Internet Archive – New research from the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine shows that doctors can make a stroke diagnosis using an iPhone application with the same accuracy as a diagnosis at a medical computer workstation. This technology can be particularly useful in rural medical settings. This allows for real-time access to specialists such as […]

The more people logged on and used an interactive weight management website, the more weight loss they maintained, according to a Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research study published online in the open access Journal of Medical Internet Research. The National Institutes of Health-funded study evaluated an Internet-based weight maintenance intervention involving 348 participants. Consistent […] – Scientists have developed a new, free web-based tool – the RRE-90 – that may better predict whether a person will suffer a second stroke within 90 days of a first stroke, according to research published in the December 16, 2009 online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. […] – UCLA scientists have found that middle-aged and older adults with little Internet experience were able to trigger key centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning after just one week of internet searching. The findings, presented October 19, 2009 at the meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, suggest that Internet training […]

A new and safe type of fetal heart monitor could save the lives of unborn infants in complicated pregnancies, according to a study published in the International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation. A.K. Mittra of the Department of Electronics Engineering, at the Manoharbhai Patel Institute of Engineering & Technology, in Gondia, India, and […]

JAMA / Archives – While using the internet can contribute to sleep loss for many people, for others it may now be a medium of sleep improvement. An online insomnia intervention (SHUTi) based on established face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy techniques appears to improve patients’ sleep, according to a report in the July 2009 issue of […]