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Health Apps

A few days ago, I met with a friend of mine who is one of the most active seniors you’ll ever meet. I mean, holy hell, she walks over five miles a day <i>in Denver</i> and has logged over 170 miles since she started her program in July. Yet, even though her injury history rivals that of an NFL player, …

Google launches Fit app to take on Apple’s Heath and Samsung’s S Health

Google is the latest tech company to enter the health and fitness game with a dedicated Google Fit Android app that tracks steps and plugs into wearables and other fitness apps.<p>Google Fit is a free Android app that tracks health and fitness data using a smartphone’s built-in sensors, but like …

Microsoft Health Mobile Fitness Platform Announced

As well as announcing the new Microsoft Band smartwatch, the company also announced a new mobile health and fitness platform called Microsoft …

Windows Phone

Microsoft releases fitness band that tracks health data

NEW YORK — Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your e-mail and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices.<p>The Microsoft Band will work with the company’s new Microsoft Health system for …

Police ‘still blame drunken fans’ for Hillsborough deaths

Many South Yorkshire police officers who were on duty in 1989 when 96 people died in a crush at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield still allege that drunken Liverpool supporters partly caused the deaths, the new inquest into the disaster has been told.<p>Michael Brookfield, a superintendent …

Costly cancer drugs may be cut from special funding list

More than 40 cancer drugs being paid for out of the government’s Cancer Drugs Fund are to be reassessed to decide if they are worth the money.<p>Drugs such as Kadcyla, the new Roche offering for advanced breast cancer costing £90,000 a patient, and Avastin, for breast and bowel cancer, could be …

Chip lets scientists see how cancer spreads

A new lab chip is giving researchers an unprecedented look at the complex process that spreads cancer from its birthplace to other parts of the …

Cancer

9.1 million Alzheimer’s patients in U.S. by 2050

As baby boomers age, the financial burden of Alzheimer’s disease on the United States will skyrocket from $307 billion annually to $1.5 trillion, a …

Dementia

Scientists scour the genomes of people who live past 110

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - How do some people live past 110 years old? Is it superior genes, clean living, good luck or some combination of those?<p>Jeralean Talley (L) sits at the head table with her friend Marian Allen during a celebration of her 115th birthday at the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist …

Should life insurance firms have access to your genetic test results?

So, you're thinking you might like to check out one of those inexpensive new tests that would give you some insight into, say, the health implications of your ethnic heritage. It may, incidentally, turn up findings you may or may not want -- say, on your Alzheimer's disease risk, or your risk of …

Western diet's spread bad for health, climate? It doesn't have to happen

Over the next 35 years or so, the populations of the world's wealthiest nations are expected to be joined at the banquet table by the growing populations of countries undergoing rapid development.<p>If past patterns dictate the menu, the serving staff will have to call out to the world's farms and …

Fad diets do little to aid weight loss or boost heart health, scientists find

Most people would be better off by simply cutting fat out of their diets and exercising rather than embarking on fad diets, researchers have concluded<p>Popular diets such as Weight Watchers are no more effective than living healthily for weight loss and are unlikely to provide long term health …

Is there a genetic path to despair repair?

The clues to what makes one person cope with social stress and another fall into a funk might be encrypted in some very, very tiny print deep in the nucleus of brain cells.<p>At least, that is, in mice.<p>Juicing up a tiny forebrain region of mice with a protein involved in cell signaling protected …

Gene study boosts interest in heart drug Zetia

Scientists have discovered gene mutations that give people naturally lower cholesterol levels and cut their risk of heart disease in half.<p>That …

GMO battles over 'settled' science spur new study of crops

(Reuters) - Monsanto Co, the world’s largest seed company, and its brethren of global biotech crop developers are spreading the word that as far as the safety of their genetically modified grain goes, the science is solidly on their side.<p>Employees stock shelves near a sign supporting non …

RFU commissions survey on teenage supplement and drug use

The Rugby Football Union is launching an academic study involving up to 1,000 teenagers in an effort to uncover the truth about the scale of doping and supplement use among young players.<p>As the size and weight of players have increased in the professional era, fears that young players striving to …

