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Fitness Tracker Data Clued Man In on His Lyme Disease

Signaling how the trackers could serve as a 'check-engine light' for health

(Newser) - In mid-2015, researchers studying fitness trackers counted 500 different devices on the market. They ended up having 60 participants, including the lead researcher, wear up to 7 devices every day for as long as 11 months, and then analyzed the more than two million data points they'd collected. Reporting... More »

Health Reform Side Effect: Free Birth Control?

Does contraception count as preventative care?

(Newser) - Here's the next big dogfight over health care reform: Whether the federal government is obligated to provide free birth control to American women. A panel will next month decide what falls under preventative care, and if contraception is determined to fit the bill, under Obamacare the feds must foot the... More »

Breast Cancer Death in Blacks Linked to Genes

Advocates now worry environmental, social factors will be ignored

(Newser) - The higher risk of death from breast cancer for black women may depend more on differences of biology than environmental factors, the Baltimore Sun reports. Research shows that black women are up to 49% more likely to die from the disease than white women, even when patients receive the same... More »

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