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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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Hell On Earth: NASA Recreates Venus' Extreme Atmosphere

Discovery Health: September 2, 2015
A pressure chamber used to simulate harsh environments, such as what exists on Venus, Saturn's moon Titan and the giant planets, is open for business at NASA's Glenn Research Center.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Was It Cancer? Getting the Diagnosis

New York Times - Health: September 2, 2015
I regularly do hot yoga and swim in a bay near my home in Sydney. What was this thing on my ovaries?

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VIDEO: Rural GP surgeries 'in crisis'

BBC Health: September 2, 2015
Senior doctors have told the BBC that GP surgeries in rural areas are in crisis as they say it's harder to find family doctors in remote areas, as they struggle to recruit staff.

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Should Marissa Mayer take maternity leave?

CNN Health: September 2, 2015
Few would question a new dad returning quickly to work; why would they judge the personal choice of Yahoo's CEO, however she decides?

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Study Links Long-term NSAID Use to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

American Academy of Family Physicians: September 2, 2015
Danish researchers conducted a population-based, case-control study that found an association between long-term, continuous use of low-dose aspirin and long-term use of nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and decreased colorectal cancer risk.

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Cassini Spies Lonely Moon Dione Drift Past Saturn

Discovery Health: September 2, 2015
An icy moon of Saturn hangs against the face of its giant parent planet in a breathtaking new image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Chelsea Clinton: The lurking threat to child survival

CNN Health: September 2, 2015
Sometimes, when we look around, it can seem that our world is worse off than it's ever been. But despite intractable problems, there is good news: Untold millions of people are living healthier, more productive and more secure lives than ever before.

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San Quentin Prison Scrambles After Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease

New York Times - Health: September 2, 2015
California corrections officials face problems trying to manage an outbreak of a disease at a prison where the plumbing system has been shut down.

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More Men With Breast Cancer Having Second Breast Removed

WebMD: September 2, 2015
Trend mirrors the one seen in women, researchers say

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Animal Without Organs Digests Food on Its Body

Discovery Health: September 2, 2015
Having no organs is no problem for at least one animal that digests food on the surface of its body.

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Well: Short Sleepers May Catch More Colds

New York Times - Health: September 2, 2015
Short sleepers who get less than five to six hours of sleep a night are more likely to get sick after exposure to the common cold virus, new research shows.

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'Grey Swan' Hurricanes Pose Future Storm Surge Threat

Discovery Health: September 2, 2015
'Grey swan' hurricanes, those without precedent but that could be predicted, could be more likely with global warming. Continue reading →

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Sincerely Nuts Recalls Raw Macadamia Nuts Because Of Possible Health Risk

Safety Alerts: September 2, 2015
Sincerely Nuts Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling packages of Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Whole and Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Unsalted Halves and Pieces because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

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Sincerely Nuts Recalls Raw Macadamia Nuts Because Of Possible Health Risk

FDA Recalls: September 2, 2015
Sincerely Nuts Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling packages of Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Whole and Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Unsalted Halves and Pieces because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

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Green Slime in Antarctica Offers Window into the Past

Discovery Health: September 2, 2015
A thin layer of bright green slime at the bottom of an Antarctic lake is giving scientists a glimpse at life on Earth 2.4 billion years ago.

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Test Tube News: Why Corruption in Russia Is Business as Usual

Discovery Health: September 2, 2015
Bribery and corruption have become so commonplace in Vladimir Putin's Russia that one economist said it's "not a problem but a business." How did things get so bad?

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Coral Discovery in Australia Rivals Great Barrier Reef

Discovery Health: September 2, 2015
A deep sea robot finds marine life rivaling that found at the Great Barrier Reef.

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Most Adults' "Heart Age" Exceeds Their Actual Age

Scientific American: Health: September 2, 2015
Three out of four U.S. adults have a predicted "heart age" that is older than they are, putting them at increased risk for heart attacks and strokes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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King Cobra, Python Tangle in Singapore Street Fight

Discovery Health: September 2, 2015
University students get a firsthand look at what happens when big, dangerous snakes clash.

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Prison Directors Group Calls for Limiting Solitary Confinement

New York Times - Health: September 2, 2015
The Association of State Correctional Administrators said in a statement Wednesday that the policy of keeping inmates in solitary confinement needed to be limited or ended.

