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A sedentary lifestyle can make you age faster

Working on a laptop

Most of us have sedentary lifestyles. We work for a fixed time — mostly seated — and get very little physical exercise. Is it harming us? Yes! A study has found that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that …

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An app to treat depression, anxiety


Proper mental health advice can be one of the hardest thing to get. Two things that often makes it difficult are: opening up to others might take time and it needs to be timely.  Mental health should be a concern for all of us, rather than only for those who …

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Emerging technologies, instant gratification and ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We’ve heard it about it a million times. With the advent of the Internet, and particularly, social media, are we hearing more of it? Before we get into how Internet is exacerbating the problem, let’s define a few terms. What is ADHD? Here’s how the Diagnostic and Statistical …

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Now, type with your mind alone!

Stanford brain typing experiment

Emerging technologies are proving to be a great leveler. They are helping us do things that we thought were impossible, even few years ago. This experiment by researchers of Stanford University is a case in point. Their technology can help you write without using your eyes or hands! Using their …

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Telemedicine as effective as in-person visit for treating asthma

Asthma Inhaler

Telemedicine for the treatment of asthma is as effective as an in-person visit, a new study has found.  The study, published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, also said there were high levels of satisfaction among kids and their parents, regarding the long-distance care. Telemedicine is the diagnosis and treatment of …

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Sexting: How common is it?


Let’s get the definition out first. Sexting is sending of sexually explicit messages or images via mobile devices. In case you’re wondering, yes, it is very common, especially among teens and young adults. But very rarely do people talk about it. So how do we know that it is quite common? …

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Now, AI helps in diagnosing lung diseases

Smoke and candle

A study presented at the European Respiratory Society’s International Congress has revealed that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could improve the interpretation of lung tests. This study is among the many in the recent years that have used AI to improve detection of diseases. And, many of them are achieving near-human efficiency in detecting deadly diseases. …

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AI helps identifying onset of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam have developed an automated machine that can identify dementia in early stages. They have coupled machine learning methods with a special MRI technique — that measures perfusion, or tissue absorption rate, of blood throughout the brain — to detect early forms of dementia. Their …

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