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Some mental health apps claim to track your mood over time, while others claim to “cure” your mental ill health with hypnosis. Adobe

How to find a good app for mental health

While some respectable organisations have lists of recommended apps, very few of these apps are supported by experimental evidence.
It takes time for a human to become good at diagnosing ailments, but that learning is lost when they retire. Shutterstock/Poprotskiy Alexey

Digital diagnosis: intelligent machines do a better job than humans

Humans can only do so much when it comes to diagnosing what's wrong with a patient. So why not let machines take over? They learn faster than humans and never retire.
A droid can treat a Lightsaber wound, but can it feel your pain? JD Hancock

Calling Dr Droid? Why aren’t there any human doctors in Star Wars?

Though set “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” it isn’t hard to see in the Star Wars films a vision of our own not so distant future. But Anthony Jones, a physician with a long background in health…
Out of the lab and into real life. Mike Blyth

Africa should test smartphone microscope in the field

As a virologist working in the Gambia, the idea of a portable microscope that uses fluorescent imaging and can be attached to your smartphone to detect viruses and bacteria in the field sounds amazing…

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