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Safe Abortions by Mail Now Ship to the U.S. - The Atlantic
For years, an organization called Women on Web has given women a way to perform their own medication-induced abortions at home. via Pocket
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5 days ago by evansthompson
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The rising price of insulin has created a multibillion-dollar business for the pharmaceutical oligopoly that controls the market — and a deep sense of anger and fear among people who need the drug to stay alive. via Pocket
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5 days ago by evansthompson
Major depression: Existing drug reduces symptoms by 45 percent
For the first time in decades, researchers have identifed a new medication that can successfully treat major depression. An existing oral drug may relieve major depression. via Pocket
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10 days ago by evansthompson
Apple Watch ECG will be limited by system region settings, can be changed to enable use outside US - 9to5Mac
One of the new features of Apple Watch Series 4 is the ability to take an Electrocardiogram of the user’s heart through a series of new sensors on the back of the device and on the revised digital crown. via Pocket
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12 days ago by evansthompson
Not exercising might pose bigger health risk than smoking, study says
Would you procrastinate on your exercises if science has proved not doing it is worse than smoking or having heart disease or diabetes? Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more. Buzz60 via Pocket
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16 days ago by evansthompson
Fitbit Charge 3 Review - Best New Features of the $150 Tracker
After spending the better part of two years breaking into the smartwatch space, Fitbit went back to basics with its latest release, the $150 Charge 3. After wearing the device for roughly a week, it's clear that the new activity tracker is the best …
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17 days ago by evansthompson
What Getting The Flu Vaccine Every Year Does To Your Immunity
Getting a flu vaccine is like wearing underwear. Just because you did it last year, doesn't mean you shouldn't do it this year. Also, similar to underwear, the protection offered by a flu vaccine does not last forever. via Pocket
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17 days ago by evansthompson
Quick-thinking Apple intern uses Apple Watch as logging tool during in-flight emergency - 9to5Mac
An Apple Watch can often provide useful heart-rate data on its owner, but one quick-thinking Apple intern actually strapped his watch onto a fellow passenger when she collapsed during an airline flight … The incident actually persuaded the intern th…
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17 days ago by evansthompson
Researchers Discover Method to Make Bacteria Harmless
Ever since the invention of penicillin, doctors have used antibiotics to kill hostile bacteria and end infections, but over the past few decades we’ve seen strains of bacteria that are resistant to all the antibiotics doctors use. via Pocket
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24 days ago by evansthompson
Google AI claims 99% accuracy in metastatic breast cancer detection | VentureBeat
Metastatic tumors — cancerous cells which break away from their tissue of origin, travel through the body through the circulatory or lymph systems, and form new tumors in other parts of the body — are notoriously difficult to detect. via Pocket
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25 days ago by evansthompson
Sleep-tracking is practical on the Apple Watch, with all-day wear - 9to5Mac
We’ve seen quite a revolution in health and fitness tracking over the past few years, with the Apple Watch playing a key role in that. I’m no gym-rat. I have little patience for exercise done for its own sake. via Pocket
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25 days ago by evansthompson
Amazon’s new patent will allow Alexa to detect a cough or a cold
Amazon is constantly trying to improve Alexa, its AI-assistant. A recent patent filed by the company shows just how: it wants Alexa to notice a user’s illness by detecting a change in their voice. Furthermore, it wants to suggest medicines or a reci…
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25 days ago by evansthompson
FDA approves direct-to-consumer hearing aid from Bose
The US Food and Drug Administration has, for the first time, approved a hearing aid that can be fit, programmed and controlled by the user instead of a healthcare provider. The device comes from Bose and users can make adjustments to its settings in…
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25 days ago by evansthompson
Diet Coke Causes Toxic Gut Bacteria Through Artificial Sweeteners, According To New Study
If you think Diet Coke is a lesser evil choice compared to the regular one, then you might have to think again. A new study published in the journal Molecules revealed that artificial sweeteners, like aspartame found in Coke, can be toxic to the gut…
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25 days ago by evansthompson
How to clean earbuds and headphones
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full blog here. Everything we wear on our bodies, from h…
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25 days ago by evansthompson
FDA approves HPV vaccine for people up to 45 - The Washington Post
The Food and Drug Administration expanded its approval of the HPV vaccine to include men and women between 27 and 45, an effort to protect more people from several types of cancer caused by the human papillomavirus. via Pocket
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27 days ago by evansthompson
Is Running a Marathon Good for Your Health? A Health Expert Weighs In | Inverse
It is commonly believed that some forms of exercise, such as endurance events, suppress your immune system and leave you at risk of infections, like the common cold. However, our latest review of the evidence suggests that this is probably not true.…
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29 days ago by evansthompson
Popular medication tracking app gets Health Records integration | Cult of Mac
