Dubai continues to be the most popular destination for tourists across the world and has now become the world’s number one destination for hotels. The city already holds the distinction of being the world’s top destination for retail. Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing said that that Dubai jumped from its position as eighth … Read more
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently announced that his company plans to start offering 30-minute deliveries via drone-like “octocopters”. But when Bezos took to “60 Minutes” on Sunday to introduce the world to Amazon Prime Air, his idea prompted more questions than it provided answers. So how close are we, really, to door-to-door drones becoming a … Read more
Global beverages and snacks major PepsiCo will invest 33,000 crore rupees in India by 2020 to spread its operations. PepsiCo Chairperson and CEO Indra Nooyi told reporters immediately after meeting with Finance Minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi that her company will invest in manufacturing, agriculture, infrastructure and innovative projects. Indra Nooyi said India is … Read more
Believe it or not, one thing that predicts how well a CEO’s company performs is – the width of his face! CEOs with wider faces, like Herb Kelleher, the former CEO of Southwest Airlines, have better-performing companies than CEOs like Dick Fuld, the long-faced final CEO of Lehman Brothers. That’s the conclusion of a new … Read more
Despite major efforts to educate the public on the dangers of smoking over the past 40 years, a new national survey conducted by the American Legacy Foundation and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, an industry leader in smoking cessation, indicates major knowledge gaps exist in what smokers believe to be true about the risks associated with smoking compared the actual realities of tobacco-related disease and death. Experts believe these misperceptions may prevent smokers from trying to quit and successfully utilizing proven smoking cessation treatments.
GlaxoSmithKline plc announced that once-daily Avamys™ (fluticasone furoate) nasal spray has received a positive opinion from the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) for the treatment of the symptoms of allergic rhinitis in adults, adolescents (12 years and over) and children (6-11 years).
Health insurance reform plans that build on a mix of private and public health insurance, where costs are shared among government, employers, and enrollees would have great potential to move the system to high performance and would be the most practical to implement according to a new report released today by The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System. Commissioners are a diverse group of leading health policy experts from government, private industry, health care delivery organizations, academia, and professional associations.
A team of international researchers reported they have identified a group of cell-signaling proteins found in blood that serve as a unique “voiceprint” that can not only be used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, but also classify and predict presymptomatic individuals who will eventually develop the memory-robbing disorder.
In a move that is viewed as a major step toward developing a secure and portable health information system for all Americans, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the Indiana University School of Medicine a $2.5 million contract to begin a trial implementation of a Nationwide Health Information Network.
At the Keystone Symposium in Cape Town, the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise announced the appointment of its first executive director and the opening of a new secretariat in New York City. Dr. Alan Bernstein, founding president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, will lead the international alliance of researchers, funders and advocates dedicated to speeding the search for an HIV vaccine.