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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. 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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Opinion: The Conversation Placebo

New York Times - Health: January 19, 2017
Communication between doctor and patient is one of the best treatment tools we have. And we’re not using it.

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Bill Gates: Ebola crisis handling had lack of 'clarity'

BBC Health: January 19, 2017
Bill Gates backs vaccine project which could prevent epidemics like Ebola spreading

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Teen with terminal cancer has one final request: Be kind

CNN Health: January 19, 2017
Seventeen-year-old Rebecca Schofield has three months to a year to live, doctors say. The bold Canadian teen in Riverview, New Brunswick, has cancer, and a final request.

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Skin cancer cream could kill your pet, FDA warns

CNN Health: January 19, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration warned pet owners Wednesday that dogs, cats and other animals may die if exposed to skin cancer creams. It may be sold under the names Carac, Efudex and Fluoroplex, all of which contain the active ingredient fluorouracil, also known as 5-FU, and it may be a danger to pets.

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Nairn cataract patient's 12-month waiting time criticised at FMQs

BBC Health: January 19, 2017
A woman faces a minimum wait of 12 months for a consultation about surgery for a cataract, MSPs have heard.

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1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections

Associated Press Healthwire: January 19, 2017
CHICAGO (AP) -- The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers....

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Can breakfast help keep us thin? Nutrition science is tricky

Associated Press Healthwire: January 19, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cereal makers have happily encouraged the belief that eating breakfast can help keep us thin and bring other benefits, partly by paying for studies that seem to support the idea....

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Sweating in sauna might help keep brain healthy: Finnish study

Reuters Health News: January 19, 2017
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Regular visits to the sauna can help lower the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease as well as dying of heart ailments, a Finnish study suggests.

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Billion-Dollar Project Aims to Prep Vaccines Before Epidemics Hit

Scientific American: Health: January 19, 2017
Early targets include Nipah virus and Middle East respiratory syndrome -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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German lawmakers back plan for cannabis prescriptions

Associated Press Healthwire: January 19, 2017
BERLIN (AP) -- German lawmakers have approved legislation that would allow some patients to get cannabis as a prescription-only medication....

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As more Latin Americans eat processed food, obesity rates surge

Reuters Health News: January 19, 2017
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Latin America, once plagued by malnutrition, now faces a different type of public health crisis as processed food increasingly replaces traditionally prepared dishes, leading to a surge in obesity rates, a United Nations report showed on Thursday.

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Resisting Trump: How his chaotic nuclear policy might play out

New Scientist Health News: January 19, 2017
The red “button” might not be safe under Trump's finger – but the new presidency brings some strange and surprising silver linings for disarmament

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Mallinckrodt Settles Antitrust Allegations on Unlawful Drug Monopoly

Wall Street Journal: January 19, 2017
Irish drugmaker Mallinckrodt and a U.S. subsidiary will pay $100 million and agree to other conditions to settle government antitrust allegations they unlawfully prevented competition for Acthar, a drug that has seen enormous price spikes in recent years.

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Foxes may confuse predators by rubbing themselves in puma scent

New Scientist Health News: January 19, 2017
Gray foxes in the mountains of California rub in the scent of pumas, possibly to absorb their smell and confuse predators to give themselves a chance to run

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Statement from FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D. announcing FDA Oncology Center of Excellence launch

FDA US Food & Drug: January 19, 2017
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is establishing the Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) and appointing Dr. Richard Pazdur as its director. This will make oncology the first disease area to have a coordinated clinical review of drugs, biologics and devices across the agency’s three medical product centers.

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Czechs a step away from smoking ban in bars, restaurants

Associated Press Healthwire: January 19, 2017
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Republic is one step away from losing its status of one of the last havens for tobacco smokers in Europe....

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Proposed Presidential Autism-Vaccine Panel Could Help Spread Disease

Scientific American: Health: January 19, 2017
Committee mentioned in a Trump meeting last week could scare people away from protective immunizations, scientists say -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds

New York Times - Health: January 19, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office said 18 million people would lose their insurance in the first year, with that number and costs rising over 10 years.