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One-Wheeled Skateboard Rides Like a Hoverboard

Discovery Health: September 2, 2015
This electric-powered skateboard works balances like a Segway and produces that floating-on-air feeling. Continue reading →

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Fly With New Horizons During Stunning Pluto Encounter

Discovery Health: September 2, 2015
This is what it feels like to zip through the Kuiper Belt at 31,000 miles per hour.

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New Species of Ancient 'River' Dolphin Lived in the Ocean

Discovery Health: September 2, 2015
The fossils are at least 5.8 million years old and could shed light on the evolutionary history of the freshwater mammals.

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NQF CEO urges better quality measures

Healthcare IT News: September 2, 2015
National Quality Forum CEO Christine Cassel, MD, outlines a "path forward" for healthcare quality measurement in a commentary published Sept. 1 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Cassel recommends actions that healthcare stakeholders can take to support timely, accurate and meaningful metrics of healthcare quality. Quality and Safety read more

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Oncology group slapped with $750K HIPAA fine

Healthcare IT News: September 2, 2015
Healthcare security folks, listen up: Failing to encrypt portable devices and laptops containing patient data could result in a serious HIPAA fine, as one Indiana-based health group can now attest to. Cancer Care Group, a large radiation oncology practice in Indianapolis, is reevaluating its privacy and security practices after it was slapped with a $750,000 HIPAA settlement from the Department of Health and Human Services. It agreed to pay the sum to settle alleged HIPAA violations involving a breach that occurred three years ago. Privacy & Security read more

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Children paralysed in polio outbreak

BBC Health: September 2, 2015
Two children have been paralysed in the first outbreak of polio in Europe for five years, the World Health Organization says.

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The Long Island Gastroenterology Specialists launch a new website to better serve the GI health of Long Island New York

Medical Web Times: September 2, 2015
Long Island Gastroenterology Specialists of the greater Long Island, New York area is committed to providing their patients with expert medical care in a warm and compassionate setting. Their state-of-the-art equipment and capable staff ensure that their patients’ medical needs are met and that they are the preferred treatment specialists for digestive issues. To add to [...]

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What will DoD-Cerner mean for EHR ROI?

Healthcare IT News: September 2, 2015
The landmark Department of Defense contract awarded to Cerner and Leidos will have a big effect on how private-sector health systems gauge the value of their electronic health record systems, a new report from IDC Health Insights suggests.

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FDA clears new stethoscope for new age

Healthcare IT News: September 2, 2015
The FDA has cleared Eko Core, a digital stethoscope designed by medical devices startup Eko Devices. Company founders call Eko Core "a next-generation" stethoscope – billed as the only one on the market to wirelessly stream heart sounds to a HIPAA-compliant smartphone app. It is also the first to integrate heart sounds directly into the patient's EHR. Medical Devices read more

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Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure

WebMD: September 2, 2015
But small study isn't conclusive, experts say

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Frozen Corn Recalled Due to Possible Listeria

WebMD: September 2, 2015
Frozen Corn Recalled Due to Possible Listeria

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DNews: How Did Pretty Gold Rocks Become So Valuable?

Discovery Health: September 2, 2015
Gold might be the perfect element -- for currency, statues, jewelry ... you name it. It doesn't rust or corrode and is only problematic when people start doing awful things to obtain it. DNews has all the dirt on this supremely precious metal.

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The untapped world of healthcare customer engagement

Healthcare IT News: September 2, 2015
An untapped world of customer engagement Ever since consumerism hit healthcare, the oft quoted objective is to give consumers the same kind of personalized experiences they have in other consumer-focused industries. Retail and financial services companies have gotten so good at this that they regularly provide personalized recommendations and interactions that are just short of eerie. Patient Engagement The untapped world of healthcare customer engagement While healthcare has made progress in adopting digital age customer service practices, there exists a much larger and more significant opportunity: care and health management.

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FDA approves new drug treatment for nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy

FDA US Food & Drug: September 2, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Varubi (rolapitant) to prevent delayed phase chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (emesis). Varubi is approved in adults in combination with other drugs (antiemetic agents) that prevent nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of vomit-inducing (emetogenic and highly emetogenic) cancer chemotherapy.

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