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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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The Art of Lip Injections

The Secret Art of Natural Lip Injections

Is there a secret art to lip enhancement? You surely know when you've seen someone and immediately reacted, "she had her lips done!". What about the lips that have been filled, look terrific, and you don't know they've been enhanced with filler? That's the secret art to lip fillers and that is why it is critical to select a physician injector who knows the secrets. What are the secrets to getting great lip enhancements? First, experience! Second, the artist within! The injector must also understand the complex, and sometimes unforgiving, anatomy of the lips. These artistic and technical demands explain why so many patients receive sub-standard lip injections and are left with unnatural results. Patients often believe that lip enhancement always leads to unnatural, over-filled results; in actuality, this should never occur in experienced hands.

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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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GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses

BBC Health: October 22, 2014
Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.

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NIH to admit Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola virus

National Institutes of Health: October 22, 2014
NIH is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our patients, NIH staff, and the public.

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Well: How Music Can Boost a High-Intensity Workout

New York Times - Health: October 22, 2014
Volunteers were able to exercise harder when they listened to their favorite songs.

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Curable disease killed 1.5 million in 2013

CNN Health: October 22, 2014
A World Health Organization report on Tuberculosis shows that 9 million people developed the disease in 2013 and 1.5 million died, making it one of the world's deadliest communicable diseases.

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'Nine million have TB' - WHO report

BBC Health: October 22, 2014
The World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease.

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The difference between User Stories and Software Requirements Specifications

Healthcare IT News: October 22, 2014
It was on February, 2001, when seventeen practitioners formed what was called The Agile Manifesto. It seems that since then, we started to hear of the term User Story, although, as will be shown below, it seems that the term appeared before that date. The questions that may pop-up on someone’s head are, is the User Story just a fancy name for the user requirement? Or, it is actually a new mindset of thinking in the way of dealing with user requirements? read more

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Binge Drinking and High Blood Pressure

NIH Medline Plus: October 22, 2014
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, High Blood Pressure, Underage Drinking

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The 5 biggest breakfast myths

CNN Health: October 22, 2014
The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people.

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The 5 biggest breakfast myths

CNN Health: October 22, 2014
The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people.

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Assured Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets by Contract Packaging Resources, Inc.: Recall - Packaging Mix-Up

Safety Alerts: October 22, 2014
Risk of allergic reactions, from mild irritation or hives to serious reactions such as anaphylaxis that may be life-threatening.

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VIDEO: PM challenged on girl's hospital letter

BBC Health: October 22, 2014
A letter written by a 10-year-old girl to David Cameron about the West Cumberland Hospital is raised at PMQs.

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Cancer Risk and Screening Rates

NIH Medline Plus: October 22, 2014
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Colorectal Cancer, Genes and Gene Therapy, Health Screening

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Mandy Moore: For Africa, health care that works

CNN Health: October 22, 2014
Mandy Moore says quality health care can be ensured by applying commercial franchising strategies to clinics in Africa.

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VIDEO: Clashes on English and Welsh NHS

BBC Health: October 22, 2014
David Cameron and Ed Miliband accuse each other of not answering questions as they clash over NHS services.

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Ebola case puts focus on health IT needs

Healthcare IT News: October 22, 2014
The Ebola cases in the United States, despite their limited numbers, have generated considerable discussion and anxiety. The discussion has included health IT because of the initial assertion that the Dallas hospital electronic health record led to the first U.S. Ebola case being sent home. The assertion was subsequently refuted, but it initiated conversation about whether the EHR was really to blame and, eventually, how EHRs might lean forward and help in such circumstances. read more

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How Much Nutrition Do You Absorb from Food?

Scientific American: Health: October 22, 2014
You could be absorbing anywhere from 10 to 90 percent of the nutrients in a given food. Find out which factors affect nutrient absorption -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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U.S. Limits Flights From Ebola-Stricken Countries

Wall Street Journal: October 22, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday will begin limiting flights carrying passengers from three West African countries affected by Ebola to arrival at five U.S. airports.

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WHO emergency team holds Ebola talks

BBC Health: October 22, 2014
The World Health Organisation's emergency committee is to hold talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.

