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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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U.S. Overstates Health-Care Enrollees
Wall Street Journal : November 21, 2014, 12:24 pm
The Obama administration said it recently overstated how many people had paid-up health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges because of the incorrect inclusion of dental coverage sign-ups.

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Wall Street Journal : November 21, 2014, 4:28 am
The Republicans in the House of Representatives filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its health-care law in D.C. federal court.

Medical Device Sidelined Too Late for Some
Wall Street Journal : November 21, 2014, 4:25 am
While scrutiny over the power morcellator may save lives, women like Linda Interlichia are paying a grim price for decisions made before the alarms rang about the hysterectomy tool.

What Does It Cost to Develop a New Drug? Latest Study Says $2.6 Billion
Wall Street Journal : November 20, 2014, 7:19 am
How much does it cost to develop a drug and win FDA marketing approval? A new study from a nonprofit think tank says nearly $2.6 billion is needed to get a new drug from the lab to the launchpad. But the report has its detractors.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Sells Drug's Rights for $3.3 Billion
Wall Street Journal : November 19, 2014, 10:21 am
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will receive $3.3 billion for selling the rights to drugs developed with its financial support in the biggest such royalty purchase ever.