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Foster your child’s creativity through play

Playtime is the perfect time to foster your children’s self-expression and creativity. Here are a few fun ideas to try at home.Build a fortKids get to be builders and architects when they construct the perfect fort from pillows, blankets and other materials found at home. Whether it’s a castle that’s guarding a secret treasure, or an igloo in the North Pole, once built, kids can let their imaginations run wild. A childhood staple, fort-building is a classic way to get creative at home through role play.Karaoke Karaoke is not only a blast, it lets kids take centre stage and pretend...


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24/06/2019

Suit: Generic drug makers used code to fix price increases

Representatives of some of the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers used code words to collude with competitors to divvy up market share and coordinate price increases according to a federal lawsuit. The code words were used in internal emails highlighted in the lawsuit filed last month by attorneys general from 43 states and Puerto Rico. The 510-page federal lawsuit was released in full Monday. The lawsuit says the representatives used phrases like "playing nice in the sandbox" and "fluff pricing" in emails to one another. Fluff pricing refers to the practice of offering an inflated price for a drug to...

Bionic: For a better tomorrow

If you thought being a single mother was a tough job, imagine doing it all with just one hand. Hyderabad-based Gayatri Roy Choudhury was born without an arm and has ever since tackled all obstacles in her life with a smile. But today, Gayatri’s contributions have reached people far and beyond as she works with experts at Hyderabad’s Makers Hive Innovations to make India’s first bionic arm at just one-tenth of its cost in the Western market. Prosthetic arms available in India presently are only a wooden replica of an arm, with zero scope for movement. The team behind Gayatri’s...

Could processed foods explain why autism is on the rise?

For the first time, scientists have found a molecular connection between a common food preservative, neuronal disruption, and autism spectrum disorder. The findings suggest that there may be a link between the consumption of processed foods during pregnancy and the rise of autism.A new study finds a link between processed foods and autism. The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2000, 1 in 150 children had ASD, but by 2012, that number had risen to 1 in 68. As of 2018, 1 in 59 children...

24/06/2019

Supreme Court to review insurers' Obamacare claims for $12B

The Supreme Court will decide whether insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health care law championed by President Barack Obama. The justices say Monday that they will hear appeals in the fall from insurers who argue that they are entitled to the money under a provision of the "Obamacare" health law that promised insurers a financial cushion for losses they might incur by selling coverage to people in the marketplaces created by the health care law. The companies cite Health and Human Services Department statistics to...
24/06/2019

Walgreens to provide drug disposal packets free to customers

Walgreens is making it easier for customers to dispose of unused drugs safely. The drugstore chain said Monday that it will offer at several thousand stores packets that customers can use to turn medications into a useless gel before throwing them away at home. The DisposeRx packets will be available for free at Walgreens stores that do not already have a medication disposal kiosk except in Iowa and Nebraska, where the chain says it has other options. Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has kiosks at 1,400 pharmacies and runs more than 9,500 drugstores in total. Walmart began providing DisposeRx...
24/06/2019

Missouri judge allows abortions to continue, for now

A Missouri judge on Monday ruled that the state's lone abortion clinic can continue performing abortions through Friday but kicked the clinic's lawsuit out of court. St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer extended a preliminary injunction he previously issued in order to give a Planned Parenthood affiliate in St. Louis time to take a licensing fight before an administrative panel. Stelzer ruled the clinic has not yet exhausted its options outside of court to handle the dispute over its license to perform abortions. The state health department on Friday declined to renew the clinic's abortion license. The judge directed Planned...