'InsideTracker' Review: Can a Commercial Blood Test Make You Healthier?
November 21st, 2014
InsideTracker is a service that analyzes your blood for various biomarkers to see if your levels are in the "optimal" zones. But critics are skeptical this can actually work to make a healthy person even healthier.
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Lifesaving Beats: Songs Can Help with CPR Training
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November 21st, 2014
The 1977 disco hit "Stayin' Alive" is officially the song to accompany CPR's chest compression. But Japanese scientists are now teaching the lifesaving maneuver using other songs that have the right beat for CPR and are more popular in their country.
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People Move Less in Extreme Weather, Jawbone Tracker Finds
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November 21st, 2014
When the weather outside is frightful, people tend to move around less, according to new data from Jawbone, a technology and fitness-tracking company based in San Francisco.
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2014 Ebola Outbreak: Full Coverage of the Viral Epidemic
This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) shows Ebola virus particles budding from the surface of a cell.
November 21st, 2014
The 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the worst Ebola outbreak in history, and has implications for the world. Here is everything we know about the virus, and its spread, so far.
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Trans Fats May Hurt Memory
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November 20th, 2014
It might be difficult to carefully avoid all of the tasty foods that contain harmful trans fats, but now there's one more reason to try: A new study shows that this type of fat may damage memory in young people.
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The Link Between Sex and Prostate Cancer (Op-Ed)
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November 21st, 2014
New evidence supports the theory that sexual activity lowers prostate cancer risk.
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Smartphone Innovations Could Transform Health Care
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November 21st, 2014
New innovations, such as phone-based urine tests and apps that keep all medical records in one place, could change how people experience health care.
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Tattoo-Removal Laser Could Combat Acne Scars
A woman looks at her skin in the mirror closely
November 21st, 2014
The picosecond pulse duration laser is currently approved for tattoo removal, but researchers are testing it in people with acne scars.
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