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Walking linked to improved brain function

Reuters Health News - 5 hours 35 min ago
A moderate-intensity walking regimen may reduce symptoms of mild cognitive impairment that are linked to poor blood vessel health in the brain, a small study suggests.
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Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south

Pharma news - 6 hours 28 min ago

ILIGAN, Philippines (AP) — Foreign fighters are among the militants linked to the Islamic State group who are battling government troops in the southern Philippines, an official said Friday.

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Montana election down to wire after Republican 'bodyslam'

Pharma news - 9 hours 47 min ago

A special congressional election in Montana -- considered a bellwether in the opening months of Donald Trump's presidency -- was on a razor's edge Thursday after the Republican candidate faced accusations he assaulted a journalist. Greg Gianforte -- a wealthy businessman who had been expected to comfortably win Thursday's contest until recent weeks -- faces up to six months in county jail and a $500 fine if convicted of misdemeanor assault against a journalist from the British newspaper The Guardian. The race was already under close monitoring by Republicans concerned about possible cracks in support for Trump during his early, crisis-ridden tenure.

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Miss Black Texas 2016 says she as wrongfully arrested

Pharma news - 10 hours 15 min ago

COMMERCE, Texas (AP) — An East Texas police chief is on leave pending investigation after he was accused of wrongfully arresting Miss Black Texas 2016.

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Jared Kushner says he will cooperate in Trump-Russia inquiry after reports he is under scrutiny

Pharma news - 10 hours 15 min ago

Jared Kushner is currently ‘being investigated because of the extent and nature of his interactions with the Russians’, the Washington Post reported. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said he would cooperate with any investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia following reports that he is under FBI scrutiny.

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Verizon may have just made the world’s most pointless thing

Pharma news - 11 hours 53 min ago

Someone, somewhere, deep in the bowels of Verizon's marketing department, has apparently read a study saying that the Internet of Things is going to be the next iPhone. This noble Brand Crusader decided that Verizon should be a Thought Leader in this category, and directed the captive team of engineers to make a Product that demonstrates Verizon's commitment to the IoT.

But unfortunately, no one stopped along the way to think about whether this is a thing that anyone will want to buy.

It's called the SmartHub, and it's a 4G LTE modem that turns Verizon's wireless network into a local Wi-Fi network. Verizon positions it as a router for the "smart home," which means it's supposed to connect all your Nests and your Hue bulbs and smart salt shakers to the internet so they can send you endless push notifications.

The SmartHub will do that. But you know what else will do that just fine? Your home Wi-Fi network, which comes in over a cable and is probably faster, more reliable, and far cheaper per gigabyte than Verizon's LTE solution.

Sure, there are definitely people out there who don't have a fixed-line broadband connection. Depending on the year, about 65-70% of all homes have a broadband connection. But I'm willing to make a purely speculative bet that 99.9% of people who have a $200 Wi-Fi connected thermostat also have a home broadband connection. Statistically speaking, most people who don't have home broadband are either poor (in which case they can't afford smart home gadgets), renters who are moving frequently (who aren't allowed to install smart home gadgets), or old (in which case they won't understand the smart home thermostat, will overheat, and die).

There will be a time in the future, after millimeter-wave 5G becomes common and wireless internet becomes cheap, when you might want to replace your fixed-line broadband with a wireless service. But that day is not today, and no person with a smart home setup is going to run it off an expensive, capacity-limited wireless connection.

Verizon did not return a request to explain who the hell the SmartHub is for.

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Alcohol, drug, violence and self harm among teens need similar attention

Reuters Health News - May 25, 2017 - 6:16pm
It's obvious that youngsters who harm themselves need psychiatric care, but drugs, alcohol, and violent injuries should set off similar mental-health alarm bells, researchers say.
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Woman jumps onto the hood of moving car to prevent carjacking at petrol station

Pharma news - May 25, 2017 - 5:02pm

A Wisconsin woman has become a viral sensation after she jumped on the hood of her own moving car to prevent a carjacking. Melissa Smith, 27, was printing her receipt at a petrol station in Milwaukee when a stranger jumped into her car and began driving away. “I had my, ‘Oh no this isn’t happening to me today moment,’” Ms Smith told local news station WISN 12.

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Red meat tied to higher risk of dying from many diseases

Reuters Health News - May 25, 2017 - 4:29pm
Eating more red meat is associated with an increased risk of dying from eight common diseases including cancer, diabetes and heart disease, as well as “all other causes” of death, according to a recent U.S. study.
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Day care worker charged with killing baby in recorded attack

Pharma news - May 25, 2017 - 4:04pm

BALTIMORE (AP) — A day care worker in Maryland was captured on video "torturing" an 8-month-old girl who later died, authorities said Thursday. She has been charged with murder.

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Christian school bans 'immoral' pregnant teenager from attending her own graduation

Pharma news - May 25, 2017 - 4:03pm

A pregnant teenager - an honour student with straights As - has been branded “immoral” by her school and told she cannot attend its graduation ceremony. Officials at Heritage Academy, a private Christian school in Maryland, said Maddi Runkles, 18, was not welcome at the event because she had to be held “accountable for her immorality”. “Maddi is being disciplined, not because she’s pregnant, but because she was immoral,” David Hobbs, the school administrator, said in a statement.

