Health

Fitbit will play a key role in Singapore’s public health program

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links joyt via Getty Images Never mind getting a fitness tracker through your insurance company — in Singapore, the government will encourage you to get one. Fitbit has unveiled a partnership with Singapore’s Health Promotion Board on an initiative, Live Healthy SG, that will spur the city-state’s residents to adopt fitness […]

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Column: Spending time with pets benefits older adults

Sudbury Star Sudbury senior care expert says seniors who interact with animals feel less depressed and isolated Bill Sundholm, a resident at Finlandia Village, spends time with six-month-old Lily Maija Finn, the resident dog at Finlandia Village in Sudbury, Ont. on Thursday January 5, 2017. Maija is part of a pet therapy program at Finlandia […]

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Runkeeper drops its Wear OS app due to a ‘buggy experience’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Cherlynn Low/Engadget Add Runkeeper to the list of companies dropping their smartwatch apps — albeit not for the usual reasons. The developer is warning customers that it’s scrapping its Wear OS app as of the 9.13 release. It’s “just not able” to deliver the best experience on Google’s smartwatch platform, […]

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Sudbury Accent: Georgie Hanson’s final journey

Sudbury Star Accent: Sudbury woman shares why she sought medically assisted death: ‘Quality of life for me is so low going on with life feels like a torture I can’t endure any longer’ Georgie Hanson had used a wheelchair since 2004 due to illness and injury. She was once attacked by an 800-pound cow and […]

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Swimming safe again at Kagawong Village Beach

Sudbury Star Photo illustration It is now safe to swim at Kagawong Village Beach on Manitoulin Island. Public Health Sudbury & Districts said Friday staff members have removed the swimming advisory signs at the beach, which was declared unsafe a week ago, The most recent water samples taken at the beach by Public Health Sudbury […]

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‘I’m never in a bad mood when I’m here’

Sudbury Star Sudbury’s Independence Centre and Network marks 40 years Daphne Vincent prepares to leave her handprint on a wall at the Independence Centre and Network (ICAN) Independence Day and 40th anniversary celebration in Sudbury, Ont. on Friday August 16, 2019. John Lappa/Sudbury Star Sometimes, all you need to maintain your independence and thrive is […]

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Massey woman makes second plea for living donor

Sudbury Star Specialist in Sudbury helping to monitor her condition Elizabeth Cassidy and her son, Scotty. Photo provided MASSEY — Elizabeth Cassidy needs a new liver. The 48-year-old Massey woman, who suffers from a rare genetic condition called Wilson disease, first made a plea for a living donor in March. Postmedia ran the story about […]

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Sticker sensor monitors your body using wireless power

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Bao Lab Wearable body sensors have a common problem: they need power and antennas, and all that equipment leads to bulky devices that influence your behavior. Stanford researchers, however, have developed a system that could be almost imperceptible. Their BodyNet sticker sensor gathers power and transmits data using an RFID […]

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Sanitize your phone —PhoneSoap bundles are 30% off with this code

Mashable Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. These devices charge and sanitize your phone at the same time. Image: phonesoap By Miller KernMashable Deals2019-08-16 15:09:32 UTC TL;DR: Innovative PhoneSoap bundles are 30% off with code B2S30, saving you up to $60. Did you know […]

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‘Sexy pavement lichen’ is the latest thing we apparently need to be told not to eat

Mashable Lichen (not the sexy kind) Image: Simon McGill / Getty Images By Caitlin Welsh2019-08-15 08:56:37 UTC Move over Tide pods and tomb cheese, because there’s a new ridiculous thing you are definitely not supposed to eat but are probably now going to want to because you’ve been told you can’t. New Zealanders are being […]

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