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Gilead's $1000-a-Pill Drug Could Cure Hep C in HIV-Positive People

Gilead's $1000-a-Pill Drug Could Cure Hep C in HIV-Positive People

TheStreet (July 21, 2014) New research shows Gilead Science's drug Sovaldi helps in curing hepatitis C in those who suffer from HIV. In a medical study, the combination of Gilead's Hep C drug with anti-viral drug Ribavirin cured 76% of HIV-positive patients suffering from the most common hepatitis C strain. Hepatitis C and related complications have been a top cause of death in HIV-positive patients. Typical medication used to treat the disease, including interferon proteins, tended to react badly with HIV drugs. However, Sovaldi's %1,000-a-pill price tag could limit the number of patients able to access the treatment. TheStreet's Keris Lahiff reports from New York. Video provided by TheStreet
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Novartis Joins Google To Make Smart Contact Lens

Novartis Joins Google To Make Smart Contact Lens

Newsy (July 15, 2014) Google has found a partner, health care company Novartis, to bring its smart contact lens prototype to the consumer market. Video provided by Newsy
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Sanofi Takes Aim at Dengue Fever

Sanofi Takes Aim at Dengue Fever

Reuters - Business Video Online (July 11, 2014) France's Sanofi hopes to launch the first vaccine against dengue fever, the world's fastest-growing tropical disease, in 2015. A large clinical study showed it provided moderate protection, but as Joanna Partridge questions remain over how well it can help fight dengue and whether the drug will be a blockbuster for Sanofi. Video provided by Reuters
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How to Make Green Juice

How to Make Green Juice

Howdini (July 8, 2014) Making Green juice is a great way to get your daily dose of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Howdini shares a simple recipe that can be made at home in your blender! Video provided by Howdini
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