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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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The Art of Lip Injections

The Secret Art of Natural Lip Injections

Is there a secret art to lip enhancement? You surely know when you've seen someone and immediately reacted, "she had her lips done!". What about the lips that have been filled, look terrific, and you don't know they've been enhanced with filler? That's the secret art to lip fillers and that is why it is critical to select a physician injector who knows the secrets. What are the secrets to getting great lip enhancements? First, experience! Second, the artist within! The injector must also understand the complex, and sometimes unforgiving, anatomy of the lips. These artistic and technical demands explain why so many patients receive sub-standard lip injections and are left with unnatural results. Patients often believe that lip enhancement always leads to unnatural, over-filled results; in actuality, this should never occur in experienced hands.

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EBOLA Mask

Ebola Protective Masks Are In High Demand

With the outbreak of the Ebola virus, Ebola protective gear like masks are being bought up quickly. Historically when the threat of a pandemic hits the news, the "preparers" of the world stock up. One on the first line of defense is the Ebola mask. Learn more about what types of Ebola masks can protect you here.

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AUDIO: Ebola improvement 'hard to judge'

BBC Health: November 1, 2014
The man in charge of leading Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola has told the BBC that things are improving.

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VIDEO: Stafford health trust services end

BBC Health: November 1, 2014
Services at the scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust are transferred to alternative health trusts.

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VIDEO: Was there a cover-up over Primodos?

BBC Health: November 1, 2014
The BBC's Katie Collins reports on a possible cover-up relating to the use of the hormonal pregnancy test, Primodos.

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VIDEO: 'I blogged my way to mental health'

BBC Health: November 1, 2014
People with mental health illnesses are being asked to blog about their condition to help themselves and others.

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VIDEO: Ebola carers 'face discrimination'

BBC Health: November 1, 2014
An increasing number of health workers worry that they may face discrimination when they return home.

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A matter of life and death: Cell death proteins key to fighting disease

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 31, 2014
key steps involved in programmed cell death have been uncovered by researchers, offering new targets for the treatment of diseases including lupus, cancers and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Improved mouse model will accelerate research on potential Ebola vaccines, treatments

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 31, 2014
The first genetic strain of mice that can be infected with Ebola and display symptoms similar to those that humans experience has been developed by researchers. This work will significantly improve basic research on Ebola treatments and vaccines, which are desperately needed to curb the worldwide public health and economic toll of the disease.

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Advance directives can benefit patients, families, health care system

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 31, 2014
Nearly one out of four older Americans say that either they or a family member have experienced excessive or unwanted medical treatment, according to a report, which goes on to show that Americans strongly support holding doctors accountable when they fail to honor patients' end-of-life health care wishes.

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Insomnia increases risk of motor vehicle deaths, other fatal injuries

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 31, 2014
Insomnia is a major contributor to deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes and other unintentional fatal injuries, a new study shows. The results underscore the importance of the 'Sleep Well, Be Well' campaign of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project.

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Efficient genetic editing developed

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 31, 2014
A team of researchers has developed a system that uses commercially-available molecules called cationic lipids -- long, greasy molecules that carry a positive charge -- to efficiently deliver genome-editing proteins into cells, and have even demonstrated that the technology can be used to perform genome editing in living animals.

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Viewing cancer on the move: New device yields close-up look at metastasis

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 31, 2014
Rngineers have invented a lab device to give cancer researchers an unprecedented microscopic look at metastasis, the complex way that tumor cells spread through the body, causing more than 90 percent of cancer-related deaths.

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Proton therapy shown to be less costly than some alternative radiotherapy techniques for early stage breast cancer

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 31, 2014
In terms of duration of treatment and cost, patients with early stage breast cancer may benefit from accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with proton therapy versus whole breast irradiation (WBI), according to new research.

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Well: The Workout: Running While Pregnant

New York Times - Health: October 31, 2014
Clara Horowitz Peterson, an elite runner, mother of three and expecting, talks about training during and after pregnancy.

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Repeal of Health Law, Once Central to G.O.P., Is Side Issue in Campaigns

New York Times - Health: October 31, 2014
In a year that was supposed to be dominated by attacks on the Affordable Care Act, few Republican candidates focused on repeal or offered alternatives.

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VIDEO: Drinkers try the BBC booze calculator

BBC Health: October 31, 2014
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

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New Jersey Details Ebola Policy

Wall Street Journal: October 31, 2014
New Jersey officials spelled out the state’s quarantine policy, which has been criticized by some health officials but is popular among the public.

