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New Apple Watch accessory monitors heart rhythms

The FDA will allow you to wear your heart monitor on your sleeve. The Food and Drug Administration approved an Apple Watch accessory that will monitor your electrocardiogram right from your wrist. The AliveCor Kardiaband EKG reader has been approved by the FDA as the …

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Climate change might affect people’s personalities

Temperatures could play a key role in shaping the personalities of people and, if scientists are correct, climate change could have a major effect on the traits humans develop. A new study suggests that personalities are shaped by the temperatures of the areas where people are raised and …

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People are living longer but less-healthy lives

Overall life expectancy is increasing but health quality seems to be decreasing in people’s later years, according to a new report. The study from the U.K. Longevity Center on aging and population is warning that retired adults are spending many of their golden years in poor health and …

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Man has 200 coins, 100 nails and more removed from stomach

An Indian man complaining of stomach pains was found to have approximately 15 pounds of foreign metal objects in his stomach. Maksud Khan of Satna, Madhya Pradesh in India, arrived at the hospital experiencing stomach pains that doctors presumed was food poisoning, but an endoscopy revealed the …

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Babies feel hugs down to their genes

Hug your baby — or else. A new study shows that the amount of close and comforting contact infants get from their caregivers impacts children at the molecular level. And — no surprise — less isn’t more when it comes to such contact and good health. …

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