• Liquorice pills can interfere with other medication

    3 monthes ago - By Daily Mail

    Liquorice pills are said to reduce hot flushes by 80% and reduce bone thinning. But a new Illinois study found they can interfere with the way the liver processes other drugs and may be harmful.
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  • Fitbit May Have a New Way To Detect an Irregular Heartbeat

    Fitbit May Have a New Way To Detect an Irregular Heartbeat

    3 monthes ago - By Time

    When a 42-year-old patient came to Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in New Jersey to be treated after a seizure last year, doctors were able to identify exactly when his heart rate began to spike by looking at his Fitbit fitness tracker. It let doctors know he'd only been in a-fib for a few hours-well within the window necessary to employ a procedure that brought his heart back into rhythm before sending him home.
    As a side perk, it's already paying dividends, but Fitbit hopes to make its activity monitors even more useful in situations like these. The company is researching ways in...
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