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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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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: Staying still at work 'as bad as smoking'

BBC Health: May 30, 2016
New data suggests more than half of us only go for a walk at work when we need the toilet.

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How Wellcome and Gates charities profit from helping biotech

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
The Wellcome Trust medical charity is to profit from U.S. approval of a new diagnostic cancer test, the first commercial product funded by the organization since the sale of its pharmaceuticals business to Glaxo in 1995. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently made a $80 million profit from selling a stake in Anacor Pharmaceuticals , a firm it had backed for its work on neglected diseases, which is now being bought by Pfizer . With an endowment of $40 billion, the Gates foundation is the world’s largest charity, while Wellcome has an 18 billion pound ($26 billion) investment portfolio.

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Drop in Google searches reveals success of chickenpox vaccine

New Scientist Health News: May 30, 2016
It can be difficult to gauge the success of an immunisation programme, but declines in searches for "chickenpox" show they work

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CancerCon, Part 4: What is the One Thing That Surprise You the Most During Cancer?

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
Peter: "I was surprised by how bad cancer kicks your ass. I was a big strong guy and it kicked my ass."One day, a good friend of mine called me to say that a friend had been diagnosed with testicular cancer. Since I had survived this, he asked if I'd be willing to give the guy some pointers, to which I totally agreed. A few days later, my...

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Flame retardants tied to risk of thyroid disease in women

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Women with high levels of common flame retardants in their blood may have an elevated risk for thyroid disease, a recent study suggests. PBDEs belong to “a class of chemicals that interfere with our endocrine system – so-called endocrine disrupting chemicals," said lead researcher Joseph Allen of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. PBDEs disrupt the endocrine system by interfering with the body's production of the hormone estrogen.

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Reactions: Letters to the Editor

New York Times - Health: May 30, 2016
Readers react to articles in Science Times.

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No Muslim family should engage in birth control: Turkey's Erdogan

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
No Muslim family should engage in birth control or family planning, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, calling again on pious Muslims to have more children. No Muslim family can have such an approach," he said in a speech in Istanbul broadcast live on television. Women's groups and opposition politicians have criticized Erdogan, a devout Muslim for telling women how many children to have and dismissing the Western idea of gender equality.

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Nestle, on health kick, moves into milk allergy testing

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Nestle, the world's biggest food company, is stepping up its push into medicine with a global deal worth up to 100 million euros ($111 million) to develop and market an experimental milk allergy test for infants. The Swiss group will pay DBV Technologies 10 million euros upfront for rights to its skin patch test for cow’s milk protein allergy, with the balance depending on successful development, the two companies said on Tuesday. The deal with the Franco-American company underscores Nestle's ambitions for its Health Science division, which it believes could eventually generate more than 10 billion Swiss francs ($10 billion) in annual sales.

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Researchers find link between "alcohol identity" on social media and drinking-related problems

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
A study by researchers at North Carolina State University and Ohio University have concluded that college students who have an "alcohol identity" on social media were more likely to have alcohol problems than those actually taking a drink. Lynsey Romo, co-lead author of the research, said that social networking sites play a role in how students "coordinate, advertize and facilitate their drinking experiences." Those who posted about alcohol use online -- thus considering alcohol as part of their identity -- were at a higher risk of future problems.

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Number of Afghans uprooted by violence doubles, a million 'on brink of survival': Amnesty

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
The number of Afghans internally displaced by conflict has "dramatically" doubled to 1.2 million in just three years, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, warning that a lack of basic services was putting people on the brink of survival. The rights group said that situation of people uprooted from their homes in Afghanistan has deteriorated in recent years as global attention and aid money have been diverted to other crises. "While the world's attention seems to have moved on from Afghanistan, we risk forgetting the plight of those left behind by the conflict," said Champa Patel, South Asia director at Amnesty International.

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Roche's MabTherea shot gets EU OK for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
ZURICH (Reuters) - Drugmaker Roche has received European approval for an injectable form of antibody therapy MabThera for people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the company said on Tuesday. The European Commission approved the injection for people with previously untreated and relapsed/refractory forms of the disease. "MabThera SC provides patients with significantly faster treatment administration and the opportunity to enjoy more time outside the clinical setting compared to intravenous delivery of the medicine," Chief Medical Officer Sandra Horning said. ...

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Delaying Rio Games would give 'false security' on Zika: HO panel head

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Postponing the Rio Olympics due to fears that the event could speed the spread of the Zika virus would give a "false" sense of security because travelers are constantly going in and out of Brazil, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said. More than 100 medical experts and scientists called last Friday for the Rio Games to be postponed or moved due to fears over the spread of the virus, which is linked to serious birth defects.. The WHO rejected their call. Extensive travel in a globalized world is the issue, not the Games that start on August 5, said David Heymann, chair of the Health Protection Agency in Britain who also leads the WHO panel of independent experts on Zika.

