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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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EBOLA Mask

Ebola Protective Masks Are In High Demand

With the outbreak of the Ebola virus, Ebola protective gear like masks are being bought up quickly. Historically when the threat of a pandemic hits the news, the "preparers" of the world stock up. One on the first line of defense is the Ebola mask. Learn more about what types of Ebola masks can protect you here.

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Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto Issues Allergy Alert for Limited Number of Jars of Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto Sea Salt Caramel Gelato Due to Undeclared Peanut

Safety Alerts: February 28, 2015
Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, a Unilever company, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of jars of Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto Sea Salt Caramel Gelato because they may inadvertently contain peanuts (as peanut butter), which are not listed as an ingredient on the label. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

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Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto Issues Allergy Alert for Limited Number of Jars of Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto Sea Salt Caramel Gelato Due to Undeclared Peanut

FDA Recalls: February 28, 2015
Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, a Unilever company, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of jars of Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto Sea Salt Caramel Gelato because they may inadvertently contain peanuts (as peanut butter), which are not listed as an ingredient on the label. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

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Opinion: Medicating Women’s Feelings

New York Times - Health: February 28, 2015
Emotion should be seen as a sign of health, not disease.

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Fewer People are Calling Poison Control Centers

Scientific American: Health: February 28, 2015
The latest report reveals that people may be turning to the Internet for guidance -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Wireless Earbuds Create Network Around Your Body

Discovery Health: February 28, 2015
Near Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) system promises better quality and truly wireless earbuds.

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Reviving drugs with anti-stroke potential, minus side effects

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 27, 2015
Scientists have found NMDA receptor antagonists that can limit damage to the brain in animal models of stroke, apparently without the pronounced side effects seen with similar drugs. Now researchers have found a potential path around this obstacle, they report.

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Liberia’s President Urges U.S. to Continue Ebola Aid

New York Times - Health: February 27, 2015
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia praised the American efforts to fight the virus, which have helped to nearly eliminate new cases.

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Dogs Wear Swanky Sweaters to Beat the Cold: Photos

Discovery Health: February 27, 2015
It's all about layers for these stylish pups, as they cover their real coats with extra ones for their journeys out into the harsh winter.

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Primary Care, Family Medicine Shine in 2015 Osteopathic Match

American Academy of Family Physicians: February 27, 2015
Primary care and family medicine were big winners in the 2015 osteopathic match results announced recently by the American Osteopathic Association.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Nothing Is Wrong With Your Sex Drive

New York Times - Health: February 27, 2015
We don’t need drugs based on mistaken ideas about how desire works.

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Pakistani Officials Issue Arrest Warrants Over Refusals of Polio Vaccine

New York Times - Health: February 27, 2015
Police officials in the northwest province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa said they had issued hundreds of arrest warrants for parents who have refused to vaccinate their children.

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Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

WebMD: February 27, 2015
Researchers saw evidence only in first 3 years of disease, findings could lead to early test

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Clinical informatics to help transition to value-based care

Healthcare IT News: February 27, 2015
The signs coming out of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Serivces are crystal clear: New policies will continue to push hospitals toward value-based care – whether they're ready or not. "People recognize that times are changing," says Mat Kendall. "The reality is that CMS is moving aggressively to change incentives so there are penalties for readmissions and those penalties can be significant." Accountable Care Clinical informatics to help transition to value-based care The signs coming out of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are crystal clear: New policies will continue to push hospitals toward value-based care -- whether they're ready or not.

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Chemotherapy after bladder cancer surgery may improve survival

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 27, 2015
Patients that received chemotherapy after bladder cancer surgery demonstrated an approximately 30% lower risk of death than those that underwent surgery alone, according to a new analysis.

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A science tale behind two dresses

CNN Health: February 27, 2015
Before you strangle your best friend who sees the colors in the now-famous dress differently than you do, please know that there's a scientific explanation.

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Before Justices Rule, Floridians Consider Life Without Health Subsidies

New York Times - Health: February 27, 2015
As the state with the most Affordable Care Act enrollees, Florida stands to feel the biggest impact if the Supreme Court strikes down the law’s subsidies.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study Findings May Lead to Diagnostic Tool

New York Times - Health: February 27, 2015
Scientists have found biomarkers for the disease that may eventually form the basis of the first diagnostic test for it.

