June 2, 2001 |
Nutritional supplement company NBTY Inc. recently acquired Global Health Sciences Inc. in Orange, as well as certain affiliates, for $40 million in cash, less adjustments. NBTY, based in Bohemia, N.Y., was the successful bidder in a court-ordered auction for Global, which filed for bankruptcy protection in January. Before falling on hard times, Global Health was the largest supplier to Herbalife International Inc., the Los Angeles distributor of herbal and weight-loss supplements.
January 22, 2000 |
One of every three women worldwide has been beaten, raped or somehow mistreated, according to a sweeping new report that says violence against women should be treated as a global health problem rather than just a law enforcement matter. "I see the health care setting as an opportunity--and right now, it's an opportunity lost," said co-author Lori Heise, who visited at least 20 countries during the last decade, collecting data from 2,000 domestic violence studies.
October 13, 2000 |
A large Southern California nutritional supplement company is in dire financial trouble after losing much of its business supplying Herbalife International Inc. after the sudden death of Herbalife founder Mark Hughes in May. Orange-based Global Health Sciences Inc. faces a Nov. 1 deadline to make a $12.4-million interest payment on $257.
September 13, 2007 |
Worldwide deaths for children younger than 5 dropped to an estimated 9.7 million last year, the lowest level since record-keeping began in 1960, the United Nations Children's Fund announced Wednesday. Even as the world population has grown, the number of early childhood deaths has shrunk to less than half its modern peak in 1960, the agency found. At that time, an estimated 20 million children died before reaching their fifth birthday.
January 27, 2009
Ronald Reagan started it, and Bill Clinton stopped it. George W. Bush reinstated it, and now Barack Obama is reversing it. As much as Obama is right to overturn the ban on funding for foreign aid groups that provide or even mention abortions, it's time to end the eight-year whiplash cycle for nonprofits. Congress should make it law that this country will fund abortion services as part of its international health aid.
November 5, 2013 |
Clinical depression is now the second-leading cause of global disability, according to new research, with the highest rates of incidence affecting working-age adults and women more than men. In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Plos Medicine, researchers found that depressive disorders were second only to lower respiratory infections when it came to inflicting the most years of disability on people throughout the world. Rates of depression were highest in Afghanistan and lowest in Japan, while the condition ranked as the top cause of disability in Central America and Central and Southeast Asia.