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The time is right to take advantage of these Apple Watch deals for May 2018

The Apple Watch has surged to prominence in recent years. If you're in the market for an iOS wearable, we've sniffed out the best Apple Watch deals available right now for all three models of this great smartwatch. More>>

Start your fitness journey with the best Fitbit deals for April 2018

If you're ready to kick-start your fitness regimen (or just take your current one to the next level), we've created a quick rundown of the best, most current Fitbit deals to help you decide which one is best for you. More>>

Jennifer Ettinger talks fitness, followers, and how to balance both

There has always been a lot of buzz around the idea of a quick fix or an instant solution for weight loss, but in reality it's never that easy. Jennifer Ettinger talks about her own struggle and how it led her to become a... More>>

Breathing better can be a breeze with the latest air quality monitor from Awair

You can't see the air you breathe, but a good air quality monitor can provide you with the vision you never thought you'd have. And if that air quality monitor is from Awair, you're likely in particularly good hands. More>>

Influencer Charlie Jabaley reflects on his long journey to fitness

With all of the obstacles and challenges we face on a daily basis, following your dreams can quickly become more of a fantasy than a reality. Unless you have the determination of Charlie Jabaley. More>>

The Ticwatch Pro solves smartwatch battery woes with clever new screen tech

The Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro has two screens stacked on top of each other, and they work together to extend battery life of the Wear OS watch from two days anywhere up to 30 days use. Here's how it all works. More>>

Apple’s latest updates for iOS, tvOS, and WatchOS are now available

Apple has launched the latest and greatest consumer versions of its operating systems, including iOS 11.4.1, WtchOS 4.3.2, and tvOS 11.4.1. The new operating systems are largely incremental upgrades, and bring with them a... More>>

Make some time for the best smartwatch deals out there right now

Smartwatches have come a long way since their humble beginnings, and now is the time to buy one if you haven't already. We've rounded up the best smartwatch deals available right now. More>>

Just add whitewater: These are the gadgets pro kayakers use to go ‘500 percent’

From video analysis to smart fitness trackers, technology plays a big role for competitive athletes. We sat down with professional kayakers Nick Troutman and Emily Jackson to discuss the role that the modern world plays in... More>>

The best fitness trackers

Looking for your first fitness tracker, or an upgrade to the one you're already wearing? There are plenty of the wrist-worn gadgets available from companies like Garmin, Apple, and Fitbit but it's hard to know which are... More>>

Space-age toothbrush promises to clean your gnashers in 30 seconds flat

Running short on time for personal hygiene? Chiiz is a so-called sonic tooth cleaner which promises to shine your gnashers up real nice in just 30 seconds. Here's how you can get it. More>>

The Foreo UFO can fit into your makeup bag and your busy lifestyle

The Foreo UFO is a smart mask treatment that's controlled by your smartphone. Even with the steep price tag, the easy setup and quick execution had us incorporating it into our skincare routine whenever our skin felt dull... More>>

Here’s all the best gear and gadgetry you can snag for $50 or less

With the price of tech constantly in flux, everyone is on the lookout for quality on the cheap. Whether you're looking for a fitness tracker or a means of capturing photos from above, here's the best tech under $50. More>>

The best smart helmets

Helmets might be a haircut's worst nightmare but they're constantly evolving and have undergone a much-needed 21st Century makeover. Here, we've rounded up the best smart helmets currently on the market, whether you're... More>>

The five best Wear OS devices right now

There are a ton of different Wear OS watches out there, but which one's right for you? No matter what you're looking for from a smartwatch, here are the five best Wear OS watches out there. More>>

Patent hints at refined Apple Watch power-saving mode that kicks in by itself

Apple is working hard at improving the battery life of the Apple Watch, but doing so may not involve a bigger battery. Instead, the company may turn to refining the power saving mode on the Apple Watch to kick in... More>>

The creator of Internet Explorer wants to read your mind with a bracelet

The idea of controlling a computer with your thoughts sounds amazing. A New York startup called CRTL-Labs has created a non-invasive device they claim will make this an everyday reality. More>>

