Italian court rules mobile phones can cause head tumors

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Despite research results to the contrary, judges determine that prolonged use has this health risk. An Italian court passed a ruling that prolonged mobile phone use can lead to head tumors. This, despite the vast amount of scientific evidence showing that there is no evidence to support that claim. Last week, judges in a Turin court of appeal upheld a lower court’s 2017 ruling. The 2017 case involved a man who suffered acoustic nerve neurinoma, which is a benign form, but that is nonetheless disabling. The ruling was upheld based…

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Withings ScanWatch combines two heart health monitoring technologies

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The new smartwatch won’t be available to consumers until it receives its FDA approval. The new Withings ScanWatch has been unveiled, revealing a wearable device that brings together two important types of health monitoring tech. The first is a form that detects atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm condition. The second measures oxygen levels in the blood while the wearer is asleep, which can help in sleep apnea detection. These two types of health monitor can help wearers to spot the presence of difficult to detect conditions. The Withings ScanWatch uses…

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Google’s AI breast cancer detection is more accurate than human doctors

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The tech giant has developed an artificial intelligence system that may improve diagnosis accuracy. Google says it has developed an AI breast cancer detection system with greater accuracy than is available through human doctors. Research testing the system’s accuracy was created by way of an important partnership. The AI breast cancer detection system’s accuracy was verified through a test created in a collaboration between Google and cancer researchers. The study’s outcomes were published in the peer-reviewed Nature journal. The tech giant’s artificial intelligence program was designed to use data from…

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iPhone Night Shift may be keeping you awake, not helping you sleep

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New research shows smartphone blue light filters may be doing more harm than good. The iPhone Night Shift feature meant to help reduce evening eye strain and make sure blue light doesn’t inhibit sleep may not be working as hoped, according to new research results. Blue light filters have become very common among iOS and Android device users. Apple first launched the iPhone Night Shift feature in January 2016. It was meant to decrease the amount of blue light emitted by a device screen. The idea was to decrease eye…

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New iPhone parental controls help take action against digital addictions

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These options help parents limit kids’ access to text, calls, and FaceTime in meaningful ways. A new Apple iOS update has boosted iPhone parental controls to help enhance security and reduce the risk of kids’ phone addiction. The update provides parents with a full range of additional tools to apply to their kids phone use. Along with the release of the iOS 13.3 came a slew of new iPhone parental controls. These include a number of first time options. These include setting limits regarding to whom their kids can talk…

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