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8 Things You Should Know About Consent on College Campuses
5 May 2016 at 7:15pm
by Sarah Marcantonio, a student at Emerson University in Boston, with additional reporting from Em & LoConsent (noun): Permission, approval or agreement. Here's my definition of sexual consent: two (or more) people actively, explicitly and consciously agreeing to have sexual interactions throughout those interactions, with no party having any...
Maryland gunman kills woman, wounds man offering aid at high school
5 May 2016 at 6:23pm
The Prince George's County Police Department said the "domestic-related homicide" occurred after 4:30 p.m. (1330 PDT) at High Point High School in the community of Beltsville, Maryland, about 15 miles northeast of Washington. Police Chief Henry Stawinski told an evening news conference that the deceased female and gunman "aren't strangers to one another," and that the injured man was shot after he tried to intervene in the fight between the woman and the gunman. Kevin Maxwell, chief executive officer of Prince George's County Public Schools, told reporters that no students were directly involved or harmed during the incident, though a number of them had witnessed portions of the shooting.
Man charged in Michigan probe of contaminated food
5 May 2016 at 5:52pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) ? A Michigan man suspected of spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food at grocery stores faces four charges of poisoning food.
Herbalife in advanced talks to settle FTC probe, issues remain
5 May 2016 at 5:28pm
Herbalife Ltd, which has been accused by billionaire investor William Ackman of being a fraud, said it was in advanced talks with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to settle a probe into whether it runs a pyramid scheme. The company estimated that a fine could be $200 million, which helped the company's shares rise 14.5 percent in extended trading on Thursday. Injunctive relief, a spokesman said, could be "just as significant as the money obtained for consumers and even more influential on a company's future operations." Ackman unveiled a $1 billion short bet against Herbalife in 2012 accusing the company of running a pyramid scheme which pays members more for recruiting new members than for selling its products.
Sanofi ready to up offer for drugmaker Medivation, could oust board
5 May 2016 at 4:41pm
PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - France's Sanofi said it could raise its proposed $9.3 billion deal to buy Medivation if the U.S. cancer drugmaker engaged in talks, threatening to go directly to shareholders to oust the board if not. Sanofi Chief Executive Olivier Brandicourt wrote in a letter to the board of Medivation published on Thursday that the transaction was a priority for the French drugmaker and it was committed to seeing it through. San Francisco-based Medivation said on Thursday it had received a letter from Sanofi that "simply restates an inadequate proposal that... substantially undervalues the Company, its leading oncology franchise, and innovative late-stage pipeline".
Sanofi, Amgen cholesterol drugs win UK backing after price cuts
5 May 2016 at 4:03pm
Two rival cholesterol-lowering injections from Sanofi and Amgen have been recommended by Britain's healthcare cost watchdog after the manufacturers offered special discounts to the country's state-run health service. Sanofi's Praluent, which was developed with Regeneron, and Amgen's Repatha are both so-called PCSK9 medicines that work in a different way to existing cholesterol fighters such as statins. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said in draft guidance on Friday that both drugs could be considered for use by people whose cholesterol is still not under control despite trying other treatments.
How Waking Up Earlier Can Change Your Life (And How to Start)
5 May 2016 at 4:00pm
As I'm writing this article, it is 5:54am. I'm trying to tell myself that "I'm not a morning person" -- but this simply isn't the case anymore. If you are anything like me (or how I used to be), pressing the snooze button every morning was a ritual. "10 more minutes... 5 more minutes" -- these phrases were far too common for me every morning....
US bans sale of e-cigarettes to those under 18
5 May 2016 at 3:51pm
The United States Thursday issued a sweeping ban on sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookahs to those under 18, marking the first time these products have been federally regulated. The ban will go into effect in 90 days, according to the US Food and Drug Administration, which issued the final rule after several years of study and debate. Until now, the marketplace for tobacco products outside of traditional cigarettes has been like "the wild, wild west," said Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products.
Cayman Islands to deploy genetically modified mosquitoes
5 May 2016 at 3:32pm
MIAMI (AP) ? British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government announced plans Thursday to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a species that spreads Zika and other diseases.
This Mother's Day, I'm Making a Pact to Avoid the "Who's Busier" Trap
5 May 2016 at 3:20pm
I am busy. I am busy like so many typical working moms who shuttle two young kids from school to practice while juggling everything around the house and overseeing a successful, growing business. Some days feel like an endless cycle of places to be and things to get done.And I know I'm not alone.It seems to me when I chat with other parents...
One dead, one wounded in Maryland high school shooting: police
5 May 2016 at 3:19pm
The Prince George's County Police Department said it received reports of a shooting at High Point High School after 4:30 p.m. local time in the community of Beltsville, Maryland, about 15 miles northeast of Washington. "One adult fatally shot, second wounded at High Point HS in Beltsville," the department said on Twitter.
Herbalife in advanced talks to settle FTC probe, shares jump
5 May 2016 at 3:14pm
Herbalife Ltd said it was in advanced talks with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to resolve a probe into its business practices and the health supplements maker reported its first sales rise in six quarters. Shares of Herbalife, which estimated a payment of $200 million to settle the investigation, surged 14.5 percent in extended trading on Thursday. An FTC spokesman told Reuters that there could be injunctive relief that could be "just as significant as the money obtained for consumers and even more influential on a company's future operations." Herbalife has been under heavy scrutiny for its business practices, with billionaire activist investor Bill Ackman even calling the company a "pyramid scheme" that pays members more for recruiting new members than for selling its products.
Valeant forms internal committee to oversee drug pricing
5 May 2016 at 3:06pm
(Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, which has acknowledged mistakes in its drug pricing practices amid U.S. congressional probes, said on Thursday it has formed a new committee to oversee pricing of the company's drugs. The Patient Access and Pricing Committee will initially be chaired by Joseph Papa, Valeant's new chairman and chief executive officer. The committee is made up of a team of Valeant employees including doctors, scientists and other executives.
Insomnia Isn't Just a Nighttime Problem
5 May 2016 at 2:48pm
New research on the 24-hour life of insomniaMost of us have had at least some first-hand experience with insomnia symptoms. Some nights, maybe it's been tough to fall asleep, or you've awakened repeatedly throughout the night. Perhaps there are mornings where you've awakened very early, unable to return to sleep -- or you've risen from be...
FDA Issues New Regulations for E-Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products
5 May 2016 at 2:15pm
E-cigarettes will face new regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including requirements that affect manufacturing, ingredient labeling and not selling the product to those under the age of 18, the agency announced today. The FDA announced a plan to regulate e-cigarettes two years ago, but these are the first concrete regulations issued. The new rules affect not only e-cigarettes but more traditional tobacco products, including cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco.