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The JackRabbit ebike/scooter hybrid is unlike anything else on the road

The JackRabbit is the hybrid of a scooter and an ebike, with a top speed of 18 mph and a range of 13 miles on a single charge, while still managing to weigh less than 20 pounds, making it easy to store and transport. 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>>

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>>

Spider silk micocapsules could deliver vaccines to help battle cancer

Researchers from Switzerland’s University of Geneva demonstrated how microcapsules made of spider silk could deliver life-saving vaccines direct to your immune cells to fight cancer. More>>

‘Surgery in a pill’ may offer diabetics an alternative to bypass surgery

Simply by swallowing a pill before a meal, patients with type 2 diabetes may be able to coat their intestines with a thin layer of material, protecting them from blood sugar spikes. More>>

Best road trip planner apps

The sunshine and warm weather is finally here which means it's officially road trip season. Whether you're roughing it in tents and RVs, or staying in classy hotels, mobile apps can help you prepare. Here are the best road... More>>

Get your road or mountain bike ride-ready with our top-notch tuning guide

It's never a bad time to tune your bike. To help we've included the best methods for cleaning and evaluating moving parts, as well as how to apply a new layer of grease. Get your road bike or mountain bike ready for riding... More>>

Samsung has booked the Gear S3 into this flash hotel, and it’ll never leave

Staff at upmarket Viceroy hotels will soon wear a Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch at work, which will be used instead of the established walkie-talkie communication system we're used to seeing and hearing. More>>

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>>

Shot to the heart: Device carries drugs directly to injured internal organ

A new device could deliver medication directly to the heart. Dubbed Therepi, the device includes a tube connected to an external entry point, providing a sort of express lane from the abdomen to the internal organ. More>>

Runvi’s A.I.-infused smart insoles help runners correct their form

Runvi is a set of smart insoles that pair with a smartphone to analyze a runner's form and create a specifically tailored running program designed to help them run faster, smarter, and more efficiently. More>>

Workout data from Polar shows we should work smarter, not harder

Fitness wearable manufacturer Polar analyzed data collected from user workouts and it indicates that runners can improve their speed and efficiency by adopting a heart rate-based training program rather than working harder. More>>

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>>

The best running shoes for men

With so many styles of running shoes available, it's difficult to narrow down even a handful of potential options. Maybe you want a lightweight shoe, designed for road running or a bulky, durable pair for the trail.... More>>

The best fitness trackers

Looking for your first fitness tracker, or an upgrade to the one you're already wearing? There are plenty of the wrist-worn gadgets available from companies like Garmin, Apple, and Fitbit but it's hard to know which are... More>>

The best running shoes for women

Achieving that coveted runner's high isn't exactly easy if you're sporting a subpar pair of shoes. Thankfully, there exist a wide range of runners built for speed, durability, and, most of all, comfort. To help find what's... More>>

RealWear’s HMT-1Z1 augmented reality headset could change how industries do business

Augmented reality may not be quite ready for mainstream use just yet, but that doesn't mean it's not being used for important things altogether. RealWear has launched an intrinsically-safe AR headset for industrial use. More>>

Warm up or cool down with the press of a button on the wrist-worn Embr

We review the Embr Wave, a personal heating and cooling wearable designed by a team of MIT engineers that’s now on Kickstarter. Our thoughts? It’s a little bit addictive. More>>

Nokia is reportedly scaling back its digital health business

The Finnish gear company Nokia began "a strategic review of its digital health business" in February, which includes recently acquired Withings, and may cut up to 400 jobs in its native Finland. Now, it's selling Withings... More>>

The best smart water bottles

Staying hydrated is an elusive goal for many of us. We make plans to drink eight glasses a day but few of us succeed. Fortunately, technology has come to the rescue. If you're wondering how to drink more water, here are... More>>

Fitbit Versa vs. Apple Watch Series 3: Which should you wear?

