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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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Quantum Dots to Bring 1 Million Colors to TVs

Discovery Health: April 18, 2015
A new kind of quantum dot optics could give us LCD screens that have better color than we've ever seen before.

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Defecting from the Power Grid? Unlikely, Analysts Say

Discovery Health: April 18, 2015
Cheap rooftop solar is unlikely to inspire homeowners to leave the power grid, analysts say. Continue reading →

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Birds' Nests in Bizarre Urban Places: Photos

Discovery Health: April 18, 2015
Urban birds have adapted to city living by building their nests on everything from barbecue grills to urinals.

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Future Workspace Replaces Sitting with Walking

Discovery Health: April 18, 2015
Architectural installation features looping walkways and fitness rooms to make the workspace a gymnasium for the mind.

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Reactions: A Lively Comment Discussion About Dementia and Sex

New York Times - Health: April 17, 2015
Many readers recounted stories about their own family members’ experiences under difficult circumstances.

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Blood Test Could Give Early Breast Cancer Warning

WebMD: April 17, 2015
Scientists say they’ve created a blood test that can predict whether a woman will get breast cancer several years before the disease shows up.

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When (Part of) Apollo 13 Reached the Moon

Discovery Health: April 17, 2015
Even though Apollo 13 never landed on the moon, the upper stage of it's Saturn V rocket did.

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Car Predicts Driving Mistakes Before They Happen

Discovery Health: April 17, 2015
A technology called Brain4Cars acts like a high-tech backseat driver. Continue reading →

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VIDEO: Ebola 'devastating' Sierra Leone

BBC Health: April 17, 2015
Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma told the BBC's Katty Kay that Ebola had a "devastating effect on the economy".

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It's National Bat Appreciation Day: Photos

Discovery Health: April 17, 2015
Did you know April 17 is bat appreciation day? These flying mammals, though they look a bit scary, are welcome critters, for the good they do.

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Artificial blood vessel lets researchers better assess clot removal devices

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: April 17, 2015
An in vitro, live-cell artificial vessel has been created that can be used to study both the application and effects of devices used to extract life-threatening blood clots in the brain. The artificial vessel could have significant implications for future development of endovascular technologies, including reducing the need for animal models to test new devices or approaches.

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Bacterial flora of remote tribespeople carries antibiotic resistance genes

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: April 17, 2015
Scientists have found antibiotic resistance genes in the bacterial flora of a South American tribe that never before had been exposed to antibiotic drugs. The findings suggest that bacteria in the human body have had the ability to resist antibiotics since long before such drugs were ever used to treat disease.

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AAFP Calls on CMS to Revise Outpatient E/M Codes

American Academy of Family Physicians: April 17, 2015
The AAFP recently signed on to a letter with other physician organizations urging CMS to redefine and revalue outpatient evaluation and management codes.

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Colorado law enforcement switches message to safe pot use

Associated Press Healthwire: April 17, 2015
DENVER (AP) -- Breaking from decades of "Just Say No"-type messaging about marijuana use, Colorado law enforcement officials are starting a new campaign designed to promote safe marijuana use....

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Synthetic Pot Sends Hundreds to ERs in AL, MS

WebMD: April 17, 2015
Synthetic Pot Sends Hundreds to ERs in AL, MS

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Tribe Found to Host Amazing Array of Bacteria

Discovery Health: April 17, 2015
The world's record for bodily bacterial diversity has just been shattered by a remote living tribe of healthy villagers who might be better prepared to fight off infections than we are.

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2015 Hottest Year to Date, Could Top 2014 Record

Discovery Health: April 17, 2015
So far, 2015 has been the warmest year on record, going back more than 100 years. Continue reading →

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A Drug Trial’s Frayed Promise

New York Times - Health: April 17, 2015
A study of the drug Seroquel XR for patients with borderline personality disorder exposes the tangled mess of interests for academics and universities involved in clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry.

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Glaxo recalls flu vaccine due to potency problem

Associated Press Healthwire: April 17, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- GlaxoSmithKline is recalling a popular four-in-one flu vaccine distributed throughout the U.S. because its effectiveness can decline over time....

