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Wearables and smartwatches can track your pulse – but if you’re using them to scan for irregular heart rhythms, there are some things you should know.
Sleep is important for health, but the heavy focus on getting enough sleep and tracking our sleeping patterns could make it more elusive.
Since the mid-1990s, people have been doing less and less walking or bicycling to work and school and spending a lot more time staring at screens.
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Research is revealing that fitness trackers alone can be helpful facilitators toward changing a sedentary lifestyle but don’t motivate people to increase their physical activity.
Mobile health apps and gadgets could help doctors and patients treat chronic illnesses in real time.
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Connecting health apps to health care can enable better care for patients with chronic diseases, and it has the potential to lower skyrocketing US health spending.
In our new study, we’ve found the majority of news stories are failing to cover potential downsides of early detection tests. This could be perpetuating the problem of overdiagnosis.
Gene-based vaccines had never been approved for humans before the coronavirus pandemic.
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The coronavirus pandemic has driven a lot of scientific progress in the past year. But just as some of the social changes are likely here to stay, so are some medical innovations.
Riding together from afar can help you build the exercise habit.
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From step counters and active video games to apps for exercisers and tech-enabled gear, there are a lot of ways to combine your workouts with your digital life.
Doctors can share your medical information, with your permission.
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A health law expert explains what the regulation does and doesn’t protect.
Fitness information from wearable devices can reveal when the body is fighting an infection.
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Fitness information like resting heart rate collected by wearable devices can’t diagnose diseases, but it can signal when something is wrong. That can be enough to prompt a COVID-19 test.
A range of announcement were made at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, including the new ‘CarKey’ feature, and Apple’s decision to part ways with chip manufacturer Intel.
People, including the activist group Code Pink, hold signs at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia during a protest about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Oct. 10, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was no ordinary reporter. His contacts included the Royal Family as well as known terrorists.
Apple’s smart watch can now read your heart current.
The new Apple Watch is making waves for being able to record an electrocardiogram (ECG) and share it. An ECG can tell you what’s going on with your heart.
Gadgets that tell too many people to go to the doctor are a worry, but the growing enthusiasm for health monitoring should be encouraged.
We all need to seek some mindfulness.
Apple’s smartwatch promises to optimise our productivity and competitiveness. But can the new Breathe app for the watch help us to relax and make us mindful?
Apple Watch: Sport over style?
Forget high-end design and cutting-edge communication. The new Watch is a fitness device and heralds a shift for the company – from enabling self-expression to nudging users toward self-mastery.
‘They’re just like normal headphones, but easier to lose.’
Loss of the headphone jack may annoy some, but think of the poor Mac users with almost no updates since 2012.
Fitness trackers make activity into a contest.
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The human psyche loves a challenge as well as a pat on the back for achievement. Pervasive computing taps into these drives to ‘gamify’ aspects of life that are typically not games or even much fun.
Is your business ready for the next wave?
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It won’t happen overnight but it will happen.
Apple tries to repeat the same supersize trick with the iPad that made the iPhone 6 wildly popular. But bigger isn’t necessarily better.
Is your smartwatch spying on you?
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As wearables record more personal and physical activity data about us, we risk giving away more than we’d imagine.