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FDA: Antibacterial Soaps May Pose Health Risks

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December 16, 2013
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The FDA says chemicals in many antibacterial soaps thought to fight germs may pose health risks. The agency proposed new rules for the makers of such cleansers to prove they work better than plain soap and water. (Dec. 16)


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GW Pharmaceuticals Shorts Take Gamble Ahead of Conference

GW Pharmaceuticals Shorts Take Gamble Ahead of Conference

TheStreet (May 12, 2014) — GW Pharmaceuticals saw its short interest increase by 228% in just two weeks at the end of April. The stock then proceeded to drop 4% at the beginning of May even though the company reported its earnings on May 7. GW Pharmaceuticals will also be presenting at the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Health Care Conference in Las Vegas on May 13th. If the presentation goes well, these shorts could be forced to cover their positions. GW Pharmaceuticals was asked several questions about the FDA and its approval during its earnings conference call. Investors are anxious for U.S. approval. Video provided by TheStreet
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Data Ecosystem: How Connectivity Will Change the World

Data Ecosystem: How Connectivity Will Change the World

FORA.tv (Mar. 20, 2013) — Swissnex San Francisco The advance of health devices is giving the world greater capability to track physiological data and create new systems of personalized health. According to ABI Research, the total number of wearable devices with fitness and wellness applications in 2012 was 30 million, a 37% growth from 2011. The market is expected to grow at an average rate of 41% per year, leading to 169.5 million devices shipped in 2017. With the multiplication of data available across emerging channels, what are the opportunities and challenges facing the healthcare industry? How can people analyze and make sense of the data? What will the data tell us? What are the advantages and risks for individuals to rely on healthcare devices? Our highly qualified panelists, with deep expertise ranging from high-level technical issues to user behavior, measurement and social insights, will explore the future of the data-driven health era.
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Should Foods Have Choking Hazard Labels Like Toys?

Should Foods Have Choking Hazard Labels Like Toys?

CBC (July 29, 2013) — A Toronto doctor says that it might be worth putting warning labels on certain foods to alert parents of the choking risks they pose to children.
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