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Two New Anti-Cholesterol Drugs are priced higher and out of reach of most patients: Report

Two New Anti-Cholesterol Drugs are priced higher and out of reach of most patients

High price of two new anti-cholesterol drugs is limiting the benefits patients may get from them, a draft report released Wednesday by a US nonprofit examining drug cost-effectiveness revealed.

Both of the new drugs, Regeneron from French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, and Repatha from California-based Amgen, target the enzyme, PCSK9, which, when inhibited, can lead to reduced LDL-cholesterol.

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Levels of soot on rise in San Joaquin Valley’s air

Levels of soot on rise in San Joaquin Valley’s air

Due to California’s largest fire, the air quality in the San Joaquin Valley has dropped significantly. Now, it is common to see the region’s air having gray-brown dust. Owing to the fire, public health is at risk and even quality of life is at the suffering end.

Residents of the region have shared that the conditions are getting worse, as the temperature is going beyond 100 degrees, dry bushes everywhere and bad air to breathe air. It is considered similar conditions prevail throughout the Western states, where record number of fires is taking place.

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Autism different in boys and girls, says study

Autism different in boys and girls, says study

It has been reported in a new study that brain differences between boys and girls could reveal why autism behavior is different in them. The study has been published in the journal Molecular Autism on September 3.

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Minnesota Woman falls sick after eating cucumbers linked to salmonella; files lawsuit

Minnesota Woman fell sick after eating cucumbers laced with salmonella; files lawsuit

On Monday, a lawsuit was filed by a Minnesota woman who fell sick after eating cucumbers that may have contained salmonella against a California company. On August 14, Kathleen Dvergsten became quite ill and was in hospital for nearly a week.

Dvergsten shared that she is suing Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce, Inc. On Friday, the company has voluntary recalled ‘Limited Edition’ brand cucumbers. The company is unaware if the cucumbers are involved in the outbreak that has made nearly 300 people sick in 27 states.

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Construction of 600 Houses Stalled after Crew Finds rare Ice Age Mammoth Fossils

Construction of 600 Houses Stalled after Crew Found Ice Age Mammoth Fossils

Construction of 600 houses at a site in Carlsbad, California has been affected ever since fossils of an ice-age mammoth, over two lakh years old, were spotted by the workers.

The researchers have been analyzing the fossils since July, now revealing that these could be the oldest known fossils found in Southern California. Researchers said that the construction
could not be resumed for another few months as the study was still going on.

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Caltech researchers find 13.2 billion year old galaxy EGS8p7

Caltech researchers find 13.2 billion year old galaxy EGS8p7

Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology claim to have found the oldest known galaxy in the Universe. The galaxy codenamed as EGS8p7 has also been termed as the farthest galaxy known till date. CalTech team added that most likely, the galaxy EGS8p7 came into existence soon after the Big Bang.

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Sleeping Late results in Weight Gain in Teenagers: Study

Sleeping Late results in Weight Gain in Teenagers: Study

Sleeping late results in weight gain in teens and even adults, according to study by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley. The study suggested that young people who choose to sleep late at night are more at risk to gain weight that the people who sleep early.

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NASA taps Arx Pax for ‘tractor beam’ technology

NASA taps Arx Pax for ‘tractor beam’ technology

Los Gatos, California, based Arx Pax, on Wednesday, announced that it has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA. The partnership includes Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA) technology of Arx Pax, which will be used to make micro-satellite capture devices. Such devices have the ability to manipulate and couple satellites from a distance.

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Several Patients in Huntington Memorial Hospital Found Infected With Resistant Pseudomonas Bacteria

Several Patients in Huntington Memorial Hospital Found Infected With Resistant Pseudomonas Bacteria

Huntington Memorial Hospital said that several patients under its care and had undergone procedures using Olympus Corp. duodenoscopes were found to have the resistant pseudomonas bacteria.

Huntington Memorial Hospital said in a statement that after becoming aware of the situation it immediately informed the public health authorities and have also quarantined the scopes while.

The statement released by the hospital nowhere mentioned about the total number of patients infected, it also didn’t give any details on the condition of the patients.

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Lawsuit filed against Costco over claims it supports forced labor in Thailand

Lawsuit filed against Costco over claims it supports forced labor in Thailand

According to reports, Costco Wholesale has been sued for advocating forced labor in Thailand. It has been accused of selling farmed shrimp from the nation, where there is a lot of human trafficking. Lawsuit was filed against it for misleading consumers in relation to it.

The lawsuit that was filed on Wednesday in San Francisco federal court tells consumers to ensure they are not being served by slavery, according to Derek Howard, an attorney in Mill Valley, California, who is co-counseling in the case.

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