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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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Laid up with 'man flu'? It's real, researcher says

CNN Health: December 12, 2017
Don't doubt it: "Man flu" is real, or so says one Canadian researcher who was "tired of being accused of overreacting."

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Birth-control coverage fight faces key hearing in California

Associated Press Healthwire: December 12, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The state of California and the Trump administration will square off Tuesday before a U.S. judge who will decide whether to block new rules allowing more employers to opt out of birth control coverage for women....

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U.S. FDA accepts application for Indivior's new schizophrenia drug

Reuters Health News: December 12, 2017
(Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted Indivior's application for its new schizophrenia treatment, the British drugmaker said on Tuesday, boosting hopes of marketing the drug in the country.

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Hearing loss may be a risk factor for dementia

Reuters Health News: December 12, 2017
(Reuters Health) - Older adults who develop hearing loss may more likely to experience dementia and cognitive decline than their counterparts without hearing problems, a research review suggests.

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'Booze Traveler' host Jack Maxwell, 54, says he has cancer

Associated Press Healthwire: December 12, 2017
BOSTON (AP) -- Travel Channel host Jack Maxwell says he's undergoing treatment for cancer....

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AAFP Tells FDA to Stay Vigilant on Public Health Issues

American Academy of Family Physicians: December 12, 2017
The AAFP told the FDA in a recent letter that no move to modify or repeal any regulation should come at the expense of public health.

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That Age-Old Question: How Much Sexual History Should I Share?

New York Times - Well: December 12, 2017
A reader wonders whether to tell her fiancé that she has slept with a couple of friends, and if “not telling” is the same as lying.

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Trust in e-cigarette safety varies by worldview, source of messaging

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 12, 2017
Public health messaging about the safety of e-cigarettes needs to account for the worldviews of the target audience, with different groups displaying varying levels of trust depending on the source of the message, according to a recent study.

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Important new aspects are revealed about the control of cell division

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 12, 2017
Experts have published a new study on the mechanisms that regulate cell division and guarantee the correct distribution of chromosomes during this process. In particular, they especially highlight the fundamental role that an organelle, specifically the nucleolus, plays in the coordination of these processes.

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Stuttering: Stop signals in the brain disturb speech flow

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 12, 2017
'G-g-g-g-g-ood morning' is a daily obstacle for people who stutter. However, so far, not much is known about the causes of persistent developmental stuttering, which is the most frequent speech disorder. Scientists have recently discovered that a hyperactive network in the right frontal part of the brain plays a crucial role in this deficit. It inhibits speech movement planning and execution, thereby interrupting the flow of speech.

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Closing in on advanced prostate cancer

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 12, 2017
Medical researchers have discovered a new avenue through which to attack prostrate cancer cells that have developed drug-resistance.

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Epigenetic aging linked to bipolar disorder

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 12, 2017
Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, which could explain why persons with the disorder are more likely to have -- and die from -- age-related diseases, according to researchers.

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3-D printed microfibers could provide structure for artificially grown body parts

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 12, 2017
Much as a frame provides structural support for a house and the chassis provides strength and shape for a car, a team of engineers believes they have a way to create the structural framework for growing living tissue using an off-the-shelf 3-D printer.

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Simple test can diagnose two cancer types

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 12, 2017
A blood test using infrared spectroscopy can be used to diagnose two types of cancer, lymphoma and melanoma, according to a new study.

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Estrogen discovery could shed new light on fertility problems

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 12, 2017
Estrogen produced in the brain is necessary for ovulation in monkeys, according to researchers who have upended the traditional understanding of the hormonal cascade that leads to release of an egg from the ovaries. Their findings may reveal the cause of some undiagnosed infertility problems and point the way to new methods of birth control.

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Cancer imaging aid developed from horse chestnuts

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 12, 2017
Cancer imaging can be simplified by a photonic process utilizing molecules derived from horse chestnuts, research shows.

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Privacy policies affect quantity of genetic testing

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 12, 2017
Different types of privacy laws in US states produce markedly different effects on the willingness of patients to have genetic testing done, according to a new study.

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Heat-not-burn tobacco 'is a health risk'

BBC Health: December 12, 2017
The new tobacco products are safer than cigarettes but not risk-free, say UK experts.

