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Wellocracy aims to help trackers choose and use health apps and devices

October 25, 2013
  • By Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health

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Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health

Pat Skerrett is the editor of STAT's First Opinion and host of the First Opinion podcast. He is the former editor of the Harvard Health blog and former Executive Editor of Harvard Health Publishing. Before that, he was editor of … See Full Bio
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December 9, 2013

It was fantastic fabulous work.thanks for sharing your post
December 3, 2013

Awesome Article it’s helpful,and your blog is relly amazing
November 28, 2013

Hey! I love your blog post. Its a very relevant and important topic and I think you’ve explained multiple aspects very well. Thanks for the information

November 3, 2013

If you thought smoking hookah was safer than sucking on a cigarette, your logic is a little hazy, finds new research from the University of California, San Francisco.

A small but thorough experiment involving 13 smokers found that while hookah inhalers are exposed to different types of cancer-causing substances than cigarette puffers, the hookah carcinogens are no less dangerous. In particular, the presence of benzene—a compound linked to leukemia—is more than twice as present in hookah smoke than in cigs, according to the research.

That’s not all: Carbon monoxide levels nearly tripled among the hookah smokers compared to cigarette inhalers, the study shows. Why’s that a problem? That extra CO torpedoes your blood’s ability to transport oxygen, which ups your risk for heart attack, stroke, or sudden death if you have any known (or unknown) heart or lung conditions, explains study coauthor Peyton Jacob, Ph.D.

sumeet kaul
December 7, 2013

Smoking is the bad habbit,smoking is the main cause of cancer
if you want to live healthy life then plz we should leave thats bad habbit.Its possible with the healp of regular exercise and mediation&healing courses

Richard Corner
October 31, 2013

This is great! I love the idea that they make an andriod app for health because everyone can now monitor their health and help them achieve their goals.

Nick W.
October 29, 2013

I’m always looking for great health apps I can suggest on our own site. I’ll be trying this one out later today. Argus is another great one you may want to consider writing about. It passively tracks your movements to calculate steps taken, calories burned, etc. It’s pretty intensive.

I’ll be sharing this on our social media.


October 28, 2013

Fantastic article, it’s so helpful to me, and your blog is very good.

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