If GPs run out of time, they can send a text, study suggests

Text messaging offers the advantage of 'confidential and unobtrusive' support: authors

A simple motivational text message is a cheap, effective way to help reduce BMI as well as decrease blood pressure in patients with cardiovascular risk factors, according to an Australian study.

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The systematic review by researchers at Deakin University and the University of Sydney looked at nine different studies on text message interventions around the world involving over 3770 participants.

They assessed the impact of text messages on BP and BMI, saying although the reductions were modest, they could potentially