Virtual reality for pain can be helpful in inpatient settings

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A recent review of VR studies shows that the technology offers substantial painkilling benefits. A recent meta analysis of studies examining virtual reality for pain has shown that VR can be helpful in painkilling. This was the case in 12 of the 18 studies that were examined in the analysis. The review focused on VR technology when used in inpatient settings for help in acute pain relief. The review of studies determined that virtual reality for pain that was acute and in which the treatment was combined with late sedation…

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Governor Cuomo announces new Covid Alert NY app for contact tracing

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New Yorkers using it will be alerted if they’ve been exposed to someone who tested positive. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the launch of the Covid Alert NY smartphone app. It was developed to alert state residents if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive to the virus. The free application notifies users if they have been within six feet of an infected person for over 10 minutes. Cuomo described the Covid Alert NY app by saying that “It’s using technology on a level it’s…

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Health App Development Guide

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The use of mobile applications to deliver health services has gained momentum in recent years. It is estimated that by 2025, the eHealth app market will generate up to $111 billion globally. This growing demand and effort in developing eHealth apps are attributable to the increased need to provide quality and reliable access to health services for patients at their convenience.  Today, health apps are widely used to schedule doctors’ appointments, review prescriptions, and help patients take their medication on time. Other apps are used for habit tracking, self-diagnosing, fitness,…

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Oral-B launches its high-tech AI toothbrush

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The new gadget is available for anyone who has $200 to drop on real-time tracking and other features. Oral-B first unveiled its fancy AI toothbrush at CES 2020, and it has now launched the iO artificial intelligence product for sale. The price wasn’t revealed to the public when the device first made its way into the tech spotlight. At first unveiling, the iO AI toothbrush was described with phrases such as “oscillating, rotating movements,” and “linear magnetic drive,” among others. Now, beyond the flashy descriptive phrases, the gadget also has…

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Updated information to disinfect your phone in a pandemic affected world

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While some rules have remained the same since the start of the outbreak, updates have been issued. Knowing how to disinfect your phone is always a good idea, but in a pandemic crisis, it becomes particularly important to stay on top of the latest recommended strategies. For the latest information about the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the WHO or CDC website. It’s always a good idea to properly disinfect your phone. It can help you to avoid more than just exposure to the coronavirus (which can remain on your device screen…

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