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Inspirational Leonard Nimoy, Spock of 'Star Trek,' Dies at 83

Discovery Health: February 27, 2015
Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83 at his Los Angeles home, but his work will continue to inspire.

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A February First: CO2 Levels Pass 400 PPM Milestone

Discovery Health: February 27, 2015
February is the first month of 2015 with an average carbon dioxide level above 400 ppm. Continue reading →

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Solar Panels Power E-Kayak

Discovery Health: February 27, 2015
Battery-powered engine-and-prop unit can drop into water with a range of 32 miles.

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It's International Polar Bear Day: Photos

Discovery Health: February 27, 2015
Learn a bit about these seafaring Arctic giants.

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At Aetna, a C.E.O.’s Management by Mantra

New York Times - Health: February 27, 2015
Mark Bertolini, the chief executive of Aetna, is betting that bringing yoga, meditation and higher wages to his employees will be good business.

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Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies of COPD at Age 83

WebMD: February 27, 2015
Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies of COPD at Age 83

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1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

WebMD: February 27, 2015
22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds

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Drug research, development more efficient than expected

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 27, 2015
Despite ever increasing regulation in drug approval and the rising costs of research, drug research and development remains unexpectedly efficient, a new shows. To investigate the efficiency in the development of new drugs, the researchers analyzed a data set consisting of new drugs approved by the FDA. They looked at efficiency indicators that could potentially positively influence the approval of new drugs.

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Enhancing studies on a possible blood biomarker for traumatic brain injury

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 27, 2015
New technology could help advance blood biomarker capabilities for improved diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI). An estimated 1.7 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury each year, and an estimated 5.3 million individuals -- approximately two percent of the U.S. population -- are living with disability as a result of TBI. Traumatic brain injuries can occur from even the slightest bump or blow to the head.

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Disease, evolution, neurology, and drugs: Fruit fly research continues to teach us about human biology

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 27, 2015
Over 1,500 scientists from 30 countries and 46 states will attend the 56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference. The conference will feature close to 1,000 presentations (including 170 talks) describing cutting-edge research on genetics, developmental biology, cancer, stem cells, neurology, epigenetics, genetic disease, aging, immunity, behavior, drug discovery, and technology. It is the largest meeting in the world that brings together researchers who use the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to study biology.

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Physician-industry conflict of interest issue from MS patient perspective

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 27, 2015
A new study explores what multiple sclerosis patients know, or want to know, about their physician’s financial relationship with the pharmaceutical company sponsoring clinical trials.

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Growth signal can influence cancer cells' vulnerability to drugs, study suggests

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 27, 2015
In theory, a tumor is an army of clones, made up of many copies of the original cancerous cell. But tumor cells don't always act like duplicates, and their unpredictable behavior can create problems for treatment. For while some cells within a tumor succumb to anti-cancer drugs, others may survive to bring the cancer back to life once therapy has ended.

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Anderson algorithm increases surgical success with advanced ovarian cancer

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 27, 2015
A surgical algorithm developed and implemented by ovarian cancer specialists dramatically increases the frequency of complete removal of all visible tumor – a milestone strongly tied to improved survival. The algorithm is a framework for a personalized surgical approach that allows surgeons to be "much smarter about whom we operate on up front, providing a more individualized approach to surgery that's led to better results for our patients," said one clinician.

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Hyperloop Test Track Slated for California

Discovery Health: February 27, 2015
The test track is being designed to optimize the vehicle for human passengers.

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5 Things to Do After a Surprise Pregnancy

WebMD: February 27, 2015
There’s no need to panic with an unplanned pregnancy. Here are the first 5 things you need to do.

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Matter: In Short-Lived Fish, Secrets to Aging

New York Times - Health: February 27, 2015
Turquoise killifish last no more than a few months, giving researchers a faster way of learning more about the mechanics of getting older.

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What You Missed in Science: Feb. 23-27

Discovery Health: February 27, 2015
Catch the stories you may have missed this week! Continue reading →

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