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Cellphone use puts pedestrians off-balance

Cellphone users blundering into signs, lampposts, other people and traffic have become a recurring sidewalk sight in many places.

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Breast cancer drug promising in phase 3 trial

For women with advanced breast cancer who carry the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, an experimental drug could improve survival, a new study suggests.

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New triple-combo pill controls blood pressure, study finds

A low-dose three-in-one combination pill controls blood pressure more effectively than the regular medications people take, according to data from a new clinical trial.

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No link between Tdap vaccine, autism: study

Children born to women who got the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy have no greater risk of autism than other kids, a new study finds.

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Here's what makes seniors feel and act younger

A pair of new studies points towards two potential paths to the fountain of youth.

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Exercise really can chase away the blues... to a point

Exercise is good for your mental health, as long as you don't overdo it, researchers say.

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5 special splurges that don't break the calorie bank

You can splurge from time to time and still lose weight when you choose foods that are lavish but also low-calorie.

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Barriers to doctor-nurse communications thwart care

A "power gap" between doctors and nurses contributes to poor communication that puts hospital patients at risk, a new study contends.

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Better blood test may spot heart attack faster

A new blood test can help emergency room doctors more quickly determine whether patients with chest pain are having a heart attack, a U.S. study confirms.

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Google Glass helps kids with autism navigate emotions of others

Donji Cullenbine's young son, Alex, has autism, but when he put on a pair of Google Glass smartglasses they helped him recognize the emotions of others through their facial expressions.

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How much daily exercise do you really need?

Hopefully, you enjoy exercising and don't watch the clock, impatient for it to be over.

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How severe brain injuries might trigger dementia

A single traumatic brain injury can raise a person's risk of dementia, a new study suggests.

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Big slice of red meat allergies tied to tick bites

Deer ticks are scary enough. Now, scientists have linked bites from the lone star tick to about one-third of all potentially life-threatening allergic reactions around Tennessee.

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New drug reverses hair loss in mice

An experimental drug reversed hair loss, hair whitening and skin inflammation in mice that were first fed a diet high in fat and cholesterol.

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3-Pronged approach to cancer prevention

Need another reason to improve your diet and start exercising? Doing so could help ward off cancer, a new study finds.

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Science-based diet tips that really work

There's no shortage of good diet advice, but the following tips have scientific research to support them.

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FDA approves 1st generic EpiPen

The first generic version of the EpiPen was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, paving the way for more affordable versions of the lifesaving allergy emergency medication.

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Here's what predicts a woman's odds of living till 90

Women whose mothers lived a long and healthy life have a good chance of doing the same, a new study suggests.

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Give your child a head start with math

Many kids struggle with math -- and for a number of reasons.

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Lung cancer screening's downside not discussed enough

The potential risks of lung cancer screening are often left out when doctors and patients discuss the issue, a new report suggests.

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Early onset type 1 diabetes linked to heart disease, shorter life

People with type 1 diabetes have a much greater risk of serious heart problems and early death, especially if they were diagnosed before age 10, new research suggests.

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Elective labor induction may cut c-section risk

Contrary to what doctors have thought, women who opt to have their labor induced in the 39th week of pregnancy do not face a heightened risk of cesarean section, a new clinical trial finds.

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For seniors, getting physical protects the heart

If you're in your early 60s, becoming more active may reduce your risk of heart disease, researchers report.

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Access to diabetes drugs improved under Affordable Care Act: study

People with diabetes face a host of expenses related to their disease, but some relief may now be available in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Recognizing early childhood speech problems

You eagerly await baby's first words and delight at his growing vocabulary. But that excitement may cause you to miss speech problems that should be corrected quickly.

