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What Apple Watch can teach you about your heart

What Apple Watch can teach you about your heart

The results of what researchers are calling the first “virtual study of its kind” were published in the New England Journal of Medicine Wednesday, the product of a collaboration between Apple Watch and Stanford Medical Center. The study used Apple sensors to detect the amount of blood flowing through the wrists of more than 419,000…MORE

Doctors removed a tumor the size of a soccer ball from a man’s neck

Doctors removed a tumor the size of a soccer ball from a man’s neck

The New Jersey man had just one option to get rid of the massive tumor that had been growing on his neck and was now threatening his life: Remove it. But its placement made that a risky endeavor. Milton Wingert, 81, had been to several physicians to see the tumor over the past six months,…MORE

Age to buy tobacco and e-cigarette products in New York raised to 21

Age to buy tobacco and e-cigarette products in New York raised to 21

As of Wednesday, anyone looking to purchase tobacco and e-cigarette products in New York must be 21 years old. Gov. Andrew Cuomo this summer signed the legislation in a bid to combat health threats stemming from the use of these products. New York State Police is partnering with the Department of Health to conduct undercover…MORE

Every 15 minutes, someone in the US dies of a drug-resistant superbug

Every 15 minutes, someone in the US dies of a drug-resistant superbug

Every 15 minutes, someone in the United States dies of a superbug that has learned to outsmart even our most sophisticated antibiotics, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s about 35,000 deaths each year from drug-resistant infections, according to the landmark report. The report places five drug-resistant…MORE

More people are surviving lung cancer in the US, report finds

More people are surviving lung cancer in the US, report finds

Over the past decade, the rate of new lung cancer cases diagnosed in the United States has dropped 19% and the five-year survival rate has climbed 26%, according to a new report. Yet lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death nationwide — and your chances of surviving lung cancer can vary drastically depending…MORE

Two people just got the plague in China — yes, the Black Death plague

Two people just got the plague in China — yes, the Black Death plague

Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. It’s the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been detected in the region — in May, a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney…MORE