Did Novartis hand out kickbacks or host educational dinners? A jury may decide

Kickbacks, $ 10,000 dinners and Hooters. Details that sound pulled from an episode of Billions are key accusations in a federal lawsuit against Swiss drugmaker Novartis that could face a jury trial after a district judge’s order Monday. U.S. District Court Judge Paul Gardephe refused Novartis’ request for summary judgment in an 8-year-old lawsuit accusing… Read More »

Fish Slime Could Hold Key to Beating ‘Superbugs’

MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists are looking to an unexpected source in the battle against drug-resistant bacteria: fish slime. The researchers said that microbes in the protective mucus that coats young fish holds promise in fighting multidrug-resistant bacteria. These include the so-called “superbug” microbes that cause methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. The… Read More »

Kids born via IVF have slightly higher cancer risk linked to parents’ fertility issues, study claims

Children born via IVF have slightly higher cancer risk, study finds – but it’s linked to parents’ fertility issues not the technology Researchers at the University of Minnesota studied 276,000 children conceived by IVF, and 2.2 million conceived naturally, for a decade Cancer rates were 17 percent higher in kids conceived with IVF But the… Read More »

Former IKEA Global eCommerce Manager to Speak at IRX 19

London, 2nd April 2019. Jonas Hessler, former Global Web, eCommerce and Digital Manager for IKEA, will speak at Internet Retailing Expo 2019 – sharing rare insights about his experience working with artificial intelligence (AI) in eCommerce merchandising Hessler, a graduate of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, spent sixteen years in a number of roles with… Read More »

5 quick PR tricks to cover up a lack of real health care news

As all researchers know, science is a grinding parade of failure and dead ends. But as we’ve often written, news release writers sometimes seem hell-bent on making the public believe otherwise. Like expert makeup artists, they can add sparkle to lackluster findings, mask blemishes in study designs, and smooth over unimpressive data. One thing I… Read More »