In a battle of smartwatch supremacy, we pit Fitbit's newest release, the Versa, against Apple's latest in smartwatch technology -- the Apple Watch Series 3. How well does the fitness-tracking giant's second attempt at a... More>>

Electric mountain bikes are turning purist scoffs into smiles

While many riders may scoff at electric mountain bikes, brands like BMC Switzerland have no choice but to recognize their growing popularity. After testing BMC’s new Speedfox Amp, it’s clear there’s more to electric... More>>

Apple is launching a pride Apple Watch face on June 4 — but you can get it now

It looks like Apple is prepping a new watch face in celebration of Pride Month in June. The watch face was spotted in the code for iOS 11.4 and shows threads of color moving across the screen. More>>

Go ahead, dive in. Scosche’s Rhythm24 armband is a waterproof heart rate monitor

Scosche has unveiled its new fitness tracker, the Rhythm24. It boasts improved waterproof protection, 24-hour battery life, and constant heart rate monitoring, making it a great option for swimmers and triathletes. More>>

World’s first 3D-printed cornea made from algae and human stem cells

Researchers have 3D printed artificial cornea using bio-ink. The research is currently just a proof-of-concept but lays the groundwork for future techniques to create low-cost, easy-to-produce bionic eyes. More>>

The Dreem headset promised to improve our sleep, but it was a nightmare

If you're one of the millions of Americans with a sleep disorder, you're likely willing to try anything to get more shut eye. Dreem promises to improve sleep by stimulating brainwaves, if you're able to wear it through the... More>>

These deals on computer reading glasses will help you put an end to eye strain

Eye strain, headaches, and dry eyes are all side effects of too much exposure to blue light and screen glare. Get yourself a pair of computer reading glasses to help relieve the discomfort. More>>

The best Apple Watch faces

The Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches on the market, and it can change like a chameleon to match your style. Here are the best Apple Watch faces to help you better stylize your new device. More>>

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>>

Apple is most definitely working on augmented reality glasses

Apple is looking for a UI designer to help the company in the augmented reality space. The latest job posting fuels speculation that Apple is continuing work on its rumored mixed reality glasses, which could be ready by 2020. More>>

8 Amazing CRISPR projects that could change life as we know it

Since it burst onto the scene a decade ago, CRISPR-Cas9 has shaken the field of genetics to its core. Here are eight examples of amazing CRISPR projects with the potential to change the world. More>>

There’s a Wear OS alternative called AsteroidOS that you can install now

Starting to get a little tired of playing with the same software on your smartwatch? Turns out you have an open-source option, Linux-based smartwatch OS called AsteroidOS has just launched for a selection of watches. More>>

We now know when Apple will show off its latest software innovations at WWDC

Apple has revealed the dates and location for WWDC 2018, which is where we'll see the latest and greatest software that Apple has to offer. We may also see a new Mac Pro, new iPad, and more. More>>

Qualcomm’s powerful new smartwatch chip may kickstart a wearable revival

Qualcomm will release a new smartwatch processing platform later this year, which it says will make wearables smaller, with improved features, and better battery life. Touchscreen smartwatches are in desperate need of a... More>>

As Wear OS ticks to a stop, Google needs to wind it back up

Google’s Wear OS should be competing with the Apple Watch, but instead it has been left to stagnate without useful new features, or even any attention at Google I/O. Wear OS can be saved, and there are companies out there... More>>

With ChroMorphous technology, clothes may soon change color with a tap of a phone

Developed by a team of research scientists at the College of Optics and Photonics at The University of Central Florida, ChroMorphous technology allows users to control and switch up the pattern on a fabric using a mobile app. More>>

Bill Gates and Larry Page pledge $12 million to universal flu vaccine

Two of the biggest names in tech have joined forces to help bring an end to the flu. Bill Gates and Larry Page have pledged $12 million to researchers working to develop a universal vaccine for the flu. More>>

