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New 'ecosystem' test strongly predicts ovarian cancer survival

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Assessing the cell 'ecosystems' at sites where ovarian cancer has spread round the body strongly predicts the chances of surviving from the disease, a new study reports.



Artificial intelligence reveals mechanism behind brain tumour

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Uppsala University have used computer modelling to study how brain tumours arise.



Study shows internet addiction may indicate other mental health problems problem in college-aged students

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

A new survey of internet users suggests that people who use the internet excessively may have more mental health problems.



Pokémon Go distracts drivers and pedestrians, causes accidents

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Playing the popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go is a distraction for pedestrians and drivers, and may cause motor vehicle crashes, study shows.



Exercise app reduces incontinence

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Urinary leakage whilst coughing and jumping is common in women. Using a self-administered treatment via a mobile app called Tät® for three months reduced symptoms, led to fewer leakages and...



New iPad game could help diagnose autism in children

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Autism could be diagnosed by allowing children to play games on smart phones and tablets, a study involving the University of Strathclyde has found.



iPads as effective as sedatives for children before operations

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PDT

New research presented at this year's World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) in Hong Kong (Aug. 28 - Sept.



What are the health risks of having a different "Facebook self?"

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

People may express their true self more easily on Facebook than in person, and the more one's "Facebook self" differs from their true self, the greater their stress level and the less socially...



Cognitive offloading: How the Internet is increasingly taking over human memory

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Our increasing reliance on the Internet and the ease of access to the vast resource available online is affecting our thought processes for problem solving, recall and learning.



Virtual world improves communication following stroke, says study

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A virtual reality world called EVA Park can improve the communication of those who have impaired speech and language following a stroke, according to research by academics at City University London.



National Capitol Poison Center: First online app for poison emergencies

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

webPOISONCONTROL® is the first App for poison emergencies. It was developed by the National Capital Poison Center and is being used by Poison Centers in New Mexico, Minnesota, North Carolina...



Team of US Navy doctors suggests internet pornography may be fueling rise in sexual dysfunctions

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A team of urologists, neuroscientists and psychiatrists from the US Navy has reported in a new review published in Behavioral Sciences that sexual difficulties appear to be increasing sharply among...



Next steps towards preventing cancer and Alzheimer's

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

A new generation of drugs that prevent cancer and Alzheimer's could be developed, thanks to research from the University of Warwick.



Tinder: Users experience body dissatisfaction, body shame, low self-esteem

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A study examining the connection between Tinder use and psychological well-being finds users report negative body image perception and low self-esteem.



Social media helps diagnose parasitic disease in teen travelers

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new report details how physicians and patients used social media to help diagnose cutaneous leishmaniasis in a group of teens who traveled on a youth adventure trip to Israel.



Sexual behavior: Millennials not the 'hookup generation' after all

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PDT

While there is widespread notion that millennials are the 'hookup' generation through dating apps like Tinder, new research shows this is not the case.



Pediatric cancer families benefit from Facebook conversations

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

When it comes to sharing experiences caring for a child with cancer, parents often turn to social media as a way to connect with support.



App trains healthcare professionals to detect early stage skin cancer

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new app helps doctors learn to assess and detect skin cancer at early stages, lowering risks and reducing unnecessary referrals.



A psychological internet intervention for depression works

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A randomized controlled trial published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates how a psychological intervention by internet may be helpful in mild to moderate depression.



Web-based technology improves pediatric ADHD care and patient outcomes

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

As cases of ADHD continue to rise among U.S. children, pediatricians at busy community practices are getting a much-needed assist from a web-based technology to improve the quality of ADHD care and...



Online intervention helps sustain weight loss

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

New research, led by the University of Southampton, has found that an online behavioural counselling tool is effective at helping people lose weight.



Medical students using electronic health records to track former patients

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Many medical students are using electronic health records (EHRs) to track former patients but the practice, which students report as being educational, raises some ethical questions, according to...



Pokémon Go: Healthful or deadly?

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm. Some praise its benefits, others condemn it as dangerous. Here, we ask whether or not this will end in tears.



FaceTime might help toddlers learn new skills and social interactions

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Screen time is discouraged in children under the age of 2 to avoid poor language skills. However, a new study shows that video chat may enhance learning.



Current apps on weight management have not been certified by health authorities and there are no published data on their effectiveness

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Overweight and obese people are turning to a multitude of smartphone apps to help them lose weight.