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This former Apple engineer has analyzed the microbes in his body 600 times — here's what he learned

Most of us would find it off-putting to imagine that there are many trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi living in our body, invisible to the naked eye. But Richard Sprague, a Seattle-based software engineer, has dedicated years of his life — and tested himself hundreds of times — to unravel their mysteries.

Stanford, Apple describe heart study with over 400,000 participants

which is characterized by an irregular heartbeat, often remains hidden because many people don’t experience symptoms. Atrial fibrillation can increase the risk of stroke and heart failure. A paper published online Nov. 1 in the American Heart Journal describes the design of this unique clinical trial, the largest screening study on atrial fibrillation ever done. Enrollment, which was… Read More »

What did journalists overlook about the Apple Watch ‘heart monitor’ feature?

The new Apple Watch heart monitor dominated the health news cycle last week. If you were lucky and spent last week on a secluded beach with no internet access (a girl can dream), you might have missed the news that the new Apple Watch Series 4 includes an FDA-cleared heart monitor function with an electrocardiogram… Read More »