Psychology & Psychiatry

Digital therapies can alleviate depressive symptoms

With a shortage of therapists, help with mental health problems is being sought from digital interventions, where elements of psychological treatment are offered via computer programs or mobile applications. According to ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Early Alzheimer's detection up to 17 years in advance

The dementia disorder Alzheimer's disease has a symptom-free course of 15 to 20 years before the first clinical symptoms emerge. Using an immuno-infrared sensor developed in Bochum, a research team is able to identify signs ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Skin swabs could be how we test for COVID-19 in the future

Skin swabs are "surprisingly effective" at identifying COVID-19 infection, according to new research from the University of Surrey, offering a route to a non-invasive future for COVID-19 testing.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Spotting Parkinson's disease through AI

Tracking wearable sensors, filming the patients performing routine exercises, or examining their handwriting—which is better for Parkinson's detection? Researchers at Skoltech performed a comparative study of these three ...


Endoscopic drainage better for necrotizing pancreatitis

For patients with necrotizing pancreatitis, the rate of fistula formation and mortality is lower with endoscopic drainage (ED) than with other surgical drainage methods, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australians managing COVID risks 'on their own'

Australia is entering a new phase in the pandemic where we are managing more risks on our own, according to a new report by experts at The Australian National University (ANU).

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