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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 newest models are now at the intersection of advanced health tracking and high end fashion. Fitbit has accomplished the combination of beautiful design and personal health information. Check out the new wrist candy and all the cool features it has to offer here >> See the HOTTEST new Fitbits!

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Awaken Your Sleeping Beauty With This Sleep Tracker

Sleep is the new hot topic and from what science tells us, it is the holy grail of health. If you can track it, you can optimize it. If you can optimize it, you can benefit from it. This hot new sleep tracker by Hello is the perfect sleep tracker for the perfect price. There is beauty in health, and it needs to be awakened. But before that, let's get the best sleep of our lives. If your VR headset lenses have stopped fogging up, you can learn more here: Sense Sleep Tracker on Amazon

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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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HIMSS18 Nursing Informatics Symposium to focus on predictive analytics, cybersecurity

Healthcare IT News: February 12, 2018
Speakers at the daylong pre-conference event on March 5 will also address documentation challenges to reducing burden, and the roles nurses play in public health.

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The centenarians dominating one region of Sardinia

CNN Health: February 12, 2018
Antonio Todde was the first man in the world to live to 110, and he resided in Tiana, a village on the Italian island of Sardinia.

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Evidence that medical marijuana outlets sell to other users

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 12, 2018
A study of four medical marijuana outlets in California suggests that many of their customers don’t fit the profile expected for businesses focused on sick patients.

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New DNA wires are 100 times more sensitive than other biosensors

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 12, 2018
Scientists have reported a nanoengineering innovation that offers hope for treatment of cancer, infections and other health problems – conductive wires of DNA enhanced with gold which could be used to electrically measure hundreds of biological processes simultaneously.

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Standing room only at work

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 12, 2018
The promotion of active work stations, such as standing desks and even treadmills in the office has been promoted by manufacturers recently with claims of better physical health, improved posture, even reduced mental stress, and a general boost to wellbeing. A new study suggests that many of the proposed benefits and claims are little more than marketing hyperbole.

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Blockchain startup BurstIQ takes in $5 million investment funding

Healthcare IT News: February 12, 2018
Blockchain healthcare data company BurstIQ has landed a $5 million investment from Millennium Blockchain. The funding is the first of BurstIQ’s $20 million private placement offering initiated at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which was held Jan. 23-26.

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Supermicrosurgery helps to combat lymphoedema following tumour removal

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 12, 2018
Lymphoedema is fluid retention in the tissue caused by damage to the lymphatic system and is one of the most serious side-effects of cancer operations. The problems caused by the swelling can range from severe pain or skin infections right through to loss of limb function and they detract greatly from a patient's quality of life. The conventional forms of treatment are only partially effective and the results temporary. Researchers are now refining two innovative techniques for the effective treatment of lymphoedema.

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Programming drones to fly in the face of uncertainty

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 12, 2018
A new system enables drones to fly through forests and avoid obstacles by harnessing uncertainty.

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Measles vaccine increases child survival beyond protecting against measles

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 12, 2018
Analysis of more than 38,000 children in Ghana shows that all-cause mortality is significantly lower in children who received the measles vaccine after the third diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccination. The study adds to growing evidence that, when administered in the WHO recommended sequence, measles vaccination provides non-specific benefits to child survival. The findings have implications for achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4 of reducing child mortality.

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Before-school physical activity program helps improve body weight and overall wellness

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 12, 2018
A new study finds that children participating in a 12-week, before-school physical activity program experienced improvement in body weight and social/emotional wellness, compared with their classmates who did not participate.

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Huntington's disease provides new cancer weapon

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 12, 2018
Patients with Huntington's disease, a fatal genetic illness that causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, have up to 80 percent less cancer than the general population. Scientists have discovered why Huntington's is so toxic to cancer cells and harnessed it for a novel approach to treat cancer, a new study reports.

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New technology enables identification of biomarkers for a wide range of diseases

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 12, 2018
Scientists have developed a way to identify biomarkers for a wide range of diseases by assessing the antibodies we are making to the complex sugars coating our cells. The new, highly sensitive Luminex Multiplex Glycan Array enables the kind of volume needed to establish associations between antibody levels in our blood to these complex sugars, or glycans, and conditions from cancer to autoimmune disease and dementia.

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NIR light may identify breast cancer patients who will benefit most from chemotherapy

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 12, 2018
A new optical imaging system uses red and near-infrared light to identify breast cancer patients who will respond to chemotherapy. The imaging system may be able to predict response to chemotherapy as early as two weeks after beginning treatment. Findings are from a first pilot study of the new imaging system -- a noninvasive method of measuring blood flow dynamics in response to a single breath hold.

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Biomarker predicts success of Afib treatment

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 12, 2018
Researchers report successful use of heart imaging to predict the benefit or futility of catheter ablation, an increasingly popular way to treat atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder.

