depression

Can chatbots help fill the empathy gap?

Can chatbots help fill the empathy gap?

Stressed out? Need to talk? Turning to a chatbot for emotional support might help, research from Michigan State University shows.

Research programme to bioprint ear and noses launched

Research programme to bioprint ear and noses launched

The Scar Free Foundation has launched a research programme that aims to revolutionise surgeons’ ability to reconstruct nose and ear cartilage in patients affected by facial difference.

Researchers use virtual reality to reach youth

Researchers use virtual reality to reach youth

Researchers found that patients participating in VR sessions experienced reduced levels of anxiety and depression.

Soft brain implant controls brain cells​

Soft brain implant controls brain cells​

Researchers have invented a smartphone-controlled soft brain implant that can be recharged wirelessly from outside the body.

Depression risk detected by measuring heart rate changes

Depression risk detected by measuring heart rate changes

For the first time doctors have shown that measuring changes in 24-hour heart rate can reliably indicate whether or not someone is depressed.

Gamification: Intervention app may improve mental health

Gamification: Intervention app may improve mental health

A new randomized control trial has found that turning mobile mental health intervention into a smartphone game can potentially improve well-being.

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