App eases eating disorder symptoms for college women

Stigma surrounding eating disorders may keep young adults on college campuses from seeking treatment. A new app may help change that.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: anxiety food apps eating-disorders health-and-medicine

Will a TikTok ban make using the app a crime?

With a potential TikTok ban looming in the US, what happens if you use the app after the ban? It could put you at legal risk, experts say.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: china government apps mobile-devices featured society-and-culture laws us-presidents

Can the US government really ban TikTok?

President Trump wants to ban TikTok, the popular video app, due to security concerns. But can the government totally ban an app like that?

Roger Dunaway-Tulane • futurity
Aug. 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: business china government apps mobile-devices featured society-and-culture

Uber or Lyft electric car swap saves 3X more carbon than yours

Swapping out a gas-powered Uber or Lyft vehicle with an electric car cuts emissions three times more than when an individual driver makes that switch, research finds.

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis • futurity
July 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: sustainability emissions transportation apps earth-and-environment vehicles

Try this app to avoid ticks this summer

With summer's arrival, avoiding ticks and the Lyme disease they spread is super important. A phone app can give you the facts you need to know.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
June 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: insects apps ticks lyme-disease mobile-devices parasites featured health-and-medicine citizen-scientists

App tracks messed up body clocks during pandemic

"...many of us may be experiencing circadian disruption which could lead to fatigue, mood changes, changes in sleep patterns, and decreased immune function."

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 sleep apps featured time health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms

Birders: Use ‘Chipper’ app to catalog songs for research

A new app called Chipper can help birders and citizen scientists share birdsong recordings with scientists.

Spencer Turney-Vanderbilt • futurity
June 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: birds research apps earth-and-environment sounds citizen-scientists

App could let patients self-monitor COVID-19 symptoms

The CovidCare app is headed to clinical trial. If it's successful it could be a simple way for patients to monitor their own symptoms and mental health.

Sam Burt-Melbourne • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 apps health-and-medicine

App snaps a pic of the eyelid to spot anemia

An app in development could help doctors diagnose anemia by using images of a patient's eyelid to get a count of their hemoglobin.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: blood apps hemoglobin eyes algorithms mobile-devices featured health-and-medicine anemia

Poll: Most parents are okay with tween health apps

Despite concerns about the potential for making their kids overly concerned about weight, most parents say they're not against tweens using health apps.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: parents childrens-health apps health-and-medicine body-weight

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