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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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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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Watch for behavior changes for clues of dementia onset

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue.

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New Zealand satisfied with Rio Village after remedial work

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
(Reuters) - New Zealand's Olympic team said they were satisfied with their accommodation for the Rio de Janeiro Games on Sunday, despite their trans-Tasman Sea neighbours Australia refusing to move in. The Australian Olympic team have declined to take up their apartments in the village with Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller saying the accommodation was "not safe or ready". The New Zealand Chef de Mission Rob Waddell said, however, he was happy with the accommodation, even if the advance team had needed to work with organisers to get it up to standard.

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Baby born in Spain with Zika-caused microcephaly, first in Europe

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
A woman infected with the Zika virus gave birth in Spain on Monday to a baby with the brain-damaging disorder microcephaly, her hospital said, the first case of its kind in Europe. A hospital source said she was infected in Latin America, where the virus is prevalent. "The baby did not require any resuscitation," Felix Castillo, neonatal chief at the Vall d'Hebron hospital in Barcelona, told a press conference, adding that the infant's vital signs were "normal and stable".

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Editorial: When Health Insurers Merge Consumers Often Lose

New York Times - Health: July 25, 2016
Officials shouldn’t allow any merger unless it is structured in a way that improves competitive conditions.

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Editorial: Nursing Home Residents Still Vulnerable to Abuse

New York Times - Health: July 25, 2016
Proposed federal rules fail to restore the right to sue if you or your loved one is harmed in a nursing home.

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Timeline: Zika's origin and global spread

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago: 1947: Scientists researching yellow fever in Uganda's Zika Forest identify the virus in a rhesus monkey 1948: Virus recovered from Aedes africanus mosquito in Zika Forest 1952: First human cases detected in Uganda and Tanzania 1954: Virus found in Nigeria 1960s-80s: Zika detected in mosquitoes and monkeys across equatorial Africa 1969–83: Zika found in equatorial Asia, including India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Pakistan 2007: Zika spreads from Africa and Asia, first large outbreak on ...

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Timeline: Zika's origin and global spread

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago: 1947: Scientists researching yellow fever in Uganda's Zika Forest identify the virus in a rhesus monkey 1948: Virus recovered from Aedes africanus mosquito in Zika Forest 1952: First human cases detected in Uganda and Tanzania 1954: Virus found in Nigeria 1960s-80s: Zika detected in mosquitoes and monkeys across equatorial Africa 1969–83: Zika found in equatorial Asia, including India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Pakistan 2007: Zika spreads from Africa and Asia, first large outbreak on ...

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Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. Zika is transmitted to people through the bite of infected female mosquitoes, primarily the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the same type that spreads dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said Aedes mosquitoes are found in all countries in the Americas except Canada and continental Chile, and the virus will likely reach all countries and territories of the region where Aedes mosquitoes are found.

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Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. Zika is transmitted to people through the bite of infected female mosquitoes, primarily the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the same type that spreads dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said Aedes mosquitoes are found in all countries in the Americas except Canada and continental Chile, and the virus will likely reach all countries and territories of the region where Aedes mosquitoes are found.

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Scans reveal how teenage brain develops

BBC Health: July 25, 2016
The areas of the brain involved in complex thought are the ones that change the most during the teenage years, research shows.

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Hospice worker's cover of Adele hit goes viral

CNN Health: July 25, 2016
A UK hospice worker's rendition of the Adele hit "Make You Feel My Love" is going viral online. But the performance may have struck its strongest chord with the audience who heard it in person.

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'Thrifty' Samoan obesity gene found: study

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
Scientists revealed a "thrifty" gene variant Monday that likely helped Samoans store fat and survive in bygone lean times, but has made them among the portliest people in times of plenty. The variant in the gene CREBRF was common among Samoans -- it was present in 45 percent of some 5,000 participants in a study, a research team reported in the journal Nature Genetics. "Those with it were likely to have a higher BMI than those who didn't have it," they wrote -- referring to the international measure of "body mass index" -- a ratio of weight-to-height squared.