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The five best Wear OS devices right now

There are a ton of different Wear OS watches out there, but which one's right for you? No matter what you're looking for from a smartwatch, here are the five best Wear OS watches out there. More>>

Make some time for the best smartwatch deals out there right now

Smartwatches have come a long way since their humble beginnings, and now is the time to buy one if you haven't already. We've rounded up the best smartwatch deals available right now. More>>

The time is right to take advantage of these Apple Watch deals for May 2018

The Apple Watch has surged to prominence in recent years. If you're in the market for an iOS wearable, we've sniffed out the best Apple Watch deals available right now for all three models of this great smartwatch. More>>

Better sleep during pregnancy may cut odds of preemie birth

People often urge moms-to-be to get plenty of sleep before the baby comes. Now, researchers report that good sleep during pregnancy might also lower the risk of premature delivery.

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Fossil’s new smartwatches will make your heart beat faster – and show you, too

Fossil has announced two new smartwatches that include a heart rate sensor, NFC, GPS, and a high level of water resistance. The Q Explorist HR is for larger wrists, while the Q Venture HR is for smaller ones. More>>

Motiv smart ring tracks ‘active minutes,’ because step counters are so 2015

It's not hard to find a fitness tracking wearable for the wrist, but options run thin when you want a device that's a little more subtle. Motiv's solution is a ring that puts your active minutes front and center. More>>

The best Apple Watch accessories

If you've had your eye on the Apple Watch, then you might want to consider a few handy extras -- and there are plenty to choose from. We've rounded up the best Apple Watch accessories we've seen so far. More>>

Scans help spot heart trouble early in people with lupus

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in patients with the autoimmune illness lupus. Now, research suggests high-tech scans can spot cardiac issues early.

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Scientists complete the first successful transplant of lab-grown lungs

For the first time ever, lab-grown lungs have been successfully transplanted into pigs, allowing them to breathe normally with no medical complications. Here's how they managed it. More>>

Save $50 on the Apple Watch Series 3 with Best Buy’s Black Friday in July sale

Whether you've been looking to pick up your first smartwatch, or just upgrade from your old one, the Best Buy Black Friday in July sale makes it the perfect time. You can save $50 on the Apple Watch series 3 from now until... More>>

Lyme disease striking more Americans in more states

There's been a sharp spike in Lyme disease cases in the United States, and the tick-borne illness has now spread to all 50 states, a new report shows.

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Gene editing can reverse balding and wrinkling in mice — and maybe humans, too

Scientists have found a way to reverse wrinkled skin and hair loss in a mouse. The research could one day be used to halt some of the signs of aging in humans. Here's what they did. More>>

Tommy Hilfiger’s Xplore line of smart clothing is … not so smart after all

Rather than designing apparel that will track your heart rate, control your music, or offer navigational assistance like other products, Tommy Hilfiger's clothes will reward you for ... buying Tommy Hilfiger clothes. More>>

Strava unveils Summit, a new a la carte membership plan

Strava is saying goodbye to its premium membership option and replacing it with a new a la carte service called Summit. The Strava Summit memberships offer three different packs that can be purchased separately or together... More>>

Rebble is exactly what you need if you don’t want your Pebble watch to die

Want to save your Pebble smartwatch from the June 30 Fitbit-imposed service shutdown? Of course you do, and Rebble is here to help. An unofficial alternative to the almost-dead Pebble service, you'll need to act fast if... More>>

Could a blood test help spot severe depression?

People with severe depression may have particularly low blood levels of an amino acid involved in brain function, a new study suggests.

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Eww, gross! See your beating heart for real on this amazing AR t-shirt

Augmented reality is really cool technology, but it takes the right app to highlight its ability. Curiscope's clever Virtuali-Tee is already a great example, but thanks to a new app update, it has added something very real... More>>

How to sync a Fitbit tracker or smartwatch

Want to buy a Fitbit tracker or smartwatch but lack technical expertise? All you have to do is pair it with your Apple, Android, or Windows device to have access to its benefits. We compiled a walkthrough for how to sync a... More>>

Start your fitness journey with the best Fitbit deals for April 2018

If you're ready to kick-start your fitness regimen (or just take your current one to the next level), we've created a quick rundown of the best, most current Fitbit deals to help you decide which one is best for you. More>>

Obesity warps the shape, function of young hearts

Doctors have long known that obesity raises the risk for heart disease later in life, but new research reveals it can damage even young hearts.

