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Apple Watch 5 series to debut next month with stunning upgrades

Apple Watch 5 series to debut next month with stunning upgrades

Much attention has been zeroing in on Apple’s new iPhone models which are scheduled to debut on Tuesday, September 10, particularly because of the rather controversial design change on... 
Pfizer Inches Closer to New Off-Patent Drug Combination Deal with Mylan

Pfizer Inches Closer to New Off-Patent Drug Combination Deal with Mylan

Drug company Pfizer Inc has announced plans to combine its off-patent business with the Mylan NV line to form a generic drug giant that might have a better outlook in the increasing competitive... 
Precious Metals Down But Gold Consolidates Up Ahead of Fed Meeting

Precious Metals Down But Gold Consolidates Up Ahead of Fed Meeting

After sliding one percent in the previous session, gold saw a bit of a rebound at the end last week thanks to solid US jobs data.  Fortunately, gross domestic product in the US,... 
AbbVie Boosts Revenue Outlook Even With Concerns Over Loss of Humira Exclusivity

AbbVie Boosts Revenue Outlook Even With Concerns Over Loss of Humira Exclusivity

This week, drugmaker AbbVie reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue results and raising their guidance in the process.  This comes after sales of the Chicago-based company’s... 
Record Highs in Tech Stocks Help Lift Market in the Second Quarter

Record Highs in Tech Stocks Help Lift Market in the Second Quarter

The US stock market gained some momentum on Friday on the hopeful economic data.  For the second quarter, the US economy grew more than 2 percent, which is down 100 basis points... 
Alphabet’s Wing Aviation Drones Get FAA Approval

Alphabet’s Wing Aviation Drones Get FAA Approval

Google’s parent company, Alphabet has a Wing Aviation division that actually grew from a Google X project. It was designed to be a drone delivery service, but has been waiting for approval... 
Huge 17-foot-tall Ultra HD TV Revealed by Sony

Huge 17-foot-tall Ultra HD TV Revealed by Sony

Imagine a television screen bigger than a bus.  It won’t fit in your living room but it has been created by Sony so you will soon see it in your local cinema movie theater. It... 
Brain Stimulation May Reduce Memory Decline

Brain Stimulation May Reduce Memory Decline

A jolt of electricity could be all that is necessary to boost memory function in the aging brain.  This is the idea a new study out of Boston University set out to investigate.  Apparently,... 
20-Minutes A Day of “Nature Experience” Could Reduce Your Stress

20-Minutes A Day of “Nature Experience” Could Reduce Your Stress

No matter where you live or what your lifestyle might be, you probably agree that spending time in nature—among green spaces—has a restorative effect.  A new study, however,... 
Poor Diet Linked to 1 in 5 Deaths Globally

Poor Diet Linked to 1 in 5 Deaths Globally

It should come as no big surprise that the diet of the average American is not very healthy.  From processed meats and carbohydrates to lots of added sugar and sodium, the risks... 
US NHTSA Opens Hyundai and Kia Vehicle Fires Probe

US NHTSA Opens Hyundai and Kia Vehicle Fires Probe

The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this week, opened new cases to investigate Hyundai and Kia vehicle models after thousands of fires resulting in more than... 
Stimulant Injections Transform Tumors into “Cancer Vaccine Factories”

Stimulant Injections Transform Tumors into “Cancer Vaccine Factories”

Scientists out of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai hospital, in New York, have recently revealed an exciting breakthrough in cancer research.  Apparently they have developed... 
Could Fish Slime Be the Answer to Antibiotic Resistance?

Could Fish Slime Be the Answer to Antibiotic Resistance?

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that antibiotic resistance continues to be among the biggest public health challenges today.  As a matter... 
Colorectal Cancer in Younger Patients Often Overlooked or Misdiagnosed

Colorectal Cancer in Younger Patients Often Overlooked or Misdiagnosed

New research being presented at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting, in Atlanta next week, indicates that colorectal cancer may affect more young people than... 
Wall Street Bonuses Slide, But Still Outpace Average American Salary

Wall Street Bonuses Slide, But Still Outpace Average American Salary

Here is some good news for the everyday American: Wall Street bonuses are down 17 percent. On the other hand, that only means that the average Wall Street bonus, in 2018, was $153,700;... 
New Guideline Opposes Daily Aspirin For Heart Disease and Stroke Care

New Guideline Opposes Daily Aspirin For Heart Disease and Stroke Care

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have recently added to the 2019 Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease guidelines with recommendations... 
Bayer Stock Plunges On Roundup Cancer Ruling

Bayer Stock Plunges On Roundup Cancer Ruling

Shares of Bayer Inc plummeted about 12 percent in morning trading, on Wednesday, after a San Francisco jury determined that one of its products caused cancer, in favor of the plaintiff,... 
Boeing Drags Otherwise Strong Dow Index Last Week

Boeing Drags Otherwise Strong Dow Index Last Week

The Dow Jones Industrial average took a bit of a hit early this week, largely on the heels of yet another sharp sell-off of Boeing shares.  Fortunately, strong, low-volume showings... 
Blood Pressure Drug Recall Over Carcinogen Concerns Expands, Again

Blood Pressure Drug Recall Over Carcinogen Concerns Expands, Again

Blood pressure medications seem to be plagued with recalls lately and this week is no different.  Indeed, another angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) blood pressure drug maker has... 
MoviePass Is Ready For a Comeback; but Are Consumers Ready for MoviePass?

