The latest health care technology news
Social media doesn’t cause depression
Researchers in Norway found that while children spend significant time on social media and there has been a rise in youth depression, there is no definitive proof that the two are directly connected. Doctors don’t have enough time to be on social media, so they’ll go along with the Norwegian findings and be depressed about the number of prior authorizations they need to complete each day instead.
Brain-computer interface allows paralyzed woman to speak
Researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley created a brain-computer interface that allowed a paralyzed women to speak through an avatar using AI to translate brain waves to speech. Physicians are hopeful the device can be used to transmit their NSFW thoughts about insurance companies and their interference in the practice of medicine directly to their CEOs.
Watch others eat candy so you don’t have to
A study in Singapore found that to reduce candy cravings, subjects only had to watch someone else eating candy on a video 30 times to reduce their own candy consumption by 30%. No word on when the video will be released on Netflix to help the sweet tooths among us.