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'Thrifty' Samoan obesity gene found: study

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
Scientists revealed a "thrifty" gene variant Monday that likely helped Samoans store fat and survive in bygone lean times, but has made them among the portliest people in times of plenty. The variant in the gene CREBRF was common among Samoans -- it was present in 45 percent of some 5,000 participants in a study, a research team reported in the journal Nature Genetics. "Those with it were likely to have a higher BMI than those who didn't have it," they wrote -- referring to the international measure of "body mass index" -- a ratio of weight-to-height squared.

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A 'human' designed to survive a car crash

CNN Health: July 25, 2016
To up your chances of surviving a car accident, it would help if your ultra-thick ribcage were lined with sacs that served as natural airbags and if your face were flattened, your skull much larger, your skin thicker and your knees able to move in all directions.

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CDC Updates Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women

WebMD: July 25, 2016
Any sex partner, male or female, has potential to pass the virus on, agency says

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Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs

WebMD: July 25, 2016
Cannabis-laced candy, baked goods look irresistible to kids, doctors warn

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Shock as peaceful Japanese town wakes to 'unthinkable' disabled center horror

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
By Elaine Lies and Kwiyeon Ha SAGAMIHARA, Japan (Reuters) - Shock and bewilderment gripped neighbors of a disabled center in a town near Tokyo on Tuesday after a man stabbed and killed 19 residents in their sleep and wounded dozens more in Japan's worst mass killing in decades. "This kind of thing doesn't happen in Japan. It's unthinkable it happened so close to me," said Masae Mizoguchi, a 78-year-old retiree who lives up the hill from the Tsukui Yamayuri En (Tsukui Lily Garden) facility.

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U.S. health officials update Zika transmission and testing guidance

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
(Reuters) - U.S. health officials issued updated recommendations for preventing and testing for Zika infection on Monday, warning that the virus can be transmitted through unprotected sex with an infected female partner. Previously, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other experts, believed that the virus could only be sexually transmitted by males because it can reside in semen potentially for several months. For that reason, the CDC had recommended that men who had been infected abstain from unprotected sexual contact for at least six months with a partner who is pregnant or hoping to become pregnant.

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U.S. health officials update Zika transmission and testing guidance

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
(Reuters) - U.S. health officials issued updated recommendations for preventing and testing for Zika infection on Monday, warning that the virus can be transmitted through unprotected sex with an infected female partner. Previously, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other experts, believed that the virus could only be sexually transmitted by males because it can reside in semen potentially for several months. For that reason, the CDC had recommended that men who had been infected abstain from unprotected sexual contact for at least six months with a partner who is pregnant or hoping to become pregnant.

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New Zealand satisfied with Rio Village after remedial work

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
(Reuters) - New Zealand's Olympic team said they were satisfied with their accommodation for the Rio de Janeiro Games on Sunday, despite their trans-Tasman Sea neighbors Australia refusing to move in. The Australian Olympic team have declined to take up their apartments in the village with Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller saying the accommodation was "not safe or ready". The New Zealand Chef de Mission Rob Waddell said, however, he was happy with the accommodation, even if the advance team had needed to work with organizers to get it up to standard.

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Australians stay away from Village citing blocked toilets, exposed wiring

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
The Australian Olympic team refused to move in to Rio de Janeiro's village for athletes on Sunday, saying the accommodation was "not safe or ready" for next month's games. "Due to a variety of problems in the Village, including gas, electricity and plumbing, I have decided that no Australian Team member will move into our allocated building," delegation head Kitty Chiller said on Sunday. The first Australian athletes to arrive in Rio were due to move into the Village on July 21 but have instead been living in nearby hotels.

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Australians stay away from Village citing blocked toilets, exposed wiring

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
The Australian Olympic team refused to move in to Rio de Janeiro's village for athletes on Sunday, saying the accommodation was "not safe or ready" for next month's games. "Due to a variety of problems in the Village, including gas, electricity and plumbing, I have decided that no Australian Team member will move into our allocated building," delegation head Kitty Chiller said on Sunday. The first Australian athletes to arrive in Rio were due to move into the Village on July 21 but have instead been living in nearby hotels.

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Raw eggs 'safe for pregnant women'

BBC Health: July 25, 2016
Pregnant women should no longer be told not to eat raw or lightly cooked eggs, a food safety committee recommends.

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Spain registers first Zika microcephaly birth in Europe

BBC Health: July 25, 2016
A woman with the Zika virus gives birth in Spain to a baby with microcephaly, said to be the first such birth registered in Europe.