Surfers can check the tide on their wrist with Nixon’s Base Tide Pro

Whether you're an amateur or a pro, the Base Tide Pro is designed to provide you with accurate tide height, tide time, sunrise, and sunset information so that you can spend less time searching for waves and more time surfing. More>>

Can a $500 nerve zapper help you lose weight? We tried the Modius headset

Is it possible to lose weight and speed up your metabolism without changing your diet or exercise regime by stimulating the right part of your brain? We tried out the Modius headset, which promises to do exactly that, to... More>>

What to expect at Google I/O 2018: Android P, Google Assistant, and more

The start of Google's annual I/O conference is just days away. But what can you expect? With Android P, Google Assistant, Android Auto, and more on the list, here's what we think will be there, and how you can watch it. More>>

How to change Google Assistant’s voice on your Android or Apple phone

Google has expanded the number of extra voices available to U.S. Google Assistant users, so you can pick between a number of different options. Find out exactly how to change your Google Assistant's voice with our easy guide. More>>

Stimulating brains with lasers can create ‘Matrix’-like false experiences

At the University of California, researchers have been busy exploring ways to project holograms directly into the brain. Think of it like 'Inception' meets next-generation healthcare. 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>>

Boosted 2 Dual+ electric longboard review

After riding around on the new Boosted 2 Dual+ for the past few weeks, we’re convinced you can’t find a smoother electric longboard on the market right now. More>>

The best fitness trackers for women

Historically, fitness trackers were made with a men's wrists in mind, featuring large bands with big, clunky designs. Thankfully, more smartwatch brands have started catering to women, offering smaller sizes and more... More>>

Solos smart glasses’ head-up display lets runners, cyclists keep eyes on road

Solos smart glasses are a wearable device that feature a head-up display for runners and cyclists to safely track workout metrics and data at a glance without having to look at another device. More>>

A comprehensive guide to each waterproof Fitbit

Fitness trackers have evolved drastically in recent years. These days, you wear it around the clock, letting it monitor what you eat, how you sleep, and how active you are. As such, you may want a waterproof fitness... More>>

The best trekking poles

An essential tool for day hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and mountaineering, here are our picks for the best trekking poles with picks from industry mainstays like Black Diamond and Gossamer Gear. So no matter if you're... More>>

Doctors successfully perform the world’s first robot-assisted spinal surgery

What kind of surgeon do you call in when you’re dealing with an incredibly complex, rare procedure involving a cancerous tumor which affects just one in 1 million people each year? A robot one. More>>

Zerotie footwear hopes you never have to touch your shoelaces again

Zerotie shoes incorporate a unique mechanical in the heel that uses a wheel that is turned in order to tighten or loosen the laces without the wearer ever having to touch them at any time. More>>

Studio’s new running app takes its workout show on the road

Studio is a running app for iOS that allows users to join virtual running groups and classes anytime and anywhere, providing motivation and feedback while competing against other runners from around the world. More>>

Here’s all the best gear and gadgetry you can snag for $50 or less

With the price of tech constantly in flux, everyone is on the lookout for quality on the cheap. Whether you're looking for a fitness tracker or a means of capturing photos from above, here's the best tech under $50. More>>

Strava versus MapMyRun

With so many running applications to select from, it's tough to know which might have the exact set of features and benefits you're looking for. To help, we pitted Strava versus MayMyRun to see which popular fitness app... More>>

Experimental contact lenses could have you shooting lasers from your eyes

Researchers at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland are developing ultrathin contact lenses capable of firing laser beams. Here's why the tech has the potential to be incredibly useful. More>>

The best heart rate monitor watches and fitness trackers

Wrist-based heart rate monitors helped fitness enthusiasts ditch those bulky and uncomfortable chest strap monitors but which offers the best bang for the buck? To help, we've sifted through what's available to find five... More>>

Lumos smart bike helmet adds Apple Watch turn-signal support and more

The Lumos smart cycling helmet has been updates with Apple Watch support, allowing users to make hand signals indicating which way they are turning and have the helmet activate blinking lights in the appropriate direction. More>>

