Tag: Online

Online grocery shopping leaves ‘food deserts’ behind

There’s a new path out of the “food desert,” and it’s as close as the nearest Internet connection. A Yale University analysis found that most people in “food deserts” in eight states would increase their access to healthy, nutritious food if they purchase groceries online and had the food delivered as part of the federal

Expert offers tips about online nutrition information

In today’s social media world, it’s easier than ever to find “facts”—and increasingly difficult to figure out which of them are actually true. Reporting based on findings of nutrition research, in particular, is rife with exaggerations, contradictions, and flat-out inaccuracies. Many people end up making food decisions based on this flawed advice, instead of following

Online program helps traumatised refugees overcome mental health stigma

A world-first intervention for refugee men who suffer from PTSD has shown promise in a trial, encouraging them to get help. An online intervention by UNSW Sydney scientists, in partnership with Settlement Services International (SSI), has successfully helped traumatised refugee men overcome the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a randomised control trial has

Online CBT helps children with stomach pains

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) online can be useful in treating gastrointestinal disorders in children when no physical cause can be found. This is the viewpoint of researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that is described in a new study published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. About 13 per cent of all children suffer

Medical practices should address negative online reviews

(HealthDay)—Medical practice staff can effectively handle negative online reviews by staying calm and positive, looking for solutions, apologizing, and thanking the reviewers, according to an article published in Physicians Practice. According to the article, every physician or medical practice owner deals with many online reviews. While most are encouraging, the ability to stay anonymous can

Online solution for OCD treatment

Almost 1 in 30 Australians experience Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) at some stage in their life. OCD, previously recognised by the World Health Organisation as a top 10 (#9) cause of disability in the world, has been studied closely by Flinders University Professor Mike Kyrios, Vice-President of the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work. After

Online reviews of plastic surgeons—study looks at differences between happy and unhappy patients

Good cosmetic results are an important factor—but not the only factor—differentiating positive versus negative reviews for plastic surgeons on Google, Yelp, and other online review sites, according to a special topic paper in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Factors such

Online message board advice on ICDs reflects inaccuracies

Medical advice about implanted cardiac defibrillators obtained via an online message board appears to be accurate only half of the time, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2018, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in quality of care and outcomes research