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TV, watching other screens, increases death rate

Added on: June 27, 2014

A new study highlighting the potential deadly effects of spending too much time in front of the television may have arrived a few years too late. read more

How Governments (Including The US) Use Targets’ Phones To Spy On Them

Added on: June 26, 2014

Security researchers have uncovered the widespread use of spyware that allows law enforcement agencies to take control of a suspect’s phone – with the US appearing to be the biggest user. read more

Chest-pain follow-up linked to better survival, heart health

Added on: June 24, 2014

After an emergency-room visit for chest pain, people who follow-up with a doctor are less likely than those who don’t do so to have a heart attack or die in the next year, Canadian researchers say. read more

Why America is Losing the Health Race

Added on: June 17, 2014

by Allan S. Detsky Many Americans are aware that the United States spends much more on health care than any other country in the world. But fewer people know that the health of Americans—by many different measures—is actually worse than the health of citizens in other wealthy countries. Two major reports, both released last year, provide… MoreMore arrow

Your Heartbeat May Soon Be Your Only Password

Added on: June 13, 2014

As part of BeyondCurious‘ ongoing interest in what wearable technology will mean for enterprise, I attended the Glazed Conference in San Francisco this week. Glazed, a conference on the business of wearable technology organized by Wearable World, attracts pioneers and luminaries in the wearable tech ecosystem. Wearable tech is currently lauded for its consumer applications,… MoreMore arrow

Brain protein may be cause of high rates of depression in perimenopause

Added on: June 6, 2014

A new study suggests that elevated levels of a specific brain protein may explain why so many women experience depression during perimenopause. Read More

Finally, Clear Performance Data for Comparing the World’s Cities

Added on: June 5, 2014

A new international standard known as “ISO 37120” lays out 46 measures that cities on any continent can measure their performance by. read more

‘Dr. Google’ usually gives you incorrect information: study

Added on: June 3, 2014

We’ve been warned time and time again to not look up symptoms online when we’re sick. Now, there’s more proof about how diagnosing yourself on the Internet could actually be bad for your health. read more

If You Want Someone to Treat You Generously, Offer Them a Warm Drink

Added on: May 30, 2014

You’re probably aware, in some intuitive way, that you’re happier when you’re warm, that your mood tends to improve once Memorial Day rolls around. But you might not know just how much research has been done on the profound ways changes in temperature affect our moods and behavior. You might not know that pleasant, warm… MoreMore arrow

Door by Door, India Strives to Know More About Death

Added on: May 23, 2014

M. R. Gundappa, 60, died the way most Indians do: with no doctor present, no monitors beeping by his side and no written record. The only person present was his wife, Sushilamma, 48, who spent the day of his death trying to get him admitted to a government hospital where he could be treated for… MoreMore arrow