Withings ScanWatch review: health-tracking watch with 30-day battery

You can also manually take an ECG by activating it in the menu and then placing your hand over half of the watch for 30 seconds while sitting still. An ECG is used to spot irregular rhythms in your heart rate and is becoming an increasingly common feature in high-end smartwatches where it is useful […]

Could reopening schools spare US kids from depression epidemic? Mental health problems grew by 35% and suicide attempts doubled during lockdown in China

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Scott Atlas, pandemic adviser to Trump, slammed by Stanford health experts

Atlas has spoken in favor of herd immunity through infection as a way to reopen the economy and schools, according to a Washington Post report, and downplayed the risk of the virus to young people. Both approaches have been roundly criticized by health experts.

Weekly Bytes | Apple’s eye-tracking technology, Microsoft ending Flash Player support and more

Apple is developing new eye-tracking technologyApple has filed a patent which indicates its developing new eye-tracking technology for Apple Glass, AppleInsider reported. The patent application is titled, “Method and Device for Eye Tracking Using Event Camera Data.” The tech giant is developing a solution, where the eye tracking system will require lower processing power to […]

Coronavirus pandemic taking much bigger mental health toll on young adults compared to older adults, survey finds

The results are surprising because people who are considered most at risk normally report more mental health symptoms, and older adults are more likely to become seriously ill from the coronavirus, said Tom Smith, who has directed NORC’s General Social Survey since 1980. The numbers also contrast with stories about some younger people gathering for […]

Demi Lovato, Marshmello aim to remove mental health stigma with ‘OK Not to Be OK’

Ahead of the release of the song, Marshmello addressed the true intention behind the song to Zane Lowe on Apple Music, and was quoted saying, “I think it’s just such an important subject. I think a lot of people, about negative feelings and negative thoughts that are affecting them are kind of scared to bring […]

Advocates want COVID-19 health monitor for Louisiana prisons

Vanessa Spinazola, executive director of the Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana, said Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc could do more releases under his existing legal authority, without needing the furlough review panel he created earlier this year. She described the review process enacted as unnecessarily restrictive.

One-Third of Finns Have Downloaded the Country’s New Covid-19 Tracking App

Previously, Norway’s Smittestopp (“Stop infection”), one of the first national coronavirus contacts-tracing apps to be launched in Europe, was suspended after the country’s data protection watchdog raised concerns that the software poses a disproportionate threat to user privacy, including by continuously uploading people’s location. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) agreed to delete user […]

Tokyo governor Koike says coronavirus situation improving, 2021 Games on track

Koike has at times clashed with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on how to tackle the epidemic. She has urged citizens to limit contact and movement while Abe’s administration pushed a domestic travel campaign aimed at propping up regional economies.

With COVID-19 receding, we the patients must fix health care

This year, the average American family of four will expend $28,653 on health care, making it the most expensive item on household budgets, more costly than a home mortgage. As for getting care when you need it, wait times to see a primary doctor for a non-COVID-19 problem now exceed the pre-COVID-19 delay of more […]