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1st @fitbit, then @Nike: Wearable tech devices hit another bump in the road: lati.ms/w81Es #LATFit
Might be the next big thing in tech, but did Nike Fuelband, Fitbit et al outpace demand, rush products? lat.ms/1nEdD2s #LATfit
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Who is most sleep-deprived in America? Black teenage boys. @AmerAcadPeds lat.ms/1hpPqvU
Two injectable drugs seem like promising ways to PREVENT migraines. Story by @marymacvean lat.ms/1lJ9hKp
Cardiologists warn of a drug can cause heart attacks, stroke and arrhythmia: MARIJUANA (medical or otherwise). lat.ms/1mIVumI
Things @US_FDA will NOT do about e-ecigarettes: ban kid-friendly flavorings (like chocolate) or restrict TV ads: lat.ms/1jVtk2K
The @US_FDA says it will regulate e-cigarettes, starting with ban on sales to minors & health warnings. lat.ms/1jVtk2K
This new @US_FDA warning on corticosteroid injections for back pain show dangers of using drugs off-label. lat.ms/Qz8E8k
The @US_FDA warns that corticosteriod injections to treat back pain can have serious side effects, like death. lat.ms/Qz8E8k
More progress with gene therapy. This time, it's used to make cochlear implants work better in deaf guinea pigs. lat.ms/1hkZeXV
69% support for contraception coverage in Obamacare sounds high, but dental care, colonoscopies were more popular. lat.ms/1kZ47av
Men, take note: Pretty much any type of pain is a turn-off to females (mice). What helped? Not Viagra, but Lyrica. lat.ms/1nnhWSu
69% of Americans support "controversial" Obamacare rule requiring health providers to cover birth control: lat.ms/1kZ47av
Pain isn't just painful, it kills libido in females. Shockingly, it has no such effect on males. lat.ms/1nnhWSu
Study in @JAMAInternalMed aims to quantify the anxiety felt by women after a false-positive mammogram: lat.ms/1f0P4x4
Nike lays off FuelBand team, exits wearable device market, report says: lati.ms/vZDwu #LATFit
From the Dept. of Unintended Consequences: When chocolate milk is removed from schools, more white milk is wasted. lat.ms/1r5Fed1
When it comes to the long-term consequences of bullying, depression & anxiety are just the tip of the iceberg. lat.ms/RvRyc6
Therapeutic cloning was going to be the "next big thing" in regenerative medicine. But times have changed. lat.ms/1qW6Hj7
Negative effects of bullying don't end in childhood. Not by a long shot. lat.ms/RvRyc6
When "free" actually means "really expensive": When describing prescription drug samples, @Stanford study says. lat.ms/1gBM9FZ
Think those free drug samples you get from your doctor are saving you money? Think again, @JAMADerm study says lat.ms/1gBM9FZ
PROGRESS: 13 of 41 vegetative patients had signs of consciousness in PET scans. 1 yr later, 9 of 13 had improved. lat.ms/1jKUCug
Another risk of obesity: Rise in BMI before or in early pregnancy is REALLY bad news for baby. @JAMA_current lat.ms/1gB8hAm
California is first U.S. state to set drinking water standards for chromium 6, carcinogen of "Erin Brockovich" fame lat.ms/1hJY2Os