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App May Detect Depression via Everyday Phone Use

Dartmouth College's Dartmouth Networking and Ubiquitous Systems Laboratory has developed the app to use standard smartphone features with an app (called StudentLife) to monitor patterns in stress, depression, and loneliness.

How Climate Change May Pose Serious Health Risks Worldwide

Climate change may contribute to a significant increase in heat-related disorders including heat stress, respiratory disorders, infectious diseases, and mental health disorders by the year 2050 in the United States.

Will the New iPhone Fit in Your Lab Coat Pocket?

A handy PDF allows clinicians to print out scaled replicas of both iPhone 6 models for size comparison and fit with lab coat pockets.

Where Do TV Shows Get Their Medical Information?

The organization Hollywood, Health, and Society was established with funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2001 to provide free, accurate information to the entertainment industry.

How Much Do Physician Rating Websites Influence Parents?

Word-of-mouth recommendations have been the traditional standard for parents seeking a primary care physician for their children, but physician rating websites are being increasingly used in the decision-making process.

App Could Help Parents Confirm Jaundice in Infants

Research presented at the International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2014) highlighted a new smartphone app that could assist healthcare providers and parents in screening for jaundice in newborns.

E-Cigarettes Don't Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking

Smokers with cancer who used e-cigarettes along with traditional cigarettes were more dependent on nicotine than those who didn't use the devices, and were just as likely - or less likely - to have quit smoking than patients who didn't use e-cigarettes.

AAP Urges Flu Vaccine for All Children 6 Months and Older

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated their influenza vaccine recommendations and is urging vaccination for everyone 6 months of age and older.

Newborn ICUs with Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies

Preemies may fare better when newborn intensive care units (NICUs) set up private rooms for parents to spend time with their infants.

Tumor Vulnerability Varies with Clonal Evolution in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

In acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), tumor vulnerability to different chemotherapeutic agents varies at different stages of clonal evolution, which could represent a viable strategy in avoiding drug resistance.