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Fitbit has come a long way and continues to be the top fitness tracker. And now, it is seen as an eye catching fashion accessory and a fitness bling statement. Fitbit's newest models are now at the intersection of advanced health tracking and high end fashion. Fitbit has accomplished the combination of beautiful design and personal health information. Check out the new wrist candy and all the cool features it has to offer here >> See the HOTTEST new Fitbits!

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Awaken Your Sleeping Beauty With This Sleep Tracker

Sleep is the new hot topic and from what science tells us, it is the holy grail of health. If you can track it, you can optimize it. If you can optimize it, you can benefit from it. This hot new sleep tracker by Hello is the perfect sleep tracker for the perfect price. There is beauty in health, and it needs to be awakened. But before that, let's get the best sleep of our lives. If your VR headset lenses have stopped fogging up, you can learn more here: Sense Sleep Tracker on Amazon

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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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Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

BBC Health: May 22, 2017
Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently lowlanders.

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Freeze-Dried Mouse Sperm Survives Trip in Space

New York Times - Health: May 22, 2017
Although tests did find slightly increased DNA damage, compared with freeze-dried earth sperm, the space version did the job when it came to fertilizing eggs.

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Our common ancestor with chimps may be from Europe, not Africa

New Scientist Health News: May 22, 2017
The last common ancestor of chimps and humans was an eastern European, claims team that analysed fossils of a 7-million-year-old ape from Bulgaria and Greece

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Epic rollout at Penn Medicine owes success to training, optimization

Healthcare IT News: May 22, 2017
Team of “advanced provider educators” focused on targeted efforts to ensure clinicians were using the EHR optimally.

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Severe asthma drug shows AstraZeneca promise beyond cancer

Reuters Health News: May 22, 2017
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's experimental injection for severe asthma cut substantially the need for patients to take problematic oral steroids drugs in a late-stage study, boosting hopes for a medicine that is expected to reach the market later this year.

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IBM, Rensselaer Polytech launch AI, cognitive computing project

Healthcare IT News: May 22, 2017
Team plans to leverage Watson AI to develop cognitive tools that use analytics, knowledge-driven learning and semantics-based interrogation.

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Binge drinking less common among teens today

Reuters Health News: May 22, 2017
Fewer U.S. adolescents are regularly binge drinking today than a generation ago, but not all teens are turning away from alcohol at the same rate, a new study suggests.

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Microblading, Tattoos, Extensions: The Answer to an Easier Morning

New York Times - Well: May 22, 2017
Semipermanent makeup has become one of the biggest trends in beauty as many women go to greater lengths to look as if they #wokeuplikethis.

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Alcoholics Anonymous sues to recover original manuscript

Reuters Health News: May 22, 2017
(Reuters) - The original manuscript that became the basis for Alcoholics Anonymous is the subject of a new lawsuit by the organization, which wants to reclaim it before it can be auctioned next month.

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Diabetes drug may work by changing gut bacteria makeup

New Scientist Health News: May 22, 2017
Metformin dramatically shifts the gut microbiome – and bacteria seem to play a key role in controlling blood sugar levels

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Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

Associated Press Healthwire: May 22, 2017
CHICAGO (AP) -- Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with medication save lives? Or does it trade one addiction for another?...

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Texas lawmakers pass controversial bathroom, adoption bills

CNN Health: May 22, 2017
The Texas House of Representatives on Sunday approved a limited "bathroom bill" that would require public high school students to use restrooms that match the gender on their birth certificates.

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Hospitals might be getting better at breach reporting

Healthcare IT News: May 22, 2017
April was the second straight month where breached healthcare entities improved the time it took to detect security incidents and how quickly they then alerted the government.  

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Trump Seeks Delay of Ruling on Health Law Subsidies, Prolonging Uncertainty

New York Times - Health: May 22, 2017
The request could further destabilize insurance markets just as insurers are developing rates and deciding whether to participate in 2018.

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Chileans grow own medical marijuana as weed ban loosens

Reuters Health News: May 22, 2017
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans are increasingly growing their own cannabis for medical purposes as the conservative South American nation begins loosening legal prohibitions on the formerly illegal plant.

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House takes up scheduling, prescription drug data sharing in two VA bills

Healthcare IT News: May 22, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office says the two bills will cost less than $1 million combined over the next 5 years.

