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This is great news for medical research. Any work to find potential treatment & cures for cancer, diabetes, dementia, heart etc. is to be welcomed. Many of us will either succumb to these dreadful illnesses or know friends & family who have.

Tim Cook's Keynote 9th March went into some detail on Apple's plans in this field & mentioned that some of their stuff will be Open Source.

In the last few days many Apple Watch Apps have been announced in Healthcare (mostly USA for now). This is going to be huge across all smartwatch platforms.

Of course, they'll be the usual privacy issues & dissenters in which case don't participate. Personally I don't give a toss about sharing my data if it will help others.

Congrats to Apple & Big Blue. Who would have thought it ? Hopefully more of the IT crowd will get involved.

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