7 Ways we’ll interact with computers in the future

Put down your mouse! Here are seven of the ways we’ll interact with computers in the decades to come. From voice control to brain interfaces, get ready to meet the future of interfaces. More>>

The best cheap fitness trackers of 2018

We've compiled a list of the best cheap fitness trackers currently on the market. No matter if you're looking for something stylish, simple, or just aren't willing to dish out the kind cash necessary for a high-end model,... More>>

These contact lenses use a stunningly simple technique to correct color blindness

Researchers from the U.K have created contact lenses that use special dyes to filter out certain wavelengths of light. The results could help correct the vision of people with color-blindness. More>>

Ditch all romaine lettuce and check your eggs — a bad month for food recalls

A pair of major food recalls this past week focus on romaine lettuce and hens' eggs. The CDC advises discarding all romaine lettuce. More than 200 million eggs distributed from a North Carolina farm were also recalled. More>>

New patents suggest Microsoft Band fitness tracker may still be on track

Microsoft has been awarded a few new patents that suggest it's still working on new iterations of the Microsoft Band. The patents describe ways to estimate the wearer's blood pressure. More>>

LG’s bizarre, rumored hybrid smartwatch may have a touchscreen and analog hands

LG may be working on a new smartwatch that combines a touchscreen with a set of analog watch hands. We don't know what it will look like yet, but a set of specs have been leaked. Here's what you need to know about the LG... More>>

Here’s our breakdown of every Apple Watch model, finish, and band available now

Thinking about springing for an Apple Watch but don't know which one is right for your individual needs and situation? We compare all the options to help you figure out which is the right model, finish, and band for you. More>>

Robotic exosuits will make us better, stronger, faster, right? Not necessarily!

The dream of robot exosuits is that they can give human wearers vastly increased strength, speed and endurance with no negative repercussions. Reality may not be quite so simple, a new study suggests. More>>

When will your phone charge wirelessly in your pocket? We asked an expert

The prospect of true wireless charging across distance, powering our phones, smartwatches, remote controls, and gamepads without wires or contact is creeping ever closer, but there are still some challenges to overcome. More>>

The best hiking watches of 2018

A proper hiking watch should track exercise metrics and act as a navigational copilot during any kind of hike -- ideally, it'll even have a built-in GPS system and sensors capable of recording figures like heart rate,... More>>

8 Amazing accessories that could make virtual reality even more immersive

Virtual reality headsets can be pretty darn amazing, but its controllers could do more to make the experience even more immersive. Here are 8 technologies which promise to help out. More>>

Drug-infused 3D-printed dentures promise to bite back against infections

Researchers from the University at Buffalo have developed 3D-printed dentures which are able to release controlled doses of medication. They could be used to help battle infections. More>>

New startup promises ‘world’s first’ CRISPR-powered disease detection

Startup Mammoth Biosciences promises to offer unprecedented disease diagnostics, using CRISPR to detect biomarkers associated with any disease. The startup has branded itself as the world’s first CRISPR-powered diagnostic... More>>

The ‘Am I Stoned?’ app gives a new definition to your ‘high’ score

Want a quick and easy way to know how impaired your senses might be after a session with Mary Jane? The University of Chicago's Am I Stoned? app promises to do exactly that with an assortment of reflex-testing games. More>>

The best Fitbit Versa bands of 2018

Fitbit launched the Versa in April and while it's generated some much-deserved attention, one of its best features is its easily interchangeable bands. To spice it up, Fitbit offers straps in leather and stainless steel,... More>>

A Nike patent could have your athletic wear looking like Iron Man’s suit

Nike's latest technology patent describes how the company would use a thermoelectric module to provide warmth and cooler temperatures to maintain a constant core temperature, increasing an athlete's performance over time. More>>

Glowing contact lenses could be the key to stopping diabetic blindness

Researchers from Caltech have developed glowing contact lenses which could be used to help battle blindness in the hundreds of millions of people around the world who suffer from diabetes. More>>

Technology makes our lives easier, but is it at the cost of our humanity?

