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US experts warn pregnant women against visiting Brazil

Health News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 13:52

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The United StatesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning to pregnant women against travelling to the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil due to the risk associated with the Zika virus.

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Number of children requiring dental care rises in England

Health News - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 13:50

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According to a new report, the total number of younger children requiring dental treatment has increased significantly and indicates that the dental health is deteriorating in the country.

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Scientists receive major milestone in pancreatic cancer treatment

Health News - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 14:46

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A team of scientists have achieved a major milestone in developing effective treatment for pancreatic cancer.

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Low dose of chemo therapy can restrict cancer, study

Health News - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 14:44

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A team of researchers has said that chemotherapy is low dosage is useful in keeping cancer under control and is more effective than using high dosage to wipe out cancer.

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Government to consider meningitis immunisation

Health News - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 03:05

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Government has indicated that it will consider the introduction of an immunisation programme against meningitisfor children under the age of 11 year.

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More strikes are expected in March and April, says BMA

Health News - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 02:56

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The British Medical Association (BMA) has said that more strikes are scheduled during the months of March and April, 2016.

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Weak Current Quarter Profit Forecast Overshadow Fitbit’s Healthy Fourth Quarter Earnings

Health News - Tue, 02/23/2016 - 08:45

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On Monday, San Francisco based Fitbit Inc. reported quarterly earnings that surpassed the market expectations but, its weak outlook for the year took a toll on its share prices during the after-market trading.

The wearable device maker said its Q4 net income was $64.2 million or 26 cents a share.

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Yahoo’s Board considering Possible Sale of the Business, Hires Three Investment Banking Firms

Banking Sector - Sat, 02/20/2016 - 09:03

Yahoo’s Board considering Possible Sale of the Business, Hires Three Investment

No matter how hard, Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer tried to boost the company's profits nothing seemed to work for long and pressure from the frustrated shareholders kept growing. Stock prices of the company have dropped rapidly and investors are now pushing for sale of the Internet operations.

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Indiana sees surge in Child Abuse Deaths

Health News - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 05:17

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Indiana youth institute released an annual report on kids count. It mentioned various factors impacting the youth and adolescents. Among the factors, child maltreatment proved more detrimental than others as the deaths caused have risen greatly, while child pregnancies have fallen.

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Jeremy Hunt sees needs for improving quality of healthcare in the NHS

Health News - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 03:00

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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that he believes that there is a need for improving the quality of healthcare in the UK during this decade.

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National Donor Day: Celebrate the Day by registering for Organ Donation

Health News - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 12:32

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Valentine's Day is a day of love, but it's also a day to raise awareness among people about life-saving organ donations. It's National Donor Day which urges people to register for organ donation and take part in all types of donations, such as organs, tissues and blood.

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JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Acquires Stocks Worth $26.6 Million of His Own Company

Banking Sector - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 11:35

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Acquires Stocks Worth $26.6 Million of His Own CompanyReportedly, Jamie Dimon, the Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase bought worth $26.6 million shares of his own bank. That might indicate his confidence in the bank although stocks have dropped to lower than they were about two years back.

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JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Acquires Stocks Worth $26.6 Million of His Own Company

Company News - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 11:35

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Acquires Stocks Worth $26.6 Million of His Own CompanyReportedly, Jamie Dimon, the Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase bought worth $26.6 million shares of his own bank. That might indicate his confidence in the bank although stocks have dropped to lower than they were about two years back.

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Risk of developing Dementia declining by 20% per decade since late 1970s: Study

Health News - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 04:41

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Since the late 1970s, the risk of developing dementia is dropping 20%, unveils a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The finding is quite contrary to the popular perception, which said that aging of the baby boomers will bring a rise in dementia cases.

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Nigeria clears Olympic Contingent to travel to Brazil

Health News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:12

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The sporting authority in Nigeria has approved a decision allowing the Nigerian Olympic Contingent to travel to Brazil to attend the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro amid concerns over spread of Zika virus in that country.

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Study shows women under 65 will spend a third of their lives in retirement

Health News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:01

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According to a new study, women under the age of 65 years will spend about a third of their lives in retirement.

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Transformation in Dealing with Drug Cases

Health News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:18

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Inner-city regions witnessed extreme police force when the crack-cocaine epidemic occurred. Obligatory sentencing laws were passed by Congress and states. However, now with present situation on severe problems occurring due to heroin usage in small towns and suburbs, addicts are being treated as addicts and not in prisons.

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Cracknell supports tax on sugary drinks in the UK

Health News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:19

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James Cracknell, a double time Olympic gold medallist, has joined calls for introducing an additional tax on sugary drinks as a measure to fight obesity in the country.

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Patients less likely to die with more nurses, study

Health News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:16

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Health experts have warned that patients are less likely to die if there are more nurses in the hospital and warned hospital managements not to substitute qualified staff with cheaper alternatives.

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Lara Casalotti finds stem cell donor

Health News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 03:16

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Lara Casalotti, who is a mixed-race student diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia, was seeking a stem cell donor from around the world. The good news is that a campaign to seek a donor has bourn fruits and a match has been found, much to the delight of the family and friends.

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