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Decline in Chipotle Sales after E. Coli Outbreak

Drop in Chipotle Sales with E. Coli Outbreak

Whether it would be your or me, we all will think twice before visiting Chipotle restaurants after series of E. Coli outbreak at the food chains that affected health of about 52 people. The E. coli outbreak also led to the closure of 43 Chipotle restaurants in Washington and Oregon. As per a new report, the result of E. coli outbreak has caused 22% drop in sales of Chipotle in past few weeks. Comparable restaurant sales are expected to fall between 8% and 11% for the 2015 fourth quarter after comparable store sales dropped 16% in November.

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Bill aims to make Men interested in buying Viagra to go through same rules that women have to while seeking abortion services

Bill aims to make Men interested in buying Viagra to go through same rules that women have to while seeking abortion services

With an aim to awake a male-dominated legislature to empathize with women when they seek abortion services, a bill has been proposed by South Carolina state Rep. Mia McLeod, D-Columbia. As per which, men who want to buy Viagra or any other drug for erectile dysfunction to go through the same complex procedure as women have to when women seek for abortion services.

McLeod said that she is not completely sure if the bill would be passed. But she thinks that her job is done even by proposing the bill as it will at least initiate a discussion around the reproductive rights for women.

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Cancer Rates Drop in Western Countries but Trend Continues in Low-and Middle-Income Countries

Cancer Rates Drop in Western Countries but Trend Continues in Low-and Middle-Income Countries

According to a new report, cancer rates are leveling off in western countries, but increasing elsewhere around the globe. Big thanks to improvements in early detection, screening and treatment of cancer in western countries, which has been the major factor in the drop in cancer cases. Cancer is a leading cause of death in countries of all income levels.

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Daughters of Charity Health System finalizes $260 million worth investment deal with BlueMountain Capital Management

Daughters of Charity Health System finalizes $260 million worth investment deal with BlueMountain Capital Management

Daughters of Charity Health System has entered into an investment deal worth $260 million with an East Coast hedge. The news announced on Monday has come 11 days after California Attorney General Kamala Harris provided her conditional consent for the largest nonprofit hospital transaction in the state history, involving a hedge fund for the first time.

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Study says Cuddle Up To Your Pet to Have Better Sleep

Study says Cuddle Up To Your Pet to Have Better Sleep

A leading clinic in the United States stated that individuals who cuddle their pets at night sleep better than who don’t let their pets cuddle up in bed. Mayo Clinic’s study contradicts the sleep recommendations according to which, pets should be out of the bedroom at night.

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Mouse Movements can detect your Emotional State

Mouse Movements can detect your Emotional State

With the huge advancement in the field of science, new technologies are being developed; one such example is set forward by researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU). They have found a unique way to determine negative emotional state of person by analyzing their computer mouse movements. The BYU researchers said that they can analyze whether the person moving the computer mouse is angry or mad.

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Altruism may help people cope with stress more effectively

Altruism may help people cope with stress more effectively

Altruism, as per a new study, is a great way to de-stress yourself. Being good and kind to others is one of the best ways to feel happy and its effect increases even more when one is under a lot of stress, say researchers.

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Vital Need to Shut-Down Pill-Mill Prescribers

Vital Need to Shut-Down Pill-Mill Prescribers

On comparing Medicare records for opioid prescriptions to overall prescriptions for all drugs, researchers found that overprescription of opioid drugs go beyond ‘pill mill’ prescribers. They said that overprescription of opioid drugs could be problem for all doctors as they should maintain balance treating chronic pain conditions with the dangerous potential of overprescribing highly addictive opioid drugs like oxycodone.

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Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim enter into exclusive negotiations to swap businesses

Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim enter into exclusive negotiations to swap businesses

In an announcement today, Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim said that they have got into exclusive negotiations to exchange businesses. The anticipated transaction is going to contain a swap of Sanofi animal health business (‘Merial’) with an enterprise worth €11.4 bn and Boehringer Ingelheim consumer healthcare (CHC) business with an enterprise worth €6.7 bn.

The transaction won’t include Boehringer Ingelheim CHC business in China. As the part of the transaction, Boehringer Ingelheim would also make a gross cash payment of €4.7 bn to Sanofi.

FDA reviews Merck’s Vytorin, rejects claims it helps Coronary Heart Disease Patients

FDA reviews Merck’s Vytorin, rejects claims it helps Coronary Heart Disease Patients

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Monday that Merck & Co’s cholesterol-lowering drug has failed in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes in individuals who are suffering from coronary heart disease. The department’s advisory committee said that the pharmaceutical company has no right to claim that its Vytorin is a beneficial drug.

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