Macmillan Cancer Support has teamed up with Big Health to offer cancer patients free access to apps that support mental health.
The roundup round-up includes a virtual reality smartphone app for beating phobias and a project which involves AI being used for lung cancer diagnosis.
Dr Sam Malins has led a number of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) group programmes for people who have experienced cancer diagnosis and treatment. The groups aim was to improve symptoms of anxiety and depression for people who have had cancer, because there can be double-to-triple the risk of these problems for them, compared to the general population.
NICE believes digital services could mean children will avoid lengthy delays in care and also help reduce pressures on the NHS.
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Computer courses to treat depression are likely to be ineffective, according to research by the University of York that looked at their use in a real-world setting.
Paul Curran reports on an app that sends its users to sleep; and which won the ‘healthcare IT product innovation’ category of last year’s EHI Awards.