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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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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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Zika likely spread sexually from asymptomatic man to woman -study

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
* Guidelines on sexual transmission may need to change * Puerto Rico reports 10 cases of Guillain-Barre related to Zika By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - New Zika research released on Friday has found that the virus may spread sexually from a man to a woman even if the man had no symptoms of Zika infection. The finding came from a report in Maryland where a man who was infected with Zika in the Dominican Republic but had no symptoms infected his female partner who had not traveled to a place where Zika is being transmitted. The study, published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly report on death and disease, suggests that sexual transmission of Zika is no less likely in asymptomatic individuals than in others with symptoms.

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Big City: A Rite of August Shrinks Away for Some New Yorkers

New York Times - Health: August 26, 2016
The death of the August vacation for psychotherapists underlines the cultural decline of the therapeutic profession in the life of New York.

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FDA advises Zika testing for all donated blood in the U.S.

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised guidance on Friday recommending universal testing of donated blood for Zika virus in the U.S. and its territories. The FDA recommended that all states and U.S. territories screen individual units blood with a screening test authorized for use by the FDA. The FDA has authorized the emergency use of several investigational Zika screening tests, including products made by Hologic Inc and Roche Holding AG .

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Well: Alexi Pappas Shares Secrets From the Olympic Village

New York Times - Health: August 26, 2016
Eating bacon with Katie Ledecky, hair salons, late-night romance and condom dispensers — runner Alexi Pappas shares her diary of life in the Olympic Village.

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Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms

Associated Press Healthwire: August 26, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials are reporting the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease....

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Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are reporting the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease.

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India's deadly floods raise risk of women, children being sold into slavery

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women and children in India's flood-hit eastern region are at risk of being preyed upon by human traffickers and sold into slavery in middle class homes, restaurants and shops, and even brothels, aid workers warned on Friday. Heavy monsoon rains have caused rivers including the Ganges and its tributaries to burst their banks, forcing more than 200,000 people into relief camps in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. Charities working in the worst affected regions of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh said trafficking was widespread in the aftermath of previous disasters in the region, such as last year's earthquake in neighboring Nepal and floods in Bihar in 2008.

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Resetting the Body's Thermostat with a Molecular On/Off Switch

Scientific American: Health: August 26, 2016
By taking control of the thermoregulatory process, researchers are uncovering how mammals maintain body temperature  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Hodgkin survivors face risk of serious heart problems

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - People who survive a type of blood cancer known as Hodgkin lymphoma early in life may be twice as likely to develop heart problems in adulthood as peers without a history of these tumors, a U.S. study suggests. While the study didn’t look at why these cancer survivors might have heart problems, both chemotherapy and radiation typically used to treat these tumors can cause permanent heart damage, said lead study author Dr. Nickhill Bhakta of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Red Bull’s Verstappen fastest in Belgian GP practice

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
By Abhishek Takle SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, (Reuters) - Max Verstappen was fastest on the opening day of practice for the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix ahead of Red Bull team mate Daniel Ricciardo as world champions Mercedes chose to focus on race preparation. Verstappen set a benchmark time of one minute 48.085 seconds, 0.256 quicker than Ricciardo on a hot and sunny day at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. The German was only sixth-fastest in the afternoon, his best effort 1.076 seconds slower than Verstappen’s. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton, second in the morning, ended the day 13th and 1.697 seconds off the pace.

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Adults with longer-lived parents may have healthier old age

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
“To our knowledge,” the research team writes in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, “this is the first study” to find a link between parental longevity and lower risks for heart failure, the heart rhythm problem known as atrial fibrillation, as well as diseases of blood vessels in the arms and legs. The researchers looked at more than 186,000 middle-aged offspring from England, Wales and Scotland who had a deceased parent.

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South Sudanese opposition leader leaves hospital, to stay in Khartoum

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
South Sudan opposition leader, Riek Machar, has left hospital but will remain in Khartoum for some time, Sabt Makkouk, an aide accompanying Machar, said on Friday. Sudan's Information Minister announced on August 23 that Machar, who left South Sudan to escape government forces, was in Khartoum for medical treatment. "Riek Machar left hospital this morning in stable health and has recovered ... He will stay in Khartoum for some time," Makkouk told Reuters.

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Semen reshapes immune system to boost chances of pregnancy

New Scientist Health News: August 26, 2016
As well as fertilising the egg, semen seems to dampen a female's immune system, making it more likely that an embryo will survive

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South Sudanese opposition leader leaves hospital, to stay in Khartoum

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
South Sudan opposition leader, Riek Machar, has left hospital but will remain in Khartoum for some time, Sabt Makkouk, an aide accompanying Machar, said on Friday. Sudan's Information Minister announced on August 23 that Machar, who left South Sudan to escape government forces, was in Khartoum for medical treatment. "Riek Machar left hospital this morning in stable health and has recovered ... He will stay in Khartoum for some time," Makkouk told Reuters.

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German practitioner suspected of killing patients with experimental drug

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
The head of an alternative cancer treatment center in Germany is under investigation after three patients died there in suspicious circumstances, German prosecutors said on Friday. The non-medical practitioner, identified as Klaus R., is suspected of manslaughter in three cases and negligent injury in the case of two more patients who remain in serious condition, said Axel Stahl, senior prosecutor in the Krefeld prosecutor's office. Investigators are looking into allegations that the suspect treated patients with 3BP, an experimental drug that has not been clinically tested or approved for use as a cancer treatment.

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FDA advises Zika screening for all US blood centers

Associated Press Healthwire: August 26, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood banks to start screening for Zika virus, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne disease....

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FDA advises Zika screening for all US blood centers

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood banks to start screening for Zika virus, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne disease.

