Medical research

Is there a happiness equation? Here's how we're trying to find out

Most people would like to be happier. But it isn't always easy to know how to achieve that goal. Is there an equation for happiness? Many formulas have been suggested. Get enough sleep. Exercise. Meditate. Help others. Spend ...

Cardiology

Detecting carpal tunnel syndrome with a smartphone game

A Japanese research group combined motion analysis that uses smartphone application and machine learning that uses an anomaly detection method, thereby developing a technique to easily screen for carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal ...

Pediatrics

Two-year-olds adept at using touch-screen technology

Two year olds are adept at using touch screens, and can swipe, unlock, and actively search for features on smartphones and tablets, finds a small study published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The effect of football results on the well-being of viewers

Psychologists at the University of Konstanz have determined that football results can raise the immediate sense of well-being for viewers, but are unlikely to sustain it in the longer-term. Through a specially-designed smartphone ...