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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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30,000 Leaky Mines Contaminating US West's Water Supply

Discovery Health: August 27, 2015
One spectacular toxic mine waste leak in Colorado is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Continue reading →

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The One Minute Miracle Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of MIRACLE DIET 30 Due to Presence of Undeclared Phenolphthalein & MIRACLE ROCK 48 Due to Presence of Undeclared Thiosildenafil

Safety Alerts: August 27, 2015
The One Minute Miracle Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot each of Miracle Diet 30, capsules and Miracle Rock 48. Miracle Diet 30 has been found to contain undeclared phenolphthalein, phenolphthalein was an ingredient used in over-the counter laxatives but was removed from the market because of concerns of carcinogenicity.

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The One Minute Miracle Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of MIRACLE DIET 30 Due to Presence of Undeclared Phenolphthalein & MIRACLE ROCK 48 Due to Presence of Undeclared Thiosildenafil

FDA Recalls: August 27, 2015
The One Minute Miracle Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot each of Miracle Diet 30, capsules and Miracle Rock 48. Miracle Diet 30 has been found to contain undeclared phenolphthalein, phenolphthalein was an ingredient used in over-the counter laxatives but was removed from the market because of concerns of carcinogenicity.

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Invisible Sensor Dome Detects Spy Drones

Discovery Health: August 27, 2015
An anti-drone system could appeal to anyone concerned about unauthorized drones spying, smuggling or otherwise causing security concerns.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Let Fear Guide Early Stage Breast-Cancer Decisions

New York Times - Health: August 27, 2015
Our emotions can make the unlikely risks of early stage breast cancer feel highly probable, or cloud the perceived benefit of treatment.

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta, others reflect 10 years after Katrina

CNN Health: August 27, 2015
As the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, CNN Opinion asked residents and those involved in New Orleans' recovery for their take on the lessons learned, and what the city means to them. All views are the authors' own.

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Should media show on-air killings?

CNN Health: August 27, 2015
After the on-air Virginia killings, media organizations struggled with whether (or how much) to show of the incident. CNN commenators weigh in.

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Short Bouts of Activity May Offset Lack of Sustained Exercise in Kids

NIH Medline Plus: August 27, 2015
Source: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Exercise for Children, Obesity in Children

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Q&A: Questions, answers in Planned Parenthood controversy

Associated Press Healthwire: August 27, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Planned Parenthood Federation of America is defending its abortion practices and its donation of fetal tissue for medical research....

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School Lunches Becoming Healthier, Statistics Indicate

New York Times - Health: August 27, 2015
Substantially more schools are offering two or more fruits and two or more vegetables than in 2000, according to federal data.

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DNews: Do Big Brains Equal High Intelligence?

Discovery Health: August 27, 2015
If sheer brain size were the best gauge of intelligence, whales would be the smartest animals on Earth. As far as we know, they're not, so what gives? What's the best way to evaluate brain size and smarts?

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Planned Parenthood alleges 'smear' in letter to Congress

Associated Press Healthwire: August 27, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended its practices Thursday in a lengthy letter to Congress and included a report by experts that found undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists....

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Are physicians really dissatisfied with EHRs? Should we be concerned?

Healthcare IT News: August 27, 2015
Physicians dissatisfied with EHRs? Electronic Health Records Are physicians really dissatisfied with EHRs? Should we be concerned? While we continue to ask the specific question, "Are you happy with your EHR?", maybe we don't consider often enough the general frustration of digitizing processes that were once manual.

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Short bouts of activity may offset lack of sustained exercise in kids

National Institutes of Health: August 27, 2015
NIH study finds interrupting sitting with short walks lowers blood sugar, insulin and blood fats.

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Lilly Lung-Cancer Drug Stirs Price Debate

Wall Street Journal: August 27, 2015
An experimental Eli Lilly & Co. lung-cancer drug hasn’t reached the market, but some doctors are already weighing in on how much it should cost—arguing the price should be below average because the drug extended patient lives by only six to seven weeks in a clinical trial.

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Katrina 10 Years Later: Was Warming to Blame?

Discovery Health: August 27, 2015
What role climate change may have played in Hurricane Katrina and other storms is difficult to answer, even 10 years later. Continue reading →

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Health officials: Elderly Utah resident dies from plague

Associated Press Healthwire: August 27, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- An elderly Utah resident has died after contracting the plague earlier this month, health officials said Thursday, noting it's the state's first recorded death from the disease in over three decades....

