NHS gives Amazon free use of health data under Alexa advice deal

 Details of contract agreed by the health secretary, Matt Hancock, came to light after FoI request. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images Amazon has been given free access to healthcare information collected by the NHS as part of a contract with the government. The material, which excludes patient data, could allow the multinational technology company to make, advertise […]

Why Your Ponytail Gives You A Headache

The ponytail has long been a stylish and convenient hairdo. But it can also be a real pain. Studies have suggested that repeated ponytail wear can cause alopecia, and the style has been at the center of a few viralhair controversies (and humorous gaffes). In 2018, singer Ariana Grande confessed that her iconic high ponytail leaves her in “constant pain.” Grande’s […]

8 Essential Oils With Serious Skin Benefits

Although essential oils have roots in ancient beauty rituals, their popularity continues to skyrocket—especially for those seeking natural skincare ingredients. Many come bearing bold claims, too: From soothing dry skin to reducing signs of aging, it’s easy to believe the fragrant little bottles are a skincare (and maybe even life?) cure-all. However, in many cases, […]

Cancer survivors report an information gap in treatment side effects

Cancer treatments can save lives, but they also often cause a range of side effects. A recent patient survey in the United States has revealed how people feel about these effects and the information gaps that currently exist. Share on PinterestA new patient survey reveals the information needs of people receiving cancer treatment. About one-third of people […]

What to know about positional headaches

A positional headache is a type of headache that usually occurs when sitting or standing up and goes away fairly shortly after lying down. Positional headaches are also known as orthostatic, postural, and low pressure headaches. Leaks of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are often the cause of positional headaches, but several other conditions can cause them. These […]

Want To Know Your Risk Of Obesity, Diabetes Problems? Here Is A Calculator

A new calculator developed by a team from The Cleveland Clinic can help calculate the risk of … [+] © 2014 BLOOMBERG FINANCE LP It’s not clear when you can say, “there’s an app for that,” because Apple has apparently trademarked the phrase. But now there’s an app to help determine whether to undergo weight-loss surgery. It […]

These 3 factors predict a child’s chance of obesity in adolescence (and no, it’s not just their weight)

Three simple factors can predict whether a child is likely to be overweight or obese by the time they reach adolescence: the child’s body mass index (BMI), the mother’s BMI and the mother’s education level, according to our new research. The study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, found these three factors predicted whether children […]

Do AI Skin Apps Actually Work? I Tested Out 5 & Here’s What I Found

Artificial Intelligence is already a force to be reckoned with in business, security, the financial sector, and more. But now it’s beginning to make its way into other industries, including beauty. Over the past few years, a number of AI apps and websites have popped up, all claiming to help you self-diagnose your skin when […]

Trump’s self-destructive diet: Psychiatrist says unhealthy food choices may affect his mental health

President Donald Trump’s well-documented eating habits are far from what a nutritionist would deem ideal. The most powerful man in the world often skips breakfast. When he does eat the most important meal of the day, he opts for bacon, McDonald’s Egg McMuffins or “made in the USA” cereals high in sugar. When Trump visits McDonald’s for lunch or dinner, […]