Leg cramps can be quite painful; painful enough to wake you up in the middle of the night or halt you during a run. Muscle cramps are caused due to an involuntary contraction in one or more of your muscles. While they are majorly harmless, leg cramps can temporarily affect your action. In this article,… Read More »
Milwaukee oncologist Michael Thompson, MD, wrote to me yesterday morning (February 10) about an article – “New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Predict COVID-19 Up to a Week Before a Swab Test” – promoted on Twitter by MacRumors.com. The story was about the so-called Warrior Watch Study at Mount Sinai Medical Center in… Read More »
Dive Brief: Amazon on Thursday forayed into the crowded wearables sector with the launch of a wristband and smartphone app. The so-called Halo Band comes with sensors, including an accelerometer, temperature sensor, heart rate monitor and two microphones, though lacks a screen. New capabilities include monitoring a user’s emotional state by listening to the tone of… Read More »
Most of us would find it off-putting to imagine that there are many trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi living in our body, invisible to the naked eye. But Richard Sprague, a Seattle-based software engineer, has dedicated years of his life — and tested himself hundreds of times — to unravel their mysteries.
CVS Health has a new deal for its customers: active participation in its new health program might help them earn an Apple Watch. Under a new program that enables CVS to keep track of their activity, send them notices about refilling prescriptions and remind them to stay healthy, participants might be able to learn credits… Read More »
When Ed Dentel updated his Apple Watch on Thursday night, he didn’t expect it to upend his weekend, much less change his life. The 46-year-old communications consultant from Richmond, Virginia, does taekwondo with his family three times a week, bikes and skis frequently, and had no history of heart problems. He said he’d installed the… Read More »
Michael L. Millenson, Northwestern University The heart rate monitor built into the new Apple Watch has sparked sharp debate over its risks and benefits, even though the feature was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. But out of the spotlight, the FDA has been doing away with regulatory action altogether on many diagnostic health… Read More »