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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 new Blaze is a tracking device and a fashion statement. It has beautiful design and is packed full of features. Check out this wrist candy and all the cool features it has to offer here >> See the HOTTEST new Fitbit!

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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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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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Sweet potato experts win World Food Prize

Yahoo Health: June 28, 2016
By Isma'il Kushkush WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four scientists who specialized in sweet potatoes were named the winners of this year's World Food Prize on Tuesday for their work to make foods more nutritious. Maria Andrade of Cape Verde, Robert Mwanga of Uganda and American Jan Low, who all are from the Lima, Peru-based International Potato Center, and American Howarth Bouis of the international research group HarvestPlus were honored in a ceremony at the U.S. State Department. Kenneth M. Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, called their work "a breakthrough achievement in developing and implementing biofortification." He defined biofortification as "the process of breeding critical vitamins and micronutrients into staple crops, thereby dramatically reducing hidden hunger and improving health for millions and millions of people." The honorees' work has focused on the orange-fleshed sweet potato, an important source of vitamin A, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Congressional dysfunction likely to stall Zika funding bill

Yahoo Health: June 28, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion emergency request to combat a potential public health crisis from the Zika virus is more than 4 months old, but congressional dysfunction appears likely to scuttle a scaled-back version of the president's request, raising the prospect that Congress may leave on a seven-week vacation next month without addressing Zika.

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Fixes: From Uruguay, a Model for Making Abortion Safer

New York Times - Health: June 28, 2016
Even when abortion was illegal, doctors organized to inform pregnant women of their choices and promise post-abortion treatment.

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Well: Dean Karnazes Runs the Silk Road

New York Times - Health: June 28, 2016
The ultramarathoner will be following the Silk Road for a 12-day, 326-mile journey through the desert and peaks of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

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Supreme Court rejects pharmacists' religious rights appeal

Yahoo Health: June 28, 2016
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal from Washington state pharmacists who said they have religious objections to dispensing Plan B or other emergency contraceptives.

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Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states

Associated Press Healthwire: June 28, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) -- By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states....

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Supreme Court rejects pharmacists' religious rights appeal

Associated Press Healthwire: June 28, 2016
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal from Washington state pharmacists who said they have religious objections to dispensing Plan B or other emergency contraceptives....

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Gilead wins U.S. nod for drug for all types of hepatitis C

Yahoo Health: June 28, 2016
(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Tuesday approved a combination drug by Gilead Sciences Inc that is the first available treatment for all six major forms of hepatitis C, advancing the company's leadership in the field and sending its shares up more than 4 percent. Gilead said in a separate statement that it priced the drug at $74,760 for a 12-week regimen. Gilead has dominated the hepatitis C market over rivals AbbVie and Merck & Co with its high-priced and highly effective treatments Sovaldi and the combination drug Harvoni.

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One Secret That All Coffee Drinkers Must Know

Yahoo Health: June 28, 2016
Shhhhh! I'm about to share a big secret with you. It took me five years to discover this. I researched and tested it, and I learned that it was true. I'm convinced of the benefits of this secret because it has made a huge difference in my life. When I was in college, I suffered from exhaustion and fatigue because of my coffee addiction. Since...

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Red Cross apologizes for 'super racist' safety poster

CNN Health: June 28, 2016
The Red Cross is apologizing after a poster depicting pool safety rules was circulated on Twitter and flamed for being "super racist."

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White House chides Congress for failing to fund Zika

Yahoo Health: June 28, 2016
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House spokesman Josh Earnest, on Tuesday, chided Republicans for failing to push forward with the president's request for funding to combat the Zika virus and address an urgent public health crisis. "They need that money right now," Earnest told reporters at a daily briefing, referring to U.S. agencies that he said are on the frontlines of battling the virus, especially in the U.S. South. Senate Democrats earlier on Tuesday blocked a Republican funding proposal that they said was inadequate. ...

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Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'

WebMD: June 28, 2016
Two candidates provided protection after just one shot; clinical trials planned for later this year

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Pat Summitt's Death And Early Alzheimer's

WebMD: June 28, 2016
Legendary coach's final role: fighting the brain disease

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Zika Bill Is Blocked by Senate Democrats Upset Over Provisions

New York Times - Health: June 28, 2016
Lawmakers rejected a $1.1 billion measure to fight the virus, saying Republicans had inserted a ban on funding for Planned Parenthood to provide related contraceptive services.

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Timeline: Zika's origin and global spread

Yahoo Health: June 28, 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: June 28, 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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First baby with Zika-related birth defect microcephaly born in Florida

Yahoo Health: June 28, 2016
A Haitian woman in Florida has delivered the first baby in the state born with the birth defect microcephaly caused by the Zika virus, Florida's health department said on Tuesday. The mother contracted the mosquito-borne virus in her home country and traveled to Florida to give birth, state officials said in statements. If confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the child will be the fifth in the United States to be born with a birth defect linked with travel to a country in which Zika is circulating.

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Diabetes Complications: Know the Symptoms

WebMD: June 28, 2016
Take note of these red flags and learn what to do.

