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Medical and tech researchers see smartphones as health's next frontier
Medical and tech researchers see smartphones as health's next frontier

The West Hollywood club scene was just picking up as Charles Lea and other UCLA grad students fanned out along Santa Monica Boulevard. Their goal that evening: Find young black men, gay and bisexual, willing to participate in a study on how smartphone apps can help improve overall health and combat diseases such as AIDS and diabetes. It wasn't easy. Relatively few young black men, a group that has seen rising rates of HIV, congregate at go-to gay hot spots like West Hollywood. This night, most of those approached by Lea and the recruiters begged off on cooperating. “People don't want to talk,” Lea said. “They want to party.” But the research team...

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