Daily Archives: August 6, 2019


Virtually painless: Why digital technologies could be the answer

Dan Boot, head of digital disruptive innovation at RB, writes about how digital technologies could be the answer to treating pain. Pain is a universally suffered condition. It already impacts one in five adults worldwide – and will only become more ubiquitous as chronic conditions rise and lifestyles become increasingly sedentary. Pain sufferers have few…


UCLan and SilverCloud partner for digital therapy training of PWP

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and SilverCloud Health have partnered to deliver training in the use of digital therapy for the next generation of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP). Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is celebrating its tenth year since inception and features prominently in the NHS Long Term Plan. There is the intention…


Mayo researchers develop AI model to detect atrial fibrillation

A way of identifying a condition that causes irregular heartbeat may have been discovered by artificial intelligence via computer modelling at the Mayo Clinic. Atrial fibrillation causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate, and can sometimes be higher than 100 beats per minute, which can cause problems including dizziness, shortness of breath and…

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