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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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Op-Ed Contributor: We All Have Pre-existing Conditions

New York Times - Health: May 29, 2017
Before Obamacare, insurers often labeled minor maladies pre-existing conditions. Republican health care bills could return us to those days.

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Proud of My Graduate, but Missing My Mother

New York Times - Well: May 29, 2017
When you lose the people you love, you mark the loss over and over in the celebrations they don’t get to celebrate.

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‘Baby boxes’ help new moms stick to safer sleep practices

Reuters Health News: May 29, 2017
Providing new mothers with a “baby box” - a cardboard bassinet with a mattress and fitted cotton sheet - reduces the likelihood that they’ll adopt the unsafe habit of sharing a bed with their newborn, new research shows.

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Sri Lanka's flood survivors threatened by dengue, disease: aid workers

Reuters Health News: May 29, 2017
NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of survivors of devastating floods and landslides in Sri Lanka are at risk of potentially fatal diseases such as dengue fever, charities warned on Monday as the death toll from the disaster continued to rise.

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China’s Ill, and Wealthy, Look Abroad for Medical Treatment

New York Times - Health: May 29, 2017
Hospitals and a new generation of medical tourism companies are luring well-heeled Chinese patients away from an overburdened health care system.

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Prince William opens up about mental health, losing Diana

CNN Health: May 29, 2017
Sitting in their garden, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge smile as they watch their young children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, toddling around in the tall grass. Kate is paused mid-laugh as their dog, Lupo, runs past in a blur. Prince William, dressed down in jeans, looks at ease surrounded by family.

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Likelihood of having current CPR training declines with age

Reuters Health News: May 29, 2017
Older people are the group most likely to need cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but they are the least likely to have training in the life-saving technique, according to new findings.

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Duck farming resumes in France with end of bird flu crisis

Reuters Health News: May 29, 2017
PARIS (Reuters) - Duck farmers in southwestern France resumed operations on Monday with the latest outbreak of bird flu now deemed to be under control after the culling of millions of birds and a six-week halt to production.

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Separating DNA: From hours to minutes

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: May 29, 2017
Researchers have developed a glass microchip for ultrafast separation and purification of DNA fragments. The chip, moreover, is easy to produce and cheap.

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Senators' demands underscore McConnell's health care problem

Associated Press Healthwire: May 29, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils down to this question: How do you solve a problem like Dean, Lisa, Patrick, Ted, Rand and Susan?...

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Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces a Nationwide Recall of Mibelas™ 24 Fe (Norethindrone Acetate and EthinylEstradiol 1mg/0.02mg Chewable Tablets and Ferrous Fumarate 75 mg) Tablets Due to Out of Sequence Tablets and Missing Expiry/Lot Infor

FDA Recalls: May 29, 2017
Baltimore, Maryland, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that it has voluntarily recalled lot L600518, Exp 05/18 of Mibelas 24 Fe (Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol 1 mg/0.02 mg chewable and ferrous fumarate 75 mg) Tablets at the consumer level. A confirmed market compliant indicated a packaging error, where the blister was rotated 180 degrees within the wallet, reversing the weekly tablet orientation and making the lot number and expiration date no longer visible. The first four days of therapy would have had four non-hormonal placebo tablets as opposed to the active tablets.

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The trauma of a breast cancer diagnosis can have cognitive effects

Reuters Health News: May 29, 2017
The mental fog often experienced by breast cancer patients after chemotherapy might be due more to post-traumatic stress than to the cancer drugs, a new study suggests.

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Scientists find that smoking harms livers of unborn babies

BBC Health: May 29, 2017
Researchers find that the cocktail of chemicals in cigarettes is harmful to developing liver cells.

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Yemen cholera death toll rises, but number of infections drop: WHO

Reuters Health News: May 29, 2017
GENEVA/DUBAI (Reuters) - The number of people who have died in a cholera epidemic affecting Yemen has risen to at least 471, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures released on Monday.

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Spain arrests 14 on suspicion of making, selling performance-enhancing drugs

Reuters Health News: May 29, 2017
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police raided 25 homes, warehouses and gymnasiums and arrested 14 people accused of belonging to a network manufacturing and trafficking performance-enhancing drugs, the interior ministry said on Monday.

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Body- and sex related problems are separate from other forms of psychological problems

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: May 29, 2017
Body- and sex related problems constitute a distinct group of psychological ailments that is most common in middle aged women, according to scientific research.

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New 'GPS' neuron discovered

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: May 29, 2017
A new type of neuron that might play a vital role in humans’ ability to navigate their environments, report investigators. The discovery is an important step towards understanding how the brain codes navigation behavior at larger scales and could potentially open up new treatment strategies for people with impaired topographical orientation like Alzheimer’s patients.

