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Well: Rare Infection Prompts Neti Pot Warning

September 3, 2012, 5:20 am by New York Times - Health

After two cases of a deadly brain infection were linked to neti pots, government health officials have issued new warnings about using them safely.


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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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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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Well: The Hazards of Do-It-Yourself Orthodonture
New York Times - Health : February 1, 2015, 9:44 am
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Well: A Trip to the Mailbox, Not the Orthodontist
New York Times - Health : February 1, 2015, 9:39 am
Some people who want to straighten their teeth for much less money are using a kit to make dental impressions and sending them back to companies that will provide their aligners. Critics say this process overlooks oral health issues.

Carl Djerassi, 91, a Creator of the Birth Control Pill, Dies
New York Times - Health : January 31, 2015, 10:41 am
Dr. Djerassi was one of two chemists working with a student assistant who in 1951 first synthesized a hormone that became the key ingredient of the contraceptive pill.

White House Seeks to Limit Health Law’s Tax Troubles
New York Times - Health : January 31, 2015, 9:24 am
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As Ebola Ebbs in Africa, Focus Turns From Death to Life
New York Times - Health : January 31, 2015, 4:40 am
New cases in Liberia, where streets were littered with the Ebola dead just a few months ago, now number in the single digits, according to the World Health Organization.