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Heart rate is determined by the number of heartbeats per unit of time, typically expressed as beats per minute (BPM), it can vary with as the body's need for oxygen changes, such as during exercise or sleep.
First trial of Cognition Kit wearables demonstrates effectiveness in measuring mental health

First trial of Cognition Kit wearables demonstrates effectiveness in measuring mental health

The neuroscience company Cambridge Cognition Holdings PLC, which develops near patient technologies for the assessment of brain health, has announced results from a new technology feasibility study. The results demonstrate for the first time that consumer grade wearables such as the Apple Watch® and Microsoft Band can be used to accurately measure clinically relevant cognitive performance in everyday life using the Company’s new Cognition Kit software. [More]
Dieting, exercise or combination of both equally effective in improving cardiovascular health

Dieting, exercise or combination of both equally effective in improving cardiovascular health

Which works better to improve the cardiovascular health of those who are overweight - dieting, exercise or a combination of both? A Saint Louis University study finds it doesn't matter which strategy you choose - it's the resulting weight loss that is the protective secret sauce. [More]
Aquatic treadmill exercise may maximize functional recovery after subacute stroke

Aquatic treadmill exercise may maximize functional recovery after subacute stroke

For patients in rehabilitation after a stroke, walking on an underwater treadmill produces better measures of exercise performance compared to conventional treadmill walking, reports a study in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
New recommendations offer evidence-based strategies to help teenagers avoid obesity and eating disorders

New recommendations offer evidence-based strategies to help teenagers avoid obesity and eating disorders

A single approach can prevent both obesity and eating disorders in teenagers, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. [More]
Swimming can be effective option for treating patients with fibromyalgia pain

Swimming can be effective option for treating patients with fibromyalgia pain

A study performed by researchers at the Federal University of São Paulo shows swimming is as effective as walking to relieve pain and improve quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia. [More]
Next generation wearables for health monitoring: an interview with Dr Steven LeBoeuf

Next generation wearables for health monitoring: an interview with Dr Steven LeBoeuf

Wearables have proliferated in the marketplace, but there's still a lot of opportunity for growth. One of the ways in which wearables are limited is that people expect their wearables to really measure what they feel is important to be measured [More]
Study shows 1 in 5 hospitalized adults discharged with vital sign instabilities

Study shows 1 in 5 hospitalized adults discharged with vital sign instabilities

Twenty percent of people hospitalized are released before all vital signs are stable, a pattern that is associated with an increased risk of death and hospital readmission, a new study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers shows [More]
Philips collaborates with Mayo Clinic to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on research expedition

Philips collaborates with Mayo Clinic to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on research expedition

Royal Philips today announced it will be among the leading organizations collaborating with the Mayo Clinic to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on a research expedition to understand how the body reacts to the rigors of high altitude and how those learnings can be applied to improving human health. [More]

Wake Forest Baptist scientists test prototype CEW with cardiac biomonitoring capability

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have successfully tested a prototype conducted electrical weapon (CEW) capable of recording a subject's heart rate and rhythm while still delivering incapacitating electrical charges. [More]
Study finds link between hairstyle choice and level of physical activity among African-American teens

Study finds link between hairstyle choice and level of physical activity among African-American teens

As a childhood obesity expert and black woman, Susan Woolford, M.D., MPH, knows that some girls and women in the black community feel as if they have to choose between their health and their hair. [More]
UCLA researchers develop noninvasive technique to treat breathing problems in premature babies

UCLA researchers develop noninvasive technique to treat breathing problems in premature babies

As humans evolved over many thousands of years, our bodies developed a system to help us when we start running and suddenly need more oxygen. Now, using that innate reflex as inspiration, UCLA researchers have developed a noninvasive way to treat potentially harmful breathing problems in babies who were born prematurely. [More]
Study shows 40% of female horse-riders experience breast pain

Study shows 40% of female horse-riders experience breast pain

Thousands of women could be experiencing breast pain while horse-riding, according to a new study. [More]
UK Biobank celebrates 10 years of pioneering health research

UK Biobank celebrates 10 years of pioneering health research

UK Biobank, a large scale medical research programme, is an extraordinary undertaking with the ultimate aim of improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of host of serious conditions. [More]
Oxford researchers developing new automated system for easier, cheaper diagnosis of pneumonia

Oxford researchers developing new automated system for easier, cheaper diagnosis of pneumonia

Oxford researchers are developing a tool to make it much easier and cheaper to diagnose pneumonia -- the number one killer of children under 5. Their latest research is published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface. [More]
New report reveals high levels of caffeine in energy drinks could lead to cardiac complications

New report reveals high levels of caffeine in energy drinks could lead to cardiac complications

The high levels of caffeine in energy drinks may lead to cardiac complications, suggests a case report in the July/August Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
Wearable sensor system could help detect lactate levels in perspiration

Wearable sensor system could help detect lactate levels in perspiration

It may be clammy and inconvenient, but human sweat has at least one positive characteristic - it can give insight to what's happening inside your body. [More]
P.E. teachers offer exercise tips to keep fit during summer vacation

P.E. teachers offer exercise tips to keep fit during summer vacation

For many students, summer vacation is a time to be lazy, but it's important for kids to keep up their physical activity year-round. [More]
Andy Murray becomes brand ambassador for Scotland’s DHI

Andy Murray becomes brand ambassador for Scotland’s DHI

International tennis superstar Andy Murray has teamed up with one of Scotland’s leading innovation centres to highlight the potential of technology to provide more efficient and effective health and care services in the UK and across the world. [More]
New research examines p-synephrine's role in burning fat during rest and exercise

New research examines p-synephrine's role in burning fat during rest and exercise

When we exercise, our body's oxidation of fat and carbohydrates depends on the intensity and duration of the activity. [More]
All brain training protocols do not return equal benefits, study reveals

All brain training protocols do not return equal benefits, study reveals

Cognitive brain training improves executive function whereas aerobic activity improves memory, according to new Center for BrainHealth research at The University of Texas at Dallas. [More]
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