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FDA advises testing for Zika virus in all donated blood and blood components in the US

FDA US Food & Drug: August 26, 2016
As a further safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised guidance recommending universal testing of donated Whole Blood and blood components for Zika virus in the U.S. and its territories.

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'Blue family' steps up for son of fallen cop on first day of school

CNN Health: August 26, 2016
This 4-year-old boy lost his police officer father two weeks ago. So fellow officers made sure he wasn't alone on his first day of school.

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Even a Little Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia

WebMD: August 26, 2016
Sedentary seniors more likely to suffer mental decline, study finds

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Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids

WebMD: August 26, 2016
Infants with a particular gene variant appear more vulnerable after infection

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Doctors Divided on Safety, Use of E-Cigarettes

WebMD: August 26, 2016
When patients ask about safety and using e-cigarettes to stop smoking, doctors' advice differs

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Recovering heroin addict thanks officer who arrested her

CNN Health: August 26, 2016
Brianna Byrnes knew she needed help, but she didn't know where to start. Her decade-old heroin addiction had destroyed her relationships and her life.

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Hillary Clinton says family's foundation looking for partners

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Friday said the Clinton Foundation was seeking other organizations to take over some of the group's charitable work, but that winding down her family's foundation would take time. "I know the foundation is looking for partners, but that's going to take some time to carry out," Clinton said in an interview on MSNBC.

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Judge rejects prosecutor request to appeal Pistorius sentence

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
By Tanisha Heiberg JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African judge dismissed on Friday a request by state prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence, the latest twist in a trial that has captured global headlines. Women's rights groups in a country beset by high levels of violent crime against women say Pistorius has received preferential treatment compared to non-whites and those without his wealth or international celebrity status. Judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced the Paralympic gold medallist to six years behind bars in July for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in 2013, but the prosecution had said the decision was "shockingly lenient".

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The Spartan Race army is at the gates

CNN Health: August 26, 2016
Doesn't life throw enough obstacles our way that we don't need to go seeking more?

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Build the right workout space for your home

CNN Health: August 26, 2016
Have you ever owned a piece of at-home exercise equipment that became a massive, expensive clothes hanger? I have. Like many who make good-intentioned commitments to working out at home, I set myself up for failure by going too big, too soon. After only a month, I lost the motivation to run in place on my treadmill, like a hamster on a wheel, in the corner of a room. Thankfully, I came to realize that a smaller-step, progressive approach is more sustainable, enabling you to match your budget and space allocation to your growing dedication and needs.

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Debunking Zambia's prostate cancer myths

BBC Health: August 26, 2016
The lone Zambian voice trying to trying to raise awareness about the dangers of prostate cancer.

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Icahn explored selling Herbalife stake to group that included Ackman: WSJ

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
Investment bank Jefferies Group has been on the hunt for about a month to find buyers for Icahn's 18.3 percent stake in Herbalife, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. Jefferies and Herbalife were not immediately available for comment and Carl Icahn could not be immediately reached outside regular U.S. business hours.

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Japan warns on measles after infected fan joins Bieber concert

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
Japanese authorities have warned of a possible measles outbreak after a fan who went to a Justin Bieber concert near Tokyo was diagnosed with the contagious disease, officials said Friday. Despite the condition, the man, whose name was withheld, went to Bieber's concert on August 14 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, east of Tokyo, where some 25,000 fans gathered for the event, they said. The man, from the western Japanese city of Nishinomiya, then stopped in Tokyo and neighbouring Kanagawa prefecture before returning home on August 19, when he was finally diagnosed with measles.

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Asylum seekers and refugees donate money, help clearing up after Italian earthquake

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
By Pietro Lombardi LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Asylum seekers in Italy have rallied to help survivors of the earthquake that killed at least 250 people in Italy, donating money and helping to clear up after the disaster, charity workers said on Thursday. In the southern region of Calabria more than 70 refugees and asylum seekers gave up a daily allowance for personal expenses of 2 euros ($2.30) to help survivors. "Pictures and video of the earthquake made them think of the wars and disasters they fled from," Giovanni Maiolo, local coordinator of the SPRAR project (Protection System for Refugees and Asylum Seekers) told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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Your coffee habit may be genetic

CNN Health: August 26, 2016
Scientists have identified a gene that may influence how your body reacts to coffee and how much you choose to consume.

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FDA warns former Sun Pharma U.S. drug factory over quality concerns

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has pulled up a former Sun Pharmaceutical drug factory for "knowingly" releasing 27 lots of the hypertension drug clonidine last year, despite proof that the raw materials used may have been contaminated. This is one of a series of quality concerns tied to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania factory that the FDA highlighted in an Aug. 15 "warning letter" issued to the site's current owner, U.S. firm Frontida BioPharm Inc. The plant was sold to Frontida in June by Sun, India's No. 1 drugmaker, which said the move was "a part of its manufacturing consolidation in the U.S." Sun did not mention at the time that the FDA had inspected the plant a year earlier, between June 15 and July 17, 2015, or that it expressed serious concerns with its quality standards.

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Robot baby schemes may increase teen pregnancy: study

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
Electronic dolls designed to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy do not work, a new study has found, and may even increase the number of babies born to young mums. The research could influence public health policy in countries where the technique is used, including Australia, the United States and Britain. Around 3,000 youngsters took part in the study in Western Australia over three years from 2003, with researchers tracking their medical records until they reached the age of 20.

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Well: Everyone Remembers Their First Bike

New York Times - Health: August 26, 2016
My daughter’s bike was a symbol of independence and growing up, the freedom of wheels that I hadn’t had at her age.

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