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Dirt cheap camping gear that’s actually worth spending your money on

Buying new camping gear can get very expensive, but these products offer great performance without breaking the bank, proving that you don't need to buy name brand equipment to have a good time in the backcountry. More>>

Shield yourself from the summer sun

When you're out having fun in the sun this summer, remember to take steps to prevent sunburn.

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The best Amazon Prime Day smartwatch deals

Amazon Prime Day is upon us, and that means deals, deals, deals. We've been scouring through endless pages on Amazon looking for the best, and we've rounded up a good list of smartwatch deals if you're looking for one. More>>

Intensive blood pressure control may help preserve brain health

Strict blood pressure control not only benefits your heart, it might also help save your brain, preliminary research suggests.

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6 Amazing examples of game-changing technology for the blind community

In the United States there are roughly 8.4 million people who are either blind have some other visual impairment. Here is some of the amazing game-changing technology designed to help them. More>>

CRISPR 101: A crash course on the gene editing tool that’s changing the world

Get ready to hear about CRISPR a lot - this medical trick with bacterial DNA is allowing scientists to use a whole new kind of DNA manipulation. More>>

You have 11 seconds to tell your doc what's wrong

That's how long you typically have to tell your doctor what's wrong with you before he or she interrupts you and possibly sidetracks the conversation

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These are the best golf apps for Android and iOS

If you like to spend spare hours on the golf course perfecting your game, then you might be interested in the best golf apps. You can install GPS rangefinders, scorecards, coaching help, and more on your iPhone or Android... More>>

Your sunscreen may not be as protective as you think

Many people apply sunscreen too thinly, and that could mean far less sun protection than they hoped for, new research shows.

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Here is everything you need to know about the Fitbit Versa

In March, Fitbit unveiled the Fitbit Versa -- a fully featured smartwatch masquerading as a fitness tracker. Featuring a style similar to the Apple Watch, the Versa plants its flag as the successor to Fitbit's Blaze and... More>>

Almost 1,300 genes seem tied to academic success

If you ever wonder why you never managed to finish college, some of the explanation may lie in your DNA.

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Treating depression may prevent repeat heart attack

It's common for heart attack survivors to develop depression. Now a new trial has found that antidepressant treatment may help those patients avoid a second heart attack.

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What foods are really best for your heart?

For heart benefits, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, beans and grains remains the way to go, according to a new research review.

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Many struggle with high cost of breast cancer care

The cost of treatment for early stage breast cancer can be devastating for many patients, but they get little guidance or help from their doctors, a new study suggests.

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Could diet soda help curb colon cancer's return?

A new study suggests that colon cancer patients who regularly drink diet sodas have a much lower risk of their tumor coming back, or of dying from the cancer.

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When 'good' cholesterol is bad for older women

HDL cholesterol may be known as the "good" kind, but a new study suggests high levels of it are not always a good thing for women after menopause.

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Here’s all the best gear and gadgetry you can snag for $100 or less

A $100 bill can get you further than you might think -- so long as you know where to look. Check out our picks for the best tech under $100, whether you're in the market for headphones or a virtual-reality headset. More>>

Can a gadget save you from the distraction of gadgets? We tried Foci

Foci is a biometric wearable that looks a lot like a bluetooth earpiece that you wear on your waist. Using tiny sensors to monitor your breathing patterns, Foci promises to help keep your mind on track. More>>

Cancer survival drops with complementary therapy: study

People with curable cancers who try "complementary therapy" often refuse some part of standard care. And they may die as a result, researchers say.

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In the ICU, patients' relatives often mum about care concerns

Many family members of intensive care unit (ICU) patients are reluctant to tell medical staff of worries about their loved one's care, a new study finds.

