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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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Insights on Tumor Growth Lead to New Treatments

WebMD: February 22, 2017
Find out how the latest research on how tumors grow is giving doctors new tools to treat cancer, including targeted therapy and immunotherapy.

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Many U.S. cancer patients struggle to afford life-saving medications

Reuters Health News: February 22, 2017
(Reuters Health) - As cancer drug costs rise, U.S. cancer patients are more likely than other medical patients to struggle with paying for prescription medications, according to a recent study.

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Female fish mate 200 times but save eggs for the perfect male

New Scientist Health News: February 22, 2017
Lampreys engage in prolonged sex sessions where the females pretend to mate with 10 or more males – all the while waiting for "the one"

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Measuring patients' muscles to predict chemotherapy side effects

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 22, 2017
Measuring patients' muscle mass and quality could potentially help doctors better identify patients at high risk for toxic side effects that could require hospitalizations, researchers report.

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Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germs

Associated Press Healthwire: February 22, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good bugs into lotions in hopes of spreading protection....

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Battelle showing NeuroLife tech to translate brain waves into physical movements at HIMSS17

Healthcare IT News: February 22, 2017
The analytics and machine learning algorithms help a quadriplegic patient regain movement. 

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Autism link to herpes during pregnancy may be overstated, experts say

CNN Health: February 22, 2017
A herpes flare-up during early pregnancy doubles the odds of a woman giving birth to a child who is later diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, according to a study published Wednesday in mSphere, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

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Online treatment reduces chronic knee pain from arthritis

Reuters Health News: February 22, 2017
(Reuters Health) - A web-based program of exercise and coping skills training improves both function and pain in arthritic knees, a new study suggests.

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Sketching the Beginnings of Life, One Cell at a Time

Scientific American: Health: February 22, 2017
How did a scientist create incredibly detailed drawings of embryo development a century ago?  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Wombat Security adds more ransomware education

Healthcare IT News: February 22, 2017
It is expanding its Healthcare Security Awareness Training Program to include additional ransomware training to help combat the ever-changing cybersecurity and education challenges unique to healthcare.

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American Medical Association: February 22, 2017
ResearchLearn MoreAppears on category: Medical Liability Reform

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Skulls reveals that ancient Americans didn’t mix with neighbours

New Scientist Health News: February 22, 2017
Skull shape tells us that some early inhabitants of the Americas kept to themselves, and that South America saw at least two distinct waves of colonisation

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Innovation awards recognize progress in retinal imaging, 3D visualization and crowd-sourcing applications

Healthcare IT News: February 22, 2017
ORLANDO – Microsoft presented awards for innovation at the Microsoft Global Health Forum.  The awards were created to recognize organizations and technology solution partners that are achieving innovation excellence. The winners were named Feb. 22 in a ceremony at the Orlando County Convention Center during HIMSS17. The following groups were recognized.

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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Physician Gag Law

American Academy of Family Physicians: February 22, 2017
A federal appeals court has overturned provisions of a Florida law that restricted physicians' ability to discuss firearm safety with patients.

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Member Survey Is Your Chance to Focus AAFP on Most Critical Work

American Academy of Family Physicians: February 22, 2017
All active members of the AAFP will receive the 2017 Member Satisfaction Survey by email on Feb. 25 so they can tell the Academy how it is doing and what it can improve.

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Off-Label Antidepressants Common; Evidence Lacking

WebMD: February 22, 2017
One-third are prescribed for conditions like pain or migraine with little scientific backup, study says

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ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls

WebMD: February 22, 2017
Sports that involve cutting or pivoting are the riskiest, doctors say

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After Stroke, 'Blue' Light May Help Beat the Blues

WebMD: February 22, 2017
Akin to sunlight, it could ward off depression during rehab, study finds

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Autism risk linked to herpes infection during pregnancy

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 22, 2017
Women actively infected with genital herpes during early pregnancy had twice the odds of giving birth to a child later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study.

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Researchers uncover brain circuitry central to reward-seeking behavior

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 22, 2017
Scientists have found that as mice learn to associate a particular sound with a rewarding sugary drink, one set of prefrontal neurons becomes more active and promotes reward-seeking behavior while other prefrontal neurons are silenced, and those neurons act like a brake on reward-seeking.

