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Verily, the Alphabet health company, announces the Study Watch

If you happen to own an activity tracker, you probably know that the companies producing them are careful to disclaim the accuracy of the devices. Despite this, companies producing the devices have been hit with the occasional lawsuit because the data the devices provide are not “medical” grade or quality. For a company like Verily, […]

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Samsung Gear S3 Value Pack update brings new health features and other functions

Samsung’s Value Pack update for the Gear S3 is finally available in most major markets after being released late in March, so now more people will get to enjoy the extra features and functions the update brings. It’s mostly health app upgrades, but there are a few other things here. Samsung Health on the Gear […]

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Google will use your health data to help make Fit a better personal coach

Google is using your health data to make Google Fit better and that is only going to continue as the app becomes more of your personal assistant, at least according to a recent interview.

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Jawbone is looking to pivot one more time — this time toward a health product

According to TechCrunch, Jawbone will be pivoting away from fitness bands and towards “a health product and accompanying set of services sold primarily to clinicians and health providers working with patients.”

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Watch how Parrot drones are helping California’s sequoia trees maintain good health

With California having lost more than 100 million trees to drought in recent years, ecologists have turned to drone technology to help gather data on trees’ health. Drone company Parrot, for example, has teamed up with ecologists to carry out the work.

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Pebble 4.0 update brings new health features and quick actions

Pebble’s latest software update is here, bringing the smartwatch up to version 4.0. The update tweaks and reworks the health features that Pebble has been polishing up for the past few months, but there are some new UI changes, too. The Pebble app itself has been cleaned up a bit to make it easier to […]

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British psychosexual therapist says easy access to porn ‘damaging men’s health’

Young men addicted to online porn are showing up in clinics with erectile dysfunction in increasing numbers, says a U.K. psychosexual therapist. ED is more typically found with older men with diabetes, MS, or cardiovascular disease.

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With zero interest in smartphones, Nokia is betting big on VR and health

Nokia Technologies came around when Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile division. For two years, the company has been devising a strategy around digital health and virtual reality. We sat down with President Ramzi Haidamus to flesh out Nokia’s goal.

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Apple Advances Health Apps with CareKit

Apple today announced CareKit, a new software framework designed to help developers enable people to actively manage their own medical conditions. iPhone apps using CareKit make it easier for individuals to keep track of care plans and monitor symptoms and medication, providing insights that help people better understand their own health. “We believe that giving individuals the tools to understand what is happening with their health is incredibly powerful, and apps designed using CareKit make this a reality by empowering people to take a more active role in their care,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.
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This wearable boosts health & productivity by extending your restorative deep sleep phase

Rythm’s Dreem headset improves daily performance by extending the restorative deep sleep phase. It is the world’s first active sleep improvement wearable, since it uses auditory stimulation to improve deep sleep in addition to basic sleep monitoring and data.

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Find your fitness with our favorite health and fitness apps for Android (Updated)

Need a little extra help getting into shape? Your Android is pocket-sized workout companion that’ll help you track your fitness and improve your health.

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5 wearables that are actually improving our health

From children’s health to women’s safety, wearable tech now covers a broad spectrum of uses, and it would seem that we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to these devices’ true potential. Here are some of our favorite health wearables.

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Samsung’s S Health is your all-in-one health and fitness app, now available on all Android phones

Samsung rarely gets acclaim for its proprietary apps, but S Health is a solid one. It’s a comprehensive health and fitness app, and it’s now available on all phones running Android 4.4 and higher.

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Teflon chemical a possible health risk for 6.5 million people with contaminated water supplies

A recent study from two environmental scientists suggests the industrial chemical PFOA, a component used in the manufacturing of Teflon, is a much more serious contaminant than previously thought.

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