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Microsoft enters the health wearables space with $199 'Band' bracelet - VentureBeat

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Microsoft enters the health wearables space with $199 'Band' bracelet
VentureBeat
After months of rumors, Microsoft has announced a new health-focused wearable device called the 'Band.' The new device contains 10 sensors for tracking steps, heart rate, sleep, and other biometrics. A UV sensor measures sun exposure, and a galvanic ...
The Best Thing About Microsoft's Health Tracker Is That It's Cross-PlatformWired
Microsoft Tackles Health with $199 Fitness BandTom's Guide
Microsoft Wants Its Wearable On Your Wrist And Your Health Data In Its HandsForbes
KOMO News -Re/code
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How Google's latest moonshot could change human health - Gigaom

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How Google's latest moonshot could change human health
Gigaom
Google X has been working on nanoparticles that, after consumed, stream through the human body and pick up on signs of waning health — cancer cells, for example. The nanoparticles then congregate at a band worn on the wrist to report their findings.
Google X's latest health adventure: Nanoparticle pills that detect cancerMedCity News

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$9M grant helps Metro Health fight infant mortality rate - KSAT San Antonio

KSAT San Antonio

$9M grant helps Metro Health fight infant mortality rate
KSAT San Antonio
"There are many challenges in this area: high crime, poverty, unemployment, and lack of access to various services," said Kelly Bellinger, health program manager. However, the San Antonio Healthy Start Program is getting a $9.7 million grant from the U ...

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Is the Health Goth Movement Selling Out to the Mainstream? - Noisey

Noisey

Is the Health Goth Movement Selling Out to the Mainstream?
Noisey
Health Goth is a Facebook page started at the beginning of last year. Every day the moderators post a couple of images—net art, black-and-white sportswear (like the above), heavily branded prosthetic limbs—and the community lurks, likes, or leaves a ...
Health Goth: New Lifestyle Trend Created in PDXGoLocalPDX

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Death spiral? Short-term health plans grow as cheap alternative to ObamaCare - Fox News

Fox News

Death spiral? Short-term health plans grow as cheap alternative to ObamaCare
Fox News
The plans, the only ones allowed for sale outside of ObamaCare exchanges, generally cost less than half of what similar ObamaCare policies cost, and are increasing in popularity as uninsured Americans learn they are required to get health coverage.
Obamacare sends health premiums skyrocketing by as much as 78 percentWashington Times
Affordable Medical Health Insurance Coverage: Cheap Year-Long Plans ...Latin Post
New Study: Health Insurance Rates Skyrocketed Under ObamacareThe Inquisitr

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Maine health experts condemn quarantines for Ebola aid workers - Bangor Daily News

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Maine health experts condemn quarantines for Ebola aid workers
Bangor Daily News
A group of a dozen Maine health professionals spoke out Thursday against the state's quarantine policies for individuals returning from West Africa, writing in a letter that the “epidemic of fear can be as dangerous as an epidemic with a virus.” Gov.
State health leaders criticize Maine CDC over Kaci Hickox quarantinePress Herald
Health Care Professionals Back Quarantined NurseMaine Public Broadcasting
Nurse defying Ebola quarantine in Maine once worked for Southern Nevada ...Las Vegas Sun

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Africa's Top Health Challenge: Cardiovascular Disease - The Atlantic

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Africa's Top Health Challenge: Cardiovascular Disease
The Atlantic
In November 2010, a Center for Global development working paper on global development assistance for health (DAH) revealed that after controlling for burden of disease, 30 times more DAH money was allocated to malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV, compared ...


Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans
NPR (blog)
Louisiana health officials say that anyone who's been in an Ebola-affected country over the last three weeks will be quarantined in their hotel rooms. The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is telling researchers who've recently traveled ...
Maine Is Prepared To Enforce Its 'Voluntary' Ebola Quarantine, Health ...Huffington Post
Nurse Who Spoke Out About Quarantine Felt a Calling for Health Care, Friends ...New York Times
5000 Ebola health care workers needed in West AfricaMashable
WABI -NECN -Los Angeles Times
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Obamacare Hasn't Propelled Mental Health Treatment - U.S. News & World Report

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Obamacare Hasn't Propelled Mental Health Treatment
U.S. News & World Report
More patients seeking mental health care will come within the next few years, experts project, and the question then will be whether there will be enough providers available. Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of Mental Health America, predicts a " bump in the road ...
The Health Law: Coping With High DeductiblesNew York Times
How The Upcoming Elections Might Shift The National Health Care LandscapeWBUR
Affordable Care Act: Playing Politics Can Be Hazardous To Your HealthScience 2.0
Statesman Journal -MainStreet -Bloomberg BNA
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Critiquing U.S. Health Care Critics - Forbes

Critiquing U.S. Health Care Critics
Forbes
Stanford professor Victor Fuchs recently pointed out something that might surprise many critics of the U.S. health care system. There is no positive relationship between per capita health spending and life expectancy. He demonstrates this with data ...