Smartphone games could help give early indication of cognitive decline

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Popular mobile games could help in the detection of serious conditions like dementia. More than just a fun pastime, researchers are finding that smartphone games like Tetris, Candy Crush Saga and Fruit Ninja could provide doctors with the advantage of spotting early signs of cognitive decline in their patients, including signs indicating the onset of serious brain disorders like dementia. An individual’s motions while playing certain mobile games correlates with their brain function. The new research, which was led by the University of Kent, investigated the link between patterns of tap,…

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Wearable tech to help monitor exercise levels of people at high risk of diabetes

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Thousands in England to benefit from new digital health program. A digital program involving wearable tech has been introduced in England to help prevent thousands from contracting type 2 diabetes. Using the technology, the digital health program will assist in monitoring the exercise levels of those who participate. Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in England. According to the National Health Service (NHS), thousands of people in the country are at risk of contracting the disease, which has been rapidly spreading in recent years due to the obesity epidemic.…

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Newly developed responsive contact lenses allows wearer to zoom in and out

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Scientists from the US and China have collaborated to develop an innovative soft contact lens. The responsive contact lenses were created by a team of soft materials experts from the University of California-San Diego and Harbin Institute of Technology in China. The one-of-a-kind soft contact lenses are capable of changing their focal length at the signal of the wearer. The contact lens wearer can zoom in and out of focus with a couple blinks of their eye. The responsive contact lenses that have the power to zoom in and out…

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Migraine health app could help reduce headaches, study says

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Migraine sufferers may be able to find some relief with new mhealth app. A small study conducted by NYU researchers, has found that a migraine health app based on relaxation, could help migraine sufferers lower the number of headaches they experience each month. Users of the app experienced an average of four fewer headache days per month. According to the report in Nature Digital Medicine, study participants who used the migraine health app twice a week experienced an average of four fewer headaches. The researchers’ app is called RELAXaHEAD and…

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Charity eSports tournaments to help support fight against cancer

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A year-long partnership has been formed between the American Cancer Society and Skillz. The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the leading mobile eSports platform Skillz have announced a year-long partnership that will feature a series of charity eSports tournaments. These charity tournaments with support the fight again cancer, VentureBeat reports. Mobile gamers around the world can compete in games and donate proceeds to the American Cancer Society. The charity eSports tournaments will include games that are powered by the Skillz platform. Mobile gamers across the globe will have the chance…

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