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GM, Philips land $1.1B in HHS ventilator contracts, Medtronic boosts production

Dive Brief: The government is set to pay General Motors and Philips a total of $ 1.1 billion for 73,000 ventilators under the Defense Production Act invoked by President Donald Trump. HHS said it expects to receive around 8,600 ventilators from the manufacturers by the start of June, with more to follow later in the year.… Read More »

Medical News Today: Giving TB vaccine intravenously boosts efficacy

Experiments in rhesus macaques show that changing the mode of administration of an existing vaccine yields “amazing” results in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). Share on PinterestDelivering the TB vaccine intravenously rather than intradermally may prove significantly more effective. Globally, TB is one of the top 10 causes of death and the leading cause of… Read More »

‘Parentese,’ not traditional baby talk, boosts a baby’s language development

True baby talk, which a new study shows can boost infant brain and speech development, is actually proper adult speech, just delivered in a different cadence. “It uses real words and correct grammar, but it does use a higher pitch, a slower tempo and an exaggerated intonation,” said Naja Ferjan Ramirez, an assistant professor at… Read More »

IQOS boosts Philip Morris International’s quarterly profit, revenue. Stock jumps

Philip Morris International beat second-quarter earnings and revenue estimates and hiked its full-year forecast Thursday as its new tobacco products gained momentum, sending shares of the company up more than 7%. PMI sells Marlboro cigarettes and other brands around the globe. The tobacco giant is trying to pivot away from cigarettes and toward new products,… Read More »