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Genetic mutations, environmental factors linked to autism

April 16, 2012, 8:00 am by American Medical Association

Diabetes, hypertension and obesity during pregnancy might increase a child’s risk of autism, another study shows.

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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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Home DNA Testing Kit

Simple as Spit! Home DNA Testing Kit Maps Your DNA

Simple home DNA kit allows you to find out what your DNA says about you and your family. Find out what percent of your DNA comes from populations around the world, ranging from East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and more. Break European ancestry down into distinct regions such as the British Isles, Scandinavia and Italy. People with mixed ancestry, African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans will also get a detailed breakdown.

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American Medical News ceases publication after 55-year run
American Medical Association : September 2, 2013, 5:00 am
Unsustainable financial losses forced the move despite the newspaper's editorial quality, the AMA's senior management says. The Association's other news operations will be enhanced.

Era of excellence in health journalism draws to a close
American Medical Association : September 2, 2013, 5:00 am
A message to all physicians from AMA President Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, on the era that is ending with the decision to stop publishing .

American Medical Association : September 2, 2013, 5:00 am
is ceasing publication after 55 years of serving physicians by keeping them informed of their rapidly changing profession.