GSK melanoma pill backed by UK cost watchdog with price cut

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s healthcare cost agency NICE has recommended a third new drug for melanoma, this time from GlaxoSmithKline, after the drugmaker offered to supply it at a discount to the state-run National Health Service. GSK currently markets Tafinlar but the product will soon transfer to Novartis under a deal between the two companies[...]

Polyethylene found in Crest toothpaste prompts changes – WISH

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Consumers can expect changes to the Crest toothpastes on store shelves nationwide. 24-Hour News 8 took a look at what that means for the tube already in medicine cabinets across the county. Trish Walraven a Dental Hygienist wanted people to take a good look at the blue specks in their toothpaste. Walraven[...]

Using technology to educate our children during Ebola outbreak

Can the use of basic technology such as television, radio, and possibly internet access, be a useful tool in educating particularly Sierra Leonean children during this Ebola crisis? What is the relative role of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in keeping our children engaged as they witness the deadly and destructive pathway of[...]

New Ad Campaign Aims To Keep Pot Newbies From Suffering Maureen Dowd’s …

Back in June I wrote about possible reasons why New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd had a nightmarish experience with a marijuana-laced candy bar. In her column she recounted legally purchasing the edible while visiting Denver and, lacking instructions on the best way to consume it (i.e. not all at once), gobbled it down in her[...]

CDC releases Ebola checklist, local hospitals prepare

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – On the heels of President Obama’s announcement of a major plan to step up U.S. efforts to mitigate the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the CDC released a checklist to ensure U.S. hospitals, big and small, are prepared in case the disease hits home. “There really isn’t a significant risk, but[...]

  • September 18, 2014
  • Tech

Yelp, TinyCo to settle US charges of improperly collecting kids’ data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The popular online review site Yelp (YELP.N) and mobile app developer TinyCo have agreed to settle separate charges that they improperly collected children’s information online, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. Under the terms of the settlements, Yelp will pay a $450,000 civil penalty while privately held TinyCo will pay[...]

Boffins discover colossal black hole within tiny dwarf galaxy

Astronomers have just discovered the smallest known galaxy that harbors a huge, supermassive black hole at its core. The relatively nearby dwarf galaxy may house a supermassive black hole at its heart equal in mass to about 21 million suns. The discovery suggests that supermassive black holes may be far more common than previously thought. A supermassive[...]

Red Band Society Stars Octavia Spencer and Dave Annable on Looking for Life …

Christopher Polk/FOX/FOX Collection/Getty Images Don’t be fooled by basic premise: Fox’s Red Band Society isn’t your typical teen drama, nor is it your typical medical show. Hailing from writer and executive producer Margaret Nagle and executive producer Steven Spielberg, Red Band Society stars The Help‘s Oscar winner Octavia Spencer as Nurse Jackson—sometimes referred to as[...]

Why is the US nervous about Scottish independence vote?

Washington (CNN) — Faced with the prospective divorce of its closest friend, the United States is following the advice column carefully: don’t take sides, keep your opinions to yourself, and avoid getting dragged into the fray. The complicating factor in this potential split? One side has a nuclear arsenal. Who gets custody of that? Thursday’s[...]

  • September 18, 2014
  • World

Rob Ford has aggressive cancer, to begin chemotherapy soon

(CNN) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford soon will begin chemotherapy to treat an aggressive cancer, a doctor at Mount Sinai Hospital in the city said Wednesday. Dr. Zane Cohen said Ford has a malignant liposarcoma, and a second biopsy on his tumor shows it is aggressive. Ford, who recently announced he will not run for[...]