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Study: Your smartphone may help prevent a stroke

Across the globe, 33 million people have atrial fibrillation (AF), a disorder of heart rhythm. In the United States, an estimated 3-6 million people have AF, and with our aging population, this number is expected to increase — AF occurs in 2 percent of those under...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Couples in the U.S. looking to either conceive or avoid pregnancy will now have a new tool available to them. On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration announced it has permitted a digital birth control app to be marketed as such in the U.S. The app, called Natural Cycles,...

source: Gizmodo

The blue light beaming from smartphones and tablets is changing cells in our eyes that could accelerate blindness, according to a study. Researchers from The University of Toledo studied the impact of blue light — which...

source: USA Today

Imagine the human body as if it were a three-dimensional playing board, its “squares” (or cubes, rather) so tiny as to be invisible to the naked eye — a couple of hundred, or perhaps a few thousand, cubic micrometers in size. Such are the dimensions of...

source: FORTUNE

Individuals who exercise regularly have superior mental health compared to those who do not exercise, new research suggests. Investigators studied data for 1.2 million U.S. adults and found that those who exercised had 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health during the past...

source: Medscape

An estimated 12.8 percent of adolescents in the U.S. experience at least one episode of major depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. According to previous studies, many of those teens' mental health is linked...

source: NPR


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