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Misfit app for Windows 10 snags a new refined look

Misfit app for Windows 10 snags a new refined look Recently, Twitter user @tomsnicetweets noticed the Misfit app in the Windows Store underwent a UI revamp that brings it on par with its iOS cousin.Perhaps, the Misfit developers are among the tiny sliver of early Islandwood (iOS porting tool) users who have used the tool bring over a similar iOS experience to Windows users.

Health app for Android adds Cortana support for the Microsoft Band 2

If you’ve been using your Microsoft Band 2 with an Android smartphone, then you’ve probably enjoyed the extensive support that Microsoft has provided for your device.As you can see, Cortana support has been added in, making the Band 2 work as well with Android as it does with Windows phones.

Orlando needs blood donations after deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history

Following the deadliest mass shooting in United States history, an attack that targeted a gay nightclub, health officials urged potential blood donors to come forward and help.I think that's appropriate right now, because there has been a ban on gay men donating blood," Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan told MSNBC.

Copper Dreams Funded, Updates #7-10

The team behind the Copper Dreams Kickstarter campaign has plenty of reasons to be excited today, as the campaign has been fully funded with 37 more hours to go, which means they've raised almost $10,000 since we last checked.While this news is very important, we'd be remiss not to mention that the team has also published four new campaign updates too in the meantime.

New and improved UI and Insights coming to Microsoft Health app

If you’re a Microsoft Health user, particularly if you own a Band or Band 2, then you likely find yourself using the Health app on a daily or more frequent basis.According to Windows Central, the Health app on Windows 10 for PC and mobiles is getting a revamp soon, along with a new feature.

Smokefree campaign uses text to help smokers quit

Smokefree campaign uses text to help smokers quit The system will use text messages to deliver vital health information.In order to achieve Te Tai Tokerau's Smokefree 2025 goal, they needed to encourage patients and healthcare providers to talk to each other, which is not an easy task.

Innovative University of Auckland study uld transform pacemakers

Innovative University of Auckland study uld transform pacemakers Researchers at the University of Auckland are investigating a new pacing paradigm that is expected to improve understanding of decreased cardiac efficiency in people with heart failure.“We will test a novel pacemaker and pacing strategy to reinstate heart rate variability, which we predict will improve heart pumping efficiency.

U.S. researchers are now testing the first Zika virus vaccine in humans

U.S. researchers are now testing the first Zika virus vaccine in humans Just days after a local outbreak of the Zika virus began in Miami, infecting at least 15 people so far, U.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said their remaining Zika funding could vanish by late September without congressional action.

14 apps to help you shop, cook, and eat better

14 apps to help you shop, cook, and eat better “It’s a game changer for assessing our food,” says Kristin Kirkpatrick, a registered dietitian based in Cleveland.(Bonus: The app also includes the Skin Deep database, which rates cosmetic products.

Industrial pollution particles found in brains of city dwellers

Industrial pollution particles found in brains of city dwellers The team found high levels of nanoparticles made of a mineral called magnetite.More importantly, they found evidence that these nanoparticles were taken up from air polluted by industrial processes.

How the sugar industry bought out scientists for decades, and how to stop it from happening again

How the sugar industry bought out scientists for decades, and how to stop it from happening again ” They found a group of Harvard nutrition scientists who would take their money, and started making plans.Complete with a codename, Project 226 was designed to protect the interests of the sugar industry by “recapturing” the 20% of American calorie intake they expected to lose once this whole sugar-isn’t-great-for-your-heart thing percolated through into public awareness.

Expert panel to Washington: Here’s how we cure cancer

Expert panel to Washington: Here’s how we cure cancer A panel of cancer experts has released its list of recommendations for the government’s big Cancer Moonshot program, a bid to bring the success of the Silicon Valley model to bear on cancer, the emperor of all maladies.This moonshot project, officially referred to as The Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot, was originally going to be priced at a cool billion dollars, but in the time since cancer authorities have asked for about $650 million.

Theranos will stop operating labs and fire 40% of its workers, plans to sell devices instead

Theranos will stop operating labs and fire 40% of its workers, plans to sell devices instead Embattled medical testing firm Theranos has made the decision to get out of the laboratory testing industry.This is a major reversal for the company, following government scrutiny that resulted in a 2-year ban on CEO Elizabeth Holmes running a laboratory.

Step away from the screen: Survey finds Kiwis' eye strain is a huge problem

Step away from the screen: Survey finds Kiwis' eye strain is a huge problem Essentially over-exposure to that blue light - which occurs on the light spectrum next to harmful invisible ultraviolet light could cause significant, long term damage,” he explains.He also points out that simultaneous device use also increases the level of digital eye strain - 75% of people using simultaneous devices report eye strain, compared to 53% of people who use one device at a time.

Cheaper, longer-lasting epinephrine pills could soon replace overpriced EpiPens

Cheaper, longer-lasting epinephrine pills could soon replace overpriced EpiPens For people with severe allergies, having a ready supply of epinephrine (also known as adrenaline) can be the difference between a mild inconvenience and death.Scientists are close to developing an epinephrine pill.

Security firm claims implantable cardiac devices can be hacked

Security firm claims implantable cardiac devices can be hacked Now a security firm says that a connected implantable cardiac device made by Minnesota-based healthcare company St.After implantation, it uses small flexible wires to detect your heart rate and applies an electric current to stop abnormal cardiac rhythms.

Researchers develop 'breathalyzer' that can detect diabetes

Researchers develop 'breathalyzer' that can detect diabetes Breathalyzers to detect alcohol intoxication have existed for years, as the relationship between blood-alcohol content and alcohol in the breath is well understood.A team of researchers from Oxford University have succeeded in building a device that can flag patients as diabetic without the need for a blood test.

Microscopic magnets could revolutionize drug delivery

Microscopic magnets could revolutionize drug delivery In theory, superparamagnetic particles can be ideal for drug delivery because an external magnetic field could essentially drag them around the body.The development of larger superparamagnetic crystals could allow doctors to create special crystals for drug delivery.

MDMA rolls onto the psychotherapy scene as FDA greenlights Phase III clinical trial

MDMA rolls onto the psychotherapy scene as FDA greenlights Phase III clinical trial And it’s true that the brain changes in response to drug use.In light of what we know, the FDA has just made a controversial decision to greenlight a Phase III clinical trial, using MDMA to treat PTSD.