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Apple patent hints at better gesture control on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch already does things like shows you the time when you raise your wrist, but soon the gesture controls on the Apple Watch may get a whole lot better, if Apple's latest patent is anything to go by. More>>

Top of teachers' to-do list: focus on the positives

Students gain when teachers focus on positive behavior.

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More pregnant women having heart attacks

Few women consider the scary possibility that they might suffer a heart attack during or right after their pregnancy, but a new report shows it has become a more common reality in recent years.

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4 rules to avoid regaining lost weight

Have you reached your ideal weight? Congratulations! You're halfway to winning the weight loss battle.

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New light-emitting implant zaps cancer tumors with incredible precision

Researchers from Japan's Waseda University have developed a light-emitting, NFC-powered implant which could help battle cancer in sensitive parts of the body by emitting light. Here's how. More>>

Brain scans yield more clues to autism

Children with autism show abnormalities in a deep brain circuit that typically makes socializing enjoyable, a new study finds.

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Look Ma, no hands! The Horizon watch discards tradition for daring simplicity

Think a watch always has to have hands, or at least a way to tell the precise time? Think again. The Optik Instruments Horizon watch doesn't have any hands, but still manages to provide an at-a-glance time that's precise... More>>

Lumen measures metabolism, creates personal nutrition plan with a single breath

Lumen -- an Israel-based startup -- has launched a new device to help with weight management. By simply breathing into the device, users receive a personalized nutrition plan to help lose weight and achieve fitness goals. More>>

Minor cuts are simple to treat

There's no need to panic if you cut yourself with a knife or broken glass, one dermatologist says, since most cuts can be treated at home.

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Best Buy is knocking $50 off the Apple Watch Series 3 for a short time

Been holding out on a better deal for the Apple Watch Series 3? Best Buy may have the deal for you. The company is selling the Apple Watch Series 3 for as much as $50 off -- meaning you can get the device for as little as... More>>

Eczema dramatically impacts quality of life

Itching, blisters, sores and inflammation are a continuous and debilitating source of pain, shame and misery for many people who struggle with the allergic skin disease known as eczema, researchers say.

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Is depression during pregnancy on the rise?

Today's young mothers-to-be may be more likely to develop depression while pregnant than their own mothers were, a new study suggests.

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Can you eat your way to better asthma control?

Need another reason to eat healthy? New evidence bolsters the notion that nutritionally rich foods might help prevent or minimize asthma.

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Influencer Charlie Jabaley reflects on his long journey to fitness

With all of the obstacles and challenges we face on a daily basis, following your dreams can quickly become more of a fantasy than a reality. Unless you have the determination of Charlie Jabaley. More>>

Jennifer Ettinger talks fitness, followers, and how to balance both

There has always been a lot of buzz around the idea of a quick fix or an instant solution for weight loss, but in reality it's never that easy. Jennifer Ettinger talks about her own struggle and how it led her to become a... More>>

Half of Americans trying to slim down

In a country where four out of 10 adults are obese, it's probably good news that half of U.S. adults say they've recently tried to shed some pounds.

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Breathing better can be a breeze with the latest air quality monitor from Awair

You can't see the air you breathe, but a good air quality monitor can provide you with the vision you never thought you'd have. And if that air quality monitor is from Awair, you're likely in particularly good hands. More>>

Lyme-bearing ticks more widespread in U.S. than thought

Think you live in a place that's free from disease-carrying ticks? Don't be so sure.

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The Ticwatch Pro solves smartwatch battery woes with clever new screen tech

The Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro has two screens stacked on top of each other, and they work together to extend battery life of the Wear OS watch from two days anywhere up to 30 days use. Here's how it all works. More>>

Report warns of dog illness that can spread to owners

A bacteria carried by dogs that haven't been neutered can produce flu symptoms in humans and potentially jeopardize a pregnancy, a new study suggests.

