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Google Fit Hits The Play Store

Google Fit just hit the Play Store, and, well, it looks pretty much exactly like Google said it would. It also looks a heck of a lot like Apple’s HealthKit and corresponding Health app — not in terms of design but in terms of features. That said, it does look pretty useful!


Scientists Can Detect Disease By Dripping Urine Down This Tiny Tube

A team of chemists at Brigham Young University have developed a remarkably simple and cheap lab-on-a-chip test that can accurately detect markers of serious conditions like kidney disease or even prostate cancer using nothing but a drop of urine the and the perpetual pull of gravity.


Coconut Water Is Great, Shut Up

Coconut water is a delicious and healthy beverage, and it is good for you. If you drink it after going to yoga class or before a jog, you will be hydrated and receive nutritional benefits.


Ebola Has No Escape From Emory University's Isolation Ward

The Ebola virus has made landfall in the United States with patients popping up in both Dallas, Texas and New York City. But don’t freak out! To help contain the outbreak, the CDC relies on a handful of biocontainment isolation units to quarantine these highly infectious folks.


The US Will Stop Funding Research Into Making Mutant Super Viruses

Should scientists be allowed to create mutant viruses deadlier than natural ones? The White House waded into this controversy today with a surprising announcement to cut all funding to such studies, pending a thorough review of this risky research.


The Science Of Losing Belly Fat

A quick internet search will yield countless claims of ways to remove the unwanted fat from around your mid-section. From over-hyped diet pills promising to reduce levels of cortisol to cutting-edge workouts. The truth is that there is no scientifically proven diet pill or exercise that will specifically target your stomach’s fat vs the fat providing a nice bone blanket for other parts of your body.


Apple Disables Blood Glucose Measurement To Save Confusion In Australia

After a problematic roll-out for Apple’s Health app at the launch of iOS 8, Apple has encountered another speed bump on the road, this time with blood glucose measurement figures and confusion for Australian users.


Taking Google Out Of Glass Makes It Perfect For Hospitals

Google Glass might get you suspicious looks in a restaurant, but it could save your life on the operating table. In hospitals and medical facilities, Google’s techno-eyewear is a promising solution — with a caveat.


One Doctor Is Betting A Scientific Formula Can Fix How Medicine Works

Here’s a startling fact: Doctors sometimes prescribe treatment just to cover their own arses, or due to tradition or outdated training, or even a simple little hunch. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and David Newman is the doctor trying to bring us a better future.


This Stress-Sensing Fitness Tracker Wins Top Design Award

The National Design Awards were last night in New York, where 20 products were vying to be named the country’s best. The winner, chosen by public voting, was a fitness tracker called Spire, which claims to keep tabs on your overall well-being by measuring heart rate and breathing patterns to monitor stress.


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