SOS 4 Life launches Health Records app for the world traveler
LONDON SOS 4 Life, a company that provides medical mobile applications, on Wednesday announced the launch of its Health Records iPhone app dedicated to providing peace of mind during a medical crisis while in a foreign country.
The application stores a patient’s most important medical information, including allergies, medical conditions and medication history in a health record on a mobile phone, and provides an immediate translation of that health record into Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese or Dutch without the need of an Internet connection.
“SOS 4 Life has been created to help people who travel, live or work abroad to take better care of their health,” stated Heike Unverhau, who created the app in collaboration with more than 20 medical practitioners across Europe. “We wanted to develop a convenient, helpful and reliable application that would help people to live life to the [fullest], whilst minimizing some of the risks associated with international travel,” he said. “[People] often don’t realize that doctors need to know their medical history to help effectively, especially when they have pre-existing conditions, take medications or have allergies.”
Alcon IDC opposes Novartis merger
HUNENBERG, Switzerland Novartis may need to reconsider its offer to acquire Alcon, according to a press release issued Monday.
Hans Caspar von der Crone, a Swiss legal and corporate governance expert, has concluded that a recommendation by the Alcon independent director committee is an indispensable first step before the board of Alcon can decide on the merger proposal.
The conclusion runs contrary to Novartis’ public implications that it would be able to unilaterally impose the merger irrespective of the IDC’s position once Novartis becomes Alcon’s majority shareholder.
Afull copy of the legal opinion is available on the IDC’s website, Transactioninfo.com/alcon.
The IDC had commissioned von der Crone, as an independent third party and expert in Swiss corporate law and corporate governance best practices, to review all relevant corporate documents and issue a legal opinion.
Rainbow Light keeps minds at ease with new supplement
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems on Tuesday announced its introduction of Busy Brain Release, a supplement that delivers GABA and L-theanine, both of which blunt cortisol, a hormone released in response to stress, the company stated.
Studies suggested these ingredients support relaxed calm, better sleep, mental clarity and focus, and help the body adapt to stress, Rainbow Light added.
“When the mind is racing and stressed out, it can be difficult to focus and think clearly during the day, or sleep well at night,” explained Michele McRae, Rainbow Light’s director of formulation and quality. “Multitasking women trying to balance careers, families and social activities often experience chronic stress.”