Researcher develops mobile rehab tool to help patients manage their concussion recovery

Individuals suffering from a concussion who lack the resources, time or knowledge to handle their condition expertly will soon have access to a low-cost path to recovery. Michael Hutchison, an assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, has developed a mobile rehabilitation tool called Continue Reading

Tool kit provides real world guidelines for counseling for weight loss in primary care

Healthcare practitioners and researchers have a new tool to combat obesity in primary care settings, according to a study published in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. In 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began covering intensive behavioral therapy (IBT) for obesity when provided to Continue Reading

How Google’s new depression diagnosis tool is a Big Pharma plot to mass diagnose the public with depression (and sell more drugs)

Experts warned that Google’s depression screening tool will lead to over-diagnosis, over-prescribing, and misuse of data, as reported by The Daily Mail. A Google search for the query “Am I depressed?” on mobile phones or computers will suggest a link to the self-assessment quiz called the patient health questionnaire (PHQ-9), Continue Reading