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Sep
2016

Placing a finger over your smartphone flash could soon reveal a low red blood cell count

In a trial with 31 patients, the team found that HemaApp had a 69 percent correlation ...

Diagnosing anemia, a condition defined by low red blood cell count that can represent iron deficiency, is straightforward enough in much of the world. Doctors do so by drawing a blood sample to take stock of hemoglobin levels, the protein found within the blood cells, but in places without such access to health care it often goes undiagnosed. This can lead to dangerous complications that include severe fatigue, heart problems and death. Looking to tackle this problem, scientists have developed an app that accurately measures hemoglobin levels in a patient using the phone's camera and flash, raising the prospect of a low-cost, non-invasive screening tool for the condition.

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Sep
2016

Attention-grabbing moments may help cement memories

If you're trying to memorize something, taking a break to do an activity like THIS could ...

If you're like a lot of people, you likely remember what you were doing when you first heard about the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, or the destruction of the Challenger space shuttle. According to a new study, this is due to memory-enhancing chemicals that are released by the brain during "attention-getting" experiences. Furthermore, it is believed that intentionally triggering the release of those chemicals could help us memorize new things.

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    Sep
    2016

    iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 6s

    Comparing the iPhone 7 with the iPhone 6s

    Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 yesterday. What's come to pass since last year's flagship, the iPhone 6s? While many specs are identical, there are a few standout upgrades and at least one divisive change.

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    Sep
    2016

    Apple’s free app of the week: Blek

    Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Blek. This critically-acclaimed title is an Apple Design Award-Winner, and for the next few days you can get it for free on both iPhone and iPad—a solid savings of $3. The goal in Blek is simple: shape a line that collects all colored […]

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