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High blood pressure threatens aging brain, study says

Here's yet another reason to get your blood pressure under control: High blood pressure later in life may contribute to blood vessel blockages and tangles linked to Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

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Apple’s latest updates for iOS, tvOS, and WatchOS are now available

Apple has launched the latest and greatest consumer versions of its operating systems, including iOS 11.4.1, WtchOS 4.3.2, and tvOS 11.4.1. The new operating systems are largely incremental upgrades, and bring with them a... More>>

How to use sunscreens the right way

Stick or spray-on sunscreens are essential tools against skin cancer, but it's important to use them the right way, a dermatologist says.

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Red Cross issues nationwide call for blood donations

Following a blood shortage triggered by the Fourth of July holiday week, the American Red Cross on Monday called for donations of all blood types, but especially type O.

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Just add whitewater: These are the gadgets pro kayakers use to go ‘500 percent’

From video analysis to smart fitness trackers, technology plays a big role for competitive athletes. We sat down with professional kayakers Nick Troutman and Emily Jackson to discuss the role that the modern world plays in... More>>

The best fitness trackers

Looking for your first fitness tracker, or an upgrade to the one you're already wearing? There are plenty of the wrist-worn gadgets available from companies like Garmin, Apple, and Fitbit but it's hard to know which are... More>>

Doctor burnout widespread, helps drive many medical errors

More than half of American doctors are burned out, a new national survey suggests, and those doctors are more likely to make medical mistakes.

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Want good sleep for baby? Food may be key

If there's one thing frazzled new parents crave, it's that their baby sleeps well.

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Low-impact yoga, Pilates brings big health benefits at all ages

Yoga and Pilates are suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, medical experts say.

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FDA drops Zika testing for blood donors

Individual blood donations will no longer need to be tested for the Zika virus, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

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Space-age toothbrush promises to clean your gnashers in 30 seconds flat

Running short on time for personal hygiene? Chiiz is a so-called sonic tooth cleaner which promises to shine your gnashers up real nice in just 30 seconds. Here's how you can get it. More>>

The Foreo UFO can fit into your makeup bag and your busy lifestyle

The Foreo UFO is a smart mask treatment that's controlled by your smartphone. Even with the steep price tag, the easy setup and quick execution had us incorporating it into our skincare routine whenever our skin felt dull... More>>

Cost keeps many Americans from getting hearing aids

A hearing aid can set you back as much as $7,000, and that's the main reason more Americans don't use one, a new study finds.

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As temperatures soar, study warns of fatal heat stroke at work

Much of the United States has been sweltering in triple-digit heat this week, but new research finds outdoor workers can suffer fatal heat stroke from temperatures that only reach the high 80s.

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Here’s all the best gear and gadgetry you can snag for $50 or less

With the price of tech constantly in flux, everyone is on the lookout for quality on the cheap. Whether you're looking for a fitness tracker or a means of capturing photos from above, here's the best tech under $50. More>>

Docs' tattoos no longer taboo

Doctors need not fear that sporting a tattoo might drive patients away.

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Working overtime could raise women's diabetes risk

Working lots of overtime may get you appreciation from the boss, but it might be bad for your health.

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The best smart helmets

Helmets might be a haircut's worst nightmare but they're constantly evolving and have undergone a much-needed 21st Century makeover. Here, we've rounded up the best smart helmets currently on the market, whether you're... More>>

Zika dangers during pregnancy may be worse than thought

The risk of miscarriage and birth defects due to Zika virus infection during pregnancy may be much higher than thought, research in monkeys suggests.

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Scientists spot gene linking Down syndrome, early Alzheimer's

British researchers are zeroing in on the genes that they believe are responsible for early onset Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome.

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Close siblings can ease the pain of family conflict

Good relationships between siblings can help them cope with conflicts between their parents, a new study finds.

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As the eyes go, so may the mind

A new study sheds light on how vision loss is linked to mental decline in seniors.

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Focus on just one sport risks burnout for teens

Student athletes who specialize in one sport year-round could lose out in academics and other fields, a new study finds.

