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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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Well: Ask Well: Floss or Brush First?

New York Times - Health: May 29, 2015
Few studies address the question, and dentists have opinions both ways. One says it’s human nature to skip the tougher job, so get that done first.

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New Meds OK’d for Hard-to-Treat IBS With Diarrhea

WebMD: May 28, 2015
The FDA has approved two new prescription medications to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, or IBS-D. It’s the latest step in a years-long struggle to find safe and effective treatments for the condition.

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First hearing in House lawsuit over Obama health law

Associated Press Healthwire: May 28, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Obama administration attorneys are urging a federal judge to throw out an election-year lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law....

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The Popcorn Factory, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Product

Safety Alerts: May 28, 2015
The Popcorn Factory of Lake Forest, Illinois is voluntarily recalling 600 4oz bags of "Lite Works Dill Pickle Popcorn," (the "Product") because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

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The Popcorn Factory, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Product

FDA Recalls: May 28, 2015
The Popcorn Factory of Lake Forest, Illinois is voluntarily recalling 600 4oz bags of "Lite Works Dill Pickle Popcorn," (the "Product") because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

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VIDEO: 'I was afraid to look in a mirror'

BBC Health: May 28, 2015
Body dysmorphic disorder sufferer Minnie Wright tells the BBC's John Maguire about the impact the condition has on her life.

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Explainer: Would America's Farms Collapse Without Immigrants?

Discovery Health: May 28, 2015
Migrant workers are sometimes referred to as the backbone of the U.S. agricultural industry. So, what would happen to farms without these immigrants?

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Combat Vehicle Sold As Consumer 'Luxury Tank'

Discovery Health: May 28, 2015
Designed for use in military operations, customized Ripsaw tanks will also be made available for recreational market. Continue reading →

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Concern over Mers spread in S Korea

BBC Health: May 28, 2015
Concern is growing in South Korea over the spread of the Mers virus after a man defied quarantine to travel to China.

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Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer

WebMD: May 28, 2015
Throat, lung cancers were leading cause of deaths, study finds

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Dinosaurs May Have Been Warm-Blooded

Discovery Health: May 28, 2015
Dinosaurs might have been more like us than previously thought, claims a new study.

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Why Carbon Is the Best Marker for the New Human Epoch

Scientific American: Health: May 28, 2015
Black balls that litter the planet may prove the best marker for a new geologic epoch recognizing humanity's outsized impacts -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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NASA Begins Tests on Next Awesome Mars Lander: InSight

Discovery Health: May 28, 2015
With its vast solar arrays on display at a Lockheed Martin Space Systems clean room in Denver, Colo., NASA's next mission to Mars stands proud.

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An Octopus That Can "See" with Its Skin

Scientific American: Health: May 28, 2015
The skin of one type of California octopus can sense light and camouflage itself without signals from the eyes and brain. Click here for a transcript of this video. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Deadly India Heat Wave Could Claim Thousands

Discovery Health: May 28, 2015
A heat wave that is affecting India may be killing many thousands more than has been officially reported, one researcher says.

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Seeker Daily: The Evolution Of South Africa's Skyscraper Slum

Discovery Health: May 28, 2015
In the middle of Johannesburg, South Africa, the tallest residential building in the southern hemisphere has a reputation as hotbed of crime, drugs and prostitution. But things weren't always this way.

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AAFP Tells VA How to Grow Veterans Choice Program

American Academy of Family Physicians: May 28, 2015
The AAFP continues its efforts to help the VA improve its Veterans Choice Program to ensure more veterans have access to the program.

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Defining population health

Healthcare IT News: May 28, 2015
Defining population health One characteristic of the relatively new term "population health" is that its definition varies depending on whom you ask. Population Health Defining population health “Population health” is a term that is widely used in healthcare, but not universally understood. Various definitions emphasize outcomes, measurement or accountability. So what does population health truly mean?

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Swiss Cheese Holes Mystery Solved After 100 Yrs

Discovery Health: May 28, 2015
Ever wondered why Swiss cheese has holes and why they've been getting smaller over the years? Continue reading →

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Killer Robots Need Regulation, Expert Warns

Discovery Health: May 28, 2015
Current international humanitarian laws do not address the development of lethal robotic weapons.

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5 Reasons Feds Are Overhauling Regs On Medicaid Outsourcing

WebMD: May 28, 2015
Management of the joint state-federal program for low-income people has changed dramatically, and federal officials are seeking to make sure it meets the needs of enrollees.

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Bionic Lens Implant Could Improve Vision Beyond 20/20

Discovery Health: May 28, 2015
The painless procedure takes just eight minutes and gives people the ability to see three times better than 20/20. Continue reading →

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Rise in 'dog bite' hospital admissions

BBC Health: May 28, 2015
The number of people taken to hospital after attacks by dogs - and other animals including rats, cats and foxes - has risen by 76% in the past decade, new figures show.

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Well: Smuggling a Beer for My Hospital Patient

New York Times - Health: May 28, 2015
When I think about being a doctor, I think of adrenaline and a rush of decisions and the hope of saving lives. But I also think of one moment in a hospital room sharing a smuggled Guinness.

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Pocket optician 'good as eye charts'

BBC Health: May 28, 2015
A smartphone app is as effective at testing eyesight as an optician's clinic, a trial suggests.

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DNews: Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

Discovery Health: May 28, 2015
Have you ever chopped and onion, and you couldn't stop yourself from crying? Why does chopping an onion make you tear up?

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Quiet Hurricane Season Ahead, 10 years After Katrina

Discovery Health: May 28, 2015
El Nino will likely keep hurricane activity tamped down this season, which marks 10 years since Katrina. Continue reading →

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Mystery Deepens Over Rare Roman Tombstone

Discovery Health: May 28, 2015
An ancient tombstone names a woman, but a male body was found beneath.

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Market for EMRs still strong

Healthcare IT News: May 28, 2015
Two reports from two separate research firms – Kalorama and Black Book Rankings – indicate the market for EMRs is still healthy, even as incentives for meaningful use dwindle and a large shift in vendor market share occurs. Electronic Health Records read more

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90 Percent of World Chemical Weapons Said Destroyed

Discovery Health: May 28, 2015
Destruction of Russian and US Cold War-era stockpiles is scheduled to be completed by 2023.

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Nearly 1 in 7 Hispanic/Latino adults has some hearing loss

National Institutes of Health: May 28, 2015
NIH-funded research points to factors related to environment, cultural subgroup, and certain medical conditions.

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Eighteen Labs May Have Received Anthrax Shipments

Wall Street Journal: May 28, 2015
Live anthrax samples may have been sent inadvertently from an Army facility to as many as 18 labs in the U.S. and Korea.

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High Heel Dangers

NIH Medline Plus: May 28, 2015
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Page: Foot Injuries and Disorders

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Teva, FTC Reach $1.2 Billion Settlement

Wall Street Journal: May 28, 2015
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will pay $1.2 billion to settle government allegations its Cephalon subsidiary paid generic-drug makers to delay competing versions of the sleep-disorder drug Provigil.

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BEST Hospital IT Departments: Nominations open today!

Healthcare IT News: May 28, 2015
If you think your hospital IT department is one of the best in the U.S., nominate it for Healthcare IT News' 5th Annual BEST Hospital IT Departments program. Nominations open today, May 28, and close June 30. Based on data gathered from anonymous employee surveys, Healthcare IT News will publish a November 2015 special report, in print and online, profiling the top 25 IT departments and explore those qualities that make them exceptional. Workforce read more

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