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Oct 26, 2016

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Christina

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Selfies hurt self-esteem. No, they help. Scientists can't make up their minds

We're living in the age of the selfie. But is that a good thing?

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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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Federal Officials Seek To Stop Social Media Abuse Of Nursing Home Residents

Federal health regulators have announced plans to crack down on nursing home employees who take demeaning photographs and videos of residents and post them on social media.

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Elder care on-demand: why tech is setting its sights on your parents

When Alan’s wife, Toby, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s four years ago, the retired geophysicist turned to a not-for-profit in Palo Alto, California – called Avenidas Village – for guidance. Through Avenidas, Alan learned about several online platforms that connect individuals who need home care...

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Aug 4, 2016

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Christina

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Driving While Distracted: Can technology stop the problem it caused?

Driving while socially distracted is one of the most life threatening issues about our relationship to technology, and yet, in an ironic twist, the very thing that caused the problem may be the ultimate solution.

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Driving While Distracted: Why can't we ignore the pings?

Most people will admit that texting, checking social media or playing a video game while driving isn't safe, and yet, some still do it. Why?

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Jul 18, 2016

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Remi

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Apple Partners with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline for first clinical study

In March last year, Apple unveiled ResearchKit — a medical platform designed to turn the iPhone into a diagnostic tool for clinical trials and studies. Now, Apple has found its first ever partnership with a drug company. British firm GlaxoSmithKline has announced it will be using ResearchKit to...

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Using social media to prevent adolescent suicide

Distraught over a poor grade that she thought would ruin her life, the honor-roll student broadcast her suicide for anyone to see. Hours later, she was in the inpatient psychiatric unit where I work, thanks to the quick thinking and action of anonymous viewers. As a psychiatrist, I have seen a...

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Jun 20, 2016

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Emily S

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Is your child’s pediatrician better than a smartphone? No? Get a new pediatrician.

There’s no doubt that technology is changing the face of medicine. Today, surgeons can perform minimally invasive procedures with the assistance of a robot or replace missing limbs with bionic ones. Radiologists can read imaging studies from halfway around the world. There are specialists providing...

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Mar 16, 2016

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Christina

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Amazon Wants the Patent for Pay-By-Selfie

First, Amazon patented one-click purchasing buying. Now it wants a patent for pay-by-selfie.

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