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A New Skill Could Let Smart Speakers Monitor a Sleeping Baby's Breathing and Movement

For the first few months, life with a new baby at home is filled with stress and worry. Are they sleeping okay? Have they rolled over too far? Are they still breathing? But there could soon be some relief to all the anxiety as researchers have come up with a clever new trick for smart speakers that allows them to …Read more...
Tags: Smart Speakers, Research, University Of Washington, Health, Safety


DIY drugs: should hospitals make their own medicine?

If pharmaceutical companies rapidly inflate the price of their products, is there an alternative? One Dutch chemist thinks so. By Chris Stokel-WalkerWhen a pharmaceutical company raised the price of an essential medicine to unacceptable levels, there was only one thing for pharmacist Marleen Kemper to do: start making it herself. When Kemper was in primary school, she had watched two of her classmates get ill. One had a brain tumour, the other contracted an infection in his gut. Both of them die...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, Science, Money, Drugs, Society, Hospitals, Healthcare Industry, Health Insurance, Pharmaceuticals industry, Drugs policy, Kemper, Chris Stokel WalkerWhen, Marleen Kemper


Congress Wants Answers on Who Sent Millions of Pro-Vaping Posts From Bot Accounts

The House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Massachusetts attorney general’s office are investigating exactly who spammed millions of bot posts promoting e-cigarettes while downplaying or misleading viewers on its effects on human health.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Tobacco, Massachusetts, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Nicotine, Vaping, E Cigarettes, Bots, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Congress Wants Answers


Common drug could prevent thousands of head injury deaths

Researchers say tranexamic acid treatment has potential to save tens of thousands of livesA cheap and widely available drug could reduce the risk of death from common head injuries and save tens of thousands of lives each year, researchers say.Tranexamic acid slows down the breakdown of blood clots, and is already used to control heavy bleeding in people who have experienced trauma elsewhere in the body – for example from being shot or stabbed. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Drugs, Society, UK News, Medical Research


California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. As utilities halted service to more than 2 million people this week, lines formed at hardware stores selling portable generators, while many hospitals and businesses fired up their own. The prospect of emissions belching from […]
Tags: Health, Business, Science, News, Nation


I Tried to Avoid the Eye Doctor With This Gadget and Failed Miserably

You should go to your eye doctor more than once every twelve years. That’s called being an adult and having good common sense. I, however, am bad at adulting and somehow found myself in my early thirties, wearing a severely outdated prescription. How bad was it? I was at the point where after leaving the subway, I…Read more...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Glasses, Science, Consumer Tech, Eyeglasses, Eyeque Visioncheck Review


Postpartum Challenges: What New Mothers Need to Know

Postpartum is frequently thought of as the first six weeks after giving birth. Six weeks is when many women have their last medical appointment with their doctor. However, those of us that have had a baby or who have treated women postpartum know otherwise. In 2018, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recognized that there was a fourth trimester of pregnancy, which lasts for 13 weeks postpartum. This was a big step in the right direction. Postpartum is forever The c...
Tags: Health, Science, DRA, ACOG


Our 'inner salamander' could help treat arthritis, study finds

Research links human ability to regrow cartilage to molecules that help amphibians sprout new limbsContrary to popular opinion, humans can regrow cartilage in their joints, researchers have found. Experts hope the research could lead to new treatments for a common type of arthritis.Osteoarthritis, in which joints become painful and stiff, is the most common form of arthritis and is thought to cause pain in about 8.5 million people in the UK alone. It is caused by a breakdown in the cartilage tha...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Medical Research, Osteoarthritis


This startup just raised $8 million to help busy doctors assess the cognitive health of 50 million seniors

All over the globe, the population of people who are aged 65 and older is growing faster than every other age group. According to United Nations data, by 2050, one in six people in the world will be over age 65, up from one in 11 right now. Meanwhile, in Europe and North America, by 2050, one in four people could be 65 or over. Unsurprisingly, startups increasingly recognize opportunities to cater to this aging population. Some are developing products to sell to individuals and their family memb...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Europe, Science, Aging, Neuroscience, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United Nations, Medicare, Fda, Houston, North America, David Eagleman, HIPAA


