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Apple health data used in murder trial

Apple health data used in murder trial

Technology
Health data has provided crucial evidence at a trial in Germany, in which a refugee is accused of rape and murder.Apple's Health App accurately records steps and has been pre-installed on the iPhone 6S and newer models.Data suggesting the suspect was climbing stairs could correlate to him dragging his victim down a riverbank and climbing back up, police said.The accused - Hussein K - has admitted his guilt but disputed some details.The 19-year-old medical student Maria Ladenburger was murdered in October 2016 and the trial - at the district court in Freiburg - started in September.Ms Ladenburger was raped and drowned in the River Dresiam.The suspect - identified by a hair found at the scene of the crime - refused to provide police with the PIN code to his phone so investigating officers tu...
Study shows streams are reliable indicators of a region's environmental health

Study shows streams are reliable indicators of a region's environmental health

Science
Dec. 29 (UPI) -- New research shows streams are stable and reliable indicators of a region's ecological and environmental health.However, scientists found methods for stream monitoring must be improved and standardized in order for researchers to tap into the water's value as an indicator.An environmental or ecological indicator is a species, population or landscape feature that offers scientists a general predictive measure of the health of plants, animals and natural systems within an ecosystem or region.The latest research -- detailed this week in the journal Ecology Letters -- shows streams can be used to measure the impact of farming practices, land-use changes and other human impacts on a region's environmental health.Stream health can also be used to predict the risk of environmenta...
The Hangover Cures Health Editors, Experts, and Influencers Actually Use

The Hangover Cures Health Editors, Experts, and Influencers Actually Use

Health
So last night a glass of wine turned into, well, a lot more than that—and now your stomach is churning and your head feels like it's splitting into a million tiny little pieces (oy). Before you swear off alcohol forever, check out these go-to hangover cures from health experts, influencers, and a few of our editors. These are the remedies they swear by to calm the nausea, replenish electrolytes, and get back on their feet after having one (or a few!) too many.Tea with ginger + a banana"I'll have tea with organic honey and fresh grated ginger root, and a banana. 
Ginger is a natural nausea fighter, and this trio also provides antioxidants, which can guard against some of the inflammation and damage caused by drinking (especially to your aching brain!)
ANALYSIS: The 2 options for US health care likely to emerge in the next decade

ANALYSIS: The 2 options for US health care likely to emerge in the next decade

Health
This is the fifth and final article in a five-part series. In my previous essays I have outlined the huge problems with cost, quality and access facing American health care. Indeed, the problems are so difficult and politicized that it is hard to believe there can be solutions. But I have come to believe there are ways to address all three problems. First, most experts agree on the main features of any good national health insurance program: 1. In order to keep the costs as low as possible for everyone, the risk of having to use the insurance should be spread as wide as possible. The basic concept is that people who don’t currently need insurance help pay for those who do, recognizing that eventually we will probably all need it. 2. Requiring everyone to participate in a health insuranc
These Are the Real Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

These Are the Real Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Health
Is apple cider vinegar actually a nutritional superstar? An RD shares everything you need to know. Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff. Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as long as you use it correctly.One promising benefit: It seems to help regulate blood sugar. A study published in Diabetes Care looked at men and women with type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that when the participants downed two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed with a snack (one ounce of cheese), they had lower blood suga