Health

Sunrise and sunset guide daily activities of city-dwellers

Despite artificial lightning and social conventions, the dynamics of daylight still influence the daily activities of people living in modern, urban environments, according to new research published in PLOS Computational ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Who gets most distracted by cell phones?

Researchers have verified that the mere presence of a cell phone or smartphone can adversely affect our cognitive performance, particularly among infrequent internet users.

Oncology & Cancer

No increase in brain tumours in the Nordic countries

(Medical Xpress) -- The incidence of glioma - the most common form of brain tumour - is not increasing in the Nordic countries, contradicting the claim that mobile phone use is a cause of the disease. This according to a ...

Health

Teen sexting, the gender gap

A survey of US adolescents reveals a gender gap in attitudes towards sexting and perceived harm.

Health

Study shows over 200 mobile apps related to dermatology

A surge of mobile apps related to dermatology has allowed scores of smart phone users to track and diagnose a wide range of skin diseases but doctors are urging caution, according to a study published today in the Journal ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

How mobile phones are making childbirth safer in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia where almost nine in every 10 women give birth at home after pregnancies with little or no medical support, a mobile phone app is coming to the rescue with lifesaving guidelines when things go wrong.

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