Tag: apps

Food-focused phone apps help families

Ensuring healthy family meals can be greatly helped by mobile phone apps, mainly due to the appeal of the best apps’ time-saving qualities for busy parents, according to Flinders University experts. “Meal planning apps and features promoting organization present feasible, time-saving solutions that support healthy food provision practices,” says nutritionist and dietitian Professor Rebecca Golley.

These Are 2019's Best (& Smartest) Apps for Kids

In this awkward time between Christmas and New Year’s, plenty of parents are looking up apps and games for their kids to pass the time — and help keep the peace. Parents may be averse to hearing whines of “I’m bored!” But they also don’t want to just stick a screen in front of their

Moms reach out to breastfeeding apps

Mobile phone apps are increasingly being used to support breastfeeding decisions—sometimes at a cost, a Flinders University study indicates. The objective approach of most infant feeding (IF) apps gives mothers a perception of greater control, confidence and efficacy at a time of transition and stress in the early stages of parenting an infant, the study

Only 1 in 10 suicide prevention apps cover all the recommended strategies, study finds

Most (93 percent) mobile apps for suicide prevention and depression management do not provide all the six suicide prevention strategies that are commonly recommended in international clinical guidelines, a study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found. International guidelines from the U.K., U.S. and the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommend six evidence-based

These apps put a personal trainer in your pocket

It was an Instagram post that did it. A friend posted a picture of herself with damp hair plastered to her forehead, flushed cheeks and a triumphant smile. "I've escaped the zombies!" she wrote. No, my friend hadn't inadvertently wandered into a dystopian nightmare, but had downloaded Zombies, Run! – an immersive fitness app where

Apps a timely reminder for those on heart medication

We use them for everything from banking to workouts, and now research from the University of Sydney shows mobile apps could potentially save lives by helping people with coronary heart disease keep on top of their medication. Published today in Heart, and presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Germany, the study shows

Can you REALLY change your brain with drugs, supplements and apps?

Can you REALLY change your brain with drugs, supplements and apps? Experts break down the science behind mind-boosting fads Healthy people of all ages are seeking cognitive enhancement for personal, athletic, academic, and professional gains, and to keep function into old age  Siobhan Schabrun, a brain plasticity researcher at Western Sydney University, explains what works