Shiites in Lebanon Mark Ashura in Huge Numbers – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalShiites in Lebanon Mark Ashura in Huge NumbersWall Street JournalTens of thousands of Shiite Muslims gathered across Lebanon to commemorate the death of Husayn Ibn Ali, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and an early leader of the sect,

Is Obesity Just a Fact of Lifestyle, or a Medical Problem?

(CC BY-SA 2.0) by Patrick Feller/Flickr And Dare We Use the D-Word? I was researching a post a few months ago — I honestly don’t recall which one — and tucked away on Table 3 in an impressively comprehensive New England Journal of Medicine article titled “Facts About …

Syria conflict: Heavy air strikes resume on Aleppo

Russian planes resume bombing of rebel-held districts of Aleppo after a temporary lull, with reports of at least 25 people killed.

Mylan to Pay $465 Million to Settle Medicaid Claims – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalMylan to Pay $465 Million to Settle Medicaid ClaimsWall Street JournalMylan NV agreed to pay $465 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the government for its EpiPen products, the latest move by the embattled pharmaceuticals firm to quell the furor over its pricing practices. The settlement with …

Hurricane Matthew: Haiti dead reach 800 as south awaits aid

The UN warns it could take days for the full impact of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti to emerge, as the death toll soars to more than 800 dead.

Viewpoints: Obamacare Meltdowns And Fixes; And What’s Your Personal Health-Risk Score

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s popularity has soared during his brutal war on crime

Rodrigo Duterte’s unprecedented crime crackdown, which has left more than 3,000 people dead and raised fears of mass extrajudicial killings.

Theranos Exits Lab Business – Forbes

NBCNews.comTheranos Exits Lab BusinessForbesLast night laboratory testing business Theranos announced that it would lay off 340 people, or 43% of its workforce, and get out of the business of administering blood tests–a business which has drawn the scrutiny of multiple government agencies and …The 10-Point.Wall Street JournalTheranos will close …

Police: Teens responsible for racist graffiti on schoolhouse

Police say they've identified five teenage boys believed to be responsible for spray-painting racist graffiti on a 19th century schoolhouse that once served black children in northern Virginia. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that detectives have interviewed the boys, all of whom are 16 or 17 years …