MoviePass Is Ready For a Comeback; but Are Consumers Ready for MoviePass?

MoviePass was a great idea; it was also a noble effort; and a tragic disaster.  Offering consumers the ability to see unlimited movies every month, for a simple—and practical—monthly... 
Could A New Blood Test Improve Prediction Risk Rate for Pre-Term Birth

Could A New Blood Test Improve Prediction Risk Rate for Pre-Term Birth

Medical researchers are currently trying to develop a new blood test that could predict risk for spontaneous pre-term delivery.  In this new study, the Brigham & Women’s University... 
Key 2,800-Level Threshold In S&P 500 Leads to Strong Market Gains

Key 2,800-Level Threshold In S&P 500 Leads to Strong Market Gains

The first couple of days of March saw a nice surprise from the stock market, helping to boost stocks to the best start to a year in almost thirty years.  The Standard & Poors... 
Should It Concern You that Glyphosate is Probably In Your Favorite Beer or Wine?

Should It Concern You that Glyphosate is Probably In Your Favorite Beer or Wine?

A brand new study by a public interest group in the United States—US PIRG—has discerned that certain beer and wine brands contain trace amounts of glyphosate. If that sounds familiar—and... 
Facebook Files Lawsuit to Charge Chinese Companies For Making and Selling Fake Social Media Accounts

Facebook Files Lawsuit to Charge Chinese Companies For Making and Selling Fake Social Media Accounts

On Friday, Facebook announced that it will pursue legal action against at least three people—and four companies—based in China over their promoting the sale of fake accounts, fake likes,... 
Novavax Shares Tank On Second Phase III RSV Vaccine Study Failure

Novavax Shares Tank On Second Phase III RSV Vaccine Study Failure

Novavax stock plummeted 65 percent in pre-market activity late this week, now trading hands at just north of $2 per share.  The tank is definitely the result of investors losing... 
AT&T and Time Warner Finally Allowed to Merge

AT&T and Time Warner Finally Allowed to Merge

An appellate court has turned down a bid from the United States Department of Justice to overturn a ruling that had opened the door to AT&T acquiring Time Warner.  The US Court... 
JC Penney To Close Stores In Recovery Efforts

JC Penney To Close Stores In Recovery Efforts

Retailers have had a tough go the past few years, particularly the older brick-and-mortar stores that have only really known one way to do business and have had trouble transitioning into... 
Active Surveillance May Help Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients Avoid Risky Treatments

Active Surveillance May Help Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients Avoid Risky Treatments

Aside from potential drug trials, good news among cancer research is somewhat rare.  That is not to say that we are not making impressive strides to understand—and, hopefully,... 
Amazon Adds new Publishing Feature to Alexa Blueprints

Amazon Adds new Publishing Feature to Alexa Blueprints

Many Amazon Alexa users have been able to enjoy the new Alex Blueprints function that the online retail giant introduced last year.  This is a new function that allows Alexa owners... 
Apple May Reward Teen Who Found FaceTime Snooping Bug

Apple May Reward Teen Who Found FaceTime Snooping Bug

Grant Thompson, a 14-year old from Tucson, Arizona, was instrumental in detecting a snooping bug in Apple’s Group FaceTime app around mid- January 2019. Grant found the privacy glitch... 
Could Aspirin Benefit Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Could Aspirin Benefit Head and Neck Cancer Patients

A new study out of the University of California San Francisco has some good news for cancer patients. Apparently a simple regimen of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, for just six months,... 
What Is the Relationship Between Exercise and Depression?

What Is the Relationship Between Exercise and Depression?

