medicine

Google is reportedly gathering health data on millions of Americans

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links JHVEPhoto via Getty Images Google is gathering detailed health record information from millions of Americans — and it has not informed patients or doctors, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to WSJ, St. Louis-based Ascension, the second-largest health system in the US, is sharing lab results, diagnoses and hospitalization records, […]

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Weather Channel app uses Watson to tell you when flu season is coming

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Cameravit via Getty Images Are you the sort who grows wary around other people when flu season hits? You now have another tool in your (slightly anti-social) arsenal. The latest version of the Weather Channel app for Android and iOS now includes a Flu Insights feature that uses IBM’s Watson […]

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Microsoft AI helps diagnose cervical cancer faster

Engadget RSS Feed 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 […]

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CDC says a toxic compound may be responsible for vaping illnesses

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links AP Photo/Jim Mone The Center for Disease Control is edging closer to an explanation for vaping-related lung illnesses. The agency has determined that vitamin E acetate, a compound present in all 29 lung tissue samples obtained from patients, is a “potential toxin of concern.” The chemical is used to dilute […]

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‘Desert Bus’ video game charity has raised nearly $80,000

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Desert Bus For Hope Each year a group of selfless volunteers agrees to play what some call the world’s most boring video game for hours on end in an attempt to raise money for the Child’s Play hospital charity. Now in its 13th year, the Desert Bus for Hope fundraiser […]

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The best apps for actually sticking to your fitness goals

Engadget RSS Feed You’ve probably heard the saying that abs aren’t made in the gym but in the kitchen. It’s how you live your life when you’re not working out that counts. No matter how many calories you burn off on the treadmill, you won’t see results if you’re eating nothing but crap. Altering your […]

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The Morning After: ‘Death Stranding’ is here — but is it a good game?

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ‘Death Stranding’ Sony Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. It’s finally Death Stranding day, and if you’re still on the fence about playing Hideo Kojima’s latest project, perhaps our added perspective can help. Apple has released another update to iOS 13 that should make multitasking better, and it’s time to […]

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Juul stops selling mint-flavored vapes

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Juul will stop selling mint-flavored vape products in the US. The company says it’s pulling mint pods from its website, as well as no longer taking new orders from retailers. As of this article, the company only sells three flavors: Classic tobacco, Virginia tobacco and menthol. Juul says […]

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CDC confirms 2,051 cases of vaping-related lung injury

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links PavelKant via Getty Images The number of vaping-related lung injuries is up to 2,051, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) said in a statement today. Health officials are now referring to the mystery illness as EVALI, short for e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury. Cases of EVALI have […]

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Costco and Instacart are testing one-hour prescription deliveries

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Roberto Machado Noa via Getty Images People on the west coast who need medication quickly might be able to get their medication delivered in as little as 60 minutes. Costco and Instacart are testing prescription deliveries in Washington and California. Delivery to homes or offices is free for Costco members […]

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