"In the future, we will be going less to the doctor, and rather use social media to find out what is the matter with us," says one researcher. She points out that health authorities should have a stronger presence on the web.
A smartphone can be an aid for an elderly person who takes a tumble at home. It can capture the sound of the fall from up to five meters away and thus eliminates the need for elders to actually wear equipment or sensors.
One in four young people from poor families struggle with mental health problems, according to a nation wide survey. They are more prone to depressive moods and stress-related problems than young people from resourceful families.
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Using a speed warning system in Norway could reduce both the average speed of vehicles and their emissions, concludes a recent report. Lower speeds also lead to fewer fatalities and serious injuries on the roads.