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Apple's on-stage HealthKit goof proves it still has to earn the trust of the health community

Monday at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, an image flashed up on the screen behind VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi. It was a screen shot from Apple’s new Health app (or a mockup thereof), showing a user’s blood glucose level.<p>But Apple biffed the measurement for blood glucose …

The Best Movies To Watch On Netflix In March

In reality, there are tons of good movies to watch on Netflix, you just have to do a little digging to find them.<p>For instance, here are 20 movies, ranging from good to great, that just got added to their streaming service recently. No digging required.<p>Click on the films' titles to be taken to their …

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20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2013

Kanye, Jay Z, Eminem and more – who made the best albums this year?<p>2013 was a huge year for hip-hop, with high-profile releases from some of the …

Why hospitals will soon sequence the genes of every single patient

After studying cases and training for years in medical school, doctors are able to identify patterns in a patient’s test results, compare them to that of a healthy individual and come up with a diagnostic and treatment. Better yet, they know how to adapt that treatment based on the patient’s age, …

Fragments of time: the wild, messy state of smartwatches

As Samsung's Galaxy Gear commercial illustrates, the desire for a truly smart wrist-worn device is as old as the electronics industry itself. We've lusted after smart watches for so long that we've melded the two words into one utopian noun: a <i>smartwatch</i>. 2013 has been an undeniably good year for …

Kenya mall attack: Somalia's al-Shabaab group claims responsibility

At least 30 people dead after attack on mall that began at noon with bursts of gunfire and grenades<p>Somalia's militant group al-Shabaab is claiming responsibility for the attack on a Nairobi mall on Saturday that has killed at least 30 people, saying it was retribution for Kenyan forces' 2011 push …

Hong Kong battens down as severe typhoon approaches

Hong Kong is bracing for this year's most powerful typhoon, with government meteorologists warning of severe flooding created by a double whammy of powerful winds and exceptionally high tides.<p>Typhoon Usagi, the strongest storm to hit the Western Pacific this year, is expected to hit the Asian …

5 ways coffee intensifies your workouts

1. Accelerates fat loss<p>Perhaps the greatest benefit of having coffee before your workout is its fat-burning properties. Coffee—when consumed before …

Cancer and coffee: new study suggests 4 cups a day could reduce prostate cancer risks

Image: Shutterstock<p>Nope, not a joke: new research has found a correlation between drinking four cups of coffee each day, and a reduced risk of the …

8 Nutrition and Fitness Myths Debunked by Science

Whether you’re reading information from a popular website or receiving an e-mail from a friend that sounds like it could be credible, be skeptical. …

Light Weights for Big Gains

Here's what you need to know...<p>New research on the growth of type I and II fibers suggest we may have been selling our slow-twitch fibers short by …

High-Skill Immigration Reform Likely Dead In 2013

After much speech and pomp, it appears that general immigration reform is dead in 2013, ending with it the chance of positive change to how we handle high-skill immigration. It didn’t have to end this way, but here we are and we need to face the current reality.<p>The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent …