Overweight & Obesity

Lockdowns made taming obesity even tougher, study shows

(HealthDay)—People struggling with obesity fared poorly during the COVID-19 lockdowns earlier this year, with their weight-control plans flying off the rails as they coped with the stress of the global pandemic, two new ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Marine training may take more mental than physical grit

The United States military has a constant need for service members who can serve in elite and specialized military units, such as the Marine Corps. However, because the training courses for these forces are so rigorous, the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tests expand on whether wearables could predict coronavirus

Research is expanding into whether wearable devices such as an Apple Watch or Fitbit could track a person with coronavirus or the flu, or perhaps detect and even predict the onset of disease in a wearer.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Jakarta imposes partial lockdown as virus cases surge

Soldiers and police hit the streets of Indonesia's capital Jakarta Friday to enforce its toughest virus measures yet as infections surge and critics warn of a looming public-health disaster.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Big problems' in China response to virus: HRW

Human Rights Watch on Thursday accused China of suppressing criticism of its response to the deadly novel coronavirus and said it had made the outbreak worse.

Cardiology

Can an Apple Watch tell if you had a heart attack?

An electrocardiogram (ECG) generated by the Apple Watch series 4 or 5 could potentially be used to diagnose a heart attack when a specific method of obtaining the ECG is used and the results are reviewed by a specialist. ...

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