New Tech Methods to Combat Online Domestic Abuse

New Tech Methods to Combat Online Domestic Abuse

Researchers have developed a new tool to systematically and effectively detect online abuse and then take remedial action to protect victims. Working with the New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, Cornell Tech researchers created and...
Virtual Reality Body Swapping an Effective Tool for Talking Through Issues

Virtual Reality Body Swapping an Effective Tool for Talking Through Issues

It is common for a person to be much better at giving useful advice to a friend in trouble than they are in dealing with their own problems. Researchers explain that although we usually have continuous internal dialogue, we become trapped inside our own way of...
Smartphone Games May Ease Work Stress Better Than Mindfulness Apps

Smartphone Games May Ease Work Stress Better Than Mindfulness Apps

A new U.K. study finds that digital games, typical of those used on smartphones, may outperform mindfulness apps when it comes to relieving work-related stress. Researchers from University College London (UCL) and the University of Bath gave a 15-minute math test to...
Treating Sleep Apnea Can Ease Depression Symptoms

Treating Sleep Apnea Can Ease Depression Symptoms

A large Australian study has discovered that medical intervention for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can improve depression symptoms in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. The study is by far the largest trial of its type and one of very few studies...
AI May Revolutionize Detection and Management of Alzheimer’s

AI May Revolutionize Detection and Management of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a healthcare albatross lurking in the background to prey upon our aging population. Despite considerable attention to detection and management of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), significant gaps remain. While many traditional memory assessment tools...
3D Imaging Can Help Young Women Boost Body Image

3D Imaging Can Help Young Women Boost Body Image

A new study shows how 3D imaging, a type of technology which enhances the illusion of depth perception, might be able to help young women better appreciate their bodies, and in turn, improve their mental health. 3D technology is commonly used in movies and medical...