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Medical Video Games At Work Was Good For Your Health

Medical Video Games; Two to three times a week, the UCSF/Stanford-trained internist and founder of the Turntable Health primary care clinic is on his smartphone playing video games. Damania isn’t seeking a diversion by parachuting into a “Fortnite” battle royale. Instead, ZDoggMD, as he’s known by his pseudonym as a producer of health care videos…

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Computer Games Improve Your Peripheral Vision

Computer Games; Playing computer games could help improve people’s peripheral vision, new research reveals. Researchers have found a significant improvement in the peripheral awareness of people who play computer games specially designed around using peripheral vision. This finding opens up the possibility that these types of games; which can be use to help improve players…

Technology

Digital Technology Was Used By People In Wales To Self Diagnose

Digital Technology; More than a third of people in Wales (34%) use digital technology to self-diagnose health conditions, whilst only 14% make a healthcare appointment online. These insights are from a novel survey exploring how people in Wales use digital technology to support and monitor their health, by Public Health Wales and Bangor University. Use digital technology Two…

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Dating App Users May Be More Likely To Control Their Weight

Dating App; Use of dating apps may be associated with an increased risk of unhealthy weight control behaviors, including vomiting, laxative use, or diet pill use, a study in the open access Journal of Eating Disorders suggests. A team of researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health examine data on 1,726 US adults…

Physical Activity

Physical Activity In Women Maintain By Mobile Phone App

Physical Activity trackers and mobile phone apps are all the rage, but do they really help users increase and maintain physical activity? A new study has found that one mobile phone app design for inactive women did help when combined with an activity tracker and personal counseling. Researchers said the findings offer important clues about…

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Smartphone App Provide A List Of Symptoms To Identify Diseases

Smartphone App snapping a photo of a suspicious mole with a phone and uploading it to an Smartphone app might seem like the swiftest way to a diagnosis, dermatologists say users should be wary of such technology, especially when it comes to screening for skin cancer. Several apps allow users to provide a list of…

Parkinson's

Patients With Parkinson’s Can Be Monitors By The Smart Device

Until now, the lack of precise, continuous data on the clinical status of individuals affect by Parkinson’s disease throughout the day was one of the main difficulties face by neurologists in charge of adapting treatment. Now, this obstacle has been overcome with a new device called STAT-ON. It is a small sensor held in place…

Driving Skills

New Cognitive Training Game To Improve Driving Skills Among The Elderly

The number of older car drivers worldwide is increasing, leading to accidents caused by age-related cognitive decline among drivers. Researchers at Tohoku University have develop a new cognitive training game aim at improving road safety among elderly drivers. The game, Cognitive Training for Car Driving (CTCD), requires only a set-top box and a TV, and…

Digital Health

Study Shows Digital Health Relate Websites Helps Patients

In the dizzying swirl of health-related websites, social media and smartphone apps, finding a reliable source of health information can be a challenge. A group of researchers from the Johns Hopkins University schools of medicine and public health, as well as the university’s Apply Physics Laboratory, have mapped out a course to navigate that complicate…

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Diagnosing Of Rare Disease By Using Smartphone

Researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania have created a mobile application, which helps recognise early symptoms of rare Huntington’s disease. Designed in cooperation with physicians and the Huntington Disease Association, the app provides its user with a series of tests in order to check the presence of the symptoms. If the probability of…

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Drivers Ready To Embrace Phone Restriction Apps

Almost 70% of drivers would be willing to install smartphone apps that block texting and browsing according to new QUT research; but only if they can still do hands-free calls and listen to Bluetooth music. QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q) surveyed 712 drivers for a national study into voluntary apps that…

Children

Computer Based Training Study In Children With Fragile X Syndrome

No significant difference in outcomes was observe in children and adolescents with fragile X syndrome (FXS) receiving adaptive versus nonadaptive in-home cognitive training, according to a study publish online April 15 in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. The cognitive phenotype of FXS is characterize by prominent deficits in executive function (EF), including problems with working…