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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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Matcha Green Tea Super Food Antioxidants

Matcha Green Tea King of Superfoods

Matcha Green Tea is the latest superfood that celebs and regular folk are finding give them supercharged antioxidant purification with a non-jittery sense of focus. Most matcha available to buy is in very small sizes and is not high enough quality. It is important that you buy high quality matcha. We've found bulk high quality 100% natural matcha green tea imported from Japan. Learn more here: Japanese Matcha Green Tea in bulk here on Amazon

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Did Rover Cause Mars' Mysterious Methane Spike?

Discovery Health: May 26, 2015
A burp of methane on Mars would indicate that the planet might be more alive than previously thought. But where did it come from?

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Dark Side of Medieval Convent Life Revealed

Discovery Health: May 26, 2015
Burials recovered at the site of a Medieval convent reveal a nun's life wasn't so idyllic.

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Epic and athenahealth: Must one choose sides?

Healthcare IT News: May 26, 2015
In this excerpt from his book The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age, Robert Wachter, MD, explores the unique characteristics of two very different EHR vendors, with very different philosophies about how technology can improve healthcare. Electronic Health Records read more

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Linking EHRs with medication cabinets for improved safety

Healthcare IT News: May 26, 2015
Increasingly hospitals are recognizing the value of interoperability between electronic health records and automated dispensing cabinets, or ADCs. In addition to eliminating redundancies during the medication ordering process, linking them helps to reduce medication errors at the point-of-care.   [See also: Bar code tech and eMAR significantly reduce medication errors] Pharmacy read more

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VIDEO: Can this app help teach surgeons?

BBC Health: May 26, 2015
The app which allows trainee surgeons to practice medical techniques

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VIDEO: Why campaigners are giving toys disabilities

BBC Health: May 26, 2015
Toy Like Me campaigner Rebecca Atkinson explains why parents of children with disabilities want to see a new generation of toys bringing greater diversity to the playroom.

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World Briefing: W.H.O. Plan Aims to Combat Resistance to Antibiotic Drugs

New York Times - Health: May 25, 2015
Among other steps, the plan emphasizes the need to develop surveillance of resistance and develop mechanisms to support investment in new antibiotics.

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Well: Oral Steroids May Be Ineffective Against Sciatica Back Pain

New York Times - Health: May 25, 2015
Prednisone is almost completely ineffective as a treatment for the pain caused by a herniated disk, a randomized trial has found.

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Prime Suspect in Infant Deaths: Lack of Oxygen

Scientific American: Health: May 25, 2015
The thinner, oxygen-poor air above 2,400 meters may be among the environmental stressors that increase the risk of SIDS -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Health faces 'financial challenge'

BBC Health: May 25, 2015
The scale of financial difficulty facing Northern Ireland's five health trusts was so severe in 2013 and 2014 that despite receiving additional funding, four of them failed to break even.

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Well: Wide Use of Antibiotics Allows C.Diff to Flourish

New York Times - Health: May 25, 2015
Hospitals have reported drastic increases in severe cases of C. difficile, but new treatments offer hope.

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Ohio bill would allow patients to get STD meds for partners

Associated Press Healthwire: May 25, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A bill in Ohio seeks to expand access to treatment for certain sexually transmitted diseases by allowing doctors to prescribe medication to their patients' partners without first examining them....

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'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash Killed in Car Crash

Discovery Health: May 25, 2015
Nash's groundbreaking work in game theory won him the Nobel, but he still suffered from mental illness his whole life.

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Global Health: Making LED Light Bulbs Less Attractive to Insects

New York Times - Health: May 25, 2015
A scientist is working with Royal Philips to create bulbs that give off less blue light and thus help protect against insect-borne diseases.

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Man in New Jersey Dies of Rare Viral Disease After Returning From Liberia

New York Times - Health: May 25, 2015
Lassa fever, rarely seen in the United States, can have symptoms similar to Ebola but is less infectious and far less likely to be fatal. About 1 percent of Lassa patients die.

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Proposed Medical-Research Law Raises Safety Concerns

Wall Street Journal: May 25, 2015
Critics question whether legislation aimed at boosting medical research funding and revamping rules over drug and device safety would open the way for companies to sell drugs and devices that aren’t fully tested.

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Well: Sesame Street Says ‘Let’s Cook’

New York Times - Health: May 25, 2015
A new cookbook from Grover, Cookie Monster and friends encourages children to take part in the cooking of their meals.

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Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with global warming

Associated Press Healthwire: May 25, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says....

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Health Costs Hinge on Supreme Court Ruling

Wall Street Journal: May 25, 2015
Subsidies that made insurance plans affordable face a crucial test with decision expected in June.

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Man diagnosed with Lassa fever dies in US after Liberia trip

Associated Press Healthwire: May 25, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever - a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal health official said....

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Man diagnosed with Lassa fever dies in US after Liberia trip

Associated Press Healthwire: May 25, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever - a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal health official said....

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Out of This World Space Memorials : Photos

Discovery Health: May 25, 2015
While Memorial Day honors veterans who have died in combat, there are also the men and women who have died serving their country in the name of space exploration.

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Rural Nebraska Offers Stark View of Nursing Autonomy Debate

New York Times - Health: May 25, 2015
Over the opposition of doctors, states that struggle to recruit doctors are passing laws to give nurse practitioners more independence.

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Childbirth: Living at High Altitude Is Linked to Higher SIDS Risk

New York Times - Health: May 25, 2015
A study in Colorado showed double the reports at above 8,000 feet. But the absolote risk of the condition remains “very low,” a doctor says.

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Similac Advance Infant Formula to Be Offered G.M.O.-Free

New York Times - Health: May 25, 2015
Abbott, maker of the Similac brand, said a third of consumers said infant formula without genetically modified ingredients would bring “peace of mind.”

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Man diagnosed with Lassa fever dies in US after Liberia trip

Associated Press Healthwire: May 25, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials say a New Jersey man has died after being diagnosed with Lassa fever - a frightening infectious disease from West Africa rarely seen in the United States....

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Maligned Study on Gay Unions Is Shaking Trust

New York Times - Health: May 25, 2015
The questioned findings, published in December in Science, have shaken not only political scientists but also public trust in the way the scientific establishment vets new findings.

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Contested Words in Health Law May Have Been Left by Mistake

New York Times - Health: May 25, 2015
Democrats and Republicans say a clause affecting subsidies, now before the Supreme Court, was an inadvertent product of a sloppy merging of versions.

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Law Spurs Interest in Helping New Moms Deal With Depression

Wall Street Journal: May 25, 2015
Advocates and practitioners say there has been an uptick in interest and training in mood and anxiety disorders after New York state’s maternal-depression law went into effect in January.

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Why good people do bad things

CNN Health: May 25, 2015
Being aware of temptations, and thinking about their long-term consequences, could help us resist the urge to give in to the dark side.

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Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing

Associated Press Healthwire: May 25, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking....

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Health board facing GP shortage

BBC Health: May 25, 2015
Dumfries and Galloway could be facing a serious shortage of GPs unless 25 new recruits are hired by the end of next year, BBC Scotland can reveal.

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Teen obesity 'link to bowel cancer'

BBC Health: May 25, 2015
Being overweight or obese in adolescence is linked to a greater risk of bowel cancer later in life, a study suggests.

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