Smartphone app can detect newborn jaundice in minutes

August 29, 2014 6:32 PM

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Smartphone app can detect newborn jaundice in minutes

Newborn jaundice: It’s one of the last things a parent wants to deal with, but it’s unfortunately a common condition in babies less than a week old.

Skin that turns yellow can be a sure sign that a newborn is jaundiced and isn’t adequately eliminating the chemical bilirubin. But that discoloration is sometimes hard to see, and severe jaundice left untreated can harm a baby.

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