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EU to propose shorter glyphosate license renewal: sources

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
By Alissa de Carbonnel BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states will meet next week in an effort to agree a far shorter license renewal for herbicide glyphosate before the current one expires, which would require the phasing out of products such as Monsanto's Roundup. The EU executive will put a new proposal for a license renewal of between one and two years to experts from the EU's 28 nations on June 6, according to EU sources. The Commission initially proposed a 15-year authorization, which it later cut to nine years, amid a transatlantic row over whether glyphosate may cause cancer.

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Delaying Rio Games would give "false security" on Zika-WHO panel head

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
* "The problem is not the Olympics", says WHO's Heymann * Sees "low risk" of athletes returning with the virus * Urges surveillance, precautions for men, women (Adds more details, background) By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, May 30 (Reuters) - Postponing the Rio Olympics due to fears that the event could speed the spread of the Zika virus would give a "false" sense of security because travellers are constantly going in and out of Brazil, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said. More than 100 medical experts and scientists called last Friday for the Rio Games to be postponed or moved due to fears over the spread of the virus, which is linked to serious birth defects.. The WHO rejected their call.

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Delaying Rio Games would give "false security" on Zika-WHO panel head

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, May 30 (Reuters) - Postponing the Rio Olympics due to fears that the event could speed the spread of the Zika virus would give a "false" sense of security because travellers are constantly going in and out of Brazil, the chair of the WHO's Emergency Committee said. Extensive travel in a globalised world is the issue, not the Games that start on August 5, said David Heymann, chair of the Health Protection Agency in Britain who also leads the World Health Organization's panel of independent experts on Zika. "People go in and out of Brazil all the time for holiday, for business, for whatever.

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Top foods for healthy eyes

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
American researchers have highlighted the role of diet in maintaining eye health with a list of specific foods, which, when eaten regularly, could reduce eye-related diseases such as age-related macular degeneration by 25%. Foods with the most beneficial effects for eyes include green leafy vegetables and oily fish. Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, lettuce, kale, broccoli and Swiss chard, are the most beneficial foods for eyes.

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5 Times Nurses Made Their Patients Forget They Were In A Hospital

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
Nurses: the unsung heroes of the hospital. While doctors hurry through the halls, sweeping from one room to the next, nurses are the more constant presence; they often sit with patients long after everyone else has gone home. They become a patient’s family when real relatives are not around, and often find themselves providing compassionate...

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Extreme weather increasing level of toxins in food, scientists warn

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
By Kagondu Njagi NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As they struggle to deal with more extreme weather, a range of food crops are generating more of chemical compounds that can cause health problems for people and livestock who eat them, scientists have warned. A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says that crops such as wheat and maize are generating more potential toxins as a reaction to protect themselves from extreme weather.

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Vaccines might be able to stop Alzheimer’s plaques from forming

New Scientist Health News: May 30, 2016
The plaques linked to Alzheimer's disease seem to be made by the brain defending itself from attack. Dialling down this defence may stop the disease

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals Nears Deal to Buy Celator for About $1.5 Billion

Wall Street Journal: May 30, 2016
Jazz Pharmaceuticals is nearing a deal to buy Celator Pharmaceuticals for about $1.5 billion, a huge premium for a company with a promising leukemia drug but no revenue.

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Roche and Novartis face off in biosimilar drug battle

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
By John Miller ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's biggest drugmakers are clashing over cheaper copies of pricey biotech drugs - one reason why Novartis is considering selling its $14 billion stake in cross-town rival Roche. With a copycat of Roche's blood cancer drug Rituxan pending European approval, Novartis aims to muscle in on a share of sales that last year hit 7 billion Swiss francs ($7.1 billion). Beyond its own new drug portfolio, Novartis has a big side bet that cheaper "biosimilars" from its Sandoz generics unit can grab rivals' profits, while Roche has limited its focus to new drugs to counter such incursions.

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French researchers develop promising new skin cancer drugs

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
Researchers from France's Inserm (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale) have developed and synthesized new melanoma-fighting drugs that reduce the viability of cancer cells. An initial clinical trial should be launched soon to test the new compounds. Melanoma is an extremely aggressive form of skin cancer, notably affecting the cells that synthesize melanin, which gives skin its color.

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Alibaba tells vendors to halt drug sales online, cites government rule change

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has told vendors on its Tmall website to stop selling medicine, saying a local regulator has issued an "urgent" directive halting drug sales via third-party platforms. Alibaba, in a notice dated May 27 seen by Reuters, cited a circular from the Hebei province branch of the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) on "urgent control measures relating to drug products". The regulator's surprise directive comes as the government promotes retail sales of over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, with a pledge to harness technology to solve issues as varied as high drug prices and snarling hospital queues.

