Oncology & Cancer

Calls, SMS can increase adherence to FIT CRC screening

(HealthDay)—Telephone calls and short message service (SMS) can improve the likelihood of fecal immunochemical test (FIT) pick-up and return, according to a research letter published online May 18 in JAMA Oncology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Educational methods have improved bowel prep compliance

(HealthDay)—Recently developed educational methods have improved patient compliance with bowel preparation for colonoscopy, according to a review published online Jan. 5 in the Journal of Digestive Diseases.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Texting to improve mental health

Many Australians send and receive dozens of text messages each week – but what if one of those texts had the power to help transform your life?


Smtg to think abt: Texting could help reduce teen drinking

Fourteen-year-old Sophia, an eighth-grader in Miami-Dade County, sends her first text at 7:30 a.m. On school nights, her phone is turned off at 10:30 p.m. But in those 15 hours in between, she sends or receives 152 texts ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How text messaging can help control malaria

In this week's PLoS Medicine, Dejan Zurovac and colleagues from the Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Program, Nairobi, Kenya discuss six areas where text messaging could improve the delivery of health ...