It’s easier than ever to get prescription drugs online. Should regulators be paying more attention?
Is our virtual doctor ready to see us yet? Not quite. We need to put more knowledge into it, learn to communicate with it and, finally, get it to overcome its prudishness when discussing problems we don’t want our families to know about.
Automated chatbots can be beneficial to people who may need immediate help, but they are not meant to replace traditional therapy.
Automated chatbots can be beneficial to people who may need immediate help, but they are not meant to replace traditional therapy
They found that the most common posts contained statements of belief that a theory was true, but those did not get as much engagement as posts about malicious purposes and secretive actions.
Additional research necessary to parse potential benefits and harms of video games on the developing brain.
The risks of using online health resources include increased anxiety and fear. The term cyberchondria can be defined as someone experiencing a high amount of health anxiety from searching symptoms on the internet. Self-misdiagnosis is also a danger, especially if doing so means not seeking treatment.
Computerized medication cabinets are used in nearly all U.S. hospitals. Safety advocates say they’re primed for error.
Since the mid-1990s, people have been doing less and less walking or bicycling to work and school and spending a lot more time staring at screens.
Gadget firms — starting with Apple and now Fitbit, which is owned by Google — are selling wearable devices that check heartbeat rhythms and alert users when something is out of sync. But some cardiologists say the information the devices produce isn’t always useful.
. . . . . . but you may have a habit you want to break
AIs are no substitute for human contact, but they can diminish loneliness.
When voluntarily activated, phones with WA Notify use Bluetooth technology to exchange random codes with the phones of other users they are near.
At the very beginning of the pandemic, the use of telehealth went from 13,000 to 1.7 million visits per week among Medicare recipients.
In general, telemedicine is effective in cases that would typically send you to an urgent care clinic, such as minor injuries or flu-like symptoms.