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Nov 16, 2016

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Christina

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HeartMob’s Volunteers Crack the Trollish Eggs of Twitter

JULIE LALONDE KNOWS all too well what it’s like to be harassed on social media.Lalonde is an Ottawa-based women’s rights activist intimately familiar with the deluge of abuse a single tweet can trigger.

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Oct 14, 2016

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Christina

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Head-to-head comparison reveals human physicians vastly outperform virtual ones

Increasingly powerful computers using ever-more sophisticated programs are challenging human supremacy in areas as diverse as playing chess and making emotionally compelling music. But can digital diagnosticians match, or even outperform, human physicians?  The answer, according to a new study led...

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Why You Should Apply Data To Your Teeth

THANKS TO TECHNOLOGY you’re already aware that you log 10,000 steps a day, get about three hours of REM sleep a night, and rarely exceed your allotted daily 2,200 calories. But how much data are you collecting about your plaque buildup?

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‘Digital Health’ Not Just For Well-Heeled Fitness Fiends

When we hear the phrase “digital health,” we might think about our Fitbit, the healthy eating app on our smartphone, or maybe a new way to email our doctor.  But Fitbits aren’t particularly useful if you’re homeless, and the nutrition app won’t mean much to someone who struggles to pay for...

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Sep 27, 2016

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Christina

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How YouTube Reinvented Itself for the Next Billion Users

YOUTUBE’S OFFICES IN San Bruno, California are spectacular. Standing desks, couches, nap pods. Kitchens around every corner stocked with free food. I’m told there’s even a pool. It’s all par for the Silicon Valley course, really.

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Aug 24, 2016

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Christina

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Instagram Probably Can’t Predict Depression. GPS, Though…

LATE LAST WEEK, a group of scientists published some pre-review research indicating that people were more likely to use low-saturation Instagram filters like Inkwell when feeling depressed. Well, obviously, says Picasso. Groundbreaking stuff, guys.

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Medical Providers Try Uber, Lyft For Patients With Few Transportation Options

Edith Stowe, 83, waited patiently on a recent afternoon at the bus stop outside MedStar Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia. It’s become routine for her, but that doesn’t make it any easier.  Stowe, who lives about five miles from the hospital, comes into the medical center twice...

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Aug 8, 2016

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Remi

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Watch out, ladies: Your period-tracking app could be leaking personal data

For years, millions of women have used mobile apps to help track their menstrual cycles and get a better handle on their fertility. But now, it turns out, some of those apps may have been leaking this intimate information.

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Jul 27, 2016

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Christina

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How Grindr got men to self-test for HIV

Grindr, a dating app for gay men, was found to be an effective way to give out HIV self-test kits to men at risk of infection and reduce the spread of HIV, according to a recent study.

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Jul 25, 2016

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Emily S

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The Photo App Where Doctors Share Patients' Weird Injuries

Unless you've made the well-tempered decision to appear on Botched, you assume what goes on between you and your doctor doesn't leave the examination room… right? Turns out, random people might be getting an up-close look at your embarrassing rashes and suspect moles, thanks to a free app called ...

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