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Kids helped by VR through X-rays less fearful, study finds

September 17, 2019

Virtual reality (VR) is increasingly used in today’s society for various purposes and has most recently been seen to reduce children’s anxiety and stress before medical imaging procedures, according to a South Korean study at Seoul National University (SNU). Researchers from SNU’s Medical VR Group conducted the trial at Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, with 100 children, […]

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Facebook more adept at predicting health info, study finds

June 24, 2019

Health data can be gleaned through social media, as some medical conditions were – as recently found by American research – easier predicted from Facebook data instead of demographic information. Many people who take to social media in this digital age have more insightful posts, which surreptitiously provides additional information about disease management and exacerbation, […]

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Young adults have higher bowel cancer rates, study finds

May 20, 2019

Colorectal cancer is common amongst the aged and seems to be an affliction for young adults as well – European studies highlight a sharp rise in 20 to 29-year-olds in the past two decades, probably because of poor diet and/or obesity. Researchers from the Erasmus MC University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, reported an […]

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Lifestyle choices that trigger AF are changeable, study finds

February 25, 2019

Typical impulses in the upper chambers of the heart are chaotic in atrial fibrillation (AF), causing blood clot formation – just one blood clot can cause a stroke. An estimated one in four adults over age 40 is at risk of AF, with a further 6 million people in the US to have the condition […]

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Millennials use of social media linked to depression, study finds

January 11, 2019

Millennials struggling with depression aren’t being helped by their use of Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat, a new study reports. College students who meet the criteria for major depressive disorder tend to use social media more often and are more heavily addicted to social media, researchers found. They’re also more likely to use social media in […]

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