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TECH 20 Dec 2013 | 5:03 PM Premium

The cholesterol selfie that could save your life

Cornell University researchers have developed a smartphone camera accessory and app that can snap a person's blood cholesterol levels as quickly and as accurately as a point-of-care device.

TECH 13 Jan 2016 | 12:30 AM Premium

New US diet rule gets mixed response on social media

A new health guideline suggesting people should cut consumption of sugar while increasing intake of meat, coffee and cholesterol-heavy foods drew heated response on social media.

TECH 02 Aug 2018 | 1:00 AM Premium

Overweight kids can slim down using videogames

Obese kids may be able to drop weight with the help of an unlikely aid: videogames.

TECH 19 Jul 2017 | 1:30 AM Premium

Online tool predicts heart risk in young adults

An online calculator may help young people predict their risk of developing heart disease in middle age – in time to make lifestyle changes to minimise their odds of a heart attack or stroke, a US study suggests.

TECH 25 Sep 2015 | 6:00 AM Premium

A text message a day may keep the doctor away

Texting patients regular reminders to do things like eat right, exercise more and smoke less may help them make lifestyle changes linked to a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes, a study suggests.

TECH 02 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM Premium

Biosensor chip under your skin to monitor health

Researchers presented this week a biosensor chip installed beneath the skin that monitors health and medicine dosage all the while communicating the data to a smartphone.