Hilton retains its top spot as the best hotel chain, followed by Marriott, according to a recent report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Ultra-low-cost carriers Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines showed the biggest improvement of any of the airlines, but still remained at the bottom of the rankings.
Drug companies spend billions on R&D, which is the lifeline of the pharma industry. According to a report published by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, it costs about $2.6 billion to develop a new drug and bring it to market. A major share of the discovery and development costs of a company goes in running phase III clinical studies.
Has Lupus got anything to do with HIV or AIDS? Answer is a simple negative, No! However, many have misconceptions about this autoimmune disease. HIV damages our immune system, while Lupus is caused when the body's immune system attacks its own tissues.
Worldwide, more than five million people are suffering from Lupus. It is one of the most under-diagnosed diseases in modern times. Even though there are several efforts to educate on this disease, people are still ignorant to a large extent. May 10 is World Lupus Day.
A recent survey in 16 countries showed that social stigma is still prevailing in our society about this non-contagious disease. 47 percent of the people are not that comfortable in shaking hands with Lupus patients; 44 percent people feel less than comfortable sitting next to a Lupus patient in a public transport. One third of people participated in the survey are uncomfortable in sharing food with Lupus patients.
Susan Manzi, medical director of Lupus Foundation of America said people mistakenly believe that Lupus is a contagious disease. Lack of awareness results in late diagnosis of this serious disease that can turn life threatening.