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Dutch surgeon wins landmark 'right to be forgotten' case

Ruling will ensure doctors no longer judged by Google on fitness to practise, lawyer saysA Dutch surgeon formally disciplined for her medical negligence has won a legal action to remove Google search results about her case in a landmark “right to be forgotten” ruling.The doctor’s registration on the register of healthcare professionals was initially suspended by a disciplinary panel because of her postoperative care of a patient. After an appeal, this was changed to a conditional suspension unde...
Tags: Health, Google, Europe, Technology, Internet, Society, World news, Netherlands, Doctors, Right To Be Forgotten


Forget to take your medication? A new digital pill will alert you — and your doctor.

Ingestible technology has raised a variety of concerns among experts and ethicists since the Food and Drug Administration approved digital pills in 2017, from how physicians will use the wave of new data created by the technology to whether that data may be vulnerable to hackers.
Tags: Health, Business, Technology, News, Food And Drug Administration


Psychology Around the Net: January 19, 2019

Within this week’s Psychology Around the Net, you’re going to meet a psychiatrist who uses social media for good, get a plethora of self-care tips (many of which I guarantee you haven’t thought of), find out just exactly how many happy facial expressions we have, and more. Enjoy! You Have 17 Different Facial Expressions to Show Happiness (and That’s Reason to Smile): After a recent study involving more than seven million online images and 30 countries, Aleix Martinez, a cognitive scientist an...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Instagram, Incarceration, College, Study, Happiness, Alabama, Social Media, Research, Self-help, Jail, Inmates, College Students, Stigma, Psychology Around The Net


My Local Town Facebook Groups are a Hot Mess

Back in the 1990s when I first got my start publishing mental health resources, it was my firm belief that the internet was a wonder that could help anyone who had access to it. I was a true believer, and it was my job to help convert not only my profession, but everyone I met. In the 2000s, when social networking sites began to take hold, I again held out hope and expressed optimism. “Such services allow us to better keep in touch with our loved ones.” Over the past few years, however, my optim...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Technology, General, Social Media, Groups, Facebook Groups, Group, New England, Merrimack River, Local Town Facebook Groups, Intent of Facebook Groups Facebook Groups


Walgreens teams with Microsoft to battle Amazon

As part of the accord to design "digital health centers," Walgreens will begin using Microsoft's Azure cloud-computing software, moving applications and data to the tech giant's data centers
Tags: Health, Amazon, Business, Technology, News, Microsoft, Walgreens, Retail


Stick to Your 2019 New Year’s Resolutions with These Tech Gadgets

New Year is considered as the start of a whole new journey. It’s the time when all of us make new resolutions. But come February, these resolutions are forgotten and never thought of again. It is the same old cycle that repeats every single year. However, you can change the trend this year and finally stick to your resolutions. All thanks to the amazing advancements in the world of technology. There are a lot of tech gadgets, particularly wellness gadgets, that can help you accomplish your goals...
Tags: Health, Technology, Goals, Lifehacks, Makemytrip


When Is It the Better Part of Valor to Keep Your Mouth Shut?

Opinions abound on topics ranging from politics to religion, from relationships to climate change. Conversations no longer just happen around the water cooler at work. With the advent of social media, sharing those beliefs is as easy as tapping fingers on keyboard and pressing “post.” There was a time when the “taboo subjects” of sex, religion, and death were simply not discussed in polite company. These days, the gloves are off and we go at it with gusto, daring to strike back at anyone who...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Opinion, Relationships, Wikipedia, Disney, Social Media, Self-help, Self-esteem, Resentment, Offense, Internet Trolls


Want your kid to cut down screen-time? Put away your phone, study suggests

A recent study tracked the media habits of families with preschool-age children.The results found that the screen-time of mothers was positively associated with the screen-time of their children, and that offering screens as a reward for good behavior is also linked to increased screen-time among kids.It's important to study the effects of technology on preschool-age children because they're at a stage in development when it's especially easy to form habits and routines that carry on into adulth...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Parenting, Mental Health, Canada, Innovation, BMC Obesity, Paediatrics Child Health


