Category Archives: Blog

AbbVie’s Humira antitrust woes snowball as class-action plaintiffs pile in

AbbVie’s Humira protection strategy has made headlines almost daily as critics multiply—and so do legal threats. More plaintiffs are piling into court claiming the company illegally quashed competition with a “patent thicket” and a “pay-for-delay” deal. Since a grocery workers’ union in New York filed its lawsuit March 18, several other organizations have joined the… Read More »

BMI Calculator for Women and Men

BMI formula Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight for height which is widely used to categorize underweight, overweight and obesity. BMI is bodyweight (kg) divided by height (m) squared (BMI = 70 kg / (1.75 m2) = 70 / 3.06 = 22.9). Overweight is typically defined as a BMI of 25… Read More »

Free public cancer scans increase chances of early diagnoses

Early diagnosis of cancer can save millions of lives. It also increases the chances of successful treatment. Turkey’s Ministry of Health has been offering free cancer treatment all over the country and thanks to cervical, colon and breast cancer screenings, 78,767 people have been able to receive cancer diagnosis. Starting from 2012, the ministry has… Read More »

Medical News Today: Can blocking a single protein tackle depression, obesity, and pain?

Depression, obesity, and chronic pain are some of the most pressing global health concerns. New research may have found a drug that could one day tackle all of these three conditions. Scientists may have identified a protein inhibitor that could tackle three conditions at once. Almost 40 percent of adults in the United States were… Read More »