Healthcare is an industry that stands to befit greatly from the rise of ubiquitous internet access, better code-confoernceing support and the ability to use technology to help people proactively manage their health and well-being. But a study by EY has found that doctors are are more interested in reducing their administrative burden, diagnostic support or communicating with other medical professionals. While some doctors are trying to sue tech to offer better patient care and services, they are falling a long way behind patient expectations and desires.
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A while ago we explained how important it is to spend your money where you spend your time, and considering we spend at least a third of our lives asleep or in bed, skimping on your mattress or sleeping surface can be detrimental to your health.
A study from VicHealth has found that most health and well-being apps do little to help us get fitter or alter our lifestyles. The research looked at almost 350 apps with only a small number being rated at four out of five and three quarters given a failing grade. But is there more to this than meets the eye?
Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day, but according to a new review out Wednesday in the BMJ, it won’t help you lose weight. The study found no good evidence that regularly eating breakfast helps us cut down on calories or avoid weight gain.
More damning, it even found some evidence that skipping breakfast entirely would be better for our waistlines — although you should probably find better ways to stay fit.
You lead busy a life and finding time to stay healthy is tough. Fortunately, all you need is 20 minutes of exercise per day to get fit. If you don't have the time to go to the gym every day, here's how you can get in shape quickly from just about anywhere.
Unless new legislation is passed today, Australians will no longer be able to opt out of the government's My Health Record from tomorrow. Planned as an "online summary of your health information" that "can be accessed at any time by you and your healthcare providers", there are no guarantees about how your data will be used by said providers. Here's what you need to know about MHR and how to opt-out if privacy is your main concern.
Stigma against obesity infuses many areas of life, but it’s especially damaging at the doctor’s. Your physician is likely to bring up the subject of your weight but unlikely to tell you anything helpful about it, as a recent Huffpost piece documented.
About five years ago, I came to a major crossroads in my life. While work was going OK - I'd left a lucrative but unenjoyable job because I was so desperately unhappy and decided to freelance - my physical, mental and spiritual health were smashed. And, after messing around with my teenage son during basketball training, I spent the next two weeks walking like I'd been shot in the butt, having given my hamstring a decent twang.
Something had to change. On 6 January 2013 I decided to do something about it. Here's how I became a runner.