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FDA Appears to Back HIV Drug

May 8, 2012, 9:09 am by Wall Street Journal

The FDA appeared to support the use of a Gilead HIV drug in healthy people to help prevent them from contracting the virus that causes AIDS.


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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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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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How Medicare 'Self-Referral' Thrives on Loophole
Wall Street Journal : October 23, 2014, 12:09 pm
A Florida medical group shows how doctors can order Medicare-funded procedures from entities in which they have financial interests, despite a decades-old federal law seeking to ban most ‘self-referral.’

Abbott Sales Rise, Mylan Deal Tweaked
Wall Street Journal : October 22, 2014, 9:52 am
Abbott tweaked the terms of its agreement to sell a portion of its generic-drugs business to Mylan for $5.3 billion, signaling the deal will be completed despite new Treasury department rules.

In Ebola-Afflicted Liberia, Orphanages Make a Tragic Comeback
Wall Street Journal : October 22, 2014, 8:52 am
The scourge of Ebola is resulting in a wave of new orphans in Liberia, creating a demand for orphanages that had waned since the end of that country’s civil war.

U.S. to Monitor West Africa Travelers for Ebola Symptoms
Wall Street Journal : October 22, 2014, 8:44 am
U.S. authorities will start monitoring travelers coming into the country from the three West African countries affected by the Ebola epidemic for symptoms.

Ebola Still Weighs on Texas Hospital
Wall Street Journal : October 22, 2014, 8:29 am
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is seeing fewer patients and bringing in lower revenue since an Ebola patient died there and two nurses contacted the virus.