The Fiiz offers folding bike convenience, traditional bike experience

The Fiiz is a folding bike that offers the convenient storage and transport with the a traditional riding experience, making it one of the first folding bike options to appeal to traditional cyclists and urban commuters. More>>

Super absorbent wound dressing will swell up to save soldiers’ lives in combat

Around 80 to 90 percent of potentially survivable deaths among American soldiers on the battlefield happen due to uncontrolled bleeding. This next-generation wound dressing may be able to help. More>>

The Apple Watch Series 1 has been discounted to an all-time low

Smartwatches are struggling to find their place in today's tech-saturated market, with one exception: The Apple Watch. Now, you can score a brand-new Apple Watch Series 1 for just $149 -- the lowest price we've seen yet. More>>

The best wetsuits

An investment in a good wetsuit allows you to surf from sunup to sundown, while the right fit keeps you warm and dry all day long. To help you navigate the sea of available options, we've put together a list of the best... More>>

How L’Oréal designed the UV Sense to fit on your fingernail

The L’Oréal Technology Incubator is constantly finding new ways to infuse technology within beauty products. Just in time for summer, L’Oréal is releasing the UV Sense -- a battery-free wearable electric sensor that can... More>>

New electronic skin allows bionic limbs to feel pain — and that’s a good thing

Bionic prostheses have evolved by leaps and bounds. One thing that most of them can't do, however, is let their wearers feel pain. That's changing thanks to researchers at the Johns Hopkins. More>>

The best running shoes

Whether you're pounding pavement or hitting trails, you need a trusty pair of running shoes at the ready. From lightweight runners to heavier, cushion-friendly kicks -- or even a pair outfit with smart sensors -- we have... More>>

From J.A.R.V.I.S to John Legend, here are our favorite A.I. assistants

John Legend will soon be a voice option for Google Assistant, which got us to thinking: What are some of the best voices of technology through the years? From HAL to KITT, our list takes a deep dive into the world of A.I.... More>>

Spider silk micocapsules could deliver vaccines to help battle cancer

Researchers from Switzerland’s University of Geneva demonstrated how microcapsules made of spider silk could deliver life-saving vaccines direct to your immune cells to fight cancer. More>>

The GoPro Hero5 Black 4K action cam is now on sale for its lowest price yet

With the launch of the GoPro Hero6 Black, now is your chance to score a great deal on the 4K-capable Hero5 Black. Amazon and B&H are offering a $15 discount on the GoPro Hero5 Black action cam, bringing it down to $249 --... More>>

Best road trip planner apps

The sunshine and warm weather is finally here which means it's officially road trip season. Whether you're roughing it in tents and RVs, or staying in classy hotels, mobile apps can help you prepare. Here are the best road... More>>

The JackRabbit ebike/scooter hybrid is unlike anything else on the road

The JackRabbit is the hybrid of a scooter and an ebike, with a top speed of 18 mph and a range of 13 miles on a single charge, while still managing to weigh less than 20 pounds, making it easy to store and transport. More>>

‘Surgery in a pill’ may offer diabetics an alternative to bypass surgery

Simply by swallowing a pill before a meal, patients with type 2 diabetes may be able to coat their intestines with a thin layer of material, protecting them from blood sugar spikes. More>>

Get your road or mountain bike ride-ready with our top-notch tuning guide

It's never a bad time to tune your bike. To help we've included the best methods for cleaning and evaluating moving parts, as well as how to apply a new layer of grease. Get your road bike or mountain bike ready for riding... More>>

Samsung has booked the Gear S3 into this flash hotel, and it’ll never leave

Staff at upmarket Viceroy hotels will soon wear a Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch at work, which will be used instead of the established walkie-talkie communication system we're used to seeing and hearing. More>>

Rebble is exactly what you need if you don’t want your Pebble watch to die

Want to save your Pebble smartwatch from the June 30 Fitbit-imposed service shutdown? Of course you do, and Rebble is here to help. An unofficial alternative to the almost-dead Pebble service, you'll need to act fast if... More>>

Shot to the heart: Device carries drugs directly to injured internal organ

A new device could deliver medication directly to the heart. Dubbed Therepi, the device includes a tube connected to an external entry point, providing a sort of express lane from the abdomen to the internal organ. More>>

