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Smartwatches and Other Devices, Can Monitor Your Health, and Tell When You’re Getting Sick

Does your technology know that you’re getting sick before you do? Smartwatches and wearable medical biosensors can possibly detect health issues before people even realize they are experiencing symptoms. Abnormal readings from a smartwatch, for example, can now be used to detect the first signs of becoming ill. The data that these wearable devices collect, …

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Pharma Money Can Quiet Patient Voices

The pharmaceutical industry seems to have a part in every area of medicine. Funding from pharmaceutical companies goes to doctors, patient advocacy organizations, and health policy committees. How does industry funding impact patients? When these groups receive industry money, it can create a conflict of interest between what’s best for large companies, and what’s best …

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Exploding E-Cigarettes: The FDA Explores The Dangers

As e-cigarettes continue to grow in popularity, the Food and Drug Administration is taking a closer look at one specific danger associated with these devices: explosions. From 2009 to January 2016, there were 134 reports of e-cigarettes becoming very hot, exploding or catching fire. In many cases, the explosions have caused serious burns, mouth injuries, …

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6 Surprising Truck Accident Statistics

Trucking accidents – accidents involving semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles – can be extremely serious. When a passenger car is struck by a large truck, the results can be catastrophic for the driver and passengers. What are the major causes of truck accidents? How severe are these accidents? The Large Truck Crash Causation Study …

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E-Cigarette Explosions: What Victims Need To Know

The use of electronic cigarettes is growing in popularity, as people seek an alternative to cigarette smoking. Many users consider e-cigarettes a safer alternative to regular cigarettes. But there are hidden dangers in the use of these devices. Recently, there have been reports of e-cigarettes exploding inside pockets and purses. In one recent case, an …

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Why Does The U.S. Lead The World In Traffic Fatalities?

During the last century, the United States was a leader in the promotion of safer driving. Many safety improvements were pioneered in the 20th century: electric horns, bumpers, shatterproof window glass, padded dashboards, seatbelts, airbags, and all-wheel brakes. Despite these advances, and despite amazing new safety technologies emerging today, the U.S. still has the highest …

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