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Fitbit Flex Sleep Sensor Tracker

Will health sensors make humans immortal?

Not so fast! We need to get from here to there. Today, health/behavior monitoring and quantification sensors are all the rage. The Fitbit, a wearable sensor, is one of the more popular wearable tech devices for tracking your health. Fitbit tracks your activity (steps), diet, and even your sleep patterns. You can interact with the Fitbit using a series of tapping sequences and the Fitbit syncs all your data with your phone and computer. Then the process is to quantify, analyze, and optimize your wake and sleep life. Doing all this will not help you avoid your ultimate demise, but it could contribute to a longer life, and better yet, one where you're in better health along your life's time-line. The concept is that if you are monitoring your activity, food, and sleep, you can make adjustments to improve these areas; thus better health. The Fitbit Flex is only $99! Get started Buy directly from Fitbit

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Home DNA Testing Kit

Simple as Spit! Home DNA Testing Kit Maps Your DNA

Simple home DNA kit allows you to find out what your DNA says about you and your family. Find out what percent of your DNA comes from populations around the world, ranging from East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and more. Break European ancestry down into distinct regions such as the British Isles, Scandinavia and Italy. People with mixed ancestry, African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans will also get a detailed breakdown.

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Matcha Green Tea Super Food Antioxidants

Matcha Green Tea King of Superfoods

Matcha Green Tea is the latest superfood that celebs and regular folk are finding give them supercharged antioxidant purification with a non-jittery sense of focus. Most matcha available to buy is in very small sizes and is not high enough quality. It is important that you buy high quality matcha. We've found bulk high quality 100% natural matcha green tea imported from Japan. Learn more here: Japanese Matcha Green Tea in bulk here on Amazon

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Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50

Associated Press Healthwire: July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, Americans 65 and older were the age group least likely to have health insurance....

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NASA's Curiosity Rover Eyes Weird Rock on Mars

Discovery Health: July 29, 2015
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity went out of its way to investigate a rock the likes of which it has never seen before on the Red Planet.

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Why Your Doctor Won't Prescibe Antibiotics

Scientific American: Health: July 29, 2015
Why are some doctors so stingy with antibiotics? House Call Doctor reveals the dangers of antibiotic overuse. Plus - the reason why it's so hard to get a prescription for antibiotics over the phone -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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What hospitals need to know about Windows 10

Healthcare IT News: July 29, 2015
The arrival of a new Microsoft operating system does not exactly bring the same excitement that it once did. Indeed, since about the time Windows Vista launched, subsequent operating systems have come – and in the odd case of Windows 9 essentially vanished – without the fanfare of Windows 95, XP or even 2000. [See also: IE flaw ushers risky new era for XP use.] Population Health read more

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A good death: Can guidelines help?

BBC Health: July 29, 2015
Can new guidelines really improve our final moments?

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Success rarely travels a straight line

CNN Health: July 29, 2015
The way we progress in our careers and in life might look more like surfing waves or a staircase than a ramp.

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Stellar Mystery Solved: Exploding Star is a Lithium Factory

Discovery Health: July 29, 2015
Lithium has been detected in stellar material blasting away from an exploding star, possibly revealing the source of the basic element in young stars, thereby solving a mystery that has perplexed astronomers for decades.

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No target for most ambulance calls

BBC Health: July 29, 2015
Targets for ambulance response times in Wales are to be dropped for all but the most life-threatening calls under a Welsh government trial.

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Well: A Way to Get Fit and Also Have Fun

New York Times - Health: July 29, 2015
Researchers in Denmark recently developed a new approach to intense interval training that could appeal even to those of us who, until now, have been disinclined to push ourselves during exercise.

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Plants Release Animal-like Substance When Stressed

Discovery Health: July 29, 2015
Plants and animals share more in common than we tend to think, with new research finding that both groups respond to stress in similar ways, at least from a biochemical standpoint.

