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Why ‘one app to rule them all’ is not the future of digital health

“One app to rule them all” is a compelling idea if you’re a healthcare giant. In this imagined model, patients flock to one comprehensive user experience for all their healthcare needs, from insurance and scheduling to lab results and disease management. And the healthcare giant, which has developed or acquired its way to market dominance, now has the ability to ... Read More »

Cutting Calories May Improve Your Health Even If You’re Not Trying to Lose Weight

Calorie restriction is typically associated with weight loss. But a growing body of research suggests a lower-calorie diet may bring a range of other health benefits, even for those who aren’t trying to drop pounds. The latest study, published July 11 in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, suggests that cutting just 300 calories a day, while maintaining an otherwise healthy diet, ... Read More »

Indian Twitter users not aware of most tools, micro-blogging platform wants to ‘educate’ people

NEW DELHI: Not many Twitter users in India are aware of how to report abuse or harassment they face on the open communication platform, opting for the wrong way of posting an abusive photo or tweet and then requesting us to take action, says Colin Crowell, Global Vice President of Public Policy of Twitter. There have been several incidents in the recent past where Twitter users in India, ... Read More »

Air pollution affects happiness not just health, scientists find

Air pollution is not just bad for health also makes people unhappy, a new study has shown. Researchers at MIT and the University of Beijing discovered a direct link between the amount of particulates in the air and happiness. Research has previously shown that air pollution is damaging to health, cognitive performance, labor productivity, and educational outcomes. But air pollution ... Read More »

Facebook Says Not Moderating Content Based on ‘Inaccurate’ Information

Facebook has dismissed media reports claiming that thousands of its content moderators rely on inaccurate and disorganised information to determine what content to allow or remove from its platform. Reacting to a report in The New York Times that accused Facebook of being “ad hoc”, “disorganised”, “secretive”, and doing things “on the cheap”, the social media network on Saturday said ... Read More »

Not just antibiotic abuse, corruption, low health spend also fuel superbugs

Superbugs — disease-causing bacteria and micro-organisms resistant to conventional medicines — aren’t caused just by overuse of antibiotics but also by poor sanitation, unsafe water, higher income and education (because these improve access), corruption and low public health spending, even hotter weather, according to a new study. Overuse and misuse of antibiotics have long been believed to fuel antimicrobial resistance ... Read More »

Don’t skip the carbs, Paleo diets are not as healthy as you think

Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday. The findings, published in The Lancet medical journal, challenge a trend in Europe and North America toward so-called Paleo diets that shun carbohydrates in favour of animal protein and fat. Proponents of these ‘Stone ... Read More »

Why You May Continue Eating Lean Red Meat: It’s Not As Bad After All

These days, you never read social media posts or hear cocktail-party chatter in which people rave about their balanced, omnivorous diet. Instead, everyone seems to be following some sort of restrictive diet, whether low-carb, intermittent fasting or vegan/vegetarian. Red meat is about as popular as sugar. But that need not be the case, according to a recent, randomized, controlled trial. ... Read More »

Facebook Says Will Not Remove Fake News, Will Demote It Instead

Facebook has said that it will not remove fake news from its platform because it does not violate its community standards. Instead, it says posts that it deems to be fake news will be “demoted” in the news feed. The social network is currently running an advertising campaign in Britain that declares “fake news is not our friend”. But it said ... Read More »

Do Doctors Know Much About Food And Nutrition? Probably Not!

When Americans hear about a health craze, they may turn to their physician for advice: Will that superfood really boost brain function? Is that supplement okay for me to take? Or they may be interested in food choices because of obesity, malnutrition or the role of diet in chronic disease. But a doctor may not be a reliable source. Experts ... Read More »