Runvi’s A.I.-infused smart insoles help runners correct their form

Runvi is a set of smart insoles that pair with a smartphone to analyze a runner's form and create a specifically tailored running program designed to help them run faster, smarter, and more efficiently. More>>

Workout data from Polar shows we should work smarter, not harder

Fitness wearable manufacturer Polar analyzed data collected from user workouts and it indicates that runners can improve their speed and efficiency by adopting a heart rate-based training program rather than working harder. More>>

Here is everything you need to know about the Fitbit Versa

In March, Fitbit unveiled the Fitbit Versa -- a fully featured smartwatch masquerading as a fitness tracker. Featuring a style similar to the Apple Watch, the Versa plants its flag as the successor to Fitbit's Blaze and... More>>

The best running shoes for men

With so many styles of running shoes available, it's difficult to narrow down even a handful of potential options. Maybe you want a lightweight shoe, designed for road running or a bulky, durable pair for the trail.... More>>

The best running shoes for women

Achieving that coveted runner's high isn't exactly easy if you're sporting a subpar pair of shoes. Thankfully, there exist a wide range of runners built for speed, durability, and, most of all, comfort. To help find what's... More>>

RealWear’s HMT-1Z1 augmented reality headset could change how industries do business

Augmented reality may not be quite ready for mainstream use just yet, but that doesn't mean it's not being used for important things altogether. RealWear has launched an intrinsically-safe AR headset for industrial use. More>>

Warm up or cool down with the press of a button on the wrist-worn Embr

We review the Embr Wave, a personal heating and cooling wearable designed by a team of MIT engineers that’s now on Kickstarter. Our thoughts? It’s a little bit addictive. More>>

Nokia is reportedly scaling back its digital health business

The Finnish gear company Nokia began "a strategic review of its digital health business" in February, which includes recently acquired Withings, and may cut up to 400 jobs in its native Finland. Now, it's selling Withings... More>>

The best smart water bottles

Staying hydrated is an elusive goal for many of us. We make plans to drink eight glasses a day but few of us succeed. Fortunately, technology has come to the rescue. If you're wondering how to drink more water, here are... More>>

Fitbit Versa vs. Apple Watch Series 3: Which should you wear?

In a battle of smartwatch supremacy, we pit Fitbit's newest release, the Versa, against Apple's latest in smartwatch technology -- the Apple Watch Series 3. How well does the fitness-tracking giant's second attempt at a... More>>

Electric mountain bikes are turning purist scoffs into smiles

While many riders may scoff at electric mountain bikes, brands like BMC Switzerland have no choice but to recognize their growing popularity. After testing BMC’s new Speedfox Amp, it’s clear there’s more to electric... More>>

Apple is launching a pride Apple Watch face on June 4 — but you can get it now

It looks like Apple is prepping a new watch face in celebration of Pride Month in June. The watch face was spotted in the code for iOS 11.4 and shows threads of color moving across the screen. More>>

Go ahead, dive in. Scosche’s Rhythm24 armband is a waterproof heart rate monitor

Scosche has unveiled its new fitness tracker, the Rhythm24. It boasts improved waterproof protection, 24-hour battery life, and constant heart rate monitoring, making it a great option for swimmers and triathletes. More>>

World’s first 3D-printed cornea made from algae and human stem cells

Researchers have 3D printed artificial cornea using bio-ink. The research is currently just a proof-of-concept but lays the groundwork for future techniques to create low-cost, easy-to-produce bionic eyes. More>>

The Dreem headset promised to improve our sleep, but it was a nightmare

If you're one of the millions of Americans with a sleep disorder, you're likely willing to try anything to get more shut eye. Dreem promises to improve sleep by stimulating brainwaves, if you're able to wear it through the... More>>

These deals on computer reading glasses will help you put an end to eye strain

Eye strain, headaches, and dry eyes are all side effects of too much exposure to blue light and screen glare. Get yourself a pair of computer reading glasses to help relieve the discomfort. More>>

The best Apple Watch faces

The Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches on the market, and it can change like a chameleon to match your style. Here are the best Apple Watch faces to help you better stylize your new device. More>>

