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Feeling poorly? The app will see you now
London-based Babylon Health says its artificial intelligence technology, in tests, has outperformed most physicians in assessing disease symptoms, throwing down a challenge to doctors, some of whom doubt its true abilities.
Kids' apps may have a lot more ads than you think
(Reuters Health) - Those cute little apps your child plays with are most likely flooded with ads - some of which are totally age-inappropriate, researchers have found.
New health insurer policy may mean you pay for your ER visit
(Reuters Health) - While symptoms like chest or belly pain might reasonably drive you to the emergency room with worries about a heart attack or appendicitis, your insurance company might decide not to pay if it turns out your fears were unfounded, a new study suggests.
For U.S. patients, access to medical records often difficult and costly
(Reuters Health) - Getting access to your own medical records might be a lot harder than you think, a new study suggests. Even the top-ranked U.S. hospitals can make records requests arduous, according to the study published in JAMA Network Open.
Why smog should not be your excuse to skip workouts
(Reuters Health) - Even when traffic fumes permeate the air, it's still better for your heart if you get outside and exercise than if you spend all day sitting inside, a recent study suggests.
Berlin responds to crayfish plague: If you can't beat them, eat them
North American crayfish that spilled en masse onto Berlin streets last summer will soon be appearing in the city's restaurants after its government authorized fishermen to remove them from public ponds.
Survival after cardiac arrest may depend on which EMS agency shows up
(Reuters Health) - Whether you survive a cardiac arrest may depend, at least in part, on which emergency medical services agency shows up to treat you, a new study suggests.
Bug business: Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to crunch waste
In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as they devour food scraps by the tonne in a novel form of urban waste disposal.
Your health app could be sharing your medical data
(Reuters Health) - That nifty new health app you downloaded to your phone to keep track of your meds might be sharing your information with a host of unrelated companies, some of which have nothing to do with healthcare, a new study finds.
Researchers discover how sleep helps the body fight germs
(Reuters Health) - It looks like your mother was right: when you've got a cold, sleep may be the best medicine.
Teen sexting may be more common than you think
(Reuters Health) - At least one in four teens are receiving sexually explicit texts and emails, and at least one in seven are sending sexts, a new study suggests.
Apple Watch, using Aetna client data, wants to help you be healthy
CVS Health Corp's health insurer Aetna on Tuesday said it is working with Apple Inc on a new health app for Apple Watches that uses an individual's medical history to set personalized health goals.
Ambulances show up faster in wealthy U.S. neighborhoods
(Reuters Health) - Where you live in the United States may affect how quickly an ambulance shows up after a 911 call, a large new study finds.