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Rise in Preschool Cavities Prompts Anesthesia Use

March 6, 2012, 1:19 am by New York Times - Health

Preschool tooth decay has risen so much that dentists say they often advise general anesthesia because children are unlikely to sit through such procedures while awake.


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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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Ebola Protective Masks Are In High Demand

With the outbreak of the Ebola virus, Ebola protective gear like masks are being bought up quickly. Historically when the threat of a pandemic hits the news, the "preparers" of the world stock up. One on the first line of defense is the Ebola mask. Learn more about what types of Ebola masks can protect you here.

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Well: Vegetarian Thanksgiving: A Quinoa Stuffing
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Just 30 percent of Americans with H.I.V. have the virus in check, putting others at risk of infection, health officials said Tuesday.

Obama to Introduce Sweeping New Controls on Ozone Emissions
New York Times - Health : November 25, 2014, 8:59 am
The regulation would be the latest in a series of E.P.A. controls on air pollution that wafts from smokestacks and tailpipes and will probably set off a battle among public health advocates, industry groups and their Republican allies..