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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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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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Well: Why Antioxidants Don’t Belong in Your Workout
New York Times - Health : November 26, 2014, 12:01 pm
Antioxidant vitamins are enormously popular with people who exercise, but studies suggest they can blunt the benefits of exercise both on the jogging track and in the weight room.

Well: Vegetarian Thanksgiving: No-Bake Apple Pie
New York Times - Health : November 26, 2014, 11:47 am
Instead of an oven, use a food processor to create this crisp, fresh apple pie. It was created for raw-food dieters, but it also gives home cooks a fast and refreshing dessert option that takes a fraction of the time of a traditional fruit pie.

The Ethicist: Should Free Office Food Be Taken Home?
New York Times - Health : November 26, 2014, 10:21 am
The breakfast club; Preparation L (for lie).

Food for Thought: Calories on Menus: Nationwide Experiment Into Human Behavior
New York Times - Health : November 26, 2014, 8:24 am
Previous studies of the effect of posting calorie counts on menus reveal little or no change in behavior. But now there’s a really big sample size.

Sierra Leone to Eclipse Liberia in Ebola Cases
New York Times - Health : November 26, 2014, 7:18 am
The World Health Organization reported more than 600 new cases of Ebola in the week that ended Sunday, more than half of them in Sierra Leone.