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Sources: Nation's disabled work program mired in corruption, fraud

CNN Health: July 28, 2015
The nation's premier federal program that provides work for people who are severely disabled is mired in widespread corruption, financial fraud and violations of the law, numerous sources tell CNN. And instead of helping the severely disabled find work, the taxpayer-funded agency is at times allowing jobs to be taken away from the disabled, the sources say.

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Ancient Lizards in Amber Identical to Modern Cousins

Discovery Health: July 28, 2015
The finding suggests the different niches inhabited by the lizards have, incredibly, changed little over the past 20 million-year.

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Op-Ed Contributor: What I Learned at the Weed Dispensary

New York Times - Health: July 28, 2015
Traditional health care should copy the best elements of the medical marijuana industry.

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VIDEO: Boy, 8, has double hand transplant

BBC Health: July 28, 2015
An eight-year-old boy in America becomes the youngest recipient of a double hand transplant.

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Boy who lost limbs to infection gets double-hand transplant

Associated Press Healthwire: July 28, 2015
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An 8-year-old Baltimore boy who lost his limbs to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday....

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How a Food Writer Deals With Diabetes

WebMD: July 28, 2015
WebMD asks a food writer how she deals with a diabetes diagnosis – without derailing her career.

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Ask the Expert: What Is Prediabetes?

WebMD: July 28, 2015
WebMD has a diabetes expert answer your questions about prediabetes.

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Weight At First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time

NIH Medline Plus: July 28, 2015
Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pregnancy, Weight Control

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For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis

NIH Medline Plus: July 28, 2015
But one stone increases odds for more, study found Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis, Women's Health

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A Going-Out Guide for People With Diabetes

WebMD: July 28, 2015
Whether you're on a dinner date or spending a night out with friends, WebMD knows that type 2 diabetes doesn't need to intrude like an unwanted guest.

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Abandoned Golf Courses To Be Turned into Solar Power Farms

Discovery Health: July 28, 2015
The average 18-hole golf course takes up 30 acres of land with lots of open spaces exposed to sunlight. Continue reading →

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We Transformed Living Cells from Pigs into Tiny Lasers

Scientific American: Health: July 28, 2015
Using fluorescent dye, researchers figured out how to turn cells into lasers—with applications for cell tagging and tracking as well as medical diagnoses and therapies -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Poor Pilot Training Blamed for Virgin Galactic Crash

Discovery Health: July 28, 2015
Crash investigators have found Scaled Composites responsible for the fatal SpaceShipTwo accident that claimed the life of the vehicle's test pilot last year.

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Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury

Associated Press Healthwire: July 28, 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- It's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River....

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Are Short Workouts Better for You?

WebMD: July 28, 2015
Sometimes nibbling is better than gorging. Likewise, experts say divvying up your workouts into exercise "snacks" can be a wise idea. WebMD explains.

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Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

Associated Press Healthwire: July 28, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court is ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants....

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Does Eating Pot Make You Higher Than Smoking It?

Discovery Health: July 28, 2015
As the popularity and public acceptance of marijuana grows, there's increased scrutiny around its effects. →

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Bionic Eye Helps Restore Some Vision in 80-Year-Old

WebMD: July 28, 2015
An 80-year-old British man has become the first person to receive a bionic eye transplant to treat dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). WebMD has the details.

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DNews: Is There a Bermuda Triangle in Space?

Discovery Health: July 28, 2015
There might not be ships crashing in it, but there is a region of space where computers crash, telescopes can't function, and satellites shutdown.

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Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies

Associated Press Healthwire: July 28, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- Controversy over Planned Parenthood's supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science....

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Human Cells Transformed into Tiny Lasers

Discovery Health: July 28, 2015
The advance could someday help track the spread of diseases, such as cancer. Continue reading →

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Bipartisan thinktank offers FDA fixes

Healthcare IT News: July 28, 2015
The Bipartisan Policy Center has issued a set of recommendations to Congress that it says will speed up medical cures and innovation. Policy and Legislation read more

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Seeker Daily: Meet Badwater, the Baddest of Ultra Marathons

Discovery Health: July 28, 2015
Every year people flock to one of the most ominously named places in the United States: Badwater Basin, Death Valley. They flock there to run an insanely torturous foot race.

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