Utilizing technology to access counseling, manage stress, track emotions

How Technology, Texting and Social Media Have Impacted the Counseling Industry

This infographic – by the Wake Forest University – was originally published on/for World Suicide Prevention Day.

It is estimated that up to 9.5 million Americans have been faced with serious thoughts of suicide. The issue of mental health problems is compounded by the lack of insurance coverage. In fact, the percentage of insured mental health suffers recently stood at only 19%. So what new resources are out there for people with little to no insurance that are in need of mental health services?

Analysons la composition de nos cosmétiques

Scanner un produit, s’informer sur un composant

INCI Beauty vous permet d’analyser simplement, rapidement et gratuitement la composition des produits cosmétiques.

  • possibilité de scanner des EAN8 (code barres à 8 chiffres)
  • possibilité de naviguer par catégorie de produit via l’écran de recherche
  • possibilité de rechercher un produit uniquement dans la catégorie sélectionnée
  • possibilité de trier les produits par pertinence, note décroissante (produits les mieux notés en premier) et note croissante
  • possibilité de filtrer les résultats de recherche. Par exemple par marque, par note, lieux de vente, etc.
  • historique des produits que vous avez consultés
  • possibilité de marquer des produits en tant que “Favoris
  • bouton sur l’écran d’accueil permettant d’accéder aux dernières photos prises avec l’application
  • les ingrédients inconnus sont associés à une fleur grise

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Stupid Cancer App Connects the DES Community Online

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

A new smartphone app from the nonprofit Stupid Cancer gives the DES community a unique opportunity to seek support from others with DES exposure or cancer diagnosis.

The more DES-exposed individuals who use the app, the more valuable it is to everyone in the DES community.

After downloading the free, secure app (initially for Mac only), participants create a profile. By selecting the DES-exposed option in “What was your primary diagnosis?” individuals are instantly matched to others.

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The pitfalls of big data and the cost of missing something

The human insights missing from big data – TEDx Talks, Nov 2016

With stories from Nokia to Netflix to the oracles of ancient Greece, Tricia Wang demystifies big data and identifies its pitfalls, suggesting that we focus instead on “thick data” – precious, unquantifiable insights from actual people – to make the right business decisions and thrive in the unknown.

Can Technology Promote Healthy Lifestyle Choices ?

Americans have the power to prevent disease by making healthy lifestyle choices

Americans are increasingly experiencing a host of health issues, with 29.1 million Americans having diabetes and 27.6 million with heart disease. To help improve these conditions, health care professionals have been leveraging health and wellness technologies, including mobile apps, wearable trackers, and even a wearable headband that can help treat depression.

  • For more about this infographic and topic, read Health and Wellness Providers – How Technology is Helping Promote Healthy Lifestyle Choices, by the Arizona State University, February 2017.
  • Enjoy our health infographics album on Flickr.

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What is the Polycare Project?

A project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

Polycare is an Horizon 2020 European project that aims for better conditions of life and care for older chronic patients and the improvement of the sustainability of the health and social care systems.

The POLYCARE project aims to develop and test an integrated care model, patient-centred, supported by the use of advanced ICT systems and services that allows the monitoring and care of older chronic patients in acute phases at home.

New tool for the assessment and prioritization of persistence of chemicals under REACH

New computer modelling tool to identify persistent chemicals

Chemicals that persist in the environment can harm humans and wildlife.

This study describes a computer modelling-based approach to predict which chemical compounds are likely to be persistent.

The models were correctly able to predict persistence for 11 of 12 chemicals tested and could provide a cost-effective alternative to laboratory testing.

Abstract

A new integrated in silico strategy for the assessment and prioritization of persistence of chemicals under REACH, science direct, pii/S0160412015301240, 2013.

The fact that chemicals can be recalcitrant and persist in the environment arouses concern since their effects may seriously harm human and environmental health.

We compiled three datasets containing half-life (HL) data on sediment, soil and water compartments in order to build in silico models and, finally, an integrated strategy for predicting persistence to be used within the EU legislation Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals (REACH). After splitting the datasets into training (80%) and test sets (20%), we developed models for each compartment using the k-nearest neighbor algorithm (k-NN). Accuracy was higher than 0.79 and 0.76 respectively in the training and test sets for all three compartments. To support the k-NN predictions, we identified some structural alerts, using SARpy software, with a high-true positive percentage in the test set and some chemical classes related to persistence using the software IstChemFeat.

All these results were combined to build an integrated model and to reach to an overall conclusion (based on assessment and reliability) on the persistence of the substance. The results on the external validation set were very encouraging and support the idea that this tool can be used successfully for regulatory purposes and to prioritize substances.

Finding good online resources for mental health support

Search engines ‘could help young people find best mental health resources’

Search engines and content providers could have a role to play in helping young people find the most reliable mental health resources online.

With well over 10,000 apps in the mental health area, quantity is not the problem. It’s much more about understanding people’s lives and how they communicate and, of course, it’s about quality.

AyeMind aims to create a digital platform to support young people in mental wellbeing and create digital resources for it; and DocReady is designed to help with a person’s first GP conversation on mental health.

What rules determines a treatment that a medical quiz would recommend?

With great power comes great responsibility

“It seems that no matter what I do, the quiz recommends the client’s drug as the best possible treatment. The only exception is if I say I’m allergic. Or if I say I am already taking it.” Bill Sourour.

Developers are often one of the last lines of defense against potentially dangerous and unethical practices.

We’re approaching a time where software will drive the vehicle that transports your family to soccer practice. There are already AI programs that help doctors diagnose disease. It’s not hard to imagine them recommending prescription drugs soon, too.

“Nothing that we were doing was illegal. In the end, I understood that the real purpose of the site was to push a particular drug.” Bill Sourour.

The more software continues to take over every aspect of our lives, the more important it will be for us to take a stand and ensure that our ethics are ever-present in our code.” 

Read The code I’m still ashamed of, on medium, Nov 13 2016. Code image by Thibault J.