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Survivors of childhood heart defects may have higher risk of premature dementia

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 12, 2018
Children born with heart defects are more likely to survive into old age because of improved early treatments, but they may be more likely to develop early-onset dementia than people born without heart defects.

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Senate report says patient advocacy groups get kickbacks from opioid manufacturers

CNN Health: February 12, 2018
A new report alleges that five of the United States' largest opioid manufacturers paid patient advocacy groups nearly $9 million between 2012 and 2017 to help push an agenda that promoted opioid use.

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Orthorexia: My secret eating disorder

BBC Health: February 12, 2018
Here's what extreme "clean-eating" did to one woman.

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What makes us happy?

BBC Health: February 12, 2018
Scientists are researching how life's ups and downs affect our mental health.

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‘Peter Rabbit’ Exploits a Food Allergy to Attack a Villain. Parents Aren’t Happy.

New York Times - Well: February 12, 2018
Tom McGregor, the villain who has food allergies, goes into anaphylaxis when rabbits fire a blackberry into his mouth. Some parents said it set a poor example.

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Opioid makers paid millions to advocacy groups: U.S. Senate report

Reuters Health News: February 12, 2018
(Reuters) - Five opioid manufacturers including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, many of whom amplified industry messages supporting the use of the painkillers, a U.S. Senate report said on Monday.

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Wombs for rent

BBC Health: February 12, 2018
Demand for surrogacy in Ukraine, one of Europe's poorest nations, is soaring. But what happens to the women involved?

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No Proof At-Home 'Cranial Stimulation' Eases Depression

WebMD: February 12, 2018
The therapy -- known as cranial electrical stimulation (CES) -- involves a handheld device that delivers low-intensity electrical currents through electrodes placed on the head.

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Obesity associated with longer survival for men with metastatic melanoma

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 12, 2018
Obese patients with metastatic melanoma who are treated with targeted or immune therapies live significantly longer than those with a normal body mass index (BMI), investigators report.

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Cold open water plunge provides instant pain relief, case reports suggest

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 12, 2018
A short, sharp, cold water swim may offer an alternative to strong painkillers and physiotherapy to relieve severe persistent pain after surgery, suggest doctors in a new report.

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Slow eating speed may be linked to weight loss

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: February 12, 2018
Slowing down the speed at which you eat, along with cutting out after dinner snacks and not eating within two hours of going to sleep may all help to shed the pounds, suggests new research.

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Caring for Siblings of Sick or Disabled Children

New York Times - Well: February 12, 2018
A child who is not sick may either withdraw or may start acting out, competing to get parents’ attention, experts say.

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Transgender child: 'I think I'm a girl in a boy's body'

BBC Health: February 12, 2018
Keira Puddefoot, 13, who is transgender, was previously known as Lucas.

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A Perfect Storm for Broken Bones

New York Times - Well: February 12, 2018
Untreated osteoporosis could spawn an epidemic of bone fractures, hospital and nursing home admissions, even premature deaths.

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Eye worm found in woman's eye: "I looked at it and it was moving"

CNN Health: February 12, 2018
An rare case of eye worms in an Oregon woman leads to the discovery that a parasite has made the leap from cattle to people.

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Ick! U.S. Woman Has First Case of Human 'Eye Worm'

WebMD: February 12, 2018
For days, the woman's left eye felt irritated. It felt like there was a hair or something in her eye.

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Unsafe Water Found in Faucets Across the U.S.

WebMD: February 12, 2018
Almost 8 percent of community water systems are plagued by health-based violations of water quality standards in any given year, the study found. That meant up to a quarter of all Americans were affected.

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Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?

WebMD: February 12, 2018
The death rate is as high as 7 percent for pneumococcal pneumonia, 20 percent for bacteremia and 22 percent for meningitis, the researchers said.

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Mild shock therapy may ease anxiety and depression, but not chronic pain

Reuters Health News: February 12, 2018
(Reuters Health) - People with anxiety and depression might feel a little better after they get mild electric shock therapy, but it’s unclear how much it will help or whether this treatment might ease other conditions, researchers say.

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U.S. woman found with eye worm previously known only in cattle

Reuters Health News: February 12, 2018
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Oregon woman has become the first person worldwide known to have had an eye infestation by a tiny worm species previously seen only in cattle that is spread by flies that feed on eyeball lubrication, U.S. government researchers said on Monday.

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Norway to buy Biogen's Spinraza medicine: broadcaster NRK

Reuters Health News: February 12, 2018
OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian authorities will buy the rare-disease treatment Spinraza for patients from U.S. drugmaker Biogen Inc at a cost of 7 million Norwegian crowns ($880,381.33) per year per patient, public broadcaster NRK reported on Monday.

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