Category: Lifestyle

Fitness Trackers are Not Medical Devices

Fitness Trackers are Not Medical Devices

New Research on Activity Trackers. Some people who rely on fitness trackers to see how hard they work out may want to rethink this approach, according to a small study that suggests the increasingly popular devices may get more accurate heart rate readings when users are at rest than during exercise. The study ...

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Reducing Head Injuries in the NFL

Reducing Head Injuries in the NFL

The Super Bowl 51 match up between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots promises to be a tough four quarters on the field. But even with millions watching, there are bound to be incidents of concussion from one of the most dangerous sports. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your ...

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Think Before You Ink

Think Before You Ink

Tattoos are designs on the skin made with needles and colored ink. A permanent tattoo is meant to last forever. Permanent makeup is a type of tattoo. There are many tattooed Americans. Surveys estimate that about one in five Americans now has at least one. The health risks of piercings and tattoos include: ...

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Over-exposed to Social Media?

Over-exposed to Social Media?

Millennials were literally born to enjoy technology and social media! From the latest Apple release to endless information only a swipe or touch away, it’s clear we are immersed in the ‘digital era’. And with the digital era, come digital-related issues like severe anxiety and depression rampant among adolescents ...

Over-exposed to Social Media?

5 Cold Remedies That Work

5 Cold Remedies That Work

We all know there is no cure for the common cold but there are some remedies that can help a lot! Cold remedies are almost as varied as the people who share them. While nothing can cure a cold, there are many remedies that can help ease your symptoms and keep you from feeling so bad. Here are 5 common cold ...

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5 Easy Ways to Give Thanks

5 Easy Ways to Give Thanks

It's no coincidence that you tend to hear the words "thanks" and "blessed" around the Thanksgiving holiday. For millions, showing thanks is something they wished they demonstrated more throughout the year but schedules, kids, work, etc. get in the way. We have a basic starter-kit list of five ways to show you are ...

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HIV Test with a USB

HIV Test with a USB

Scientists develop HIV test using a USB stick Researchers have developed a screening test for HIV that uses a USB stick to process data in a move they say vastly improves upon conventional methods. Typically, HIV screenings can take as long as three days to produce results. Scientists at Imperial College London ...

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