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You Can Monitor Heart Rhythm With A Smartphone, But Should You?

Digital gizmos can monitor your heart, whether it's a wrist-worn fitness tracker or a smartphone app to help cardiologists analyze diagnostic tests. The question is whether they're going to do your heart any good. The short answer: It depends.<p>One thing to consider is whether the device is a …

Medicine

Even presidential candidates need sleep

The demands of being a presidential candidate take a toll on sleep. And the demands are not likely to lessen for whomever is elected.<p>President Obama …

Rossen Reports: How Accurate Are Those Wearable Fitness Trackers?

So many depend on wearable fitness trackers to count every step and calorie, but how do you know if they’re correct? NBC News’ national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen uncovers their accuracy

Wearable Tech

Why Your Sleep App Won’t Solve Your Sleep Problems

Sleep trackers promise improved sleep, but as I discovered in bed, their data alone can’t address deeper issues.<p>The inability to get a proper night’s sleep used to unleash a spectacularly twisted punishment. Instead of being refreshed and rested for the new day, I woke up exhausted, groggy, and …

Nokia completes $190M acquisition of Withings health gadget maker

Back in April Nokia announced it was buying health and fitness focused gadget maker Withings for €170 million (~$190M). At the time it was expecting the acquisition to close in Q3 but it has now confirmed the close of the transaction ahead of schedule.<p>Following the acquisition, Withings co-founder …

10 Things Every Student NEEDS to Know About Sleep

“Staying awake for 24 hours is like binge drinking."<p>The school year is nearing an end: it’s crunch time! Otherwise known as the month of all-nighters. But before you guzzle red-bull and speed-write that paper until 5 a.m. — consider this. Staying up for 24-hours is the cognitive equivalent of a …

Sleep

Insufficient Sleep at Work has Consequences

Are you Exhausted at Work?<b>It’s time for a wake-up call when nearly three-quarters (74%) of U.S. workers say they work while tired, and nearly</b> …

The Workplace

How to Program Your Habit System

Human-as-machine analogies get shaky, but for the sake of all of this talk about “optimization” let’s briefly forego all the weird dystopic sci-fi …

1 Minute of All-Out Exercise May Have Benefits of 45 Minutes of Moderate Exertion

For many of us, the most pressing question about exercise is: How little can I get away with? The answer, according to a sophisticated new study of interval training, may be very, very little. In this new experiment, in fact, 60 seconds of strenuous exertion proved to be as successful at improving …

Exercise

I Actually Tried Meditation for 30 Days—This Is What Happened

My first meditation class was a failure. I tanked it. Bombed it worse than anything since a college essay on <i>The Canterbury Tales</i>.<p>As is typical when …

Cameron Diaz is on a mission to change the way we age

If there was any question left about whether or not Cameron Diaz was serious about her health (and yours), her latest endeavor officially clears it …

7 things a sleep scientist does to get a good night's sleep

Sleep is one of the most fundamental and basic things humans do. Without it, we'd literally die.<p>But many find it extremely challenging to not only get an adequate and consistent amount of sleep every night, but to do it well.<p>We turned to an expert — sleep scientist Patrick Fuller, an associate …

Millennials Show Us What ‘Old’ Looks Like

The mantra of "more work is better" has to stop in medical education

When I first seriously began discussing the possibility of applying to medical school with my family and close friends, I received mixed reactions. …

Philips Hue white ambiance smart lightbulbs may help you sleep better

Smart home lighting is getting a bit more practical.<p>According to <i>The Verge</i>, Philips announced a new Philips Hue white ambiance lightbulb that can shift between an absurd number of different shades of white throughout the day, which Philips says can improve the quality of your sleep.<p>These bulbs …

To ward off dementia, don't wait until retirement

If there's one thing Professor Kaarin Anstey wishes more people knew, it's that warding off dementia is best started early.

Dementia

Here’s why I said no to homework for my elementary-aged kids | TODAY.com

Here’s a shocking thought: What if <i>not</i> doing homework was better for your kids? Would you still make them do it?<p>We want what’s best for our children, and when kids hit school age we follow the teacher’s lead. If the teacher assigns homework, we enforce it at home. Even in elementary school. Even in …

Health Report Credits Fort Carson for Letting Soldiers Sleep In

A Fort Carson physical training plan that tangled traffic in the Pikes Peak region gained plaudits from Army health officials in a report that …

World Sleep Day: 10 tips for a good night's sleep

<b>(CNN) —</b> With over 100 types of sleep disorders to contend with, and around 40-50% of us experiencing insomnia at some point in our lives, it's vital to keep an eye on your sleep habits and seek help if you need it, according to Antonio Culebras, organizer of World Sleep Day 2016, a global …

Sleep

World Sleep Day 2016: Top sleep trackers to find out if you are getting the rest you need

World Sleep Day 2016 is here and for those who are not familiar with the commemorative day, it is an annual event organised by the World Sleep Day …

Science Says Your Lack Of Sleep Is Making You A Miserable Person

"Slangry" is the new "hangry."<p>Forget feeling "hangry." There may be another monster that's causing your next-level irritability: Exhaustion. According to a new small study, a lack of sleep may alter your ability to process emotions and keep them in check.<p>Researchers from <b>Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical</b> …

The Brain

Can your address predict your premature death?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Like real estate, when it comes to your health, it's all about location, location, location.<p>The 2016 County Health Rankings, released Wednesday, compare health disparities among nearly all the counties in the country on the basis of more than 30 factors, including education, housing, …

U.S. Geological Survey

New Philips Hue White Ambiance Bulbs Are Designed To Help You Sleep Better At Night

Dutch firm Philips is taking the next step in the progression of its Hue lighting range by going above and beyond a system that purely offers flashy …

Lawmaker Wants to End Daylight Saving Time in Texas

A Canton lawmaker wants to make Texas exempt from recognizing Daylight Saving Time.<p>State Rep. Dan Flynn (R) said he proposed House Bill 150 because …

The Health Impact of Daylight Saving Time

The twice-a-year shift between Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time has serious effects on our health, safety and performance, at least for several …

Daylight saving time linked to increased stroke risk

New research, carried out at the University of Turku, Finland, has uncovered a rather surprising association. The team found that changing the clock …

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Eight raises $6 million for sleep tracking mattress pad

Sleep tracking company <b>Eight</b> (formerly known as Luna) raised $6 million in seed funding from Y Combinator, Yunqui Partners, Azure Capital, Cota …