Smartphones are now nearly ubiquitous; their numerous built-in sensors enable continuous measurement of activities of daily living, making them especially well-suited for health research.  Progress in science has always been driven by data. More than 5 billion mobile devices were in use in 2020 (Association, G. The mobile economy 2020), with multiple sensors (e.g. accelerometer […]

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The impact of the pandemic on depressive and anxiety disorders

Prior to 2020, mental disorders were the leading causes of global health burden, with depressive and anxiety disorders contributing the most to this burden. The emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic has created an environment in which many determinants of poor mental health are exacerbated. Against this backdrop, an international group of mental health specialists set […]

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Effectiveness of psychological and educational interventions via the internet in the prevention of depression.

SOURCE: IBIMA The study, in which a total of 10,000 people from 11 countries participated, has been published in the scientific journal ‘Clinical Psychology Review‘. A team of researchers from the Institute of Biomedical Research of Malaga (IBIMA), belonging to the Research Network on Prevention and Health Promotion (RedIAPP), have coordinated a study in which […]

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EU4HEALTH: Towards a healthier European Union

Europe, in its commitment to promote the well-being of the entire population, has approved the programme EU4Health, with a budget of €5.1 billion, which aims to prepare EU health systems more rigorously for future health threats and pandemics. The new programme’s main objectives include strengthening health systems by supporting countries to coordinate with each other […]

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