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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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Teachers call for ban on energy drinks in schools

BBC Health: December 10, 2017
A teaching union compares energy drinks to “legal highs” and says pupils are consuming them in “excessive quantities.”

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Officials: Patients at risk at Dallas psychiatric hospital

Associated Press Healthwire: December 10, 2017
DALLAS (AP) -- Federal officials have warned that patients at a psychiatric hospital in Dallas are in "immediate jeopardy" two years after Texas regulators threatened to close the facility over severe safety problems, a newspaper reported Sunday....

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Hospital operators in merger talks to create U.S. industry leader: WSJ

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in discussions about a merger that would create the largest hospital chain in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the situation.

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Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunization program

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research.

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France orders international recall of Lactalis baby formula

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
PARIS (Reuters) - France has ordered banned the sale and ordered a recall of several baby formula milk and baby food products made by French dairy giant Lactalis after the discovery of salmonella bacteria, consumer protection agency DGCCRF said in a statement.

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Gilead's new drug keeps 56 percent of lymphoma trial patients alive

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
(Reuters) - More than half of trial patients with an advanced, aggressive form of blood cancer lived for at least a year after one-time treatment with Yescarta, a novel therapy sold by Gilead Sciences Inc, according to study results presented on Sunday.

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Novartis CAR-T therapy leads to durable response in lymphoma study

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
(Reuters) - Patients with an advanced form of an aggressive blood cancer who had initially responded to Novartis' new type of gene-modifying immunotherapy continued to respond at least six months after treatment, according to updated data released at a medical meeting on Sunday.

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'Unheard of' responses to bluebird CAR-T therapy seen in myeloma study

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
(Reuters) - More than half of patients with advanced multiple myeloma who had run out of therapeutic options remained in complete remission after receiving bluebird bio Inc's experimental gene-modifying immunotherapy in a small, early stage study, according to updated data released on Sunday.

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Roche lymphoma drug drives high remission rate, longer survival: study

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
(Reuters) - An experimental Roche Holding AG drug, added to standard therapy, led to a far higher rate of remission and helped patients with an advanced, aggressive blood cancer live significantly longer than the standard treatment alone, according to data from a mid-stage trial released at a medical meeting on Sunday.

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Houston's Savage returned to game after concussion

Associated Press Healthwire: December 10, 2017
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston quarterback Tom Savage was cleared to re-enter Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers for one series after sustaining a concussion, raising questions about the NFL's procedure for evaluating such injuries during games....

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The New Health Care: Birth Control and Breast Cancer: Look Beyond the Headlines

New York Times - Health: December 10, 2017
It’s impossible to look at individual harms alone and make good health decisions.

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Lord Kerslake resigns as King's College Hospital Trust chair

BBC Health: December 10, 2017
The House of Lord peer says the government is unrealistic about the challenges facing the NHS.

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Hospital operators in merger talks to form U.S. industry leader: WSJ

Reuters Health News: December 10, 2017
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks about a merger between the two Catholic non-profits that would create the largest U.S. hospital chain, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the discussions.

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3-D printing braces up sea turtle with gap in its shell

CNN Health: December 9, 2017
Scientists at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography believe they have created the world's first 3-D-printed brace for a sea turtle's shell, and the results seem promising.

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Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It

New York Times - Health: December 9, 2017
Some consumers are finding they can get a better deal on prescription drugs by leaving their insurance cards at home.

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How to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs

New York Times - Health: December 9, 2017
Online prescription sites may help you find cheaper prices for some drugs, sometimes without using your insurance.

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Hospitals Find Asthma Hot Spots More Profitable To Neglect Than Fix

Scientific American: Health: December 9, 2017
The medical system knows how to help but there is no money in it -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How Salty Foods Affect Hunger and Weight Loss

Scientific American: Health: December 9, 2017
Do salty foods make you hungrier? Or do they help you burn more calories? A new study finds that salt has unexpected effects on hunger and weight loss. Learn how this affects you -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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DNA Tattoos Are the Final Frontier of Love

New York Times - Well: December 9, 2017
A nifty new patented technology allows you to take your loved ones with you wherever and forever. Yes, even cats. Talk about “Winona Forever”!

