Medical economics

Pandemic spurs technology growth in insurance industry

Insurers increased their use of catastrophe models, drones and mobile apps during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they anticipate growth in such technology to continue once the health crisis passes.

Health

Study reveals the relaxing music to help you sleep

Perhaps there's nothing quite as frustrating as trying and failing to fall asleep. But if you're one of the many people who struggle to switch off come bedtime, the findings of a new study might give you some hopeā€”and the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Dating apps don't inhibit love

Mobile apps have revolutionized the way people meet in Switzerland and elsewhere in recent years. Unlike traditional dating sites, these apps do not feature detailed user profiles but are largely based on rating photos using ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Delhi quadruples mask fines as virus cases soar

Officials in India's capital on Thursday quadrupled the fines dished out for people not wearing face masks as coronavirus cases soar in the megacity, overwhelming hospitals and graveyards even as the government resists calls ...

Health

Food-focused phone apps help families

Ensuring healthy family meals can be greatly helped by mobile phone apps, mainly due to the appeal of the best apps' time-saving qualities for busy parents, according to Flinders University experts.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact

Mobile apps tracing new COVID-19 cases were touted as a key part of Europe's plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the apps have not been widely adopted due ...

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