Genetic ancestry linked to diabetes, heart failure and obesity among Native Hawaiians

With advances in analyzing human DNA, some well-studied populations have benefited from insights about how their health is affected by their genetic heritance. Others, however, have been left behind. Among them are people of Polynesian descent from Hawaii. Although population studies of Native Hawaiians have shown a substantial increase in risk for obesity, type 2 […]

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Border agents can search phones freely under new circuit court ruling

A US appeals court has ruled that Customs and Border Protection agents can conduct in-depth searches of phones and laptops, overturning an earlier legal victory for civil liberties groups. First Circuit Judge Sandra Lynch declared that both basic and “advanced” searches, which include reviewing and copying data without a warrant, fall within “permissible constitutional grounds” […]

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Big Fitbit update adds Charge 4 health features, brings premium data to more users

Fitbit is offering a major update for some of its current smartwatches. As detailed by Wareable, the company is making new health data available to Charge 4 users and expanding access to previously paywalled information to more users. Fitbit, recently acquired by Google, continues its trend of supporting devices well after launch with feature updates […]

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