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Regular bedtime might be key to better health

As important as getting close to eight hours of sleep a night is, new research suggests that going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is just as critical for your health.

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Mediterranean diet may cut stroke risk for women, but not men

The Mediterranean diet may do more than help you reach and maintain a healthy weight: New research suggests that women who follow it also lower their stroke risk.

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30 million Americans now have diabetes

1 in 7 Americans has diabetes, and many don't even know they have the blood sugar disease, a new report shows.

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Parents blame smartphones, tablets for teens' sleep troubles

Many American teens are sleep-deprived, and parents blame their attachment to electronics, new survey results show.

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Many Americans slicing meat from their diet

Is America's love affair with meat starting to lose its luster?

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Scent of a woman: fertile females smell better to men

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New research suggests there is no perfume a man loves more than the scent of a fertile woman.

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Timing may be critical when taking meds

When you take your medications may have a lot to do with how well they work, new research suggests.

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Acne advice for returning students

As if the start of a new school year isn't stressful enough, many teens may find their acne worsens when classes start, a skin doctor says.

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Talking to baby might boost middle school success

Time spent reading to toddlers or having "conversations" with them helps boost their intelligence and thinking skills, even a decade later, new research shows.

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Urgent care centers ease ER burden in U.S.

For minor ills such as sore throats, privately insured Americans increasingly use urgent care centers rather than hospital emergency rooms, a new study finds.

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Kids without access to good food face high blood pressure risk

Poor nutrition increases a child's risk of high blood pressure, a new study finds.

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Fish oil pills during pregnancy might mean stronger, healthier kids

Taking fish oil supplements during pregnancy might translate into healthier growth in children during their first six years of life, a new study suggests.

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Chemo for lung cancer may trigger early menopause, study finds

Younger women who undergo chemotherapy for lung cancer are more likely to experience early menopause, researchers have found.

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Gene 'editing' in dog study shows promise for kids with muscular dystrophy

For the first time, scientists report using gene-editing technology to halt the progression of muscular dystrophy in dogs -- suggesting a possible breakthrough for children with a form of the disease.

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Newborns' immune systems ramp up after birth

A baby's immune system kicks into high gear immediately after birth, a new study finds.

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Study explores new way to stop cancer's spread

Scientists say they're researching a way to destroy cancer cells that travel to other parts of the body.

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More Americans are recording their doctor visits

Have you ever left a doctor's appointment with only a vague idea of what was said? You're not alone: A new survey finds many Americans, and their doctors, are turning to recordings for help.

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Dozens of medical groups join forces to improve diagnoses

Every nine minutes, a patient in a U.S. hospital dies because a diagnosis was wrong or delayed -- resulting in 80,000 deaths a year.

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Your puppy can make you very sick: CDC

Puppies can be cute and cuddly, but they also carry germs that might make you very sick, a new government report warns.

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Boys lag behind girls in reading by 4th grade

By fourth grade, girls in the United States read and write better than boys, a new study reveals.

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As more U.S. women delay childbirth, multiple births may rise

More American women than ever are having twins, triplets, quadruplets and even quintuplets, and it's not just because some are using fertility treatments, new research shows.

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Zapping airway nerves may help COPD patients breathe

Thousands of Americans struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may have a new treatment option to help them breathe easier.

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Coffee may have another perk for kidney patients

Could that morning cup of joe bring a health boost to people battling kidney disease?

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Slaying the couch-potato mindset

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There's no shortage of creative excuses people come up with to stay stuck on the sofa, but three of them top the list.

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Is daily low-dose aspirin really worth it for seniors?

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There's disappointing news for seniors: A new trial shows that taking daily low-dose aspirin doesn't prolong healthy, independent living in otherwise healthy people aged 70 and older.

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Cancer advances rely on U.S. funding: report

Almost two dozen new cancer treatments received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in the past year, a new report reveals.

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Could a placebo pill help ease your back pain?

With millions of pain-plagued Americans looking for an alternative to opioids, the solution for some might be no medicine at all.

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To help beat heart disease, stay upbeat

Optimism and a sense of purpose can improve your heart health, new research suggests.

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1 in 3 college freshmen faces mental health woes

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More than one in three first-year college students around the world struggle with a mental health disorder, new research suggests.

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Want to avoid type 2 diabetes? Eat more whole grains

It may seem counterintuitive, but eating bread, pasta and cereal may actually help prevent type 2 diabetes, as long as those foods are made from whole grains, new research suggests.

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4 habits that lead to better food choices

The choices you make every day, both big and small, influence your weight and your health.

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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>>

PurTrek has a trekking pole that will help keep you hydrated on the trail

The PurTrek trekking poles are two items in one, helping hikers keep their balance on the trail while also providing the ability to filter their drinking water so that they can stay hydrated in the backcountry. More>>

Yamaha brings Power Assist ebikes to the U.S. for the first time

Yamaha has announced that its line of four Power Assist ebikes are now available in cycling shops across the U.S., marking the very first time that those electric bikes have been sold in the country. More>>

Lex is a wearable exoskeleton that lets you take a comfortable seat anywhere

Newly launched on Kickstarter, Lex is a pair of wearable, folding exoskeleton legs that transform into an ultra-versatile portable seat -- so you can kick back and relax anywhere you go. More>>

The best Fitbit for any activity or sport

Fitbits are amazingly helpful tools for setting fitness goals and tracking progress. However, different activities require different metrics. We've gathered a list of the best Fitbits for running, swimming, biking, and... 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>>

