Health informatics

Virtual reality to help patients speak up

Immersive virtual reality (VR) technology could help speech pathologists treat communication disorders, according to University of Queensland research.

Health

Virtual humans help aspiring doctors learn empathy

For medical student Katie Goldrath, the first time delivering difficult health news came when she had to tell a young woman named Robin and her mom, Delmy, that Robin had leukemia.

Neuroscience

Virtual world improves communication following stroke

New research from City University London has shown that using a multi-user virtual world can lead to significant improvements in the everyday communication skills of people with aphasia, a language disorder which can lead ...

Health

Mums trust mums on the net, according to study

Facebook groups for mothers are overtaking the traditional mums-and-bubs and playgroup environments as a source of trusted advice, and offers a largely untapped marketing tool for businesses wanting to sell their products, ...

Health

Can watching an avatar translate to real-life weight loss?

An estimated two-thirds of all Americans are overweight or obese and many find it difficult to lose weight and keep it off. They've tried fad diets, exercise programs, diet pills and other methods but the battle continues. ...

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