Daily Archives: June 10, 2019


NHS Trust develops text messaging service to help quit smoking

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust has designed and developed a fully automated text message service to help patients quit smoking one text at a time. Gateshead patients who smoke and want to quit immediately have access to a new Smoking Cessation Service, which is a behavioural change text message service that is designed to give…


Scientists develop tool as part of everyday laughter study

Scientists at Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Krems, Austria (KL Krems) are currently developing a tool that collects psychological data as part of a study of laughter in everyday life. The software for the wearable could optimise the collection of data in psychological studies. The device will be tested on around 150 subjects…


Digital platform to tackle type 2 diabetes implemented by NHS England

Healthtech firm Changing Health has unveiled a platform designed to tackle type 2 diabetes in the UK that has been implemented by NHS England. The platform consists of a number of evidence-based programmes, placing an emphasis on behaviour change. Professor Jonathan Valabhji, national clinical director for diabetes and obesity for NHS England, said: “Living with…

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