In a new book called Re-Engineer Humanity, Evan Selinger, professor of philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Brett Frischmann, professor of law at Villanova University, argue that technology is causing... More>>

On National Drug Take Back Day, Google and DEA make it easier to get rid of drugs

Working with the DEA, Google Maps introduced a locator tool for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The tool finds a safe nearby place to dispose of unneeded prescriptions. Flushing or throwing drugs out pollutes the... More>>

I purposely sent electricity to my head with the Kortex, and I entered Nirvana

For those who lie awake at night with their minds racing, electrotherapy could help reduce stress and improve sleep. One such product is the Kortex, and we gave it a spin for a month. Despite the high price, it works. More>>

Float like a botterfly: This robotic punching bag will dodge your blows

BotBoxer is a robotic punching bag designed to simulate a real opponent. Unlike your conventional punching bag, BotBoxer can “see,” “feel,” and “react." It can dodge your punches and help you become a better boxer. More>>

Soda during pregnancy may not help baby's brain

Pregnant women may want to skip all soft drinks while they're expecting if they want their child's learning and memory skills to be sharper, new research suggests.

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Outdoor job? Skin cancer can take a hefty toll

Construction workers, farmers and others who work in the sun are at greater risk for skin cancer, according to researchers. And a new study reveals these job-related cancers cost nations millions in medical expenses.

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Hearing aids may help keep seniors out of the hospital

Hearing aids may mean fewer visits to the hospital for seniors, a new study suggests.

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More U.S. kids being diagnosed with autism

Autism rates continue to climb in the United States.

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Meditation can soothe the anxious soul in just one session

A single session of meditation can lower your anxiety levels, a small new study finds.

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Avoid 'text neck' from your cellphone

Your cellphone puts the world at your fingertips, but it can wreak havoc with your neck

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Common colon cancer screen may help men more than women

Sigmoidoscopy, an alternative to colonoscopy, may help one gender more than the other, new research shows.

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Extreme exercisers may have higher odds for ALS

Fitness buffs who push themselves to the limit during workouts might slightly increase their risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests.

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CDC broadens romaine lettuce warning as E. coli outbreak continues

In the wake of an E. coli outbreak that has made more than 50 people in 16 states sick, Americans are now being warned to toss out any romaine lettuce they might have bought in a grocery store.

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Aging brains gain more from exercise with good hydration

Older adults, drink up. You need plenty of water during exercise so your brain gets the full benefits of working out, researchers say.

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Contact sports may alter the brain, scans suggest

There are differences in the brains of athletes who play contact sports and those who play noncontact sports, according to researchers.

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When does online gaming become an addiction?

For most, playing online video games is largely a harmless hobby. But a new review finds that some fall prey to what experts call "internet gaming disorder."

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You and your pooch may have similar tummy bacteria

The makeup of bacteria in your dog's digestive tract may be more like your own than you think, researchers say.

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Gene twist can make your blood pressure spike from salt

New research sheds light on why some people's blood pressure is especially sensitive to salt.

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His and her knee injuries occur the same way

Women are more likely than men to suffer a knee injury called an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. But -- surprisingly -- the injury occurs the same way in both genders, a new study reveals.

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Americans toss out tons of fruits and veggies

Americans may be trying to eat healthy, but they're throwing away mountains of produce in the process, a new study suggests.

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Gene therapy may be cure for some with rare blood disorder

Wanda Sihanath didn't like the fact that her inherited blood disorder would not allow her to travel far from Chicago to attend college, but what could she do?

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Can mom-to be's' weight affect daughters' risk for early puberty?

Girls whose moms were overweight or had high blood sugar during pregnancy may be more likely to enter puberty early, a large new study suggests.

