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Released: 6-Jun-2023 3:40 PM EDT
Team develops smartphone app to enhance midwifery care in Tanzania
Hiroshima University

An international research team from Tanzania and Japan created a smartphone app and conducted a pilot study of how the app might be used to improve midwives’ knowledge and skills in Tanzania. Their study focused on the app’s potential effects on the learning outcomes of midwives and birth preparedness of pregnant women in Tanzania.

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Released: 31-May-2023 3:15 PM EDT
New App Uses AI to Enable Anyone to Make Musical Mashups
Georgia Institute of Technology

Mixboard is a tablet application that lets users without musical or editing experience create the songs of their dreams.

Newswise: ICUconnect App Helped Clinicians Address Unmet Palliative Care Needs Across Course of ICU Care
15-May-2023 12:05 PM EDT
ICUconnect App Helped Clinicians Address Unmet Palliative Care Needs Across Course of ICU Care
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

In a randomized controlled trial, ICUconnect helped ICU physicians to reduce unmet palliative care needs of critically ill patients and their families better than standard care did, according to research published at the ATS 2023 International Conference.

Newswise: Kate Keahey breaks new ground in computer science
Released: 15-May-2023 11:50 AM EDT
Kate Keahey breaks new ground in computer science
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne computer scientist Kate Keahey has built multiple application projects popularizing the use of cloud computing.

Newswise: EXI unveils first digital implementations of Exercise is Medicine®
Released: 10-May-2023 3:45 PM EDT
EXI unveils first digital implementations of Exercise is Medicine®
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

EXI – the Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) that delivers personalized physical activity prescription and behavior change support for people with long-term health conditions – has unveiled its first Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) deployment alliances. Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center (FAFC) – located onsite at George Mason University Science & Technology campus in Manassus, Virginia, with a specialist team that delivers EIM in the community and via health provider referrals – and Logan Health, a Montana healthcare system offering EIM programs through its medical fitness center in Kalispell, Montana, will be the first facilities to deploy Exercise is Medicine® using EXI’s digital platform.

Released: 9-May-2023 2:40 PM EDT
Research shows mobile phone users do not understand what data they might be sharing
University of Bath

Privacy and security features that aim to give consumers more control over the sharing of their data by smartphone apps are widely misunderstood, shows new research from the University of Bath’s School of Management.

   
Released: 28-Apr-2023 1:10 PM EDT
Digital Health Initiative Research Could Lead to More Reliable Health Apps
University of Utah Health

Seven University of Utah Health projects have received seed grants that could promote the development and use of more scientifically based digital health applications in daily health care.

Released: 27-Apr-2023 1:10 PM EDT
Researchers Develop Web Application to Analyze Hypertension Statistics from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

A research team from Wake Forest University School of Medicine has developed an open-source, web-based application that allows users to generate customized hypertension statistics using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data.

Released: 24-Apr-2023 8:00 AM EDT
Rutgers Researcher Develops Mental Health App to Manage Distress
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

New mental health app developed by Rutgers Institute for Health faculty member Dr. Edward Selby launches today.

   
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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins
Newswise

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

       
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Released: 21-Apr-2023 12:55 PM EDT
At-home videos to assess musculoskeletal health
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIH-funded researchers developed an online tool that can analyze self-collected, at-home videos with a smartphone. When deployed in a nationwide study, the tool could predict physical health and osteoarthritis of the knee or hip.

Newswise: Research shows students with disabilities will benefit from COVID-19's fast-tracking of app-based learning
Released: 20-Apr-2023 11:15 AM EDT
Research shows students with disabilities will benefit from COVID-19's fast-tracking of app-based learning
West Virginia University

After COVID-19 moved classes online in 2020, a West Virginia University expert in adapted physical activity discovered that apps aren’t created equal when it comes to accessibility.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Cancer 2023: Transforming Research, Patient Care
Released: 18-Apr-2023 4:20 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Cancer 2023: Transforming Research, Patient Care
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Cancer’s commitment to convergent science—the deep melding of computational, physical engineering and biological sciences—is evident throughout its 2023 Annual Report.

Newswise: Intelligence document leak on Discord raises questions about security concerns and online gaming communities
Released: 17-Apr-2023 2:00 AM EDT
Intelligence document leak on Discord raises questions about security concerns and online gaming communities
Virginia Tech

Discord, a chat platform originally built for online gaming, is now subject of intense scrutiny after intelligence documents were leaked - allegedly by a member of the military. James Ivory, a Virginia Tech professor who researches social media and video game use related to military simulations and links to political extremism and intelligence risks, said Discord has become a very mainstream platform for individual and community messaging.

   
Released: 14-Apr-2023 1:05 PM EDT
How AI and a mobile phone app could help you quit smoking
University of East Anglia

A stop smoking mobile app that senses where and when you might be triggered to light up could help people quit – according to University of East Anglia research.

   
Newswise: Chula Launches “CUDSON” Web Application Helping Students Develop Their Competencies Based on Their Ability
Released: 13-Apr-2023 8:55 AM EDT
Chula Launches “CUDSON” Web Application Helping Students Develop Their Competencies Based on Their Ability
Chulalongkorn University

Chula has launched the “CUDSON” web application to help students discover and develop life skills, select activities and subjects that are suitable for their needs, develop themselves properly, learn what they like, and prepare for a world of creative and happy work.

Released: 11-Apr-2023 6:30 PM EDT
Detecting stress in the office from how people type and click
ETH Zürich

In Switzerland, one in three employees suffers from workplace stress. Those affected often don’t realise that their physical and mental resources are dwindling until it’s too late. This makes it all the more important to identify work-​related stress as early as possible where it arises: in the workplace.

   
Released: 4-Apr-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Lurie Children’s Hospital Launches App to Help Screen Bruises in Young Children for Potential Abuse
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

An innovative app from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago aims to increase earlier recognition of abuse in babies and children under 4 years of age who have bruises, with the hope of decreasing the incidence of severe injury and death from child abuse in this age group. The hospital launched the app in April, which coincides with National Child Abuse Prevention month.

Newswise: Story tip: Adding up the geothermal benefits
Released: 28-Mar-2023 4:25 PM EDT
Story tip: Adding up the geothermal benefits
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A tool developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers gives building owners and equipment manufacturers and installers an easy way to calculate the cost savings of a heating and cooling system that utilizes geothermal energy and emits no carbon.



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