Popular medication management app Medisafe has added support for Apple’s Health Records service. This means that users can more easily track the medication that they are supposed to be taking, without having to manually enter it into the app. via Po…
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4 weeks ago by evansthompson
A Scientist Explains What It's Like to Be Stung by The World's Most Painful Plant
Stinging trees grow in rainforests throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales in Australia. The most commonly known (and most painful) species is Dendrocnide moroides (Family Urticaceae), first named "gympie bush" by gold miners near the tow…
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
Laundry Wash Cleaning Rags and Clothes Together | Kitchn
You know how it goes — it's been a minute since you did a load of laundry, so you roam the house, scooping up soiled clothes. When you happen upon the moist dish rags in the sink and the cleaning cloths you recently used to wipe down the counters, y…
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
When an Airline Served Nuts on My Flight, I Almost Died in Front of My Kids
Only two hours, and then we're home, I told myself as my family and I boarded our flight back to Pennsylvania. We'd just spent a week in Disney World on our first official family vacation with the kids. My husband’s family had joined us, too. via Po…
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6 weeks ago by evansthompson
Apple Watch wearers in U.K. could be waiting years for ECG feature
Apple Watch Series 4’s incredible ability to offer electrocardiograms (ECG) is one of the biggest reasons to upgrade this year. But you can’t use it yet. Those in the U.S. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by evansthompson
'We've bred them to their limit': death rates surge for female pigs in the US | Environment | The Guardian
Death rates for female pigs in the US are rising fast, sending alarm bells ringing throughout the farming industry. The mortality rate rose from 5.8% to 10.2% on farms owning more than 125 sows between 2013-2016, according to one organisation that c…
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6 weeks ago by evansthompson
13 Simple Tricks That Can Give You an 30 Extra Minutes of Sleep
As much as you might try to get seven to eight hours of sleep every night, the truth is, sometimes it feels like there aren't enough hours in the day. From productivity to food cravings, sleep impacts nearly every aspect of our lives. That's why it'…
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august 2018 by evansthompson
Is compassion fatigue inevitable in an age of 24-hour news? | News | The Guardian
We have never been more aware of the appalling events that occur around the world every day. But in the face of so much horror, is there a danger that we become numb to the headlines – and does it matter if we do? By via Pocket
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august 2018 by evansthompson
'No one is ever really ready': Aid-in-dying patient chooses his last day
In the end, it wasn’t easy for Aaron McQ to decide when to die. The 50-year-old Seattle man — a former world traveler, triathlete and cyclist — learned that he had leukemia five years ago, followed by an even grimmer diagnosis in 2016: a rare form o…
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august 2018 by evansthompson
Man didn't have sex with wife for years because of 5st scrotum | Metro News
A man who couldn’t have sex with his wife for seven years because of his five stone scrotum says he now has fresh health fears. Dan Mauer successfully had his 80lb intimate growth removed by surgeons in 2014 in a 12-hour operation after spending yea…
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august 2018 by evansthompson
Here’s why wounds heal faster in the mouth than in other skin | Science News
Mouth wounds heal faster than injuries to other parts of the skin, and now scientists are learning how the mouth performs its speedy repairs. via Pocket
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august 2018 by evansthompson
Mental Performance Can Be Hurt By Even Mild Dehydration : Shots - Health News : NPR
Was it hard to concentrate during that long meeting? Does the crossword seem a little tougher? You could be mildly dehydrated. via Pocket
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august 2018 by evansthompson
Summer Farro Salad Recipe | Two Peas & Their Pod
Summer Farro Salad with all of the best summer ingredients: peaches, blueberries, corn, tomatoes, and basil. You are going to love this fresh and delicious salad! This Summer Farro Salad is summer perfection. It has all of my favorites in one bowl! …
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july 2018 by evansthompson
Most common surgery in the western world might be unnecessary
A new study claims patients undergoing one of the most common surgical procedures in the western world might be wasting their time. via Pocket
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july 2018 by evansthompson
Doctors Raise Alarm About Shortages Of Pain Medications : NPR
In hospitals around the country, anesthesiologists and other doctors are facing significant shortages of injectable opioids. via Pocket
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july 2018 by evansthompson
The war against neckties is heating up
For generations, neckties were a constant headache. But new studies questioning the safety of the silk tourniquet may soon see casual Friday lasting all week long. via Pocket
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july 2018 by evansthompson
Make sure containers use safe plastic for food | Well+Good
If your food-container collection still consists of plastics instead of glass, frequently recycling and replacing ’em is a must to protect yourself from consuming harmful chemicals—especially if you use the tools on the daily for meal prep. via Pock…
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july 2018 by evansthompson
Walmart drug program cheaper for many Medicare patients
Walmart’s $4 generic prescription drug program ends up being cheaper for some Medicare patients than their own health insurance, according to a new study released Monday. via Pocket
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july 2018 by evansthompson
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