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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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EBOLA Mask

Ebola Protective Masks Are In High Demand

With the outbreak of the Ebola virus, Ebola protective gear like masks are being bought up quickly. Historically when the threat of a pandemic hits the news, the "preparers" of the world stock up. One on the first line of defense is the Ebola mask. Learn more about what types of Ebola masks can protect you here.

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NHS staff stage four-hour strike

BBC Health: November 23, 2014
Nurses, midwives, ambulance staff and other NHS workers are staging a four-hour strike on Monday.

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Health care M&A leads global deal surge

Associated Press Healthwire: November 23, 2014
In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout....

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Cancer-Risk Debate Didn't Halt Surgeries

Wall Street Journal: November 23, 2014
Doctors at a prominent Boston hospital continued to use a surgical tool during hysterectomies for two years after compiling data in 2011 that questioned the safety of the device and discussing its risks, said hospital officials and doctors.

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Ebola trials 'best chance' for cure

BBC Health: November 23, 2014
Hopes pinned on Ebola clinical trials in Guinea

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US looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak

Associated Press Healthwire: November 23, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster....

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Retro Report: Debate Persists Over Diagnosing Mental Health Disorders, Long After ‘Sybil’

New York Times - Health: November 23, 2014
Bipolar disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been diagnosed in millions of Americans, but is that a result of more expert diagnosis, or simply too frequent diagnosis?

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The battle for control of the cigarette packet

BBC Health: November 23, 2014
How health warnings are changing cigarette packet design

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U.N. Worker Leaves French Hospital after Ebola Recovery

Scientific American: Health: November 23, 2014
A U.N. health worker was discharged from a French hospital on Sunday and left the country after recovering from Ebola, the French Health Ministry said in a statement. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Suicide risk falls after talk therapy

BBC Health: November 23, 2014
Talk therapy sessions can help reduce the risk of suicide among high-risk groups, suggests a US study.

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VIDEO: Understanding autism: Living in a box

BBC Health: November 23, 2014
Shop worker Hayley Bicker wanted to raise awareness on autism after feeling shocked at people's reaction to an autistic child in a supermarket

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Journey through the Ebola heartland

BBC Health: November 23, 2014
On a journey charting the impact of the disease

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Germany Reports 2nd Case of Bird Flu

Scientific American: Health: November 22, 2014
German authorities on Saturday confirmed a second case of the H5N8 strain of bird flu in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with the virus found in a wild bird -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Locavore movement takes to deer hunting across US

Associated Press Healthwire: November 22, 2014
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A decades-long national decline in the number of hunters has prompted states to tap into a new group of hunters - people who demand locally produced food, but don't know the first thing about bagging a deer....

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Pope meets with autistic children

Associated Press Healthwire: November 22, 2014
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has called for an end to the isolation and stigma of people living with autism spectrum disorders and their families during an audience aimed at raising awareness about the condition....

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UK volunteers fly to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

Associated Press Healthwire: November 22, 2014
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The first wave of volunteers from Britain's National Health Service arrived in Sierra Leone Saturday amid what the World Health Organization has described as an "intense" surge in cases....

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Mental health nursing cuts warning

BBC Health: November 22, 2014
Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services "under unprecedented strain", says the nurses' union.

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The parents refusing to vaccinate their children against polio

BBC Health: November 22, 2014
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio

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UK volunteers fly to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

Associated Press Healthwire: November 22, 2014
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The British government says the first group of National Health Service volunteers has left for Sierra Leone, where they will work in Ebola treatment centers across the country....

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Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar

Associated Press Healthwire: November 22, 2014
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The World Health Organization says 40 people have died from the plague in Madagascar....

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VIDEO: Labour calls for NHS investment

BBC Health: November 22, 2014
The Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls is calling for £1bn of banking scandal fines to be invested in the NHS.

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VIDEO: NHS staff set off to help fight Ebola

BBC Health: November 22, 2014
The first group of NHS medical staff are due to travel to Sierra Leone on Saturday to help the fight against the Ebola outbreak.

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Ebola team will miss 'human touch'

BBC Health: November 22, 2014
The NHS volunteers travelling to Sierra Leone

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Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

Associated Press Healthwire: November 21, 2014
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus....

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Well: Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Skyping the Holiday Meal

New York Times - Health: November 21, 2014
A technology-assisted holiday meal has now become one of Madeline Heising’s most cherished Thanksgiving memories.

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Plague in Madagascar Has Killed 40 People Out of 119 Cases

Scientific American: Health: November 21, 2014
An outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people out of 119 confirmed cases in Madagascar since late August and there is a risk of the disease spreading rapidly in the capital -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Weighing Growth Hormones for Short Kids

WebMD: November 21, 2014
In 2003, the FDA approved synthetic human growth hormones for kids who are healthy and not low in growth hormone but might wind up shorter than 97% of their peers -- a condition termed idiopathic short stature.

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U.S. Overstates Health-Care Enrollees

Wall Street Journal: November 21, 2014
The Obama administration said it recently overstated how many people had paid-up health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges because of the incorrect inclusion of dental coverage sign-ups.

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A green transformation for pharmaceuticals

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 21, 2014
A more sustainable approach to a bond-forming reaction extensively used in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries has now been developed. The team used the solvent-free, catalytic reaction to produce high yields of a wide range of amides, including the antidepressant moclobemide and other drug-like molecules.

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Fluorescent nanoprobe could become a universal, noninvasive method to identify and monitor tumors

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 21, 2014
Researchers have developed a hybrid metal-polymer nanoparticle that lights up in the acidic environment surrounding tumor cells. Nonspecific probes that can identify any kind of tumor are extremely useful for monitoring the location and spread of cancer and the effects of treatment, as well as aiding initial diagnosis.

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Introducing The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman

Scientific American: Health: November 21, 2014
It’s my great pleasure to introduce The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, where we give you insights into the mind, brain, behavior and creativity. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Marker polyps do not cause cancer, experts say

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: November 21, 2014
Although serrated polyps usually are associated with colorectal cancer, it turns out that such polyps are themselves not dangerous, according to a study.

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Telehealth progress may stall in DC

Healthcare IT News: November 21, 2014
The American Telemedicine Association is hoping an unlikely alliance in Congress between a conservative Republican and a liberal Democrat will produce some strong momentum for telemedicine in the coming years.   read more

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Telehealth progress may stall in DC

Healthcare IT News: November 21, 2014
The American Telemedicine Association is hoping an unlikely alliance in Congress between a conservative Republican and a liberal Democrat will produce some strong momentum for telemedicine in the coming years.   read more

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CommonWell broadens data sharing efforts

Healthcare IT News: November 21, 2014
CommonWell Health Alliance is marching toward "a new phase" of its vendor-driven interoperability efforts, extending its availability to providers, signing on new corporate members and eyeing new opportunities for nationwide expansion. [See also: CommonWell gets rolling on data exchange] read more

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CommonWell broadens data sharing efforts

Healthcare IT News: November 21, 2014
CommonWell Health Alliance is marching toward "a new phase" of its vendor-driven interoperability efforts, extending its availability to providers, signing on new corporate members and eyeing new opportunities for nationwide expansion. [See also: CommonWell gets rolling on data exchange] read more

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Recipes for Health: Apples From Thanksgiving Start to Finish

New York Times - Health: November 21, 2014
Apples will see their way from the beginning to the end of my Thanksgiving meal.

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