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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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The Art of Lip Injections

The Secret Art of Natural Lip Injections

Is there a secret art to lip enhancement? You surely know when you've seen someone and immediately reacted, "she had her lips done!". What about the lips that have been filled, look terrific, and you don't know they've been enhanced with filler? That's the secret art to lip fillers and that is why it is critical to select a physician injector who knows the secrets. What are the secrets to getting great lip enhancements? First, experience! Second, the artist within! The injector must also understand the complex, and sometimes unforgiving, anatomy of the lips. These artistic and technical demands explain why so many patients receive sub-standard lip injections and are left with unnatural results. Patients often believe that lip enhancement always leads to unnatural, over-filled results; in actuality, this should never occur in experienced hands.

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PSA Screenings Decline

PSA Screenings Decline Following New Recommendations

The Journal of Urology reports that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing has declined in the United States following a 2013 recommendation by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)—a group of primary care physicians charged with developing recommendations about which preventative health screenings should be covered under the Affordable Health Care Act.

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'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV

BBC Health: July 22, 2014
Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its hiding places in the body.

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Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Associated Press Healthwire: July 22, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick....

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In Defense of Science

Scientific American: Health: July 22, 2014
Steady, sufficient investments in basic research are necessary to ensure the continued success of the U.S. in the future, four expert witnesses, including Scientific American’s editor in chief,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Schizophrenia’s genetic skyline rising

National Institutes of Health: July 22, 2014
Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108 – NIH-funded study.

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White House: Health subsidies not halted by ruling

Associated Press Healthwire: July 22, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says health subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will continue to flow for the time being despite a major setback delivered by a federal appeals court....

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Fresh Concerns About a Hysterectomy Procedure Linked to Cancer Spread

New York Times - Health: July 22, 2014
Undetected tumors in women having hysterectomies are more common than thought, suggesting that cutting uterine tissue into pieces before removal can inadvertently spread cancer cells.

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Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

Associated Press Healthwire: July 22, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies....

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How one ACO gets results

Healthcare IT News: July 22, 2014
Hospitals participating in Independence Blue Cross’ accountable care contracts are reducing costs, improving care and earning incentives, according to the Philadelphia-based insurer. In the first full year of the program, with 90 percent of the region’s delivery systems participating, half of all the hospitals reduced their healthcare costs for IBC members, as determined by targets based on historical spending. read more

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HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

Associated Press Healthwire: July 22, 2014
There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses....

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Peaches, plums recalled

CNN Health: July 22, 2014
If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.

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7 health IT startups fast-tracked

Healthcare IT News: July 22, 2014
Seven health IT startups have landed a spot in the 2014 New York Health Accelerator. The accelerator, a program run by the New York eHealth Collaborative and the Partnership Fund for New York City, selects growth-stage digital health companies developing cutting-edge technology products for healthcare providers and patients in the areas of care coordination, patient engagement, predictive analytics and workflow management. read more

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Fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart

CNN Health: July 22, 2014
If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.

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German court: chronically ill could grow marijuana

Associated Press Healthwire: July 22, 2014
BERLIN (AP) -- Some Germans may soon be able to grow their own marijuana to relieve chronic pain after a ruling from a court in Cologne....

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Women and Heart Attacks

NIH Medline Plus: July 22, 2014
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Heart Attack, Heart Diseases

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XL Love: How fat is affecting our love lives

CNN Health: July 22, 2014
A new book, "XL Love," focuses on how obesity is "complicating" America's love life.

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The healthiest fish to eat?

CNN Health: July 22, 2014
As our oceans become more polluted, Sally Kohn sits down with Fabien Cousteau to talk about the healthiest fish to eat.

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The healthiest fish to eat?

CNN Health: July 22, 2014
As our oceans become more polluted, Sally Kohn sits down with Fabien Cousteau to talk about the healthiest fish to eat.

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VIDEO: Schizophrenia 'impact and stigma'

BBC Health: July 22, 2014
New treatments for schizophrenia could be possible as vital clues behind the factors causing the mental illness are discovered. One person diagnosed with it explains the impact and the stigma.

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Mariette DiChristina: "Science is an Engine of Human Prosperity"

Scientific American: Health: July 22, 2014
Written testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing "The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D" held on July 17,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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MERS may be airborne, scientists say

CNN Health: July 22, 2014
The deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus may be transmitted through the air, according to a new observation paper.

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Vinton G. Cerf: The Value of "Investment by the U.S. Government" Cannot Be Overstated

Scientific American: Health: July 22, 2014
Written testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing "The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D" held on July 17,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Why Science Is Important

Scientific American: Health: July 22, 2014
Our own track record proves that steady federal funding support leads to success -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Music Might Boost Self-Awareness in Alzheimer's Patients

Scientific American: Health: July 22, 2014
Many studies have found that familiar songs enhance mood, relieve stress and reduce anxiety in patients with Alzheimer's, perhaps because musical memory is often spared even when a patient has... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Three person IVF plans 'progress'

BBC Health: July 22, 2014
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.

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Epilepsy affects 2.3 million

CNN Health: July 22, 2014
An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the CDC. Actress Sky McCole Bartusiak was one of them.

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7 things to know about epilepsy

CNN Health: July 22, 2014
An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the CDC. Actress Sky McCole Bartusiak was one of them.

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Health unions to ballot on strikes

BBC Health: July 22, 2014
Two key health unions are to ballot their members in England on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.

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The New Old Age Blog: An ‘Emotional Burden’ Rarely Discussed

New York Times - Health: July 22, 2014
Tens of millions of adults suffer with a form of incontinence, a new report finds.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Dutch Mourn Flight 17’s Victims in Their Own Sober Way

New York Times - Health: July 22, 2014
I recognize the tragedy, I realize that you are mourning, but I can’t mourn along with you, not right now.

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FGM parents to face prosecution

BBC Health: July 22, 2014
Parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) or forced marriage under new measures being announced.

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VIDEO: Clegg vows action to stop FGM

BBC Health: July 22, 2014
New measures aimed at ending female genital mutilation within a generation will be announced at a global summit in London.

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VIDEO: New measures to tackle FGM

BBC Health: July 22, 2014
Parents who allow their daughters to be subjected to female genital mutilation will face prosecution under new legislation.

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VIDEO: NHS tests patient monitoring patch

BBC Health: July 22, 2014
A patch the size of a plaster is to be tested by the NHS as a new way of continuously monitoring a patient's heart rate, breathing and temperature.

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VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

Associated Press Healthwire: July 22, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job....

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Fly in ear time-wasting call to 999

BBC Health: July 22, 2014
A man with a fly in his ear and a woman questioning if a green potato was poisonous were among thousands of non-urgent 999 calls made to the Welsh Ambulance Service last year.

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NHS tests 'plaster' patient-monitor

BBC Health: July 22, 2014
The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch.

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