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Just 1 in 4 Americans gets enough exercise

Three-quarters of Americans are falling far short when it comes to exercise, and the South and Midwest bear the dubious distinction of having the most couch potatoes, a new government report shows.

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Patent hints at refined Apple Watch power-saving mode that kicks in by itself

Apple is working hard at improving the battery life of the Apple Watch, but doing so may not involve a bigger battery. Instead, the company may turn to refining the power saving mode on the Apple Watch to kick in... More>>

Drug may help keep aggressive prostate cancer in check

Men with localized high-risk prostate cancer can slow its spread by using a cancer drug that's already on the market, a new clinical trial shows.

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Many parents say sports can be too dangerous for kids

More than half of American parents say they've considered keeping their children out of sports over concerns about injuries, a new survey finds.

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5 ways to keep that lost weight gone for good

Losing weight and keeping it off comes down to making permanent changes in the way you eat. Although many eating habits are formed in childhood, it's never too late to improve

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25 U.S. kids treated in ERs every hour for bike injuries

More than 2.2 million American children a year -- or about 25 an hour -- were treated in emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries over a 10-year period, a new study finds.

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The creator of Internet Explorer wants to read your mind with a bracelet

The idea of controlling a computer with your thoughts sounds amazing. A New York startup called CRTL-Labs has created a non-invasive device they claim will make this an everyday reality. More>>

The Fiiz offers folding bike convenience, traditional bike experience

The Fiiz is a folding bike that offers the convenient storage and transport with the a traditional riding experience, making it one of the first folding bike options to appeal to traditional cyclists and urban commuters. More>>

Sound advice for a sound sleep

Insomnia affects up to 15 percent of Americans, but sleeping pills aren't the only -- or the best -- answer. A good sleep routine, exercise and mindfulness are all options to get the restorative sleep you need.

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Will the future be needle-free for diabetics?

For many diabetics, one of the most dreaded aspects of managing their condition is the need to inject insulin multiple times a day. But Harvard researchers have discovered a way to deliver insulin in a pill

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Super absorbent wound dressing will swell up to save soldiers’ lives in combat

Around 80 to 90 percent of potentially survivable deaths among American soldiers on the battlefield happen due to uncontrolled bleeding. This next-generation wound dressing may be able to help. More>>

For kids, summer is time for other types of learning

It's important for children to socialize during their summer holidays, a family medicine and psychiatry expert says.

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Massive study finds same genes drive many psychiatric conditions

Mental illnesses ranging from depression to schizophrenia show a great degree of overlap in the genes that may contribute to them, a large, new study shows.

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The Apple Watch Series 1 has been discounted to an all-time low

Smartwatches are struggling to find their place in today's tech-saturated market, with one exception: The Apple Watch. Now, you can score a brand-new Apple Watch Series 1 for just $149 -- the lowest price we've seen yet. More>>

The best wetsuits

An investment in a good wetsuit allows you to surf from sunup to sundown, while the right fit keeps you warm and dry all day long. To help you navigate the sea of available options, we've put together a list of the best... More>>

How L’Oréal designed the UV Sense to fit on your fingernail

The L’Oréal Technology Incubator is constantly finding new ways to infuse technology within beauty products. Just in time for summer, L’Oréal is releasing the UV Sense -- a battery-free wearable electric sensor that can... More>>

New electronic skin allows bionic limbs to feel pain — and that’s a good thing

Bionic prostheses have evolved by leaps and bounds. One thing that most of them can't do, however, is let their wearers feel pain. That's changing thanks to researchers at the Johns Hopkins. More>>

The best running shoes

Whether you're pounding pavement or hitting trails, you need a trusty pair of running shoes at the ready. From lightweight runners to heavier, cushion-friendly kicks -- or even a pair outfit with smart sensors -- we have... More>>

2.5 million U.S. high school students had a concussion in past year

The damaging effects of a concussion are well-known, and new research finds the injuries are common among U.S. high school students.

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Could antidepressants during pregnancy slow a child's motor skills?