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How e-cigarette ads might sway teens to try tobacco products

Reuters Health News: May 22, 2017
When non-smoking teens see ads for e-cigarettes, and are curious about the products advertised, perhaps even identifying with a favorite brand, they might also be more susceptible to taking up cigarettes, a new study finds.

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Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidies

Reuters Health News: May 22, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and U.S. House of Representatives Republicans on Monday told a federal court they have not yet decided on how to proceed in a major case that could end cost-sharing subsidies paid to insurers that are vital to the functioning of the Obamacare healthcare law.

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Bacteria engineered to produce living, full-colour photographs

New Scientist Health News: May 22, 2017
Gut bugs have been modified to turn red, green or blue when bathed in light of the corresponding colour so they create bacterial photocopies

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Is a takeover of athenahealth inevitable?

Healthcare IT News: May 22, 2017
Industry watchers are already speculating about who might acquire the cloud-based EHR vendor, and Cerner and Epic are both on the list.

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Rite Aid’s ecommerce platform breached, personal info stolen

Healthcare IT News: May 22, 2017
Cybercriminal was able to steal both personal and financial information of customers for more than 10 weeks.

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Diagnostic equipment thieves hit 3 more hospitals in Greece

Associated Press Healthwire: May 22, 2017
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Authorities in Greece say unidentified thieves are stealing vital medical diagnostic equipment from the country's austerity-battered hospitals....

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FDA staff finds Puma Biotech's cancer drug effective, shares soar

Reuters Health News: May 22, 2017
(Reuters) - Shares of Puma Biotechnology Inc surged about 80 percent on Monday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration staffers concluded after a preliminary review that the company's experimental breast cancer drug was effective.

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Matter: In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence

New York Times - Health: May 22, 2017
The genes account for just a tiny fraction of the variation in test scores, experts say. Many are yet to be found, and environmental factors are also greatly important.

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General election: Theresa May changes social care plans

BBC Health: May 22, 2017
Revised Tory plans will include an option for an "absolute limit" on total costs following criticism.

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Some Social Scientists Are Tired of Asking for Permission

New York Times - Health: May 22, 2017
New federal rules may make it easier for researchers to conduct behavioral experiments. Critics worry that academics cannot judge whether their studies are harmful.

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FDA approves first drug to specifically treat giant cell arteritis

FDA US Food & Drug: May 22, 2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of subcutaneous Actemra (tocilizumab) to treat adults with giant cell arteritis. This new indication provides the first FDA-approved therapy, specific to this type of vasculitis.

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Take a Number: Nearly 20 Million Have Gained Health Insurance Since 2010

New York Times - Health: May 22, 2017
The number of Americans without health insurance has fallen drastically since passage of the Affordable Care Act.

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The Latest: Health professor says WHO travel costs are high

Associated Press Healthwire: May 22, 2017
GENEVA (AP) -- The Latest on the annual World Health Assembly in Geneva (all times local):...

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Citizens give up data in blockchain project to improve cities

New Scientist Health News: May 22, 2017
The DECODE project will give residents of Barcelona and Amsterdam more control over how their personal data is harnessed by local government and businesses

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Novo Nordisk looks to expand Latin American obesity business

Reuters Health News: May 22, 2017
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk is looking to expand its obesity business in Latin America on the back of "phenomenal" performance by its new anti-obesity injection Saxenda, a senior company official said on Monday.

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The Latest: WHO head gives her last address to member states

Associated Press Healthwire: May 22, 2017
GENEVA (AP) -- The Latest on the annual World Health Assembly in Geneva (all times local):...

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Athenahealth to hold 'reverse pitch day' for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs at new incubator

Healthcare IT News: May 22, 2017
More Disruption Labs head Santosh Mohan said that CEO Jonathan Bush will present big ideas for digital health startups to chase at an event next month in San Francisco.

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Modified experimental vaccine protects monkeys from deadly malaria

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: May 22, 2017
Researchers have modified an experimental malaria vaccine and showed that it completely protected four of eight monkeys that received it against challenge with the virulent Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite. In three of the remaining four monkeys, the vaccine delayed when parasites first appeared in the blood by more than 25 days.

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Precision Medicine is a hot trend; the next step is making it the standard of care

Healthcare IT News: May 22, 2017
In this podcast, we will review some of the ideas we shared in our previous podcasts on this series. We will also provide insights into what is new, what is driving the most current state of change and what we see as the next potential drivers.

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