Daily Archives: June 10, 2019

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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…

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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…

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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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