New technology puts health care in palm of your hand

Jan 8, 2016

New technology puts health care in palm of your hand

The management of your health care is moving increasingly to the palm of your hand — with new smartphone-enabled technology and wearable sensors that examine, diagnose and even treat many conditions and ailments. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas saw the debut of ...

Sep 11, 2015

Salt, sex and booze: Lifestyle killers on the rise

The number of people worldwide whose deaths were tied to avoidable health risks like high blood pressure and smoking has shot up by almost 23 percent since 1990, researchers said Friday. According to results published in British journal The Lancet, scientists concluded that a ...

Empress showing signs of possible heart disease

Jul 30, 2015

Empress showing signs of possible heart disease

Empress Michiko has shown possible symptoms of heart disease in an electrocardiogram examination and will undergo a more detailed exam next month, the Imperial Household Agency said. The 80-year-old Empress started complaining of chest pain around late June. Given her possible symptoms of coronary ...

Hand grip is telltale of heart's health: study

May 14, 2015

Hand grip is telltale of heart's health: study

Testing people’s hand strength could be a simple, low-cost way to screen them for the risk of heart attack or stroke, The Lancet reported on Thursday. Canadian-led researchers carried out a large-scale probe into evidence that a firm hand grip is a rough yet ...

Culprit in heart disease goes beyond meat's fat

Apr 9, 2013

Culprit in heart disease goes beyond meat's fat

The fat and cholesterol found in a steak may not be the only components bad for the heart, according to researchers who have found another substance in red meat that can clog the arteries. The substance is called carnitine, and as bacteria in the ...