Uploaded by: Sid Kolwankar Source: Image created by the authors/PlaceIt Copyright: Wellthy Therapeutics/PlaceIt URL: http://www.jmir.org/2021/3/e17908/ License: Licensed by the authors India, March 19, 2021: The number of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) in South Asia was estimated to be 88 million in 2019 and is expected to reach 115 million by 2030. In fact, South Asians, who represent approximately one-fourth of the global population, are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with T2D. This alarming rise can be ascribed to the fast-changing lifestyle characterized by urbanization and sedentary living. However, numerous studies have suggested poor glycemic control in patients with T2D in SouthRead More →

Source: Image created by the Authors Copyright: Image created by the Authors URL: http://games.jmir.org/2021/1/e24652/ License: Creative Commons Attribution + Noncommercial + NoDerivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) Brisbane, March 25, 2021 – “A week in the life of a cancer cell” could be the title of a new VR gamified experience at World Science Week from skin cancer prevention expert Dr Elke Hacker. Put on the goggles and you’re inside a body fighting proliferating melanoma skin cancer cells through a VR game whose user-centred design aims to engage and educate young people on how cancer begins and methods of treatment in the fight against the deadly spread of melanomaRead More →

Source: The Authors Copyright: The Authors URL: http://www.jmir.org/2021/3/e22345/ License: CC-BY-NC-SA Geneva, February 21, 2021 – InZone, an academic and humanitarian program for higher education in refugee contexts at the University of Geneva, is happy to announce the publication of this study with the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The research concerns the delivery of the University of Geneva’s InZone-RAFT basic medical training course in Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps between 2017 and 2019. The project was delivered via InZone’s collaborative blended learning ecosystem, which connects students in refugee camps, teachers, tutors, and facilitators to enable higher education in refugee contexts. The research finds that, by improving the mode of delivery, better contextualizing content, and promoting more interaction between the refugee students and their teachers, high levels of medicalRead More →

Source: Image created by the authors Copyright: The Authors URL: http://derma.jmir.org/2021/1/e24737/ License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) Behind the perfectly curated videos and facetuned selfies, no filter can hide the concerns dermatologists have about practicing medicine in the face of social media. March 17, 2021: A new study published in JMIR Dermatology found that dermatologists are most concerned over misinformation on social media, scoring it an 89 out of 100 on the degree of risk severity. Yet, 82% of dermatologists plan to increase their personal and professional use on social media. Research Summary Journal JMIR Dermatology Title Risks and Benefits of Using Social Media in Dermatology:Read More →

Source: woebothealth.com Copyright: Woebot Health URL: https://woebothealth.com/ License: Licensed by JMIR Woebot, a therapeutic relational agent, established a bond with users who experienced a 30% decrease in occasions of substance use during the pandemic The study coincided with a marked increase in alcohol consumption in early 2020: Nielsen reported a 21% rise in brick-and-mortar alcohol dollar sales and a 234% increase in online sales of alcohol compared to the prior year SAN FRANCISCO, March 23, 2021— Woebot Health, a pioneer in the development and delivery of fast-acting digital therapeutics for mental health, announced that the Journal of Medical Internet Research, a peer-reviewed medical journal coveringRead More →

Source: Freepik Copyright: Freepik URL: https://www.freepik.com/free-photo/business-video-chat-laptop_10072682.htm#page=1&query=video%20chat&position=41 License: Licensed by JMIR BOSTON, MA (March 11, 2021)–A research study evaluating the feasibility and effectiveness of the National Empowerment Center’s peer-led training program, Emotional CPR, has been published in the Journal of Participatory Medicine. The study—conducted between April 20, 2020, and July 31, 2020—showed that Emotional CPR has positive impacts on participants’ ability to support others as well as on their own well-being. “This study provides promising evidence that Emotional CPR may increase feelings of belonging while also improving participants’ ability to support others experiencing emotional distress,” said Daniel B. Fisher, MD, PhD, CEO of the National EmpowermentRead More →

Source: Image created by the Authors Copyright: The Authors (ManagingLife) URL: http://mhealth.jmir.org/2021/3/e26528/ License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY)   For chronic pain sufferers an app may be just the tool they need to manage their pain. In a UHN-led study that used the app “Manage My Pain,” enrolled patients saw clinically significant reductions in key areas that drive increased medical needs, potential abuse of prescription opioids and, of course, pain.       Toronto (March 4, 2021) – For the first time, an app has been shown to reduce key symptoms of chronic pain. A UNH-led study evaluated the impact of Manage My Pain (MMP), a digital healthRead More →

Source: iStock by Getty Images Copyright: vgajic URL: https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/day-in-life-of-a-person-with-diabetes-gm1288968366-384773747 License: Licensed by the Authors   San Francisco – March 3, 2021 – Diabetes is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the world, impacting over 422 million people. In the United States alone, more than 120 million Americans are living with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and prediabetes.   New research published today in the Journal of Medical Internet Research shows that continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) could modernize T2D clinical trials by using remote data collection. The study—“Medical Food Assessment Using a Smartphone App With Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensors: Proof-of-Concept Study”—was conducted by scientists at PendulumRead More →