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AstraZeneca Buys Lung Drug Rights For $2.1-Billion

Posted On July 30, 2014

(Undated) -- AstraZeneca has a deal in place to buy the rights to a group of lung drugs for more than two-billion dollars. The British drugmaker reached agreement today with the Spanish group Almirall. The deal gives AstraZeneca more resources to build up its respiratory medicine business. AstraZeneca turned down a 118-billion dollar merger offer…

Utah Receives Failing Grade For Maternity Leave Benefits

Posted On July 30, 2014

(Salt Lake City, UT) -- The National Partnership for Women and Families is giving Utah a failing grade when it comes to maternity leave benefits. Representative Jennifer Seelig says it's disappointing there aren't better benefits for new moms, since the state prides itself in their dedication to the family.   Federal law allows moms and…

Fall Sports Put Athletes At High Risk For Concussions

Posted On July 30, 2014

(Undated) -- Fall sports seasons are about to begin and a focus this year is preventing youth concussions. Neurologist Doctor Charles Bernick with the Cleveland Clinic says concussions can happen in any sport.   About four-million concussions are reported each year by student athletes, and it's believed another two-million go unreported. Doctor Bernick says it's…

Heart Attacks Are Worse For Women Than Men

Posted On July 30, 2014

(Undated) -- Compared to men, women are more likely to have longer hospital stays or even die in the hospital after a heart attack. Cardiologist Doctor Richard Krasuski with the Cleveland Clinic says there's been no difference in the hospitalization rates over the last decade.   Yale researchers found the longer hospital stays and the…

Two Jewish Infants Contract Herpes After Circumcision

Posted On July 30, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Two New York infants are being treated for herpes after undergoing an ultra-Orthodox Jewish circumcision. Both babies are believed to have contracted the disease following the controversial ritual. According to the paper, both baby boys developed lesions on their genitals as a result of a ritual that involves the oral suctioning…