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Fitbit Sued Over ‘Dangerously Inaccurate’ Heart Rate Monitoring

Wearable fitness device maker Fitbit was hit with a class-action lawsuit Wednesday over claims that its wristbands provide inaccurate–and in some cases, dangerously misleading–heart rate recordings.  In the suit, Fitbit owners from California, Colorado, and Wisconsin allege that the heart rate tracking in the Charge HR and the Surge, two products that came to market last … Continue reading

For The First Time Ever, Daily Aspirin Is Being Recommended To Fight Cancer

Taking a daily dose of aspirin can help prevent both cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer in some groups of adults, top U.S. experts in preventive medicine have determined. In a draft report published Monday, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) — an independent advisory panel of medical experts — concluded that there is now … Continue reading

STUDY: Poor Sleep Paves The Way For Heart Disease

Otherwise healthy people who have poor sleep habits may be putting themselves at risk for heart disease, a new study finds. Men and women in the study who got too much or too little sleep were more likely to suffer from stiffened arteries and calcium deposits on the walls of their major arteries — two … Continue reading

Scientists Studying Stroke-Related Brain Damage Just Made A Breakthrough Discovery About The Source Of Addiction

Scientists studying stroke-related brain damage may have just stumbled upon a major breakthrough in our understanding of addiction.  While monitoring the recovery of more than 150 stroke patients who were all smokers, researchers found that those who suffered a stroke in a brain region called the insular cortex were far more likely to quit smoking … Continue reading

Your Heart Is Probably Much Older Than You Are, CDC Warns

You may feel young at heart, but chances are your actual heart is much “older” than your real age, according to new research. In a report published today, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 3 out of 4 adults in the United States have a predicted “heart age” older than … Continue reading

Depression, Bipolar Disorder Put Teens At Risk Of Heart Problems

Major depression and bipolar disorder are among the most common mental disorders among young people, and new research suggests the long-term health consequences of these disorders could be more severe than once thought. According to a scientific statement released this week by the American Heart Association, both depressive and bipolar disorders put teenagers at heightened … Continue reading

STUDY: Half Of All Heart Disease Deaths In The U.S. Could Be Prevented

While progress has been made in reducing the number of heart disease-related deaths in the United States over the past three decades, preventable risk factors continue to account for half of all cardiovascular deaths, according to new research. About 610,000 Americans die of heart disease every year, accounting for one in every four deaths, according … Continue reading

Poor Sleep Linked To Higher Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke

The link between poor sleep and poor health is well-documented, but new research suggests the adverse effects of insufficient sleep may be even more harmful than once thought. In fact, poor sleep is such a strong predictor of heart attack and stroke that researchers now say it should be considered as a risk factor for … Continue reading

Death Toll In India’s Heat Wave Climbs Past 1,100

An intense heat wave in India has now claimed over 1,100 lives, with spiking temperatures melting roads in the capital, New Delhi, as the country awaits the arrival of the annual monsoon rains. More than 852 people have succumbed in the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, where extreme temperatures claimed more than 200 lives … Continue reading

As Crippling Heat Wave Kills Hundreds In India, Scientists Warn More Such Events Are Coming

An intense heat wave that has driven daytime temperatures as high as 118°F (48°C) in parts of India has claimed over 500 lives and shows no signs of letting up soon. With climate change driving higher temperatures across the globe, scientists are warning to prepare for more such events in the future. The hottest place … Continue reading

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