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The Week That Was: Health & Wellbeing – 24/05/19

24th May 2019

Amazon is creating a voice-activated wearable device that can recognise human emotions

Amazon is developing a voice-activated wearable device that can read human emotions and tell whether people are angry or sad based just on their tone of voice. It could even be used to offer counselling to users on how to interact with other people.

Skipping breakfast may increase stroke and heart risks

Skipping breakfast might increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.The connection, found in a study of 6,550 adults aged 65-75, was particularly strong for strokes.

Why smelling good could come with a cost to health

About 4,000 chemicals are currently used to scent products, but you won’t find any of them listed on a label. Fragrance formulations are considered a “trade secret” and therefore protected from disclosure

E-cigarettes are three times more effective than nicotine patches at helping smokers quit

Vapers are 95 per cent more likely to be successful than those who don’t use the gadgets.

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