Abigale Pelletier

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Fast, Simple, Effective Security against active shooters

The Sleeve²<p>The easy-to-use device that is placed over the door closer arm to secure a room in an emergency intruder situation.

10 Digital Health Trends for the Next 20 Years

The Digital Health Revolution is upon us. Here are the ten trends that will impact each and everyone of us in the coming years to help us live healthier, stronger and smarter lives, for longer.

Apple met with FDA to feel out agency's position on regulating health apps, sensors, and devices

In the wake of an announcement on Apple’s HealthKit health data platform and news of a sensor-laden Apple health wearable coming this fall, many have wondered how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will regulate the growing ecosystem of health-related apps and devices.<p>Apple has apparently …

Employers urged to encourage lunch breaks for staff

<b>Employers have been urged to encourage staff to take decent breaks after a study suggested many people are working through their lunch hour every day.</b><p>The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy said inactivity resulted in ill-health and therefore more time off sick.<p>The study of about 2,000 people …

Ergonomics

8 New Page-Turners to Pack in Your Beach Bag This Summer

You'll be hooked by page two.<p>If you're truly going to go OOO for a beach vacation, the most surefire way to make sure you're actually decompressing is putting down your smartphone (bye email alerts) to get lost in a good read. Below, our recommendations for the best books worth reading front to …

Yes, Your Child Is Special... Just Like Everyone Else's

My number one rule of coping with parents who are over zealous is this: you cannot blame people for feeling irrational when it comes to their child, they love them too much to feel any other way.<p>I get it. I am a parent, too.<p>I feel (disproportionate) sadness when one of my daughters suffers a …

Lessons From the Nanny: What Every Family Should Know

Mothers know best, but you'd be surprised at how much the nanny knows. Years of experience taking care of children of all temperaments, from all types of families and environments gives nannies a unique perspective on what works with kids and what doesn't, including interesting twists on common …

The Top 7 Reasons Parents Tell Me They Don't Want to Vaccinate

Just last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that between January 1 and May 23 of this year, there were 288 cases of measles reported in the US. That's more than the total number of cases in any year since 2000, when measles was eliminated in the U.S..<p>We have got to …

Public Health

Papa-isms: 8 Life Lessons from the Fridge Door

Growing up in the '70s and '80s, my siblings and I used to snicker and roll our eyes at our dad's frequently-repeated phrases of wisdom, rules and advice. To be sure, some of these gems were corny, archaic holdovers from his own childhood -- "A little deprivation is good for the soul," for …

Parenting

The Birds And The Bees ... And iPads

"The talk." The facts of life. The birds and the bees. Whatever you call it, do you remember when and how you first learned about human sexuality? For me, it was a series of conversations in school and with my parents that began in third grade with the classic picture book <i>Where Did I Come …

Quick DNA Tests Crack Medical Mysteries Otherwise Missed

Researchers are developing a radical way to diagnose infectious diseases. Instead of guessing what a patient might have, and ordering one test after another, this new technology starts with no assumptions.<p>The technology starts with a sample of blood or spinal fluid from an infected person and …

Three-person babies 'in two years' - says science review

<b>Scientists will be ready to create babies from three people in around two years, if it is made legal, a review says.</b><p>The technique, using eggs from two women and one man's sperm, would be used to prevent deadly mitochondrial diseases.<p>The UK fertility regulator said there was no evidence that it …

Genetics

Thalidomide drug victims launch legal action

People affected by the drug Thalidomide are taking new legal action to try to get compensation from the manufacturer and distributor.<p>The High Court action has been launched by eight people whose mothers took the anti-morning sickness drug in the late 1950s and 60s.<p>Clive Coleman reports.

Judiciary