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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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Europeans' Plan for Uncontrolled Ebola Trial Draws Fire
Wall Street Journal : October 30, 2014, 11:06 am
Medical groups in the U.K. and France say that it would be unethical to hold back experimental Ebola treatments from anyone. U.S. officials say that without control groups getting placebos, it can’t be known whether the drugs are saving lives or killing people.

Maine Nurse Resists Ebola Quarantine
Wall Street Journal : October 29, 2014, 9:39 am
Kaci Hickox, the Maine nurse who traveled to West Africa to care for Ebola patients, said that she won’t self-quarantine for 21 days, setting up a possible legal battle with the state.

Hagel Approves 21-Day Ebola Isolation Period For Military
Wall Street Journal : October 29, 2014, 9:22 am
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel approved a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff requiring a 21-day isolation period for all military personnel returning from West Africa.

New Jersey Hospitals in Spotlight
Wall Street Journal : October 28, 2014, 11:32 am
The experience of a nurse who complained about her quarantine in a makeshift tent inside a Newark, N.J., hospital after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is putting a focus on how the state’s hospitals will handle those exposed to the disease.

Google's Newest Search: Cancer Cells
Wall Street Journal : October 28, 2014, 10:18 am
Google’s X research lab is working on magnetic nanoparticles that would seek out and attach themselves to cells, proteins or other molecules, monitoring for signs of cancer and other diseases.