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Valeant to update investors on operations on Tuesday

(Reuters) – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc , under scrutiny for drug pricing and inflating revenue, will hold its second conference call in two weeks to allay investor concerns over its operations. Valeant’s conference call, which will begin at 8.00 a.m ET on Tuesday, comes after tumultuous few weeks for the embattled drugmaker.

Pope stumbles in church for second time in three days

Pope Francis had to be helped up the steps to an altar at a Rome basilica on Monday after stumbling in public for the second time in three days. Two church officials flanked the 78-year-old pontiff and took him by the arm as he faltered on his way up the steps during a service in the Basilica of St. John Lateran. On Saturday, the pope tripped on the steps of

Adolescent e-cigarette use tied to breathing problems

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Adolescents who reported using e-cigarettes were about 30 percent more likely to report respiratory symptoms than those who never used e-cigarettes, in a study from China. The increased risk of breathing problems – like a cough or phlegm – varied depending on whether or not the adolescents also smoked traditional cigarettes. “Among never smoking adolescents, e-cigarette users are twice as likely to report

Sepp Blatter suffers medical incident -Swiss radio

ZURICH, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter suffered a health incident at the weekend and is undergoing medical checks over the next 10 days, Switzerland’s Radio 1 reported on Friday, citing sources. Blatter, who led soccer’s governing body for 18 years, was provisionally suspended for 90 days in October amid the worst corruption scandal in FIFA’s history. (Reporting by Joshua Franklin; Editing by Michael Shields)

Day 1 Faith and Science Series Part 7: Numbering Our Days — Dr. Tom Long on Life and Death

“Teach us to number our days,” prays the psalmist in Psalm 90, “that we may gain a wise heart.” But what does it mean “to number our days”? And how do we do that wisely in this age of medical science?Those are questions addressed in this week’s Day1 radio program–the 7th in our “Faith & Science in the 21st Century” series. The Rev. Dr….

No settlement likely as Electrolux heads to trial over GE bid

AB Electrolux is not in settlement talks with the U.S. Justice Department on its bid for General Electric’s appliance business, a lawyer for Electrolux said on Thursday as the two sides prepared for a trial starting next week. The United States asked a federal court in July to stop Electrolux, which makes Frigidaire, Kenmore and Tappan appliances, from buying GE’s appliance business for $3.3 billion.

Day 1 Faith and Science Series Part 7: Numbering Our Days — Dr. Tom Long on Life and Death

“Teach us to number our days,” prays the psalmist in Psalm 90, “that we may gain a wise heart.” But what does it mean “to number our days”? And how do we do that wisely in this age of medical science?Those are questions addressed in this week’s Day1 radio program–the 7th in our “Faith & Science in the 21st Century” series. The Rev. Dr….

VW luxury cars in Europe fitted with same devices as in U.S.

Volkswagen’s luxury diesel cars in Europe are fitted with the same software that American regulators say was used to cheat emissions tests in the United States, the carmaker said on Thursday. U.S. regulators said on Monday that about 10,000 VW cars in the United States – including some Audi and Porsche models – were equipped with auxiliary emission control devices (AECD) that masked the fact that the cars could emit

VW luxury cars in Europe fitted with same devices as in U.S.

Volkswagen’s luxury diesel cars in Europe are fitted with the same software that American regulators say was used to cheat emissions tests in the United States, the carmaker said on Thursday. U.S. regulators said on Monday that about 10,000 VW cars in the United States – including some Audi and Porsche models – were equipped with auxiliary emission control devices (AECD) that masked the fact that the cars could emit

What Really Happens When You Swallow Gum, According to a Doctor

By: Liz NewmanCredit: ShuttershockMost people have been fed a raft of urban legends about all the bad things that happen when you swallow gum. I should have a chewing gum tree the size of a sequoia inside of me by now, according to such stories.To finally get to the bottom of some of the myths about what happens when your gum winds up going all…