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'Pill mill' doctor who prescribed millions of opioids released on bail


He called the volume of pills Kraynak is alleged to have prescribed "staggering". The five charges of causing the patients' deaths each carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years, if Kraynak is convicted. "We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic ", he said. According to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, there have been 120 opioid-related charges filed since the beginning of the year. Read More »

Investors Buy Valero Energy (VLO) on Weakness

The institutional investor held 20,301 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.56 million, down from 48,102 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Skyline Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership has 281,300 shares for 1.66% of their portfolio. Another trade for 1,862 shares valued at $136,854 was made by Swett Christian R on Wednesday, December 13. Read More »

Hormonal Male Contraceptive to Enter Clinical Trial


Clinical testing is set to begin in April as the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will conduct the largest US effort to test a hormonal birth control for men. "It's just remembering to use it every day", Diana Blithe, program director for contraception development at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, told MIT Technology Review . Read More »

Eating fish might make you smarter, new study suggests


For the study , the researchers asked 541 school children aged between nine and 11 to fill in surveys about how much fish they ate, and then measure their IQ. Study leader Professor Jennifer Pinto-Martin said: "Introducing the taste early makes it more palatable". Now, a new study in Scientific Reports found linkage of the three factors in a group of Chinese children: the intake of omega-3s, resulting in improved sleep , which in turn produced better brain performance. Read More »

Why did Myanmar arrest two Reuters journalists?


The two Reuters journalists, who were detained in Myanmar on December 12 have appeared in court and been remanded in custody, a police spokesman said on Thursday. The US-based Committee to Protect Journalists has included Myanmar in its list of the ten most censored countries in the world. "These arrests come amid a widening crackdown which is having a grave impact on the ability of journalists to cover a story of vital global importance", the group's Southeast Asia representative Shawn ... Read More »

BHP Billiton Limited (BHP), United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)

The original version of this article can be viewed at Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on shares of United Parcel Service from $103.00 to $112.00 and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Read More »

Sensex, Nifty jump at the start on Asian optimism


Mumbai :The key indices of the Indian equity markets traded on a higher note during the mid-afternoon session on Friday lifted by positive global cues and healthy buying in auto, IT and banking stocks. On a closing basis, the S&P BSE mid-cap index was up by 0.11 per cent and the small-cap index by 0.58 per cent. Sector-wise, the S&P BSE capital goods index rose by 176.19 points, IT index by 144.29 points and auto index by 115.40 points. Read More »

Karnataka HC slams government over Sunny Leone event cancellation


The Karanataka police too refused to give the organizers required permissions and security cover for the event. If they do not get permission, the organisers are likely to move the court again after December 25. The court immediately questioned the government advocate as to whether a decision was taken on the application submitted by the petitioner, and whether there is any truth that 40-45 permissions have already been granted to clubs to host similar events. Read More »

Legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg dies at 82


Enberg was connected to Indiana having earned his masters and doctorate from Indiana University. His career spanned 60 years and several sports on numerous radio and television stations. Enberg worked for ESPN, CBS and NBC , as that network's No. 1 National Football League voice with analyst Merlin Olsen during the 1980s while also serving as host for tennis coverage from Wimbledon. Read More »

Khloé Kardashian Announces Pregnancy, Shares Holiday Sneaker Gift

Sister Khloe just announced her pregnancy yesterday, and apparently her older sis has been giving her some pointers on motherhood. "Thank you for making me so happy my love!" The same source added: "The whole family is especially happy for Khloe's pregnancy, and thinks that this is going to be her best year yet". Read More »

Hard Facts About Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGYP)

Are Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc . The High end of the forecast is $-0.18 per share, while the Low end is $-0.21 per share. Synergy Pharmaceuticals reported earnings of ($0.31) per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 29%. Read More »

Funding 'not enough' to cover policing costs


Together, this will mean force budgets will rise by up to £270 million nationally, according to the Home Office. And the counter terrorism budget will be up by 7% - with a £50m increase to at least £757m. But in November, Ms Rudd urged force leaders to focus on cutting crime instead of lobbying for more money. "Whether it is your local force or counter-terrorism capabilities, this is a comprehensive settlement to strengthen the police now and make forces fit for the future". Read More »

Scientists say which fruit can help smokers cure their lungs


Eating more than two tomatoes a day can help the slower rate of natural lung function decline in adults, scientists said Thursday. The study is one of the longest ever conducted analyzing the impact of fruits and vegetables on human health, and unlike previous studies, where many participants had pre-existing conditions, the research was based on a sample representative of the general population. Read More »

Glenview Capital Management LLC Sells 1191797 Shares of AbbVie Inc (ABBV)

It has outperformed by 40.20% the S&P500. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc sold 55,132 shares as the company's stock rose 6.17% with the market. SunTrust Banks restated a "buy" rating and issued a $95.00 target price on shares of AbbVie in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. BMO Capital Markets maintained AbbVie Inc. Read More »

