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Starbucks’ new Frappuccinos have a terrifying calorie count

Starbucks’ new Frappuccinos have a terrifying calorie count

Starbucks is back with two new Frappuccino drinks for summer, and while they're no doubt tasty, you'd be well-advised to consult the nutrition label before indulging. Called the Ultra Caramel and Triple Mocha Frappuccinos, both are layered, blended beverages offering the maker's coffee with a variety of sweet (and salty) ingredients for a proper desert.

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Nokia’s Digital Health division finds a familiar buyer

Nokia’s Digital Health division finds a familiar buyer

It isn't exactly a secret that Nokia's Digital Health division hasn't been doing so well lately. For the past few months, we've been hearing whispers of a potential sale, with some well-known names like Nest said to be interested in acquiring Nokia's health-focused assets. Today, Nokia revealed that it will indeed be selling off its Digital Health business, and the buyer it has found is a familiar one.

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Vaping doesn’t impact gut bacteria like smoking: study

Vaping doesn’t impact gut bacteria like smoking: study

A new study has found that non-smokers and individuals who "vape" have the same gut bacteria. However, smokers -- people who smoke traditional tobacco cigarettes -- have disrupted microbiome, according to the study. The revelation highlights another potential benefit found in switching from traditional to tobacco-less cigarettes, though from a health standpoint, quitting altogether remains ideal.

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Researchers develop dyed contacts to correct color blindness

Researchers develop dyed contacts to correct color blindness

Researchers have developed contact lenses that use dye to help correct color blindness. The process involves a low-cost rhodamine derivative non-toxic dye, potentially opening the door for inexpensive solutions compared to existing glasses alternatives. Initial tests with color blind individuals have been performed and were promising, and now patient studies are in the pipeline.

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Fitbit and Google team to use machine learning on your fitness data

Fitbit and Google team to use machine learning on your fitness data

Fitbit and Google are teaming up on health, aiming to make it easier to combine individual exercise data with electronic medical records for a smarter take on fitness and chronic conditions. The deal will see Fitbit use Google's Cloud Healthcare API to funnel the everyday movement and workout data gathered by its wearables into owners' patient profiles.

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This big Fitbit deal cuts Ionic, Alta HR & more for one day only

This big Fitbit deal cuts Ionic, Alta HR & more for one day only

If you've been looking for an excuse to get active, Amazon's daily deals might have the answer, with a one-day promotion for several Fitbit fitness bands and smartwatch models. The company's Alta, Alta HR, Charge 2, Flyer, and Ionic are all up for grabs, with up to $50 savings depending on which model you want to strap to your wrist.

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Dark chocolate may reduce stress levels and improve mood: study

Dark chocolate may reduce stress levels and improve mood: study

It's no secret that chocolate can offer comfort in times of stress, but new research indicates its benefits extend beyond making someone feel better. The study looked at dark chocolate specifically and found that consuming certain types of it, assuming it has enough cacao, can have a positive effect on the consumer's stress levels. The benefits continue from there, though, also impacting memory, immunity, and more.

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Google Maps tool helps public find drug take-back locations

Google Maps tool helps public find drug take-back locations

Google has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration to help combat the nation's opioid crisis. Thanks to this partnership, anyone with unneeded prescription pills will be able to easily find a place to recycle them using Google Maps. The company has created a locator tool that enables anyone to search for and find a take-back location for dropping off prescriptions drugs.

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Scientists discover new DNA structure called i-motif

Scientists discover new DNA structure called i-motif

Scientists have discovered a new DNA structure that is inside human cells and have dubbed the structure "i-motif." I-motif resembles a twisted knot of DNA rather than the double helix were all learned about in school. This type of DNA had been suggested by previous lab work, but this is the first time that i-motif has been directly observed in living cells.

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Philips’ Somneo Connected lamp is an air critic for your bedroom

Philips’ Somneo Connected lamp is an air critic for your bedroom

Philips is obsessed with LEDs, and its new sleep-promoting Somneo Connected lamp pairs them with a smartphone app for not only tracking but improving your bedtime experience. Latest in the company's range of therapeutic light systems, it's a nightstand lamp and alarm clock with a sensor surprise on the back.

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CDC: E. coli infections from romaine lettuce are spreading

CDC: E. coli infections from romaine lettuce are spreading

The Centers for Disease Control has updated its report on E. coli infections resulting from romaine lettuce, revealing that illnesses have appeared in new states and include additional hospitalizations. According to the update, five more states have reported cases of E. coli, and a total of nine more hospitalizations have been reported. Of those hospitalizations, two resulted in kidney failure.

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This implant creates an artificial mole when cancer is detected

This implant creates an artificial mole when cancer is detected

Diagnosing cancer early enough to effectively treat it is difficult, but a new early warning system could change that. Researchers with ETH Zurich have developed a bio-implant that creates an artificial mole when it detects one of four types of cancer. The system works by detecting calcium levels in the blood; high levels for a prolonged period of time indicate a tumor may be growing somewhere in the body.

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