Source: Queensland University of Technology Getting a sunburn could be another rebellious rite of passage for young people, says Queensland University of Technology (QUT) public health researcher Dr Elke Hacker, who is testing new UV detection wearables to try to make sun safety measures part of daily routine. “Throwing off the ‘rashie’ Mum’s made you wear or not putting on a hat after years of ‘no hat, no play,’ are like other risky behaviors such as drinking alcohol or speeding that young people seem to indulge in,” said Dr Hacker from QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation. This might explain why 30% of youngRead More →

Source: University of Warwick Study lends weight to argument for using mobile apps for routine measurements and clinical trials Digital versions of existing assessments would be cheaper, greener, and improve patient experience Validating the effectiveness of health apps could be first step to a learning health service Study by University of Warwick supports call by the Royal College of Physicians for greater use of already available technology in health care Patients can assess their own back pain using an app on their phone or tablet as effectively as current paper methods, a new study from the University of Warwick has shown. The study, published in the openRead More →