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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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Ticks Marching Earlier and Farther Due to Warming

Discovery Health: May 23, 2015
In a warming world, the black-legged tick (a.k.a. deer tick) is peaking in mid-May instead of June.

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Countries approve plan for $100M health emergency fund

Associated Press Healthwire: May 23, 2015
BERLIN (AP) -- Diplomats have approved the creation of a $100 million fund to help the World Health Organization respond rapidly to emergencies....

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Atheists Inspire Thoughts of Death in Many Americans

Discovery Health: May 23, 2015
The results of the study on atheism reveal that atheists in the United States have a real image problem.

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Falcon Trading Company, Inc. dba SunRidge Farms Is Voluntarily Recalling Coconut-Medium Shred Due To Possible Health Risk

Safety Alerts: May 23, 2015
Falcon Trading Company, Inc./SunRidge Farms of Royal Oaks, CA announced that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling the one bulk item mentioned below. The product may contain very small stainless steel wire, the kind and type used in the screening process during manufacturing.

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Falcon Trading Company, Inc. dba SunRidge Farms Is Voluntarily Recalling Coconut-Medium Shred Due To Possible Health Risk

FDA Recalls: May 23, 2015
Falcon Trading Company, Inc./SunRidge Farms of Royal Oaks, CA announced that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling the one bulk item mentioned below. The product may contain very small stainless steel wire, the kind and type used in the screening process during manufacturing.

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Best Beaches of 2015 - Which Will You Visit?

Discovery Health: May 23, 2015
The most beautiful and cleanest beaches, according to 'Dr. Beach,' range from Hawai'i to Massachusetts.

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Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue

Associated Press Healthwire: May 23, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections....

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Report: German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets

Associated Press Healthwire: May 23, 2015
BERLIN (AP) -- German media report that a 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets....

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Appeals Court Issues Mixed Ruling on Cigarette Warnings

Wall Street Journal: May 22, 2015
A federal appeals court issued a split ruling on what kinds of statements tobacco companies must make in product warnings after a judge found them in violation of federal law nearly a decade ago.

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English drink 'more than estimated'

BBC Health: May 22, 2015
The amount of alcohol people in England drink is underestimated by the equivalent of 12 million bottles of wine a week, according to new research.

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Largest NHS trust is 'inadequate'

BBC Health: May 22, 2015
The biggest NHS Trust and two more of the hospitals it runs have been labelled "inadequate" by inspectors.

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'Thunder God' Plant Could Help with Weight Loss

Discovery Health: May 22, 2015
An extract made from a plant that is used in traditional Chinese medicine may help with weight loss.

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Bulletproof Radio Short Report: Moldy – #221

Bulletproof Health: May 22, 2015
Why you should listen –  The Bulletproof Radio Short Report is a highly condensed show to quickly bring you the most important ways to upgrade yourself and kick ass at life. Enjoy the show! Click here to download the mp3 of Bulletproof Radio Short Report – Moldy – #221 Todays episode was shot during PaleoF(x), one of […] The post Bulletproof Radio Short Report: Moldy – #221 appeared first on Bulletproof.

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Couple Bikes 2,400 Miles Down the Pacific Coast

Discovery Health: May 22, 2015
A couple takes the trip of a lifetime, and a happy coincidence earns them the best view on their journey.

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Loose Skin After Weight Loss

WebMD: May 22, 2015
WebMD knows that a large weight loss can lead to loose, extra skin. Find out what you can do about it.

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Depression makes heart failure worse

BBC Health: May 22, 2015
People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists say.

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Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study

WebMD: May 22, 2015
Periodontal problems linked to inflammation throughout the body, researcher says

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Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

WebMD: May 22, 2015
At least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, agency reports

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This Happened Here: Biking the Pacific Coast

Discovery Health: May 22, 2015
Two bikes. Two months. 2,400 miles. Zero plans. Watch as one couple takes the trip of a lifetime, and a happy coincidence earns them the best view on their journey.

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VR Avatars Mimic Users' Facial Expressions

Discovery Health: May 22, 2015
The technology opens the door to real-time social interactions in a virtual environment. Continue reading →

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Strange 'Nasty' Star May Be Spawned by Cannibalism

Discovery Health: May 22, 2015
An ongoing act of cosmic cannibalism may be responsible for the strange appearance and unprecedented behavior of a gigantic star nicknamed Nasty 1.

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Seeker Daily: How Crowd Sourcing Is Saving Lives in Nepal

Discovery Health: May 22, 2015
As the dust settles in Nepal after one of the deadliest earthquakes in history, all attention is turning to delivering aid. OpenStreetMap is helping the effort through crowdsourcing.

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Explainer: Which Countries Have The Best Sex Education?

Discovery Health: May 22, 2015
How have different approaches in sex education contributed to the discrepant teen pregnancy rates in certain industrialized nations?

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World's Largest Particle Collider Busts Record

Discovery Health: May 22, 2015
After a two-year upgrade, the Large Hadron Collider smashed particles at record-breaking energy levels.

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Hear the Sound of a Plant Dying of Thirst

Discovery Health: May 22, 2015
Listen to the sound a plant makes as it dies of thirst -- it's heartbreaking. Continue reading →

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Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions

Associated Press Healthwire: May 22, 2015
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to dominate the bull for the next eight seconds - or, at least, hoped to....

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Botox and Skin Elasticity

NIH Medline Plus: May 22, 2015
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Botox, Skin Aging

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Ancient Aqueduct Unearthed In Jerusalem

Discovery Health: May 22, 2015
The aqueduct, created more than 2,000 years ago, had long been one of the city's principal sources of water.

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DNews: Why Does Earth Only Have One Moon?

Discovery Health: May 22, 2015
Pluto is 1/6th the size of Earth, but it has 5 moons. Jupiter has 67. Why does the Earth have just 1 moon?

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CMIO: Patient portal a 'source of truth'

Healthcare IT News: May 22, 2015
At Flemington, N.J.-based Hunterdon Healthcare System, patient engagement is an all-hands-on-deck project, says its Chief Medical Information Officer, Wayne Fellmeth, MD. Patient Engagement read more

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Apple Patents 3-D Display That Tracks Your Eyes

Discovery Health: May 22, 2015
An application for a a spatially interactive computing device, could allow Apple to produce displays that project a mix of 2-D and 3-D images.

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'Tomorrowland' Draws from NASA Past and Future

Discovery Health: May 22, 2015
The feature film juxtaposes the end of NASA's space shuttle program in 2011 with the space age future Walt Disney envisioned when he opened Tomorrowland in 1955.

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CIO one-on-one: the riskiness of BYOD

Healthcare IT News: May 22, 2015
Steve Shirley, chief information officer at the 350-bed Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado, has been in information technology for some 35 years. And, as he sees it, mHealth is bringing some exciting things to his hospital. But there are also some serious questions to consider. Mobile read more

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NHS trusts' deficit rises to £822m

BBC Health: May 22, 2015
NHS trusts in England report a total deficit of £822m for last financial year, compared with £115m the previous year

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