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Study suggests new therapy for Gaucher disease

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 22, 2017
Scientists propose that blocking a molecule that drives inflammation and organ damage in Gaucher, and maybe other lysosomal storage diseases, as a possible treatment with fewer risks and lower costs than current therapies. The team conducted the study in mouse models of lysosomal storage disease and in cells from blood samples donated by people with Gaucher disease.

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CAR T cells more powerful when built with CRISPR, researchers find

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 22, 2017
Researchers have harnessed the power of CRISPR/Cas9 to create more-potent chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells that enhance tumor rejection in mice.

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Brain-machine interfaces: Bidirectional communication at last

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 22, 2017
A prosthetic limb controlled by brain activity can partially recover the lost motor function. Neuroscientists asked whether it was possible to transmit the missing sensation back to the brain by stimulating neural activity in the cortex. They discovered that not only was it possible to create an artificial sensation of neuroprosthetic movements, but that the underlying learning process occurs very rapidly. These finding were obtained by resorting to imaging and optical stimulation tools.

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HIV vaccine therapy lets five people control virus without drugs

New Scientist Health News: February 22, 2017
The therapy gives the immune system the tools to flush out HIV, meaning daily drugs can be ditched – one man has been free of them for seven months

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Seven Earth-size planets found around nearby star may have water

New Scientist Health News: February 22, 2017
The small, cool star TRAPPIST-1 is one of the best places to look for life in the Milky Way: its seven rocky planets might all have water and atmospheres

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Itch neurons play a role in managing pain

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 22, 2017
There are neurons in your skin that are wired to sense itchy things. These neurons are separate from the ones that detect pain, and yet, chemical-induced itch is often accompanied by mild pain such as burning and stinging sensations. But when it comes to sending signals toward your brain through your spinal cord, itch and mild pain can go through the same set of spinal cord neurons.

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Proteins in your runny nose could reveal a viral infection

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 22, 2017
It may seem obvious, but the key to confirming whether someone is suffering from a cold or flu virus might lie at the misery's source -- the inflamed passages of the nose and throat. Scientists have identified a group of proteins that, when detected in specific quantities in the mucous, are 86 percent accurate in confirming the infection is from a cold or flu virus, according to a small, proof-of-concept trial.

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Making it harder to 'outsmart' concussion tests

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 22, 2017
Concussion testing on the athletic field depends upon comparing an athlete's post-concussion neurocognitive performance with the results of a previously administered baseline test. Experts believe some athletes, in hopes of a quicker post-injury return to play, may 'sandbag' the concussion test by giving a lackadaisical baseline performance. A researcher has developed a statistical technique to detect when an athlete is sandbagging.

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Anorexic, bulimic woman who fought force-feeding dies at 30

Associated Press Healthwire: February 22, 2017
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) -- An anorexic and bulimic New Jersey woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request....

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Health care's future: Turning patients into savers, shoppers

Associated Press Healthwire: February 22, 2017
The U.S. government may soon lean on someone new to help lower health care costs: you....

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Life Expectancy Study Suggests U.S. Will Lag Behind

Scientific American: Health: February 22, 2017
New analysis shows many likely to live beyond 90 by 2030, but not Americans -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Changing the environment within bone marrow alters blood cell development

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 22, 2017
Researchers report they can alter blood cell development through the use of biomaterials designed to mimic characteristics of the bone marrow.

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High blood pressure reversed in offspring of hypertensive rats

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 22, 2017
Researchers have demonstrated how harmful health complications passed from mother rats to their offspring can be reversed. The tests may point the way toward preventing the transfer of certain health conditions from human mothers to their children.

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Licorice during pregnancy linked to health issues for kids

Reuters Health News: February 22, 2017
(Reuters Health) - Women who consume licorice during pregnancy might be more likely to have children with cognitive or behavioral problems than mothers who don't eat a lot of this candy while they're pregnant, a small Finnish study suggests.

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Thermo Fisher did not infringe genetic-testing patent, U.S. top court says

Reuters Health News: February 22, 2017
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared a subsidiary of biotech company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc of infringing a genetic-testing kit patent held by Promega Corp, overturning a lower court's decision.

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New trauma unit to help former Islamic State sex slaves

Associated Press Healthwire: February 22, 2017
DOHUK, Iraq (AP) -- After their rape and torture by Islamic State extremists for months or years, Yazidi women face ongoing suffering from psychological trauma even if they do manage to escape....

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