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Arkansas prepares to wrap up aggressive execution schedule

Pharma news - April 27, 2017 - 6:56pm

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas prepared to execute its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule of lethal injections that was set to beat the expiration date of one of the drugs.


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The Latest: Arkansas inmate asks US judge to halt execution

Pharma news - April 27, 2017 - 6:14pm

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local):


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UK cancer fund was poor value and may have caused patient suffering

Reuters Health News - April 27, 2017 - 6:07pm
LONDON (Reuters) - A special U.K. Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) set up in 2010 spent over 1.2 billion pounds ($1.55 bln) but failed to deliver value for patients or society and may have caused unnecessary suffering, an analysis has found.
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U.S. Republican leaders seek votes for healthcare bill

Reuters Health News - April 27, 2017 - 6:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prospects for U.S. House passage of a healthcare system overhaul before President Donald Trump's 100th day in office dimmed on Thursday as Republicans struggled to find the needed votes, lawmakers and aides said.
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Biomarin sets high price for rare pediatric brain disease drug

Reuters Health News - April 27, 2017 - 5:04pm
(Reuters) - Biomarin Pharmaceuticals Inc said the annual price for its drug, which won U.S. approval on Thursday, to treat a rare and fatal type of pediatric brain disease is expected to be $486,000 after mandatory government discounts and rebates.
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Taking the stairs may boost energy more than drinking a soda

Reuters Health News - April 27, 2017 - 4:17pm
(Reuters Health) - For young women running on little sleep, 10 minutes of stair walking increased energy more than the amount of caffeine in a soda or half a cup of coffee, according to a small study.
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Slain trooper's young sons in court as killer gets death

Pharma news - April 27, 2017 - 4:05pm

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he should receive a lethal injection for the ambush at a state police barracks.


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Body of missing Joliet toddler found in mother's home

Pharma news - April 27, 2017 - 3:36pm

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The body of a 1½-year-old girl was found at a "deplorable" northern Illinois home that she and her mother shared with squatters after her mother reluctantly allowed detectives inside to search and a day after she reported her daughter missing, authorities said Thursday.


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Going to college may increase risk of marijuana use

Reuters Health News - April 27, 2017 - 3:22pm
(Reuters Health) - College is increasingly a gateway for young adults in the U.S. to begin using marijuana and the risk keeps growing the more “normalized” pot use becomes, researchers say.
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Can puppies protect babies from allergies and obesity?

Reuters Health News - April 27, 2017 - 3:19pm
Reuters Health) - Exposing babies to puppies and other furry pets might help them accumulate two types of bacteria in their gut that are associated with a lower risk of allergies and obesity, a Canadian study suggests.
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Mom lets daughter's school know her 10-year-old is 'done' with homework

Pharma news - April 27, 2017 - 3:17pm

Making tough calls for your children is a vital aspect of parenting. One brave mother stepped up to the parenting plate for her child, sharing an email she sent to her daughter's school explaining that her 10 year old is "done with homework" because of the undue stress it causes. SEE ALSO: Instead of telling women who might get pregnant they can't drink, study suggests trusting them Bunmi Laditan, a mom blogger in Quebec, explained on Facebook that she told her daughter's school that her child would be "drastically reducing" the homework she'd be completing, but that she "was trying to be polite because [her daughter is] finished." “I just sent an email to her school letting her know she’s all done,” the mother wrote. "Over the past four years I've noticed her getting more and more stressed when it comes to school," the troubled mother wrote, "And by stressed I mean chest pains, waking up early, and dreading school in general." Laditan explained that her daughter often does homework until 6:30 p.m., with little to no time to relax after dinner. “Is family time not important?” she wrote, “Is time spent just being a child relaxing at home not important? Or should she become some kind of junior workaholic at 10 years old?" “Children need downtime after school the same way adults need downtime after work. They need to play with their siblings," she continued. Laditan later commented on her own post to further explain her point of view. Image: bunmi laditan/facebookThe mother clarified that she wasn’t blaming her daughter’s "incredible" teachers, and that she simply feels the system isn’t working for her child. “I can’t watch her unravel anymore and be filled with so much stress at age 10,” she explained. Parents, teachers, and even therapists sounded off in the post's comment section in support of Laditan, relating similar experiences with children in their own lives. Image: kim tang/facebook Image: Katie chavarria/facebook Image: Erin avirett/facebook Image: jamie ellam davis/facebookSeems like this mom might be on to something. WATCH: This NYU student went undercover as a worker in a Chinese iPhone factory


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Samsung just confirmed the Galaxy Note 8 is coming this year

Pharma news - April 27, 2017 - 2:58pm

In case you were wondering whether Samsung will launch a new Galaxy Note model this year, you can rest assured that it’s happening. At least, Samsung just confirmed that a high-end smartphone is planned for the second half of the year, and that can only be Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung previewed the year ahead in a press release announcing its financial results for the first quarter of the year, saying that it plans to “successfully” launch “a new flagship smartphone in the second half.”

As for the year ahead, Samsung anticipates market demand in smartphones to slightly increase with solid replacement demand growth in the mid- to high-end segment.

However, competition is expected to intensify with newly launched smartphones in the market. The company will aim to improve performance YoY by maximizing sales of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and successfully launching a new flagship smartphone in the second half. In addition, the company will maintain profitability in the mid- to low-end segment.

