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Like yin and yang: mindful breathing for pain control

Like yin and yang: mindful breathing for pain control

Researchers compared traditional mindful breathing and virtual reality, 3D-guided mindful breathing to reduce pain.

Augmented reality helps tackle arachnophobia

Augmented reality helps tackle arachnophobia

Researchers have developed an augmented reality app for smartphones in order to help people reduce their fear of spiders.

Fitness apps keep us moving during lockdown

Fitness apps keep us moving during lockdown

Researchers studied the mental health barriers which promote or prevent people from engaging with physical activity apps during the initial COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.

Artificial pancreas trialed for outpatients with type 2 diabetes

Artificial pancreas trialed for outpatients with type 2 diabetes

Tests show that the device can help patients safely and effectively manage their blood glucose levels and reduce the risk of low blood sugar levels.

'Origami' testing app tackles spread of malaria

'Origami' testing app tackles spread of malaria

A new approach to tackling the spread of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, which combines affordable, easy-to-administer blood tests with machine learning and unbreakable encryption, has generated encouraging early results in Uganda.

Gamification in diabetes care

Gamification in diabetes care

The number of gamified mobile applications is rising rapidly—especially in healthcare. This article illustrates how gamification is employed in diabetes care.

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