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Impact of emerging technologies on healthcare

healthcare and medicine

The influence of emerging technologies on the healthcare industry has increased drastically in the recent years. It has empowered patients, helping them take control of the situation better. They can search for information about their illness, the prescribed medicines, book appointments at a click of button and interact almost from anywhere and …

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Study links video game addiction to ADHD

Video game

Video game addiction is associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression, a study has found. Cecilie Schou Andreassen, doctor of psychology and clinical psychologist specialist at Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen (UiB), carried out the study with more than 20, 000 participants. “Excessively engaging in gaming …

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Virtual reality helps paraplegic patients gain control

Virtual reality therapy

Technology can change lives. Need proof? Researchers have proved that long-term training with a brain-machine system can induce partial recovery in paraplegic patients. The results were astonishing. After training, the patients regained voluntary motor control in key muscles. The study, led by Duke University neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis, noted, “…at the end …

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AI achieves near-human efficiency in detecting cancer

cancer

A research team from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) method,  aimed at training computers to interpret pathology images. The team trained the computer to distinguish between cancerous tumor regions and normal regions based on a deep multi-layer convolutional …

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How Internet can help you lose weight

Losing weight

Internet can help you lose weight. There’s no doubt about it. The key is to use the disruptive medium to your advantage.  Internet offers the ability to connect to almost anyone which is its biggest strength. But how does it help with weight loss? While we’re in the process of …

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What is cyberchondria?

Internet and online search

How many of us depend on Google for answers to our nagging health-related queries? And, how many times do we end up feeling anxious or miserable at the kind of uncanny similarities in symptoms we seem to have with  almost every scary thing that is written about most of the …

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How WhatsApp is ruining relationships

Man using WhatsApp on phone

Everyone uses WhatsApp.  It has a staggering number of users — over 1 billion worldwide as of February 2016, as per this report. From a psychologist’s point of view, the success of any medium is solely dependent on its ability to provide instant gratification on various levels. What is instant …

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Male Tinder users report lower levels of self-esteem

Men and self-esteem

Males users of popular dating app Tinder appear to have lower levels of self-esteem and more negative perception of body image than those who don’t use the app, a study has found. The study was presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. In the study, 1,044 women and 273 …

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