Here’s all the best gear and gadgetry you can snag for $100 or less

A $100 bill can get you further than you might think -- so long as you know where to look. Check out our picks for the best tech under $100, whether you're in the market for headphones or a virtual-reality headset. More>>

Apple is most definitely working on augmented reality glasses

Apple is looking for a UI designer to help the company in the augmented reality space. The latest job posting fuels speculation that Apple is continuing work on its rumored mixed reality glasses, which could be ready by 2020. More>>

8 Amazing CRISPR projects that could change life as we know it

Since it burst onto the scene a decade ago, CRISPR-Cas9 has shaken the field of genetics to its core. Here are eight examples of amazing CRISPR projects with the potential to change the world. More>>

There’s a Wear OS alternative called AsteroidOS that you can install now

Starting to get a little tired of playing with the same software on your smartwatch? Turns out you have an open-source option, Linux-based smartwatch OS called AsteroidOS has just launched for a selection of watches. More>>

We now know when Apple will show off its latest software innovations at WWDC

Apple has revealed the dates and location for WWDC 2018, which is where we'll see the latest and greatest software that Apple has to offer. We may also see a new Mac Pro, new iPad, and more. More>>

Qualcomm’s powerful new smartwatch chip may kickstart a wearable revival

Qualcomm will release a new smartwatch processing platform later this year, which it says will make wearables smaller, with improved features, and better battery life. Touchscreen smartwatches are in desperate need of a... More>>

As Wear OS ticks to a stop, Google needs to wind it back up

Google’s Wear OS should be competing with the Apple Watch, but instead it has been left to stagnate without useful new features, or even any attention at Google I/O. Wear OS can be saved, and there are companies out there... More>>

With ChroMorphous technology, clothes may soon change color with a tap of a phone

Developed by a team of research scientists at the College of Optics and Photonics at The University of Central Florida, ChroMorphous technology allows users to control and switch up the pattern on a fabric using a mobile app. More>>

Bill Gates and Larry Page pledge $12 million to universal flu vaccine

Two of the biggest names in tech have joined forces to help bring an end to the flu. Bill Gates and Larry Page have pledged $12 million to researchers working to develop a universal vaccine for the flu. More>>

Surfers can check the tide on their wrist with Nixon’s Base Tide Pro

Whether you're an amateur or a pro, the Base Tide Pro is designed to provide you with accurate tide height, tide time, sunrise, and sunset information so that you can spend less time searching for waves and more time surfing. More>>

Can a $500 nerve zapper help you lose weight? We tried the Modius headset

Is it possible to lose weight and speed up your metabolism without changing your diet or exercise regime by stimulating the right part of your brain? We tried out the Modius headset, which promises to do exactly that, to... More>>

What to expect at Google I/O 2018: Android P, Google Assistant, and more

The start of Google's annual I/O conference is just days away. But what can you expect? With Android P, Google Assistant, Android Auto, and more on the list, here's what we think will be there, and how you can watch it. More>>

How to change Google Assistant’s voice on your Android or Apple phone

Google has expanded the number of extra voices available to U.S. Google Assistant users, so you can pick between a number of different options. Find out exactly how to change your Google Assistant's voice with our easy guide. More>>

Stimulating brains with lasers can create ‘Matrix’-like false experiences

At the University of California, researchers have been busy exploring ways to project holograms directly into the brain. Think of it like 'Inception' meets next-generation healthcare. More>>

Boosted 2 Dual+ electric longboard review

After riding around on the new Boosted 2 Dual+ for the past few weeks, we’re convinced you can’t find a smoother electric longboard on the market right now. More>>

The best fitness trackers for women

Historically, fitness trackers were made with a men's wrists in mind, featuring large bands with big, clunky designs. Thankfully, more smartwatch brands have started catering to women, offering smaller sizes and more... More>>

Solos smart glasses’ head-up display lets runners, cyclists keep eyes on road

Solos smart glasses are a wearable device that feature a head-up display for runners and cyclists to safely track workout metrics and data at a glance without having to look at another device. More>>