3 get Nobel Medicine prize for learning how cells use oxygen

By JAN M. OLSEN, MARIA CHENG and DAVID KEYTON STOCKHOLM — Two Americans and a British scientist won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the body’s cells sense and react to oxygen levels, work that has paved the way for new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and other diseases, the Nobel Committee said. Drs. William G. Kaelin Jr. of Harvard University, Gregg L. Semenza of Johns Hopkins University and Peter J. Ratcliffe at the Francis Crick Institute in Britain and ...
Tags: Health, Japan, Science, London, News, Sweden, Medicine, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Britain, Soccer, United States, Associated Press, Parliament, Oxford University


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Talking to dogs, flawless sound, architecture-inspired pleasure toys and the changing face of fashion New Technology Enhances Dog-Human Communication From Maria Goodavage’s brand new book Doctor Dogs, an excerpt in Wired probes the FIDO program at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Animal-Computer Interaction Lab. The epicenter of dog-human communication studies in the US, FIDO’s researchers have developed several prototype talking vest for dogs. They employ tabs and pulleys …
Tags: Health, Wellness, Art, Apps, Fashion, Science, Design, Technology, News, Dogs, Pets, Marijuana, Race, Communication, Sustainability, Cannabis


How to Deal with Excessive Sweat

All of us sweat, but some of us sweat a lot. Like, seriously, a lot. If you fall into this category, you know how annoying and sometimes embarrassing it can be. But never fear, my sweaty friends; we’re here to share some tips to make your life a little easier.Read more...
Tags: Health, Clever Uses, Feature, Science, Advice, Clothing, Exercise, Lifehacks, Sweat, Human body, Excessive Sweat


Hormone Hacking: How to engineer your quality of life

Hormone therapy and supplementation have often been associated with cancer and unwanted side effects.However, this connection is fueled by misinformation and faulty sources of testosterone and estrogen outside the human body.When taken correctly, bioidentical hormone supplements can dial back the aging process and spark a zest for life while decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease in both men and women. Super Human: The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward and Maybe Even Live Forever...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Cancer, Youth, Aging, Women, Innovation, Men, Human body


Morning Workout Benefits You May Not Be Thinking About

Waking up in the morning to work out while the rest of the world is sleeping takes a lot of effort. Sleeping is one of the most satisfying human activities, so it’s understandable if you want to snuggle under the sheets instead of working out. Most people actually prefer working out in the evening. However, after a long day at work, you might not have the energy for an impactful workout session. So why would you rather workout in the morning and not in the evening? Well, there is scientific proo...
Tags: Health, Science, Lifehacks, Brigham Young University


Baby born with severe muscular disease shows progress after taking experimental drug at Seattle Children’s hospital

Baby Arabella has a severe, often fatal muscular atrophy disease that makes it difficult to move and even breathe. It typically kills children by age 2. But a new gene-therapy treatment at Seattle Children's hospital has given Arabella's family hope.
Tags: Health, Science, News, Local News, Puget Sound


Measles Cases in 2019 Have Hit a 25-Year High Amid Ongoing Outbreaks, CDC Says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said that measles cases hit a higher number this year than has been reported since 1994. If the outbreaks continue as they are, the health agency says it could cost the U.S. its elimination status.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Viruses, Measles, Measles Outbreak


Heavily processed food like ready meals and ice-cream linked to early death

Two major studies add to body of evidence against foods made with industrial ingredientsPeople who eat large amounts of heavily processed foods, from breakfast cereals and ready meals to muffins and ice-cream, have a greater risk of heart attack, stroke and early death, according to two major studies.The findings, from separate teams in France and Spain, add to a growing body of evidence that foods made in factories with industrial ingredients may have a hand in an array of medical disorders suc...
Tags: Health, Food, Science, Obesity, France, Spain, Life and style, Heart Disease, Diets and dieting


Top UK scientist urges people to take vitamin D supplements

Geneticist Steve Jones, formerly a sceptic, says case for doing so is overwhelmingOne of Britain’s leading scientists has urged people to take vitamin D supplements, particularly children, who spend an hour less outside than they did 10 years ago.The geneticist Steve Jones told the Hay literary festival in Wales the health case for taking them was now overwhelming. “I never thought I would be a person who would take vitamin supplements, I always thought it was absolute nonsense, it’s homeopathy....
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Wales, Society, UK News, Britain, Hay Festival, Steve Jones


Apple Reportedly Snatched Up a Startup Working on an App for Asthma-Tracking

Apple has purchased a startup that was focused on finding a solution for asthma-monitoring in children, CNBC reported Friday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Apps, Science, Acquisitions, Tueo Health


