A New Health Perk for Coffee Drinkers?

A New Health Perk for Coffee Drinkers?

FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Drinking coffee may cut your risk of colon cancer by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests. The more you drink, the more you may reduce your risk — and it makes no difference whether the coffee is regular or decaf, researchers said. “The protective effect is not caffeine, per se, but probably a lot of other antioxidant ingredients in the coffee that are released in…

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11 Reasons and 5 Home treatments for lower back pain

Pain in lower back or any other part between ribs and legs, is the most common cause of work related disability or basis for missed job. As most back pains go on their own, sometimes it becomes chronic pain. Around 8 out of 10 individuals in US face at least one session of such pain in their lives. As mentioned in the Healthy People report 2010 by the Department of Health & Human Services in…

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Apple launches CareKit to let people develop their own health apps

Apple launches CareKit to let people develop their own health apps

Apple announced today the launch of CareKit, a new open source software platform that allows people to develop their own health care apps. The software’s design is similar to that of Apple’s ResearchKit, a software platform that lets scientists run studies through apps available in the Apple app store. However, CareKit seems to be a distinct platform separate from ResearchKit. The software will be available in April. CareKit was introduced by Apple’s COO Jeff Williams…

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SleepHealth app launched to study sleep habits and health

SleepHealth app launched to study sleep habits and health

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) — A new sleep monitoring app from the American Association for Sleep Apnea is expected to help people improve their sleep habits and general health, but will also contribute to a crowd-sourced study on the connections between sleep and health outcomes. SleepHealth is the result of a collaboration between the AASA and IBM, which has linked the app to the Watson Health Cloud to store, analyze and disseminate data collected with…

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