A comprehensive guide to each waterproof Fitbit

Fitness trackers have evolved drastically in recent years. These days, you wear it around the clock, letting it monitor what you eat, how you sleep, and how active you are. As such, you may want a waterproof fitness... More>>

The best trekking poles

An essential tool for day hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and mountaineering, here are our picks for the best trekking poles with picks from industry mainstays like Black Diamond and Gossamer Gear. So no matter if you're... More>>

Doctors successfully perform the world’s first robot-assisted spinal surgery

What kind of surgeon do you call in when you’re dealing with an incredibly complex, rare procedure involving a cancerous tumor which affects just one in 1 million people each year? A robot one. More>>

Zerotie footwear hopes you never have to touch your shoelaces again

Zerotie shoes incorporate a unique mechanical in the heel that uses a wheel that is turned in order to tighten or loosen the laces without the wearer ever having to touch them at any time. More>>

Studio’s new running app takes its workout show on the road

Studio is a running app for iOS that allows users to join virtual running groups and classes anytime and anywhere, providing motivation and feedback while competing against other runners from around the world. More>>

Strava versus MapMyRun

With so many running applications to select from, it's tough to know which might have the exact set of features and benefits you're looking for. To help, we pitted Strava versus MayMyRun to see which popular fitness app... More>>

Experimental contact lenses could have you shooting lasers from your eyes

Researchers at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland are developing ultrathin contact lenses capable of firing laser beams. Here's why the tech has the potential to be incredibly useful. More>>

The best heart rate monitor watches and fitness trackers

Wrist-based heart rate monitors helped fitness enthusiasts ditch those bulky and uncomfortable chest strap monitors but which offers the best bang for the buck? To help, we've sifted through what's available to find five... More>>

Lumos smart bike helmet adds Apple Watch turn-signal support and more

The Lumos smart cycling helmet has been updates with Apple Watch support, allowing users to make hand signals indicating which way they are turning and have the helmet activate blinking lights in the appropriate direction. More>>

7 Ways we’ll interact with computers in the future

Put down your mouse! Here are seven of the ways we’ll interact with computers in the decades to come. From voice control to brain interfaces, get ready to meet the future of interfaces. More>>

The best cheap fitness trackers of 2018

We've compiled a list of the best cheap fitness trackers currently on the market. No matter if you're looking for something stylish, simple, or just aren't willing to dish out the kind cash necessary for a high-end model,... More>>

These contact lenses use a stunningly simple technique to correct color blindness

Researchers from the U.K have created contact lenses that use special dyes to filter out certain wavelengths of light. The results could help correct the vision of people with color-blindness. More>>

Ditch all romaine lettuce and check your eggs — a bad month for food recalls

A pair of major food recalls this past week focus on romaine lettuce and hens' eggs. The CDC advises discarding all romaine lettuce. More than 200 million eggs distributed from a North Carolina farm were also recalled. More>>

Half of Americans trying to slim down

In a country where four out of 10 adults are obese, it's probably good news that half of U.S. adults say they've recently tried to shed some pounds.

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Lyme-bearing ticks more widespread in U.S. than thought

Think you live in a place that's free from disease-carrying ticks? Don't be so sure.

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Report warns of dog illness that can spread to owners

A bacteria carried by dogs that haven't been neutered can produce flu symptoms in humans and potentially jeopardize a pregnancy, a new study suggests.

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High blood pressure threatens aging brain, study says

Here's yet another reason to get your blood pressure under control: High blood pressure later in life may contribute to blood vessel blockages and tangles linked to Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

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How to use sunscreens the right way

Stick or spray-on sunscreens are essential tools against skin cancer, but it's important to use them the right way, a dermatologist says.

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Red Cross issues nationwide call for blood donations

Following a blood shortage triggered by the Fourth of July holiday week, the American Red Cross on Monday called for donations of all blood types, but especially type O.

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Doctor burnout widespread, helps drive many medical errors

More than half of American doctors are burned out, a new national survey suggests, and those doctors are more likely to make medical mistakes.

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Want good sleep for baby? Food may be key

If there's one thing frazzled new parents crave, it's that their baby sleeps well.

