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Article ID: 710059

Georgetown Researchers Launch “Nari Paila,” Mobile Games to Share Information on Fertility Awareness, Family Planning in Nepal

Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown researchers have launched a series of mobile games in Nepal to reach young people with information about fertility awareness and family planning.

Released:
24-Mar-2019 3:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    21-Mar-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709664

Do Smartphone Apps Help Kidney Disease Patients Manage Their Disease?

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Very few apps related to chronic kidney disease are highly rated by patients or physicians • Patient ratings of smartphone apps related to managing kidney disease correlated poorly with both physician ratings and consumer ratings.

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15-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    18-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709586

Fertility App “Dot” Found to be As Effective As Other Family Planning Methods

Georgetown University Medical Center

Results of a first-of-its-kind prospective study with a family planning app find it to be as effective as other modern methods for avoiding an unplanned pregnancy, according to Georgetown researchers.

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14-Mar-2019 3:00 AM EDT
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    4-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708542

Imaging Technique Lets Ordinary Cameras Capture High-Speed Images of Crack Formation

American Physical Society (APS)

Because cracks propagate quickly, studying the fracturing process -- which can tell us a lot about the materials and the physics involved -- currently requires expensive high-speed cameras. A new imaging method known as the virtual frame technique allows ordinary digital cameras to capture millions of frames per second for several seconds, requiring only a short and intense pulse of light. At the 2019 APS March Meeting, researchers will describe how the virtual frame technique would allow direct imaging of fracturing and other material surface processes.

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22-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708655

NYU Langone Health Launches a New App to Study Picky Eating in Young Children

NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone researchers launch a new app to study picky eating in young children and provide suggestions to parents.

Released:
26-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 708494

Smartphones help UB researcher better understand the nature of depression and anxiety

University at Buffalo

A University at Buffalo psychologist's research using smartphones is providing valuable data in real time, information that could provide treatment benefits for patients struggling with anxiety and depression.

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21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 708487

National Day of Unplugging: 5 Reasons to Digital Detox

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Ping! Swoosh! Chirp! In an “always on” world — where we’re constantly bombarded with emails, social media notifications, and other distractions — do you sometimes want to go where nobody knows your name? There may not be an app for that but thousands of people around the country have found something close: Sundown on March 1 kicks off the National Day of Unplugging, a 24-hour global respite from technology.

Released:
21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 708334

Mississippi State Develops Smartphone App to Test Lumber

Mississippi State University

Determining the stiffest piece of lumber is now easier with a new smartphone app created by scientists in Mississippi State University’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center.

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19-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708199

Novel App Uses AI to Guide, Support Cancer Patients

Georgia Institute of Technology

Artificial Intelligence is helping to guide and support some 50 breast cancer patients in rural Georgia through a novel mobile application that gives them personalized recommendations on everything from side effects to insurance.

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15-Feb-2019 4:55 PM EST

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