Apache Corp (APA) Stake Has Lifted by Cwm Llc

Beaconlight Cap Ltd Llc has invested 1.73% in Parsley Energy, Inc. Company insiders own 0.48% of the company's stock. Currently, 380.46 million total shares are owned by the public and among those 380.35 million shares have been available to trade. Read More »

Pennsylvania table gaming revenues up 2.84%


Prudential Financial Inc reported 0.01% in Penn National Gaming, Inc . (NASDAQ: PENN ) news were published by: which released: "Casino merger: Penn National and Pinnacle Entertainment strike deal" on December 18, 2017, also with their article: " Penn National Gaming to buy Pinnacle Entertainment in a $2.8 billion deal" published on December 18, 2017, published : "Merger could affect four of six St. Read More »

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen hit one million


As of late September, cholera had killed more than 2,200 people in Yemen, according to United Nations figures. The Saudi-led military coalition, which has been fighting the Houthi rebels since March 2015 to support the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, has blocked land, sea and air access to Yemen after Saudi Arabia intercepted a missile launched by the Houthis toward the Saudi capital of Riyadh on November 4. Read More »

Woman, 26, gives birth to baby from embryo frozen for 24 years


Oddly enough, this means that Tina was conceived just a year and a half after the daughter she just gave birth to. Before the donated embryo was transferred into her uterus at the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC ) in Knoxville, it had been cryopreserved for more than 24 years, according to an NEDC news release. Read More »

CRISPR prevents hearing loss in mice


Since the investigation was performed in mice, the suggestions for treating people are as yet vague. " David Liu's work is a wonderful development in a growing trend that after all these years of trying we have been able to do something clinically meaningful about disease-causing or disease-predisposing changes in the genome", says Fyodor Urnov, associate director of the Altius Institute in Seattle, Washington and a pioneer in gene editing who wrote a commentary that accompanies the study, ... Read More »

Cold and Flu Season Takes Nasty Turn In Bloomington-Normal


This might mean employers considering more flexible sick-time policies so that employees can stay home without losing wages. "The flu is considered contagious". Limiting the spread of flu helps the entire community, including employers. The Centers for Disease Control continues to recommend an annual flu vaccine for all people ages six months and older. Read More »

Dogs are at peak risk of chocolate poisoning during Christmas season


The study was published December 20 in the journal Vet Record . The latest study sought to look examine whether canine illness due to chocolate consumption was more common certain times of year, using data from 229 veterinary practices in 500 premises across the United Kingdom, collected with owners' consent between November 2012 and May 2017. Read More »

Eni and Shell on trial in Italy over Nigeria 'corruption'

In February this year, Italian prosecutors asked for Eni, Shell, Descalzi, and ten others to stand trial over charges of alleged worldwide corruption over alleged payment of US$1.3 billion in bribes to the former Nigerian government in 2011, for which Eni and Shell allegedly secured exclusive rights to develop the oil block OPL-245 offshore Nigeria. Read More »

Kohl's Corporation (KSS) Stocks Showing Pleasant Sentiment- Telefonica, SA (TEF)

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since December 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 159.57% the S&P500. Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q2 2017. However, applying moving-average strategies in conjunction with portfolio diversification and prudent money management may reduce one's risk substantially. Read More »

Model Who Lost Leg Due to Tampon: I'll Lose the Other


She can't wet her foot either due to the open ulcer. Wasser also can not wet her foot due to the open ulcer - something that is hard for the California-born model. However, the damage was done to her legs from gangrene and doctors needed to amputate. The leg she fought to save has "an open ulcer, no heel, and no toes". Read More »

IPL mega auction on January 27 and 28


Hindustan Times were the first to report on Saturday that the IPL auction dates will be advanced this time. "Since Bengaluru has been hosting all previous auctions, that was the choice of franchises", India Today quoted a senior BCCI official as saying. Read More »

Coast Guard crew returns to Key West with large drug haul


During the Coast Guard's search, the crew noticed a sea turtle caught in the midst of multiple drugs packages string together, which they later identified as cocaine. According to the Coast Guard, more than 75-feet of line was found in the debris field along with more than 1,800 pounds of cocaine. Martillo is a long-running worldwide effort to fight the cartels that ship cocaine between Columbia and Central America. Read More »

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) And Insider Trading Activity

It has underperformed by 39.89% the S&P500. Ameriprise Financial Inc increased its stake in Papa John's Intl Inc (PZZA) by 55.35% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. The leverage ratio can measure how much of a company's capital comes from debt. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 4 of analysts who cover SGRY having a buy-equivalent rating. Read More »

NIH Lifts Ban On Research That Could Make Deadly Viruses Even Worse


The so-called "gain-of-function" experiments involve genetically altering viruses including bird flu , SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), and MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) to make them more transmissible and pathogenic, in order to study the kinds of genetic changes that can make a disease more transmissible from person to person. Read More »