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General Electric preparing to sell off more parts

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The plan's presentation would come on the same day as the Boston-based company will be dropped from the Dow Jones industrial average, ending the conglomerate's more than 100-year run in the 30-company blue chip index. On Tuesday, GE said that those asset sales are essentially complete . When Immelt announced last June that he would retire, shares gained 4 percent but that turned out to be just a pause. Read More »

Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates, study suggests

Irina Mordukhovich, corresponding author of the study, said the research is one of "the largest and most comprehensive studies of cancer among cabin crew to date". Air crews have the largest average annual effective dose of all radiation-exposed workers in the US, according to 2009 findings by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements . Read More »

For first time ever, FDA approves marijuana-derived medicine

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Before the drug can be made widely available, the US Drug Enforcement Administration must reclassify CBD, which is considered a Schedule 1 drug that has a high risk of abuse and no medical value because it is derived from marijuana. Years ago, the Stanley brothers of southern Colorado grew a strain of marijuana low in THC and high in CBD. Those taking 20 mg of Epidiolex a day had 42 percent fewer seizures, on average, compared with 37 percent fewer seizures in the group taking 10 mg of the ... Read More »

Woman diagnosed with West Nile Virus in Illinois

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West Nile virus is primarily a bird virus that in humans causes serious illness of the central nervous system in less than 1 percent of cases, according to officials. REDUCE - make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens. The Florida Department of Health also recommends draining still water outside your homes, as that is a popular breeding ground for mosquitoes. Read More »

Florida Teen First Human Case of Another Mosquito-Borne Virus

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Researchers with the university say there is no test that quickly identifies the virus, which may have contributed to the initial misdiagnoses. The virus has been known since the 1960's, but for the first time, University of Florida researchers said a human contracted it. Read More »

First human Keystone virus infection reported

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The virus has been known since the 1960's, but for the first time, University of Florida researchers said a human contracted it. According to a report recently published on the case in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases , the boy (who remains anonymous) had a fever of around 100 degrees. Read More »

Herpes Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer's Disease

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The study, headed by a team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, found increased levels of the two Roseoloviruses , human herpesvirus 6A (HHV-6A) and human herpesvirus 7 (HHV7), interacting with gene networks in areas of the brain that are known to be affected in AD. Read More »

Laser pointer burns hole in 9-year-old boy's eye

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The victim's father reportedly purchased the laser pointer as a toy from a street vendor. In a shocking incident, a nine-year-old boy has become partially blind after playing with a green laser pointer that burned a hole in his eye. Lee added, "That can leave scar tissue behind and can cause bleeding". The child came in for check up with his doctors in Volos, Greece, over a year after his injuries, complaining of sight issues. Read More »

From Shilpa Shetty To Malaika Arora, Bollywood Stars Stay Fit With Yoga

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The actress needs no introduction to Yoga as her entire social media has her in various asanas , some that we can not believe were even possible to do. She was introduced to the lovely world of yoga by Kareena Kapoor and since then there is no looking back. A self-confessed yoga lover, Shilpa admits that yoga is the key to her fitness. Read More »

Oscar Health ramps up expansion to 14 markets for 2019

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Introducing association health plans , or AHPs, has always been a goal for congressional Republicans. Proponents of AHPs think the new rule will be a boon for small business owners who can not afford traditional coverage. "One of the issues that we hear from small business owners routinely is that the cost of providing health insurance to their employees is one of the biggest drivers of their ability to be successful", Wilmington Chamber of Commerce President Natalie English said in ... Read More »

Irish 'breakthrough of the century' on Alzheimer's disease

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That meant identifying interactions between the virus genes and other genes in brain cells. One of the primary questions is whether such pathogens play an active, causative role in the disease or enter the brain simply as opportunistic passengers, taking advantage of the neural deterioration characteristic of Alzheimer's disease. Read More »

Trudeau says Canada will legalize marijuana on October 17

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The Senate passage of the bill was the final hurdle in the process. Business Insider reports that one of Canada's largest banks believes that the marijuana industry in the country will be a $6.5 billion one by 2020. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday said that marijuana will be legal across the country starting October 17, according to The Associated Press . Read More »

Trump to sign decree to end migrant family separations

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Until now, Trump and White House officials have instead been pushing GOP lawmakers this week to pass legislation that deals with immigration reform. He could have reversed the practice of splitting children from their parents with a phone call. "We want the heart", he said, "but we also want strong borders and we want no crime". Read More »

