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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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Postnatal identification of Zika virus peptides from saliva

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 21, 2017
For the first time, researchers are using proteomics to examine proteins and peptides in saliva in order to accurately detect exposure to Zika virus. With 70 countries and territories reporting evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission, there is an increased need for a rapid and effective test for the virus. This study offers a new, quicker and more cost-effective way to test for the virus.

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Materials scientists probe a protein's role in speeding Ebola's spread

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 21, 2017
Scientists have pinpointed how a tiny protein seems to make the deadly Ebola virus particularly contagious.

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Mayo Clinic says neonatology telehealth saves infants' lives, avoids transfers

Healthcare IT News: August 21, 2017
Pre-term infants, newborns with respiratory distress and babies who require advanced resuscitation located in community hospitals get the specialty care they need through video.

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Skin Deep: Is This Treatment the Cure for Hair Loss?

New York Times - Health: August 21, 2017
Harklinikken, a Danish company with an extract to fight hair loss, has come to the United States, where it is aggressively opening clinics.

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Where chronic care management and population health meet

Healthcare IT News: August 21, 2017
Compass Medical is using a variety of information technologies to enhance care for individuals and populations.

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New Novartis drug takes aim at tough-to-treat malaria

Reuters Health News: August 21, 2017
LONDON (Reuters) - Novartis is taking aim at drug-resistant malaria – a growing global problem – by launching clinical trials of the first new antimalarial medicine for many years in nine countries across Africa and Asia.

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New targets for drugs to treat fatty liver disease and liver cancer

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 21, 2017
There may no silver bullet for treating liver cancer or fatty liver disease, but knowing the right targets will help science develop the most effective treatments. Researchers have just identified a number of drug targets that can be used in the development of new efficient treatment strategies with minimum side effects.

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Chemicals from gut bacteria maintain vitality in aging animals

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 21, 2017
A class of chemicals made by intestinal bacteria, known as indoles, help worms, flies and mice maintain mobility and resilience for more of their lifespans, scientists have discovered.

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may fight infectious disease

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 21, 2017
Scientists found a gene variant that affects cholesterol levels also could increase the risk of contracting typhoid fever. A common cholesterol-lowering drug could protect animal models against Salmonella Typhi, the culprit behind the potentially deadly infection. The findings give insight into the mechanisms that govern human susceptibility to infectious disease and point to possible avenues to protect against pathogens -- like Salmonella or Ebola -- whose entry into host cells is regulated by cholesterol.

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Smokers hospitalized for heart attacks often don't get cessation drugs

Reuters Health News: August 21, 2017
(Reuters Health) - Few smokers hospitalized for heart attacks and other serious complications of cardiac disease get medication to help them quit smoking, a U.S. study suggests.

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Jury awards $417M in lawsuit linking talcum powder to cancer

Associated Press Healthwire: August 21, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene....

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Parents still failing to put babies to sleep on their backs

Reuters Health News: August 21, 2017
(Reuters Health) - Fewer than half of U.S. infants always sleep on their backs, the position doctors recommend to avoid sleep-related injuries and deaths, a study suggests.

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J&J ordered to pay $417 million in trial over talc cancer risks

Reuters Health News: August 21, 2017
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Monday was ordered by a California jury to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.

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Low-calorie pizza and burgers won’t fix our child obesity crisis

New Scientist Health News: August 21, 2017
The latest push to tackle growing waistlines among England's children is a call to cut calories in junk food. It won't work wonders, warns Tom Sanders

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Fruit Street to deliver CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program through live video classes

Healthcare IT News: August 21, 2017
The telehealth company says group video calls will enable more people to take advantage of the federal program, which outfits patients with Fitbits, wireless scales and a mobile app to keep track of diet.

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IoT security startup ZingBox raises $22 million in Series B funding round

Healthcare IT News: August 21, 2017
Money will help grow its team, meet customer demand for ways to secure Internet-connected devices.

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'Exquisite selectivity' of neuronal wiring in the cerebral cortex revealed by research

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 21, 2017
Advanced technologies has been used to illuminate the connectivity pattern of chandelier cells, a distinctive kind of inhibitory cell type in the mammalian brain. Scientists reveal for the first time how this candelabra-shaped cell interacts in a highly selective way with hundreds of excitatory cells in its neighborhood, receiving information from some, imparting information to others.

