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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 new Blaze is a tracking device and a fashion statement. It has beautiful design and is packed full of features. Check out this wrist candy and all the cool features it has to offer here >> See the HOTTEST new Fitbit!

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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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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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New tax needed to fund NHS and care, says ex-minister

BBC Health: August 28, 2016
A new tax is needed to ensure the UK has a properly funded health and social care system, doctor and former minister Dan Poulter says.

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Can Clinton save health overhaul from its mounting problems?

Associated Press Healthwire: August 28, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment....

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Locally transmitted Zika virus infects 41 in Singapore

Associated Press Healthwire: August 28, 2016
SINGAPORE (AP) -- More than 40 people have been infected by the Zika virus in Singapore, but most have fully recovered, officials said Sunday....

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Locally transmitted Zika virus infects 41 in Singapore

Yahoo Health: August 28, 2016
SINGAPORE (AP) — More than 40 people have been infected by the Zika virus in Singapore, but most have fully recovered, officials said Sunday.

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An Auditory Component to Autism

Scientific American: Health: August 28, 2016
New evidence suggests people with autism can recognize feelings and other traits of humanness in voices as well as—or even better than—neurotypical people do -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Singapore says 40 more locally transmitted Zika cases

Yahoo Health: August 28, 2016
Singapore reported 40 more cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infections on Sunday, most of them foreign workers at a construction site. All 41 are residents or workers in a suburban district, the Ministry of Health and the National Environment Agency said in a joint statement. "They are not known to have travelled to Zika-affected areas recently, and are thus likely to have been infected in Singapore," the statement said.

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California legal setback fails to discourage tenure opponents

Yahoo Health: August 28, 2016
A nationwide drive to weaken job guarantees for U.S. public school teachers shows no sign of fading away even though an extended legal battle to stop the practice of granting tenure in California went down in defeat last week. The California challenge, which would have made it easier for school districts to fire teachers deemed to be underachievers, reached the end of the line when the California Supreme Court declined to take up the case. The decision was a setback for advocates of sweeping changes in education that unionized teachers generally oppose, including a repeal of tenure and more funding for charter schools.

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Togo slaughters 11,500 chickens after H5N1 bird flu outbreak

Yahoo Health: August 28, 2016
Togolese authorities said on Saturday they had slaughtered 11,500 chickens in response to an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu at two farms in the capital Lome and the town of Adetikope, about 25 km north of Lome. "We are in the presence of the H5N1 virus," Agriculture Minister Ouro-Koura Agadazi said on public radio, after the strain was confirmed by laboratory tests in Italy. Highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu has spread across a number of West African countries in the past two years, hitting poultry farms in Niger and Cameroon.

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Singapore confirms 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus: media

Yahoo Health: August 28, 2016
Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus, local media reported on Sunday, citing the city-state's health ministry. The cases include 36 foreign construction workers employed at a site in Aljunied, in the southeast of the island, the Straits Times newspaper and Channel News Asia television reported. On Saturday, the health ministry confirmed Singapore's first case of a local transmission of the virus, which in Brazil has been linked to microcephaly, a rare birth defect.

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Yellow fever vaccination drive in Congo's capital hits target

Yahoo Health: August 27, 2016
A vaccination campaign against yellow fever in Congo's capital is almost complete, but the gains may be reversed by the looming rainy season and the spread of the disease to areas where people have not yet been vaccinated, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Health officials began a campaign to vaccinate 7.5 million people in Kinshasa last week to combat the worst outbreak in decades of the hemorrhagic virus. More than 400 people have died in Congo and neighboring Angola since December.

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Olympian sells medal to fund child's cancer treatment

CNN Health: August 27, 2016
For an athlete, an Olympic medal is a priceless possession.

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Adopted Koreans, Stymied in Search of Birth Parents, Find Hope in a Cotton Swab

New York Times - Health: August 27, 2016
Many are turning to DNA testing after years of frustration with bureaucratic hurdles and flawed records.

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Singapore confirms first case of locally transmitted Zika virus

Yahoo Health: August 27, 2016
By Marius Zaharia SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has confirmed its first case of a locally-transmitted Zika virus, which has been linked to microcephaly, a rare birth defect, in Brazil, the health ministry said. A 47-year-old Malaysian woman working in the city-state was confirmed with the virus, but was "well and recovering." As she had not traveled to Zika-affected areas recently, she was likely to have been infected in Singapore, the ministry said in a statement. Zika was detected in Brazil last year and has since spread across the Americas.

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Togo slaughters 11,500 chickens after H5N1 bird flu outbreak

Yahoo Health: August 27, 2016
Togolese authorities said on Saturday they had slaughtered 11,500 chickens in response to an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu at two farms in the capital Lome and the town of Adetikope, about 25 km north of Lome. "We are in the presence of the H5N1 virus," Agriculture Minister Ouro-Koura Agadazi said on public radio, after the strain was confirmed by laboratory tests in Italy. Highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu has spread across a number of West African countries in the past two years, hitting poultry farms in Niger and Cameroon.

