What diabetes is revealing about the benefits and risks of personal medicine connected to the internet
A blood glucose control system with the help of a smartphone and a meter that is fixed to the skin. Ute Grabowsky | Photothek | Getty Images The internet of things to remote monitor and manage common health issues has been growing steadily, led by diabetes patients. About one out of every 10 Americans, or […]
Can shift work affect brain health?
A recent meta-analysis investigated whether performing shift work is associated with brain health, specifically, adverse cognitive health effects. Shift work, which generally describes working outside the range of 7:00am and 6:00pm, is an increasingly common phenomenon in today’s workforce.1,2 It can be very beneficial for society and the economy, as it allows for services to be […]
Rising oil prices could hit cigarette demand as smokers pay more at the pump
A pack of Marlboro cigarettes. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Rising prices at the gas pump will likely hurt cigarette demand as smokers have less cash to spend on impulse purchases while filling up, according to a new report from Barclays. The Russian war in Ukraine has driven prices for oil higher in […]