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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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Only about One-Third of Americans Use Condoms: CDC

MedlinePlus: August 10, 2017
They aren't the best method of birth control, but they do help prevent STDs, health experts saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Control, Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Side effects kill thousands but our data on them is flawed

New Scientist Health News: August 10, 2017
As many as 40,000 people in the US die from drug side effects a year. The FDA’s database helps researchers understand why – but it has many problems

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Disabled Egyptians make prosthetic limbs for poor

Reuters Health News: August 10, 2017
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian development organization that manufactures products for the disabled has opened a workshop in Cairo to make prosthetic limbs for the poor, staffed by workers with disabilities who could otherwise struggle to earn a wage.

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Chickenpox virus fatal in newly discovered immunodeficiency

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 10, 2017
A new study has identified an immunodeficiency which leads to some people becoming seriously ill from the chickenpox virus. The discovery of the gene mutation may help to improve prevention and treatment of the disease. It also contributes with fundamental new knowledge about the immune system.

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Genes and motor skills development linked

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 10, 2017
Genes for many may be widely associated with determining certain traits and characteristics. Now a study is demonstrating that they could also influence neural motor skills. This could lead to new insights in the treatment of motor skills impairments such as Cerebral Palsy.

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Rotavirus vaccines continue to reduce diarrhea hospitalizations, medical costs in US kids

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 10, 2017
Following the introduction of routine childhood vaccination against rotavirus, a common cause of diarrheal illness, more than 380,000 children avoided hospitalization for diarrhea from 2008 to 2013 in the US, thus saving an estimated $1.2 billion in direct medical costs. The estimates provide additional evidence for the substantial impact of routine rotavirus vaccination.

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Hibernating control cells or why inflammations become chronic

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 10, 2017
Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common autoimmune disease of the joints. It causes a chronic inflammatory response, with the body's own immune cells attacking the joint, including the cartilage and bone. This process does not cease spontaneously. Medical researchers have now managed to identify an immune system cell type that can be used in a targeted attempt to control the inflammatory response in arthritis patients.

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Dendritic Golgi as key cause of degenerative brain disease

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 10, 2017
Researchers have identified the early neuropathic mechanism of degenerative brain diseases and suggested ways to restore early neuropathy. It is expected to be used in the development of therapeutic agents for early neuropathy of degenerative brain diseases.

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New insight into how immune cells are formed

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 10, 2017
In contrast to what has been previously believed, development of blood stem cells to mast cells, a type of specialised immune cell, does not depend on a growth factor called stem cell factor. The results could pave the way for new treatments for certain types of blood diseases.

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Vitamin B3 may prevent miscarriages and birth defects, study suggests

BBC Health: August 10, 2017
Researchers from the Victor Chang Institute in Sydney call the news "a double breakthrough".

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AI Hunts for New ALS Treatments

Scientific American: Health: August 10, 2017
 Artificially intelligent machines could analyze huge databases to find potential targets for the devastating disease -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Eggs scandal: 700,000 sent to UK but risk is 'unlikely'

BBC Health: August 10, 2017
UK supermarkets have withdrawn several products which contain eggs, including sandwiches and salads.

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Ohio doughnut shop closes during norovirus investigation

CNN Health: August 10, 2017
An Ohio doughnut shop has voluntarily closed as public health workers investigate a norovirus outbreak affecting 266 people, according to county health officials.

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Your Instagram Posts May Hold Clues to Your Mental Health

New York Times - Health: August 10, 2017
From the colors in photos to the filters chosen, Instagram users with a history of depression present the world differently, a study suggests.

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The Latest: More possibly tainted eggs found in Britain

Associated Press Healthwire: August 10, 2017
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Latest on an investigation of eggs tainted with an illegal pesticide in Europe (all times local):...

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Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs case

Reuters Health News: August 10, 2017
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch police arrested two suspects on Thursday as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said.

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Healthcare is turning a corner on cybersecurity, new HIMSS research shows

Healthcare IT News: August 10, 2017
The sector is now making security a top priority, hiring CISOs, undertaking threat management and penetration testing, all more than ever.

