Psychology & Psychiatry

Virtual Reality App trial shown to reduce common phobias

Results from a University of Otago, Christchurch trial suggest fresh hope for the estimated one-in-twelve people worldwide suffering from a fear of flying, needles, heights, spiders and dogs.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hunger really can make us feel 'hangry', study finds

New scientific research has discovered that feeling hungry really can make us "hangry," with emotions such as anger and irritability strongly linked with hunger. Published in the journal PLOS ONE, the study is the first to ...

Health informatics

Machine learning goes with the flow

An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm trained to listen to patients pass urine is able to identify abnormal flows and could be a useful and cost-effective means of monitoring and managing urology patients at home. It ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SHIELD program is a model for effective pandemic management, data shows

In the fall of 2020, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign welcomed students back for in-person instruction amid the powerful first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The university successfully maintained operations throughout ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tech with peer support, clinical triage feasible for psychosis

Digital technology, together with peer support and clinical triage can detect and prevent relapse for patients with schizophrenia, according to a study published in the June issue of The Lancet Psychiatry.

Gastroenterology

Study: App more accurate than patient evaluation of stool samples

An innovative mobile phone application was found to be as good as expert gastroenterologists at characterizing stool specimens, according to a study by Cedars-Sinai. The artificial intelligence (AI) used in the smartphone ...

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