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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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VIDEO: Health benefits of a daytime snooze

BBC Health: August 30, 2015
Researchers say taking forty winks in the middle of the day could reduce blood pressure and stave off heart attacks.

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VIDEO: Study identifies suicide symptoms

BBC Health: August 30, 2015
An international study says it has identified common behaviour patterns which often precede suicide attempts.

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The Burbank Gastroenterology practice of the Digestive Health Consultants, Inc. launch a new GI website to better serve the digestive health of California’s San Fernando Valley

Medical Web Times: August 30, 2015
The Burbank California gastroenterologists of Digestive Health Consultants, Inc. (DHC) are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal system, including those of the esophagus, stomach, colon, liver, small intestine, gallbladder, pancreas and biliary tract. Digestive Health Consultants, Inc. is affiliated with Southern California Gastroenterologists SCGA who have locations across Southern California. DHC [...]

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Twin Panda Cubs Were Fraternal Brothers, Zoo Says

Discovery Health: August 30, 2015
If the National Zoo's firstborn panda cub hadn't died just five days after it was born, it would have been a fraternal twin to the surviving panda.

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Tasty Tech Eye Candy Of The Week (August 30)

Discovery Health: August 30, 2015
How would you like to see the invisible? Explore the ocean 5,500 feet below the surface? Own a solar-powered car? Yes? Then read on.

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The Tropical Island Prison Older Than Alcatraz: Photos

Discovery Health: August 30, 2015
A sort of mini Alcatraz off the coast of Florida once held one of America's most famous prisoners.

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Algae Bloom's Psychedelic Swirls Captured in New Photo

Discovery Health: August 30, 2015
The bloom is comprised of Cyanobacteria, organisms that changed the face of Earth some 2.4 billion years ago.

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Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

BBC Health: August 30, 2015
British neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82.

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'Pre-suicide behaviour' identified

BBC Health: August 30, 2015
Depressed people who display "risky behaviour", agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely to attempt suicide, a study finds.

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Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option

Associated Press Healthwire: August 30, 2015
LONDON (AP) -- A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology. ...

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An Appraisal: Oliver Sacks, Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life

New York Times - Health: August 30, 2015
Whether writing about his patients, his love of chemistry or the power of music, Dr. Sacks leapfrogged among disciplines, shedding light on the connections between science and art.

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Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain’s Quirks

New York Times - Health: August 30, 2015
Dr. Sacks explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” achieving a level of renown rare among scientists.

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These Fish Were Made for Walking: Photos

Discovery Health: August 29, 2015
Some fish don't mind feeling the Earth under their fins.

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Paid to poo: Combating open defecation in India

BBC Health: August 29, 2015
Indian scheme aims to encourage better toilet habits

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NHS tests implanted sugar monitor

BBC Health: August 29, 2015
A blood sugar monitor that can stay in the body for five months is being tested on NHS patients with type 1 diabetes.

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Mending Hearts: New Alternatives to Statins Add to a Quandary on Cholesterol

New York Times - Health: August 29, 2015
Doctors find it difficult to ignore patients’ complaints about statins, which are much cheaper, even though clinical trials have found that they have minimal side effects.

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Middle-aged and Driving While Distracted

NIH Medline Plus: August 28, 2015
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Impaired Driving, Motor Vehicle Safety, Occupational Health

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Do Background Checks Ever Work?

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
When it comes to mental health, the only criteria the FBI uses to deny a gun license is 'mental adjudication,' a legal state determined by a local or state judge.

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Beyond Sunday's 'Supermoon': Lunar Perigee Science

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
You'll probably hear a lot about a 'supermoon' over the next few months. This is not a term that astronomers use, but here are some facts about what will actually happen.

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FDA Approves New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug

Scientific American: Health: August 28, 2015
The new drug, Repatha (evolocumab), is approved for patients with hereditary forms of high cholesterol and those with cardiovascular disease -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Microbot Pushes Your Buttons

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
A stick-on robotic finger, can be controlled remotely to press buttons ranging from your house lights to your washing machine and coffee maker.

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iPhone 6s: Force Touch and Other Changes on Way

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
Here's what we know about Apple's iPhone 6S and 6S Plus so far.

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Bread Recalled Due to Possible Glass Fragments

WebMD: August 28, 2015
Bread Recalled Due to Possible Glass Fragments

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Drink Water Before Meals to Lose Weight?

WebMD: August 28, 2015
Drinking about 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before meals can help with weight loss for obese adults, new research suggests.

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10 Bio-hacks that Augment Humans, Plants and Food

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
Do-it-yourself bioengineering and garage-based DNA sequencing let anyone alter the human condition.

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Test Tube News: What Did We Learn from Hurricane Katrina?

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, killing nearly 2,000 people. Has the U.S. improved how it responds to such disasters?

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DNews: Could Carbon Nanofiber Process Cure Climate Concerns?

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
Scientists have figured out a way to convert carbon dioxide into valuable carbon nanofiber material. Could the scheme be scaled up to tackle CO2 in our atmosphere?

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Speed up autism diagnosis - experts

BBC Health: August 28, 2015
Children with autism are having to wait an average of three-and-a-half years before diagnosis, while adults wait on average two years, experts say.

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Kangaroo 'Zombies': Why They Stand So Still

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
A field of grey, motionless kangaroos staring down a bicyclist in a recent YouTube video is not evidence of marsupial zombies, scientists say.

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Hubble Sees Galaxies Undergo Dramatic Metamorphosis

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
From round disks to oval clusters; many galaxies in the Universe have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past eight billion years or so.

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Bell Neuroscience Institute of Silicon Valley launch a new neuro brain and spine website to better serve the neurosurgery needs of Northern California’s Bay Area

Medical Web Times: August 28, 2015
Bell Neuroscience Institute of Silicon Valley has three offices conveniently located in Fremont, Menlo Park, and Novato, California. Their reach doesn’t stop at the edge of Silicon Valley; their Physicians have reputations that stretch around the globe. At their disposal are some of the most sophisticated technologies available today, allowing them to push the boundaries [...]

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Mystery Solved for What Killed Knut the Polar Bear

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
Experts say they finally know the reason for the seizure that caused Knut to drown in the pool in his zoo pen.

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New Crustacean Named After Elton John

Discovery Health: August 28, 2015
Sir Elton John has just been honored with a namesake crustacean that, in true rock star fashion, has already gotten into trouble.

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HIPAA breach for hospital after worker swiped patient data

Healthcare IT News: August 28, 2015
A 12-hospital health system is notifying hundreds of its current and former patients that their protected health information has been compromised after discovering an employee was involved in identity theft. Privacy & Security read more

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eRx of controlled substances now legal in 50 states

Healthcare IT News: August 28, 2015
With e-prescribing of controlled substances now legal nationwide, providers and pharmacies are empowered with a new technological tool in the fight against prescription painkillers. Deaths from prescription painkillers have quadrupled since 1999. Nearly 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on opioids as of 2013, and that year. more than 16,000 died from them. Pharmacy read more

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Post Katrina, emergency readiness lags

Healthcare IT News: August 28, 2015
"We now recognize that all healthcare facilities, not just hospitals, must plan for disasters, have the basic equipment necessary to sustain operations and be able to allocate scarce resources fairly, and that such planning must take place with the recognition that each facility does not exist in a vacuum," write Nicole Lurie, Karen DeSalvo, MD, and Kristen Finne, in a blog posted August 27 in Health Affairs. Quality and Safety read more

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