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Monitoring Heart Rhythm With Smartphone App May Help Atrial Fibrillation Patients Take Blood-Thinning Drugs As Needed

Monitoring heart rhythm using a smartphone app may help atrial fibrillation patients limit daily blood-thinner intake. Positive clinical results were seen after 18 months.

Medicine May 8, 2016

British Astronaut Tim Peake Feared Being Stranded In Space Due To Worsening Russia-UK Relations

British astronaut Tim Peake once feared being abandoned at the International Space Station. Such worry cropped up with the possibility that the conflict between Russia and the UK will worsen.

Space May 7, 2016

US Bans Sales Of E-Cigarettes, Cigars To Minors

The U.S. FDA has banned the sales of e-cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products to minors. The new regulations aims to curb teenage smoking problems all across the nation.

Public Health May 7, 2016

Age, Gender Affect Amount Of Sleep You Get, Smartphone Data Reveals

Age and gender are some of the top factors that may affect the amount of sleep, a new study has found. Nationality and other societal and cultural factors were also found to play roles.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2016

Lake Maracaibo In Venezuela Is World's Lightning Capital

Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela has just been hailed as the lightning capital of the world. The weather and other features of the lake make it prone to lightning almost every day of the year.

Earth/Environment May 4, 2016

Promoting Abstinence Not Effective In Preventing HIV Transmission

Promoting abstinence and fidelity is ineffective in preventing HIV transmission, a new study has found. Experts think the government should allot these PEPFAR programs to other more effective strategies against HIV/AIDS.

Public Health May 4, 2016

Half Of All Teens Struggle From Phone Addiction: Here's How Parents Can Help

Half of teens are addicted to their cell phones, a new study has found. Parents can help their kids combat addiction in various ways, including being a good example and promoting balance of gadget use.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2016

'Biggest Loser' Study Reveals Why It Is Difficult To Keep Weight Off

A study among 'The Biggest Loser' contestants revealed why it is hard to maintain weight loss. Among the factors identified in the study include slow metabolism and poor metabolic adaptation.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2016

Tweaked Drake Equation Hints Earth Not The First Intelligent Civilization In The Universe

Astronomers who tweaked the Drake equation suggest that humans may not be the first intelligent civilization in the universe. What did their analysis show?

Space May 3, 2016

Frenchman Sets New World Record For Farthest Hoverboard Flight

A Frenchman was able to break the Guinness World Record for the farthest hoverboard flight. The man is also behind the company that made his winning aircraft called Flyboard Air.

Gadgets May 2, 2016

Cancer Drug Prices Up By 600 Percent: What Drives Increase In Medication Costs?

The prices of cancer drugs administered orally have increased over the past decade and a half. The reason for the price hike is not clearly identified, but analysts have determined some possible causes.

Medicine May 2, 2016

One Third Of Kids With Autism Wander Away From Safe Environments

One third of kids diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders were found to wander more out of a safe place. The study call for more strategies to ensure safety of these kids at all times.

Public Health May 2, 2016

Tailless Comet Manx Holds Clue To Evolution Of Solar System

Tailless comet recently discovered by astronomers may hold clues to the evolution of the solar system. Comets are known to have valuable information about the origins of the solar system's objects and this new discovery is no exception.

Space May 1, 2016

Male Sex Hormone May Help Treat Diabetes

Male sex hormone testosterone may help treat diabetes, a new study has found. The findings may help pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2016

Tim Peake Successfully Drives Remote Robot On Earth From ISS

British astronaut Tim Peake was able to successfully drive a robotic rover on Earth from the ISS. Despite some glitches, he was able to fulfill the mission, giving hope to the future of space exploration.

Space April 30, 2016

Apple To Extract Data From iPhone 6 Of Florida Teen Lost At Sea

Apple is set to extract data from the iPhone 6 of missing Florida teen to provide evidence related to the case. The retrieved phone may hold clues as to how the teens got lost at sea in 2015.

Apple April 30, 2016

Science Museum Receives $14.5 Million From NASA To Promote Space Science

NASA has partnered with the Science Museum of Minnesota to create programs that will inspire the next generation of scientists. The agency gave $14.5 million for the museum to lead the endeavor.

Space April 30, 2016

Peppermint Tea May Help Boost Long And Short-Term Memory

Peppermint tea may help enhance mood and memory, a new study has found. Experts say that compared to chamomile, which has calming effects, peppermint tea provides more alertness and cognition to people, especially in older adults.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2016

Massachusetts Senate Approves To Raise Minimum Age For Buying Cigarettes, Other Tobacco Products

Massachusetts Senate approved a bill raising the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21. The bill garnered a 32-2 vote, putting it a step closer to implementation.

Public Health April 29, 2016

Humanoid Robot Dives To Find King Louis XIV's Wrecked Ship And Treasures

A humanoid robot diver was able to find King Louis XIV's wrecked ship and obtain treasures. The robot mermaid named OceanOne showed promise for the future of deep sea exploration and research.

Robotics April 29, 2016

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