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illnesses

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Vintage X-rays reveal the hidden effects of corsets

In 1908, a doctor used X-rays to highlight the damaging effects of tight corsets on a woman's body.

By February 25, 2015

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Amazon Prime Music is cool, but for now I'll stick with Spotify

Commentary: Amazon has launched its own music streaming service, but Crave's Eric Mack finds it doesn't quite stack up to Spotify, at least not yet.

By June 12, 2014

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New York health officials track down foodborne illnesses using Yelp

NY's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene uses software to look for words like "sick" and "vomit" in Yelp reviews.

By May 23, 2014

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Sure I'll clean my room: Apps to motivate children

If you’ve ever had a stubborn child refuse to do his or her chores, this Tech Minute is for you. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on two websites that can help motivate children to complete their tasks by offering various rewards as incentive.

By May 8, 2014

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Pirate Doctor: Medical implements from Blackbeard's ship

Archaeologists excavating the Queen Anne's Revenge have found a variety of medical implements indicating health hazards on the high seas.

By February 2, 2015

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Sickweather tracks then alerts you of nearby illnesses

This one is definitely filed under "there's an app for that."

By November 29, 2013

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Bacteria-sniffing wand could help prevent foodborne illnesses

Researchers hope their real-time detection system that uses a magnetoelastic sensor can speed up testing at food processing plants.

By October 22, 2013

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Smart litter box gadget monitors your cat's health

Tailio turns your cat's bathroom facilities into a one-stop health-monitoring system that alerts you to changes in your pet's weight or behavior.

By November 12, 2014

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Google launches Calico to take on illness and aging

Larry Page recruits Art Levinson, chairman at both Genentech and Apple, to run the new health-focused company.

By September 18, 2013

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iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor is ill-disposed to sweat

While Apple's Touch ID scanner may be a superior way to deter would-be thieves and hackers, it could also be problematic for people with sweaty fingers.

By September 11, 2013