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Withings Pulse HR is the firm's first dedicated fitness tracker

Withings Pulse HR is the firm's first dedicated fitness tracker

Its design harkens back to the original Withings Pulse O2, the company's first wrist-worn tracker in 2014 (which can still be found on Amazon for a steal). Further, the wearable features an OLED scre...

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Where Is Batkid 5 Years After He Went Viral?

Where Is Batkid 5 Years After He Went Viral?

Late Mayor Ed Lee and more than 20,000 volunteers turned San Francisco into Gotham City to make Miles's dream come true. Miles' adventure, in which an actor dressed as Batman drove him around San ...

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Fresh concerns with Google's health app

Fresh concerns with Google's health app

Now, its parent company, which bought the United Kingdom based firm in 2014, is looking to take on the health programme directly, putting an increased amount of data directly into the hands of the Goo...

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My Health Record changes pass upper house

My Health Record changes pass upper house

THE deadline is looming for those who want to opt out of the My Health Record scheme. Originally data would have been kept until 30 years after someone died, although organisations would not have be...

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600 people are missing in wildfire that ruined Paradise

600 people are missing in wildfire that ruined Paradise

The revised list of 630 people whose whereabouts and fate remained unknown is more than double the 297 listed earlier in the day by the Butte County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff has asked relatives o...

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World Diabetes Day being observed today

World Diabetes Day being observed today

Overall, the nutrient profile of almonds, which is low on the glycemic index and provides a powerful nutrient package including dietary fiber, riboflavin, magnesium, protein, calcium and folate combin...

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Study finds decreased social media use improves mood and wellbeing

Study finds decreased social media use improves mood and wellbeing

Other studies implied that people who spend time on social media may simply be more likely to be depressed than people who are not. "Here's the bottom line", said Melissa G. Three weeks later the st...

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FDA issues voluntary recall on widely used blood pressure medication

FDA issues voluntary recall on widely used blood pressure medication

The recall only affects 100 mg/25 mg tablets in 1000-count plastic bottles, with the lot number JB8912. Patients who are now on the medication are advised to talk to their doctor before stopping use...

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New exercise guidelines say starting as young as 3 is best

New exercise guidelines say starting as young as 3 is best

New evidence has also shown a link to immediate health benefits including a reduction in blood pressure and anxiety and improvements in quality of sleep and insulin sensitivity. There are more long-te...

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Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation's history

Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation's history

Over 26,000 people in the DRC have been vaccinated by using "ring vaccination" strategy, in which people who have been in contact with Ebola patients and people in contact with those contacts are al...

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Veritas Capital, Elliott to buy Athenahealth for US$5.7b

Veritas Capital, Elliott to buy Athenahealth for US$5.7b

Athenahealth has been facing takeover attempts since at least 2017, when Elliott Management first tried to buy the company. The deal comes just a few months after the departure of Athenahealth CEO ...

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World Health Organization reveals wide differences in antibiotic use between countries

World Health Organization reveals wide differences in antibiotic use between countries

Widespread use of antibiotics for these illnesses is an example of how overuse of antibiotics can promote the spread of antibiotic resistance. Some of the prevention tips include only using antibiot...

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Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history

Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history

However, health minister Oly Ilunga said armed rebels were continuing to harass medical teams. Congo has suffered 10 Ebola outbreaks since the virus was discovered near its eponymous Ebola River i...

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Briton dies of rabies after getting bitten by a cat in Morocco

Briton dies of rabies after getting bitten by a cat in Morocco

There have been no documented cases of humans acquiring rabies in animals other than bats since 1902. "This is an important reminder of the precautions people should take when traveling to countries...

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ACE Applauds Revisions to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

So "if we can get just 25 percent of inactive people to be active and meet the recommendations, nearly 75,000 deaths would be prevented in the United States", Giroir said. In pregnant women, physical ...

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1 death linked to ongoing turkey salmonella outbreak

1 death linked to ongoing turkey salmonella outbreak

Available data indicate that this strain of Salmonella Reading may be present in live turkeys and in raw turkey products. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 74 new case...

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Conjoined twins: Australian surgeons try to separate Bhutanese girls

Conjoined twins: Australian surgeons try to separate Bhutanese girls

The girls were successfully separated after a six-hour operation at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne . "We didn't find surprises", said lead pediatric surgeon Joe Crameri, "we knew the ...

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Flu Shots Vs. Nasal Spray Vaccines - What’s The Difference?

The flu vaccine is a safe and effective means of protecting yourself and your family. Flu season runs from October until May, peaking in January and February. The seasonal flu vaccine protects again...

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Flu clinic for seniors tomorrow

Flu clinic for seniors tomorrow

They collect data in regards to the surveillance of the viruses, laboratory and clinicals studies and their availability of vaccine viruses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi...

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CVS Health Corporation Announced Third Quarter Financial Results

CVS Health Corporation Announced Third Quarter Financial Results

As of now, CVS has a P/S, P/E and P/B values of 0.41, 50.44 and 2.11 respectively. Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Its P/Cash va...

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United Nations vows to tackle Congo rebels, contain Ebola

United Nations vows to tackle Congo rebels, contain Ebola

The pair discussed current information on the outbreak as well as the United States' role in the worldwide response. Although several studies have shown that the vaccine is safe and protective agai...

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The midterms show Trump might not get re-elected in 2020

The midterms show Trump might not get re-elected in 2020

President Donald Trump celebrated the midterm elections as a "tremendous success" for his administration after Republicans expanded their majority in the Senate, maintained an edge in governorship...

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US Midterm Elections, Highlights for Democrats and Republicans

The president himself focused on positives as Republicans lost control of the House but made Senate gains . Tammy Baldwin held off a challenge from Republican Leah Vukmir, but her fellow Democrats ...

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World Update, 'Morning people' have lower breast cancer risk

World Update, 'Morning people' have lower breast cancer risk

The scientists, led by the University of Bristol , also showed women who slept longer than the recommended seven to eight hours a night increased their chances of a diagnosis by 20 per cent for eac...

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Meat industry body critical of meat tax

Meat industry body critical of meat tax

The likely impact of a meat tax on death rates due to chronic disease was also estimated. In 2015 the World Health Organization warned that processed meats , like bacon, sausages and ham, could ca...

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