Tag «Health & Fitness»

Fear and Rumors Hinder Containment of Ebola Outbreak

Health workers teach people about the Ebola virus and how to prevent infection, in Conakry, Guinea March 31, 2014.Image: Youssouf Bah/Associated Press It sounds like the perfect script for a horror movie: A virus with no vaccine and no cure kills hundreds of people; despite containment efforts, it keeps spreading. But it’s actually all too …

Bracelet Talks to Your Body to Pull Health Records

Scientists are working on creating a new biometric bracelet that could also “talks” to devices on a person’s body, allowing data collected by blood pressure cuffs and heart monitoring devices to be matched to correct electronic records. The devices could prevent mix-ups of health records at military and veteran hospitals. The researchers, led by Dartmouth …

Monitor Your Diabetes Using These Digital Tools

Are you one of the millions of Americans with diabetes? November is National Diabetes Month, a condition that is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Of the 25.8 million Americans who suffer from the disease, 7 million do not know they have it, according to the National Institutes of Health. Diabetes …

Jawbone Toughens ‘Up’ Bracelet for Extreme Punishment

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3xk48GsPIg?enablejsapi=1&&w=640&h=360] The Jawbone Up debuted last year with big ambitions: A bracelet-like device that you’d wear all the time, tracking how much you move and how well you sleep. Paired with an app, the Up helps you recognize patterns in your habits, empowering you to improve your health. One problem: It wasn’t built to …