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Margaret Georgiadis Steps Down from Mattel CEO Post

Margaret Georgiadis Steps Down from Mattel CEO Post

Mattel Inc. said Thursday that Ynon Kreiz a member of the board and an executive in digital media would replace CEO Margaret Georgiadis, who is resigning after just 14 months in charge of the... 
Customer Data Leaked by Panera Bread on Website Despite being Warned

Customer Data Leaked by Panera Bread on Website Despite being Warned

Online security experts allege that Panera Bread the bakery-café chain based in the U.S. had millions of its customers’ personal data available as well as searchable on its website for a minimum... 
Shire Stock Surges Following News of Possible Bid by Takeda

Shire Stock Surges Following News of Possible Bid by Takeda

Takeda Pharmaceutical is considering bidding to takeover Shire Plc, a bid that could be more than $50 billion and represent the largest ever for the company. If it were to take over Shire, the... 
Should debt collection be a primary funding source for healthcare providers?

Should debt collection be a primary funding source for healthcare providers?

For most companies having past-due amounts is not a pleasant or power position to be in. In the case of hospitals, the high bills have left both providers and patients in a delicate situation,... 
Investigators: Tainted Food Not Recalled Quick Enough by FDA

Investigators: Tainted Food Not Recalled Quick Enough by FDA

According to a new report the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general issued, contaminated food is not being removed from stores shelves quick enough. The reports indicated... 
Retailers in UK Enjoy Strong Sales on Black Friday

Retailers in UK Enjoy Strong Sales on Black Friday

Shoppers across Britain pounced on the bargains available on Black Friday late last month which gave an unexpected boost to retail, that contrasted signs earlier of a subdued beginning to the... 
California Sued by Drug Companies Over Transparency Law

California Sued by Drug Companies Over Transparency Law

On Friday, the pharmaceutical industry filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a new law that California Governor Jerry Brown signed and who many consider to be the most comprehensive... 
Sanofi Cooperating On Vaccine for Dengue with Government

Sanofi Cooperating On Vaccine for Dengue with Government

Sanofi, the maker of a dengue fever vaccine, which is suspended in the Philippines following a recent study that showed more of a risk of severe cases for people without a prior infection, said... 
Diet Low in Calories Might Help to Reverse Diabetes

Diet Low in Calories Might Help to Reverse Diabetes

Diabetes today is responsible for one out of every seven deaths across the U.S. and can cause an array of other health issues including vision loss, heart disease, amputation and kidney failure. A... 
Health Professionals Warn Travelers About Meth-Laced Soda

Health Professionals Warn Travelers About Meth-Laced Soda

Methamphetamine-laced 7Up reportedly caused at least one death and sent several others to the hospital in an area of northern Mexico. The incident has prompted warnings by health professional... 
Factory Orders in U.S. Drop 3.3% During July

Factory Orders in U.S. Drop 3.3% During July

Orders in U.S. factories plunged by 3.3% during July, after being pulled down by a steep fall in demand for civilian aircraft. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Commerce said that orders in... 
Novartis Names New CEO

Novartis Names New CEO

CEO Jim Jimenez at Novartis is stepping down February 1 and handing over the reins to the Switzerland-based pharmaceutical giant to Vas Narasimhan the company’s chief of drug development. He... 
In-N-Out Burger Suing Smashburger for Infringement

In-N-Out Burger Suing Smashburger for Infringement

Out west a burger battle has officially started and things might get messy. On August 28, a trademark infringement lawsuit was filed by In-N-Out Burger against one of its rivals Smashburger,... 
White Supremacist Website Daily Stormer Told By GoDaddy to Leave

White Supremacist Website Daily Stormer Told By GoDaddy to Leave

Daily Stormer the controversial white supremacist website must find a new domain provider after it was given the boot by GoDaddy. The company through a tweet said that it had informed Daily Stormer... 
Bill Ackman Making Comeback With ADP in His Sights

Bill Ackman Making Comeback With ADP in His Sights

Bill Ackman the embattled activist investor has started his comeback, but it does not appear he picked a target that will be easy. Automatic Data Processing, the outsourcer that handles payroll... 
Pfizer Misses on Revenue After Fall in Demand for Prevnar