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Could Alien Life Spread 'Like a Virus' to the Stars?

Discovery Health: August 27, 2015
As astronomical techniques become more advanced, a team of astrophysicists think they will be able to not only detect the signatures of alien life in exoplanetary atmospheres, but also track its relentless spread throughout the galaxy.

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Test Tube News: Why the Fight Against Poaching Remains an Uphill Battle

Discovery Health: August 27, 2015
In three years, and in spite of efforts to stop the slaughter, more than 100,000 elephants were killed for their ivory. What stands in the way of ending illegal poaching?

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Tesla 'Breaks' Consumer Reports' Rating System

Discovery Health: August 27, 2015
The P85D scored 103 points on the magazine's 100-point ratings scale.

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FDA lays out proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs

Associated Press Healthwire: August 27, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has released its proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs, a critical step in creating a market for the new class of medicines....

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Dr. James H. Duke Jr., Texas Trauma Surgeon, Dies at 86

New York Times - Health: August 27, 2015
Dr. Duke was famous for his health reports on NBC and for having attended to President Kennedy and Gov. John Connally in Dallas after the deadly shooting in 1963.

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FDA Wants Food Makers to Hand Over Their Contaminated Samples

Scientific American: Health: August 27, 2015
Whole genome sequencing poised to help tamp down food outbreaks -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How Creative and Crazy Are Linked

Discovery Health: August 27, 2015
Highly neurotic individuals can be capable of major creative breakthroughs, as well as debilitating emotional breakdowns.

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Wind to Power Trains

Discovery Health: August 27, 2015
All Netherlands Railways trains will be powered 100 percent by wind by 2018. Continue reading →

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'McWhopper' Mega-Burger Would Have Mega-Calories

Discovery Health: August 27, 2015
The proposed McWhopper would be 6 parts Big Mac and 6 parts Whopper -- and it will pack a ton of calories.

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Bimbo Bakeries Voluntary Regional Recall of Certain Limited Breads Produced Under the Sara Lee, Great Value, Kroger, Bimbo, Nature’s Harvest and L’Oven Fresh Brands

Safety Alerts: August 27, 2015
Bimbo Bakeries USA has initiated a voluntary regional recall of certain bread products under the Sara Lee®, Kroger®, Bimbo®, Nature’s Harvest®, Great Value and L’Oven Fresh® brands due to the possible presence of fragments of glass caused by a broken light bulb at one of its bakeries.

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Bimbo Bakeries Voluntary Regional Recall of Certain Limited Breads Produced Under the Sara Lee, Great Value, Kroger, Bimbo, Nature’s Harvest and L’Oven Fresh Brands

FDA Recalls: August 27, 2015
Bimbo Bakeries USA has initiated a voluntary regional recall of certain bread products under the Sara Lee®, Kroger®, Bimbo®, Nature’s Harvest®, Great Value and L’Oven Fresh® brands due to the possible presence of fragments of glass caused by a broken light bulb at one of its bakeries.

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What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear's death solved

Associated Press Healthwire: August 27, 2015
BERLIN (AP) -- The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to keep other animals from suffering the same fate....

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Why Your Child Is Stressed: 10 Reasons

WebMD: August 27, 2015
This WebMD story offers reasons why children are feeling stressed and what parents can do to help.

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VA's use of Yammer made for PHI, data security risk

Healthcare IT News: August 27, 2015
Turns out the Department of Veterans Affairs uses a Web-based communication platform that isn't exactly secure. In fact, a new report suggests VA practices in this case put protected health information at serious security risk. The report, conducted by the VA Office of Inspector General, concluded that the agency has been using improperly the Yammer Web-based communication platform, an application not approved or monitored by the agency. Privacy & Security read more

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Mediterranean Eating Habits Prove Good for the Brain

Scientific American: Health: August 27, 2015
A Mediterranean-style diet may slow memory loss, even if adopted late in life -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Stunning: New App Visualizes Wi-Fi Signals

Discovery Health: August 27, 2015
The Architecture of Radio reveals the invisible to provide a comprehensive window into the infosphere.

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