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Forget Everything You Know About Diets and Healthy Eating

Science now has an explanation for why many of us try out the latest diet only to find that it is not working. A study published in the journal Cell this week, has demonstrated that different people’s bodies respond to eating the same meal very differently – which means that a diet that may work […]

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Social media choices when sharing important personal events

A new study is the first study to examine the use and effects of interpersonal media in social sharing. [More…]

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Interns may devote only 12% of their time to patients

In the New York Times (5/30) “Well” blog, Pauline W. Chen, MD, writes that a “dramatic decrease in time spent with patients compared with previous generations appears to be linked to new constraints young doctors now face, most notably duty hour limits and electronic medical record-keeping.” She cites a recently published study in the Journal […]

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Social Media as a Tool in Medicine

Interesting article/review in Circulation (American Heart Association) about Digital Social Networks and Health. Free full text. [More…]

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Telecommuting Increases Work Hours

A new study from The University of Texas at Austin reveals for most employees who work remotely, telecommuting increases work hours and blurs boundary between work and home. [More…]

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Therapy in Virtual Environments: Are the Rights and Responsibilities the Same as in the Real World?

There has been a steady increase in the use of therapy for psychological disorders in virtual environments (VE) and using computer-assisted treatment over the last decade. Do the same guidelines and ethical standards apply as they do in the in-person world? A study published in Telemedicine and e-Health has taken on this challenge. Virtual reality […]

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Preventing Smoking Relapse via Web-Based Computer Feedback

A study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research demonstrated that Web-based computer-tailored programs combined with planning strategy assignments and feedback after the quit attempt can be effective in preventing relapse 12 months after baseline.[More…]

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Tween Texting May Lead to Poor Grammar Skills

A study published in New Media and Society Journal, finds that tweens who frequently use language adaptations — techspeak — when they text, performed poorly on a grammar test. Using shortcuts, such as homophones, omissions of non-essential letters and initials, such as gr8 for great, or an initial, like, LOL for laugh out loud, to quickly […]

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By R Kennedy | News . Smartphones . Technology
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