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 ...

Health

Mobile phones can worsen healthcare inequalities

The fast spread of mobile phones across low-income countries like India can make it harder for poorer people without phones to access essential health services, new research has suggested.

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.

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.

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 ...

Health

Teen sexting, the gender gap

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

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