Friday, November 25, 2016

With LGBT-friendly policies, more women claim sexual minority status

(Reuters Health) - U.S. women may be more likely to report that they belong to a sexual minority if they live in states that recognize same-sex relationships, according to a new study.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Pioneering U.S. heart surgeon, Denton Cooley, dies at 96

File Photo: Famed heart surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley leaves memorial services for Enron founder Ken Lay in HoustonCooley, who also performed the first successful human heart transplant in the United States, founded the Texas Heart Institute and was one of the most celebrated heart surgeons in the world. The Texas native was also known however for a long-running dispute with another world-renowned innovative surgeon in Houston, Dr. Michael DeBakey, over the implant operation. A spokeswoman for Texas Children's Hospital, where Cooley's son-in-law acts as surgeon in chief, said Cooley died in his Houston home on Friday morning, surrounded by his four daughters.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Novartis chairman says considering sale of Alcon eye care division

The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis is seen on its headquarters building in BaselDrugmaker Novartis is considering to sell its struggling Alcon eye care division, its chairman said in an interview with Swiss weekly SonntagsZeitung. Novartis has blamed a failure to innovate and inconsistent customer service for the problems at Alcon, a business the company gradually bought from food maker Nestle in deals totaling $51 billion. Alcon will take longer to turn around than expected, Chief Executive Joe Jimenez said in October, forecasting unit sales to be flat to slightly down in the current quarter.


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Man shot after stabbing six at Pennsylvania mental health clinic

Dustin Johnson, 38, is accused of starting the attack shortly after entering the Turtle Creek Valley Mental Health center in Homestead around 2 p.m. local time (1900 GMT), the Allegheny County Police Department said. Police said Johnson went to the fifth floor of the facility where he stabbed the victims, while armed with two knives as well as what appeared to be a handgun but was later determined to be a BB gun.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Mylan posts third-quarter loss on proposed settlement costs

(Reuters) - Generic drugmaker Mylan NV, which is under investigation and has faced harsh criticism over steep price increases for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, on Wednesday reported a third quarter loss due the cost of a proposed settlement with the U.S. department of Justice and other government agencies. Mylan posted a net loss of $119.8 million, or 23 cents per share, compared with a profit of $428.6 million, or 83 cents per share, a year ago. Excluding items, such as the $465 settlement expense, Mylan said it had adjusted earnings of $1.38 per share. ...

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

New Delhi targets older diesel vehicles to clear up choking smog

Traffic drives through smog in DelhiBy Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Authorities in New Delhi began revoking licenses for thousands of older diesel vehicles on Tuesday and halted construction work on the underground rail network, as air pollution remained several times over the safety limit. India's Supreme Court, which has in the past led the drive to clean up the city's air, ordered the Delhi administration to report back in two days with a plan to combat the worst smog in 17 years. Licenses given to diesel-powered vehicles more than 15 years old are being withdrawn, which would lead to the removal of 200,000 vehicles from the city's roads, Delhi lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung's office said in a statement earlier in the day.