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CHIME sees 'troubling' signals for MU

Healthcare IT News: October 31, 2014
As we head into Congress' lame-duck session after Tuesday's midterm election, the national policy agenda for healthcare CIOs will revolve around meaningful use, cybersecurity, ICD-10 and patient safety. [See also: Tips to help CIOs 'survive the madness'] read more

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Well: Low Vitamin D Tied to Asthma Attacks

New York Times - Health: October 31, 2014
Raising vitamin D levels may help control flare-ups in people with asthma.

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Maine Judge Orders Ebola Quarantine for Nurse

New York Times - Health: October 31, 2014
Kaci Hickox, a nurse who worked in West Africa, had defied the authorities’ requests to go into quarantine because she said the measures were not justified.

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NYC shows skills gap for healthcare, IT

Healthcare IT News: October 31, 2014
New York City offers plenty of healthcare and technology jobs, but there's a gap between the work and the skills available, according to a new report from financial services firm JPMorgan Chase. On Thursday, the company released the first in a series of reports slated to address the mismatch between potential employers and job seekers. The report is part of JPMorgan Chase’s five-year, $250 million New Skills at Work initiative, which aims to identify middle-skill healthcare and technology occupations that are in high demand. read more

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Q&A: Dartmouth's mHealth security ace

Healthcare IT News: October 31, 2014
Mobile health wearables and sensors present myriad opportunities for improving patient care and increasing patient engagement. They also offer the chance to better manage chronically ill patients remotely. The only problem? It's not that these wearables are scarce. They're not. It's that many just aren't secure. read more

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“Think Big”: Q&A with Eric Chen

TEDMED - Medical Discussions: October 31, 2014
At TEDMED 2014, Eric Chen urged us to think big and never stop asking questions. Halfway through a very exciting first semester at Harvard, Eric Chen checked in with TEDMED to answer a few questions we had about his talk. … Continue reading → The post “Think Big”: Q&A with Eric Chen appeared first on TEDMED Blog.

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News Analysis: Alarmed by Ebola, Public Isn’t Calmed by ‘Experts Say’

New York Times - Health: October 31, 2014
Shifting guidelines on how to handle Ebola, combined with a mistrust of elites, have fed the public’s mistrust of assurances by government officials and scientists.

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Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics

WebMD: October 31, 2014
You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says

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Science Looks into Immortal Pets

Scientific American: Health: October 31, 2014
A new experiment will study the extension of lifespan via an anti-aging drug administered to domestic dogs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Some ethnic groups 'less cancer aware'

BBC Health: October 31, 2014
A study by Cancer Research UK reveals black and South Asian ethnic groups in England are less aware of cancer symptoms than people with white backgrounds.

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Women and Heart Attack Symptoms

NIH Medline Plus: October 31, 2014
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Angina, Heart Attack, Heart Disease in Women

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Survey Reveals Concerns Over Ebola

WebMD: October 31, 2014
When it comes to Ebola, most Americans say they’re not worried about catching the disease, but they are concerned about the possibility of health care workers who have treated sick patients spreading the virus here.

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U.S. Ebola Survivors Tread Painful, Lonely Journeys

Wall Street Journal: October 31, 2014
The varied experiences of people who have been treated trace the splintered path of Ebola in America.

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Better Staffing Seen as Crucial to Ebola Treatment in Africa

New York Times - Health: October 31, 2014
Doctors say that better systems for treating fluid loss, routine in the United States, could also help patients in West Africa.

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Bacteria Lowers Mosquito-Transmission of Malaria, Dengue

Scientific American: Health: October 31, 2014
Mosquitoes that harbor a soil microbe called Chromobacterium Csp_P have a harder time catching dengue virus and the malarial parasite. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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NIMH creates new unit to support its research domain criteria initiative

National Institutes of Health: October 31, 2014
RDoC research framework will help guide the classification of patients in clinical studies.

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Ginseng Kianpi Pil: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredients

Safety Alerts: October 31, 2014
Risk of impaired ability to fight infections, high blood sugar levels, muscle injuries and psychiatric problems. Undeclared drug ingredients may also cause serious side effects when combined with other medications.

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Wanted: communications help for EHRs

Healthcare IT News: October 31, 2014
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Let’s Talk about Ebola Survivors and Sex

Scientific American: Health: October 31, 2014
As more patients recover from the infection, what risk do they pose to their sexual partners? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Computer game could help visually impaired children live independently

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 31, 2014
A new computer game is being test that researchers hope could hold the key to helping visually-impaired children lead independent lives. Developed by a team of neuroscientists and video game designers, the Eyelander game features exploding volcanoes, a travelling avatar and animated landscapes. The idea is to improve the functional vision of children who have sight issues due to a brain injury rather than damage to the eye itself.

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