Health Officials Reportedly Threatened Air Travel Ban for Individuals With Measles

Eight individuals thought to be infected with measles reportedly canceled their air travel plans after they learned they could be placed under a health-related travel ban.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Health, Science, Cdc, Measles


Women are happier without children or a spouse, says happiness expert

Behavioural scientist Paul Dolan says traditional markers of success no longer applyWe may have suspected it already, but now the science backs it up: unmarried and childless women are the happiest sub-group in the population. And they are more likely to live longer than their married and child-rearing peers, according to a leading expert in happiness.Speaking at the Hay festival on Saturday, Paul Dolan, a professor of behavioural science at the London School of Economics, said the latest eviden...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Books, Science, Women, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Festivals, Hay Festival, Happiness indices


Use Your Electronic Devices and Still Get A Restful Sleep

If you are like me, you work from the time you get up until you go to bed and much of that work involves looking at a screen, be it a desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone or when you get a chance to relax, the television. According to research conducted by the National Sleep Foundatio...
Tags: Health, Eyes, Family, Science, Teens, Children, Uncategorized, Sem, Phone, Computers, Cell Phones, Stress Reduction, Tablet, Adults, Screen Time, Circadian Rhythm


$2.1m Novartis gene therapy to become world's most expensive drug

US approves the one-time treatment for deadly spinal muscular atrophy in infantsSwiss drugmaker Novartis has received US approval for its spinal muscular atrophy gene therapy Zolgensma – pricing the one-time treatment at a record $2.125m.The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Zolgensma for children under the age of two with SMA, including those not yet showing symptoms. The approval covers babies with the deadliest form of the inherited disease as well as those with types where debi...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Drugs, Pharmaceuticals industry, Novartis


Radiation in UW building: 200 employees being moved, cleanup could take at least six more weeks

UW Medicine employees could have to wait at least six more weeks to return to work at a research and training building on First Hill where a radioactive substance was spilled three weeks ago.
Tags: Health, Science, News, Local News


Amazon Is Getting Closer to Building an Alexa Wearable That Knows When You're Depressed

It looks like Amazon is working on a new Alexa-powered gadget that can listen to you and decide how you feel, and make recommendations based on your human emotions. Citing internal documents and an unnamed source, Bloomberg that the company has designed a device that you wear like a wristwatch and beta testing…Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Wearables, Science, Privacy, Bloomberg, Mental Health, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Amazon Alexa


Amazon Is Getting Closer to Building a Wearable That Knows When You're Depressed

It looks like Amazon is working on a new Alexa-powered gadget that can listen to you and decide how you feel, and make recommendations based on your human emotions. Citing internal documents and an unnamed source, Bloomberg that the company has designed a device that you wear like a wristwatch and beta testing…Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Wearables, Science, Privacy, Bloomberg, Mental Health, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Amazon Alexa


Why This Fertility App's First Scientific Study Is So Exciting

Unless you’re a tech-savvy woman looking to get pregnant, you’ve probably never heard of Ava. Slim and discreet, it’s a $300 wearable tracker that in tandem with its companion app monitors your heart rate, body temperature, and breathing while you sleep to predict when you’re ovulating. None of that is particularly…Read more...
Tags: Health, Wearables, Science, Reproductive Health, Menstruation, Womens Health, Femtech


How A.I. will liberate doctors from keyboards and basements

Machines can help doctors by spotting abnormalities in X-rays or MRA scans that the physicians themselves may have missed. A.I. can also help physicians by analyzing data and, through the use of algorithms, produce possible diagnoses. The freed up time, as doctors make their rounds, can help physicians establish better connections with their patients, which in turn can lead to better treatment plans.
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Biology, Medicine, Innovation, Machine Learning, Health Care, Ai, Eric Topol, Machine Intelligence




Julianna Margulies on her shocking Ebola drama: 'I panicked in my hazmat suit!'

The star of ER and The Good Wife is back – as a doctor fighting to save humanity. She gives her bodyguard the slip to talk about our imperilled planet – and her love of Sussex A-roadsBefore I meet Julianna Margulies, I spend three days staring at her bodyguard. He’s impossible to miss: one of those men whose every attempt to blend in flounders. Margulies and I are in Lille, judges at the Series Mania television festival, although our experiences differ a little. My cloak of anonymity allows me t...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Science, Television, Drama, Africa, Society, World news, Medical Research, Culture, Infectious Diseases, Television & radio, Paris, Microbiology, US television, Epidemics



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