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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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Abnormal electrocardiogram findings are common in NBA players

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 6, 2017
About 1 in 5 professional basketball players had abnormalities on their electrocardiograms (ECGs), some but not all of which were explained by changes in the shape and size of their hearts as a result of athletic training.

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Alzheimer's damage in mice reduced with compound that targets APOE gene

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 6, 2017
People who carry the APOE4 genetic variant face a substantial risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. Now, researchers have identified a compound that targets the APOE protein in the brains of mice and protects against damage induced by the Alzheimer's protein amyloid beta. The findings indicate that APOE could potentially be a real target for treatment or prevention.

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A risk factor for drug-induced skin disease identified

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 6, 2017
Researchers have identified a type of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) that is associated with the skin disease bullous pemphigoid (BP) in diabetic patients administered with DPP-4 inhibitory drugs.

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New method helps identify causal mechanisms in depression

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 6, 2017
People with major depressive disorder have alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, according to a new study. The findings provide clues as to which regions of the brain could be at the root of symptoms, such as reduced happiness and pleasure, in depression.

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Seizure study sheds light on lasting brain effects in children

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 6, 2017
Prolonged convulsive seizures in childhood could be linked to the development of other brain conditions, a study suggests.

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What makes a happy working mom?

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 6, 2017
A happy working mom feels competent in interacting with her child, experiences a sense of freedom and choice in her actions, while having a warm and affectionate relationship with her baby. She is also not too hard on herself about how she is faring as a mother.

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Humans at maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance, study suggests

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 6, 2017
Newly emerging trends in data suggests humans may have reached their maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance. These biological limitations may be affected by anthropogenic impacts on the environment - including climate change - which could have a deleterious effect on these limits. This review is the first of its kind spanning 120 years worth of historical information, while considering the effects of both genetic and environmental parameters.

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Breakthroughs in understanding the genetic basis of aggressive prostate cancer

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 6, 2017
New research shows how losing a ubiquitous gene opens genetic floodgates that make prostate cancer deadly, a finding that could apply to many cancers.

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Go with the flow (or against it)

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 6, 2017
Researchers are using magnetic fields to influence a specific type of bacteria to swim against strong currents, opening up the potential of using the microscopic organisms for drug delivery in environments with complex microflows- - like the human bloodstream.

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Viruses share genes with organisms across the tree of life, study finds

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 6, 2017
A new study finds that viruses share some genes exclusively with cells that are not their hosts. The study adds to the evidence that viruses swap genes with a variety of cellular organisms and are agents of diversity, researchers say.

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Tech vendors tackle credentialing, hiring and scheduling with predictive analytics and automation

Healthcare IT News: December 6, 2017
Two categories of companies are working to enable hospitals to digitize time-consuming manual processes to save time and money.

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Welcome to the limb lab where organs are kept alive on shelves

New Scientist Health News: December 6, 2017
Clare Wilson visits a body-parts workshop where limbs, hearts and kidneys are reanimated, with the aim of improving transplants and developing new treatments

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Viagra goes generic: Pfizer to launch own little white pill

Associated Press Healthwire: December 6, 2017
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The little blue pill that's helped millions of men in the bedroom is turning white. Drugmaker Pfizer is launching its own cheaper generic version of Viagra rather than lose most sales when the impotence pill gets its first generic competition next week....

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Boy's Double Hand Transplant Changed His Brain

MedlinePlus: December 6, 2017
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Organ Transplantation

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Patients OK with Fewer Opioids After Gallbladder Surgery

MedlinePlus: December 6, 2017
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Gallbladder Diseases, Pain Relievers, Surgery

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FDA proposes drug development guidance for rare pediatric diseases

Reuters Health News: December 6, 2017
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a draft guidance on Wednesday to simplify the procedure of developing drugs for rare pediatric disorders, such as Gaucher's disease, by eliminating the need for certain trials and minimizing patient enrollment.

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Viagra goes generic: Pfizer to launch own little white pill

Associated Press Healthwire: December 6, 2017
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The little blue pill that's helped millions of men in the bedroom is turning white. Drugmaker Pfizer is launching its own cheaper generic version of Viagra rather than lose most sales when the impotence pill gets its first generic competition next week....

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Consistently Lower Cancer Survival Rates for Black Patients in U.S.

