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US FTC asking Apple about health data protection

The US Federal Trade Commission is seeking assurances from Apple Inc that it will prevent sensitive health data collected by its upcoming smartwatch and other mobile devices from being used without owners' consent, two sources told Reuters.


For rural veterans with PTSD, telemedicine may help

For the many veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who don’t have access to a trained mental health care team, connecting with such a team remotely by phone and video chats may help, a new study suggests.


Om...Deepak Chopra releases immersive meditation app

Physician and meditation guru Deepak Chopra has joined forces with DTS Inc to create an app they claim will offer an immersive sound system to create a tranquil environment for meditation that's accessible on the go.


Tracking more than steps in 2014

It's been a year of fitness tracking fever. As more and more wearable trackers emerged, so did new functions that tracked much more than steps, giving way to what can be considered wellness tracking in a larger sense. We're taking a look back.


Majority of young mothers are frequent mobile gamers: survey

If you're struggling to find a present for a mother with school-age kids this year, don't play it safe with a box of chocolates: get her an App Store or Google Play gift card, because chances are she'll need it to buy access to the next level of Candy Crush Saga.


Insuring against crowdfunding fraud

Crowdfunding site Indiegogo is quietly testing an insurance feature that would offer backers financial protection if a successful campaign fails to deliver the goods.


Fewer e-mail checks keep stress in check: study

If you're feeling stressed, put down the mouse and don't click "Inbox."


Smartphone play takes the fun out of leisure time, study finds

Our smartphones supply endless possibilities for entertainment, but a new study shows they can diminish the quality of users' time away from work or school.


New wearable trains good posture and healthy breathing

Thought to be the first wearable that combines breath and posture tracking in one device, Prana is inspired by the idea that good habits in the two domains can lead to stress reduction, improved concentration and even reduced back pain.


Elder-care challenges prompt tech execs to create start-ups, apps

For years, Google Inc's commerce chief, Stephanie Tilenius, held a demanding job and helped oversee the medical care of her parents, an experience that led her to leave the Internet search giant in 2012 and start a company to help patients combat chronic disease.