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May 26, 2016

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May 26, 2016

Survey Reveals Few GPs Use Alternatives to Face-to-Face Consultations

May 24, 2016 — Despite policy pressure on GPs to offer consultations by email or internet video programs such as Skype, few GPs do and most have no plans to introduce them in future, according to a new study from ... read more

Digital Health Intervention Does Not Lower Heart Attack Risk

May 18, 2016 — Researchers examined whether a digital health intervention using email and text messages designed to change diet and physical activity would improve heart attack risk among a South Asian ... read more

Better Search Engine Results Thanks to New Method

May 12, 2016 — How does Google decide which search results to display? One developer has created a new method by which dozens or even hundreds of search algorithms can be compared with each other simultaneously. ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Crowdsourcing has brought us Wikipedia and ways to understand how HIV proteins fold. However, most tasks have proven resistant to distributed labor, at least without a central organizer. Now a ... read more

In a Connected World, Privacy Becomes a Group Effort

May 11, 2016 — As the world grows more social and connects more online, privacy management is becoming more collaborative, according ... read more

Abstinence May Not Be the Best Policy for Avoiding Online Risk

May 11, 2016 — The online world is full of risky situations for teens, but allowing them to gradually build their own coping strategies may be a better parental strategy than forbidding Internet use, according to a ... read more

New Challenge for Caregivers: The Internet

May 11, 2016 — What should caregivers do when their loved one is checking in on social media at the bank, essentially announcing their whereabouts? What if they are posting too often or don’t remember making ... read more

Biomedical Research Streamlined by Making Genetic Data Easier to Search

May 10, 2016 — A team of scientists is expanding web services to make biomedical research more efficient. With their free, public projects, MyGene.info and MyVariant.info, researchers around the world have a faster ... read more

Smartphone Alerts Increase Inattention, Hyperactivity

May 9, 2016 — With the Internet in our pockets, are we more inclined to be inattentive to other tasks? A new study indicates that the answer is yes. The researchers designed a two-week experimental study and ... read more

Teaching Computers to Understand Human Languages

May 6, 2016 — A set of algorithms has been developed that will help teach computers to process and understand human languages. The algorithms will enable a computer to act in much the same way as a human would ... read more

May 5, 2016 — The power to explore social media trends, memes and viral bursts -- from the pop cultural to the political -- with the same algorithmic sophistication as top experts in the field is now available to ... read more

Not So Safe: Security Software Can Put Computers at Risk

May 4, 2016 — Is the antivirus program running on your computer really making your computers safer to use, say, for online banking? Is the parental control software you bought to keep your child off inappropriate ... read more

Phoney Protection for Passwords: Honeywords Provide Additional Password Security

May 4, 2016 — Corporate data breaches seem to be on the rise, rarely a week passes without a company revealing that its database has been hacked and regrettably usernames, passwords, credit card details and its ... read more

Readability of Online Health Information for Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

May 4, 2016 — Online information on pancreatic cancer overestimates the reading ability of the overall population and lacks accurate information about alternative therapy, according to a ... read more

Benefits of Internet-Based Therapy in Overcoming Childbirth Fear

May 4, 2016 — Women expecting their first child but who are experiencing severe fear of childbirth (FOC) stand to dramatically benefit in reducing their anxieties with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered ... read more

Risk Aversion Impedes Innovation in Information Technology

May 2, 2016 — Smartphones and tablets come from Asia and America, European industry is far behind. Causes are unfolded by a new study, e.g. risk aversion made the companies offer own data services at high prices ... read more

Combination of Face-to-Face and Online Bullying May Pack a Powerful Punch

Apr. 30, 2016 — Bullying and taunts that may have once stayed in the schoolyard increasingly spill over into text messages and social media. A new study shows that the combined effect of both face-to-face and ... read more

Researchers Develop Secure Audio Captchas

Apr. 29, 2016 — In order to avoid spam, on many websites users are prompted to prove that they are human by entering symbols that are difficult to read. For partially sighted users, acoustic solutions have been ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Beachgoers may soon be able to know in a timely manner if the water is clean enough for swimming, thanks to some new technology. Sensors in new buoys gather information, everything from temperature ... read more

Consumers Reveal Barriers to Brain-Training App-Iness

Apr. 27, 2016 — The preconceptions and concerns of young US consumers about brain-training smartphone apps are examined in a new scientific study. The work investigated why consumers decide to download these apps, ... read more

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