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German firm wins appeal in Spain thalidomide case

Associated Press Healthwire: October 22, 2014
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish court has upheld an appeal by a German pharmaceutical company, ditching a previous ruling that ordered the company to pay compensation to 22 Spaniards who blame their disabilities on the drug thalidomide....

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The Health Issue: What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set?

New York Times - Health: October 22, 2014
Ellen Langer’s experiments have shown that mental attitudes might reverse some ravages of old age. Now she wants to test that same radical principle on cancer.

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Male genes linked to early death

BBC Health: October 22, 2014
The male Y sex chromosome may have a role in prolonging men's lives and fighting cancer, according to a study.

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Johnson & Johnson to Begin Testing Ebola Vaccine in January

Wall Street Journal: October 22, 2014
Johnson & Johnson said it would begin testing an Ebola-virus vaccine in humans in January and could have 250,000 doses available in May.

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Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola

Associated Press Healthwire: October 22, 2014
BEIJING (AP) -- A top Red Cross official said Wednesday that he is confident the Ebola epidemic that has killed thousands of people in West Africa can be contained within four to six months....

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VIDEO: GP explains dementia payments

BBC Health: October 22, 2014
GP explains NHS England's decision to pay family doctors £55 every time they diagnose a case of dementia.

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VIDEO: GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses

BBC Health: October 22, 2014
Doctors in England will receive £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.

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Testing for Ebola Vaccines to Start Soon, W.H.O. Says

New York Times - Health: October 22, 2014
The plans signify that a response to the Ebola outbreak is finally gathering steam, but it is still unclear if any of these vaccines will work.

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Ancient Europeans intolerant to lactose for 5,000 years after they adopted agriculture

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 21, 2014
By analyzing DNA from petrous bones of ancient Europeans, scientists have identified these peoples remained intolerant to lactose (natural sugar in the milk of mammals) for 5,000 years after they adopted agricultural practices. The scientific team examined nuclear ancient DNA extracted from thirteen individuals from burials from archaeological sites in the Great Hungarian Plain. The skeletons sampled date from 5,700 BC (Early Neolithic) to 800 BC (Iron Age).

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Fight against Alzheimer's disease: New research on walnuts

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 21, 2014
An new animal study reveals potential brain-health benefits of a walnut-enriched diet. Researchers suggest that a diet including walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset, slowing the progression of, or preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Animal therapy reduces anxiety, loneliness symptoms in college students

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 21, 2014
Animal-assisted therapy can reduce symptoms of anxiety and loneliness among college students, according to researchers who provided animal-assisted therapy to 55 students in a group setting at a small arts college. They found a 60 percent decrease in self-reported anxiety and loneliness symptoms following animal-assisted therapy, in which a registered therapy dog was under the supervision of a licensed mental health practitioner.

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Screening questions fail to identify teens at risk for hearing loss

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 21, 2014
Subjective screening questions do not reliably identify teenagers who are at risk for hearing loss, according to researchers. Their study results suggest that objective hearing tests should be refined for this age group to replace screening questions.

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Seven ways to feel full without overeating

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 21, 2014
Not feeling full after or between meals can result in overeating. Eating certain nutrients and foods may help curb appetite and keep one feeling fuller longer, according to an expert.

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Taking the Fear and Dread Out of Prostate Cancer

Medical Web Times: October 21, 2014
Married 24 years, Frank and Sherry Peugh still celebrate their wedding anniversary on the 27th of every month. “I get up, I don’t even know what day it is and I walk into the kitchen and find a little gift in front of the coffee pot,” Sherry marvels. It’s been this way for “277 months,” Frank [...]

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The Creative Gifts of ADHD

Scientific American: Health: October 21, 2014
“Just because a diagnosis [of ADHD] can be made does not take away from the great traits we love about Calvin and his imaginary tiger friend, Hobbes. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds

NIH Medline Plus: October 21, 2014
But experts say genes aren't destiny Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy, Obesity in Children, Toddler Health

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Research Shows No Link Between Vaccinations, Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

NIH Medline Plus: October 21, 2014
Large study finds no association, although certain shots might speed onset of existing illness Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Multiple Sclerosis

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Black Women Fare Worse with Fertility Treatments, Study Says

NIH Medline Plus: October 21, 2014
Success rates for in vitro fertilization were half those of white women Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Female Infertility

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