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How smart, portable medical devices are changing lives

Miniaturisation and wireless connectivity have seen the bulkiest of devices shrink down to once unfathomable sizes, allowing complex and life-changing…

The joy of giving up the internet for Lent

Like many great love stories, ours ended on a train. A stranger tapped me on the shoulder to ask if…

We can’t just blame smartphones for kids’ poor sleep

Allowing children to have a smartphone or tablet in their bedroom could disrupt their sleep, according to a review by…

The medical (and legal) consequences of looking at your phone in bed

It’s not my fault I look at my emails 24 hours a day — so who can I sue?

Healthcare is about to undergo a revolution. Here’s what will change

Not everyone may have noticed, but we are living in a period of revolution — and it eclipses the industrial…

Don’t blame smartphones for young people feeling depressed. The problem goes deeper

At a student bar a few weeks ago, a friend told me they’d been struggling with depression for some time.…

Is screen time wrecking family life? To my shame I know the answer

Every now and then, amid the blizzard of health reports that bombard us on a seemingly hourly basis, one strikes…