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Letter from the Editor: Collaborate and celebrate
The Medical News Today team has a lot to celebrate this month, but, as Managing Editor Honor Whiteman discusses, it's all down to collaboration. (Medical News Today)

Do electronic devices affect our ability to grasp complex ideas?
Researchers have found a link between the constant use of electronic devices and lower activity in brain areas key to processing complex information. (Medical News Today)

Could selfie videos become the new blood pressure monitors?
New experiments suggest that, in the future, a person may be able to monitor their blood pressure simply by using their mobile phone's camera. (Medical News Today)

Smartphone-controlled device could deliver drugs into the brain
Researchers have designed a 'revolutionary' device — which they tested in mice — that could stimulate brain cells and deliver drugs into the brain. (Medical News Today)

Letter from the Editor: Here comes the sun
At MNT, the team has been recovering from a recent heatwave. But as Managing Editor Honor Whiteman reveals, the temperature isn't the only thing on the up. (Medical News Today)

Are our brains addicted to information?
New research suggests that our brains may be addicted to information via a mechanism similar to the one involved in compulsive snacking. (Medical News Today)

First-of-its-kind robotic arm works without brain implant
In a breakthrough move, researchers have developed a high-fidelity, noninvasive interface that allows users to control robotic arms with their minds. (Medical News Today)

Insomnia: 'Long-distance' CBT as effective as in-person therapy
Telemedicine-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy is as effective as in-person therapy for people trying to manage chronic insomnia, new research shows. (Medical News Today)

Letter from the Editor: Self-love
May is Mental Health Month. In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor talks about the importance of self-love for mental health and well-being. (Medical News Today)

Could a computer game help you cut down on sugar?
Many adults in the United States reach for unhealthful, sugary foods, with potentially negative health consequences. Could an experimental game help them? (Medical News Today)

Letter from the Editor: Transparency and trust
In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor Whiteman discusses the importance of having access to online health information you can trust. (Medical News Today)

IBS: Telephone- and web-based CBT relieve symptoms
A trial finds that both web- and telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome better than standard care alone. (Medical News Today)

How use of digital devices may influence obesity risk
People who tend to frequently switch between digital media devices appear to have a greater risk of obesity, according to the findings of a new study. (Medical News Today)

Letter from the Editor: Looking to the future
This month, MNT attended the Future Healthcare 2019 Conference and Exhibition. Managing Editor Honor Whiteman discusses some exciting new technologies. (Medical News Today)

Letter from the Editor: Making plans
The MNT team jetted off to NYC for our year start meeting this month, to discuss exciting plans for 2019 and beyond. Managing Editor Honor Whiteman reveals more. (Medical News Today)

Struggling to focus? This new brain training app may help
According to a research team from the United Kingdom, a new, evidence-based brain training app can boost your focus, memory, and attention-shifting skills. (Medical News Today)

Is blue waffle a real medical condition?
Blue waffle disease is a fictional STD that is said to turn a woman’s genitals blue. There is no medical evidence that the condition actually exists. In this article, we look at the truth behind blue waffle disease and the importance of getting reliable sexual health information. (Medical News Today)

How does social media use affect our body image?
Recently published research examines the effect of active social media engagement on the self-perceived body image of young adult women. (Medical News Today)

Letter from the Editor: Trek or treat?
Attending medical conferences and hiking for charity, the MNT editorial team really has been busy this month! Managing Editor Honor Whiteman reveals more. (Medical News Today)

Do your surroundings affect your taste? Virtual reality answers
Our sense of taste impacts many of our choices, but how do our surroundings influence it? A series of virtual reality experiments now provide an answer. (Medical News Today)

mHealth: What is it, and how can it help us?
The uptake of mobile health has been slow, but why? This Spotlight investigates its pros and cons, as well as what the future might hold for mHealth. (Medical News Today)

Letter from the Editor: Lucky number seven
Ever wondered what it's like to work in the MNT editorial office? Managing Editor Honor Whiteman sheds some light in this month's letter. (Medical News Today)

Letter from the Editor: Making a difference
Managing Editor Honor Whiteman gives her rundown of what's been happening in the MNT editorial office this month — and it's not what you might expect. (Medical News Today)

Letter from the Editor: Sun, sea, and seagulls
Summer is finally here! What does the MNT team love most about this glorious time of year? Managing Editor Honor Whiteman finds out. (Medical News Today)

Sex robots may do more harm than good
According to their makers, sex robots can bring many health-related benefits to users. But how realistic are these claims? A new study investigates. (Medical News Today)

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