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Volunteers give kiss of life as Laos road tolls mount

Yahoo Health: August 27, 2016
Vientiane (AFP) - "Look at me, stay with us," the paramedics shout as a barely conscious motorcyclist is bundled into a volunteer ambulance in the Laotian capital Vientiane, where rampant drink driving brings nightly carnage to the roads. Founded in 2010 by a group of foreigners, "Vientiane Rescue" is a lifeline for those in need of urgent medical care. Poorly maintained roads, dilapidated vehicles, an increase in motorcycle use and the widespread prevalence of drink driving makes Vientiane one of Asia's most precarious capitals for road deaths.

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Mom: "Drug policy is the reason people are dying"

CNN Health: August 27, 2016
In March, Louise Vincent's 19-year-old daughter died of a heroin overdose. But it's not the drug she blames for her daughter's death -- it's drug policy.

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Obama presses Congress for Zika funding as worries grow

Yahoo Health: August 27, 2016
US President Barack Obama called on Congress Saturday to step up funding to combat the Zika virus, warning that delay is putting more Americans at risk. Obama's latest appeal, in his weekly radio address, came the day after the US authorities expressed deepening worry about the spread of the mosquito-borne virus, urging that all donated blood be tested for Zika. The Congress has denied past administration requests for Zika funding, instead redirecting funds that had been earmarked to fight Ebola, cancer and other diseases.

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Italy's quake survivors fear family villages will become ghost towns

Yahoo Health: August 27, 2016
By Steve Scherer SANT'ANGELO, Italy (Reuters) - Tiny villages that dot the valley around the town of Amatrice, which was leveled by Wednesday's earthquake, were home to generations of families who once farmed the land, but later moved to cities for work and now return for the holidays. "The fear is that they will now be abandoned," said Giancarla Celli, 50, standing outside the 300-year-old family villa that withstood the quake, but which has been badly damaged and is now unsafe, cracks zigzagging up its walls. Most of the other homes in the hamlet of Sant'Angelo, where more than 100 people pass the hot summer months but which is sparsely populated in winter, have been reduced to rubble.

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'Dark twin' of the Milky Way galaxy discovered

CNN Health: August 27, 2016
Welcome to the dark side of the universe. In a direct contrast with the beautifully bright Milky Way galaxy, a "dark twin" called Dragonfly 44 has been discovered 300 million light-years away in the Coma constellation, according to a new study.

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Japan pledges $30 billion for Africa over next three years

Yahoo Health: August 27, 2016
By George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development, education and healthcare expansion in the continent. Resource-poor Japan has long been interested in tapping Africa's vast natural resources, even more so since dependence on oil and natural gas imports jumped after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster shut almost all of Japan's nuclear reactors. Abe, in the Kenyan capital Nairobi to attend the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), said the package would be spread over three years from this year and include $10 billion for infrastructure projects, to be executed through cooperation with the African Development Bank.

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Helping the homeless, one song at a time

CNN Health: August 27, 2016
On a rainy August afternoon, Chris Leamy sat on a pavement and waited for passersby to drop a dollar or two. But the 29-year-old isn't homeless. With a guitar in hand, he sits by homeless people in New York City and tries to help them boost their gains by playing a few tunes.

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Burkina Faso bans big buttocks beauty contest

Yahoo Health: August 27, 2016
The government of Burkina Faso has banned an annual beauty contest for women with the biggest buttocks, saying such events are sexist. Adverts for this weekend's third edition of 'Miss Bim-Bim', carrying an image of two fully clothed women with exaggeratedly large behinds, provoked an outcry on social media. "Our role is to do everything to avoid damaging the image of women," said Minister Laure Zongo in a statement, adding that social media criticism had persuaded her to act.

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Japan's Abe pledges $30 billion for Africa over next three years

Yahoo Health: August 27, 2016
By George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development on the continent. Resource-poor Japan has long been interested in tapping Africa's vast natural resources, even more so since dependence on oil and natural gas imports jumped after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster shut almost all of Japan's nuclear reactors. Abe, in the Kenyan capital Nairobi to attend the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), said the package would be spread over three years from this year and include $10 billion for infrastructure projects on the continent, to be executed through cooperation with the African Development Bank.

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Timeline: Zika's origin and global spread

Yahoo Health: August 27, 2016
The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago: 1947: Scientists researching yellow fever in Uganda's Zika Forest identify the virus in a rhesus monkey 1948: Virus recovered from Aedes africanus mosquito in Zika Forest 1952: First human cases detected in Uganda and Tanzania 1954: Virus found in Nigeria 1960s-80s: Zika detected in mosquitoes and monkeys across equatorial Africa 1969–83: Zika found in equatorial Asia, including India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Pakistan 2007: Zika spreads from Africa and Asia, first large outbreak on ...

