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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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What happens in a mother's brain when her baby cries

CNN Health: October 23, 2017
The mother and baby relationship may be more complex than previously thought. A new MRI study finds that mothers' brains are hardwired to comfort crying babies.

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Families of young people with autism struggle with mental health needs

CNN Health: October 23, 2017
Teenagers and young adults with severe autism are spending weeks or even months in emergency rooms and acute-care hospitals, sometimes sedated, restrained or confined to mesh-tented beds, a Kaiser Health News investigation shows.

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Why Type A people struggle with weight loss programs

CNN Health: October 23, 2017
Type A personalities are known for being punctual, all-in, organized, competitive and rule-following.

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HIMSS Chair Denise Hines talks about the glass ceiling, inequality and what success looks like

Healthcare IT News: October 23, 2017
HIMSS Board Chair Denise Hines is on a mission to bring a new generation of young women to work in healthcare IT.

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Hot tub birth tied to life-threatening infection for baby

Reuters Health News: October 23, 2017
(Reuters Health) - A newborn girl in Canada developed a life-threatening infection after being delivered in a hot tub, according to a case report that some doctors say offers fresh evidence that women should not deliver babies in water.

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Go figure: The key to big data is actually small data

Healthcare IT News: October 23, 2017
Healthcare organizations should break down data into smaller sets that can be used to build into larger programs, experts say.

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California company recalls vegetables over listeria fears

Associated Press Healthwire: October 23, 2017
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) -- A California company has voluntarily recalled packaged vegetables distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada because of possible bacterial contamination....

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It takes a lot more than analytics to make population health work

Healthcare IT News: October 23, 2017
UMass Memorial exec says getting providers on board is a good first step, but workflow adjustments, a data-driven culture and coordination with community resources will deliver results.

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Robotic underwater miners can go where humans can’t

New Scientist Health News: October 23, 2017
This aquatic drone can crawl down abandoned pits to get the treasure that’s too dangerous for humans to reach, which may mean a future with fewer new mines

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FDA warns Meridian of violations for lead-testing devices

Reuters Health News: October 23, 2017
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it issued a warning letter to Meridian Bioscience Inc's unit for several federal law violations after inspecting its facility that makes lead-testing devices.

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Judge overturns record verdict in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder trial

CNN Health: October 23, 2017
Judges in two separate cases have ruled in favor of pharma giant Johnson & Johnson, overturning large financial judgments awarded to plaintiffs who believe the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder products caused their ovarian cancer. One award was to a California woman for $417 million, and another was to an Alabama woman for $72 million.

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New study shows how cells can be led down non-cancer path

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 23, 2017
As cells with a propensity for cancer break down food for energy, they reach a fork in the road: they can either continue energy production as healthy cells, or shift to the energy production profile of cancer cells. In a new study, researchers map out the molecular events that direct cells' energy metabolism down the cancerous path. Their findings could lead to ways to interrupt the process.

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Possible new anti-TB treatment path

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 23, 2017
As part of the long effort to improve treatment of tuberculosis (TB), microbiologists report that they have for the first time characterized a protein involved in making a glycolipid compound found in the TB cell wall, which is critical for the disease-causing Mycobacterium to become infectious.

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Better food choices near schools for healthier teeth

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 23, 2017
There's something endearing about the crooked, gapped-tooth smiles of children whose permanent teeth are coming in. While it's normal for adult teeth to show up at very different times, should we expect the same good oral health conditions for all children at all times?

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FDA warns Magellan Diagnostics of significant violations of the law as part of investigation into lead testing issues

FDA US Food & Drug: October 23, 2017
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to Magellan Diagnostics Inc. for several violations of federal law, including marketing significantly modified versions of two of its blood lead testing systems without the FDA’s required clearance or approval and failing to submit medical device reports to the FDA after becoming aware of customer complaints involving discrepancies in blood lead test results.

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Christie denies making remark about Trump, opioid crisis

Associated Press Healthwire: October 23, 2017
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is denying a published report that he said Donald Trump's "presidency is over" if he doesn't recognize the seriousness of the opioid crisis....

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Translational Software, Vantari Genetics partner for Alzheimer's precision medicine

Healthcare IT News: October 23, 2017
Companies will provide genotype testing, actionable genomic information and custom reporting in support of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute’s GeneMatch registry.