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New tool identifies diabetes patients at risk for low blood sugar emergencies

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 21, 2017
A team of researchers has developed and validated a practical tool for identifying diabetes patients who are at the highest risk for being admitted to an emergency department or hospital due to severe hypoglycemia, or very low blood sugar.

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Are there ethnic differences in cognitive outcomes based on BP targets?

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 21, 2017
A new article investigates how various blood pressure targets for older patients treated for hypertension were associated with cognitive function and if ethnic differences existed in long-term cognitive outcomes.

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What is the global prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder?

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 21, 2017
New reserach estimates the global prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) among children and youth.

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What hours are worked by women, men in dual-physician couples with kids?

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 21, 2017
In dual-physician couples, women with children worked fewer hours than women without children but similar differences in hours worked were not seen among men, according to a new research letter.

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Identifying vulnerabilities posed by synthetic biology

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 21, 2017
Given the possible security vulnerabilities related to developments in synthetic biology -- a field that uses technologies to modify or create organisms or biological components -- a new report proposes a framework to identify and prioritize potential areas of concern associated with the field.

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Security issues with health apps for dementia patients uncovered by researchers

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 21, 2017
Many health apps designed to assist dementia patients and their caregivers have inadequate security policies or lack security policies altogether, new research concludes.

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Searching for the 'signature' causes of BRCAness in breast cancer

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 21, 2017
Breast cancer cells with defects in the DNA damage repair-genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 have a mutational signature known in cancer genomics as 'Signature 3.' But not all breast tumor cells exhibiting Signature 3 have BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. Therefore, some consider Signature 3 a biomarker for 'BRCAness,' a sign of a breakdown in BRCA-related DNA repair in general and not BRCA damage in particular.

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Potential target for alcohol liver disease discovered

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 21, 2017
Drinking too much alcohol can damage the liver, but investigators have discovered a protective response in the organ that might be targeted to help treat alcoholic liver disease. The team also found that the same protective response may be involved in aversion to alcohol and could therefore help in the treatment of alcoholism.

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Gut microbes may talk to the brain through cortisol

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 21, 2017
Gut microbes have been in the news lately. Recent studies show they can influence human health, behavior, and certain neurological disorders, such as autism. But just how do they communicate with the brain? Results from a new study suggest a pathway of communication between certain gut bacteria and brain metabolites, by way of a compound in the blood known as cortisol. And unexpectedly, the finding provides a potential mechanism to explain the characteristics of autism.

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ASL Strategic Fund asks Community Health to replace CEO

Reuters Health News: August 21, 2017
(Reuters) - ASL Strategic Value Fund has sought the replacement of hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc's chief executive, Wayne Smith.

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The Case for a Breakfast Feast

New York Times - Well: August 21, 2017
A new review provides the latest evidence to suggest we should front-load our calories early in the day to jump-start our metabolisms and prevent obesity.

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$417 Million Awarded in Suit Tying Johnson’s Baby Powder to Cancer

New York Times - Health: August 21, 2017
A Los Angeles jury voted the damages for a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talc for decades.

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San Antonio's largest OB-GYN provider breached by keylogger malware

Healthcare IT News: August 21, 2017
Hackers spent one month on the servers of The Institute for Women’s Health, stealing both financial and personal health data.

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Philip Morris International CEO cheers U.S. FDA tobacco proposal

Reuters Health News: August 21, 2017
(Reuters) - The chief executive of Philip Morris International said he was "extremely encouraged" by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes and nudge smokers toward less harmful alternatives such as e-cigarettes.

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Chile families fight for acceptance of transgender children

Associated Press Healthwire: August 21, 2017
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Monica Flores was returning from a holiday abroad when Chilean police stopped her for questions at the airport. They were bothered that their records didn't match: She had left the country with a son and returned with a daughter....

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Antarctic mystery microbe could tell us where viruses came from

New Scientist Health News: August 21, 2017
Viruses are not like other organisms and nobody is quite sure where they originated, but a newly discovered single-celled organism seems to offer a clue

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It could be snowing on Mars right now

New Scientist Health News: August 21, 2017
The Red Planet may have had intense snowstorms long ago when it was wetter, but a model shows it could still have violent snowfall at night when the clouds cool

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Marijuana Tied to Hypertension Risk

New York Times - Well: August 21, 2017
Regular marijuana users had higher rates of hypertension-related deaths.

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Link between cells associated with aging, bone loss

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 21, 2017
A causal link between senescent cells -- the cells associated with aging and age-related disease -- and bone loss has been found in mice. Targeting these cells led to an increase in bone mass and strength.

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