Trend: Consumers increasingly taking care of their behavioral health via DIY tools like these

_______ 8 consumer-friendly digital tools to support behavioral health (mobihealth news): “From virtual therapy to mindfulness and meditation aids, there’s little shortage of digital tools catching investors’ eyes and breaking into the crowded behavioral health market. Although a number of these services are positioning their business to focus on payers and employers, many others are taking their products directly to consumers via monthly subscriptions, one-time retail purchases or outright free downloads. Of course, having a wealth of options and varying quality of evidence can make selecting the most effective digital tool quite a challenge. Here, MobiHealthNews has compiled a selection of eight such consumer-friendly behavioral health tools (Note: Basis, Calm, Simple Habit, Woebot, Muse, Vida Health, Headspace, AbleTo) that have recently been making headlines with new launches, funding or major product updates.” News in Context: Five reasons the future of brain enhancement is digital, pervasive and (hopefully) bright Mindstrong Health raises $14 million to modernize the diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders via artificial intelligence (AI) and smartphones The FDA creates new Digital Health unit to reimagine regulatory paths in the age of scalable, AI-enhanced innovation Neurotechnology can improve our lives…if we first address these Privacy and Informed Consent issues Learn more and discuss at the 2019 SharpBrains Virtu...
Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness AbleTo Basis Behavioral Health Calm DIY Headspace meditation Muse Simple Habit Vida Health virtual therapy Woebot Source Type: blogs

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Publication date: Available online 24 August 2019Source: Materials Today: ProceedingsAuthor(s): Debasmita Mishra, Sabyasachi Mohapatra, Alok SatapathyAbstractThe research deals with fabrication and characterization of h-BN composites with polyester as the matrix material as well as hybrid composites incorporating inorganic as well as organic filler. The inorganic ceramic filler like h-BN tends to enhance the thermal properties and imparting moisture resistant properties whereas organic fillers like Peanut husk increases the strength and stability of the composites. The implications of embedment of h-BN on the thermal condu...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: Among 21,400 eligible patients, VL-testing coverage was 85% and VL suppression was found in 89% of those tested. In the decentralized clinics, 88% of test results were reviewed on the same day as blood collection, whereas in the district hospital the median turnaround-time for results was 85 days. Among first-line ART patients with suspected failure (N = 1544), 30% suppressed (VL
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: At six months of continuous suppressive ART, the HIV-1 DNA t½ (95% CI) was shorter in Group-1 (n = 7): 2.7 months (2.1 to 3.8), than 9.2 months (7.4 to 12.1) in Group-2 (n = 8); and 9.6 months (7.6 to 12.6) in Group-3 (n = 23) (p 
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In order to move beyond the status quo of current approaches, and to support real innovation, IPV/HIV prevention interventions need to be co-developed with youth as part of a meaningful participatory process of research, intervention design, youth involvement in development and implementation. This process of co-development needs to be radical and break with the current focus on adapting existing interventions to meet the needs of young people, which are not well understood and often do not directly reflect their priorities. Broader social contexts and compound lenses are needed to avoid narrow approaches and ...
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Adherence to ART substantially improved between 2001 and 2012. Nevertheless, the absolute rates of>90% implementation were low for all groups examined. Substantial disparities by age, sex and race were present, drawing attention to the need to continue to enhance medication adherence. Further studies are required to examine whether these trends and disparities persist in the most recent period. PMID: 31441221 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Despite relatively early ART initiation, there is a substantial burden of multisystem chronic impairment among PHIV+ adolescents. This phenomenon needs to be further explored as this population ages and begins to engage in adult lifestyle factors that may compound these impairments. PMID: 31441211 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
[New Times] Global experts are going to share research on HIV vaccines and cures in a meeting that will bring together over ten thousand delegates in Kigali in December.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
GlaxoSmithKline's experimental HIV injection is as effective when given every other month as monthly, according to a study, a convenience that could help the British drugmaker in its battle against a rival drug from Gilead Sciences.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news
Conclusions: The at-home auditory training procedure utilizing frequently occurring words was effective for the trained materials used in the procedure. No generalization was seen to nontrained materials or to perceived benefit from hearing aids.
Source: Ear and Hearing - Category: Audiology Tags: Randomized Control Trial Source Type: research
Conclusions: Interventions to promote hearing aid use need to focus on addressing reasons for the perception of hearing difficulties and how to promote hearing aid use. Interventions to promote hearing aid use may need to target demographic groups that are particularly unlikely to use hearing aids, including younger adults, those who live alone and those from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Source: Ear and Hearing - Category: Audiology Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research
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