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New Ohio State study finds possible connection between statins and diabetes
People who were prescribed statins to lower their cholesterol had at least twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes as other patients, according to a recent…
Jun 25, 2019 23:24 UTC Health Read More

US government announces nationwide crackdown on robocallers
The US government announced a nationwide crackdown on illegal robocalls on Tuesday, targeting companies and individuals who have collectively placed…
Jun 25, 2019 22:18 UTC Business Read More

From paramedics to firefighters and surgeons, here's what the average American makes in 19 life-saving jobs
- Medical and protective-service workers save lives every day. - Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we found the average annual salaries for 19 life-saving jobs around the country. - Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Firefighters, paramedics, and nurses save and protect people's lives every day. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics program offers data on employment and wages across different occupations and industries. We took a look at the average annual salaries, as reported by the BLS, for 19 medical and protective-service role...
Jun 25, 2019 21:45 UTC Jobs Read More

Increased Dementia Risk Linked to Drugs Commonly Used to Treat Intestinal, Respiratory & Mood Disorders
The link between the drugs and development of dementia appears strong, but the study's researchers noted their findings show association rather than…
Jun 25, 2019 21:41 UTC Health Read More

Risk for Dementia May Increase With Long-Term Use of Certain Medicines
Here's what research suggests about a class of drugs called anticholinergics, which treat a wide range of ailments, from depression to bladder issues.
Jun 25, 2019 20:51 UTC Health Read More

Capital The jobs where liars excel
It's a head-scratcher: in some jobs, being less trustworthy means that other people will trust you to be better at that job.
Jun 25, 2019 20:11 UTC Business Read More

FedEx Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Earnings
FedEx Corp. today reported the following consolidated results for the fourth quarter ended May 31 (adjusted measures exclude the items listed below for the…
Jun 25, 2019 20:04 UTC Business Read More

Is the U.S. already in a recession? This economist thinks it's possible.
Economist Gary Shilling, who called several recent recessions, says the nation is probably already in a downturn. He cites recently weak job growth.
Jun 25, 2019 19:35 UTC Business Read More

If You're Struggling to Do Push-Ups, You Need to Make This Simple Tweak to Your Hand Position
Push-ups are definitely one of those love-hate exercises, but the feeling of mastering a push-up is amazing; even if your arms are trembling during and after every rep and you know the soreness will linger for days. I like push-ups because you can do them anywhere. They're also an exercise that never seems to get easier even as you get stronger. And because push-ups are a staple in any fitness routine, you've got to make sure you're performing them correctly. Your neck should always be in a neutral position, meaning it isn't tucked into your chest or extended up. You'll also want to keep yo...
Jun 25, 2019 19:34 UTC Fitness Read More

What is a Beyond Meat burger worth to hungry investors?
U.S. consumers hankering for one of Beyond Meat Inc's faux-meat burgers can pick one up at the grocery store for about $3 a patty.
Jun 25, 2019 18:44 UTC Business Read More

Palm Beach County offering free HIV testing
The Palm Beach County Health Department is encouraging HIV testingahead of National HIV Testing Day. The Health Department is emphasizing the…
Jun 25, 2019 17:55 UTC Health Read More

12 killed by rare bacterial infection in Essex
Twelve people have been killed by an outbreak of a rare bacterial infection in Essex, the NHS has said. Most of those affected were “elderly and had been receiving care for chronic wounds, in the community, either in their own homes and some in care homes”, according to the NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The outbreak of invasive Group A streptococcus (iGAS) started in Braintree and spread to the Chelmsford and Maldon areas, it added. There have been 32 reported cases of the disease. An incident management team has been established to “control the incident and closely moni...
Jun 25, 2019 17:12 UTC Health-Care Read More

Why You Should Consider Starting a Workplace Fitness Weight Loss Competition (and How to Do It)
Helping your workers with weight loss and fitness can help boost productivity and happiness on the job. Between sitting at a desk, commuting to work, and perusing our mobile devices, entrepreneurs can be quite sedentary. This lack of movement contributes to obesity and other health issues, both mental and physical, that so many of us experience. Obesity also impacts both profits and productivity. A 2017 review of 50 studies on the subject in the medical journal BMJ Open revealed "substantial costs due to lost productivity among workers with obesity." It's no wonder companies want to help em...
Jun 25, 2019 16:56 UTC Fitness Read More

Biochip advances enable next-generation sequencing technologies
Biochips are essentially tiny laboratories designed to function inside living organisms, and they are driving next-generation DNA sequencing technologies.
Jun 25, 2019 16:38 UTC Science Read More

Study funded by NIH supports optimal threshold for diagnosing COPD
A new study provides evidence to support a simple measurement for diagnosing clinically significant airflow obstruction, the key characteristic of chronic…
Jun 25, 2019 15:38 UTC Health Read More

The best business VR headset 2019: top virtual reality for enterprise use
Welcome to our pick for the best business virtual reality (and augmented reality) headsets of 2019. Advertisement. There are loads of reasons why you'd want to…
Jun 25, 2019 15:01 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Which climates are best for passive cooling technologies?
A group of University of California, San Diego researchers set out to gain a better understanding of the thermal balance of power plants and surfaces, like…
Jun 25, 2019 14:59 UTC Science Read More

