Consumers ‘favour search engine apps’



Search engine apps are preferred by smartphone users looking for product and service information, research shows. The findings published by the DMA show search engines are favoured by 68% of those researching gifts and purchases. The survey of 1,000 UK … Continue reading

Radio waves ‘can lower blood pressure’



Scientists have identified a way of treating high blood pressure by blasting the patient’s kidneys with radio waves. The new minimally invasive procedure is called catheter-based renal denervation. It sees doctors burn away some of the nerve tissue which surrounds … Continue reading

Shoppers ‘enjoy online and offline combos’



Smartphones and tablets may have changed the way people shop, but the majority of Britons prefer to do their shopping in-store, according to new market research. Researchers from Hitachi Consulting UK found that 65% of British consumers prefer to buy … Continue reading

Warning over online medicine ‘risks’



A growing number of people are purchasing medicines on the internet without a prescription, a trend that is actually putting the health of those that do so at risk, research suggests. Research by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and pharmaceutical … Continue reading

Online retailers launch plan to attract customers



Online retailers are set to tackle their biggest challenges of attracting more online traffic and improving conversions over the coming year, according to new research. An SLI Systems survey of 110 UK retail brands showed over half (60%) of businesses … Continue reading

Britons ‘world leaders’ in online shopping



UK consumers enjoy shopping on the web more than any other country and are obsessed with mobiles and television, according to research by Ofcom. The amount of money spent on internet shopping rose from £950 per person to £1,083 between … Continue reading

More UK shoppers ‘heading online’



A new report from Computop indicates that internet shopping is more popular in Britain than the wider continent, with British sales almost 50% higher than those in other European countries. When sales figures were compared over the last two months, … Continue reading

Health app ‘supports weight loss’



A calorie-counting smartphone app has been proven to help overweight people ditch the pounds, according to new research from the United States. Scientists from the Northwestern University in Chicago found that the average obese adult managed to lose 15 pounds … Continue reading

Whistleblowing helpline and website for doctors



The General Medical Council (GMC) has opened a helpline for doctors who wish to blow the whistle, following claims that doctors who speak out risk losing their jobs. The hotline is aimed at doctors who wish to raise serious concerns … Continue reading

Doctors website creates quiz app



A professional network of doctors has created two medicine quizzes for portable devices, marketed at doctors and healthcare staff. Doctors.net.uk has launched a free app, Medical Quiz Lite, as well as Medical Quiz Premium, which cost £1.49. The products can … Continue reading