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3 companies pay California $70 million for delaying drugs

3 companies pay California $70 million for delaying drugs

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Three pharmaceutical companies have to pay California nearly $70 million to settle allegations that they delayed drugs to keep prices high, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Monday. The bulk of the money will come from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and its affiliates for paying to delay a generic narcolepsy drug, Provigil, from entering the market for nearly six years. Teva is paying $69 million, which Becerra says is the largest pay-for-delay settlement received by any state. The second, $760,000 settlement is with Teva, Endo Pharmaceuticals and Teikoku Pharma USA over keeping a genetic alternative to the pain patch Lidoderm from entering the market for nearly two years. Teva said it is paying $200,000 to cover the state’s legal costs after settling similar
Intake of nuts can improve sexual functions: Study

Intake of nuts can improve sexual functions: Study

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If a new study is something to go by, consuming as little as 60 grams nuts a day can improve sexual functions. According to media reports, researchers carried on the first nutritional intervention study with healthy participants of reproductive age in order to determine if regular consumption of nuts has any effect on sexual functions. The findings showed that adding walnuts, hazelnuts, and almonds to an unhealthy western diet can improve sexual desire and orgasm quality. The study was published in the journal ‘Nutrients’.
How to keep eyes healthy

How to keep eyes healthy

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Our eyes are a crucial a part of your health. There are several belongings you will do to stay them healthy and check that you’re seeing your best. Follow these easy steps for maintaining healthy eyes well into your time of life. 1. Give you eyes a rest. 2. Clean your hands and your contact lenses properly. 3. Practice geographical point of eye safety. 4. Be cool and wear your shades. 5. Quit smoking or ne’er begin. 6. Wear protecting eyewear. 7. Maintain a healthy weight. 8. Eat right to safeguard your sight. 9. Know your family’s eye health history. 10. Have a comprehensive expanded eye test.
3 companies pay California $70 million for delaying drugs

3 companies pay California $70 million for delaying drugs

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Three pharmaceutical companies have to pay California nearly $70 million to settle allegations that they delayed drugs to keep prices high, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Monday. The bulk of the money will come from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and its affiliates for paying to delay a generic narcolepsy drug, Provigil, from entering the market for nearly six years. Teva is paying $69 million, which Becerra says is the largest pay-for-delay settlement received by any state. The second, $760,000 settlement is with Teva, Endo Pharmaceuticals and Teikoku Pharma USA over keeping a genetic alternative to the pain patch Lidoderm from entering the market for nearly two years. Teva said it is paying $200,000 to cover the state’s legal costs after settling similar
Tired of period cramps? Hit treadmill

Tired of period cramps? Hit treadmill

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WASHINGTON D.C.: Tired of period cramps? You might want to hit the treadmill. According to a recent study, a treadmill exercise regime can reduce period pain and improve long-term quality of life. As part of the study, researchers conducted a trial over a seven-month period to see how treadmill exercise benefited women suffering from primary dysmenorrhea, commonly known as period pain. Women aged between 18 and 43 were asked to take part in a supervised aerobic training regime three times a week for four weeks, beginning the day after the end of their menstrual period, followed by an unsupervised home exercise for six months. Their results were compared with a control group, who carried out their usual regimes. The study found that the women who took part in the supervised exercis...
Sports centres in Scotland ban energy drinks for children

Sports centres in Scotland ban energy drinks for children

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As many as 1300 sports and leisure centers in Scotland have banned the sale of energy drinks to children under the age of 16. . Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick welcomed the “leadership” they had shown in announcing the ban. The drinks, which can also have high levels of sugar, have been linked to health problems in children. The World Health Organization has published research suggesting an association with headaches, sleep problems, irritability and tiredness.
1 among 4 Japanese adults in their 20s and 30s is virgin: Study

1 among 4 Japanese adults in their 20s and 30s is virgin: Study

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HONG KONG: Japanese adults have their first heterosexual sexual experiences later than their counterparts in the United States and the UK, according to a new study. Public health experts at the University of Tokyo found that sexual inexperience was on the rise in the country, with the percentage of women aged 18 to 39 who’d never had sex rising to 24.6% in 2015 from 21.7% in 1992. The change was greater for men of the same age, with 25.8% virgins in 2015, up from 20% in 1992. “Sexual inexperience has become a national concern in Japan, but previous reports did not examine the trend across different age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds,” said Peter Ueda, a public health researcher at the University of Tokyo and an author of the study, published Monday. By comparison, surveys
Taiwan — First place in Asia to recognize same sex marriage

Taiwan — First place in Asia to recognize same sex marriage

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TAIPEI: Same-Sex couples in Taiwan have begun to legally marry from today on. Just a week before, Taiwan parliament legalized the same-sex marriage. Taiwan is now the first place in Asia to recognize same sex marriage. Same-sex couples in Taiwan began signing up at marriage registration offices from early in morning today around Taipei. It is turning point for entire Asia as countries like Indonesia and Malaysia have resisted the attempt of same-sex marriage and LGBTQ rights. China is watching the event with mixed feelings because the space for LGBTQ activism is contracting there. LGBTQ people in Asia face persistent discrimination and prejudices from both the government and public. LGBTQ activists raise their voice for enjoying rights, such as the ability to jointly adopt childre...
HIV outbreak in Pakistan

HIV outbreak in Pakistan

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RATODERO: ‘In the past two months, 681 people including 537 children aged 2 to 12 years are infected with HIV’ says the CNN quoting the Pakistani government. The rural village of Allah Dino Seelro appears to have HIV-AIDS infection to epidemic proportion. Ratodero, a district of 330,000 in Pakistan’s southeast Sindh province has been put on high alert by Pakistani authority as infection can spread to other parts of the country. Naseem Salahuddin, the head of the infectious disease department at the Indus Hospital in Karachi in southern Pakistan holds use of ‘unsafe needles’ responsible for HIV infection. Ratdodero is only witnessing more numbers of HIV infected people but other parts in Pakistan are also infected, says Salahuddin. A Research published in 2005 found the trend of ov
5 ways to boost your confidence

5 ways to boost your confidence

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A person with self-confidence generally likes themselves, is willing to take risks to achieve their personal and professional goals, and thinks positively about the future. Someone who lacks self-confidence, however, is less likely to feel that they can achieve their goals, and tends to have a negative perspective about themselves and what they hope to gain in life. Make a fearless inventory of what you have to offer Ask people to share — in writing — what they appreciate and admire about you Step back and remember who you were before this Understand how you may have co-created the devastating blow you experienced Connect with people who adore you (Agencies)