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Using Text Messages To Treat Asthma
2013-05-01 08:44:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Pediatric asthma patients who received a daily text message asking about their symptoms or providing information about the ailment demonstrated improved pulmonary function and a better understanding of their condition within four months, say researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology in a new study. “It appears that text messages acted as an implicit reminder for patients to take their medicine and by the end of...

Studying Autism With New Tech Tools
2012-09-26 07:19:54

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online People have said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Students of public speaking are encouraged to make contact, while Western businessmen utilize eye contact to signify that attention is given to the speaker. Reluctance in frequent or prolonged eye contact is also a sign of autism. Researchers have wanted to develop systems that could measure eye contact and other telltale signs of problem behaviors in autism. Recently,...

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