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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Canadians accessed health care via video and mobile technology, highlighting the benefits of telehealth. (Pixabay)

How to build a better Canada after COVID-19: Make telehealth the primary way we deliver health care

Virtual health-care services have been on the decision agenda for years, but lack of financial investment and political will has hindered progress. The pandemic has provided the impetus for action.
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.

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