June 14, 2012 - Waist size can predict who's at risk for type 2 diabetes. British researchers found a large waist is more accurate at identifying diabetics than other risk factors like overall weight. Previous studies found men with a waist over 40 inches and women with a waist over 35 inches were up to 12 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Also, summertime means fun in the sun, but it can also be a risky season. However, having a smartphone in your pocket can help make it easier to keep everyone safe. The sunwise app from the Environmental Protection Agency gives the daily and hourly forecast for UV rays wherever you are, or wherever you're headed. The suntan watcher app for iphone can remind you to turn over, reapply sunscreen, or check on the kids, with the help of an alarm. The bike safety app for iphone has tips for staying safe on two wheels and the SOS app from the American Red Cross for Andriod has quick answers for immediate safety concerns from bug bites to barbecue burns, although it shouldn't be used as a replacement for professional care.