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New lab technique reveals structure and function of proteins critical in DNA repair

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: April 17, 2015
By combining two highly innovative experimental techniques, scientists have for the first time simultaneously observed the structure and the correlated function of specific proteins critical in the repair of DNA, providing definitive answers to some highly debated questions, and opening up new avenues of inquiry and exciting new possibilities for biological engineering.

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Fruit fly studies shed light on adaptability of nerve cells

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: April 17, 2015
Neurons in the eye change on the molecular level when they are exposed to prolonged light, new research demonstrates. The researchers could identify that a feedback signalling mechanism is responsible for these changes. The innate neuronal property might be utilized to protect neurons from degeneration or cell death in the future.

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Mouth, as well as gut, could hold key to liver disease flare-ups

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: April 17, 2015
In a recent study, researchers predicted which cirrhosis patients would suffer inflammations and require hospitalization by analyzing their saliva, revealing a new target for research into a disease that accounts for more than 30,000 deaths in the United States each year.

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New genetic mutation could signal start of malaria drug resistance in Africa

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: April 17, 2015
Early indicators of the malaria parasite in Africa developing resistance to the most effective drug available have been confirmed, according to new research. Investigators found Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites with a mutation to the gene Ap2mu were less sensitive to the antimalarial drug artemisinin.

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45 Years Later: Apollo 13 Life Lessons

Discovery Health: April 17, 2015
If every failure offers a learning opportunity, what can Apollo 13 teach us?

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Exclusive tour of the only federal weed farm in America

CNN Health: April 17, 2015
Since the 1970s, the Marijuana Project at the University of Mississippi, known as Ole Miss, has been the sole provider of marijuana for federal research in the United States. We take a look inside the farm.

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NIH awards new government-wide IT contract

National Institutes of Health: April 17, 2015
Contract to provide the entire federal government with IT solutions.

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Man With Metal Detector Finds Roman-Era Grave

Discovery Health: April 17, 2015
A man with a metal detector found an extraordinary 1,800-year-old Roman grave while he was searching a farmer's field in the United Kingdom.

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Well: Vegetables and Cheese Meet Bread

New York Times - Health: April 17, 2015
Vegetables and cheese, hot or cold, always make a great sandwich combination.

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Text messages a good way to support mothers with postpartum depression

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: April 17, 2015
New research explores the feasibility of helping low-income mothers through postpartum depression using text messages. The objective of the study was to evaluate the feasibility of sending supportive text messages to low-income mothers of racial and ethnic minority backgrounds with postpartum depression and gauge the perception of receiving such message for depression.

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Two drugs reduce teacher-rated anxiety, in addition to ADHD, aggression

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: April 17, 2015
The addition of risperidone to parent training and a stimulant also improves teachers’ assessments of anxiety and social avoidance, new research shows. Improvement in teacher-rated anxiety and social withdrawal also contributed to improvements in parent-rated disruptive behavior. Children who showed reduced anxiety also showed less disruptive behavior.

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DNews: The Mysterious Ceres Continues Its Baffling Ways

Discovery Health: April 17, 2015
Of all of the dwarf planets we know about, Ceres might be the most mysterious. Recently, scientists found two bright spots on its surface. What could they be?

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One-Third of Moms Have Kids Too Close Together

WebMD: April 17, 2015
One-Third of Moms Have Kids Too Close Together

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The Enduring Mystery of the Missing Oil Spilt in the Gulf of Mexico

Scientific American: Health: April 17, 2015
On the beach, in the marshes, on the continental shelf and under the deep sea—and still not all of the oil has been found -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Monkey Presumed Extinct Appears in Congo Forest

Discovery Health: April 17, 2015
Until this year, scientists hadn't seen the Bouvier's red colobus monkey in the wild since the 1970s.

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Schnucks Recalls Chef’s Express California Pasta Salad Because of Possible Health Risk

Safety Alerts: April 17, 2015
Schnuck Markets, Inc. of St. Louis, Mo. is recalling its Chef’s Express California Pasta Salad sold in its Deli/Chef’s Express departments April 2 – April 14, 2015 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting in the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms, endocarditis and arthritis.

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