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Doctors may soon prescribe mobile apps like Pear's substance abuse-platform Reset, which is the first FDA-approved prescription digital therapy.
Babyscripts' remote-monitoring tools allow physicians to monitor high-risk pregnancies. The company will start a pilot study with North Carolina-based Cone Health to apply those tools to gestational diabetes.
The FDA's new draft guidance would encourage drugmakers to include gluten information on medications. No drugs marketed in the U.S. today have gluten in amounts greater than that in a gluten-free food.
Aging is not considered a disease by the FDA. An anti-aging drug could medicalize symptoms of normal aging.
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Lawyers clash over impact of Trump's rules on birth control | Associated Press
A California court is hearing arguments whether Trump's new contraceptive rules, which would allow employers to refuse to cover contraceptives if they have religious or moral objections, would limit how many women have access to free birth control. "When the cost of contraception increases, women are more likely to use less effective methods of contraception or none at all," said a lawyer for the California attorney general's office, while the deputy assistant attorney general said women wouldn't lose coverage.
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How errors affect credibility of online reviews | Science Daily
Consumers decide whether to trust online reviews in part based on spelling errors and typos. But they care more about the latter, which they see as "errors of carelessness" and which cause them to consider the reviewers less credible.
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