April 24, 2013  1:28 PM

Tetris to treat lazy eye

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Eyepatch, health, Tetris

In an experiment

February 8, 2012  2:12 PM

Takeaways can be worse for your health than you think

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
food, health, McDonald, Recreation

As if the saturated fat, salt and additives weren't already enough to worry about, in America it seems you also have to consider the threat of 50,000 volts before you opt for fast food. 

A 37-year-old woman from North Carolina was tased after cutting...

January 24, 2012  2:04 PM

Website launched to help people profit from failed relationships

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Australia, Ebay, health, London, relationship, shopping, Website

A website has been launched to help people make a bit of cash to cheer them up after a relationship breakdown.

The aptly named provides a marketplace for people to rid themselves of...

June 1, 2011  3:07 PM

Bedroom smartphone antics cause relationship friction

jwilliams2 Profile: jwilliams2
health, iPhone, Mobile Computing, Private lives, safety

Downtime knew mobile phones could increase employee productivity but is surprised to discover how smartphones are also being used outside work hours in the bedroom.

 A survey by iPass finds more than 60% of enterprise employees "sleep with their smartphones".

June 1, 2011  11:25 AM

Nurse in your pocket app gives people depression amongst other diseases

falani Profile: falani
health, iPhone

Last week the NHS announced that they are releasing their 'Nurse in your pocket' app on the iPhone following it's success on Android.

I'm not a fan of self-assessment no matter what device it sits on. 

I remember when I was 6, I paid...

June 16, 2010  2:52 PM

Children spend too much time on computers

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
gadgets, Hardware, health, Mobile Computing, National news, pictures, photos and images, Social networking

In the days of old when knights were bold and computers hadn't been invented, squires - wannabe knights - would practice swordsmanship using wooden swords, to minimise the risk of injury and also to protect the valuable ironmongery from damage.

It is entirely possible that many infant...

November 30, 2009  3:12 PM

Does my tum look big on this?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cartoon or comic, consumer, gadgets, health, iPhone, Social networking

In these troubled times, time itself is clearly at a premium for the busy health-conscious IT professional. But worry no more, for now you no longer need to waste precious seconds glancing down at your scales to find out how much you weigh.

Thanks to the

December 16, 2008  8:38 AM

Over-engineering a solution to a non-existent problem

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
health, Mobile Computing

Downtime was mystified by a Reuters report that a Belgian health products distributor has invented a microchip that it claims will protect mobile phone users from potentially damaging electromagnetic...

November 18, 2008  11:15 AM

Google helps hypochondriacs get the attention they need

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
health, online, research

Google staff have devised a way to help predict and manage outbreaks of influenza by collating common flu-related search terms such as "headache" and "runny nose".

The company has compared past search terms to...

November 18, 2008  11:10 AM

MP3 users may kill more than the silence, study finds

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
gadgets, health

If you think it is annoying listening to the noise pollution from the headphones of obnoxious teenagers on your daily commute, spare a thought for people suffering from cardiac problems.

A study...

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