Tough Alcohol Policies Lower Deaths From Liver Damage

States with strong alcohol control policies have lower death rates connected to alcohol-related liver damage, a new study finds. Researchers gave states scores based on their alcohol control policies, such as taxes, retail price restrictions and hours-of-sale limits. The… Source: Diet and Fitness

Supreme Court Weighs When an Offer Ends Class Action

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared closely divided as it weighed a class action case in which advertising agency Campbell-Ewald Co. is attempting to fend off a lawsuit over claims that it violated a federal consumer law by sending … Source: Insurance News

With El Nino Warming, Talk Turns to Cool La Nina

Just because the weather-roiling El Nino in the Pacific Ocean is still months from peaking, it doesn’t mean it’s too early to talk about La Nina. La Nina, sometimes thought of as El Nino’s opposite number, is a cooling of … Source: Insurance News

Reith to Join Marketform Managing Agency as Chief Executive Officer

American Financial Group Inc.* announced that Martin Reith has been appointed chief executive officer of Marketform Managing Agency, which operates Syndicate 2468 at Lloyd’s of London, effective November 2015. Reith has over 25 years’ experience across underwriting, management and leadership. … Source: Insurance News

Republican Jeb Bush Offers Health Plan with ‘Cadillac’ Tax

Jeb Bush, like other Republican presidential candidates, is vowing to repeal Obamacare, while making health care more innovative and affordable. Bush’s health care plan, outlined on Monday and Tuesday, discusses how he’d change a system that accounts for about 18 percent … Source: Insurance News

Cancer Survivors Often Have Bad Diets

Cancer survivors may be less likely to follow a healthy diet than other people, particularly where leafy greens and whole grains are concerned, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers analyzed the diets of about 1,500 cancer survivors and 3,000 people without any history of… Source: Diet and Fitness

Calcium Supplements Raise Kidney Stone Risk

People with a history of kidney stones may have a higher risk of recurrence if they use calcium supplements, a new study finds. The findings, based on records from more than 2,000 patients, add to evidence linking calcium supplements to kidney stone risk. But researchers… Source: Diet and Fitness