Chirag Mudaliar

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We Need to Talk About Anthony Bourdain

As I see it, you either have to deal with the slightly uncomfortable situation of having your line cook cry in front of you, or you cry at their …

Stephen Hawking explains what happened before Big Bang

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>So there was this chicken, OK? And then there was this egg.<p>No, wait. There was this egg, you see. And then there was this chicken.<p>It's easy to see quite a few scientific theories as relying on a decision as …

Opened Bathroom Door at 8pm to Find Sridevi Dead: Boney Kapoor

As the mystery around Sridevi's sudden demise last week continued, her husband and film producer Boney Kapoor has opened up -- perhaps for the first …

Big Pharma Opens New Chapter On Big Data Collaboration

In the course of one short week, no less than 3 different models have emerged for sharing big data in the pharmaceutical industry.<p>The highest profile of these ‒ called Project Data Sphere (PDS here) ‒ was announced earlier today with the official opening of an online resource to share clinical …

The Best City To Move To Throughout The World, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Feeling a little spontaneous? You're 20-something, so the thought of moving out has probably crossed your mind more than once. Graduating college and …

European Travel

How DNA Testing Botched My Family's Heritage, and Probably Yours, Too

My grandfather was caramel-skinned with black eyes and thick, dark hair, and until he discovered that he was adopted, he had no reason to suspect …

Genealogy

Five Books to Begin Your Meditation Practice

With the growing awareness of the many benefits of mindfulness — enhanced emotional well-being, improved concentration and the reduction of stress …

Meditation

Selena Gomez and Francia Raísa open up about kidney transplant in NBC News exclusive

Selena Gomez and the friend who donated a kidney to her recently sat down for an exclusive NBC News interview to describe the emotional details that led to the procedure earlier this year.<p>The 25-year-old actress and pop star revealed in September that she had undergone a kidney transplant over the …

Medicine

A newly identified third type of diabetes is being wrongly diagnosed as type 2

Most people are familiar with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Recently, though, a new type of diabetes has been identified: type 3c diabetes.<p>Type 1 diabetes is where the body's immune system destroys the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. It usually starts in childhood or early adulthood and …

Is Autoimmune Disease Reversible?

Imagine it’s 400 years ago and you’re sick… turns out it’s the same thing that just killed your sister and her youngest son.<i>Fortunately, the Doctor</i> …

This Star-Shaped Pill Bounces Around Your Stomach For Weeks

Never forget a dose of medicine again.<p>A remarkable 50% of patients don’t take medications as prescribed–which leads to an estimated 125,000 deaths a year in the U.S., and as many as 69% of all hospital visits. You could blame the patients, and you could blame the doctors. But ultimately, there are …

Medicine

Drug costs skyrocket for many older Americans, despite Medicare coverage

To avoid liver damage, Roberta Solar, a 71-year-old cancer patient, has to take a medicine called ursodiol, perhaps for the rest of her life.<p>Next year her annual out-of-pocket costs for the drug will jump from $93 to $1,878 – a rise of almost 2,000%, according to information that she and her …

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A New Innovation for Type 2 Diabetes

<i>This essay appears in today’s edition of the</i> Fortune <i>Brainstorm Health Daily. Get it delivered straight to your inbox.</i><p>It is often the simple fixes …

Bristol drug flop opens big cancer opportunity: AstraZeneca CEO

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The failure of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s blockbuster Opdivo immunotherapy in previously untreated lung cancer patients has opened up the market for AstraZeneca, its chief executive believes.<p>Chief Executive of AstraZeneca Pascal Soriot smiles as he leaves a television studio at …

Pharma

Which Big Pharma Is the Best Dividend Stock?

Dividend-paying pharma stocks tend to be great long-term investing vehicles because of their stellar free cash flows, strong growth prospects, and ability to weather most markets. Even so, there are literally dozens of names to choose from when it comes to this particular group -- making it …

The Elements of Being a Chemist

Nicholas Anderson, a renewable-energy researcher in Colorado, talks about the appeal of working in a lab.<p>Chemists study the stuff around us at the molecular level, and figure out ways to make new materials or to modify existing things. Most research jobs in the field require a Ph.D., and it’s a …

J&J warns diabetic patients: Insulin pump vulnerable to hacking

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson is telling patients that it has learned of a security vulnerability in one of its insulin pumps that a hacker could exploit to overdose diabetic patients with insulin, though it describes the risk as low.<p>Medical device experts said they believe it was the first time a …

Cybersecurity

Big Pharma vs Big Pharma in court battles over biosimilar drugs

ZURICH (Reuters) - The line dividing makers of brand-name drugs and copycat medicines is blurring as companies known for innovative treatments queue up to peddle copies of rivals’ complex biological medicines.<p>An Amgen sign is seen at the company's office in South San Francisco, California in this …

Pharma

Research institute partnerships 2015 : Article : Bioentrepreneur

Published online: 27 June 2016,doi:10.1038/bioe.2016.5<p>Research institute partnerships 2015<p>Brady Huggett<p>Brady Huggett is Business Editor at <i>Nature</i> …

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Ovarian cancer and talc: Did junk science cost Johnson & Johnson $127 million in court?

Johnson & Johnson is an immense pharmaceutical and consumer products company of the type that the public loves to hate. Recently, it's been getting absolutely killed by juries holding its baby powder responsible for causing several women's ovarian cancers.<p>The damage awards levied against Johnson by …

Cancer

How You Know You're Turning Into a Parent

Being a parent changes you in ways you may never have expected (or even wanted). It is undeniable that kids destroy us completely. Mostly, though, they make us better people in a way that only caring for illogical human beings can make us better people.<p>But they also change us in other ways -- ways …

7 New Blockbuster Drugs to Watch in 2016

Blockbuster drugs, those medicines that bring in more than $1 billion in sales every year, are the holy grail of drug development. They can make a …

Drug cocktail can reduce heart disease in at-risk patients by a third, study finds

A global study has found that a combination of medications given to a patient before they develop high-risk triggers of heart disease, can reduce …

These Are the 20 Best Workplaces in Health Care

The health care industry is booming. As the American population ages and chronic disease becomes ever more prevalent, health-related companies have …

Researchers find chemical reactions by enzymes point the way toward developing self-powered fluidic devices

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, along with collaborators at Penn State University's Chemistry …

Understanding the Drug Discovery Process

Drug testing was in the news on Friday – though this time it wasn’t the usual sports doping headlines, but instead news of the clinical trial of a …

Homeopathy: Sometimes a dose of nothing can do you a power of good

Should homeopathy be available on the NHS? Absolutely – it's possibly the safest, most ethical and most effective placebo there is. Where money is truly wasted is in trying to find evidence that homeopathy works.<p>If you think that what passes for homeopathy today can be properly assessed by modern …

Business Lessons I Learned from Steve Jobs

One of the best techniques for success in business and in life is intelligent selection of role models. They can serve as sources of wisdom and …