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Aug 24, 2015

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Emily S

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'Virtual reality' treatment shows promise for alcoholism

A form of "virtual reality" therapy might help treat alcohol addiction, suggests a preliminary study from South Korea.  The study involved only 10 patients with alcohol dependence. But senior researcher Dr.

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Jan 19, 2015

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Deirdre

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Popular medical students 'should get flu jab first'

Prioritising medical students with lots of friends for flu jabs could help increase the number of healthcare workers protected against the virus, say Lancaster University researchers.

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Oct 21, 2014

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Deirdre

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Robert Wood Johnson looks past healthcare in big data effort

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is launching what it calls Data for Health, a project that will explore how big data from a variety of sources well beyond healthcare can be used to inform consumers and help them live more healthful lives.

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Jul 15, 2014

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Maggie

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Survey: 1 in 3 fitness tracker owners stopped using them this past year

Two recent surveys, one from activity tracker maker Withings and the other from research firm IDC Health Insights asked consumers about their engagement with connected health devices.

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Health and fitness apps are growing 87% faster than any other apps

Either people are sticking to their New Year's resolutions, or interest in fitness has found new life through technology. Health and fitness app usage is up 62% in the past six months.

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Conversations on Health Care featuring Dr. Chileshe Nkonde-Price

Conversations on Health Care is a radio show about the opportunities for reform and innovation in the health care system. In addition to healthcare headlines, each show features conversation with an innovator in the delivery of care from around the globe.

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Apr 9, 2014

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Maggie

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I Used the Internet to Quit Smoking

Searching for methods to quit smoking on the Internet is like searching for weight loss tips — there are thousands of different approaches that all claim to be the best, but not all is right for you.

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Mar 12, 2014

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Maggie

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Use of a Web 2.0 Portal to Improve Education and Communication in Young Patients with Families: Randomized Controlled Trial

Use of a Web 2.0 Portal to Improve Education and Communication in Young Patients With Families: Randomized Controlled Trial  

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Mar 10, 2014

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Maggie

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Jawbone launches UP Coffee app to help users correlate sleep with caffeine

Jawbone, maker of the Jawbone UP activity tracker, launched an app today with a different take on sleep tracking. The app, UP Coffee, helps users regulate their caffeine intake and understand how caffeine affects their sleep. While the app is open for anyone to download, not just owners of a...

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