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Pfizer Settles Nevada Lawsuit

Posted On November 04, 2014

(Las Vegas, NV) -- A major drug firm has settled a Nevada lawsuit over its post-menopausal hormone therapy medications. State Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto claims Pfizer misled consumers and doctors about the drugs' safety and effectiveness. Pfizer has agreed to donate eight-million dollars to the University of Nevada School of Medicine and University Medical…

Scientists: Drug May Extend Lifespan Of Dogs

Posted On November 04, 2014

(Seattle, WA) -- Scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle say they're working on a drug that could increase the lifespan of a dog. Researchers say it's a drug called Rapamycin , which is used by transplant patients. The drug's developers tell KOMO-TV they've received a 200-thousand-dollar grant from UW and hope to receive…

Few Retirees Opt Out Of Proposed Concussion Settlement

Posted On November 04, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Very few NFL retirees are opting out of a proposed multi-million dollar settlement related to concussions. The "Los Angeles Times" says less than 200 of an estimated 20-thousand former players have bowed out of the deal. Maximum individual payoffs are set at five-million dollars, though there's no monetary cap on the…

Shift Work Could Lead To Impaired Brain Function

Posted On November 04, 2014

(Undated) -- Working non-traditional hours might be taking a toll on your brain function. Research published in the journal "Occupational Health and Medicine" shows long-term shift work can have a negative effect on cognitive abilities. That includes memory, processing speed and overall brain power. The results were most notable in people who spent more than…

Tracy Company Helping In Fight Against Ebola

Posted On November 04, 2014

(Tracy, CA) -- A California company is making a product that could help in the fight against Ebola. San-I-Pak in Tracy is making machines that sterilize and compact infectious waste, and the company says hospitals from around the world are placing orders. The company's vice president tells KCRA that Dallas Presbyterian had a big problem…