An Electric Shock Could Keep Patients From Bleeding Out

May 11th, 2017 Health, Science
An Electric Shock Could Keep Patients From Bleeding Out

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.

The House Health Plan Makes Your Genes a Preexisting Condition

May 5th, 2017 Health, Insurance, Science
The House Health Plan Makes Your Genes a Preexisting Condition

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.

When Is It Worth Worrying About Dementia?

April 28th, 2017 Health, Science
When Is It Worth Worrying About Dementia?

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.

Iris Scans Come to Nursing Homes. Next Stop, Your Phone

April 25th, 2017 Health, Science
Iris Scans Come to Nursing Homes. Next Stop, Your Phone

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.

Who’ll Really Benefit From Verily’s Exhaustive Health Study?

April 20th, 2017 Health, Science
Who’ll Really Benefit From Verily’s Exhaustive Health Study?

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.

Pricey Technology Is Keeping People Alive Who Don’t Want to Live

April 10th, 2017 Health, Science
Pricey Technology Is Keeping People Alive Who Don’t Want to Live

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.

Wellness Apps Evade the FDA, Only to Land In Court

April 3rd, 2017 Health, Science
Wellness Apps Evade the FDA, Only to Land In Court

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.

Crack into This: How Much Sugar Is in Your Favorite Easter Candy?

March 31st, 2017 Food, Health
Crack into This: How Much Sugar Is in Your Favorite Easter Candy? Blog Post

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Ex-Googlers Build a Neural Network to Protect Your Heart

March 20th, 2017 Health, Technology
Ex-Googlers Build a Neural Network to Protect Your Heart

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.

If You Look at X-Rays or Moles for a Living, AI Is Coming for Your Job

January 25th, 2017 Health, Science
If You Look at X-Rays or Moles for a Living, AI Is Coming for Your Job

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.

The DASH Diet: The Best Diet You (Probably) Haven’t Tried

January 4th, 2017 Food, Health
The DASH Diet: The Best Diet You (Probably) Haven’t Tried Blog Post

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

The Science Behind Explosive Hangover Poops

January 1st, 2017 Health, Science
The Science Behind Explosive Hangover Poops

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.

How to make a healthy smoothie: best smoothie ingredients & 10 to ditch

December 16th, 2016 Food, Health
How to make a healthy smoothie: best smoothie ingredients & 10 to ditch Blog Post

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.

Don’t Miss: Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Do fitness wearables need an affordability upgrade?

December 14th, 2016 Fitness, General Interest, Health

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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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Think You’re Enlightened? Try Eating With Your In-Laws

December 14th, 2016 Health, Science
Think You’re Enlightened? Try Eating With Your In-Laws

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.

Tech world aims to tackle the mental health issue next

December 13th, 2016 General Interest, Health

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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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Is hearable tech really the latest thing in wearables?

December 13th, 2016 General Interest, Health

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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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How to use your wearable’s VO2 max feature in your fitness routine

December 10th, 2016 General Interest, Health

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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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Can wearable technology can help the elderly?

December 10th, 2016 General Interest, Health

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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 »

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Is a digital pill the key to in-flight customer service?

December 9th, 2016 General Interest, Health

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We live in a time where aviation and IoT are intrinsically entwined. From smart gates security to sensors measuring the journey of passengers throughout a terminal to connected robotic luggage. There’s also the IoT behind the scenes in transport operations, plane maintenance, food services and security. Technology certainly improves the passenger experience. Once aboard we can enjoy in-flight entertainment, Wi-Fi… Read more »

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