Apple and Harvard Launch Massive Women’s Health Study

By Anna Breuer on 14 November 2019
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IMG_8659Apple and the Harvard School of Public Health announced a women’s health study, one that hopes to enroll over one million over the coming decade.

The study is one of three that Apple announced on Thursday.

“The Apple Women’s Health Study is the first long-term study of this scale and scope,” the company said, adding that “it aims to advance the understanding of menstrual cycles and their relationship to various health conditions, including polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility, osteoporosis and menopausal transition.”

The Apple Heart and Movement Study conducted in partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the American Heart Association, will look at factors that affect heart health and potentially cause deterioration in mobility or an individual’s well being.   Apple Watch owners can participate using the Research app and by recording workouts on the smartwatch.

The third study, which could be of particular interest to frequent travelers, focuses on hearing health, will collect headphone usage and environmental sound exposure via the iPhone’s Noise app.  It will look at how both the use of headphones and environmental noise can impact hearing over time as well as how exposure to sounds can impact stress levels and cardiovascular health.

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