Pfizer Misses on Revenue After Fall in Demand for Prevnar

Pfizer Inc. posted quarterly revenue that missed estimates on Wall Street Tuesday, hurt from the drop in demand for Prevnar its blockbuster vaccine for pneumonia, along with other older drugs. Prevnar... 
FDA Will Delay Nutrition Fact Label Reformation

FDA Will Delay Nutrition Fact Label Reformation

The United States Food and Drug Administration announced, on Wednesday, plans to delay the implementation of the final ruling over Nutrition Fact labels on food and dietary supplements, a process... 
Bristol Myers Squibb Announces Collaboration with Novartis To Evaluate Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

Bristol Myers Squibb Announces Collaboration with Novartis To Evaluate Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

On Monday, the Bristol-Myers-Squibb pharmaceuticals company announced the start of its clinical research collaboration with industry contemporary Novartis in order to investigate the safety,... 
FDA Approves Merck-Pfizer Partnered Urothelial Carcinoma Immunotherapy Drug

FDA Approves Merck-Pfizer Partnered Urothelial Carcinoma Immunotherapy Drug

Just yesterday, Merck and Pfizer confirmed that the United States Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to their partnered drug: a fully-human anti-programmed cell death... 
Do You Have the Genetic “Night Owl” Variant?

Do You Have the Genetic “Night Owl” Variant?

Do you struggle falling asleep—and wonder why you have so much more trouble than other people? Maybe you are a night owl; and not that proverbial image of a person who simply never sleeps,... 
Is High-Intensity Interval Training The Best Anti-Aging Tool We Have Today?

Is High-Intensity Interval Training The Best Anti-Aging Tool We Have Today?

Everyone is looking for a fountain of youth; and many believe it is the kind of thing you find at the end of the rainbow. That is, of course, until you realize that the end of the rainbow is... 
Old Muscular Dystrophy Drug Gets New Price (and Harsh Criticism to Boot)

Old Muscular Dystrophy Drug Gets New Price (and Harsh Criticism to Boot)

Drug regulators in the United States have finally approved an old drug that has never been available in America for the treatment of a rare disease known to afflict only about 15,000 Americans,... 
Roche’s New Cancer Drug Tecentriq Is Giving Bristol-Myers Squbb A Run For its Money

Roche’s New Cancer Drug Tecentriq Is Giving Bristol-Myers Squbb A Run For its Money

Bristol-Myers Squibb said, on Thursday, that Roche’s new cancer drug, Tecentriq is nabbing up some market share from its second-line non-small-cell lung cancer I/O drug Opdivo. And this... 
Could Fecal Transplants Treat Autism?

Could Fecal Transplants Treat Autism?

It is not something that you probably want to talk about but fecal transplants are really making a name for themselves. As we learn more about microbiome (in the body and of this planet), we... 
Government Recommendation for Folic Acid Supplementation Determined On Point

Government Recommendation for Folic Acid Supplementation Determined On Point

The United States Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) firs recommended that women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should take folic acid, back in 2009. The statement recommends... 
Have Health Researchers Identified a New Organ?

Have Health Researchers Identified a New Organ?

Scientists are always making new discoveries; that’s what they do. Over the past couple years, for example, we have come to learn so much more about the ever expanding universe. Indeed,... 
Customer Reports Rubber Product in H-E-B Baby Food Products; Incites Recall

Customer Reports Rubber Product in H-E-B Baby Food Products; Incites Recall

A Texas-based baby food company has just issued a precautionary recall over the entire H-E-B Baby Food 2-pk of 4-oz line of cups after one customer reported their discovery of a small piece of... 
Is there A Link Between Nutrition and Childhood Asthma?

Is there A Link Between Nutrition and Childhood Asthma?

A lot of research has gone into something called “food deserts.” These are urban areas where it is not easy to find food that is both high-quality and affordable. Among the most recent studies,... 
Study Warns Foster Children At Higher Risk for Various Health Problems

Study Warns Foster Children At Higher Risk for Various Health Problems

The latest data suggests that as many as one in five children suffers from some form of a mental disorder (in any given year). Overall, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate... 
Can A Roller Coaster Help You Pass A Kidney Stone?

Can A Roller Coaster Help You Pass A Kidney Stone?

Passing a kidney stone is not very much fun. Or, rather, it didn’t used to be; but a new study suggests that a method for passing kidney stones could be about as easy as a walk in the park. Actually,...