Babies exposed to antidepressants during their mother's pregnancy may face a slightly higher chance of having problems with their motor skills, a new review suggests.

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From J.A.R.V.I.S to John Legend, here are our favorite A.I. assistants

John Legend will soon be a voice option for Google Assistant, which got us to thinking: What are some of the best voices of technology through the years? From HAL to KITT, our list takes a deep dive into the world of A.I.... More>>

Spider silk micocapsules could deliver vaccines to help battle cancer

Researchers from Switzerland’s University of Geneva demonstrated how microcapsules made of spider silk could deliver life-saving vaccines direct to your immune cells to fight cancer. More>>

Many young people with autism can become safe drivers: study

Letting any teen behind the wheel of a car is nerve-wracking for parents, but if your teen has autism, you may wonder if driving is even possible.

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Stigma adds to burden of type 1 diabetes

Michael Wright was just 16 when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and although his friends supported him, he always felt different.

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The GoPro Hero5 Black 4K action cam is now on sale for its lowest price yet

With the launch of the GoPro Hero6 Black, now is your chance to score a great deal on the 4K-capable Hero5 Black. Amazon and B&H are offering a $15 discount on the GoPro Hero5 Black action cam, bringing it down to $249 --... More>>

Best road trip planner apps

The sunshine and warm weather is finally here which means it's officially road trip season. Whether you're roughing it in tents and RVs, or staying in classy hotels, mobile apps can help you prepare. Here are the best road... More>>

Severe stress may send immune system into overdrive

Trauma or intense stress may up your odds of developing an autoimmune disease, a new study suggests.

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The JackRabbit ebike/scooter hybrid is unlike anything else on the road

The JackRabbit is the hybrid of a scooter and an ebike, with a top speed of 18 mph and a range of 13 miles on a single charge, while still managing to weigh less than 20 pounds, making it easy to store and transport. More>>

One blood test might be enough to diagnose diabetes

New research suggests that a single blood test could confirm type 2 diabetes, saving patients time and health care costs.

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Pediatricians say no to spanking

Most U.S. pediatricians say spanking is a bad way to discipline children.

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Reduce weight, reduce the arthritic knee pain

Many aging Americans are both overweight and burdened by arthritis of the knees.

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The water's great. Just don't overlook safety.

More than a half million people are treated for swimming-related accidents in the United States in a given year.

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Strategies to avoid sunburn

If you could protect yourself from cancer, you'd do it, right?

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‘Surgery in a pill’ may offer diabetics an alternative to bypass surgery

Simply by swallowing a pill before a meal, patients with type 2 diabetes may be able to coat their intestines with a thin layer of material, protecting them from blood sugar spikes. More>>

Get your road or mountain bike ride-ready with our top-notch tuning guide

It's never a bad time to tune your bike. To help we've included the best methods for cleaning and evaluating moving parts, as well as how to apply a new layer of grease. Get your road bike or mountain bike ready for riding... More>>

Who will and who won't get the flu?

Doctors can't yet predict if someone exposed to the flu will become sick. But such predictions may be getting closer to reality, new research hints.

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Samsung has booked the Gear S3 into this flash hotel, and it’ll never leave

Staff at upmarket Viceroy hotels will soon wear a Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch at work, which will be used instead of the established walkie-talkie communication system we're used to seeing and hearing. More>>

Diabetes linked to risk for Parkinson's disease

Men and women with type 2 diabetes may face a significantly higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life, new British research suggests.

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Mediterranean diet scores again for heart health

Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in healthy fats from olive oil and nuts provides better protection against heart attack and stroke than a low-fat diet, a new Spanish trial has shown.

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60 sickened so far in salmonella-tainted melon outbreak

Federal, state and local health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to fruit salad mixes that has sickened 60 people in five U.S. states.

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New DNA test may predict prostate cancer risk

A new genetic test can identify men most likely to develop prostate cancer, a new report contends.

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Are your meds making you depressed?

