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The best apps for dieting and weight loss

Fri, 12 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Are you looking to lose weight and keep it off? Here are MNT's pick of the best dieting and weight loss apps that can help you to achieve your goal.

Researchers develop online support for people with bipolar disorder

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An online relapse prevention tool for Bipolar Disorder offers a "cheap accessible option" for people seeking support following treatment, say researchers.

Letter from the Editor

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists, journalists, poets, and musicians: Managing Editor Marie Ellis gives her monthly update on the MNT editorial team and their new initiatives.

Many new doctors may be posting unprofessional content on Facebook

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

When researchers searched Facebook for the public accounts of all urologists who graduated from US residency programs in 2015, they found that a substantial proportion of these accounts contained...

Hospitals put your data at risk, study finds

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Lying in a hospital bed, the last thing you should have to worry about is a personal data breach.

Five of the best apps to train your brain

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Brain training apps may help to improve cognitive functioning, but which one is right for you? We present five of the best ones available.

Lifestyle intervention leads to 10-point drop in systolic blood pressure

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In the first randomized, double-blinded trial of an online behavioral intervention for high blood pressure, participants in web-based lifestyle counseling reduced their systolic blood pressure (the...

Mobile health apps show promise for improving health outcomes

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Consumers and health providers have their pick of thousands of health apps and programs delivered via mobile devices, but there has been little information available on how effective they are at...

Playing Pokémon Go may help people reach 10,000 daily steps goal

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

After playing Pokémon Go, people were twice as likely to reach the 10,000-steps-per-day goal.

Facebook use may alter perception of time, study finds

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that using the Internet and Facebook may impair our perception of time, with the latter having the strongest impact.

Cancer survivors find online and telephone communication with health care professionals beneficial

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Coinciding with World Cancer Day, researchers from the School of Health Sciences at the University of Surrey have completed the first ever systematic review of cancer survivors' experience of...

Why is some social media content interpreted as bragging?

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People who post personal content on social networking sites such as Facebook and try to present themselves in a positive light may be perceived as bragging, and therefore be less attractive to...

Study finds discrepancy between what symptoms patients report, what appears in electronic medical record

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers found significant inconsistencies between what symptoms patients at ophthalmology clinics reported on a questionnaire and documentation in the electronic medical record, according to a...

1 in 5 young people lose sleep over social media

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

1 in 5 young people regularly wake up in the night to send or check messages on social media, according to new research published in the Journal of Youth Studies.

How to avoid Facebook-induced depression

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A review has been conducted to analyze the link between Facebook use and depression. The research has highlighted some ways to avoid 'Facebook depression.'

Learning by listening: Penn physicians say online reviews can improve health care

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Online platforms that allow users to read and write reviews of businesses and services afford health care providers an opportunity to learn by listening, Penn Medicine physicians say in a new...

Feeling blue? Taking a break from facebook might help

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that regular use of social networking such as Facebook can negatively affect your emotional well-being and satisfaction with life.

Pokémon Go may boost exercise, but not for long

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study published in The BMJ's Christmas edition finds that Pokémon Go can increase the number of steps taken daily, but the effect is not sustained.

Smartphones and tablets and adolescents: Small size, big problems?

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Research has shown that when children watch too much television, their risk of obesity increases.

New app helps children with asthma overcome fear of inhalers

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new app which rewards children with asthma for using inhalers correctly by blowing away cartoon baddies could help them overcome their fear of breathing devices.

Research uses mobile technology to help people quit smoking

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

What if a smartphone app could help you avoid relapsing back to smoking even before you knew you were at risk?

App launched to help doctors assess risk of lung cancer in people with lung nodules

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new smartphone app1 has been launched to help guide doctors on the next steps for patients who have small masses of tissue in their lungs - known as pulmonary nodules.

Cancer patients take comfort in peer stories on online forums

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

When faced with potentially life-threatening diseases such as cancer, people often seek information about the disease and support from peers.

Do Android and iPhone users have different personalities?

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New research examines key psychological differences between Android and iPhone users. Choice of smartphone predicts user's personality.

Emergency video telemedicine positively impacts newborn resuscitation

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Approximately 10 percent of newborns require help breathing after birth, and 1 in 1,000 newborns require more intensive resuscitation measures.