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Are You In Diabetes Denial?

WebMD: June 28, 2016
5 steps to accept and manage your condition.

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Florida reports first baby born with Zika virus defects

Yahoo Health: June 28, 2016
Florida on Tuesday reported its first case of a baby born with the birth defect microcephaly after the child's mother, a Haitian citizen, was infected with the Zika virus while pregnant, officials said. The mother contracted Zika in Haiti and came to Florida to deliver the baby, said a statement from Governor Rick Scott's office. The Florida Department of Health confirmed the case.

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U.S. lawmakers deadlock on Zika virus funds

Yahoo Health: June 28, 2016
By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers deadlocked over funding to fight the Zika virus on Tuesday, as Senate Democrats blocked a Republican proposal they said fell short of the challenge posed by the mosquito-borne virus and hurt other health priorities. Amid political recriminations by both parties, the Republican plan to provide $1.1 billion in funding to combat Zika, which had already passed the House of Representatives, failed to get the 60 votes needed in the Senate to clear a procedural hurdle. Democrats urged bipartisan talks, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, said lawmakers would address the matter again sometime after the July 4 national holiday next week.

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Divided Supreme Court rejects family pharmacy's religious claim

Yahoo Health: June 28, 2016
A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away an appeal by a family-owned pharmacy that cited Christian beliefs in objecting to providing emergency contraceptives to women under a Washington state rule, prompting a searing dissent by conservative Justice Samuel Alito. The justices left in place a July 2015 ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld a state regulation that requires pharmacies to deliver all prescribed drugs, including contraceptives, in a timely manner. Three conservatives among the eight justices argued that the court should have agreed to hear the appeal by the Stormans family, which owns Ralph's Thriftway grocery story and pharmacy in Olympia.

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Summer Travel Smarts for Diabetes

WebMD: June 28, 2016
What to pack and how to prep for your trip.

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World No.1 golfer Day withdraws over Zika fears

Yahoo Health: June 28, 2016
(Reuters) - World number one Jason Day and Ireland's Shane Lowry on Tuesday withdrew from August's Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, citing fears over the Zika virus. Golf is returning to the Olympics for the first time since 1904, but a number of big names, including four-times major champion Rory McIlroy, Fiji's Vijay Singh and Charl Schwartzel of South Africa, have also pulled out due to Zika concerns.

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Spice Up Your Grill With Global Flavors

WebMD: June 28, 2016
A healthy take on tastes from around the world.

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Well: Pelvic Exams May Not Prolong Life, a Task Force Says

New York Times - Health: June 28, 2016
Evidence is “insufficient” to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the pelvic exam, a panel of experts declared.

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Well: Germs in the Subway Are the Harmless Kind

New York Times - Health: June 28, 2016
Those subway poles you avoid touching because you’re convinced they are covered with harmful germs may not be as dangerous as you thought.

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Hundreds workout on flight deck of USS Intrepid

CNN Health: June 28, 2016
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but can push-ups do the same?

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Choose Fruit Wisely When You Have Diabetes

WebMD: June 28, 2016
Even natural sweetness can bump up your blood sugar.

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European Commission to extend glyphosate license for 18 months

Yahoo Health: June 28, 2016
The European Commission is extending by 18 months its approval for weed-killer glyphosate, used in Monsanto's Roundup, Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said on Tuesday. Contradictory findings on carcinogenic risks have thrust the chemical into the center of a dispute between EU and U.S. politicians, regulators and researchers. Campaign groups urged governments to exercise caution and EU member states repeatedly failed to take a decision to extend the license approval, which expires at the end of the month.

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Well: With Cataracts, My Own Private Light Show

New York Times - Health: June 28, 2016
Every patient experiences the development of cataracts a little differently. For me, the gray and beige high-rises in my neighborhood became a jeweled fairyland.

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Your Well-Timed Diabetes Workout

WebMD: June 28, 2016
Find the time of day that works best with your lifestyle.

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Vaccines block Zika in mice, boosting hopes for human jab

Yahoo Health: June 28, 2016
New research in lab animals, including Zika vaccines successfully tested on mice, boosted hopes Tuesday for a jab to shield humans against the brain-damaging virus. Two prototype vaccines tested on lab mice "provided complete protection against the Zika virus" with just a single shot, reported the first team. "These findings certainly raise optimism that the development of a safe and effective vaccine against Zika virus for humans may be successful," said Dan Barouch, director of the Harvard Medical School's Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, who co-authored a paper in Nature.

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Ask the Expert: Summer Heat and Diabetes Control

WebMD: June 28, 2016
Heat, especially extreme heat, is hard for anyone to tolerate. It’s especially hard on people with diabetes.

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How to keep girls in the game after puberty

CNN Health: June 28, 2016
With half of girls quitting sports by age 17, according to a new survey sponsored by Always, what can be done to keep more girls in the game?

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Measles outbreak hits 13 pupils at Devon school

BBC Health: June 28, 2016
Thirteen cases of measles and another 10 probable cases are found at a secondary school.

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