Swipe left or swipe right? With a few images and a short bio to appeal to prospective partners, dating apps have undoubtedly put a focus on users’ physical appearance. This heightened pressure on appearance prompted researchers to explore associations in dating app use and unhealthy weight control behaviors. The research is published today in the Journal of Eating Disorders.
Monthly Archives: May 2019
World No Tobacco Day is organized by the World Health Organisation to raise awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco on health and to advocate the implementation of policies aimed at reducing tobacco consumption. In this blog we mark the occasion by revisiting some recently published research, with a focus on implementing feasible interventions.
Research published today in Infectious Agents and Cancer reports alarming disparities in the workload of oncologists in Africa compared to other parts of the world. In this blog Dr. Yehoda Martei, one of the co-authors of the research, discusses why this is a huge issue for both cancer treatment and diagnosis in African countries and the oncologists themselves.
The molding together of artificial intelligence (AI) and the geographic/GIS (geographic information systems) dimension creates geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI). Not just the technologies powering your Uber, there is an emerging role for GeoAI in health and healthcare as location is an integral part of both population and individual health. In an editorial recently published in International Journal of Health Geographics, Maged N. Kamel Boulos and colleagues discuss population-level GeoAI applications for public health and smart cities, and integration of GeoAI into precision medicine.