Fitbit OS Reaches Version 3.0, Here’s What’s New

These goal-based exercise modes show real-time stats and progress, as well as celebrations once you reach your goal. There are plenty of Fitbit-compatible health and fitness apps in the Fitbit App Gallery, but when your watch doesn't support your... More..

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A Texas Federal Judge Ruled That The Affordable Care Act is Unconstitutional
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

A Texas Federal Judge Ruled That The Affordable Care Act is Unconstitutional

In her appearance on "Face the Nation", Klobuchar said she wants to work to make the current law - with its popular provisions - better. "We believe this should be overturned". But Republicans, still stinging f...More..

Republicans Say Little About Obamacare Ruling
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Republicans Say Little About Obamacare Ruling

In a decision that could reach the U.S. Supreme Court, O'Connor sided with a coalition of 20 states that argued requiring people to pay for insurance coverage is illegal because a change in tax law a year ago...More..

Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'

A conservative federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled the Affordable Care Act "invalid" on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. The president said Friday, Congress must now pass a strong law...More..

Affordable Care Act Health Coverage Sign up deadline Saturday
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Affordable Care Act Health Coverage Sign up deadline Saturday

Enrollment through Maine's Affordable Care Act marketplace appears to be down significantly from the same period a year ago. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says the number of signups is down...More..

Johnson & Johnson stock tanks on baby powder asbestos report
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Johnson & Johnson stock tanks on baby powder asbestos report

Reuters reported that court documents and test results show Johnson & Johnson has known for decades that its raw talc and finished baby powder sometimes contained asbestos , but that the company didn't in...More..

A federal judge in Texas just ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

A federal judge in Texas just ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional

Twenty Republican state attorneys general brought the suit, Texas v. Azar , who asked the court to rule that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) violates the Constitution after Republicans managed to zero out Oba...More..

Report Highlights Fentanyl's Deadly Role In The Overdose Crisis : Shots
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Report Highlights Fentanyl's Deadly Role In The Overdose Crisis : Shots

Fentanyl is now the drug most frequently involved in overdose deaths in the US, according to a National Vital Statistics System report published Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...More..

by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

J&J stock tumbles after Reuters reports it hid asbestos in talc

Reuters examined internal documents, as well as trial depositions and testimony which they say prove that J&J knew the powder was sometimes tainted with " carcinogenic asbestos " from " at least 1971 to the ...More..

Women could face increased breast cancer risk after childbirth
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Women could face increased breast cancer risk after childbirth

Risk was greater for women who were older at first birth or who had more births. "We already knew that women experience substantial psychological distress around the breast cancer diagnosis and during the m...More..

by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Giving birth increases women's breast cancer risk in the short term

And from there, it continues to drop. "Health care providers should consider recent childbirth a risk factor for breast cancer in young women", the authors write. Researchers looked at data from almost 89...More..

Too much screen time can change the structure of kids' brains
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Too much screen time can change the structure of kids' brains

The first wave of data from a massive National Institute of Health (NIH) study found kids exposed to screens - like those found on smartphones and tablets - for more than two hours a day had lower scores on t...More..

Brain teasers, puzzles don't actually prevent mental decline
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Brain teasers, puzzles don't actually prevent mental decline

The study appears in the latest issue of the journal BMJ . But a new Scottish study suggests it has no effect on mental decline. Those records were kept by the Scottish Council for Research in Education. T...More..

A Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills a Woman At 69
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

A Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills a Woman At 69

A woman who was told by her doctor to rinse her sinuses twice daily to clear up a chronic sinus infection died from a brain-eating amoeba. Firstly, it is important to only use the right type of water in net...More..

Supreme Court sides with Planned Parenthood
by | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Supreme Court sides with Planned Parenthood

But since Kavanaugh joined the bench in October after a bitter Senate confirmation fight, the court has declined to take up appeals by conservative-leaning states seeking to deny public funds to women's hea...More..

Google Fit update brings home screen widgets
by | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Google Fit update brings home screen widgets

Users can now add Fit widgets to the home screen for quick access to their Heart Points, Move Minutes and other daily stats. The app itself now displays your last workout right on the home screen, which is an...More..