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Australian PM orders inquiry after teenage prisoners teargassed, stripped naked

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
By Matt Siegel and Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into the treatment of children in detention after the airing of video showing prison guards teargassing teenage inmates and strapping a half-naked, hooded-boy to a chair. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) aired CCTV footage late Monday of inmates in a Northern Territory juvenile detention center also being stripped naked, thrown by the neck into a cell, and held for long periods in solitary confinement. "Like all Australians, I've been deeply shocked – shocked and appalled by the images of mistreatment of children," Turnbull said on ABC radio as he announced a Royal Commission, Australia's most powerful, state sanctioned inquiry.

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Venezuelan schoolchildren express hunger in drawings

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
By Daniel Kai CARACAS (Reuters) - When children at a Catholic-run school in a poor neighborhood of Venezuela's Caracas capital began fainting from hunger, teachers asked them to draw or describe their most recent meals and what they expected to eat next. The drawings and texts at the Padre Jose Maria Velaz school in western Caracas are another symptom of the oil-rich South American nation's deep economic crisis and its effects on nutrition and eating habits. Due to the faltering socialist economy and the plunge in global oil prices, Venezuela has been in recession since early 2014.

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Early menopause may speed up aging in women: study

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
Women who enter menopause early may age faster than women in whom menopause arrives later, said a study Monday that could help pinpoint women at highest risk of age-related diseases. The findings could settle a long-standing debate, said Steve Horvath, a professor of human genetics and biostatistics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. "For decades, scientists have disagreed over whether menopause causes aging or aging causes menopause," said Horvath, senior author of the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Japan knifing suspect had said he was willing to kill disabled-official

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
The suspect in a fatal stabbing spree in Japan on Tuesday had been hospitalized early this year after expressing a willingness to kill disabled people if the government approved, a city official said. Police in the town of Tsukui near Tokyo contacted the suspect, Satoshi Uematsu, and he was involuntarily committed to hospital on Feb. 19 after he had tried to present a letter to the speaker of the lower house of Japan's parliament, said an official from nearby Sagamihara city who declined to be named. Nineteen people were stabbed and killed in their sleep and at least 25 wounded at a facility for the disabled in Sagamihara in the early hours of Tuesday.

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Well: Meet the Super Flasher: Some Menopausal Women Suffer Years of Hot Flashes

New York Times - Health: July 25, 2016
Some menopausal women get hot flashes early, some get them late, some get none at all. And then there is the “super flasher.”

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No Health Problems from 2014 Chemical Spill in West Virginia

Scientific American: Health: July 25, 2016
Government study finds safety for unborn children, calming fears -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Surgical Fix for a Bad Knee Involves a Ligament That May Have Little Import

New York Times - Health: July 25, 2016
A newly discovered ligament quickly gave rise to a reconstructive procedure, but orthopedic experts disagree on whether the surgery helps or harms.

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Spain registers first case in Europe of baby born with Zika-related defect

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
Spain has recorded the first case in Europe of a baby born with the microcephaly birth defect associated with the Zika virus, Spanish health authorities said on Monday. The woman had been diagnosed with the virus in May and had decided to keep the baby, a spokeswoman for the regional health authorities of Catalonia, where the baby was born, told Reuters. The mosquito-borne Zika virus has been linked to hundreds of cases of microcephaly.

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First baby with Zika-linked microcephaly born in Spain

Associated Press Healthwire: July 25, 2016
MADRID (AP) -- Health officials in Barcelona say a woman has given birth to a baby boy with microcephaly associated with the Zika virus - the first detected case in Spain....

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First baby with Zika-linked microcephaly born in Spain

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
MADRID (AP) — Health officials in Barcelona say a woman has given birth to a baby boy with microcephaly associated with the Zika virus — the first detected case in Spain.

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First baby with Zika-linked microcephaly born in Spain

Yahoo Health: July 25, 2016
MADRID (AP) — Health officials in Barcelona say a woman has given birth to a baby boy with microcephaly associated with the Zika virus — the first detected case in Spain.

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Doctors urged to check pregnant women for Zika at each visit

Associated Press Healthwire: July 25, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials are strongly urging doctors to ask all pregnant women about a possible Zika infection at every checkup....

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