Egypt pull out of Qatar's world event

Egypt has withdrawn its team from the world short-course swimming championships to be held in Qatar.<p>Swimming's governing body, FINA, says it "regrets the Egyptian Swimming Federation decision to not take part'' in the December 3-7 event.<p>Egypt is the third Middle East country within days to boycott …

FIFA confirms Morocco as Club World Cup hosts

ZURICH (Reuters) - Morocco, which last week declined to host the African Nations Cup in January because of fears over Ebola, will host the Club World Cup next month as planned, soccer’s governing body FIFA said on Thursday.<p>FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures as he addresses a news conference after …

We're About To Find Out If Qatar Bribed Its Way To The 2022 World Cup

If FIFA is going to take the extraordinary step of stripping Qatar of the World Cup, as some have speculated, a bombshell revelation from this report is the most plausible catalyst.<p>The investigation was conducted by Michael Garcia, a former U.S. attorney. Since 2012 he has been investigating …

Beckenbauer added to FIFA investigation list

FIFA lifted a new corner of its veil of secrecy Wednesday by revealing that German football great Franz Beckenbauer and world body vice president Maria Villar Llona have been investigated.<p>It said inquiries against the two are in the hands of the FIFA ethics committee's court for a decision.<p>The two …

David Luiz: Brazil have rediscovered resiilence

The Selecao were slated for their defensive deficiencies after the World Cup but they have now won five games on the bounce without conceding a single goal<p>David Luiz hailed Brazil's rediscovered resilience after Wednesday night's 4-0 rout of Turkey in Istanbul.<p>The Selecao were criticised for the …

RFU to investigate alleged homophobic abuse aimed at referee Nigel Owens

Alleged homophobic and racist abuse by England supporters towards the referee, Nigel Owens, during the defeat by New Zealand is to be investigated by the Rugby Football Union following complaints made after the match at Twickenham.<p>Owens, who is Welsh and gay, was the subject of derogatory comments …

Soccer Gods

Golden age of Indigenous Aussie Rules in Victoria beckons

It all started with a man called Pompey.<p>In 1872, one of the only ways an Indigenous man in Victoria could legally make money was from cash prizes from tent boxing and sprinting meets. It was a time when athletics was king and townspeople in southwest Victoria buzzed about the exploits of Albert …

Jamie O'Brien, Pipeline

Publishing

Mauricio Pochettino Keen to Offload Under Performing Tottenham Stars

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly preparing a January clear-out as he has doubts regarding the competitiveness and strength of his …

Spain World Cup hopes in disarray as Madrid mess costs Lopetegui his job

The Basque coach was removed on Wednesday against the players' wishes and leaves La Roja in turmoil ahead of their opener against Portugal on Friday<p>Spain's World Cup preparations are in chaos. The president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, announced on Wednesday that coach …

Pele doing 'fine' after Brazil legend is admitted to Sao Paulo hospital with complaints of stomach pains

Pele admitted to hospital after 74-year-old complains of stomach aches, though is now doing 'fine'<p>Brazil legend Pele was taken to the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo on Wednesday after he had complained of suffering with stomach aches.<p>The 74-year-old had to cancel a book signing at a museum …

England name Anthony Watson on right wing for South Africa in only change from All Blacks defeat

Anthony Watson will make first start for Stuart Lancaster's side after replacing his injured Bath team-mate Semesa Rokoduguni in XV<p>Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes have passed a return to play protocol on Thursday morning after concussion and are fit to face <b>South Africa</b> at Twickenham on …

Novak Djokovic crushes Stan Wawrinka at ATP Finals

<b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Novak Djokovic defeats Stan Wawrinka in straight sets<br>• Djokovic can secure end of year World No.1 spot with victory in final group match<br>• Tomas Berdych overcomes Marin Cilic in straight sets<br>• Roger Federer faces Andy Murray on Thursday<p><i>Follow us at @WorldSportCNN and like us on</b> …