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Using smart watches to monitor your heart could do more harm than good

Fitness trackers like the Apple Watch now allow you to detect heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation. That’s not always a good thing, says doctor Margaret McCartney Technology | Comment 17 July 2019 Josie Ford By Margaret McCartney SELF-EMPOWERED, self-motivated, self-aware: we have got used to the idea that more knowledge about our health is… Read More »

Animal Study Suggests Ritalin Won't Harm the Heart

Print this page WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 — Ritalin, a widely used stimulant drug to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), likely poses no risk of heart damage in children, new research in monkeys suggests. The findings are “very reassuring,” said the study’s principal investigator, Dr. Steven Lipshultz. Each year, more than 1.8 million children in the… Read More »