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New Smart Crib Claims it Helps Babies Fall Asleep, But at What Cost?

New smart crib helps babies fall asleep

There’s a new baby gadget hitting the market soon. This one claims that it can help colicky, cranky, crying babies fall asleep—and go back to sleep on their own—so that new moms and dads can get more rest. But the reaction from the public is mixed.

Futuristic Bra May Detect Breast Cancer in Its Earliest Stages and the Inventor Will Surprise You

EVA The Auto-Exploration Bra

You’ve heard the saying, “necessity if the mother of invention”, and in the case of 18 year old Julián Ríos Cantú of Mexico, these words are especially appropriate. Cantú’s own mother was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time when he was 13 with a fast growing and aggressive type. She underwent bilateral mastectomy, almost died and became both the inspiration and motivation behind the technology he has developed for early detection of breast cancer.

Wearable sensors of the future could tell you if you are sick before you even have symptoms

A simple fitness sensor could tell if your sick before you know you are

Wearing a device similar to a FitBit or Apple watch could tell you if you're sick. Wearable technology of the future could make medical care more individualized and even alert you and your doctor that something's brewing before you have symptoms.

What's Laser Liposuction and Can It Really Burn Your Fat Without Surgery?

Laser Liposuction

Laser liposuction has been found to require 13 percent less touch-up surgeries than regular liposuction. But is it safe? It seems to be another way doctors can successfully remove fat from your body. Here are some details on the procedure.

Listen to What Your Body and Your Apple Watch Are Trying to Tell You

Heart Rate Feature Saves Life

According to a recent CBS News report, that heart rate monitor on your Apple Watch or fitness band can be more than just a feature to tell you how hard you are pushing your heart while exercising—it could also be a way of telling you that something is wrong with your health.

Electronic health record incentive programs analyzed by researchers

Electronic health record incentive program

A new study analyzes electronic health record incentive programs and physician participation. Researchers discovered that the financial rewards are working, and more doctors are switching to electronic health records. However, they are concerned that a digital divide is forming between physicians who have accepted electronic health record (EHR) adoption, and physicians who have not made the change.

Can't get to the doctor? No problem, just stick out your tongue

Researchers in India have designed a way to find out if someone is sick just by sticking out their tongue. But you don't have to be in the doctor's office to find out. A group of technical engineers have designed a digital tongue analysis software to help people in remote areas who may not have access to a physician. What can your tongue tell a doctor about your health?

Are Electronic Cigarettes a.k.a. E-Cigs Dangerous to Non-smoking Bystanders?

Electronic Cigarettes

In a recent article published in the journal Indoor Air about the safety issues of smoking electronic cigarettes, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research WKI in Braunschweig have put electronic cigarettes, also known as E-cigs, to the test by analyzing the emissions of electronic cigarettes on volunteers in an 8-cubic-meter test chamber.

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