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An extra hour on the sofa could increase diabetes risk by a fifth

New research links couch potato lifestyles with diabetes, suggesting every extra hour on the sofa could mean a 22 per cent increased risk of the condition<p>Every extra hour a day spent sitting down could increase the risk of developing diabetes by a fifth, new research suggests.<p>The study found that …

Diabetes

High School Kid Develops A Wearable Device For Parkinson’s Patients

Utkarsh Tandon’s OneRing started as a science fair project. Now he’s bringing his 3-D printed monitoring device to market on Kickstarter.<p>In 2014, Utkarsh Tandon, at the time a freshman at Cupertino High School in California, developed a machine learning model for his science fair project that …

10 Easy Ways to Stop Eating So Much Sugar

“Eat less sugar” may be a short and sweet suggestion, but the USDA’s most recent dietary guidelines have gotten some pretty long-winded responses …

Nutrition

Microsoft purchases popular keyboard maker SwiftKey for $250 million

The <i>Financial Times</i> is reporting that Microsoft has purchased popular third-party keyboard maker SwiftKey for $250 million. While SwiftKey is most known for their predictive keyboard, the acquisition is more of an artificial intelligence play for Microsoft.<p>While this deal could be seen as just the …

Apps

Japan puts military on alert to shoot down North Korean rocket

Japan has threatened to shoot down any North Korean missile that threatens its territory and has deployed ballistic missile defence units in preparation for what officials in Pyongyang says is the imminent launch of a satellite.<p>Japan’s defence minister, Gen Nakatani, on Wednesday ordered the …

North Korea

WHO: Sexual transmission of Zika a 'concern'

A sexually transmitted case of the threatening Zika virus in Texas is cause for concern and requires further investigation, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.<p>"This needs to be further investigated to understand the conditions under which, and how often or likely sexual transmission is," …

Public Health

Nikon takes down plane photo after row

<b>Nikon has taken down the winning entry to an amateur photography competition after a social media storm erupted over the obviously edited image.</b><p>Look Up, by Singaporean photographer Chay Yu Wei, appeared to capture a plane just as it flew over a building.<p>But Nikon and Mr Chay had to apologise after …

Photography

YouTube network's plan to trademark 'react' sparks backlash

An attempt to trademark the word “react” has ended badly for the YouTube network Fine Brothers Entertainment, with former fans unsubscribing from the group’s main channel en masse in protest.<p>The network, which was launched by brothers Benny and Rafi Fine in 2007, is one of the most popular on …

Internet