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WHO urges China to bolster tobacco controls

March 20, 2012, 11:40 am by Associated Press Healthwire

SINGAPORE (AP) -- The head of the World Health Organization urged China on Tuesday to bolster controls on tobacco in a country where half of adult males smoke....


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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 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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SEVERN, Md. (AP) -- Alyssa Riggan hasn't dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, a medical procedure that paved the way for routine live-donor transplants....

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Associated Press Healthwire : November 27, 2014, 3:21 am
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Associated Press Healthwire : November 26, 2014, 12:24 pm
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Health insurance signups coming to shopping malls
Associated Press Healthwire : November 26, 2014, 10:35 am
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Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood
Associated Press Healthwire : November 26, 2014, 5:03 am
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