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Pfizer, Merck shares smoking hot in 2018 despite doldrums for overall biopharma sector

By the end of the last full week of 2018, the two best performers on the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the year were Pfizer and Merck & Co., up 22% and 38% respectively. The two pharma bigwigs outpaced such stalwarts as Apple (down 8%) and Coca-Cola (up 7%), which could very well lead some… Read More »

Despite rhetoric, illness threat from migrants is minimal, experts say

A story in the right-wing magazine The New American this weekend was headlined Will Migrant Caravan Kill Your Child – With Disease? On Monday, “Fox& Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade claimed that the refugees pose a threat because they carry “diseases” and shouldn’t be let in. A commentator on Fox, former immigration agent David Ward, also… Read More »

Hospital Bed Sheets Still Germy Despite Washing

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Even after a thorough cleaning, traces of diarrhea-causing bacteria can remain on hospital bed sheets, researchers report. The new study suggests that linens could transmit Clostridium difficile infections between patients, and even between hospitals, according to the British researchers. “The findings of this… Read More »