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How biometrics is being used to give 'invisible' citizens identities

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:14:49 GMT

More than 1 billion people have no official ID. But fingerprint scanning could give them life-changing digital identities.(image)


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You are your password: The world of biometrics

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:58:29 GMT

Our digital world is being shaped by our physical bodies. Biometrics are fast becoming the new way to identify ourselves and the industry is booming.(image)


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What the future holds for fitness technology

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:00:49 GMT

Swarms of drones follow you while you run, recording video of your workout. Sensors hidden in your T-shirt track your heart rate and how many calories you're burning. Your sunglasses log your miles and respond when you ask, "How's my pace?"(image)


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Body Smart: Can a week of wearables improve your health?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:30:34 GMT

I've hit 10,000 steps! My Fitbit is vibrating and digital fireworks are shooting across the tiny screen on my wrist. The only problem is I haven't even arrived at my office yet.(image)


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There are health-tracking wearables for babies, too

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:11:31 GMT

In their Atlanta home, 6-month-old Avery giggled and rolled on his piano mat, kicking his tiny feet into the air, while his mother, Crystal King, quietly checked his temperature on her cell phone.(image)


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How 3-year olds are helping people live longer

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:11:46 GMT

On the surface, Nightingale House in London looks like any other residential home for the elderly. With almost 200 residents, it's one of the the largest care homes in the country.(image)


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The village where most people live past 100

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:59:59 GMT

Antonio Todde was the first man in the world to live to 110, and he resided in Tiana, a village on the Italian island of Sardinia.(image)


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A $17,850 urine test: Industry boom amid opioid epidemic

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:33:00 GMT

Urine testing for patients with chronic pain has grown explosively amid the opioid epidemic. It costs billions of dollars annually and has raised concerns that some labs and doctors run urine tests needlessly or charge exorbitant rates to boost profits.(image)


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Flu now blamed for 84 child deaths this season, CDC says

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:35:23 GMT

The deaths of 22 more children from flu-related causes were reported Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its weekly surveillance report.(image)


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Flu vaccine just 36% effective this season, CDC reports

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:26:34 GMT

Flu season is still raging in the United States, yet already it ranks among the most difficult in recent years. One reason: This year's vaccine has been just 36% effective against both A and B virus strains, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated in Thursday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.(image)


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Aetna inquiry widens over ex-medical director's comments

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:17:08 GMT

Three more states announced this week that they are opening investigations of Aetna after a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath that he never looked at patients' medical records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.(image)


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Healthiest office snacks, as chosen by nutritionists

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:45:58 GMT

When your stomach starts grumbling during a midmorning meeting or when you're stuck at your desk without a break in sight, what is the most satisfying and healthy snack to grab? To answer this question, I asked 10 nutritionists what their favorite go-to nosh is during a busy workday. Below, their responses.(image)


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Time is up for timeouts

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:17:36 GMT

Without meaning to, my wife and I conducted an A-B experiment while disciplining our two children. They are 4½ years apart, and somewhere in that gap -- thanks to the suggestions of the progressive, mindful parenting books we regularly consume -- we did away with the popular refuge of nearly all parents (probably since the dawn of time): the "timeout." As some Neanderthal dad probably yelled, "Go to your part of the cave until you've calmed down!"(image)


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Will a signal from the top mean more gun violence research?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:33:14 GMT

After previous mass shootings, Democratic lawmakers and victims' families have called for more restrictive gun laws and more research, but not much has changed. This time, though, the script is different -- leaving experts wondering whether it will matter.(image)


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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The epidemic of gun violence is treatable

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:25:21 GMT

As a doctor who works at an international news network, I often see the worst stories of all. In Iraq and Afghanistan, the horrific realities of the battlefield are funneled and concentrated in the medical tents where I have reported for more than a decade. I have seen patients infected with Ebola in West Africa who dehydrate to death, with no treatment in sight. There are other stories I still can't talk about.(image)


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Judge gives grandparents custody of Ohio transgender teen

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:24:15 GMT

A Hamilton County, Ohio, judge on Friday gave custody of a transgender teen to his grandparents rather than his parents, allowing them to make medical decisions regarding his transition.(image)


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More than 40 dead in Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:17:03 GMT

At least 43 people have died and 450 people are ill in a Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization.(image)


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What happens to your brain when you give up sugar

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:03:35 GMT

Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have.(image)


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Why women in Arizona are sending a state representative pads and tampons

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:04:41 GMT

Women across Arizona are bombarding a Republican representative's office with tampons and pads.(image)


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World's first human case of H7N4 avian flu reported in China

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:18:45 GMT

The first human case of the H7N4 strain of avian influenza has been reported in China, Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection announced Wednesday.(image)


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As marijuana use rises, doctors warn pregnant women

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:30:05 GMT

Two-year-old Maverick Hawkins sits on a red, plastic car in his grandmother's living room in the picturesque town of Nevada City, Calif., in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. His playpal Delilah Smith, a fellow 2-year-old, snacks on hummus and cashews and delights over the sounds of her Princess Peppa Pig stuffie.(image)


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FDA approves first blood test for concussion

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:54:24 GMT

The US Food and Drug Administration has, for the first time, approved a blood test to help detect concussion in adults.(image)


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Flu warfare may look different next year

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:44:30 GMT

New ways of preventing and treating the flu are on the horizon.(image)


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Are you susceptible to brainwashing?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:08:10 GMT

"Cults love people who say 'it could never happen to me' because it makes them that much easier to recruit," one cult expert said.(image)


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