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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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Antibiotic 'link to child obesity'

BBC Health: September 30, 2014
A large American study suggests young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are more likely than those given fewer drugs to be obese.

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Gov't to reveal drug company payments to doctors

Associated Press Healthwire: September 30, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Striving to shine a light on potential ethical conflicts in medicine, the Obama administration is releasing data on drug company payments to tens of thousands of individual doctors....

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VIDEO: Children hit by tooth decay at three

BBC Health: September 30, 2014
More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.

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VIDEO: GPs to be available at weekends

BBC Health: September 30, 2014
Patients will be able to visit their GPs at weekends and in the evening under a new Tory policy to be announced at their conference.

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NIH exceptional responders to cancer therapy study launched

National Institutes of Health: September 30, 2014
Study to investigate the molecular factors of tumors associated with exceptional treatment responses of cancer patients to drug therapies.

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Think twice about 'the pill'

CNN Health: September 29, 2014
When it comes to effective birth control options for teens, "the pill" might be considered a reproductive relic.

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Doctors: Think twice about 'the pill'

CNN Health: September 29, 2014
When it comes to effective birth control options for teens, "the pill" might be considered a reproductive relic.

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PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020

BBC Health: September 29, 2014
David Cameron pledges more money to ensure seven-day GP access across is rolled out across England by 2020.

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Five babies test positive for TB in Texas

CNN Health: September 29, 2014
Five babies in El Paso, Texas, have tested positive for tuberculosis after being exposed to the infectious disease at a local hospital, the city's health department says.

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Mail merge mishap leads to data breach

Healthcare IT News: September 29, 2014
A mail merge gone wrong has officials at the University of Florida and Texas Health and Human Services in a rush to send 418 patient notification letters after the error, which occurred one year ago, resulted in a data breach.    Despite patient notification letters being mailed this past week, the incident occurred nearly one year ago and it took officials four months to report the error to the university board.   read more

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A security threat worse than Heartbleed

Healthcare IT News: September 29, 2014
The Health Information Trust Alliance has put out a word of warning about Shellshock, a system vulnerability it says could wreak much more damage than the infamous Heartbleed bug. The HITRUST Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident Coordination Center, known as C3, announced this past week it has been tracking the remote code execution vulnerability, which it says can allow hackers to bypass commands and execute arbitrary code, leaving OS X and Linux machines open to attack. read more

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The New Health Care: What We’re Learning About Drug Company Payments to Doctors

New York Times - Health: September 29, 2014
New information on payments by pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers is being made public this week as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Well: Celiac Disease, a Common, but Elusive, Diagnosis

New York Times - Health: September 29, 2014
A main reason for a lag in the detection of celiac disease is the long and confusing list of signs and symptoms, some of which may be mild enough to be easily ignored or attributed to another condition.

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Brothers road trip before going blind

CNN Health: September 29, 2014
What would you see if you knew you wouldn't be able to see much longer? Tod and Justin Purvis traveled across America to find the answer.

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Feds ramp up tech efforts for Ebola

Healthcare IT News: September 29, 2014
Amidst the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which has claimed the lives of some 3,000 people thus far, government entities in the U.S. and abroad are moving to harness personnel and technologies to better manage the outbreak.   The U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, in fact, projected that the number of infected people could potentially double every 20 days if nothing is done – a figure that could skyrocket to 1.4 million by January's end.   read more

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Midwives vote for strike action

BBC Health: September 29, 2014
Midwives will be joining other NHS workers in England in a strike over pay next month.

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The New Health Care: Auto-Renewing Your Health Plan May Be Bad for You, and for Competition

New York Times - Health: September 29, 2014
People hate to shop around, particularly for things as complicated as health insurance. But that may open the door to bigger rate increases.

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Sink or swim? What hospitals can learn from retailers about consumer loyalty

Healthcare IT News: September 29, 2014
For a while, it seemed that bigger was better. Early adoption of information technologies enabled retail businesses to specialize and streamline processes. As a result, big-box retailers like Home Depot and Wal-Mart squashed competition with substantially lower prices enabled by their sheer size and volume. read more

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Drug Patents Held Overseas Can Pare Makers’ Tax Bills

New York Times - Health: September 29, 2014
While not as advantageous as an inversion, biotech players are saving on taxes by transferring patents to foreign subsidiaries.

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Lab holds 2,000 brains

CNN Health: September 29, 2014
The University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank provides brain tissues to researchers to study various brain disorders.

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FDA: Beware fake Ebola drugs

CNN Health: September 29, 2014
The FDA has warned three companies that are selling products that claim to treat or cure Ebola.

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Treating Ebola with HIV drug

CNN Health: September 29, 2014
A doctor in rural Liberia inundated with Ebola patients says he's had good results with a treatment he tried out of sheer desperation: an HIV drug.

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FDA: Stop selling fake Ebola drugs

CNN Health: September 29, 2014
The FDA has warned three companies that are selling products that claim to treat or cure Ebola.

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Scans 'could halve stillbirth rate'

BBC Health: September 29, 2014
More than half of stillbirths in the UK could be prevented if the NHS implemented additional scans, a leading obstetrician tells Panorama.

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Children hit by tooth decay at three

BBC Health: September 29, 2014
More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.

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AUDIO: Partner stopping chemo was 'dreadful'

BBC Health: September 29, 2014
A 5 live caller describes the "dreadful situation" he faced when his partner decided to stop cancer treatment.

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Well: Vets Face Rising Worry Over Fleas

New York Times - Health: September 29, 2014
Anecdotal reports suggest fleas are getting harder to control, but vets and product makers said the products still work.

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Well: After Surgery, Predicting a Speedy Recovery

New York Times - Health: September 29, 2014
In a small study, researchers found that certain activity in patients’ immune systems correlated to different recovery times.

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Global Health: A Dog’s Life in Chad: Filling Up on Fish Guts and on Guinea Worms

New York Times - Health: September 29, 2014
A surprise has turned up in the fight against Guinea worm: In Chad, more dogs have it than people do — and fish guts are apparently to blame.

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Q&a: Rating Pain Relief

New York Times - Health: September 29, 2014
How is the effectiveness of pain relievers measured? Is there a list that quantifies them by strength?

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Well: Working Long Hours Tied to Diabetes Risk

New York Times - Health: September 29, 2014
Working long hours may increase the risk for Type 2 diabetes, a new review has found, but the risk is only apparent in workers of lower socioeconomic status.

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The Scan: Science Events: Dancing Particle Physics and Science-Inspired Fashion

New York Times - Health: September 29, 2014
In a piece choreographed by the artist-in-residence at the CERN physics laboratory, dancers will begin with a sort of quantum twerk, a subtle jiggling motion that evokes the vibration of subatomic particles.

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NIH awards seven new vaccine adjuvant discovery contracts

National Institutes of Health: September 29, 2014
Scientists will use experimental and computer-based approaches to screen more than 1 million molecules.

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Recommendations for Preventing, Detecting STIs Focus on Age, Risk Behaviors

American Academy of Family Physicians: September 29, 2014
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the AAFP have issued recommendations calling for intensive behavioral counseling about sexually transmitted infections for all sexually active adolescents and for adults who are at increased risk, as well as screening for both chlamydial infection and gonorrhea in sexually active women age 24 or younger and in older women who are at increased risk for infection.

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