The Apple Watch Is Now the Control Center for Your Health

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This week at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple executive Kevin Lynch announced multiple updates to WatchOS, the operating system that powers the company's smartwatch. (Voice memos, a calculator, streaming audio, oh my!) But the most telling features were the new additions to the watch's suite of health-monitoring tools. Beginning this fall, Apple Watch will track […]

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US kids aren’t eating enough seafood, study says; here’s how to add more

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(CNN)The humble tuna sandwich, once a lunchbox staple, is making less frequent appearances in school cafeterias across the nation. American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. However, risks include potential harmful effects on a child’s developing nervous system […]

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Maine bars residents from opting out of immunizations for religious or philosophical reasons

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(CNN)Maine has become the fourth state in the nation to prohibit people from opting out of immunization for religious or philosophical reasons. She also acknowledged that the immunization issue was “very emotional” for the people of her state. “People of good will hold sincere beliefs on both sides of the issue,” she said, “but Maine […]

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Meditating in virtual reality is surprisingly effective

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Yes, you can be mindful while wearing this headset.Image: flowvr / vicky leta / mashable March Mindfulness is our new series that examines the explosive growth in mindfulness and meditation technology — culminating in Mashable’s groundbreaking competitive meditation bracket contest. Because March shouldn’t be all madness. FlowVR $3.99 for the Oculus Go app The Good […]

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The WIRED Guide to Cannabis

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Humanity just can’t make up its mind about cannabis. For thousands of years, humans have used the stuff as medicine or to travel on spiritual quests. That, though, didn’t quite suit the British, who banned cannabis in colonial India. Then in the 20th century, the United States government declared war on marijuana, and most of […]

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FDA approves first immunotherapy regimen for breast cancer

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(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration has granted its first approval to an immunotherapy regimen for breast cancer, the agency announced Friday. Dr. Otis Brawley, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of oncology and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, said the FDA’s decision to grant the treatment accelerated approval was “the right thing to do” but cautioned that […]

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Women with Allergan breast implants may sue over cancer link

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UK women claim they were not told enough about potential risk of rare breast cancer A group of more than 200 women are considering legal action over controversial breast implants that have been linked to a rare form of cancer. The women claim they were not sufficiently informed about the risks of textured Allergan implants, […]

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The Willow breast pump eases some of the worst parts of pumping, for a price

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Yes, this is a breast pump. The Willow is a hands-free, battery powered breast pump that fits inside a nursing bra.Image: Dustin Drankoski / Mashable Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock […]

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