While doctors will always recommend exercise and fresh air as a means to improve a wide variety of health conditions—and general health, overall—a new international study argues that exercise... 
Prescription Insulin Costs have Doubled in the Last Five Years

Prescription Insulin Costs have Doubled in the Last Five Years

There is no denying that medical costs have been on an aggressive rise over the past several years, and in no sector is this more apparent than pharmaceuticals.  But while these changes... 
Ford and Volkswagen Form New Partnership

Ford and Volkswagen Form New Partnership

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group have recently combined to form a global alliance with a plan to start making pickup trucks. Early this week, the automakers announced they will... 
Report Warns Accidental Opioid Death More Common Than Death From Accidental Vehicle Crash

Report Warns Accidental Opioid Death More Common Than Death From Accidental Vehicle Crash

The United States has been amidst an opioid epidemic and it looks like that crisis has hit a new high. In fact, Americans are now more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than... 
You Might No Longer Be Able To Share Your Streaming Account Much Longer

You Might No Longer Be Able To Share Your Streaming Account Much Longer

You would be hard pressed to find any home in the United States does not have a Netflix.  Some homes may even have more than one such accounts.  And some people may share... 
Cambridge Scientists Inch Closer to Breath Biopsy Tool

Cambridge Scientists Inch Closer to Breath Biopsy Tool

Cancer continues to be one of the most pervasive diseases we can suffer as human beings, and that is largely because it is not always easy to detect. After all, the body can be in a “pre-cancerous”... 
What is Microsoft’s “Project Bali”?

What is Microsoft’s “Project Bali”?

Data security and privacy protections continues to be a major topic of discussion, these days, thanks to more of our lives moving to an online space.  As we continue to grow in... 
Bristol-Myers Squibb Poised for $74 Billion Takeover of Celgene

Bristol-Myers Squibb Poised for $74 Billion Takeover of Celgene

On Thursday, drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb announced its plan to buy competitor Celgene in a billion-dollar deal. If they succeed, it will be one of the biggest mergers in the history... 
What’s Better For Your Hypertension:  Medication or Exercise? 

What’s Better For Your Hypertension:  Medication or Exercise? 

High blood pressure is probably the most common cardiovascular issue among adults; at least, in the developed world.  In fact, it is so common that even some of the most active—and healthy—people... 
Is The Secret to Longevity In What You Drink?

Is The Secret to Longevity In What You Drink?

And now, the moment we have all been waiting for:  A brand new scientific study confirms that being overweight and drinking alcohol and coffee are the key to a longer life. But before you thank... 
Farm Bill Makes Hemp Cash Crop but FDA Still Says CBD Is Illegal

Farm Bill Makes Hemp Cash Crop but FDA Still Says CBD Is Illegal

Last week, US President Donald Trump signed a new—and quite large—farm bill that designates hemp as an agricultural cash crop. This will provide hemp (and legal cannabis) farmers benefits... 
FDA Warns About New Discovery that Certain Antibiotics Could Result in Aortic Aneurysm

FDA Warns About New Discovery that Certain Antibiotics Could Result in Aortic Aneurysm

On Thursday, this week, the United States Food and Drug Administration warned that the antibiotic fluoroquinolone may possess more risks than benefits, according to research based on patient... 
Is Frequent Sex the Key to A Happy (and Healthy) Life?

Is Frequent Sex the Key to A Happy (and Healthy) Life?

A new English study suggests that those who have more sex tend to be happier. Of course, that is a bit of a generalization so let’s take a closer look at the data and the analysis. The study... 
Excess Weight Is to Blame for 4 Percent of Cancers Globally

Excess Weight Is to Blame for 4 Percent of Cancers Globally

An important new report cautions that excess weight appears to be linked to roughly 4 percent of cancers around the world. Assessed for the year 2012, the study looked at cancer in relation... 
US Gun Deaths Reach A Record High

US Gun Deaths Reach A Record High

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released alarming data that gun deaths are near a 40-year high. Perhaps more concerning, the approximately 40,000 gun-related... 
Intel’s New Sunny Cove CPU Architecture Should Better Compete With AMD

Intel’s New Sunny Cove CPU Architecture Should Better Compete With AMD

At Intel’s 2018 Architecture Day, on Tuesday, the chip-maker intimated a new direction for its hardware.  The latest announcement was something called Sunny Cove. This is a new design for... 
Uber Files IPO In Race With Lyft To Be the First on Wall Street

Uber Files IPO In Race With Lyft To Be the First on Wall Street

In a rather quiet move, Uber Technologies filed controversial paperwork for an initial public offering (IPO), according to a few people with intimate knowledge of the company’s prospects. ... 
Trump Proposes Non-Essential Packaging Postal Rate Hike To Save Struggling Postal Service

Trump Proposes Non-Essential Packaging Postal Rate Hike To Save Struggling Postal Service

US President Donald Trump formed a task force that is now scrutinizing US Postal Service operations, with proposals to overhaul the agency in order to restore some fiscal balance. The Postal... 
Microsoft and Apple Now Vying For Title of World’s Most Valuable Company

Microsoft and Apple Now Vying For Title of World’s Most Valuable Company

For the first time in eight years, Microsoft reclaimed its top stop from Apple as the most valuable company in the world, at $812.93 billion over Apple’s $812.60 billion.  The power shift...