Trump meets with AT&T execs about Time Warner merger

Trump meets with AT&T execs about Time Warner merger Reuters cites sources familiar in reporting that the meetup was in fact about the $85.4bn merger with Time Warner that AT&T announced past year. In a conference call with reporters, Spicer did not provide any details about the meeting and would not comment on whether Trump remained opposed to the deal. [Full Article...]

Marijuana Eases Chronic Pains - But Is It Harmful?

Marijuana Eases Chronic Pains - But Is It Harmful? Legal marijuana sales reached $6.7 billion previous year and a number of massive new legal markets are about to open up following the 2016 elections (including California, which got the marijuana normalization train rolling by becoming the first state to legalize medical cannabis all the way back in 1997). [Full Article...]

Scientists have finally discovered what links stress and heart disease

Scientists have finally discovered what links stress and heart disease A stressful life significantly increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, new evidence suggests. Based on the findings the researchers concluded that those with higher amygdala activity were more likely to have a cardiovascular disease and developed problems sooner than those with lower activity. [Full Article...]

When It Comes To Exercise, What's Better: Quality Or Quantity?

Dr Gary O'Donovan, study author and expert in physical activity and health, from Loughborough University, said the key was doing exercise that was "purposeful, and done with the intention of improving health". When it comes to exercise, everyone wishes they were the diligent, disciplined person who goes to the gym for 30 minutes a day. "And, if you can't make time to exercise during the week, yo... [Full Article...]

What could Obamacare's repeal mean here?

What could Obamacare's repeal mean here? On Wednesday, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, said in a radio interview that the repeal bill "is slated to be on the president's desk in February", and it will include a repeal of the medical device tax. But to what extent would a repeal benefit the 20 million people who now have healthcare coverage under the act, especially when the Republicans have presented no ... [Full Article...]

Smoking set to kill and cost more than ever

As part of the "Antitobacco Concept signed by" Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova, the plan outlines government efforts to curb smoking from 2017 to 2022 but it has yet to be approved by the government and its agencies. Because of technological innovations and the shift from state-owned to private tobacco companies, the number of jobs that depend on tobacco has been falling in most countries, the... [Full Article...]

Takeda Buys Rare Cancer Drug Developer in Estimated $5.2B Deal

For the year 2016, Ariad offered revenue outlook of $170 - $180 million for Iclusing. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $22. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.05. Wellington Mgmt Grp Llp has 0.06% invested in the company for 17.14M shares. Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Ariad Pharmaceuticals. [Full Article...]

Trump asks vaccine critic to chair committee on vaccine safety

NBC reports that after a meeting at Trump Tower Tuesday, RFK told reporters he's accepted an offer to "chair a commission on vaccination safety and scientific integrity". Trump's move to create a vaccine commission that may review federal vaccine guidelines and research is in keeping with other highly questionable scientific views he holds, such as falsely claiming that human-caused global w... [Full Article...]

FREE Radon Test Kits While Supplies Last

FREE Radon Test Kits While Supplies Last But some home inspectors say vacant homes nearly always have elevated levels of radon; Same thing, if you don't use your basement often; Or, if only one person lives in the home. "Test kits are low-priced and readily available". The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends radon abatement measures to be undertaken if indoor radon in air levels exceed 4.0 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). [Full Article...]

Crews narrow location of plane that went missing in Lake Erie

The aircraft was on a Part 91 flight returning to its home base, Ohio State University Airport in Columbus. Officials found remains on the seat, but have not yet confirmed if they belong to a human, Burke Lakefront Airport Commissioner Khalid Bahhur said. [Full Article...]

Studies may have found key to peanut allergies

Studies may have found key to peanut allergies The new guidelines mark a major shift in dietary advice for kids in a country where peanut-related allergy is one of the most risky food allergies. But those high-risk babies who are not allergic would be exposed early and continually in an effort to prevent them developing an allergy. Are you anxious about your baby developing a debilitating allergy to peanuts that will force him or her to ... [Full Article...]

Gartner acquires CEB for $2.6 billion, eyes business decision maker expansion

CEB's annual revenue was about $952 million previous year. CEB shares jumped 16% premarket on the news, while Gartner stock was still inactive. Gartner said that it can now provide a spectrum of services, virtually across all business functions in every industry. [Full Article...]

India's Economic Growth Seen Slowing to 7.1%

India's Economic Growth Seen Slowing to 7.1% India's economy grew by 7.2 percent in the 2014-2015 fiscal year, and 7.6 percent in 2015-2016. Among the services sectors, public expenditure is expected to grow 12.8% compared with 6.6% previous year. A higher GVA in the June quarter means the government's subsidies were higher than indirect tax collections in the quarter. Most economists have slashed their forecasts for India's GDP growth t... [Full Article...]

Homicide charges dropped against Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka

Homicide charges dropped against Jimmy Argentino, 23, was found dead in a hotel room which she shared with the former wrestler. Banach in June found Snuka incompetent to stand trial , agreeing with his defense attorney that he was substantially mentally impaired to the point that he did not understand court proceedings and was unable to assist in his defense. [Full Article...]

Eating A Mediterranean Diet Can Help Reduce Brain Shrinkage Due To Aging

Eating A Mediterranean Diet Can Help Reduce Brain Shrinkage Due To Aging Human brains naturally shrink with age. Research ranging from observational studies to randomized trials has shown the diet to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity, aid weight loss, and contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular disease. [Full Article...]

New medical report: stop cleaning out your ears

New medical report: stop cleaning out your ears The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery published new guidelines Tuesday on how to treat the condition, updating their previous recommendations issued in 2008. Seth Schwartz, chairman of the guideline update group for the academy. So now you know, why not lay off the Q-tips and let adorable birds use them like tiny loofahs. [Full Article...]

Notes Ban: BofA-ML Sees RBI Surplus Payout At Rs. 50000 Crore

Indians overseas will have to produce a "copy of passport with immigration stamp as proof of the individual's absence from the country during the period November 9, 2016, to December 30, 2016" as also copies of all bank account statements evidencing that no SBNs of 500 and 1,000 rupees were deposited during the 50-day window. [Full Article...]

Texas lawmaker shot by stray New Year's Eve bullet, stable condition

Texas lawmaker shot by stray New Year's Eve bullet, stable condition A state representative is expected to be released from a local hospital after undergoing surgery to remove a stray bullet that struck him during a new year's celebration. State Rep. Armando "Mando" Martinez is "in good spirits" and is "very grateful for everything turning out the way it did", according to Magaly Torres, the district administrator in his Hidalgo County office. [Full Article...]

Kids of obese parents at risk of developmental delays, study says

Kids of obese parents at risk of developmental delays, study says The study was conducted by researchers at the NIH's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Children of obese mothers were more likely to fail tests of fine motor skills by age 3, but whether the child's mother, father, or both parents were obese affected which specific developmental problems that surfaced. [Full Article...]

How Many Taxis Can Be Replaced By One Autonomous Ride-Sharing Vehicle?

A new study from the MIT found that a fleet of 3,000 four-passenger ride-sharing cars from services like Uber and Lyft could virtually displace the entire fleet of regular taxi cabs in New York City. In case you're wondering, the research was funded by grants from the Office of Naval Research and an MIT-Singapore partnership to explore the future of urban mobility. [Full Article...]

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