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Emojis promising tool for tracking cancer patients’ quality of life: study

A team of researchers recently found that using emojis instead of traditional emotional scales were helpful in assessing patients’ physical, emotional and overall quality of life. Researchers from United States' Mayo Clinic found that using iPhones and Apple Watches were favored by patients, and the technology helped collect study data accurately and efficiently. The study, created using Apple’s ResearchKit framework, showed that Apple Watch provides objective, continuous activity data that correlates with established…

15 Abu Dhabi women donate hair to make wigs for cancer patients

ABU DHABI: In a rare gesture of empathy with the sufferings of the cancer patients who had lost their hair to chemotherapy, a group of over a dozen women from Abu Dhabi donated their hair to help make wigs for cancer patients. Women who donated their hair are the members of the Mortho Mariyam Samajam, the women's wing of the St George Jacobite Syrian Simhasana Cathedral Al Ain. "This is an annual event. We also held a blood donation camp and health awareness class. However, this is for the first time that we have…