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New drugs may be big advance in lung cancer care

Drugs designed to trigger a patient's immune system may help boost survival for those battling lung cancer, two new studies found.

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U.S. women less likely than men to get statins after heart attack

Women who survive a heart attack are less likely than men to receive cholesterol-lowering statin drugs that can reduce the risk of another heart attack or stroke, a new study finds.

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Overcoming fear of back pain may spur recovery

People with chronic back pain often try painkillers and other treatments without success. Now, a new study suggests a program of education and exercise may provide relief.

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Busting myths surrounding cancer and genetic testing

While only 5 percent to 10 percent of cancers are caused by an inherited gene mutation, genetic testing may benefit people with a strong history of family cancer, an expert in genetics suggests.

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Yoga can soothe anxious grade schoolers

Yoga at school might work wonders for the younger set, new research suggests.

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The bad habits that lead to weight gain

It's no secret that weight gain results from consuming too many calories. But at its core is an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy habits.

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U.S. heart disease rates falling, but gains vary by state

The overall rate of heart disease in the United States has declined 38 percent since 1990, a new report shows.

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Even when you think you're not sleepy, your car crash risk rises

You might be a drowsy driver without knowing it, and new research finds that can make you more dangerous on the road.

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Brain injuries linked with dementia risk

A traumatic brain injury (TBI), even a mild one such as a concussion, may raise your risk for dementia, a new study suggests.

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Eyebrow-raising finding on how human communication evolved

Highly expressive eyebrows likely played a big role in humans' evolutionary success, researchers report.

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The focus shifts in Alzheimer's research

The way that Alzheimer's disease is defined for research should be based on brain changes rather than symptoms.

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COPD patients may breathe easier with tai chi

People struggling with COPD might find some relief in an ancient art.

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Reading to your kids might boost their social skills

Parents who read to their infants and toddlers may help them develop skills that pay big dividends when they start school, a new study suggests.

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Sometimes, headaches can be an emergency. Here's when.

Sometimes, headaches can warn of a serious health issue. That's why it's important to know when to take action

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Heart disease carries huge cost for some families

Having a chronic heart condition is stressful enough, but new research suggests the cost of caring for the condition is also a huge financial burden for poorer families in the United States.

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Losing excess weight in childhood cuts diabetes risk

If an overweight child slims down before puberty, the risk of type 2 diabetes seems to slide away with the lost pounds.

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'Magnetic pulse' device may be new way to prevent migraines

Self-administered magnetic pulses from a hand-held device may help head off debilitating migraines, researchers report.

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Who will and who won't get the flu?

Doctors can't yet predict if someone exposed to the flu will become sick. But such predictions may be getting closer to reality, new research hints.

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Diabetes linked to risk for Parkinson's disease

Men and women with type 2 diabetes may face a significantly higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life, new British research suggests.

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Mediterranean diet scores again for heart health

Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in healthy fats from olive oil and nuts provides better protection against heart attack and stroke than a low-fat diet, a new Spanish trial has shown.

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60 sickened so far in salmonella-tainted melon outbreak

Federal, state and local health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to fruit salad mixes that has sickened 60 people in five U.S. states.

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New DNA test may predict prostate cancer risk

A new genetic test can identify men most likely to develop prostate cancer, a new report contends.

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Are your meds making you depressed?

Drugs taken by more than one-third of U.S. adults have depression as a possible side effect, a new study reveals.

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Girls, young women fall short on exercise: study

Many teens and young adults in the United States -- particularly women and girls -- are physically inactive, a new study reveals.

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Coffee may do your liver good

More good news for coffee lovers: Having three or more cups of "joe" each day may help ward off serious liver ailments, new research suggests.

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How to determine your health insurance's true costs

Having health insurance is essential, especially for catastrophic situations. But it's important to choose a plan carefully because your costs can go well beyond the monthly premium

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Allergies more common in kids with Autism

Children with autism are more likely to also have a food, respiratory or skin allergy, new research suggests.

