60-Second Health

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Scientific American reporter Dina Fine Maron gives a weekly one-minute report on the latest health and medical news. To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast

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Title: Future Cars Could Count Miles per Heartbeat

Future Cars Could Count Miles per Heartbeat

May 24th, 2011

On the drawing board are cars that would monitor the health markers of its passengers. Katherine Harmon reports Go to Episode

Cell Phones in Hospitals May Be Covered with Germs

May 31st, 2011

A study in a hospital in Turkey found that three quarters of cell phones belonging to patients and visitors carried staph bacteria. Katherine Harmon reports Go to Episode

Mouse Study: Yo-Yo Dieting Beats Not Dieting at All

June 7th, 2011

Mice fed an alternating high-fat and low-fat diet lived almost as long as mice on a constant low-fat diet--and longer than mice on a constant high-fat… Go to Episode

Infant Exposure to Pets May Lower Risk of Later Allergies

June 14th, 2011

Having pets in the house during a baby's first year was associated with a lower risk for allergies through the child's teens. Katherine Harmon reports Go to Episode