Month: August 2020

New app could help scientists to investigate the use of wearable devices for COVID-19 detection

The researchers, funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), created the Mass Science app that allows COVID-Collab study participants to connect wearables, such as Fitbit devices, and share data including heart rate, activity and sleep.

Participants can also use the app to provide information on geographic location, mood, and mental health in addition to COVID-19 symptoms and a diagnosis if they have tested positive for the disease.

The King’s College London researchers will then analyze the data including heart rate and activity when a participant reports feeling ill or tests positive for COVID-19.


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Video Games May Sabotage Fitness Among College Students | Health News

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter


MONDAY, June 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Video games often stand in the way of exercise and healthy eating among male college students, a new study shows.

“It’s important to understand that video games are a risk factor for poor lifestyle habits that may contribute to poor health,” said researcher Dustin Moore, a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire.

“We know that habits developed in adolescence and early adulthood can stick with people for the rest of their lives, so if we can encourage video game users to eat healthier and exercise

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Royal College of Nursing still ‘extremely’ worried about Shropshire hospital care

It has emerged that the Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Ted Baker, had written to NHS England outlining concerns about continuing poor care at Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

In his letter he said that special administration, seen previously at the scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, which was eventually dissolved, could be an option if the situation does not improve.

The CQC and the NHS have been meeting to discuss the plans to improve the hospitals, but no decision has yet been taken.

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Lindsay Meeks, Regional Director of the Royal College of Nursing in the West

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Scholarship Spotlight: IS&T’s JumpStart Scholarship | College of Information Science & Technology

The College of Information Science & Technology understands that life circumstances and financial needs continue to shift during these unprecedented times in our world. In response, the CIST JumpStart Scholarship was created to encourage new CIST graduate applicants to achieve their academic and professional goals. This scholarship is a one-time award (not recurring) for the first enrolled term in a CIST graduate degree program. Scholarships are limited by the funds available and will be awarded to students who are enrolled on a first-come-first serve basis.

Eligibility & Scholarship Amount

To be eligible for the Jump Start Scholarship, you must meet

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