How Instagram takes a toll on influencers' brains

Research suggests the platform fosters anxiety as we compare ourselves to othersLike many 24-year-olds, Alexandra Mondalek, a fashion reporter in New York, found herself obsessing over social media. Her rapidly growing fashion-focused Instagram account, @hautetakes, was gaining attention, with a little more than 1,000 followers, and it was all she could think about. She wasn’t making money from it yet, but Mondalek wondered if she could reach “influencer” status if she kept at it.“I was putting ...
Tags: Psychology, New York, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, US news, Alexandra Mondalek, Mondalek


Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Fitness Tracker

Fitness tracker has bagged in immense popularity these days. These wearable technologies help you lead a fitter and healthier life, as they easily track your fitness level. Whether you are getting physically more active or training for sports, tracking your fitness is going to be easier than ever with a fitness tracker. These small tech-gadgets are going to evolve with exciting features and capabilities in the near future. In the meantime, you ought to know what the advantages and disadvantages ...
Tags: Health, Technology, Fitness Tracker, Lifehacks


'They make him feel normal' – the role of video games in a children's hospice

For children facing life-limiting illnesses, adaptive technology allows them to feel independent and express themselvesWith his spiky hair and Adidas sweatshirt, Shay Murray looks like a typical 11-year-old. He’s cute, he’s boisterous, he’s into everything. But he also has Pearson syndrome, an incredibly rare mitochondrial disease that affects multiple body organs. His eyesight, hearing and memory are deteriorating, his kidneys are operating at barely 60%. There is no cure. Most children with th...
Tags: Health, Games, Technology, Children, Adidas, Society, Playstation, Culture, Xbox, Alan, Luton, Shay, Keech, Shay Murray


The opioid crisis is profitable. Blockchain tech can end that.

The same way blockchain technology could end the blood diamond trade, it could also stop those profiting from the opioid crisis by removing the traditional opportunities for drug fraud, explains Hyperledger's Brian Behlendorf."I tend not to blame the drug taker because I think they're just medicating to meet their needs, it's really the distributors and those writing fake prescriptions and others who are enabling a lot of this crisis, and I think distributed ledger technology can help us underst...
Tags: Health, Technology, Medicine, Drugs, Data, Public Health, Innovation, Addiction, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, Narcotics, Blockchain, Hyperledger, Brian Behlendorf


How does screen time affect kids’ brains? The first results of a landmark study are alarming.

The study uses MRI scans to track the changes in the brains of children who use screens at varying amounts.Early results revealed that kids who use screens for more than 7 hours per day show physical changes to the brain in the form of premature thinning of the cortex.It will likely be decades before scientists truly understand how smartphones and other technologies affect the brain. None How does screen time affect the developing brains of young kids?That's the big question behind a $300-millio...
Tags: Health, Google, Technology, Brain, Innovation, Cbs, Silicon Valley, National Institutes of Health, Pew Research Center, Facebook Apple, Seattle Children s Hospital, Christakis, Dimitri Christakis, Dowling, Tristan Harris, Gaya Dowling


Psychology Around the Net: December 8, 2018

Do you know what a psychiatric advance directive is? How mental health apps make money from your information? Why you need to fail before you can succeed? Don’t worry! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has these answers and more! Giving Patients a Voice in Their Mental Health Care Before They’re Too Ill to Have a Say: Could psychiatric advance directives help transform the mental health system? Specifically, how mental health patients are treated when their symptoms overwhelm them? A psy...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Goals, Failure, Success, Voice, Evolutionary Psychology, Psychology Around The Net, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Social Psychology, Don, Chris Gethard, Akilah Hughes, Workplace Mental Health, Mental Health Apps