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Low-impact yoga, Pilates brings big health benefits at all ages

Yoga and Pilates are suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, medical experts say.

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FDA drops Zika testing for blood donors

Individual blood donations will no longer need to be tested for the Zika virus, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

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Cost keeps many Americans from getting hearing aids

A hearing aid can set you back as much as $7,000, and that's the main reason more Americans don't use one, a new study finds.

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As temperatures soar, study warns of fatal heat stroke at work

Much of the United States has been sweltering in triple-digit heat this week, but new research finds outdoor workers can suffer fatal heat stroke from temperatures that only reach the high 80s.

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Docs' tattoos no longer taboo

Doctors need not fear that sporting a tattoo might drive patients away.

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Working overtime could raise women's diabetes risk

Working lots of overtime may get you appreciation from the boss, but it might be bad for your health.

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Zika dangers during pregnancy may be worse than thought

The risk of miscarriage and birth defects due to Zika virus infection during pregnancy may be much higher than thought, research in monkeys suggests.

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Scientists spot gene linking Down syndrome, early Alzheimer's

British researchers are zeroing in on the genes that they believe are responsible for early onset Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome.

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Close siblings can ease the pain of family conflict

Good relationships between siblings can help them cope with conflicts between their parents, a new study finds.

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As the eyes go, so may the mind

A new study sheds light on how vision loss is linked to mental decline in seniors.

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Focus on just one sport risks burnout for teens

Student athletes who specialize in one sport year-round could lose out in academics and other fields, a new study finds.

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Just 1 in 4 Americans gets enough exercise

Three-quarters of Americans are falling far short when it comes to exercise, and the South and Midwest bear the dubious distinction of having the most couch potatoes, a new government report shows.

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Drug may help keep aggressive prostate cancer in check

Men with localized high-risk prostate cancer can slow its spread by using a cancer drug that's already on the market, a new clinical trial shows.

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Many parents say sports can be too dangerous for kids

More than half of American parents say they've considered keeping their children out of sports over concerns about injuries, a new survey finds.

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5 ways to keep that lost weight gone for good

Losing weight and keeping it off comes down to making permanent changes in the way you eat. Although many eating habits are formed in childhood, it's never too late to improve

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25 U.S. kids treated in ERs every hour for bike injuries

More than 2.2 million American children a year -- or about 25 an hour -- were treated in emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries over a 10-year period, a new study finds.

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Sound advice for a sound sleep

Insomnia affects up to 15 percent of Americans, but sleeping pills aren't the only -- or the best -- answer. A good sleep routine, exercise and mindfulness are all options to get the restorative sleep you need.

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Will the future be needle-free for diabetics?

For many diabetics, one of the most dreaded aspects of managing their condition is the need to inject insulin multiple times a day. But Harvard researchers have discovered a way to deliver insulin in a pill

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For kids, summer is time for other types of learning

It's important for children to socialize during their summer holidays, a family medicine and psychiatry expert says.

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Massive study finds same genes drive many psychiatric conditions

Mental illnesses ranging from depression to schizophrenia show a great degree of overlap in the genes that may contribute to them, a large, new study shows.

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2.5 million U.S. high school students had a concussion in past year

The damaging effects of a concussion are well-known, and new research finds the injuries are common among U.S. high school students.

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Could antidepressants during pregnancy slow a child's motor skills?

Babies exposed to antidepressants during their mother's pregnancy may face a slightly higher chance of having problems with their motor skills, a new review suggests.

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Many young people with autism can become safe drivers: study

Letting any teen behind the wheel of a car is nerve-wracking for parents, but if your teen has autism, you may wonder if driving is even possible.

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Stigma adds to burden of type 1 diabetes

Michael Wright was just 16 when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and although his friends supported him, he always felt different.

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Severe stress may send immune system into overdrive

Trauma or intense stress may up your odds of developing an autoimmune disease, a new study suggests.

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One blood test might be enough to diagnose diabetes

New research suggests that a single blood test could confirm type 2 diabetes, saving patients time and health care costs.

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Pediatricians say no to spanking

Most U.S. pediatricians say spanking is a bad way to discipline children.