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AP Exclusive: Maggot case gives rare look at neglect probes

Associated Press Healthwire: August 10, 2017
ROME, N.Y. (AP) -- In his bed at a New York state group home for the severely disabled, Steven Wenger lay helpless against a silent invader....

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GM pigs take step to being organ donors

BBC Health: August 10, 2017
Pigs have been freed of viruses that stop them being viable organ donors.

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Forecasting Outbreaks—1 Image at a Time

Scientific American: Health: August 10, 2017
Using satellites to better understand how diseases spread -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Obesity Slows Recovery for Heart Surgery Patients: Study

MedlinePlus: August 10, 2017
They're four times more likely to need more time in intensive care, three times more likely to be readmittedSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Surgery, Obesity, Surgery

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Rotavirus Vaccine Cut Kids' Hospitalization, Medical Costs

MedlinePlus: August 10, 2017
Virus a common cause of diarrhea among children, study authors reportSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Diarrhea, Infant and Newborn Care, Rotavirus Infections

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No, North Korea (probably) won’t nuke the US territory of Guam

New Scientist Health News: August 10, 2017
Despite the bluster, Kim-Jong-un’s North Korea is unlikely to want war. It’s time to treat the country like a nuclear power and resume diplomatic talks

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Link between biological clock and aging revealed

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 10, 2017
Scientists studying how aging affects the biological clock’s control of metabolism have discovered that a low-calorie diet helps keep these energy-regulating processes humming and the body younger.

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How AI robots hunt new drugs for crippling nerve disease

Reuters Health News: August 10, 2017
LONDON (Reuters) - Artificial intelligence robots are turbo-charging the race to find new drugs for the crippling nerve disorder ALS, or motor neurone disease.

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Rheumatoid arthritis risk and noxious airborne agents

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 10, 2017
New research indicates that certain occupations may put workers at an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. The findings suggest that work-related factors, such as noxious airborne agents, may contribute to the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. Environmental factors are thought to play a role in the development of rheumatoid arthritis by triggering autoimmune reactions in susceptible individuals.

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Early diagnostic imaging to prevent kidney disease

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 10, 2017
Researchers have developed neuroimaging tools to study renal fibrosis in the rat kidney. The technique is expected to replace the invasive biopsies currently used to identify patients at risk of developing chronic kidney disease.

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On Washington: Trump’s Twitter Fury at McConnell Risks Alienating a Key Ally

New York Times - Health: August 10, 2017
President Trump has turned his Twitter fire on the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, but he desperately needs Mr. McConnell to pass his agenda.

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Midlife Cardiovascular Risk Factors May Increase Chances of Dementia

MedlinePlus: August 10, 2017
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dementia, Healthy Aging

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NCI Study Identifies Essential Genes For Cancer Immunotherapy

MedlinePlus: August 10, 2017
Source: National Cancer Institute - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Cancer Immunotherapy, Genes and Gene Therapy

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Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia

Associated Press Healthwire: August 10, 2017
LONDON (AP) -- The Vatican says Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals....

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Why you should be forest bathing (and we don't mean shampoo)

CNN Health: August 10, 2017
Forest bathing is the practice of "immersing in the forest atmosphere." It can help you relax and reduce stress -- with measurable health benefits.

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5 Tips for Traveling to the U.S. With Medications

FDA Health Updates: August 10, 2017
Can you bring foreign drugs into the U.S.? Or refill a foreign prescription at a U.S. pharmacy? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration can help you understand the rules for flying with medications or shipping them from overseas.

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Drug trial shows promise for deadly neurological disorder

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: August 10, 2017
Results of a small clinical trial show promise for treating a rare neurodegenerative condition that typically kills those afflicted before they reach age 20. The disease, called Niemann-Pick type C (NPC), causes cholesterol to build up in neurons, leading to a gradual loss of brain function. In the drug trial, researchers have shown that treatment with a type of sugar molecule called cyclodextrin slows progression of the disease.

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The Dogs We Run For

New York Times - Well: August 10, 2017
It was hard to run after my dog died. Then a new one came into my life.

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Chair Yoga for My Funny Bones

New York Times - Well: August 10, 2017
Radiation, chemotherapy and steroids can render bones brittle, something I learned after I slipped on ice and fractured my pelvis.

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