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BREAKING: Thumbs-up on $74B BMS-Celgene deal ends months of activist outrage

Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO Giovanni Caforio was less than 10 minutes into a special shareholders meeting on the company’s proposed $ 74 billion acquisition of Celgene when a broker interrupted his attempt to wrap up voting on the deal. “Are you going to address the dissenting votes?” he asked. “My family has owned tremendous quantities of… Read More »

10 Signs and Symptoms of Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is an illness caused by consuming foods or drinks that contain harmful bacteria, viruses or parasites. It’s extremely common, affecting an estimated 9.4 million Americans each year (, ). While many foods contain potentially harmful organisms, they are usually destroyed during cooking. However, if you don’t practice good hygiene and proper food storage… Read More »

Gene-silencing: ‘New class’ of medicine reverses disease porphyria

Doctors have used a new type of medicine called “gene silencing” to reverse a disease that leaves people in crippling pain. The condition, acute intermittent porphyria, also causes paralysis and is fatal in some cases. The novel approach fine-tunes the genetic instructions locked in our DNA. Doctors say they are “genuinely surprised” how successful it… Read More »

4 iconic eye make up looks and exactly how to get them

In this week’s Beautista column, beauty editor Annabel Meggeson chooses iconic eye make-up looks and brings you an essential how-to guide Eye make-up. When did it become so complicated? And intimidating? Maybe it’s the overabundance of implements – pencils, pens, liquids, gels, brushes, smudgers – or the overabundance of instructions and tutorials (I get the irony,… Read More »

First man to sign up for head transplant bows out, but surgeon insists list of volunteers is still ‘quite long’

Having fallen head over heels in love, the first volunteer for a human head/body transplant has pulled out, saying he could not leave his new wife and baby boy for the months that surgery surely would have required. Valery Spiridonov, a 33-year-old Russian computer scientist who suffers from a devastating muscle wasting disease that has… Read More »