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Eco-HAB: New quality in research on neuronal basis of social behavior

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: January 19, 2017
How the brain controls social behaviors and what exactly the neuronal impairments causing its pathologies are, is yet to be determined. To better understand mechanisms in play, scientists perform thousands of tests of social interactions, usually conducted in mice. However, such assays are highly irreproducible, which significantly impedes making new discoveries. To address this issue scientists have built a murine “Big Brother”: a computerized system called Eco-HAB, designed to screen mice for impairments of social behavior.

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More than half of atrial fibrillation patients become asymptomatic after catheter ablation

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: January 19, 2017
More than half of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) become asymptomatic after catheter ablation, reports the largest study of the procedure.

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Protein complex prevents genome instability

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: January 19, 2017
An international research collaboration is investigating the repair process of a serious form of DNA damage that can lead to instability of genetic material and tumor formation. The researchers are studying the roles of groups of proteins that control the repair of double-stranded breaks (DSBs) in DNA that occur from internal or external sources, such as UV irradiation.

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Raw materials for meatballs, falafel from mealworms and crickets

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: January 19, 2017
A research team has developed food ingredients from mealworms and crickets which, due to their promising structure and flavor, have the potential to be used in the manufacture of foods such as meatballs and falafel. EU legislation will change in the coming years, and the farming of insects and their processing for consumption will become a business activity also in Europe, they say.

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Molecule flash mob

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: January 19, 2017
Neurotransmitter transporters are some of the most popular transport proteins in research as they play a major role in the processing of signals in the brain. A new study has now successfully demonstrated for the first time the structural impact of membrane lipids on medically relevant serotonin transporters.

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Drug cost-saving plans may hit patients

BBC Health: January 19, 2017
Patients in England may face delays getting new drugs or go without them under NHS cost-cutting plans.

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The secret struggles of 'toxic handlers'

CNN Health: January 19, 2017
A toxic handler is someone who often helps others manage their stress and emotions, but it can become unhealthy if you internalize the woes of others and don't get any support in return, experts say.

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Former president's movement disorder mimics Parkinson's

Associated Press Healthwire: January 19, 2017
Former President George H.W. Bush, who has been placed in intensive care at a Houston hospital, is suffering from pneumonia and has vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson's disease. The 92-year-old Bush also broke a vertebra in 2015 and has used a motorized scooter or a wheelchair in recent years. Some answers to common questions about his health:...

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'Huge leap' in prostate cancer testing

BBC Health: January 19, 2017
A quarter of men "could be spared invasive prostate biopsies" if gland was scanned first.

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Short-Handed: Who Will Care for the Caregivers?

New York Times - Health: January 19, 2017
A recent report suggests that society’s reliance on a volunteer army of family helpers — largely taken for granted — is unsustainable.

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Brain's "Helper" Cells Turn Toxic in Injury and Disease

Scientific American: Health: January 19, 2017
The Jekyll-and-Hyde behavior of astrocytes may point the way to treatments for degenerative diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer’s and MS -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Brainwaves could act as your password – but not if you’re drunk

New Scientist Health News: January 19, 2017
EEG authentication is touted as a potential biometric alternative to passwords, but a test involving shots of whisky suggests it won’t work if you’re tipsy

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Anti-abortion effort gathers steam ahead of Trump presidency, research finds

Reuters Health News: January 19, 2017
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - While abortion rights advocates look ahead to the U.S. presidency of Donald Trump with trepidation, obstacles to women seeking to end unwanted pregnancies already are gathering intensity, research showed on Thursday.

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Well : For Better Vision, Let the Sunshine In

New York Times - Health: January 19, 2017
Exposing young eyes to sunlight may be the best way to counter the worldwide increase in nearsightedness.

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Hitting the Beach? An Umbrella Is Not Enough

New York Times - Health: January 19, 2017
Wearing high SPF sunscreen provided more protection than an umbrella. But people still got sunburned.

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Alkaline swindle

BBC Health: January 19, 2017
Naima Houder-Mohammed believed Robert O Young, the father of the alkaline diet, could cure her. It didn't turn out as she hoped.

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