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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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Do Background Checks Ever Work?

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
When it comes to mental health, the only criteria the FBI uses to deny a gun license is 'mental adjudication,' a legal state determined by a local or state judge.

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Beyond Sunday's 'Supermoon': Lunar Perigee Science

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
You'll probably hear a lot about a 'supermoon' over the next few months. This is not a term that astronomers use, but here are some facts about what will actually happen.

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FDA Approves New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug

Scientific American: Health: August 28, 2015
The new drug, Repatha (evolocumab), is approved for patients with hereditary forms of high cholesterol and those with cardiovascular disease -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Microbot Pushes Your Buttons

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
A stick-on robotic finger, can be controlled remotely to press buttons ranging from your house lights to your washing machine and coffee maker.

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iPhone 6s: Force Touch and Other Changes on Way

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
Here's what we know about Apple's iPhone 6S and 6S Plus so far.

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Bread Recalled Due to Possible Glass Fragments

WebMD: August 28, 2015
Bread Recalled Due to Possible Glass Fragments

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Drink Water Before Meals to Lose Weight?

WebMD: August 28, 2015
Drinking about 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before meals can help with weight loss for obese adults, new research suggests.

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10 Bio-hacks that Augment Humans, Plants and Food

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
Do-it-yourself bioengineering and garage-based DNA sequencing let anyone alter the human condition.

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Test Tube News: What Did We Learn from Hurricane Katrina?

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, killing nearly 2,000 people. Has the U.S. improved how it responds to such disasters?

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DNews: Could Carbon Nanofiber Process Cure Climate Concerns?

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
Scientists have figured out a way to convert carbon dioxide into valuable carbon nanofiber material. Could the scheme be scaled up to tackle CO2 in our atmosphere?

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Kangaroo 'Zombies': Why They Stand So Still

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
A field of grey, motionless kangaroos staring down a bicyclist in a recent YouTube video is not evidence of marsupial zombies, scientists say.

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Hubble Sees Galaxies Undergo Dramatic Metamorphosis

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
From round disks to oval clusters; many galaxies in the Universe have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past eight billion years or so.

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Bell Neuroscience Institute of Silicon Valley launch a new neuro brain and spine website to better serve the neurosurgery needs of Northern California’s Bay Area

Medical Web Times: August 28, 2015
Bell Neuroscience Institute of Silicon Valley has three offices conveniently located in Fremont, Menlo Park, and Novato, California. Their reach doesn’t stop at the edge of Silicon Valley; their Physicians have reputations that stretch around the globe. At their disposal are some of the most sophisticated technologies available today, allowing them to push the boundaries [...]

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Mystery Solved for What Killed Knut the Polar Bear

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
Experts say they finally know the reason for the seizure that caused Knut to drown in the pool in his zoo pen.

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New Crustacean Named After Elton John

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
Sir Elton John has just been honored with a namesake crustacean that, in true rock star fashion, has already gotten into trouble.

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HIPAA breach for hospital after worker swiped patient data

Healthcare IT News: August 28, 2015
A 12-hospital health system is notifying hundreds of its current and former patients that their protected health information has been compromised after discovering an employee was involved in identity theft. Privacy & Security read more

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eRx of controlled substances now legal in 50 states

Healthcare IT News: August 28, 2015
With e-prescribing of controlled substances now legal nationwide, providers and pharmacies are empowered with a new technological tool in the fight against prescription painkillers. Deaths from prescription painkillers have quadrupled since 1999. Nearly 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on opioids as of 2013, and that year. more than 16,000 died from them. Pharmacy read more

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Post Katrina, emergency readiness lags

Healthcare IT News: August 28, 2015
"We now recognize that all healthcare facilities, not just hospitals, must plan for disasters, have the basic equipment necessary to sustain operations and be able to allocate scarce resources fairly, and that such planning must take place with the recognition that each facility does not exist in a vacuum," write Nicole Lurie, Karen DeSalvo, MD, and Kristen Finne, in a blog posted August 27 in Health Affairs. Quality and Safety read more

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Seeker Daily: The Daredevil Surfers of Cortes Bank

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
Cortes Bank, about 100 miles off California's coast , is one of the most dangerous surf spots in the world, with shallow, often shark-infested waters. But those facts don't deter the location's top surfers.

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Intermountain opens high-tech simulation center

Healthcare IT News: August 28, 2015
Intermountain Healthcare opened a state-of-the-art simulation center at its LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City this week. It's a place where doctors, nurses and healthcare staff can practice and perfect their skills while employing technology they will put to work for their patients in real medical situations. Quality and Safety read more

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Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth

WebMD: August 28, 2015
High blood pressure, placental problems could be the connection, researchers say

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Many Parents Unaware of Dangers E-Cigarettes Pose to Little Kids: Survey

WebMD: August 28, 2015
Users should store liquid nicotine where small children can't find it, researchers say

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Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis?

WebMD: August 28, 2015
Only association was seen, and older women shouldn't take the pill to treat symptoms, experts say

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Katrina 10 Years Later: Is New Orleans Sunk?

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
Disappearing wetlands, rising seas and terrible hurricanes. Is there any hope for the Big Easy? Researchers say yes, definitely yes.

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Celebrating 170 Years of Scientific American

Scientific American: Health: August 28, 2015
From world-changing inventions to discoveries that shaped our understanding the natural world, a look back at the evolution of the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Celebrating 170 Years of Scientific American

Scientific American: Health: August 28, 2015
From world-changing inventions to discoveries that shaped our understanding the natural world, a look back at the evolution of the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Oldest Case of Heart Failure Found in Ancient Mummy

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
The oldest case of acute decompensated heart failure is found in 3,500-year-old mummified remains.

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Small Broods, Big Wings Help Tropical Songbirds Survive

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
Tropical songbirds raise smaller families giving their chicks the best chance of surviving the perils of flying the coop, say researchers.

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CMS touts ICD-10 testing success

Healthcare IT News: August 28, 2015
Medicare fee-for-service providers, clearinghouses and billing agencies built on earlier successes during the final end-to-end testing week in July, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. ICD-10 & Coding read more

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CMS appoints ICD-10 ombudsman

Healthcare IT News: August 28, 2015
William Rogers, MD, director of the Physicians Regulatory Issues Team at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will act as ICD-10 ombudsman to the federal agency, acting CMS administrator Andy Slavitt announced Thursday. ICD-10 & Coding read more

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Rand Paul vows to continue eye surgery if president

CNN Health: August 28, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul will continue performing eye surgery if elected president, he told CNN on Friday.

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Regenerative Medicine Researcher Cleared of Scientific Misconduct Charges

New York Times - Health: August 28, 2015
The allegations, brought by colleagues, related to three patients on whom Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, a surgeon, had performed experimental operations.

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