A weekly conversation on building digital products for better health and wellness.
76% of young people with mental health issues never get treated, 50% of all adult mental health issues begin by age 14, 1 in 5 people self harm by the age of 16. The list of obstacles facing today’s youth goes on and the statistics show it.
If it’s not broken, make it better. We chat with the team leading the charge in turning the UK’s 10,000 employee strong Alzheimer’s organisation into a user-centred and digitally literate powerhouse.
"People are complicated. Their needs, especially as it relates to their health and their lifestyle, are so multifaceted. It takes a human in many cases to be able to understand that and adapt how we help each individual in a way that's appropriate for them."
We believe that fertility hormone testing should become as routine as a pap smear. We want every woman to be able to understand their reproductive hormones and not only to think about their fertility but also their overall reproductive health.
“We can't change the system from the inside so we need to work with the tools and the power that we have on the outside. That starts with empowering the individual.”
The way we eat has a significant impact on our health and wellbeing. But finding the time to research and plan what and how we eat prevents a lot of us from living healthier lives.
Having quick, reliable access to mental health services can be life-saving. But more often than not people find multiple barriers in their way when it comes to getting help.
Knowing what’s going on in your body is essential to making the right decisions when it comes to your health and wellness.
Performing operations repeatedly and constantly being exposed to different procedures can make all the difference in a surgeon’s career.
Meditation has been proven to improve our well-being, but it’s not unusual to sometimes wonder if it’s actually making a difference.
Most young people now expect to find services online, including support for their emotional wellbeing.
More and more healthcare professionals in the UK are turning to Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger to communicate at work.
A physician’s time should be spent diagnosing and treating patients rather than spending hours pouring over a patient’s test data.
Things like staircases, escalators and lifts often make navigating indoors difficult for visually impaired people.
More and more people are going on social networks to share their problems and get emotional support.
Virtual reality isn’t just for video games, it’s now being used to cure phobias too.
The rapid progression of healthcare means that it’s more important than ever for hospitals to understand how they should evolve.
In designing and building better cities, shouldn’t we involve the most important stakeholder—the people who live in them?
With a touch of a button, a blind person can get a little help with everyday tasks.
We may be living longer, but that doesn’t mean we’re ageing well.
We can track everything from the number of steps we’ve walked to our heart rate, so why not a woman’s fertility?
What if you could take a blood test without leaving your home?
Determining which supplements to take can oftentimes become a guessing game.
On average, pregnant women go to the hospital for false alarms two to three times.
It typically takes physicians anywhere from a few to 20 minutes to prescribe birth control—with Nurx it takes less than 30 seconds.
Research shows that loneliness can be more harmful than smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
The number one fear people have of growing older is losing control over their own lives.
Transportation is something that many of us take for granted.
For many, meditation may appear to have a lot of mysticism around it.
Pacemakers and implanted defibrillators have helped people with chronic heart disease to survive and lead fairly normal lives. But what if things could be taken a step further to elevate patient care?
Being able to easily share information in the medical field can sometimes mean all the difference in helping a patient experience a better outcome.
For people living with severe food intolerances like celiac disease, even a tiny morsel of food laced with gluten could end up making them very sick.
Since 2004, W21C has been making waves in healthcare delivery by sparking fresh ideas to improve patient safety and the quality of care.
When was the last time you looked at your phone? Chances are, your answer might be anything from the last minute to the last hour.
Ava is breaking down communication barriers between the deaf & hearing worlds with the power of mobile and speech technologies.