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Antarctic seas defy global warming thanks to chill from the deep

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - A persistent chill in the ocean off Antarctica that defies the global warming blamed for melting Arctic ice at the other end of the planet is caused by cold waters welling up from the depths after hundreds of years, scientists said on Monday. The Southern Ocean off Antarctica may be among the last places on Earth to feel the impact of man-made climate change, with a lag of centuries to affect waters emerging from up to 5,000 meters (16,000 ft) deep, the U.S. study said. Many people who doubt mainstream scientific findings that human use of fossil fuels is warming the planet often point to the paradox of expanding winter sea ice off Antarctica in recent decades and a rapid shrinking of ice in the Arctic.

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Children 'not getting diabetes checks'

BBC Health: May 30, 2016
Almost 75% of older children in England and Wales with diabetes are not getting key health checks, a study suggests.

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Mexican striker Pulido rescued after kidnap, in good health

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido was rescued within a day of his kidnapping in the restive northeastern state of Tamaulipas after he was able to make a phone call and alert authorities of his location, a state official said on Monday. The 25-year-old Mexico national team player and striker for the Greek soccer team Olympiakos disappeared in his hometown of Ciudad Victoria on Saturday night, when he was intercepted by gunmen after leaving a party. "The most important thing is that is he is here with us," Tamaulipas Governor Egidio Torre Cantu told reporters in footage broadcast on local television, standing next to Pulido.

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New Zealand backs plain packaging for cigarettes

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
New Zealand said Tuesday it will introduce plain packaging on tobacco products, joining a growing list of countries planning similar measures despite the threat of legal action from the industry. The move, which coincides with World No Tobacco Day, means cigarettes must be sold in drab boxes plastered with health warnings and gruesome pictures of smoking-related disease. Associate Health Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga said the measure targeted one of the most powerful tools used to get young people hooked on tobacco.

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Worried Gasol wants more Zika details ahead of Rio

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
Chicago Bulls and Spain basketball center Pau Gasol wants clarity on the Zika outbreak in Brazil before deciding whether to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August. Gasol, who has represented his country at the last three Games, says there is not enough information about the outbreak of the virus that is linked to serious birth defects. "The Olympics can be an opportunity for this virus to spread.

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Big Data Sleuths Uncover Clues to the Roots of Depression

Scientific American: Health: May 30, 2016
The daunting complexity of neurological disorders has begun to yield to methods that allow intensive scrutiny of genes and neural circuits -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Pakistan says new sampling shows progress against polio

Associated Press Healthwire: May 30, 2016
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- For the first time in Pakistan's history all the previous month's environmental samples for polio have tested negative - a sign of progress in the campaign to eradicate the virus, an official said Monday....

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Olympics-Worried Gasol wants more Zika details ahead of Rio

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
Chicago Bulls and Spain basketball centre Pau Gasol wants clarity on the Zika outbreak in Brazil before deciding whether to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August. Gasol, who has represented his country at the last three Games, says there is not enough information about the outbreak of the virus that is linked to serious birth defects. "The Olympics can be an opportunity for this virus to spread.

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Guarding against deadly blows to the chest in kids' sports

Associated Press Healthwire: May 30, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jack Crowley was 15 when a baseball hit him in the chest and stopped his heart. The Long Island teen survived thanks to a police officer who grabbed a defibrillator and shocked his heart back into rhythm....

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WHO says Zika response plan only 13 percent funded

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
The World Health Organization's Zika response programme is only 13 percent funded, "severely" compromising efforts to combat the virus that is increasingly becoming a global threat, the UN agency said Monday. The UN agency has rejected a call from 150 international doctors to change the timing or location of the Rio Games, with Brazil the country hardest hit by the Zika outbreak. WHO said that shifting the Games would not substantially alter the risks of Zika spreading globally, but has urged athletes and visitors heading to Rio to take extra precaution against the mosquito-borne virus.

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Amid Struggle to Lose Weight, Woman Gets Life-Changing Medical Diagnosis

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
Debbie Savage said she struggled to lose weight for 15 years before a doctor conducted tests that revealed she had a common disorder.

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Doctors Test Tools to Predict Your Odds of a Disease

Wall Street Journal: May 30, 2016
Program aims to calculate the likelihood that a patient has an illness, enabling doctors to order fewer tests and prescribe fewer antibiotics.

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Alibaba tells vendors to halt drug sales online, cites government rule change

Yahoo Health: May 30, 2016
Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has told vendors on its Tmall website to stop selling medicine, saying a local regulator has issued an "urgent" directive halting drug sales via third-party platforms. Alibaba, in a notice dated May 27 seen by Reuters, cited a circular from the Hebei province branch of the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) on "urgent control measures relating to drug products". The regulator's surprise directive comes as the government promotes retail sales of over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, with a pledge to harness technology to solve issues as varied as high drug prices and snarling hospital queues.

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