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In A Seattle Woman
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In A Seattle Woman

Most cases of brain eating amoebas have been found in places like California, Arizona and Texas but Dr. Cobbs did say that over time , because of climate change, the amoeba could learn to survive in cooler a...More..

Romaine E. coli outbreak case count rises as FDA identifies potenial sources
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

Romaine E. coli outbreak case count rises as FDA identifies potenial sources

Now, 52 people have been infected with E. coli in this outbreak, which was first announced in October , according to the CDC. Nineteen people have been hospitalised, including two people who developed he...More..

Downing Street denies reported delay of crucial parliament vote on Brexit deal
by | Sunday, December 09, 2018

Downing Street denies reported delay of crucial parliament vote on Brexit deal

Analysis by ITV News Anglia of the comments and speeches of MPs in the Anglia region suggests as many of half of the Conservative backbenchers will vote against the government deal. But Barclay said May would...More..

Walgreens Starts Next-Day Drug Delivery
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

Walgreens Starts Next-Day Drug Delivery

Not to be outdone, now Walgreens has struck a similar partnership for its prescription delivery service, announcing on Thursday that it has partnered with FedEx to deliver drugs to patients next-day. (NASDAQ...More..

This is the best time to get your flu vaccines
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

This is the best time to get your flu vaccines

The vaccine's effectiveness depends on multiple factors - including the amount of time between vaccination and exposure to the disease, your age and health status - yet studies show that the flu vaccination b...More..

Girl Needs a Rare Blood Type Only Found in Indians, Pakistanis
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

Girl Needs a Rare Blood Type Only Found in Indians, Pakistanis

If they may match this criteria, individuals are asked to mention this when they schedule an appointment to donate at MVRBC. OneBlood , a non-profit blood centre in the United States, has explained donors of...More..

Man coughs up part of lung while being treated for heart failure
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

Man coughs up part of lung while being treated for heart failure

In 2012, it was reported a 40-year-old in the United Kingdom literally coughed out her lung through her ribs. His medical history included heart failure with an ejection fraction of 20%, bioprosthetic aortic-...More..

by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

Neti pot Seattle death: Doctors issue warning after brain infection ki

Charles Cobbs, Swedish Neuroscience Institute. The woman, doctors realized, had been infected with Balamuthia mandrillaris, a type of amoeba that can infect the brain and cause massive damage. They think that...More..

Mother Gives Birth Using Transplanted Uterus
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Mother Gives Birth Using Transplanted Uterus

In this case the 61 year old donor was alive and well at the time, generously giving up her uterus for the cutting-edge operation. The woman became pregnant through in vitro fertilization seven months after t...More..

Ocasio-Cortez Claim About Pentagon Wrong — WashPost
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez Claim About Pentagon Wrong — WashPost

Ocasio-Cortez ran on a platform advocating for a $15 baseline minimum wage , and called the current situation a "disgrace". "Very few members of Congress actually pay their interns". "SEVERAL bartenders, man...More..

Rapid Test for Cancer Developed by Researchers
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Rapid Test for Cancer Developed by Researchers

The technology has also been adapted for electrochemical systems that allow low-priced and portable detection that could eventually be performed using a mobile phone. Scientists worldwide have been working on w...More..

by | Friday, December 07, 2018

First baby born after deceased womb transplant

However, for 32-year-old recipient born with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, it proved lucky. Experts say using uteruses from women who have died could make more transplants possible. The re...More..

ECG app coming to Apple Watch Series 4 today
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

ECG app coming to Apple Watch Series 4 today

To take an ECG, users simply place their finger on the digital crown and wait for 30 seconds whilst the Watch scans the electrical impulses in your finger. Through normal heart rate tracking, Apple Watch Ser...More..

Karnataka: Villagers want lake drained after HIV-positive woman drowns in it
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Karnataka: Villagers want lake drained after HIV-positive woman drowns in it

Indian authorities have been pumping water out of a huge lake in Morab village in southern India after locals expressed fears of contamination following the discovery of the body of a woman infected with HIV. "...More..