Exclusive: In push to replace Huawei, rural U.S. carriers are talking with Nokia and Ericsson
About a dozen rural U.S. telecom carriers that depend on Huawei for network gear are in discussions with its biggest rivals, Ericsson and Nokia, to replace their…
Jun 25, 2019 14:36 UTC Business Read More

Astrobiology conference attracts scientists with an astonishing breadth of knowledge
From AbSciCon 2019 in Bellevue, Washington. Is any scientific quest today more exciting than the search for life beyond Earth? Here in Bellevue, Washington…
Jun 25, 2019 14:17 UTC Science Read More

Santorini volcano, a new terrestrial analogue of Mars
The Greek island of Santorini is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, but 3600 years ago it suffered one of the largest volcanic…
Jun 25, 2019 13:19 UTC Science Read More

New blood test for detecting Alzheimer's disease
Researchers from Lund University, together with the Roche pharmaceutical company, have developed a method to create a new blood marker capable of…
Jun 25, 2019 13:04 UTC Health Read More

New blood test for detecting Alzheimer's disease
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from Lund University, together with the Roche pharmaceutical company, have developed a method to create a new blood marker capable of detecting whether or not a person has Alzheimer's disease. If the method is approved for clinical use, the researchers hope eventually to see it used as a diagnostic tool in primary healthcare. This autumn, they will start a trial in primary healthcare to test the technique. Currently, a major support in the diagnostics of Alzheimer's disease is the identification of abnormal accumulation of the substance beta-amyloid, wh...
Jun 25, 2019 13:04 UTC Health-Care Read More

Part of the Pacific Ocean is not warming as expected, buy why?
State-of-the-art climate models predict that as a result of human-induced climate change, the surface of the Pacific Ocean should be warming—some parts more,…
Jun 25, 2019 12:58 UTC Science Read More

AbbVie to Acquire Allergan in Transformative Move for Both Companies
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Jun 25, 2019 10:41 UTC Business Read More

I’m an NHS nurse. This is how I’m convincing Americans to fight for free healthcare
As a British nurse, over the last year I have built links with American nurses who are leading the fight to establish Medicare For All in the USA. As we have shared experiences about the profession we love, I have been shocked by the horror stories from my US counterparts. The Americans don't have a healthcare system, they have a rolling healthcare crisis. Despite spending more money than any other country, millions of people in the US have no access to healthcare. Millions more have inadequate health insurance that could never actually cover their medical bills. One third of all fundraiser...
Jun 25, 2019 10:22 UTC Health-Care Read More

Vive Cosmos gets a modular face lift ahead of specs reveal next week
HTC have released a new video showing off the Vive Cosmos' new design, and have promised more details on the Vive Cosmos' specs next week.
Jun 25, 2019 09:54 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

The Brief: How Brexit is affecting people's mental health
A recent Britain Thinks poll showed that 83% of people were sick of hearing about Brexit, while 64% believed it was damaging their mental health. To check if this was the case, we caught up with Sharon Leclercq-Spooner, a full-time, anti-Brexit activist based in Brussels. The trade expert reckons Brexit has taken a toll on her mentally and physically. She moderated an anti-Brexit event on an EU council day, and the stress overcame her. "It turns out I've got shingles and that's not good," she said. "That's probably just doing too much worrying. I call it Brexititis because it came on the da...
Jun 25, 2019 09:49 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Outdoor gadget upgrades for an easy summer
Makes the neighbors jealous with the latest in backyard technology.
Jun 25, 2019 09:43 UTC Gadgets Read More

Nevada leads nation in employment growth
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — More than 55,000 new jobs were added in the state of Nevada since last May, according to the Department of Employment, Training and…
Jun 25, 2019 07:00 UTC Jobs Read More

U.S. not where it needs to be on LGBT employment: Fed's Williams
The United States is "not where we need to be" on increasing employment levels of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, a top economic…
Jun 25, 2019 07:00 UTC Jobs Read More

9 Smart Home Gadgets Under $50 that Improve Everyday Life
Smart home gadgets make our complicated lives easier. And while some products can be pricey, there are plenty of inexpensive gadgets that can make a big…
Jun 25, 2019 07:00 UTC Gadgets Read More

Letter: Will small businesses be priced out of ACA arena?
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a package of bills intended to stabilize the Affordable Care Act.
Jun 25, 2019 07:00 UTC Health-Care Read More

Virtual reality faces: animating precise, lifelike avatars for VR in real-time
Computer scientists are focused on adding enhanced functionality to make the "reality" in virtual reality (VR) environments highly believable. A key aspect of VR…
Jun 25, 2019 07:00 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Rise of mental illness worldwide tied to austerity, inequality, insecurity, UN report says
Austerity, income inequality and job insecurity are leading to a global rise in mental illness, according to a new United Nations report.
Jun 25, 2019 07:00 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Why Californians With Severe Mental Illness Are Caught Cycling From Prison To The Streets
There's an acoustic guitar propped up near the center of Audrey Woolfolk's living room. It seems out of place against the floral and lace decor, but Woolfolk likes…
Jun 25, 2019 06:59 UTC Mental-Health Read More

How fabricators can be savvy consumers of cloud computing services
Cloud computing is mentioned frequently as a component of the internet of things (IoT). So what is it? Basically, cloud computing is a *service* that allows…
Jun 25, 2019 06:59 UTC Computing Read More

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