Portion-Control in Social Media? How Limiting Time Increases Well-Being

“Today, spend a little time cultivating relationships offline. Never forget that everybody isn’t on social media.” – Germany Kent If you find yourself anxiously checking the posts of your social media contacts to see what’s going on in their world and can’t seem to curb the urge to stay riveted to your feed, new research on the negative effect of too much social media on well-being may be worth your time to review.1 Researchers Find Causal Link Between Social Media Time and Loneliness and De...
Tags: Psychology, Apple, Technology, Germany, Habits, Happiness, Research, Snapchat, Self-help, University of Pennsylvania, Memory And Perception, Facebook Instagram, Twitter Facebook Instagram, Portion Control in Social Media


Some Dark Web Marketplaces in the UK Are Reportedly Refusing to Let Users Sell Fentanyl

The UK’s National Crime Agency—which handles organized and transnational crime—claims that at least some of the dark web drug marketplaces operating throughout the nation have voluntarily banned fentanyl, an extremely powerful synthetic opioid that (along with other similar drugs) is associated with over 28,000 deaths…Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Technology, Crime, Medicine, Drugs, Dark Web, National Crime Agency, Opioids, Fentanyl, Opioid Crisis


Hope for male 'pill' breakthrough after huge cash injection

Dundee University researchers receive $1m funding boost from Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationResearchers at a Scottish university hope to make a breakthrough in the long hunt for a male pill, thanks to a grant of more than $900,000 that will allow them to screen thousands of existing drugs to see if they have potential. Related: Male pill could be on horizon as trials yield positive results Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Education, Scotland, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Higher Education, Bill Gates, Dundee, Contraception and family planning, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill, Dundee University


Search for male contraceptive pill gets $1m cash injection

Dundee University researchers receive funding boost from Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationResearchers at a Scottish university hope to make a breakthrough in the long hunt for a male pill, thanks to a grant of more than $900,000 that will allow them to screen thousands of existing drugs to see if they have potential. Related: Male pill could be on horizon as trials yield positive results Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Education, Scotland, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Higher Education, Bill Gates, Dundee, Contraception and family planning, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill, Dundee University


High-tech Seattle cancer center gets new life as lenders get $135M ‘haircut’

The massive write-down is part of a negotiated Chapter 11 bankruptcy that will provide the SCCA Proton Therapy Center some financial breathing room to seek profitability after a net loss of $81 million over the past two years.
Tags: Health, Business, Technology, News, Seattle, SCCA Proton Therapy Center


China halts controversial work by team on gene-edited babies

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE HONG KONG  — China’s government ordered a halt Thursday to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies, as a group of leading scientists declared that it’s still too soon to try to make permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations. Chinese Vice Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping told state broadcaster CCTV that his ministry is strongly opposed to the efforts that reportedly produced twin gir...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Science, Technology, News, China, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Soccer, United Kingdom, Cctv, Gene, University Of Wisconsin, California Institute of Technology, Xu


Puget Sound VA, GE Healthcare launch 3D imaging partnership

GE Healthcare will provide software and work stations for the 3D printing technology, while the VA will provide feedback on the technology.
Tags: Health, Business, Technology, News, Va, Local Business, GE Healthcare, VA GE Healthcare


Patients shocked and burned by device that’s supposed to treat pain

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Desperate for relief after years of agony, Jim Taft listened intently as his pain management doctor described a medical device that could change his life. It wouldn’t fix the nerve damage in his mangled right arm, Taft and his wife recalled the doctor saying, but a spinal-cord stimulator would cloak his pain, making him “good as new.” But Taft’s surgically implanted stimulator failed when a wire along his spine broke. After an operation to repair it, he said the device...
Tags: Health, Business, Technology, News, Boston, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Fda, Associated Press, Bethlehem, Taft, U S Food and Drug Administration, Charleston South Carolina, Medtronic, Columbia South Carolina


Psychology Around the Net: November 24, 2018

Is there a ticket to happiness? I’m not sure, but this week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at achieving happiness once you know what kind of happiness you actually want (that’s right; there’s more than one), as well as a productivity app that helps you avoid the bad “to do list,” how you can make the most of the rest of this year, what kind of mental health care costs we’re looking at in the next decade, and more. Make a Resolution for the Last Six Weeks of the Year: If you’re into...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Politics, Technology, Goals, Happiness, Research, App, Psychiatry, United States, Global Economy, Experiments, Immigrants, Resolutions, Mental Health And Wellness, Psychology Around The Net


Podcast: Are We Addicted to Technology?

