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    Jonathan Brower is the owner of Waldo Vapes in Kansas City, Mo., which sells some high-end vaping products. (David Pulliam/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)
    Technology Can’t Replace Smarts

    Years ago, I heard a standup comic read aloud the directions on a bottle of shampoo: Shampoo. Rinse. Repeat. And then he asked a question that all of us, at some point in our lives, should have thought to ask: “Why do they put directions on shampoo? I mean, if you don’t know how to […]

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    Accenture, 1QBit partner for drug discovery through quantum computing

    Accenture has partnered with quantum software startup 1QBit to develop a quantum-enabled molecular comparison application for US multinational biotechnology firm Biogen. The application is expected to improve advanced molecular design to speed up drug discovery for complex neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. Researchers at Accenture Labs worked with 1QBit to create […]

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    Does Eating French Fries Really Double Your Early Death Risk?

    French fries are in the news. Err, sorry, “fried potatoes.” And apparently, they’re deadly—really deadly. Or at least that’s what the headlines are blaring across the Internet today. Here’s a sampling of how the media is covering the story, which is currently sitting near the top spot on Google News’ health section: “Put the french […]

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    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 13:  Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Nick Lyon testifies during a hearing before the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee and Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee April 13, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The subcommittees held a hearing on "Flint Water Crisis: Impacts and Lessons Learned."  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Michigan’s Health Chief Charged With Manslaughter for the Flint Water Crisis

    Nick Lyon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes related to his actions during the Flint water crisis. Lyon is now the highest-ranking Michigan official to be charged as part of an ongoing Michigan Attorney General investigation into the lead-contaminated water crisis, […]

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    FDA Delays Revamped Nutrition Facts Panel

    NEW YORK (AP) — A revamped nutrition facts panel designed to make it easier for Americans to see how many calories and added sugars are in packaged foods and drinks is being delayed. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it plans to push back the deadline for a rule requiring food companies to use […]

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    An employee of the US drone compagny Matternet shows a drone carrying a mail box of Swiss Post on July 7, 2015 at the airport of Bellechasse, western Switzerland during a press conference. Swiss Post started a series of test for parcel delivery by drone in the alpine country that has many isolated villages in valleys surrounded by mountains.  AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
    How Drones Could Become the New Ambulances for Heart Attack Patients

    Time is one of the most daunting hurdles for health care professionals rushing emergency treatment to a heart attack patient who isn’t near a hospital. But a team of researchers thinks drones could one day become a high-tech and convenient solution to the problem. A team of scientists from the Center for Resuscitation Science at […]

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    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 07:  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a news conference at the Capitol April 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Senate has voted to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    The Shame of the Senate

    “It is the policy of this state that the deliberative process of governmental bodies shall be open to the public during meetings.” So begins Section 36-25A-1 of the Alabama code. South Carolina’s General Assembly has determined “that it is vital in a democratic society that public business be performed in an open and public manner […]

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    Following the Pills: Inside the Government’s Investigation of McKesson

    On a brisk morning in March 2013, dozens of DEA agents descended upon a warehouse in Aurora, Colo. This was not your typical drug bust—the breaking up of a meth lab or some seedy way station in the illicit drug trade. The facility where the investigators had assembled that morning, brandishing an Administrative Inspection Warrant, […]

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    Mylan NV EpiPen 2-Pak medication sits on a table inside a pharmacy in Provo, Utah, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. A Nov. 2015 forecast from health data firm IMS Health expects global sales of brand and generic prescription drugs, and nonprescription medicines, to total $1.4 trillion in 2020. Photographer: George Frey/Bloomberg via Getty Images
    Mylan Shareholders Are Being Advised to Vote Against Board Members and Executive Pay Packages

    Influential proxy firm ISS on Monday turned up the heat on Mylan (MYL, -2.85%), advising its institutional clients to voice their dissatisfaction with the generic drugmaker’s board of directors and its chairman’s pay package at its June 22 shareholder meeting. ISS’s urged votes against 10 board members and executive pay packages, recommendations that come after […]