Drugs taken by more than one-third of U.S. adults have depression as a possible side effect, a new study reveals.

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Shot to the heart: Device carries drugs directly to injured internal organ

A new device could deliver medication directly to the heart. Dubbed Therepi, the device includes a tube connected to an external entry point, providing a sort of express lane from the abdomen to the internal organ. More>>

Girls, young women fall short on exercise: study

Many teens and young adults in the United States -- particularly women and girls -- are physically inactive, a new study reveals.

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Runvi’s A.I.-infused smart insoles help runners correct their form

Runvi is a set of smart insoles that pair with a smartphone to analyze a runner's form and create a specifically tailored running program designed to help them run faster, smarter, and more efficiently. More>>

Coffee may do your liver good

More good news for coffee lovers: Having three or more cups of "joe" each day may help ward off serious liver ailments, new research suggests.

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Workout data from Polar shows we should work smarter, not harder

Fitness wearable manufacturer Polar analyzed data collected from user workouts and it indicates that runners can improve their speed and efficiency by adopting a heart rate-based training program rather than working harder. More>>

How to determine your health insurance's true costs

Having health insurance is essential, especially for catastrophic situations. But it's important to choose a plan carefully because your costs can go well beyond the monthly premium

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Allergies more common in kids with Autism

Children with autism are more likely to also have a food, respiratory or skin allergy, new research suggests.

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Pediatricians back flu shot, not nasal spray vaccine

Parents should choose to have their children get the flu shot in the fall instead of the nasal spray flu vaccine, pediatricians say.

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Never ignore depression

It's important to recognize signs of depression in yourself or a loved one, including a child, and to get help from a doctor

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The best running shoes for men

With so many styles of running shoes available, it's difficult to narrow down even a handful of potential options. Maybe you want a lightweight shoe, designed for road running or a bulky, durable pair for the trail.... More>>

The best running shoes for women

Achieving that coveted runner's high isn't exactly easy if you're sporting a subpar pair of shoes. Thankfully, there exist a wide range of runners built for speed, durability, and, most of all, comfort. To help find what's... More>>

RealWear’s HMT-1Z1 augmented reality headset could change how industries do business

Augmented reality may not be quite ready for mainstream use just yet, but that doesn't mean it's not being used for important things altogether. RealWear has launched an intrinsically-safe AR headset for industrial use. More>>

Go vegan to jumpstart weight loss

Vegan diets are hard for many people to stick with long-term, but studies show that this way of eating can translate to weight loss.

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Warm up or cool down with the press of a button on the wrist-worn Embr

We review the Embr Wave, a personal heating and cooling wearable designed by a team of MIT engineers that’s now on Kickstarter. Our thoughts? It’s a little bit addictive. More>>

Human trials set for experimental HIV vaccine

An experimental HIV vaccine protected animals from dozens of strains of HIV. And a human trial of the vaccine is expected to begin in the second half of 2019, according to U.S. researchers.

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Nokia is reportedly scaling back its digital health business

The Finnish gear company Nokia began "a strategic review of its digital health business" in February, which includes recently acquired Withings, and may cut up to 400 jobs in its native Finland. Now, it's selling Withings... More>>

The best smart water bottles

Staying hydrated is an elusive goal for many of us. We make plans to drink eight glasses a day but few of us succeed. Fortunately, technology has come to the rescue. If you're wondering how to drink more water, here are... More>>

Heart meds may be wrong for millions of Americans

Millions of Americans may be getting the wrong treatment to prevent a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests.

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Non-drug migraine treatments often ignored

Many migraine sufferers skip recommended behavioral treatments, such as stress management and talk therapy, a new study finds.

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Fitbit Versa vs. Apple Watch Series 3: Which should you wear?

In a battle of smartwatch supremacy, we pit Fitbit's newest release, the Versa, against Apple's latest in smartwatch technology -- the Apple Watch Series 3. How well does the fitness-tracking giant's second attempt at a... More>>

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