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Researcher promoting red meat, sugar failed to disclose industry ties—again

Enlarge / Cooked. Getty | picture alliance A controversial researcher known for bucking the well-established dietary advice that people should limit their sugar and red meat intake has, once again, failed to disclose his financial ties to the food industry. Epidemiologist Bradley Johnston failed to report funding from a research agency backed by the beef …

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Samsung’s CES fitness pitch: AR glasses and a GEMS exoskeleton

Sponsored Links Engadget Last year, Samsung unveiled an exoskeleton called GEMS (Gait Enhancing & Motivating System) that could help correct your posture and assist with everyday walking. It was an ambitious concept device that the company has now developed into a personal fitness coach. During its CES 2020 keynote, Samsung unveiled a pair of augmented …

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New York doctor sues Apple over irregular heartbeat detection

Sponsored Links Evan Rodgers/Engadget The heart monitoring technology inside the Apple Watch may be useful for scientific studies and even saving lives, but one doctor believes it’s also straight-up theft. New York University cardiologist Dr. Joseph Wiesel has sued Apple over allegations the Watch violates a patented method for detecting atrial fibrillation. Wiesel claimed that …

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Insurance Industry Eyes Blockchain as Top Firms Begin Tests

On Dec. 12, the second-largest health insurance company in the United States announced plans to leverage blockchain technology to secure the medical data of all its 40 million members over the next three years. The most unique quality of a blockchain is that once a piece of information is added to the distributed ledger, it …

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Biggest Loser claims to take healthier approach but has same hefty flaws

Enlarge / THE BIGGEST LOSER – Season 13 Live Finale. reader comments 40 with 31 posters participating Share this story The reality television game show Biggest Loser is getting a reboot and a revamp after numerous scientific studies and analyses concluded that the extreme weight-loss contest is harmful to both contestants and society at large. …

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FDA clears an interoperable, automated insulin pump

Sponsored Links Tandem Diabetes Care It might soon be decidedly easier for Americans to manage diabetes — the FDA has approved the sale of an interoperable, automated insulin pump for the first time. Tandem Diabetes Care’s updated t:slim X2 can pair with a Dexcom G6 glucose monitor to dynamically adjust your insulin levels and keep …

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Heart Analzyer’s new Apple Watch app puts detailed data on your wrist

Sponsored Links Helix Apps Your Apple Watch can provide some health data on your wrist, but not a lot — and even the Health app on your iPhone will only say so much. There may be an option if you’re looking for more comprehensive data on your watch, though. Helix Apps has released a revamped …

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China’s Zhejiang Processes $6M via DLT Medical Billing Platform

China’s Zhejiang province has processed nearly $6 million via a blockchain medical billing platform using Ant Financial’s blockchain technology, Chinese publication QNSB reports on Nov. 18. Successfully piloted in 2018, the blockchain-enabled platform allows citizens to make doctor’s appointments, get prescriptions as well as pay, record and store their medical bills online. At a local …

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Google has access to detailed health records on tens of millions of Americans

Enlarge / Mountain View, Calif. – May 21, 2018: Exterior view of a Googleplex building, the corporate headquarters complex of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. Getty Images / zphotos Google quietly partnered last year with Ascension—the country’s second-largest health system—and has since gained access to detailed medical records on tens of millions of …

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Microsoft AI helps diagnose cervical cancer faster

Sponsored Links Chinnapong via Getty Images In some cases, AI-assisted cancer detection might be more than a convenience — it could be the key to getting a diagnosis in the first place. Microsoft and SRL Diagnostics have developed an AI tool that helps detect cervical cancer, freeing doctors in India and other countries where the …

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