Tens of thousands join Indian leader for world yoga day

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The practice emerged as a way of transcending this suffering. While many powers in the world divide us, yoga unites us. In India , the yoga day was celebrated with much fervour and excitement. Yoga has now become a bridge between India and China to bring the people of the two countries together, Indian envoy Gautam Bambawale said today as he along with large number of Chinese yoga enthusiasts participated in a colourful yoga event here on the fourth International Yoga Day. Read More »

WHO Classifies Video Game Addiction as Mental Health Disorder

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Among the concerns of skeptics is the possibility that, by explicitly codifying gaming addiction, it could end up heaping further stigma on video games in general. In fact, she urinated on herself while sitting down playing the game. The gaming industry is also speaking out against the move. "A key principle in this revision was to simplify the coding structure and electronic tooling - this will allow health care professionals to more easily and completely record conditions", said Dr. Read More »

CDC: Smoking Rates Hit Record Lows

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There hadn't been much change the previous two years, but it's been clear there's been a general decline and the new figures show it's continuing, said K. The campaigns included cigarette taxes, smoking bans in public places as well as educational drives. A public health statement issued by the ACS June 11 notes combustible cigarettes account for roughly, "98 percent of all tobacco-related deaths." . Read More »

Roundview Capital LLC Has $210,000 Holdings in CVS Health Corp (CVS)

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Finally, Mission Wealth Management LP boosted its position in shares of CVS Health by 28.3% during the 4th quarter. This isn't the first time CVS has positioned itself in a competitive matter. In other news, Director C David Brown II acquired 10,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 4th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $61.99 per share, with a total value of $619,900.00. Read More »

International Yoga Day 2018

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People gathered at a sprawling forest research institute - snakes and monkeys were removed in advance - before dawn for the communal session involving the yoga-mad premier, an AFP reporter at the scene said. In a world of excess, yoga promises restraint and balance. President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a three-day visit to Surinamese will perform yoga asanas along with his counterpart Desire Delano Bouterse in Paramaribo. Read More »

Bezos-Buffett-Dimon Health Care Company Names CEO

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He said in a statement Wednesday that he has devoted his career in public health to building solutions for better care delivery, and that while the current system is broken, " better is possible". "He is the type of thoughtful and inspirational leader they need to attract great talent", Neupert said. Insurance premiums have soared 55% over the past decade, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, contributing to the growing dissatisfaction voiced by employers. Read More »

Video Game Addiction Receives Official Recognition From WHO

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The new ICD edition also includes chapters on traditional medicine, which never had been classified, as well as a new chapter on sexual health that brings together conditions previously categorized in other ways. He guessed that the percentage of video game players with a compulsive problem was likely to be extremely small - much less than 1% - and that many such people would likely have other underlying problems, like depression, bipolar disorder or autism. Read More »

NGOs Sensitise Students On Sickle Cell Disorder

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As we commemorate this World Sickle Cell day , let us show some compassion to people living with sickle cell . The event which coincided with today's World Sickle Cell Day , was in line with the United Nations objectives, stressing that the body would create awareness, carryout the great vision towards the total prevention and eradication of sickle cell anaemia from the society. Read More »

Google's new type of AI algorithm could predict when you'll die

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Yes. Google AI will not only predict whether the patient will live or die. "Deep learning models achieved high accuracy for tasks such as predicting: in-hospital mortality (area under the receiver operator curve [AUROC] across sites 0.93-0.94), 30-day unplanned readmission (AUROC 0.75-0.76), prolonged length of stay (AUROC 0.85-0.86), and all of a patient's final discharge diagnoses (frequency-weighted AUROC 0.90)". Read More »

What are your experiences of gaming addiction? Share your stories

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It is characterised by impaired control over gaming , increasing priority to gaming over other activities including daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite negative consequences. That said, there are millions of gamers around the world, and we feel that it could be said that some of these gamers are actually addicted to gaming. Read More »

New Amazon-led health care company names surgeon Atul Gawande as CEO

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He is also well known for his books and writing in the New Yorker about the US health-care system. The company - which still doesn't have a name - will be based in Boston. Gawande was not immediately available for an interview, according to the Brigham. "You have these enormous variances around the country". Munger thought the article was so socially useful that he blindly mailed Gawande a $20,000 check, Buffett told CNBC at the time. Read More »

Woman strangles bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia

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Her home is in the middle of soybean fields, so she never expected to encounter a bobcat . As the large feline clawed her, the adrenaline kicked in and she made a decision to strangle it, she says. "I wasn't dying today", said Dede Phillips. She believes if she hadn't killed the rabid animal, it would have killed her. Unfortunately, bringing down the bobcat was only half the battle for Phillips. Read More »