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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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Baby milk maker orders global recall over salmonella fears

Associated Press Healthwire: December 11, 2017
PARIS (AP) -- French baby-milk maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination....

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Deadline week crunch for health law sign-ups under Trump

Associated Press Healthwire: December 11, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration came into office looking to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law, but the Affordable Care Act survived. Now the administration is on the hook to deliver a smooth ending to sign-up season, with a crush of customers expected this week....

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Baby loss

BBC Health: December 11, 2017
It is hoped the exhibition will help break the silence around stillbirth and miscarriage.

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$75 for Three Minutes at Minus 230 Degrees? Sure, We’ll Try It

New York Times - Well: December 11, 2017
Our columnist dons ear warmers, a surgical mask and giant wool mittens and gets into a cryotherapy chamber.

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Can Parents ‘Robot-Proof’ Their Child’s Job Future?

New York Times - Well: December 11, 2017
Robots may make half of today’s jobs obsolete in 20 years. What careers will be left when our children grow up?

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Baby milk maker orders global recall over salmonella fears

Associated Press Healthwire: December 11, 2017
PARIS (AP) -- Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination....

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Indonesia races to contain diphtheria outbreak ahead of 2018 Asian Games

Reuters Health News: December 11, 2017
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Health authorities in Jakarta kicked off a special immunization program on Monday to rein in an "extraordinary" outbreak of diphtheria that has sparked concerns about the Indonesian capital’s readiness to host the Asian Games next June. Diphtheria cases have spiked 42 percent since last year, health officials say, with at least 32 deaths and more than 590 cases recorded across the archipelago, the bulk of them in densely populated Jakarta and neighboring provinces.

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GSK's new pharma head on lookout for cancer deals to boost pipeline

Reuters Health News: December 11, 2017
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline will scout for deal opportunities in cancer medicine, as well as immunology, as the drugmaker seeks to rebuild its presence in oncology, its new head of pharmaceuticals told Reuters.

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‘Scary’ spider photos on Facebook are revealing new species

New Scientist Health News: December 11, 2017
When people see a big spider they often post a photo on Facebook – and those images have now revealed up to 30 new species

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Teachers call for ban on energy drinks in schools

BBC Health: December 10, 2017
A teaching union compares energy drinks to “legal highs” and says pupils are consuming them in “excessive quantities.”

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Officials: Patients at risk at Dallas psychiatric hospital

Associated Press Healthwire: December 10, 2017
DALLAS (AP) -- Federal officials have warned that patients at a psychiatric hospital in Dallas are in "immediate jeopardy" two years after Texas regulators threatened to close the facility over severe safety problems, a newspaper reported Sunday....

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Organ donation: Views sought on new approach

BBC Health: December 10, 2017
The draft policy has been designed to get families talking about donations and consent.

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Hospital operators in merger talks to create U.S. industry leader: WSJ

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in discussions about a merger that would create the largest hospital chain in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the situation.

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Roche: Tecentriq cocktail slows kidney cancer progression

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
ZURICH (Reuters) - Combining Roche's Tecentriq immunotherapy with its older drug Avastin reduced the risk of disease worsening or death (PFS) for the initial treatment of advanced kidney cancer in some patients, the Swiss drugmaker said on Monday

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Merck raises stakes in lung cancer as rivals close in

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc, maker of the only immunotherapy approved for patients newly-diagnosed with the most common type of lung cancer, could solidify its lead by playing the long game, even as rivals edge closer.

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Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunization program

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research.

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Deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study says

Associated Press Healthwire: December 10, 2017
CHICAGO (AP) -- Children's injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords....

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Global recall of Lactalis baby milk over salmonella fears

BBC Health: December 10, 2017
Britain and China are among the countries affected by the recall of baby milk formula products.

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France orders international recall of Lactalis baby formula

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
PARIS (Reuters) - France has ordered banned the sale and ordered a recall of several baby formula milk and baby food products made by French dairy giant Lactalis after the discovery of salmonella bacteria, consumer protection agency DGCCRF said in a statement.