A brain scan could help reveal if a person is a suicide risk

Could a brain scan reveal a person's risk of suicide? Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh have been awarded a $3.8 million grant to find out. More>>

6 Amazing high-tech ways science could take care of the mosquito problem

Forget about bug spray and rolled-up newspapers! If we're really going to solve the mosquito problem we need some of these technologies to catch on. From laser fences to CRISP gene editing solutions, here are six of the... More>>

Hate dental checkups? This app lets you check your smile by snapping a few selfies

Hate going to the dentist for regular checkups? This new app makes getting your teeth checked out was as simple as taking a few selfies and sending them off for remote evaluation by a dentist. More>>

Wearables are still in style as the global market sees solid growth

According to a recent report from IDC, the wearable market is growing -- and as is to be expected, Apple, with the Apple Watch, is at the top of the list. Currently, the company commands a hefty 17 percent of the market. More>>

CRISPR halts fatal genetic disease in dogs, could soon do the same in humans

Scientists from the University of Texas Southwestern have used CRISPR gene-editing technology to halt the progress of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in dogs. One day, it could do the same in humans, too. More>>

Snap tries again — Snapchat Spectacles 2 have a new look

Snapchat has announced new styles for its Spectacles camera-equipped sunglasses. Spectacles 2 are able to take still images and are water-resistant. They're available to order now through Snap's website. More>>

Mirror unveils a gym-in-a-mirror, so you can watch yourself sweat

Mirror is an on-demand home gym built into what looks like an ordinary full-length mirror. Looks can be deceiving ... because behind your reflection in this giant LCD screen is your very own personal trainer. More>>

Garmin’s fitness wearables now support Deezer music streaming app

After a long wait, Garmin and Deezer today announced the immediate availability of the Deezer app for Garmin's music-compatible fitness watches and multi-sport devices. The streaming music app allows Deezer fans to sync... More>>

The Tacs AVL II is a classic watch conceived through the lens of a camera

The Tacs AVL II watch has a design inspired by a camera, and rather than being tacky, it's an attractive and unique timepiece that will appeal to both camera fans and watch collectors equally. More>>

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 3100 chip will finally make Google’s Wear OS competitive

Qualcomm has introduced the Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform, designed expressly to power the next generation of smartwatches and wearable technology. At its heart is a tiny, clever new co-processor. More>>

Say no to yo-yo dieting

New to weight loss or tired of yo-yo dieting? Learning "stability skills" first may lead to greater long-term weight loss success.

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Online history gives clues to heart ills

Online searches about heart disease peak in the winter, a new study says. That's when deaths from heart disease top out, too.

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Doctor burnout likely to impair care

You're much more likely to receive poor or unprofessional health care if your doctor suffers from burnout, a new analysis contends.

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Losing weight the online way

Not being able to attend face-to-face meetings doesn't mean you can't get the benefits of joining an organized diet group. All you need is an internet connection.

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Taming those high-calorie temptations

It's the dieter's tug-of-war: the need to lose weight versus the urge to eat high-calorie foods.

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FDA warns of dangers of liquid nitrogen in food, drinks

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You risk serious injury if you consume or handle food and drink products where liquid nitrogen is added just before consumption, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday.

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ADHD rates rising sharply in u.s. kids

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The number of ADHD diagnoses among children has risen dramatically in the past two decades, going from 6 percent to 10 percent, a new report shows.

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Depression strikes nearly 1 in 5 young adults with autism: study

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Depression affects almost 20 percent of young adults with autism, new research shows, a rate that's more than triple that seen in the general population.

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Bills mount for breast cancer survivors

Surviving breast cancer is certainly its own reward, but a new study finds that many who do are saddled with thousands in out-of-pocket expenses for years.

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First drug approved for rare eye disease

Oxervate (cenegermin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat neurotrophic keratitis, a rare disease of the eye's cornea.

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Blood test gives quick prognosis for lymphoma treatment: study

A blood test can predict which lymphoma patients will respond well to normal treatment and which may need a more aggressive approach, researchers report.

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Kids with Autism learn, grow with the 'social robot'

Robots may hold the keys to social success for kids with autism.

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Radiation for childhood brain tumor can hinder memory

Radiation therapy for the most common childhood brain tumor can cause memory problems, new research suggests.

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New lab test spots heart attack, risk of future heart woes

A new method of diagnosing heart attack patients in the emergency department is more accurate and faster than current methods, researchers say.

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Kids' play is healthy, pediatricians' group says

Play is a child's most important work, preschool teachers like to say, and a new American Academy of Pediatrics report wholeheartedly agrees.

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Stressed at work? Open office plan might help

Maybe it's time to retire the office cubicle.

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Doctors not talking about newer meningitis vaccine

Many U.S. doctors aren't telling teenaged patients and their parents about a newer vaccine for potentially deadly bacterial meningitis infections, a new study finds.

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Getting kids ready for the new school year

There are a number of things you can do to ensure your kids have a smooth start to the new school year.

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Clinical trials balance out urban, rural cancer survival rates

Differences in survival rates between rural and urban cancer patients may be due to the kind of care they receive, a review of cancer clinical trials contends.

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Eating before early workout helps burn carbs

If you exercise in the morning, it may be a good idea to eat breakfast first.

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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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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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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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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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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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Give your child a head start with math

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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>>

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>>

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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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>>

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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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>>

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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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>>

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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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>>

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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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>>

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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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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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’

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The best fitness trackers

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