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Wearable Devices Being Used in Drug Trials, Medical Research

Pharmaceutical companies are enlisting Fitbits and other gadgets strapped to patients’ wrists, chests and skin as a way to bring drugs to market faster. What began as an aid for athletes and dieters to track their movements is quickly becoming …

Medical Don’ts: Doctors Identify Unnecessary, Harmful Tests, Treatments

Now there are 135. That’s how many medical tests, treatments and other procedures – many used for decades – physicians have now identified as almost always unnecessary and often harmful, and which doctors and patients should therefore avoid or at …