Wall Street Journal, New York

Putin Foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky Aims to Remake Russia

online.wsj.com — NEW YORK-Russian tycoon and Vladimir Putin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky said he is aiming to bring about a constitutional conference that would shift power away from the Russian presidency and toward the legislature and judiciary.

Payments Show Range of Doctors' Ties With Industry

Doctor Group Backs Implantable Devices to Prevent Teen Pregnancies

Hospitals Cut Costs by Getting Doctors to Stick to Guidelines

online.wsj.com — A hospital group in Delaware was concerned it was spending too much on cardiac monitoring for patients outside of intensive care who didn't need it. So it changed its computer system to encourage doctors to follow American Heart Association guidelines for using the monitors.

Read slowly to benefit your brain and cut stress

online.wsj.com — Once a week, members of a Wellington, New Zealand, book club arrive at a cafe, grab a drink and shut off their cellphones. Then they sink into cozy chairs and read in silence for an hour. The point of the club isn't to talk about literature, but to get away from pinging electronic devices and read, uninterrupted.

Many Pediatricians Are Skipping the Sex Talk With Teens

online.wsj.com — Talking to teenagers about sex is tough-so tough that many pediatricians appear to be avoiding the topic all together. Health experts recommend that teens receive regular care relating to their sexual health, including screening and vaccination for sexually transmitted infections, but studies show that few pediatricians offer these services regularly.

English Gardeners' Fix for Too Many Snails? Toss Them into Neighbors' Yards

online.wsj.com — SURREY, ENGLAND-Jill Vickers spends three hours a day tending her lush, hydrangea-trimmed garden. So the sight of snails munching holes in her plants makes her mad. Her usual way of coping is to toss them in the compost bin.

Pharmalot. Pharmalittle: We’re Reading About AstraZeneca and More

blogs.wsj.com — The Justice Department cleared AstraZeneca after a probe into the company's heart drug Brilinta. The feds started their investigations after receiving a complaint from a medical professor who claimed that data from a key clinical trial, called PLATO, may have been manipulated.

Novo Nordisk Pays for a Weekend Delay

blogs.wsj.com — Getting bad news from the Food and Drug Administration is never a good thing. But neglecting to inform the market immediately just makes the problem worse. Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk on Monday said it would pay a 500,000 Danish kroner ($89,854) fine imposed by Denmark's public prosecutor for failing to immediately tell investors about a rejection letter from the FDA concerning two of the company's insulin products.

Second Turkish Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Fake Cancer Drugs

online.wsj.com — A second Turkish citizen pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to smuggling misbranded and adulterated cancer drugs into the U.S., including a version of the cancer drug Avastin that isn't approved for U.S. sale, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Sabahaddin Akman, the owner and manager of a Turkish prescription-drug wholesaler, smuggled the cancer treatments into St.
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Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

RT @loydstern: More on Ukraine's #trashbucketchallenge, upcoming elections and possible instability afterwards, for BBC online. bbc.com/news/world-eur…

Oct 19, 2014

RT @timcarvell: Sometimes the @nytimes newsfeed is indistinguishable from a set of texts from your drunkest friend. pic.twitter.com/s3rCaO38fE

Oct 19, 2014

RT @WilliamsJon: Ok: just laughed out loud MT @JenSeniorNY: Necessary corrective from @petersagal: 2x many Americans been married to Larry King as had #Ebola

Oct 16, 2014

Attn, science-book publishers: sadly, this is what happens to your packages in our newsroom. Perhaps time to stop? pic.twitter.com/OjSg6mpf43

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