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Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior'

Pharma news - February 21, 2018 - 6:57pm

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of inappropriate behavior.

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Study seeks to end antidepressant debate: the drugs do work

Reuters Health News - February 21, 2018 - 6:35pm
LONDON (Reuters) - A vast research study that sought to settle a long-standing debate about whether or not anti-depressant drugs really work has found they are indeed effective in relieving acute depression in adults.
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Twitter sets crackdown on automated 'bot' accounts

Pharma news - February 21, 2018 - 6:30pm

Twitter announced Wednesday a crackdown on accounts powered by software "bots" which can artificially amplify a person or cause and which have been accused of manipulating the social network during the 2016 US election. The San Francisco messaging platform said the move was intended to rid the service of spam-spewing automated accounts, and not aimed at people using the service according to the rules. "These changes are an important step in ensuring we stay ahead of malicious activity targeting the crucial conversations taking place on Twitter -- including elections in the United States and around the world," Twitter developer policy lead Yoel Roth said in a blog post.

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Crews to leave Puerto Rico as $750M Fluor contract nears end

Pharma news - February 21, 2018 - 6:25pm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Crews who are helping restore power in Puerto Rico as part of a $750 million federal contract will leave the U.S. territory soon as nearly a quarter of a million customers remain in the dark more than five months after Hurricane Maria, officials said Wednesday.

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Miami Heat To Wear Patches In Honor Of Parkland Shooting Victims

Pharma news - February 21, 2018 - 6:21pm

The Miami Heat plan to unveil new patches they will wear in honor of the victims of last week’s deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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Eating carbs not linked to risk for PMS

Reuters Health News - February 21, 2018 - 6:04pm
(Reuters Health) - The amount of foods containing sugars or other carbohydrates that a woman eats has nothing to do with the likelihood she will start experiencing premenstrual syndrome (PMS), researchers say.
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Mesoblast stem cell therapy meets goal of pediatric Graft vs. Host study

Reuters Health News - February 21, 2018 - 6:03pm
(Reuters) - Nearly 70 percent of children with potentially fatal acute Graft Versus Host Disease responded to treatment with an experimental stem cell therapy from Mesoblast Ltd, meeting the primary goal of a late-stage U.S. trial, the Australian company announced on Wednesday.
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'Black Panther' Is Breaking An Insane Number Of Box Office Records

Pharma news - February 21, 2018 - 5:57pm

The King of Wakanda is still conquering the box office.

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GOP Congresswoman Claims Many Mass Shooters 'End Up Being Democrats'

Pharma news - February 21, 2018 - 5:54pm

WASHINGTON ― Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) claimed that people who commit mass shootings are often Democrats during a Wednesday discussion about the Florida school shooting.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's running commentary on Russia probe

Pharma news - February 21, 2018 - 5:43pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — By its nature, the special counsel investigation of Russian activities in the U.S. election is casting a wide net in its search for malfeasance. At the same time, it's not a leaky enterprise — little is coming to light except what the prosecutor, Robert Mueller wants out.

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Police: Officer shot, killed intervening in domestic dispute

Pharma news - February 21, 2018 - 5:34pm

BRANDYWINE, Md. (AP) — An off-duty police officer who answered a neighbor's request for help in a domestic dispute was shot and killed Wednesday in Maryland, officials said.

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The Latest: Sweden, Kuwait call for UN vote on Syria

Pharma news - February 21, 2018 - 5:30pm

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian civil war (all times local):

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Aspirin just as good as Xarelto for preventing clots after hip, knee surgery

Reuters Health News - February 21, 2018 - 5:10pm
(Reuters Health) - The expensive anti-clotting drug Xarelto is no better than common aspirin when it comes to preventing painful and potentially-deadly clots in people who have just had total hip or total knee replacement surgery, according to a new Canadian study.
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Models Carried Their Own Severed Heads At Gucci's Nightmarish Milan Fashion Show

Pharma news - February 21, 2018 - 5:03pm

Things got extra freaky at Gucci’s Milan Fashion Week show on Wednesday when designer Alessandro Michele sent models down the runway carrying replicas of their own heads.

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Mississippi Town Rejects 'Historic' LGBTQ Pride Parade Despite Local Support

Pharma news - February 21, 2018 - 4:37pm

Local leaders in Starkville, Mississippi, denied a request to host what would have been the town’s first gay pride parade.

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Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

Pharma news - February 21, 2018 - 4:37pm

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting.

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Raj Nair Leaves Ford Over "Inappropriate Behavior"

Pharma news - February 21, 2018 - 4:35pm

The man behind the return of the Ford GT departs after an internal investigation into unspecified complaints.

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French government unveils tough measures for asylum-seekers

Pharma news - February 21, 2018 - 4:31pm

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government on Wednesday presented a bill to enforce tougher immigration rules, decried by human rights organizations as repressive toward asylum-seekers.

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Harley-Davidson Releases Two Fancy New Sportsters

Pharma news - February 21, 2018 - 4:01pm

Harley-Davidson Releases Two Fancy New Sportsters With some new graphics and a handful of bolt-on goodies, Harley doubles down in the factory customs market. The modification-friendly and custom-inspired market has been making a lot of motorcycle companies a

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Supreme Court forbids seizure of ancient Persian artifacts

Pharma news - February 21, 2018 - 4:01pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Americans injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million court judgment against Iran, which they had accused of complicity in the attack. The justices, in an 8-0 ruling, upheld a lower court's decision in favor of Iran that had prevented the plaintiffs from collecting on the judgment, which Tehran has not paid, by obtaining antiquities held at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute.

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