New lawsuit claims racial bias in NFL’s concussion settlement

The NFL’s concussion settlement has created plenty of unfortunate headlines over the years. The latest headline, if ultimately supported by the evidence, will be the most unfortunate yet. On Tuesday, former NFL players Kevin Henry and Najeh Davenport filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the NFL deliberately manipulated “cognitive function” test scores to make […]

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Delayed access to cystic fibrosis drug could result in preventable death, says study

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. Approximately 4,300 Canadians live with the disease, which mainly affects the lungs and digestive system. CF is progressive, meaning it worsens over time, and lung damage will eventually lead to premature death. While there is no cure, […]

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Alphabet’s Verily targets employer health insurance with Swiss Re partnership

Alphabet Inc’s life sciences division Verily is partnering with reinsurer Swiss Re to launch a unit to provide stop-loss insurance, a financial product purchased by employers to cover unexpected and large employee healthcare costs. The subsidiary, Coefficient Insurance Company, will be backed by the commercial insurance arm of Swiss Re, which is also making a […]

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