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Cyberpsychology is a relatively new yet rapidly growing area – it refers to the study of the mind and behaviour in the context of interactions with technology. It is an emerging area focused on the various psychological phenomena linked to the increasing presence and usage of technology in our lives. It...Read more
The number of people living beyond 80 years is expected to quadruple in the next five decades and, as a result, the medical community can expect to see a corresponding increase in patients with degenerative heart valve disease, along with a rising demand for new therapeutic choices.
Severe aortic stenosis...Read more
Social media is a diverse and rapidly evolving cluster of technologies that creates online communal spaces where groups of people can interact, discuss, publish and exchange information.1 Facebook and Twitter are among the most popular platforms, with Facebook reporting 1.11 billion monthly active users as of...Read more
At an oncology conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr Oscar Breathnach boots up his iPad to review urgent imaging and blood results on a cancer patient. Within minutes he has logged onto Beaumont Hospital’s computer system, accessed the laboratory and radiology clinical applications, assessed the patient’s...Read more
The rapid development of the internet means that both a wealth of health information and a minefield of misinformation are now readily available to our patients. No longer are medical practitioners seen as the sole custodians of medical information.1
A June 2009 survey from the Pew...Read more