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Legal strategizing continues following $572 million verdict in state's opioid lawsuit

Legal strategizing continues following $572 million verdict in state's opioid lawsuit In his ruling Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman argued that Johnson & Johnson had through its " misleading marketing and promotion of opioids created a nuisance" in the state, according to NBC News . "The ruling in favor of the State of Oklahoma's public nuisance claims confirms what communities have been saying for some time: the opioid epidemic significantly interfered with p... [Full Article...]

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of presidential race

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of presidential race A statement released by her campaign cited her lack of "access to the debate" stage as a reason she chose to end her run. In a tweet announcing her withdrawal, Gillibrand said, "I am so proud of this team and all we've accomplished". As a senator, she gained prominence while pushing for reforms in prosecuting sex crimes in the military. But her attack failed to land, after she hinted at the line... [Full Article...]

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in New Hampshire

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in New Hampshire Previous studies have estimated hospital costs for treating West Nile virus can reach $25,000 per patient. There are others that are possible WNV and are now under investigation to determine if there are more human cases around the county. [Full Article...]

As Peloton plans IPO, filings show increasing sales and growing losses

As Peloton plans IPO, filings show increasing sales and growing losses According to reliable sources, the company has successfully managed to post around $915 million in revenue in its recent fiscal year, nearly twice compared to the 2018's revenue. The company claims that its paid subscriber base-those who pay the $39 monthly fee for access to Peloton's streaming classes-has been on the rise. The company listed as business risks that it has "incurred operating los... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Dorian could hit USA mainland as Category 3 hurricane

Tropical Storm Dorian could hit USA mainland as Category 3 hurricane The Jersey Shore, and other coastal areas, will likely get some ocean swells from Tropical Storm Erin , but it's not yet certain whether unsafe rip currents will develop, according to Sarah Johnson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service's regional forecast office in New Jersey. [Full Article...]

Citizenship no longer automatic for some military children overseas

Citizenship no longer automatic for some military children overseas Presently, children born to parents stationed overseas are still legally deemed to be "residing in the United States", which allows the parents to acquire automatic citizenship for their children. Previously, children born to USA citizen parents were considered to be "residing in the United States", and therefore would be automatically granted citizenship under Immigration and Nationality Act 320. [Full Article...]

Utah investigates 21 cases of lung disease linked to vaping

Utah investigates 21 cases of lung disease linked to vaping A Winnipeg-based respiratory therapist says more research is needed into the health effects of vaping after a patient in the US died of a severe respiratory illness after using e-cigarettes. We don't have enough evidence to say e-cigarettes are safe, or safer [than tobacco smoking]. "Using e-cigarettes could be a prelude to smoking cigarettes ". [Full Article...]

Four European states lose measles eradication status as cases soar

Four European states lose measles eradication status as cases soar Based on 2018 data , the disease is no longer considered eliminated in the UK, Greece , the Czech Republic and Albania . "Re-establishment of measles transmission is concerning". "Losing our "measles-free" status is a stark reminder of how important it is that every eligible person gets vaccinated", Dr. Mary Ramsay, head of immunization at Public Health England, said in a tweeted statement... [Full Article...]


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