When fitness trackers alone fail to get families moving enough, turning step counts into a competition might help people get more exercise, a small experiment suggests. Researchers gave fitness trackers to 200 adults and asked them to set daily step-count goals to increase their activity levels. All had at least one other family member participating in the experiment, and half of the families were randomly chosen for a team competition
Oolong tea could be used to treat a number of health conditions, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It’s rich in antioxidants, and contains vital vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B, C, E and K, it’s been reported. It also contains polyphenol chemicals, which contribute to the tea’s anticancer properties, the researchers said. It’s these properties that is making oolong tea more popular around the world, they added.
A new “cancer pen” promises to help surgeons immediately detect and completely remove cancerous tumor tissue, without having to send samples off to a lab for testing while the patient languishes on the table. The MasSpec Pen is a hand-held device that allows doctors to test in real-time whether tissue is cancerous or not, delivering results in about 10 seconds, researchers report. The pen will make it easier to surgically
Our hearing plays an important role in how we interact with the wordls around us. It facilitates the forming of relationships amd opens up a wealth of sensory experiences. Hearing loss is often gradual and subtle, hense usually ignored. Often, it can only be detected through carefully performed hearing tests. Some of these situations will be familiar to a person who is having difficulty hearing : 1) Other people seem
When it comes to staying active, we all tend to procrastinate a little bit. However, it’s very important that you get enough physical activity every single day in order to stay healthy. There are numerous benefits of staying active and those such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and keeping cancer at bay are just some of them. But how do you make yourself stay active? We’ve come up
According to Bloomberg, the Food and Drug Administration has announced the names of nine companies participating in a pilot program that could let them pre-clear products instead of going through the agency’s traditional application process. The program, called Pre-cert, will include Apple, Fitbit, Samsung, Alphabet-owned Verily, Johnson & Johnson, Pear Therapeutics, Phosphorus, Roche, and Tidepool. The program had attracted over 100 interested companies, and the FDA made its selections based