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Too much stress for the mother affects the baby through amniotic fluid

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: May 29, 2017
If the mother is stressed over a longer period of time during pregnancy, the concentration of stress hormones in amniotic fluid rises, as proven by an interdisciplinary team of researchers. Short-term stress situations, however, do not seem to have an unfavorable effect on the development of the fetus.

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New test method aims to predict allergenic potency of chemicals

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: May 29, 2017
A method that determines not only whether a chemical or substance is allergenic, but also how strong its potential for causing hypersensitivity is has now been developed by researchers. This will aid in the establishment of so-called threshold values – or how much of a substance is safe to use in a product. Until now, the only way of achieving similar results has been through animal testing.

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Copper hydroxide nanoparticles provide protection against toxic oxygen radicals in cigarette smoke

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: May 29, 2017
Chemists have developed a technique that reduces the toxic effects of commercially available cigarettes. In spite of the fact that the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that some 6 million people die every year as a consequence of tobacco consumption, the number of smokers around the world is on the rise.

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World No Smoking Day: Increasing the price of tobacco by 5% reduces consumption by 3.5%

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: May 29, 2017
In a 30-year-old study into pricing policy and tobacco consumption, it was found that increasing prices by only 1% reduces consumption by 0.5%. The results have now been published to mark World No Smoking Day on 31 May. Today a 1% increase in the price of tobacco reduces consumption by as much as 0.69%.

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Kidney transplantation: New strategies for longer organ preservation

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: May 29, 2017
New treatment strategies over the last few decades have meant that nowadays 95% of transplanted kidneys function well for at least one year and that the average lifespan of a transplanted organ is between 10 and 15 years. In 1989, one in five kidneys was no longer functional after one year.

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The immune system promotes spontaneous heart regeneration

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: May 29, 2017
In adult mammal hearts, cardiomyoctyes do not proliferate following damage, like that caused by myocardial infarction. However, the inability to proliferate is not true for all animals, and even in mammals, cardiomyocyte proliferation is known.

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Creepy Swimmer's Itch Parasite in Northern Lakes Can Scratch Summer Fun

Scientific American: Health: May 29, 2017
A cooling summer dip in a freshwater lake or pond could give you a nasty reaction, but Michigan is leading the way in research and control  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Increase in premature deaths in Australian nursing homes

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: May 29, 2017
The first comprehensive study of deaths in Australian nursing homes has been published, revealing a more than 400 percent increase in the incidence of premature and potentially preventable deaths of nursing home residents over the past decade.

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HIV: A therapeutic advance for resource-limited settings

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: May 29, 2017
A clinical trial running in parallel in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa, shows that dual therapy with lamivudine and a boosted protease inhibitor is effective as second-line treatment in patients infected by HIV with multiple mutations. Such treatment deescalation will reduce costs, side effects, and the need for virological monitoring of patients.

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Legalizing marijuana will harm health of youth in Canada, study shows

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: May 29, 2017
The Canadian federal government's bill C-45 to legalize marijuana in Canada will jeopardize the health of young people and Parliament should vote against it, argues a new article.

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Healing wounds with cell therapy

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: May 29, 2017
An experimental treatment in mice allows the reprogramming of blood cells in order to promote the healing process of cutaneous wounds. This new therapeutic approach could prove to be beneficial in healing challenging wounds in diabetics and major-burn victims.

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A New Drug for A.L.S., but the Diagnosis Remains Dire

New York Times - Well: May 29, 2017
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, still has no cure.

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Congo approves use of Ebola vaccination to fight outbreak

Reuters Health News: May 29, 2017
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in its northeast that has killed four people, a spokesman said on Monday.

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Personal Health: A New Drug for A.L.S., but the Diagnosis Remains Dire

New York Times - Health: May 29, 2017
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, still has no cure.

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Politicians must get a grip on tech if they want a great Britain

New Scientist Health News: May 29, 2017
Technology will be key to the future UK economy, but in the run up to the general election, political parties don’t exactly seem to be embracing it

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The New Health Care: Science Needs a Solution for the Temptation of Positive Results

New York Times - Health: May 29, 2017
The push to achieve new and exciting findings is one reason researchers are having trouble confirming prior studies.

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WHO says 3 Zika cases detected in India for 1st time

Associated Press Healthwire: May 28, 2017
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India has reported three cases of the Zika virus for the first time, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies....

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Newspaper: Ohio had more than 4,000 overdose deaths in 2016

Associated Press Healthwire: May 28, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A newspaper survey of Ohio county coroners has found more than 4,000 people died from drug overdoses last year in a state among the hardest hit by a heroin and opioid epidemic....

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