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Bye-Bye Blues: How to Deal with Separation Anxiety

Try these reassuring exit strategies to ease the pain of separation anxiety.<p>There comes a time in every parent's life when she becomes fluent in cling-on. All babies experience some degree of separation anxiety, which generally peaks between 9 and 12 months. "Your baby has become more aware of the …

Meditation for anxiety and depression?

Some 30 minutes of meditation daily may improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, a new Johns Hopkins analysis of previously published research …

Study: Fight Performance Anxiety by Getting Excited

"Calm down" might not be the best advice before public speaking.<p><b>Problem:</b> Anxiety, as documented by Scott Stossel’s recent cover story in <i>The Atlantic</i>, and the online discussion that followed, is a multi-faceted, variable problem that affects many, many people. And everyone has different strategies …

Using Mindfulness to Help with Anxiety

The most common mental health problems in the United States are anxiety disorders, experienced by 18% of the adult population. Many who do not meet …

Mindfulness

Quiet Anxiety, Depression without Drugs

All it takes is a little time and focus<p>Mind over mood: Just 30 minutes of daily meditation can lower anxiety and depression levels up to 38 percent—about the same amount as an antidepressant, finds a review study from Johns Hopkins University.<p>From a sense of panic to heart palpitations and poor …

The Biggest Lessons I've Learned from Managing Anxiety

Six million Americans have panic disorder. Forty million have an anxiety disorder. So, if you're struggling with anxiety, you're absolutely not …

Mental Health

This Is Anxiety

Stories from Atlantic readers on how to think about anxiety, what is helpful, and what isn't.<p>"Here’s what’s worked: nothing." Scott Stossel writes with resignation in the cover article for the current issue of <i>The Atlantic</i>, "Surviving Anxiety." (Inside the magazine it's headlined "My Anxious, …

Is He an Asshole or Just Anxious? How Men are Getting Stressed Out Too

He looks like a jerk, talks like a jerk, and acts like a jerk—but could he really just be angst-ridden?<p>A lot of jabber has been jawed over the years about women's anxiety. Most recently gals are said to be stressed-out by the pressures of leaning in and having it all. In Betty Friedan's time, we …

Health & Wellness: Nutrition, Fitness, Diet, Relationships & More

Wellness

Tracking the Quantified Self

Self-tracking is not really a tool of optimization but of discovery, and if tracking regimes that we would once have thought bizarre are becoming …

The pieces are falling into place for an “internet of things”

It may be difficult to describe what exactly the phrase “an internet of things” means, but the pieces of the puzzle that are required for that to …

Why the internet of things has to be not too smart and not too dumb, but just right

It’s 8 a.m. on a Tuesday. Your alarm clock senses movement and surmises you are awake. “Would you like a cup of coffee?” it queries.<p>The internet of …

Internet of things coming to Android with Bluetooth Smart support

One of the important Android announcements made at Google’s recent developers conference was the upcoming support for Bluetooth Smart (or Bluetooth low energy as it is sometimes known) in the next version of Android. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean supports Android API level 17. The commitment from Google …

Canary’s “Smart” Smoke Detector Alerts Your Smartphone When Things Get Hairy at Home

Admit it: You’ve wanted to smash your smoke alarm with a baseball bat.<p>That’s where the Canary smoke and carbon monoxide detector comes in. This …

Home Security

Smart diapers alert parents, detect disease

As the market for quantified self continues to grow with wearables like smart watches and apps that track diet and exercise, new mobile health …

Azumio integrates its apps into Argus, an all-day tracker

Palo Alto-based Azumio, makers of the <b>popular Instant Heart Rate app</b> and a number of other mobile health apps, launched a <b>new free app called Argus</b>, …

Study: wireless devices improve blood pressure tracking, adherence

A study conducted by the Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare, showed wireless mobile technologies positively impact …

Fitness app installs to grow 60 percent by 2017

Global sports and fitness app installations are expected to grow to 248 million in 2017 from 156 million in 2012, a 60 percent rise, according to a …

Google's picks for top 20 paid health, fitness apps

Two months ago, MobiHealthNews looked at the fitness apps that <b>Apple recommends to consumers in its app store,</b> pointing out that, at the time, …

How private is data on health and fitness apps?

Recently, <b>MobiHealthNews wrote about</b> the number of fitness app installs expected to grow to 248 million in 2017 from 156 million in 2012, a 60 percent …

Apple's top 118 apps for doctors, nurses, patients

Last November, MobiHealthNews compiled a list of <b>Apple’s top apps for doctors, nurses, and patients</b>. Since then, Apple has added some new apps to its …

Apple hires health sensor talent, likely for iWatch

Apple CEO Tim Cook is a fan of the wrist-worn activity tracker Nike+ FuelBand<p>In February, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal <b>confirmed</b> …

The Future of Pharmaceuticals Could Be Electronic Implants

It may be a long shot, but why not try it? British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) believes the next big wave in medicine will be electroceuticals, …

Health App Maker Azumio Launches Argus, A Comprehensive Food And Activity Tracker

Azumio, the maker of health apps, such as Fitness Buddy and Instant Heart Rate, has another one up its sleeve. The Palo Alto-based startup, which is backed by Founders Fund, Accel and Felicis, is out with a comprehensive activity and food-tracking app called Argus.<p>Argus follows how much you move, …

Almost every major consumer electronics manufacturer is now working on a smart watch

Something about the ailing PC industry, competition among makers of smartphones and the endless quest for the next big thing has nearly every major consumer electronics manufacturer working on a smart watch or at least contemplating it. The latest is Dell, whose global VP of personal computing just …

Mobile

Warm up your wrist: 5M smartwatch shipments expected in 2014

Smartwatches of some sort have been around for years without truly making a dent in the mainstream consumer market. That’s all about to change, …

1 in 5 broadband households want live chats with health experts

Around 17 million US broadband households are interested in live chat services with healthcare experts, according to a recent survey conducted by …

Wearables to move beyond activity, vital signs to chemical biosensors

Researchers at the University of California in San Diego have developed a noninvasive, realtime wearable sensor that continuously monitors the …