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New App Identifying Jaundice From Babies' Eyes ‘Could Save Lives’

A smartphone app that can identify severe jaundice in newborn babies by scanning their eyes could help save lives in poorer parts of the world, a new study suggests.

In the study - co-authored by researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of Ghana - an app called neoSCB was used to scan the eyes of more than 300 newborns in Ghana, following an initial pilot study on 37 newborns in 2020.