Scientific American: Health: December 6, 2017
Three new studies underscore these disparities -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Ozempic Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

MedlinePlus: December 6, 2017
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Medicines, Diabetes Type 2

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Creative Contract Packaging LLC Issues An Allergen Alert Regarding 4 Ounce Jars Of Herb-Ox® Beef Flavor Granulated Bouillon Due To Potential Presence Of Undeclared Milk

FDA Recalls: December 6, 2017
Creative Contract Packaging LLC is voluntarily recalling 4,412 cases, or 13,236 total pounds, of two code dates of HERB-OX® Beef Flavor Granulated Bouillon, due to the potential presence of an undeclared milk allergen.

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Did President Trump slur his speech?

CNN Health: December 6, 2017
Toward the end of a news conference on Wednesday, some thought President Donald Trump's usual speech pattern changed and that he started to slur his words.

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Why HIPAA shouldn't be an impediment to public health data sharing

Healthcare IT News: December 6, 2017
A new report from de Beaumont Foundation and Johns Hopkins aims to clear the air with regard to what the privacy law does and doesn't do.

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Sign-ups pick up in week five of 2018 Obamacare open enrollment - U.S.

Reuters Health News: December 6, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people signing up for 2018 Obamacare plans picked up significantly during the fifth week of open enrollment, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday, but the number of people signed up for such plans appears to be falling short of last year's numbers with just over a week of enrollment left.

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Why brewing beer in space is more important than you think

New Scientist Health News: December 6, 2017
Budweiser is sending barley seeds into orbit next week. That's just the beginning of the challenge of trying to brew beer beyond Earth

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Gene therapy shows promise against blood-clotting disease

Associated Press Healthwire: December 6, 2017
Gene therapy has freed 10 men from nearly all symptoms of hemophilia for a year so far, in a study that fuels hopes that a one-time treatment can give long-lasting help and perhaps even cure the blood disease....

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Days after being mistakenly declared dead, baby boy passes away

CNN Health: December 6, 2017
A baby boy mistakenly declared dead by an Indian hospital last week, passed away on Wednesday morning.

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Marshmallow-like silicone gels used as insulation in containers for cryopreserved embryos

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 6, 2017
As the genetic modification of mice is increasingly used in medical and biological research, so too is the need for an efficient way to transport cryopreserved embryos and sperm.

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Dibenzoazepine defender: Drug found to be effective against resistant hepatitis C

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 6, 2017
Researchers have identified a class of chemicals that can combat resistant strains of the hepatitis C virus, as well as parasites that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis.

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How ribosomes shape the proteome

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 6, 2017
Cells are crowded with macromolecules, which limits the diffusion of proteins, especially in prokaryotic cells without active transport in the cytoplasm. While investigating the relationship between crowding, ionic strength and protein diffusion, biochemists made a fascinating discovery: positively charged proteins stick to the surface of ribosome complexes. This explains why most water-soluble proteins carry an overall negative charge.

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Providers identify top three precision medicine challenges

Healthcare IT News: December 6, 2017
HIMSS survey reveals budget, data integration, lack of clinical expertise are concerns.

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Gas station hopes blue lights in bathroom can deter drug use

Associated Press Healthwire: December 6, 2017
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania gas station is testing whether blue lights in bathrooms can discourage drug use by making it difficult for people to see their veins....

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This group of white allies respond to racist trolling for you

CNN Health: December 6, 2017
Social media conversations on race typically take one of two routes. The first route, and one less traveled, leads to a thoughtful, fact-driven exchange of ideas. The second (more popular) route leads to an invasion of trolls firing back with tired stereotypes or obvious racist commentary.

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Exposure to wildfire smoke in utero lowers birthweight

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 6, 2017
Economics researchers capitalize on the dynamics of wildfires to prove infants’ proximity to smoke pollution while in utero affects birthweight.

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Youth who experience violent victimization seek intimate relationships at an earlier age

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 6, 2017
Experiencing violence as an adolescent leads to early romantic relationships and cohabitating, research concludes. On average, they found that victimized youth entered romantic relationships nine months earlier than non-victimized youth.

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City air pollution cancels positive health effects of exercise in over 60's

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: December 6, 2017
Exposure to air pollution on city streets is enough to counter the beneficial health effects of exercise in older adults, according to new research.

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