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Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

Yahoo Health: August 27, 2016
Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. Zika is transmitted to people through the bite of infected female mosquitoes, primarily the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the same type that spreads dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said Aedes mosquitoes are found in all countries in the Americas except Canada and continental Chile, and the virus will likely reach all countries and territories of the region where Aedes mosquitoes are found.

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Japan's Abe pledges $30 billion for Africa over next three years

Yahoo Health: August 27, 2016
By George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development on the continent. Resource-poor Japan has long been interested in tapping Africa's vast natural resources, even more so since dependence on oil and natural gas imports jumped after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster shut almost all of Japan's nuclear reactors. Abe, in the Kenyan capital Nairobi to attend the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), said the package would be spread over three years from this year and include $10 billion for infrastructure projects on the continent, to be executed through cooperation with the African Development Bank.

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Italy quake death toll hits 284 on day of mass funeral

Yahoo Health: August 27, 2016
The number of people killed in an earthquake that has wrecked parts of central Italy rose to 284 on Saturday, as the country started a day of mourning and prepared for a mass funeral for some of the victims. A further two bodies were found overnight in the worst-hit town, Amatrice, which was flattened by Wednesday's powerful quake causing the deaths of at least 224 residents and tourists. Italian President Sergio Mattarella flew to Amatrice by helicopter on Saturday to see the damage first hand before traveling on later in the morning to the nearby city of Ascoli Piceno for the funeral of up to 40 of the victims.

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California Judge Rejects Request to Suspend Assisted Suicide Law

New York Times - Health: August 27, 2016
The law, which took effect on June 9, will not be blocked now, but the judge agreed to allow a lawsuit challenging the measure to go forward.

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Elephant Tranquilizer Could Be Linked to Wave of Heroin Overdoses in Midwest

New York Times - Health: August 26, 2016
Officials in Ohio and Indiana say that carfentanil, a cousin of fentanyl that is 10,000 times as potent as morphine, may be linked to overdoses that killed at least four people.

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St. Jude says report by short sellers 'false and misleading'

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
(Reuters) - Medical device manufacturer St. Jude Medical Inc said on Friday that a report by short-selling firm Muddy Waters and a cyber-security researcher alleging its heart devices were riddled with bugs was "false and misleading." The report, which caused St Jude shares to decline after its release on Thursday, alleged there were significant security bugs in the company's Merlin@home device for monitoring implanted heart devices. St. Jude initially responded on Thursday with a terse statement from its chief technology officer, Phil Ebeling, who said "the allegations are absolutely untrue." But he did not provide specific examples of errors. St. Jude on Friday issued a longer analysis, saying the majority of the observations in the report applied to older versions of its Merlin@home devices, which had not been patched with security upgrades that the company automatically pushes out to customers.

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Muddy Waters says St. Jude shares could fall below $55 a share: CNBC

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Carson Block, the head of short-selling firm Muddy Waters, said on Friday that shares of medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc could fall to $55 per share or lower if Abbott Laboratories' deal to buy the company falls apart. "If the deal were to break, I think that we could be $55 or lower," Block told cable television network CNBC. That implied a drop of more than 27 percent from St. Jude's current share price of $75.81 a share. (Reporting by Sam Forgione; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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Rights organizations can avoid further harming victims

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Lawyers interview victims of human rights violations to document their stories and seek justice, but victims who have to relive the violence during a single interview may be traumatized anew, researchers argue. In the journal BMJ Global Health, psychiatrists and human rights advocates jointly propose a research agenda to find the best ways to protect both the legal rights and mental health of these victims. Led by psychiatrist Susan Meffert of the University of California, San Francisco, the proposal authors point out that “debriefing” a victim in a single interview session used to be a mode of therapy.

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EpiPen Users Have Few Options for Generic or Alternate Drugs

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
Just one other company is approved to make epinephrine auto injectors.

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Nicaragua confirms first microcephaly birth linked to Zika virus

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
Nicaragua has confirmed its first case of a baby born with microcephaly linked to the Zika virus, authorities said on Friday. "The girl was born very underweight, at less than four pounds (1.81 kg) and with confirmed microcephaly," said Rosario Murillo, government spokeswoman and the country's first lady. The mosquito-borne Zika virus was first detected in Brazil last year and has since spread across the Americas.

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Stubborn Guinea Worm in Last-Gasp Fight Against Eradication

Scientific American: Health: August 26, 2016
Nearly vanquished, the terrifying meter-long parasites seem to have a new strategy  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Yellow fever vaccination drive in Congo's capital hits target

Yahoo Health: August 26, 2016
A vaccination campaign against yellow fever in Congo's capital is almost complete, but the gains may be reversed by the looming rainy season and the spread of the disease to areas where people have not yet been vaccinated, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Health officials began a campaign to vaccinate 7.5 million people in Kinshasa last week to combat the worst outbreak in decades of the hemorrhagic virus. More than 400 people have died in Congo and neighboring Angola since December.

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