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When Your Activity Tracker Becomes a Personal Medical Device

Fitbit spent its first decade selling activity trackers. With its latest moves, the company is starting to look less like a gear maker selling pricey accessories to fitness buffs and more like a medical-device company, catering to hospitals, patients, and health insurers. The company’s business-to-business arm, called Health Solutions, is now addressing four health conditions—sleep disorders including sleep apnea, diabetes, ...

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“Gluten Sensitivity” May Not Actually Be Caused By Gluten

A recent study claims that people who are gluten-sensitive may not actually be as sensitive as they think they are. Instead, something else may be the culprit, and it’s not gluten. The study, led by researchers from the University of Oslo in Norway and Monash University in Australia, was published in the journal Gastroenterology. “Gluten was originally assumed to be the culprit ...

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Signs Of Alzheimer’s Found In Wild Animals For The First Time

For the first time ever, researchers have found “unambiguous” signs of Alzheimer’s in a wild animal. It is hoped that this discovery could help push forward research into what leads to the devastating condition and, more crucially, how it might be prevented.  Only a few months ago the news broke that Alzheimer’s-like indications had been discovered in the brains of ...

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Opioid overdoses shorten US life expectancy by 2.5 months

(CNN)Opioid drugs — including both legally prescribed painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs such as heroin or illicit fentanyl — are not only killing Americans, but also shortening their overall life spans. Opioids take about 2.5 months off our lives, according to a new analysis published in the medical journal JAMA. The researchers noted that ...

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Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dead at 91

Legendary comedian and actor Jerry Lewis has died at the age of 91. His agent told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he died of natural causes in his Las Vegas home on Sunday morning, surrounded by family. Lewis worked in show business the better part of the past 70 years, skyrocketing to fame in the comedy duo Martin and Lewis with ...

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