Privacy groups warn of perils in smartwatches for kids

Smartwatches designed to help parents keep tabs on children could create privacy and security risks, activist and consumer groups said Wednesday as they called for probes by regulators.

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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A common herbal medicine may cause liver cancer mutations

A compound found in some plants used in traditional medicine has been linked to a 78 per cent of cases of liver cancer in hospitals in Taiwan

10 hours ago from Newscientist

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U.S. FDA approves Gilead cancer gene therapy; price set at $373,000

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators approved on Wednesday a new therapy for a type of lymphoma, which was developed by Gilead Science Inc's Kite Pharma, marking the second approval for this potentially ...

6 hours ago from Reuters

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Dutch courage—Alcohol improves foreign language skills

A new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool, Maastricht University and King's College London, shows that bilingual speakers' ...

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Gene therapy can cure lameness in horses, research finds

Injecting DNA into injured horse tendons and ligaments can cure lameness, new research involving scientists at Kazan Federal University, Moscow State Academy and The University of Nottingham ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Self-harming has risen dramatically among UK teenage girls

In every 10,000 teenage girls in the UK, more than 37 have self-harmed. The large rise in rates of self-harming may be due to stress or mental health problems

6 hours ago from Newscientist

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Study suggests dangers in blood transfusions between men and women

Traditionally the sex of a blood donor has been considered irrelevant when giving a blood transfusion, but a compelling study is raising new concerns suggesting blood transfusions delivered ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Gizmag

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Rare cancer linked with textured breast implants may be underreported, misunderstood

A rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the risks associated with the procedure, according to a group of Penn State ...

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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New study discovers mushrooms can be as satiating as meat when protein levels are matched

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then mushrooms may be one of the most imperative ingredients. A new study on satiety published in the October issue of the journal Appetite ...

21 minutes ago from Medical Xpress

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Walking below minimum recommended levels linked to lower mortality risk compared to inactivity

A new study concludes that walking has the potential to significantly improve the public's health. It finds regular walking, even if not meeting the minimum recommended levels, is associated ...

21 minutes ago from Medical Xpress

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