Internet And Smartphone Addiction

April 11, 2012

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Internet Addiction (Photo credit: pics)

After posting my article on the IT’s Seven Worst Addictions (And How To Cure Them), I came across a posting on where they expand on “Online Junkies and Brain Shrinkage: The Rise of Internet Addiction.”

For my readers’ convenience I include the infographic from their website below this article.

But worse might be the Smartphone addiction. Because we have it with us all the time. And it is difficult not to react to all the tweets and updates from your friends and circles. Reports say that some are even leave the phone on at night not to miss anything. Read the rest of this entry »

Smart Pill “Phones Home” From the Stomach to Remind You to Take Your Medicine

March 20, 2012

Reminder to take medications regularly

Forgetting to take your pills -- a common issue. Images from the article

A smart pill with ‘edible microchip’ tells you and your doctor when the next dose is due:

  • A patch on the skin will pick up a signal once tablet is swallowed and relay this to a smart phone
  • The system will be offered to patients taking medication for heart conditions and diabetes

JENNY HOPE and CLAIRE BATES reported in the Health section of DailyMail Online on the new device that dramatically helps to increase compliance in medication regimes: Read the rest of this entry »