5 health-related announcements Apple made at its developers conference

At its Worldwide Developer Conference June 4, Apple unveiled a number of health-related products and initiatives, including an improved smartwatch activity tracker to monitor specific exercises like yoga, reports Politico Morning eHealth newsletter.

Here are four additional health and fitness products and features shared at its presentation, as outlined by CNBC:

1. Enhanced sensors on its Apple Watch that enable providers to remote monitor Parkinson's Disease patients' symptoms and medication responses;

2. The availability of vision tests on the iPhone X that could help researchers identify early signs of damage to the macula or retina;

3. A hearing test feature for its AirPods; and

4. A speech recognition tool that could help researchers identify speech issues related to various conditions including stroke.

Separately, Apple announced it opened its Health Records application programming interface to developers so they could leverage user health data, if they consent, to build apps to better manage medications, nutrition plans and diagnosed diseases.

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