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Turkish Foreign Ministry rejects U.S. resolution condemning street brawl in Washington

Pharma news - May 25, 2017 - 3:52pm

Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Thursday rejected a resolution by senior U.S. lawmakers condemning a street brawl between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington. Spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu said the resolution was voted and passed with "a one-sided resolution which distorts the facts" and added the incident, which took place during President Tayyip Erdogan's visit to meet President Donald Trump, was a result of negligence by U.S. authorities.

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Brand new Model 3 spy shot surfaces online

Pharma news - May 25, 2017 - 3:47pm

It's probably fair to say that Tesla's upcoming Model 3 is the most anticipated vehicle release in years, if not decades. While new car releases from luxury car makers often drum up excitement, it's rare to see an immense level of curiosity and excitement surrounding the release of a $35,000 car designed for the mass market. And yet, Tesla has managed to create an air of intrigue for the Model 3, a feat made all the more impressive given that Tesla hasn't marketed the car at all. In fact, Elon Musk recently said that Tesla will be "anti-selling" the Model 3, which is to say that it won't even be offering prospective buyers test drives.

Now the reason why the Model 3 has engendered so much interest isn't too hard to figure out. Put simply, Tesla is promising to give users a taste of its luxury Model S for just a fraction of the price, albeit in a slightly smaller design and with fewer bells and whistles. Nonetheless, interest in the Model 3 went through the roof immediately after its unveiling, with early reservations quickly reaching the 380,000 threshold, a feat that surprised even Tesla executives.

With so much interest in the Model 3 -- a dynamic partially attributable to the fact that Tesla has yet to reveal what the final version will look like -- it's become something of an activity for Tesla enthusiasts to take photos of Model 3 vehicles out on the open road during testing. Not surprisingly, the frequency with which Model 3 spy shots now seem to surface has increased as we get ever closer to mass production, which Tesla maintains will still begin in July.

The most recent Model 3 spy shot comes to us via Reddit and features a white Model 3 with roof racks. The photo isn't terribly revealing but it does give us a really great view of the Model 3's slightly altered front design.

Some additional Model 3 photos and spy shots that you might have missed over the past few weeks are embedded below.

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President Trump Appears to Push Montenegro's Prime Minister at NATO Summit

Pharma news - May 25, 2017 - 3:39pm

It came as the NATO allies were about to take a group photo.

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Does telling patients of possible side effects make them more likely?

Reuters Health News - May 25, 2017 - 3:16pm
Patients who are told their medication can have certain side effects may report these symptoms more often than patients who aren't aware their treatment carries these risks, a study of popular cholesterol pills suggests.
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How good are activity trackers at counting calories burned?

Reuters Health News - May 25, 2017 - 3:13pm
People who wear activity trackers to count the calories they're burning are probably not getting accurate estimates, suggests a new study.
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NASA's Juno probe forces 'rethink' on Jupiter

Pharma news - May 25, 2017 - 2:26pm

An unmanned NASA spaceship circling Jupiter has spotted massive cyclones at the gas giant's poles, revealing stunning new details about our solar system's largest planet, researchers said Thursday. A NASA statement described the planet as "a complex, gigantic, turbulent world" that is far different than scientists previously thought. Two papers in the journal Science and 44 papers in Geophysical Research Letters describe a trove of discoveries made since Juno began orbiting Jupiter last year.

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Venezuela military defends protests role, backs Maduro congress

Pharma news - May 25, 2017 - 2:21pm

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Decried by protesters as "murderers" defending a dictator, Venezuela's military insisted on Thursday it was not taking sides in the national political turmoil, though it did back socialist President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plan for a new congress. The armed forces' National Guard unit has played a pivotal role in two months of unrest rocking Venezuela, often blocking marches and using teargas and water cannons to fight youths hurling stones and Molotov cocktails. At least 57 people have been killed, including one National Guard member and two policemen.

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Pit Bull Formerly on Euthanasia List Now a Top K9 Agent With Police Department

Pharma news - May 25, 2017 - 2:07pm

"All he needed was a chance," cops said.

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Not a little list: EU draws up Brexit bill

Pharma news - May 25, 2017 - 1:56pm

By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will next month demand Britain agree to pay a fixed percentage of the EU's outstanding obligations on the day it leaves the bloc, in defiance of a British rejection of that logic as "preposterous". A draft EU negotiating paper, seen by Reuters, that will be put to London when Brexit talks begin following a national election in Britain on June 8 makes clear that suggestions from Prime Minister Theresa May's government that the Union might end up owing rather than getting money cut no ice in Brussels. The paper on principles of the financial settlement that the EU wants from London on departure in March 2019 sets no figure, and chief negotiator Michel Barnier has made clear it cannot be calculated until the end as it depends on the EU's spending.

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