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Possible exomoon may be an ocean-covered world as big as Saturn

New Scientist Health News: October 23, 2017
The exomoon candidate found in July is a real oddity – early calculations suggest it’s huge and doesn’t fit any moon formation processes we currently know

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Study links mutations in notch gene to role in B cell cancers

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 23, 2017
In B cell tumors, mutated overactive versions of the Notch protein directly drive the expression of the Myc gene and many other genes that participate in B cell signaling pathways, researchers have found. Myc is a critical gene in governing cell proliferation and survival.

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Rethinking well-being and sustainability measurements from local to global scales

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 23, 2017
A new study suggests that standard ways of measuring well-being and sustainability in communities used by global organizations may be missing critical information and could lead to missteps in management actions. The article suggests alternative and complementary approaches that use indicators grounded in the values of a particular community.

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Drug can dramatically reduce weight of people with obesity

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 23, 2017
A drug that targets the appetite control system in the brain could bring about significant weight loss in people with clinical obesity, according to new research.

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Enough vitamin D when young associated with lower risk of diabetes-related autoimmunity

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 23, 2017
Getting enough vitamin D during infancy and childhood is associated with a reduced risk of islet autoimmunity among children at increased genetic risk for type 1 diabetes, according to a study.

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Protein regulates vitamin A metabolic pathways, prevents inflammation

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 23, 2017
Researchers have discovered how uncontrolled vitamin A metabolism in the gut can cause harmful inflammation. The discovery links diet to inflammatory diseases, like Crohn's disease and inflammatory bowel syndromes, and could inform nutritional interventions.

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Antimicrobial gel could improve root canal results

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 23, 2017
The results of root canal treatments could improve because of an antimicrobial gel recently discovered and developed. A research team has developed an injectable antimicrobial gel that could disinfect a tooth during a root canal procedure.

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States to ask judge to keep health subsidies that Trump cut

Associated Press Healthwire: October 23, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The top lawyers for 19 states will urge a federal judge Monday to force President Donald Trump's administration to pay health care subsidies that he abruptly cut off earlier this month....

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Healthcare is swimming in data, but what to do with it?

Healthcare IT News: October 23, 2017
It’s time to take stock of big data so we can move forward and turn it into knowledge, experts at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum say.  

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Scientists develop new theory of molecular evolution

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 23, 2017
Researchers have developed a new theory of molecular evolution, offering insights into how genes function, how the rates of evolutionary divergence can be predicted, and how harmful mutations arise at a basic level.

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So my brain amyloid level is elevated: What does that mean?

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 23, 2017
Testing drugs to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's dementia and using them in the clinic will mean identifying and informing adults who have a higher risk of Alzheimer's but are still cognitively normal. A new study has shed light on how seniors cope with such information.

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Exploring disease predisposition to deliver personalized medicine

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 23, 2017
Exploring the links between diseases and tissue-specific gene activity, geneticists have been able to build a model that constitutes a first step towards the identification of specific sequences in the non-coding genome signalling their pathogenicity in the context of a specific disease. In a second study, they went even further by associating particular disease risks - including schizophrenia, cardiovascular disease and diabetes - to the variability of genome activity in various cell types.

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New gene linked to debilitating lung disease

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 23, 2017
Health scientists have heralded the discovery of a gene associated with lung fibrosis as 'a potential new avenue of treatment for further research into this terrible disease.'

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Patients at risk over failure to recognize important diabetes subtype

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 23, 2017
The health of people with diabetes is being put at risk due to the failure of doctors to recognize which type of diabetes they have, a new study.

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How hospitals respond when it's uncertain if the newborn is a boy or a girl

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 23, 2017
When babies are born with atypical sex anatomy, the hospital's response has a major impact on a family's experience and decisions about sometimes irreversible procedures.

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How the brain learns to fear: New understanding

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 23, 2017
What happens in the brain when we learn that fire is very hot and can hurt us? It's the kind of learning that results from the association of a sensory stimulus and the perception of threat. New research in mice suggests that the accepted understanding of that critical operation is incorrect in important respects.

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Panel Touts Success Integrating Primary Care, Population Health

American Academy of Family Physicians: October 23, 2017
Public health officials who spoke during the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Fall Conference discussed programs that address social determinants of health.

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The Healing Edge: To Mend a Birth Defect, Surgeons Operate on the Patient Within the Patient

New York Times - Health: October 23, 2017
In a startling experimental procedure, doctors lift the uterus from a pregnant woman and operate on a fetus with miniature instruments.

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Listeria triggers major recall of veggies across US and Canada

CNN Health: October 23, 2017
A leading vegetable supplier in California, Mann Packing, voluntarily recalled products that might have been contaminated with a harmful bacteria called listeria, the company announced last week.

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