Kroger, Albertsons unions, antitrust experts urge FTC to block merger -letter

Kroger Co’s (KR.N) acquisition of Albertsons Companies Inc (ACI.N) could exacerbate income inequality through job losses and eroding wages at a time of high inflation, a group of the retailers’ biggest unions and antitrust experts wrote in a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday. “In many markets across the country, grocery competition would cease, likely […]

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Police officers jailed for sending sick WhatsApps in group with killer cop Wayne Couzens

Two police officers have been jailed for 12 weeks for sharing racist and misogynistic messages in a WhatsApp group. Metropolitan Police officer Jonathon Cobban, 35, and his ex-colleague PC Joel Borders “joked” about tasering children and people with disabilities. They also made horrific racist remarks about the borough of Hounslow, in west London. Sarah Everard’s […]

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Artificial intelligence shows potential for accurate assessment of nailfold changes in systemic sclerosis patients

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence 2022, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, showed that the Vision Transformer, an open-source computer vision algorithm, could detect changes in nailfold capillaroscopy images from systemic sclerosis patients, as reliably as human rheumatologists. Systemic sclerosis (SSc, scleroderma) is a rare connective tissue disease marked by tightening […]

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Study links lower hydroxychloroquine dose to more hospitalizations for systemic lupus erythematosus flares

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence 2022, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual scientific meeting, found that the recommended weight-based or non-weight-based dose of hydroxychloroquine led to more hospitalizations for flares among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), the mainstay treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), reduces flares and improves long-term outcomes. […]

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