Medicine


Study shows number of opioid prescriptions declining Study shows number of opioid prescriptions declining
- April 20, 2018

Opioid prescriptions have declined by 29 percent since 2011 as the country tries to fight the epidemic of painkiller abuse, according to a new report. The IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science published a report Thursday. There was an even greater drop in total dosage of opioid prescriptions filled in 2017, down 12 percent from 2016. (more...)
Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (DBD)- Tech Stock Analysis Review
- April 20, 2018

Generally speaking, if the indicator rises above -20, the shares may be overbought. 696,245 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,378,627. The firm has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, August 8. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained The First Bancshares, Inc. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 6 by Credit Suisse. (more...)
P&G to Buy German Merck's Consumer Health Unit for $4.2 Billion P&G to Buy German Merck's Consumer Health Unit for $4.2 Billion
- April 20, 2018

The deal follows GlaxoSmithKline agreeing to buy Novartis out of their consumer healthcare joint venture for US$13 billion (S$17 billion) after dropping its pursuit of Pfizer's consumer unit. PGT accounts for almost all of P&G's personal healthcare sales outside of the US. "The attractive price reflects the high asset value and the performance Consumer Health has delivered", Merck chairman and CEO Stefan Oschmann said in a statement. (more...)
CDC warns - Do not eat romaine lettuce as E. coli illness spreads CDC warns - Do not eat romaine lettuce as E. coli illness spreads
- April 20, 2018

The highest number of cases has been in Pennsylvania, Idaho, New Jersey, and Montana. Thankfully, thus far nobody has died from the outbreak, but the CDC isnt taking any chances, and has some very specific advice for everyone. Five of them developed a type of kidney failure associated with an E. coli illness called hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can be life-threatening. No deaths have been reported. (more...)
New Species Of 'Exploding Ant' Discovered In Borneo New Species Of 'Exploding Ant' Discovered In Borneo
- April 20, 2018

On the outside, to any predators, the species seems fairly inconspicuous with its brown-reddish colour and lack of a stinger. Self-sacrifice was carried out between minor workers, the survey. "They do it quite readily". However, Laciny said these ants will not explode for any old reason. They employ a special defense mechanism that isn't so much self-defense as it is species defense. (more...)
Seven Inmates Dead, 17 Injured in South Carolina Prison Fighting Seven Inmates Dead, 17 Injured in South Carolina Prison Fighting
- April 20, 2018

The South Carolina Corrections Department said on Twitter that State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents responded to the situation just before midnight at Lee Correctional Institution . "The COs never even attempted to render aid, nor quell the disturbance". Lee County Fire/Rescue said ambulances from multiple jurisdictions lined up outside to tend to the wounded. (more...)
Corker: 'Very questionable' whether President Trump will run for a second term Corker: 'Very questionable' whether President Trump will run for a second term
- April 20, 2018

Bob Corker (R-TN) and President Donald Trump is... complicated to say the least. With reports this morning that Republicans are waffling on whether to support President Trump in his reelection bid, Sen. When Camerota pressed the senator, he jokingly chided her by saying, "surely CNN is not taking for face value everything that comes out of the White House all of a sudden". (more...)
FY2017 Revenue Evaluation for TRI Pointe Group Inc (TPH) Issued By Gabelli
- April 20, 2018

The stock increased 0.03% or $0.005 during the last trading session, reaching $17.225. About 871,012 shares traded. On Friday, October 27 KEELER GLENN J. On Thursday, December 14 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Equal-Weight". Jefferies maintained The J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM) on Wednesday, August 30 with "Buy" rating. (more...)
Starbucks CEO apologises for 'reprehensible' arrest of two black men inside store Starbucks CEO apologises for 'reprehensible' arrest of two black men inside store
- April 20, 2018

Prosecutors in Philadelphia have announced there would be no charges pursued against the men. Their arrests have drawn condemnation including by Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson . Over the weekend, demonstrators called for the firing of the employee who contacted police, who arrested the men on Thursday. A Starbucks spokeswoman declined to comment further. (more...)
P&G buys Merck health brands for $4.2B P&G buys Merck health brands for $4.2B
- April 20, 2018

