Health

How to maximize the results of wearable health devices

New research in the journal Management Science finds that people can achieve long-term health goals and establish healthy habits when coupling wearable health devices such as Fitbits with economic incentives.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Eliminate COVID-19? It's possible based on new mathematical models

During the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world were faced with the trade-off between shutting down their economies to reduce the burden of the pandemic and the stress on healthcare systems or remaining open. Either ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Confronting digital challenges with cognitive tools

Access to the Internet is essential for economic development, education, global communications, and countless other applications. For all its benefits, however, the Internet has a darker side. It has emerged as a conduit ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A pandemic modeler looks back – and forward

The United States reported its first official case of COVID-19 on Jan. 21. Ten months later, more than 15 million Americans are known to have been infected and nearly 300,000 have died from the disease. The effects on individual ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Economist helps build 'contact tracing' app for Peru

Kristian López Vargas couldn't stand by as the coronavirus threatened his home country of Peru. Instead, he approached the Peruvian government about developing an app to improve "contact tracing" to protect people from COVID-19. ...

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