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FDA Warns of 14 'Fraudulent' Cancer Cure Companies

The claims seem remarkable. “If a person eats 6-12 apricot kernels per day, they will never have to worry about cancer," one site says. “Silymarin also seems to have anticancer properties. It can stop cancer cells from multiplying, kill cancer cells, and block their blood supply,” says …

Expedia Wants You to Use VR to Choose the Right Hotel Room

Travel booking giant Expedia may be offering a new, more immersive way to book hotel rooms.<p>According to technology news site <i>Mashable,</i> the company is …

Have An Airline Complaint? Don't Call The Airline — Tell The Dept. Of Transportation

<b>Updated at 8:50 a.m. ET April 17</b><p>An annual study of airline quality in the U.S. gave airlines the highest scores in the 26 years the rankings have been published.<p>You may be wondering: How is that possible?<p>Especially since a story dominating news headlines has to deal with a passenger being forcibly …

Hospital gowns didn't protect as promised, jury says in $454-million fraud verdict

Kimberly-Clark Corp. and its spinoff medical technology firm Halyard Health have been hit with $454 million in compensatory and punitive damages, after a federal jury found the companies misled California buyers about the impermeability of their MicroCool surgical gowns.<p>Jurors in Los Angeles …

Parents Stuck Searching for Glue as Kids Go Crazy for 'Slime'

You just can't get glue to stick around right now. Bottles of the gooey white stuff are flying off the shelves as a kids' crafting craze is leading to temporary shortages.<p>They're making "slime." It's a gluey substance, also known as "gak" or "flubber," made from glue, borax, and food coloring. Home …

There’s a key way to get kids to read more books—and enjoy it

It has become conventional thought that gamification—the application of game-style challenges and rewards to traditional tasks—is changing the way kids learn. If there’s something being taught, it’s almost certain there’s now a gamified way to learn it.<p>Making teaching methods more entertaining is …

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Philips reports 18% profit rise on strong health sales

Electronics firm Philips has seen third-quarter profits jump after posting strong sales in its health businesses.<p>The Dutch firm said net profit surged 18% year-on-year to €383m (£340.7m) while sales edged up 1% to 5.9bn euros.<p>It said it was maintaining its forecasts for the full year as it expected …

Vacheron Constantin Unveils $245,000 Harmony Tourbillon Chronograph, Complete Calendar and More

It was just over a year ago, in celebration of its 260th anniversary, that Vacheron Constantin unveiled its all-new Harmony collection of cushion shaped limited edition watches (inspired by one of its first chronographs, produced in 1928). The timepieces took the world by storm thanks to their …

iOS 10 review: It’s the little things that matter

Apple’s iOS 10 update for iPhones and iPads is the biggest software refresh the iPhone-maker has launched in years, adding a host of major and minor new features that completely change the iOS experience.<p>I’ve been using beta versions of iOS 10 on my iPhone 6s and iPad Pro since June. While some of …

How to make computer coding child’s play

With programming lessons now part of the school day, can parents help their offspring get top marks? Fear not – toys, gadgets and apps are all available to make coding a fun part of growing up<p>Coding kids aren’t a new trend. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Usborne Publishing was releasing books …

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Novartis bid to sell new biosimilar crimped by U.S. court battles

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis has won U.S. approval for a copy of Amgen’s blockbuster arthritis drug Enbrel, but the Swiss drugmaker’s bid to muscle in on the medicine’s $4.7 billion in annual U.S. revenue remains blocked by court battles.<p>The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis is seen on …

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The Top U.S. Pharmacy Benefit Manager Now Won't Cover This Drug From Valeant

Express Scripts Holding said on Monday it would add a handful of medicines in 2017 to its list of drugs that are excluded from insurance coverage, …

Novartis profit slips as generic drug competition hits sales

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis says its net profit fell 4 percent in the second quarter, largely because of new generic …

Amgen Finally Scores a Win in Its Big Copycat Drug Battle With Novartis

Shares of Novartis (nvs) remained relatively flat Tuesday as the company announced second-quarter earnings hadn’t fallen as much as expected. But in …

A Drug Meant For Narcolepsy Can Boost Brain Function

In addition to keeping you awake<p>In 1998, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug modafinil as a treatment for narcolepsy, a condition in which the brain has trouble regulating its sleep-wake cycle that results in sudden “sleep attacks” where a person falls asleep at unwanted or …

Two of the World's Best-Selling Drugs Are Headed for a Lot More Competition

AbbVie’s (abbv) Humira and Amgen’s (amgn) Enbrel are two of the top drugs in the world by sales. Combined, the anti-inflammatory therapies for …

China healthcare costs forcing patients into crippling debt

SHANGHAI/LONDON (Reuters) - As China’s medical bills rise steeply, outpacing government insurance provision, patients and their families are increasingly turning to loans to pay for healthcare, adding to the country’s growing burden of consumer debt.<p>A diabetes patient has her pulse checked by a …

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Bumble Has a Bold Plan to Take on LinkedIn

You can swipe for dates. You can swipe for friends. Now Bumble wants to let you swipe for jobs.<p>The new feature announced Thursday, called BumbleBIZZ, …

Danone to Double U.S. Business With $12.5B Organic Foods Deal

France's Danone said on Thursday it would double the size of its U.S. business by buying organic food producer WhiteWave Foods in a deal that values the company at $12.5 billion including debt.<p>The purchase will help the French company to pursue affluent consumers by adding WhiteWave's popular …

FDA approves first dissolving stent for US patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — A medical implant that slowly dissolves into the body could be the answer to long-standing safety concerns with devices used to …

US Army and France's Sanofi combine work on Zika vaccine

PARIS (AP) — Pharmaceutical giant Sanofi says it is joining efforts with U.S. Army researchers to speed up development of a potential Zika …

Why Valeant Pharmaceuticals Soared 15% Wednesday

Image source: Walgreens Boots Alliance.<p><b>What:</b> After <b>Walgreens Boots Alliance</b> management reported quarterly financials and indicated a willingness to work with <b>Valeant Pharmaceuticals</b> to make their distribution deal more successful, shares in Valeant Pharmaceuticals roared 15.6% higher on Wednesday.<p><b>So</b> …

How the Star-Spangled Lyrics Were Born

On the Fourth of July, Americans who celebrate with myriad renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” may well know that the lyrics were the handiwork …

Royal Navy

Medtronic to Buy HeartWare International for $1.1 bln

Medtronic Plc said it would buy HeartWare International Inc for about $1.1 billion, bulking up its portfolio of devices aimed at treating heart diseases.<p>The $58-per-share cash offer represents a premium of 93.5 percent to HeartWare's Friday close of $29.98.<p>HeartWare's shares jumped to $57.3 in …

Impax Buys Generic Drugs from Teva and Allergan for $586 Million

Impax Laboratories (ipxl) said it would buy a portfolio of generic drugs from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (tevjf) and Allergan (agn) for about …