https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA1JldutO9oIn collaboration with Stanford Medicine, Apple last week released a watchOS app that will allow Apple Watch to track irregular heart rhythms.This is how the app works: If an irregular heart rhythm is identified, participants will receive a notification...
Researchers at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) have published a new study showing that the brain's chemistry is being altered in young people with smartphone addictions.The relatively small sample group (38) used for the study comprised youngsters, half...
84-year-old doctor Anna Konopka has given up her medical license after the New Hampshire Board of Medicine challenged the way she works with her patients, how she handles their records and the way she administers medication.Konopka doesn't keep electronic...
A new FDA warning about giving dogs store-bought bones has dog owners confused about giving their canine friends bone treats.According to the FDA, 15 dogs have died among a reported 70 that got sick from bone treats, which are...
A new study shows that nearly 50% of all cancer deaths in the United States could have been prevented by altering lifestyle choices.Scientists are calling them "modifiable" risk factors, and they include habits like smoking, poor diet and other...
Middle-school girls in the United States are increasingly engaging in self-harm and suicide attempts, and it could be related to smartphone usage, say experts.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, a...
Tobacco companies will start airing anti-smoking ads this Sunday, but the ads will be extremely muted, only saying that “More people die every year from smoking than from murder, AIDS, suicide, drugs, car crashes and alcohol, combined.”Under court order, tobacco...
The Council of Economic Advisers is expected to publish a document on Monday that shows the real cost of opioid abuse in the United States having already crossed the half-trillion-dollar mark as of 2015. The real figure is $504...
A 12-year study in Sweden covering 3.4 million dog owners and non dog owners has revealed some interesting facts: In general, dog owners were found to have 20% less risk of dying People with dogs who also lived alone...
Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero told reporters at a press conference in Vienna on Friday that he has completed the world's first transplant of a human head from one cadaver to another.He accomplished his arguably gruesome operation by fusing the...
The Story: Breaking a long-standing tradition, U.S. bishops have chosen Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City over Cardinal Blase Cupich to serve as chairman of the Pro-Life Activities Committee. The vote was 96 to 82. Important Because: A cardinal has always led...
The Story: After a bout of sickness last week, "Supergirl" actor Jeremy Jordan took to Instagram and blamed Chipotle for his trouble.Pale-looking and with an IV line running to his arm, Jordan claimed:“I know I’ve advocated for them in the...
The Story: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founder and CEO, said that the extent of the opioid crisis in America was the one thing that surprised him the most during his recent Year of Travel challenge across several states.Important Because: The problem of...
The Story: Disneyland Park in Anaheim, CA, has once again shut down two of its cooling towers after nine guests and employees took ill. An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease is believed to be the cause of illness, according to Orange...
The Story: A Leachville, Arkansas, Police Department post on Facebook this week warned shoppers that traces of the drug Fentanyl on a shopping card handle could affect them. Millions have reacted as the post went viral. Why It Matters: Fentanyl is a...