Researchers in the field of bioelectronic medicine are developing a neural tourniquet to supercharge the body’s ability to stop bleeding with just a few zaps. The post An Electric Shock Could Keep Patients From Bleeding Out appeared first on WIRED.
When does “preexisting” turn to “existing?” More sophisticated and readily available genetic tests make that area greyer and greyer. The post The House Health Plan Makes Your Genes a Preexisting Condition appeared first on WIRED.
Alzheimer’s is the result of a combination of risks you can and cannot control. Here’s how to ground yourself before the next wave of Alzheimer’s hysteria. The post When Is It Worth Worrying About Dementia? appeared first on WIRED.
A retirement community on Lake Erie has turned to a technology more common in sci-fi thrillers than old folks homes: iris scan recognition. The post Iris Scans Come to Nursing Homes. Next Stop, Your Phone appeared first on WIRED.
When it comes to big, ambitious science conducted on human beings, you have to ask: Who benefits? Is it you? Other people? Or the people collecting the data? The post Who’ll Really Benefit From Verily’s Exhaustive Health Study? appeared first on WIRED.
Opinion: Some medical technology is improving life and worsening death. The post Pricey Technology Is Keeping People Alive Who Don’t Want to Live appeared first on WIRED.
Last week, the New York Attorney General’s office settled lawsuits forcing three app developers to stop promising health-tech miracles. The post Wellness Apps Evade the FDA, Only to Land In Court appeared first on WIRED.
AliveCor’s little EKG device has been around for a few years, but now it has a much smarter brain behind it. The post Ex-Googlers Build a Neural Network to Protect Your Heart appeared first on WIRED.
Pattern-recognition algorithms promise to drastically change the job description for doctors who decipher diagnoses from images. The post If You Look at X-Rays or Moles for a Living, AI Is Coming for Your Job appeared first on WIRED.
U.S. News & World Report’s Best Diets 2017, released earlier this month, ranked 38 diet plans. But the No. 1 diet may surprise you. The “Best Diets Overall” winner (for the seventh year in a row): the DASH diet.
Try It: Healthy DASH Diet Recipes
If you celebrate New Year’s Eve with champagne and shots, chances are you may spend the first day of the new year on the toilet. The post The Science Behind Explosive Hangover Poops appeared first on WIRED.
Whether you enjoy smoothies for breakfast, a snack or even dessert, they’re a great way to increase your daily servings of fruits and vegetables. But depending on the ingredients they’re made with and how much you drink, smoothies can quickly turn into unhealthy calorie-bombs filled with too much sugar. Drinking too many high-calorie smoothies could counteract their health benefits and sabotage your efforts to stay—or get—slim.
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According to a recent Gartner survey, almost a third of fitness tracker or smartwatch owners end up ditching them. The survey studied about 9,000 users from the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Reasons for the dropped tech use vary from wearables breaking, to just becoming bored of them. “Dropout from device usage is a serious… Read more »
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A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that drawing attention to your feelings—mindfulness—can make them easier to manage. The post Think You’re Enlightened? Try Eating With Your In-Laws appeared first on WIRED.
Several months ago, CCS Insight surveyed 2,000 people in the US and UK about what they would most like to have tracked about themselves, and a large portion of them answered with, “stress levels.” It looks as though their requests are being answered. Mental health is a big focus in the tech industry right now.… Read more »
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While wearable tech has been thrown a few curve balls over the last 12 months, leading to ultimately a consolidation in wearables (think Fitbit’s purchase of Pebble Watch) and a decline in the sale of wearable devices, one subset that continues to advance significantly is hearable tech. From wearable in-ear language translators to Sgnal’s fingertip phone calls… Read more »
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Fitness trackers and wearable fitness technology are a rising trend for both serious athletes and individuals who like to occasionally exercise. Both types are caring more about their health stats these days, and VO2 plays a big role in that department. VO2 Max has been used in high-end watches for a while now, but it has… Read more »
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Recent studies indicate that by 2030 the United States population will be comprised of around 74 million elderly individuals. Such a percentage is reason to look at new senior health solutions that can provide proper, swift and affordable care. Adults are living longer lives now, and they are experiencing new health, economic and living struggles. … Read more »