Samsung may have not named the Galaxy Note 8 specifically in its press release, but fans already know that a new Galaxy Note arrives each year in August or September.

After all, there’s no other flagship that Samsung would want to successfully launch in the coming months, a flagship that would have a meaningful impact on its future earnings.

There are rumors that say a foldable Galaxy X may be unveiled this year, but most reports claim that Samsung will conduct a limited trial run at best to test the market.

Finally, it's worth remembering that Samsung’s mobile chief DJ Koh already confirmed in early 2017 that he planned to bring a better, safer, and very innovative Galaxy Note 8 to market this year, quenching rumors that Samsung was looking to kill the Galaxy Note brand following the recall of the Galaxy Note 7.


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FDA approves Bayer's Stivarga to treat most common liver cancer

Reuters Health News - April 27, 2017 - 2:57pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it has approved Bayer AG's drug Stivarga to treat liver cancer, the first such approval in nearly a decade.
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Please let this iPhone wireless charging feature actually exist

Pharma news - April 27, 2017 - 2:16pm

It may not happen with this year’s iPhone 8, but Apple dreams of charging its future products with the help of conventional Wi-Fi routers or even other Apple products. The technology would not only offer a way for various devices to potentially be used as wireless chargers but would also fix the most annoying thing about wireless charging nowadays: You still have to place a device in the proximity of a charging mat or device.

Early iPhone 8 rumors suggested the iPhone will feature wireless charging powers unlike anything currently seen on mobile devices. That’s long-range wireless charging support that would allow an iPhone owner to keep using a device while the battery would recharge wirelessly. Multiple reports have shot down that rumor, and more recent leaks do not mention anything about long-range support, although the iPhone 8 is still expected to feature wireless charging.

The US Patent & Trademark Office, meanwhile, published on Thursday an Apple patent application titled Wireless Charging and Communications Systems With Dual-Frequency Patch Antennas that describes antenna technology that would support simultaneous wireless charging and Wi-Fi support on a device.

First discovered by Apple Insider, the patent doesn’t specifically mention the iPhone, iPad, or MacBook. And the drawings do not show anything resembling any of these devices. But the patent’s wording indicates that the wireless charging technology described herein can apply to a variety of Apple gadgets, not just the iPhone.

Apple's choice of words practically covers any device currently made by Apple, but also future gadgets that are yet to be unveiled:

Device 10A and/or device 10B may be a computing device such as a laptop computer, a computer monitor containing an embedded computer, a tablet computer, a cellular telephone, a media player, or other handheld or portable electronic device, a smaller device such as a wrist-watch device, a pendant device, a headphone or earpiece device, a device embedded in eyeglasses or other equipment worn on a user's head, or other wearable or miniature device, a television, a computer display that does not contain an embedded computer, a gaming device, a navigation device, an embedded system such as a system in which electronic equipment with a display is mounted in a kiosk or automobile, equipment that implements the functionality of two or more of these devices, or other electronic equipment.

What’s interesting about this type of ambiguous language is that it also seem to indicate that Apple may be thinking about peer-to-peer wireless charging. For example, a MacBook connected to a power source might recharge an iPhone in the future. The technology might even allow iPhone owners to share battery power in the future.

The patent explains that the devices may communicate wirelessly over Wi-Fi or cellular connection and that the same frequencies used for getting online or connecting to a carrier’s network might also be used for wirelessly charging a battery or providing energy to a device.

The patent describes dual-frequency dual-polarization patch antennas that “may be used in beam steering arrays” and which may be used for “wireless power transfer at microwave frequencies or other frequencies and may be used to support millimeter wave communications.”

What’s interesting about these patch antennas is that they would be flat components placed over a flat metal surface inside a device. Earlier this week, a leaked iPhone 8 schematic showed what seemed to be the location of the phone’s future wireless charging coil — see that big patch under the Apple logo in the image above?

Again, there’s nothing to suggest the iPhone 8 will sport such wireless charging tech. Even if the iPhone 8 would support it, you’d still need a second device to sport the same time of hardware so that long-range wireless charging would actually work.


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Sheryl Sandberg's mother-in-law stuns her by encouraging her to remarry

Pharma news - April 27, 2017 - 1:22pm

While Sheryl Sandberg and her mother-in-law, Paula Goldberg, were cleaning out Dave Goldberg’s closet after he passed away, Goldberg said something that stunned Sandberg. "You are not only going to live, but you are going to get remarried one day — and I am going to be there to celebrate with you," she said.


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The Accord V6 Coupe Is the Last Real American Muscle Car

Pharma news - April 27, 2017 - 1:15pm

This is not a joke.


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The BMW M550d xDrive Touring Is the Quad-Turbo Diesel Wagon of Your Dreams

Pharma news - April 27, 2017 - 1:15pm

And no, it's probably not coming to America.


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For Sale: 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR, Never Driven

Pharma news - April 27, 2017 - 1:15pm

The race-ready 911 RSR is one of the rarest 964 variants in existence. This example has only driven six miles since new.


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Bristol-Myers' cancer drug Opdivo fuels Wall Street beat

Reuters Health News - April 27, 2017 - 12:39pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Strong growth from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's Opdivo and Yervoy cancer immunotherapies drove the company's first-quarter results past analysts' expectations and relieved some anxiety about increasing competition for the drugs.
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