   It’s often claimed (and not without good reason) that we are addicted to technology, from the tiny screens of our phones and the temptations of social media to the progressively bigger screens of that multi-generational babysitter: our televisions. But is it actually true that we have such an addiction? This episode looks at the effects of technology on our personal and social lives. You’ll hear about how technology is a double-edged sword, making our lives easier and more complic...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, General, New York Times, Gabe Howard, Gabe, Dan Schawbel, The Psych Central Show, Vincent M Wales


UK watchdog has eyes on Google-DeepMind’s health app hand-off

The shock news yesterday that Google is taking over a health app rolled out to UK hospitals over the past few years by its AI division, DeepMind, has caught the eye of the country’s data protection watchdog — which said today that it’s monitoring developments. An ICO spokesperson told us: “An ICO investigation and an independent audit into the use of Google Deepmind’s Streams service by the Royal Free both highlighted the importance of clear and effective governance when NHS bodies use third ...
Tags: Health, Google, Startups, Europe, UK, Technology, Privacy, Trust, Artificial Intelligence, NHS, United Kingdom, National Health Service, Data Protection, Deepmind, Ico, Nhs Trust


Google 'betrays patient trust' with DeepMind Health move

Moving healthcare subsidiary into main company breaks pledge that ‘data will not be connected to Google accounts’Google has been accused of breaking promises to patients, after the company announced it would be moving a healthcare-focused subsidiary, DeepMind Health, into the main arm of the organisation.The restructure, critics argue, breaks a pledge DeepMind made when it started working with the NHS that “data will never be connected to Google accounts or services”. The change has also resulte...
Tags: Health, Google, Technology, Society, Britain, NHS, Alphabet, Deepmind, DeepMind Health


You thought fake news was bad? Deep fakes are where truth goes to die

Technology can make it look as if anyone has said or done anything. Is it the next wave of (mis)information warfare?In May, a video appeared on the internet of Donald Trump offering advice to the people of Belgium on the issue of climate change. “As you know, I had the balls to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement,” he said, looking directly into the camera, “and so should you.”The video was created by a Belgian political party, Socialistische Partij Anders, or sp.a, and posted on sp.a’s Tw...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Politics, Science, Technology, Media, Social Media, Neuroscience, UK News, Digital Media, Paris, Computing, Belgium, Consciousness, Human biology, Donald Trump


Hancock to tell summit of goal to revolutionise NHS with new tech

Health secretary to speak at GovTech summit in Paris and meet Emmanuel MacronThe health secretary, Matt Hancock, is to meet the French president, Emmanuel Macron, the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, and other world leaders at a summit on new technologies that could revolutionise health and social care.The minister will champion the UK’s genomics, life sciences and artificial intelligence programmes as he addresses the GovTech summit in Paris on Monday about how innovation can transform ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Technology, Society, UK News, NHS, Paris, Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, Hancock, Matt Hancock, Govtech, Emmanuel MacronThe


Psychologists claim outrage is getting a bad rap

By Jesse Singal. The psychologists' case feels a bit like arguing that people are failing to see the positive sides of our desire for fatty foods.
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Media, Morality, Guest Blogger, Jesse Singal


The ancient Greeks warned us about AI: Chips with Everything podcast

Author Adrienne Mayor discusses the myths that contained the first blueprints for artificial intelligence Philosopher René Descartes’ quote “cogito, ergo sum” became well known after being translated into English as “I think, therefore I am.” It was the result of his attempt to figure out which of the things he thought he knew were impervious to doubt.Long before Descartes uttered these words, however, humans were telling stories about artificial beings and thinking about what defines humanity. ...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Science, Technology, Greece, Culture, Robots, Computing, Consciousness, Philosophy, Descartes, Artificial intelligence (AI, Adrienne Mayor



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