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Put to the text: SMS reminders for addiction treatment sessions

SMS reminders sent to patients booked in to addiction treatment sessions significantly increase attendance rates, University of Queensland research has found. […]

Apps a timely reminder for those on heart medication

We use them for everything from banking to workouts, and now research from the University of Sydney shows mobile apps […]

Neuroticism blamed for smartphone addiction

A third of young Australian smartphone users have reported feeling anxious if unable to regularly check their phones, according to […]

Konnect: R U OK? creates app to increase moments of joy and connection in time …

Encouraging people to spend more time with their friends and family is the driving-force behind a new tool developed by […]

Smartphones in skin checks for early detection of melanoma

QUT skin cancer researchers are seeking community volunteers to participate in a skin self-examination study. Performed regularly, self-examination can alert […]

World-first epilepsy phone service launched

Tasmanians living with or affected by epilepsy will benefit from a world-first telephone-based peer support service launched in Hobart recently. […]

How a nurse’s smart phone could prevent stroke

One in four strokes – Australia’s second largest cause of death and disability – is caused by atrial fibrillation (AF) […]

Practitioners’ mobile phones pose serious health concerns

A new study has found mobile phones used by medical practitioners in a hospital setting contain a high level of […]

Diagnosis in the palm of your hand

The cough is the single most common reason for a trip to the doctor, placing enormous strain on Australia’s healthcare […]