed.

Source: Medindia

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