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Pediatricians back flu shot, not nasal spray vaccine

Parents should choose to have their children get the flu shot in the fall instead of the nasal spray flu vaccine, pediatricians say.

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Never ignore depression

It's important to recognize signs of depression in yourself or a loved one, including a child, and to get help from a doctor

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Go vegan to jumpstart weight loss

Vegan diets are hard for many people to stick with long-term, but studies show that this way of eating can translate to weight loss.

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Human trials set for experimental HIV vaccine

An experimental HIV vaccine protected animals from dozens of strains of HIV. And a human trial of the vaccine is expected to begin in the second half of 2019, according to U.S. researchers.

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Heart meds may be wrong for millions of Americans

Millions of Americans may be getting the wrong treatment to prevent a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests.

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Non-drug migraine treatments often ignored

Many migraine sufferers skip recommended behavioral treatments, such as stress management and talk therapy, a new study finds.

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Could a blood test spot lung cancer early?

Genetic blood testing is showing potential as a means of catching some early stage cancers, researchers are reporting.

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Kids with asthma need a flu shot: study

An annual flu shot is key for children with asthma, a new study shows.

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Many, but not all, hospitals require flu shots for staffers

With this year's terrible flu season a fresh memory, a new study finds that more U.S. hospitals are requiring staffers to get flu shots, but VA hospitals lag behind.

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Cancer care twice as costly in U.S. versus Canada

What a difference a border makes, when it comes to the cost of cancer care.

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New guidelines lower colon cancer screening age to 45

Most people should now begin colorectal cancer screening at age 45, say new guidelines that were spurred by the rising rate of the disease among younger Americans.

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Trumps signs bill allowing terminal patients to try unproven medicines

President Donald Trump on Wednesday put his signature on a bill allowing terminally ill patients to try unproven treatments to fight their disease.

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When kids expect a needle to hurt, it does

When it comes to kids and medical procedures like needles, expectation is everything.

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The ER or urgent care?

Urgent care centers are popping up across the country as an option for medical treatment. But it's important to know the differences between these facilities and your local hospital emergency department.

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Take your swim workouts to the next level

Swimming is a great way to stay in shape while having fun and without stressing your joints.

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A young life lost to high insulin prices

People with diabetes are the ones who end up harmed by high list prices, high out-of-pocket costs and formulary restrictions

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Be smart when it comes to spring allergies and asthma

Lots of things grow in the spring, including your risk of severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks. So people need to take preventive measures and know when to seek medical care, an emergency physician says.

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To repel ticks this summer, try insecticide-treated clothes

Outdoor enthusiasts: Here's a bit of good tick-fighting news just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer.

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A germ-filled capsule might help spot gastro ills

Someday doctors may be able to diagnose gastrointestinal (GI) problems without invasive tests by asking patients to swallow a capsule containing a small, bacteria-laced sensor.

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Even at 'safe' levels, air pollution puts seniors at risk

For older people, breathing in dirty air puts them at risk of being hospitalized with a dangerous respiratory disease, a new study suggests.

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Lung cancer rate now higher in young women than young men

In a reversal of historical patterns, lung cancer is now more common among young U.S. women than men, a new study finds.

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Yoga may be right move against urinary incontinence

Yoga can help older women who fight frequent bouts of urinary incontinence, new research suggests.

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Toxins in BBQ fumes may be absorbed through the skin

When you fire up the grill for your Memorial Day cookout, beware: Those tantalizing aromas hold an underestimated health risk.

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Most hospitals aren't ready for mass tragedies, ER docs say

Nine out of 10 ER doctors say their hospitals aren't fully prepared for major disasters or mass tragedies.

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A pill to protect you from the sun? Don't believe it, FDA says

If you think popping a pill will somehow keep your skin safe while you tan, think again.

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Screening may miss signs of autism, especially in girls: study

An important checklist used to screen for autism can miss subtle clues in some children, delaying their eventual diagnosis.

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