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Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids pried from homes

Associated Press Healthwire: December 12, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin in his mother's womb, is shuddering through withdrawal in intensive care, his fate now here in a shabby courthouse that hosts a parade of human misery....

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Clinical interruption from cyberattacks on the rise, phishing biggest culprit

Healthcare IT News: December 12, 2017
A new report from AMA and Accenture finds 83 percent of physician practices have suffered a cyberattack.

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12 governors urge Congress to fund children's health program

Associated Press Healthwire: December 12, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Twelve governors of both parties are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as possible....

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The Sweet Spot: That Age-Old Question: How Much Sexual History Should I Share?

New York Times - Health: December 12, 2017
A reader wonders whether to tell her fiancé that she has slept with a couple of friends, and if “not telling” is the same as lying.

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America's healthiest and least healthy states

CNN Health: December 12, 2017
Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically healthier than others, according to a new report.

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Enhancing chemotherapy's efficiency against leukemia

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 12, 2017
Researchers have found a mechanism through which certain types of leukemia resist chemotherapy, revealing novel molecular targets to improve this therapy's efficiency.

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Expect more weaponized malware as hackers focus on cashing in

Healthcare IT News: December 12, 2017
New HIMSS Analytics and Mimecast report ranks top cybersecurity strategies hospitals are pursuing for 2018.

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Expect more weaponized malware as hackers focus on ROI

Healthcare IT News: December 12, 2017
New HIMSS Analytics and Mimecast report ranks top cybersecurity strategies hospitals are pursuing for 2018.

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FDA approves first drug for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis, a rare disease formerly known as the Churg-Strauss Syndrome

FDA US Food & Drug: December 12, 2017
FDA approves first drug for a rare autoimmune disease that causes an inflammation in the wall of blood vessels of the body. This is a new indication for a previously-approved drug.

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The next big thing in pharmacy supply chain: Blockchain

Healthcare IT News: December 12, 2017
With $200 billion lost to counterfeit drugs annually and patient safety issues, a chain-of-custody log that blockchain could enable holds promise.

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Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 12, 2017
Video games may have a reputation for attracting introverts, but when it comes to augmented reality games like Pokémon Go, extroverts tend to be better players. That's the key finding of a new psychology study, the first to look at the impact of players' personalities, social competence and social anxiety when playing the hit mobile game.

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Cystic fibrosis: Discovery of a key molecule for improving treatments

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 12, 2017
Researchers identify a promising avenue for improving treatments for people with cystic fibrosis. They found that adding molecules called quorum-sensing inhibitors to current drugs not only reduces bacterial production of certain harmful residues but also restores the efficacy of existing treatments, such as Orkambi and Kalydeco, on the cells of cystic fibrosis patients. This breakthrough paves the way for new personalized therapies.

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Action games expand the brain's cognitive abilities, study suggests

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 12, 2017
The human brain learns and adapts. Numerous research studies have focused on the impact of action video games on the brain by measuring cognitive abilities, such as perception and reaction time. An international team of psychologists has assembled data from the last fifteen years to quantify how action video games impact cognition. The research has resulted in two meta-analyses, which reveal a significant improvement in the cognitive abilities of gamers.

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Immune diseases inflict identical twins differently

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 12, 2017
A new study reports which epigenetic factors in certain chromosomes that make one twin more at risk for autoimmune thyroid diseases.

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African genetic diversity to unlock disease susceptibility

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 12, 2017
Scientists have sequenced the genetic makeup of 24 South African individuals of different ethnolinguistic origins. The first government-funded human genomics research study performed on African soil, aimed at unlocking the unique genetic character of southern African populations, has revealed a high level of genetic diversity.

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A Georgia mother battles opioids to win back her kids

Associated Press Healthwire: December 12, 2017
ELLIJAY, Georgia (AP) -- The First Baptist Church auditorium was filling with an expectant crowd, friends and family who had been through so much. Kim Silvers' three young daughters were there, all dressed up and eager for the graduation, hoping to mark the end of years of heartache visited on them all by their mother's addiction....

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Motorcycle passengers have higher head injury risks

Reuters Health News: December 12, 2017
Reuters Health - Motorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets, and they are more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries in crashes, a U.S. study suggests.

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Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids pried from homes

Associated Press Healthwire: December 12, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin in his mother's womb, is shuddering through withdrawal in intensive care, his fate now here in a shabby courthouse that hosts a parade of human misery....

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