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Gilead's new drug keeps 56 percent of lymphoma trial patients alive

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
(Reuters) - More than half of trial patients with an advanced, aggressive form of blood cancer lived for at least a year after one-time treatment with Yescarta, a novel therapy sold by Gilead Sciences Inc, according to study results presented on Sunday.

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Novartis CAR-T therapy leads to durable response in lymphoma study

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
(Reuters) - Patients with an advanced form of an aggressive blood cancer who had initially responded to Novartis' new type of gene-modifying immunotherapy continued to respond at least six months after treatment, according to updated data released at a medical meeting on Sunday.

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'Unheard of' responses to bluebird CAR-T therapy seen in myeloma study

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
(Reuters) - More than half of patients with advanced multiple myeloma who had run out of therapeutic options remained in complete remission after receiving bluebird bio Inc's experimental gene-modifying immunotherapy in a small, early stage study, according to updated data released on Sunday.

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Roche lymphoma drug drives high remission rate, longer survival: study

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
(Reuters) - An experimental Roche Holding AG drug, added to standard therapy, led to a far higher rate of remission and helped patients with an advanced, aggressive blood cancer live significantly longer than the standard treatment alone, according to data from a mid-stage trial released at a medical meeting on Sunday.

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Houston's Savage returned to game after concussion

Associated Press Healthwire: December 10, 2017
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston quarterback Tom Savage was cleared to re-enter Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers for one series after sustaining a concussion, raising questions about the NFL's procedure for evaluating such injuries during games....

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The New Health Care: Birth Control and Breast Cancer: Look Beyond the Headlines

New York Times - Health: December 10, 2017
It’s impossible to look at individual harms alone and make good health decisions.

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Lord Kerslake resigns as King's College Hospital Trust chair

BBC Health: December 10, 2017
The House of Lord peer says the government is unrealistic about the challenges facing the NHS.

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Hospital operators in merger talks to form U.S. industry leader: WSJ

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks about a merger between the two Catholic non-profits that would create the largest U.S. hospital chain, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the discussions.

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3-D printing braces up sea turtle with gap in its shell

CNN Health: December 9, 2017
Scientists at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography believe they have created the world's first 3-D-printed brace for a sea turtle's shell, and the results seem promising.

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Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It

New York Times - Health: December 9, 2017
Some consumers are finding they can get a better deal on prescription drugs by leaving their insurance cards at home.

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How to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs

New York Times - Health: December 9, 2017
Online prescription sites may help you find cheaper prices for some drugs, sometimes without using your insurance.

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Hospitals Find Asthma Hot Spots More Profitable To Neglect Than Fix

Scientific American: Health: December 9, 2017
The medical system knows how to help but there is no money in it -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How Salty Foods Affect Hunger and Weight Loss

Scientific American: Health: December 9, 2017
Do salty foods make you hungrier? Or do they help you burn more calories? A new study finds that salt has unexpected effects on hunger and weight loss. Learn how this affects you -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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DNA Tattoos Are the Final Frontier of Love

New York Times - Well: December 9, 2017
A nifty new patented technology allows you to take your loved ones with you wherever and forever. Yes, even cats. Talk about “Winona Forever”!

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Sanya Journal: Welcome to China’s Florida: Sun, Sand and Retired Snowbirds

New York Times - Health: December 9, 2017
Rising incomes allow China’s growing numbers of aging people to become snowbirds in the south — enjoying life post-retirement in a way previous generations never imagined.

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Dying mother starts petition to lower age of breast screening

BBC Health: December 8, 2017
A mother dying from breast cancer has set up a campaign to expand a screening programme.

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Even without the buns, Trump's favorite fast-food meal is a diet-buster

CNN Health: December 8, 2017
On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump's typical McDonald's meal contained nearly a day's worth of calories and sodium, almost double the recommended daily dose of saturated fat and 2½ times the sugar he should eat in a day, according to US Dietary Guidelines.

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