P&G, whose stable of brands include Pampers diapers, Gillette razors and Vicks cough and cold products, yesterday said that the acquisition had been agreed upon and would enable it to expand its portfolio of consumer healthcare products. P&G announced the deal just a few hours before the scheduled release of earnings results for its fiscal third quarter, which ended March 31. Merck said between 2015 and 2017, the consumer health business's net sales grew 6%, outpacing the consumer health ... (more...)
Facebook puts 1.5bn users outside European privacy laws Facebook puts 1.5bn users outside European privacy laws
- April 20, 2018

Last month Zuckerberg declined to face British MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee to answer questions over data abuse. The 87 million Facebook users affected included almost three million Europeans and Zuckerberg is also under pressure from EU lawmakers to come to Europe to shed light on the data breach. (more...)
Thousands of Publix eggs added to recall due to salmonella risk
- April 20, 2018

The unsafe conditions allow "for the harborage, proliferation and spread of filth and pathogens", inspectors said. A review of the farm's pest control records flagged an ongoing rodent infestation, with rodents, dead carcasses and baby mice observed, along with workers who weren't following proper sanitary practices. (more...)
FALLEN KINGDOM International Trailer FALLEN KINGDOM International Trailer
- April 20, 2018

While a section of ardent fans of the franchise have loved the trailer, a big majority can not stop pointing out the glaring similarity with one of the previous films. Whilst the whole "weaponising dinosaurs" thing tracks sequentially from Jurassic World with Dr Henry Wu ( BD Wong ) scarpering from Isla Nublar in Jurassic World with some embryos and Vincent D'Onofrio's Hoskins who was attempting to steal the trained raptor squad for army use. (more...)
Industrial Nitric Acid Market with Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2023 Industrial Nitric Acid Market with Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2023
- April 20, 2018

Furthermore, the report presents Malic Acid manufacturing process, product cost structure and product specification. The report has been prepared based on the synthesis, analysis, and interpretation of information about the global ursodeoxycholic acid market collected from specialized sources. (more...)
Penske Automotive Group (NYSE:PAG) Major Shareholder Sells $49999996.08 in Stock
- April 20, 2018

PAG underperformed the S&P 500 by 19.24%. Northern Trust reported 0% stake. $50.00 million worth of Penske Automotive Group, Inc . Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. As per Monday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. (NYSE:TER) has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Credit Suisse. (more...)
'Sea nomads' adapted abnormally large spleens to dive to unheard of depths 'Sea nomads' adapted abnormally large spleens to dive to unheard of depths
- April 20, 2018

The research was published Thursday in the journal Cell . A large spleen means even more oxygen-carrying red blood cells can be pumped into the circulatory system when the organ contracts , allowing individuals to stay underwater for longer. (more...)
High-tech 'tattoo' could warn you that you might have cancer High-tech 'tattoo' could warn you that you might have cancer
- April 20, 2018

The ability to detect such tumours reliably and early would not only save lives, but also reduce the need for expensive, stressful treatment. The disease can be devastating not only in terms of treatment and the effects it has on the body, but also costs with the cure rate for prostate cancer at 32 percent and colon cancer stands at only 11 percent. (more...)
Football injuries and auto accidents increase risk of Parkinson's Football injuries and auto accidents increase risk of Parkinson's
- April 20, 2018

She is an assistant professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco , and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. It is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that primarily impacts balance and movement. Raquel Gardner of the San Francisco VA Medical Center told Reuters Health. Half of these individuals had been diagnosed with a concussion or had experienced a moderate-to-severe traumatic head injury. (more...)
Meet the man with three faces Meet the man with three faces
- April 20, 2018

Yet Hamon's body rejected the original transplant. This unprecedented feat was carried out by the staff at the Georges-Pompidou European Hospital in Paris, and Laurent Lantieri, a professor of plastic surgery, who led the team. "I'm 43 years old, the donor was 22 years old, so I was 22 years old", Hamon humorously told BFMTV of his procedure. He also received psychological support and speech therapy that'll continue for several months. (more...)
FDA panel unanimously backs GW Pharma's cannabis-based epilepsy drug FDA panel unanimously backs GW Pharma's cannabis-based epilepsy drug
- April 20, 2018

If the Food and Drug Administration follows the group's recommendation, GW Pharmaceuticals' syrup would become the first drug derived from the cannabis plant to win federal approval in the U.S. In trials, patients taking Epidiolex saw their monthly seizures reduced by about 40 percent. FDA staff also said a liver injury risk associated with the drug could be managed. (more...)