Lenovo Cardio Plus HX03W Affordable Fitness Band With Heart Rate Sensor, Sleep Tracker Launched in India

Lenovo Cardio Plus HX03W Affordable Fitness Band With Heart Rate Sensor, Sleep Tracker Launched in India

HIGHLIGHTS The Lenovo fitness band is priced at Rs. 1,999 It will be available via Amazon India from September 9 It comes with detachable straps with band light adjustment feature Chinese technology company Lenovo on Friday launched the Cardio Plus HX03W smart band with multi-interface options and several health and fitness features in India. The new Lenovo fitness band is priced at Rs. 1,999 and will be available via Amazon India from September 9. It comes with detachable straps with band light adjustment feature, and is IP68 certified for water-resistance up to…

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From 167 to 130, India’s maternal mortality rate down by 22%

From 167 to 130, India’s maternal mortality rate down by 22%

The number of women who die during childbirth in India has come down sharply, with more women now delivering children in hospitals. The maternal mortality rate (MMR) , according to the sample registration system (SRS) data released by the office of Registrar General of India on Wednesday declined to 130 in 2014-16 from 167 in 2011-13 — a significant improvement on a parameter widely used by analysts and developmental economists to rate a country’s progress. MMR is defined as the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. The 22%…

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Apple Watch Users Can Now Enrol in Stanford Irregular Heart Rate Study

Apple Watch Users Can Now Enrol in Stanford Irregular Heart Rate Study

Apple’s trying out something entirely new starting Thursday: a medical study. Apple Watch users are now able to enroll in a new study Apple is conducting with Stanford University School of Medicine, which uses the device’s heart-rate monitor to check for an irregular heart rate. While others have used Apple’s software and devices in medical studies, this is the first time that it’s actually sponsored one itself. The move underscores Apple’s focus on using its products for health care. “Working alongside the medical community, not only can we inform people of certain health…

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iOS 11 Adoption Rate Slower Than Previous Versions, Now on 52 Percent of Devices

iOS 11 Adoption Rate Slower Than Previous Versions, Now on 52 Percent of Devices

HIGHLIGHTS As of November 6, 52 percent of Apple devices running iOS 11 The adoption rate of iOS 10 drops to 38 percent Apple skipped the release of iOS adoption data in October As per official figures, iOS 11’s adoption rate isn’t as strong as previous versions. It is now running on 52 percent of Apple devices – meaning 48 percent of the available hardware is yet to be upgraded. Apple on Tuesday updated its support page for developers with the fresh numbers stating the adoption of iOS 11. The page also reveals that…

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Indian economy to grow at lower rate in 2017-18 due to demonetisation: Paris-based think tank

Indian economy to grow at lower rate in 2017-18 due to demonetisation: Paris-based think tank

Indian economy is projected to grow at a lower than expected rate of 6.7 per cent this fiscal due to the “transitory effects” of demonetisation and the GST implementation, according to Paris-based think tank OECD. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has also revised downwards its estimate for the country’s growth in next financial year (2018-19) to 7.2 per cent. For this period, the GDP expansion was pegged at 7.7 per cent in June. In 2017-18, India’s growth is forecast to be 6.7 per cent compared to June…

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Men, take note: Bariatric surgery may reduce your fertility rate

Men, take note: Bariatric surgery may reduce your fertility rate

Men undergoing bariatric surgery may be at increased risk of sperm aberrations and lower fertility rates despite improvements in weight, androgen levels and sexual quality of life. Researchers discussed the possible impact of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) on male reproductive capability. Previous research suggested that weight loss through bariatric surgery can help combat premature ageing. The team compared the long-term effects of weight loss following RYGB among a group of sexually active men attempting to conceive with a partner to the semen parameters and fertility of obese men who did not…

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Why Men Stalk Women? You Could Blame it on Their Heart Rate

Why Men Stalk Women? You Could Blame it on Their Heart Rate

Stalking is a problem that unfortunately most women have experienced at least in some point in their lives. Several movies, TV series and documentaries have narrated horrific incidences of stalking to bring to light the seriousness of the issue. While such a behaviour is believed to be a psychological problem, a recent study now draws link to the heart rate of men. According to researchers at the Sam Houston State University in Texas, US, men with low resting heart rate were at significantly greater risk of engaging in a variety of…

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US Cancer Death Rate Drops 25 Percent Since 1991

US Cancer Death Rate Drops 25 Percent Since 1991

The cancer death rate in the United States has dropped 25 percent from a peak in 1991, mainly due to a steady decline in smoking and advances in early detection and treatment of tumors, new research released Thursday shows. The rate decrease means there were about 2.1 million fewer deaths between 1991 and 2014, according to an annual report by the American Cancer Society (ACS). “The continuing drops in the cancer death rate are a powerful sign of the potential we have to reduce cancer’s deadly toll,” ACS chief medical…

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U.S. Breast Cancer Deaths Drop; Rate Among White Women Falls Most

U.S. Breast Cancer Deaths Drop; Rate Among White Women Falls Most

U.S. death rates from breast cancer have dropped, although the decline was still greater among white women than black women, according to a study released Thursday. From 2010 to 2014, there were approximately 41,000 deaths each year from breast cancer, the second-most deadly cancer for women after lung cancer, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. While total death rates dropped during the five-year period, the decline was greater for white women at 1.9 percent per year compared with 1.5 percent per year for black women, the study…

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High Resting Heart Rate Tied to African American Heart Failure Risk

High Resting Heart Rate Tied to African American Heart Failure Risk

For African Americans, a high resting heart rate may indicate greater risk of death or hospitalization with heart failure, a recent analysis finds. This had already been shown in studies that mostly involved white participants, but it wasn’t clear if the same was true in the black community, researchers write in JAMA Cardiology. “Resting” heart rate is measured when a person is sitting or lying down, calm and moving as little as possible. For a person who isn’t ill, a heart rate anywhere between 60 and 100 beats per minute…

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