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Reduce weight, reduce the arthritic knee pain

Many aging Americans are both overweight and burdened by arthritis of the knees.

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The water's great. Just don't overlook safety.

More than a half million people are treated for swimming-related accidents in the United States in a given year.

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Strategies to avoid sunburn

If you could protect yourself from cancer, you'd do it, right?

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Who will and who won't get the flu?

Doctors can't yet predict if someone exposed to the flu will become sick. But such predictions may be getting closer to reality, new research hints.

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Diabetes linked to risk for Parkinson's disease

Men and women with type 2 diabetes may face a significantly higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life, new British research suggests.

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Mediterranean diet scores again for heart health

Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in healthy fats from olive oil and nuts provides better protection against heart attack and stroke than a low-fat diet, a new Spanish trial has shown.

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60 sickened so far in salmonella-tainted melon outbreak

Federal, state and local health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to fruit salad mixes that has sickened 60 people in five U.S. states.

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New DNA test may predict prostate cancer risk

A new genetic test can identify men most likely to develop prostate cancer, a new report contends.

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Are your meds making you depressed?

Drugs taken by more than one-third of U.S. adults have depression as a possible side effect, a new study reveals.

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Girls, young women fall short on exercise: study

Many teens and young adults in the United States -- particularly women and girls -- are physically inactive, a new study reveals.

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Coffee may do your liver good

More good news for coffee lovers: Having three or more cups of "joe" each day may help ward off serious liver ailments, new research suggests.

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How to determine your health insurance's true costs

Having health insurance is essential, especially for catastrophic situations. But it's important to choose a plan carefully because your costs can go well beyond the monthly premium

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Allergies more common in kids with Autism

Children with autism are more likely to also have a food, respiratory or skin allergy, new research suggests.

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Pediatricians back flu shot, not nasal spray vaccine

Parents should choose to have their children get the flu shot in the fall instead of the nasal spray flu vaccine, pediatricians say.

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Never ignore depression

It's important to recognize signs of depression in yourself or a loved one, including a child, and to get help from a doctor

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Go vegan to jumpstart weight loss

Vegan diets are hard for many people to stick with long-term, but studies show that this way of eating can translate to weight loss.

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Human trials set for experimental HIV vaccine

An experimental HIV vaccine protected animals from dozens of strains of HIV. And a human trial of the vaccine is expected to begin in the second half of 2019, according to U.S. researchers.

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Heart meds may be wrong for millions of Americans

Millions of Americans may be getting the wrong treatment to prevent a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests.

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Non-drug migraine treatments often ignored

Many migraine sufferers skip recommended behavioral treatments, such as stress management and talk therapy, a new study finds.

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Could a blood test spot lung cancer early?

Genetic blood testing is showing potential as a means of catching some early stage cancers, researchers are reporting.

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Kids with asthma need a flu shot: study

An annual flu shot is key for children with asthma, a new study shows.

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Many, but not all, hospitals require flu shots for staffers

With this year's terrible flu season a fresh memory, a new study finds that more U.S. hospitals are requiring staffers to get flu shots, but VA hospitals lag behind.

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Cancer care twice as costly in U.S. versus Canada

What a difference a border makes, when it comes to the cost of cancer care.

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New guidelines lower colon cancer screening age to 45

Most people should now begin colorectal cancer screening at age 45, say new guidelines that were spurred by the rising rate of the disease among younger Americans.

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Trumps signs bill allowing terminal patients to try unproven medicines

President Donald Trump on Wednesday put his signature on a bill allowing terminally ill patients to try unproven treatments to fight their disease.

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When kids expect a needle to hurt, it does

When it comes to kids and medical procedures like needles, expectation is everything.

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The ER or urgent care?

Urgent care centers are popping up across the country as an option for medical treatment. But it's important to know the differences between these facilities and your local hospital emergency department.

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Take your swim workouts to the next level

Swimming is a great way to stay in shape while having fun and without stressing your joints.

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A young life lost to high insulin prices

People with diabetes are the ones who end up harmed by high list prices, high out-of-pocket costs and formulary restrictions

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Be smart when it comes to spring allergies and asthma

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