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Sanya Journal: Welcome to China’s Florida: Sun, Sand and Retired Snowbirds

New York Times - Health: December 9, 2017
Rising incomes allow China’s growing numbers of aging people to become snowbirds in the south — enjoying life post-retirement in a way previous generations never imagined.

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Dying mother starts petition to lower age of breast screening

BBC Health: December 8, 2017
A mother dying from breast cancer has set up a campaign to expand a screening programme.

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Even without the buns, Trump's favorite fast-food meal is a diet-buster

CNN Health: December 8, 2017
On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump's typical McDonald's meal contained nearly a day's worth of calories and sodium, almost double the recommended daily dose of saturated fat and 2½ times the sugar he should eat in a day, according to US Dietary Guidelines.

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Kids who get moving may also get better grades

Reuters Health News: December 8, 2017
(Reuters Health) - Students who get extra physical activity may pay more attention in school and do better in subjects like reading and math, a research review suggests.

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Acupressure app may help ease menstrual cramp pain

Reuters Health News: December 8, 2017
(Reuters Health) - Women with intense menstrual cramp pain may get more relief from smartphone app-guided acupressure than with typical medical treatments like painkillers, a recent study suggests.

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Here's where 'Smart Hospitals' will make big tech investments in the near future

Healthcare IT News: December 8, 2017
Building on top of today’s digital infrastructure, Smart Hospitals will focus on patient experience, outcomes, the Triple Aim and they’ll make expensive acquisitions between now and 2025.

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Your Money: Under New Tax Plan, the Cost of Aging Could Rise

New York Times - Health: December 8, 2017
If the tax bill removes medical expense deductions, many people could lose over $10,000 annually.

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Scientists channel graphene to understand filtration, ion transport into cells

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 8, 2017
Nanometer-scale pores etched into layers of graphene can provide a simple model for the complex operation of ion channels, researchers have demonstrated.

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The New Old Age: Some Older Smokers Turn to Vaping. That May Not Be a Bad Idea.

New York Times - Health: December 8, 2017
Tobacco use is hazardous at any age, but older smokers are particularly vulnerable to the health effects. More of them are exploring an alternative: e-cigarettes.

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Talking to ourselves and voices in our heads

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 8, 2017
As far our brain is concerned, talking to ourselves in our heads may be fundamentally the same as speaking our thoughts out loud, new research shows. The findings may have important implications for understanding why people with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia hear voices.

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Taurine lends hand to repair cells damaged in multiple sclerosis

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 8, 2017
New research suggests that administering taurine, a molecule naturally produced by human cells, could boost the effectiveness of current multiple sclerosis (MS) therapies.

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Boosting the antibiotic arsenal

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 8, 2017
A NEW way to make bacteria more vulnerable to a class of antibiotics known as quinolones, which include ciprofloxacin and are often used to treat infections such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, has been discovered by researchers.

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Scientists slow progression of fatal form of muscular dystrophy

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 8, 2017
Researchers report that a new drug reduces fibrosis (scarring) and prevents loss of muscle function in an animal model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

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Global Health: The Next Flu Pandemic Will Appear When You Least Expect It

New York Times - Health: December 8, 2017
An examination of the great flu epidemics in recent history concludes that next one is likely to arrive in late spring or early summer — not during flu season.

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Record-breaking two-tonne fish is the heaviest of its kind

New Scientist Health News: December 8, 2017
The record books say that the ocean sunfish is the heaviest bony fish alive, but in fact the specimen in question belongs to a different species

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Credibility, recipes, references help food blogs improve eating habits

Reuters Health News: December 8, 2017
(Reuters Health) - Consumers like healthy eating blogs written by nutritionists who seem credible and who interact with their readers, a small study in Canada suggests.

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Vaccination plea after Halesworth boy's meningitis death

BBC Health: December 8, 2017
The parents of a boy, six, who died from meningitis B have called on all children to be vaccinated.

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