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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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UN: Fewer hungry people in the world despite wars, poverty

Associated Press Healthwire: May 27, 2015
ROME (AP) -- The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty, the three U.N. food agencies said Wednesday....

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Well: Slushies vs. Frozen Underwear for Hot-Weather Workouts

New York Times - Health: May 27, 2015
To stay comfortable when exercising in higher temperatures, precooling with ice can be helpful. But the benefits depend on where you put the ice.

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VIDEO: Vicar who contracted HIV after attack

BBC Health: May 27, 2015
Reverend Hayley Young who contracted HIV through a non-sexual attack speaks to the Victoria Derbyshire programme.

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Cystic Fibrosis Medicine Study Offers Hope

WebMD: May 26, 2015
Many people with cystic fibrosis are optimistic about a new drug on the horizon, Orkambi.

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SIDS and Residential Altitude

NIH Medline Plus: May 26, 2015
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Page: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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ADHD Medications and Scary Side Effects

WebMD: May 26, 2015
Side effects from ADHD medications are rarely dangerous, but they are unsettling. Knowing how to respond will ease your mind.

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Who should be in charge of developing health IT standards for the US?

Healthcare IT News: May 26, 2015
Who should be in charge of standards? The 21st Century Cures Act recently cleared a hurdle in the US (approval by the House Energy and Commerce committee) to go onto the next step, a vote in the House of Representatives. Quite frankly, having read various versions of the bill, and having seen its evolution, I have to wonder who should really be doing this job. Policy and Legislation Who should be in charge of developing health IT standards for the US? The 21st Century Cures Act recently cleared a hurdle to go onto the next step. Quite frankly, having read various versions of the bill, and having seen its evolution, I have to wonder

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Ohio man posts message on his SUV: 'Got kidney? I need 1'

Associated Press Healthwire: May 26, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A man in need of a kidney donor is taking his search on the road in unusual fashion, with bright yellow letters taped to the rear window of his SUV....

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The future of clinical & business intelligence in healthcare

Healthcare IT News: May 26, 2015
Business intelligence in healthcare If Big Data is the new oil in healthcare, clinical & business intelligence is the refinery. Business Intelligence The future of clinical & business intelligence in healthcare Healthcare organizations have learned that gathering data for the sake of gathering data yields little benefit. But when data is refined, the opportunities for use multiply.

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U.S. Traveler Returning From Liberia Dies of Lassa Fever: CDC

WebMD: May 26, 2015
Only sixth known case in United States since 1969, but virus is much less deadly than Ebola

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Why Germany Teaches Sex Education to 5 Year Olds

Discovery Health: May 26, 2015
Germany has made sex education part of the school curriculum. Many parents support the plan, but others worry teaching children about sex at such a young age will have harmful effects.

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'Tomorrowland' Sees a Future Full of Our Fav Tech

Discovery Health: May 26, 2015
If the movie from Disney is anything to go by, the future will be filled with jetpacks, flying trains and, of course, evil robots.

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Tech Rivalries Impede Digital Medical Record Sharing

New York Times - Health: May 26, 2015
The Obama administration has spent billions on getting doctors and hospitals to computerize patient records, but not everyone is playing along.

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Red Dwarf Stars Probably Not Friendly for Earth 2.0

Discovery Health: May 26, 2015
The stellar runts of the galaxy probably aren't so great for nurturing Earth-like worlds, say scientists running new simulations of the formation of planets around a variety of stars.

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Galapagos Volcano Eruption Raises Wildlife Concerns

Discovery Health: May 26, 2015
A volcano in the Galapagos Islands erupted Monday, raising fears for the world's only colony of pink iguanas.

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DNews: Why Is the Ocean Salty?

Discovery Health: May 26, 2015
The ocean is salty, but most lakes and rivers are not. Why is this?

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Family Physician Makes House Call Medicine His Mission

American Academy of Family Physicians: May 26, 2015
Family physician Thomas Cornwell, M.D., of Wheaton, Ill., has been delivering house call medicine to mostly elderly patients for nearly 20 years. He sings the praises of medical care that is fast and efficient and avoids having to transport patients with serious mobility issues.

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Lassa Fever Carries Little Risk to Public, Experts Say

New York Times - Health: May 26, 2015
The viral illness killed a man who had traveled to New Jersey from Liberia, where it is common, but it does not carry the threat of Ebola or spread easily from person to person.

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Medicare's Rising Popularity Brings Increasing Costs

American Academy of Family Physicians: May 26, 2015
As politically popular as Medicare is, there is an aspect of the program that not all policymakers are willing to discuss: its soaring cost.

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Brain injury: Stories of changed lives

BBC Health: May 26, 2015
Stories of lives changed through brain injury

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Wheel Is Reinvented to Provide Better Grip

Discovery Health: May 26, 2015
A new kind of wheel is inspired by the shape of a shark’s jaw. Continue reading →

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Big Bets on Proton Therapy Face Uncertain Future

Wall Street Journal: May 26, 2015
Six new proton-beam centers are set to start delivering state-of-the-art radiation to U.S. cancer patients in coming months. The projects—many costing between $25 million and $30 million—will enter an uncertain market.

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How To Get a Cane Toad To Croak? Freeze It

Discovery Health: May 26, 2015
Australia's invasive cane toads are tough to kill, so researchers tried making toadsicles: it's humane and effective, they say.

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USA Today profiles Regina Holliday

Healthcare IT News: May 26, 2015
Anyone who has attended the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in recent years will be familiar with patient advocate Regina Holliday and her Walking Gallery. Holliday, an artist, founded the Walking Gallery and the Medical Advocacy Mural Project after her husband died of kidney disease in 2009. During his illness, Holliday struggled to get her husband access to his own medical records. Quality and Safety read more

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Oncology firms unite against cancer

Healthcare IT News: May 26, 2015
Oncology focused health IT companies Varian Medical Systems and Flatiron Health have forged an alliance aimed at eradicating cancer sooner rather than later. Clinical read more

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Controversial 'Tiger Temple' Tiger Mauls Abbot 'Accidentally'

Discovery Health: May 26, 2015
The tigers at the 'Tiger Temple' roam freely around the monestary, where anyone can pay a fee to pet them.

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Do People Transmit Happiness by Smell?

WebMD: May 26, 2015
Lab experiment with 'scent samples' suggests humans pick up on others' positive emotions via sweat

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Ebola Drugs Get Closer to Prime Time

Discovery Health: May 26, 2015
A silver bullet may have been found in the search for treatment against Ebola and other severe virus outbreaks.

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New Mathematics Could Neutralize Pathogens That Resist Antibiotics

Scientific American: Health: May 26, 2015
A “time machine” algorithm, backed by experimental data, reveals how to cycle drugs to reverse resistance -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Poachers Kill Half Mozambique's Elephants in 5 Yrs: Survey

Discovery Health: May 26, 2015
Poaching elephants for their ivory, prized in Asia for trinkets, is rampant in Africa.

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New Push Ties Cost of Drugs to How Well They Work

Wall Street Journal: May 26, 2015
Express Scripts is seeking deals with pharmaceutical companies that would set pricing for some cancer drugs based on how well they work.

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When you have the 'right to die,' but don't want to

CNN Health: May 26, 2015
Stephanie Packer was 29 when she found out she has a terminal lung disease. It's the same age as Brittany Maynard, who last year was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and opted to end her life via physician-assisted suicide. But unlike Maynard, Packer says physician-assisted suicide will never be an option for her.

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