Health & Science

This Pokémon-Inspired Device May Help You Lose Weight

If you’re looking to shed a few unflattering pounds before beach season officially starts, or simply looking to get your child to be more active, this Pokémon-inspired pedometer could be a safe bet.

A new study conducted by Iowa State University tested the accuracy of several pedometers — including a standard DigiWalker and a

Depression-Fighting Earbuds Shine Light Into Your Brain

Light box therapy has long been the way of treating those with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). But a new development from the Finnish company Valkee could make treatment for SAD as simple as wearing earbuds for 8-12 minutes per day.

Finnish researchers have found that it’s not the eyes that need the light, but the brain, so …

Forget to Take Your Pills? Don’t Worry, They’ll Call You

Boston-based Vitality has developed a prescription pill bottle cap with a built-in wireless chip that reminds you to take your medicine at a certain time every day. If you forget, it’ll call you or text you. If you need a refill, there’s a button inside the cap that’ll call your pharmacy. The whole system works as simple as plugging in a …

Bayer DIDGET blood glucose meter connects to Nintendo DS

Kids love games and diabetic kids hate testing their blood sugars. Bayer hopes its new DIDGET meter, which connects to Nintendo DS and DS Lite systems, will convince diabetic kids to test their blood sugars more often.

The $75 system comes with a DS game called Knock ‘Em Downs: World’s Fair featuring “a full length adventure game …

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