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Shares At Under Armour Down On Profit Decline For 2020

Shares At Under Armour Down On Profit Decline For 2020

On Tuesday last week, Under Armour Inc forecast a surprise drop in their profit guidance for 2020.  The athletics wear brand blames their continued weakness in North America and caution from the coronavirus outbreak in China... 
Split-second results can be had by use of smartphone lab

Split-second results can be had by use of smartphone lab

Yes, a lab right on your smartphone that instantly diagnoses infectious diseases like malaria, coronavirus, HIV or Lyme disease or a whole slew of other health conditions, even anxiety or depression. This small portable lab... 
Celgene Deal Helps Boost Bristol-Myers Earnings

Celgene Deal Helps Boost Bristol-Myers Earnings

Pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb Co reported better-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter, on Thursday, followed by a solid 2020 sales and profits forecast.  This, of course, mostly came out of the... 
Study Determines Neurology Patients Have Elevated Suicide Risk

Study Determines Neurology Patients Have Elevated Suicide Risk

Suicide is, unfortunately, somewhat common these days but people diagnosed with a neurological disorder, the risk could be much higher.  According to a new, nationwide retrospective analysis, at the Danish Research... 
Snap Shares Fall on Disappointed Earnings Beat

Snap Shares Fall on Disappointed Earnings Beat

Snapchat’s parent company, Snap, reported its Q4 2019 earnings after the closing bell, on Tuesday this week. Unfortunately, the report showed the company missed Wall Street’s revenue expectations, indicating the company... 
Living Nanostructure Cells in Butterfly Wings Help Regulate Temperature; Scientists Hope This Inspires Thermal Use in Human Technologies

Living Nanostructure Cells in Butterfly Wings Help Regulate Temperature; Scientists Hope This Inspires Thermal Use in Human Technologies

Butterflies may be fascinating beacons of springtime but they are more than just fluttering insects.  Researchers say they have identified specialized behaviors and wing scales in these organisms which equate to living... 
Amazon Breaks Ground on New Memphis Fulfillment Center

Amazon Breaks Ground on New Memphis Fulfillment Center

Amazon recently broke ground on a brand new 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Memphis, TN.  Apparently this plan has been in the works for some time but yesterday was the official, ground-breaking (literally)... 
BorgWarner Annoucnes $3.3M Acquisition of Delphi Technologies

BorgWarner Annoucnes $3.3M Acquisition of Delphi Technologies

On Tuesday morning, this week, BorgWarner Inc announced they have struck an all-stock acquisition with Delphi Technologies.  The deal is worth approximately $3.3 billion and aims to unite the two auto suppliers at a... 
The importance of getting enough Vitamin D during the winter months

The importance of getting enough Vitamin D during the winter months

Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is made in our skin after it is exposed to the UVB rays in sunlight but is also found in oily fish such as sardines, tuna, mackerel and salmon as well as mushrooms and fortified dairy products.  Vitamin... 
Single-use plastic will be phased out by China

Single-use plastic will be phased out by China

Single-use plastics, such as plastic bags, wraps, and utensils used in food outlets and courier packages, have been identified by the United Nations as one of the biggest global environmental challenges. Humongous amounts of it... 
Never refill plastic bottles to use for water bottles

Never refill plastic bottles to use for water bottles

It has long been known that it isn’t the best for our health to use plastic bottles or containers that contain the commonly known chemical BPA or Bisphenol A. BPA was invented almost 120 years ago and has been used to make... 
Autonomous Vehicle Safety Standards Remain Voluntary After US DoT Policy Update

Autonomous Vehicle Safety Standards Remain Voluntary After US DoT Policy Update

The United States Department of Transportation announced, this week an updated federal guidance for automated vehicles. The new regulation is aimed at integrating the technology into the national transportation system.   AV... 
Ikea Set to Pay $46 Million For Unsafe Dresser That Tipped Over and Killed A Toddler

Ikea Set to Pay $46 Million For Unsafe Dresser That Tipped Over and Killed A Toddler

Ikea is the largest—and likely also the most recognizable—furniture retailer in the world.  Their stores/showrooms demonstrate how versatile and compatible their collections can be in a variety of furnishing environments.  And... 
Australian Team Develops Long-Lasting Litihum-Sulfur Battery

Australian Team Develops Long-Lasting Litihum-Sulfur Battery

Researchers in Australia say they have developed a new battery with the capability to keep a smartphone charged for up to five days. Apparently this new technology could also power an electric vehicle for up to 1,000 kilometers. For... 
Curing macular degeneration using natural and artificial vision

Curing macular degeneration using natural and artificial vision

A new study reveals that a new treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the older population which causes blindness in millions of people could be available soon. Researchers from the Bar-Ilan University in Israel... 
Scientists say overeating is contributing to climate change

Scientists say overeating is contributing to climate change

So, overeating is contributing to climate change? Really? Seriously? Well, overeating does contribute to obesity, which then has a fall-out affect on the environment, particularly climate change that has been tracked by researchers.  And... 
Working Too Many Hours Could Increase Hypertension Risk

Working Too Many Hours Could Increase Hypertension Risk

Working several days of long hours, consistently, is not very good for your health.  While that might seem obvious to most of us, a new study set out to establish exactly what health detriments we might expect from such... 
Sleep Quality May Protect You From Cardiovascular Diseases, Study Says

Sleep Quality May Protect You From Cardiovascular Diseases, Study Says

We all commonly understand that sleep is important, but a new study has attempted to define just how much quality of sleep can impact quality of life, mainly in terms of its relationship with cardiovascular disease. In particular,... 
Weight Loss After the Age of 50 Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

Weight Loss After the Age of 50 Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

Current US data estimates that 2 out of 3 women are either overweight or obese.  That means, of course, that the majority of women are at a higher risk for certain weight-related health conditions, particularly those... 
US Manufacturing Sector Jumped More than Analysts Expected in November

US Manufacturing Sector Jumped More than Analysts Expected in November

Industrial production in the United States saw a 1.1 percent bump in November, close to the 1.2 percent that Wall Street had been expecting. But while this is certainly the biggest gain the Federal Reserve has noted in more than... 
White Castle Issues Voluntary Recall of Frozen Burgers Over Listeria Concerns

White Castle Issues Voluntary Recall of Frozen Burgers Over Listeria Concerns

Fast food chain White Castle recently started selling their popular slider style burgers as a frozen food option through national grocery store chains.  This week, though, the company has announced a voluntary recall... 
China Moving to Ban Foreign Technologies From Government Operation

China Moving to Ban Foreign Technologies From Government Operation

Brands like Dell, HP, and Microsoft have long used Chinese technology in their products.  You may recall that the Trump administration banned all US companies from doing any business with Chinese telecom company Huawei,... 
Slack’s Explosive Earnings Could Put the Pressure on Microsoft

Slack’s Explosive Earnings Could Put the Pressure on Microsoft

Last week, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield said that most of the company’s top customers use some parts of Microsoft’s Office 365 suite but choose Slack for messaging instead of the option built into Windows-based software.  This... 
At-Home Urine Testing Could Revolutionize Prostate Cancer Diagnoses

At-Home Urine Testing Could Revolutionize Prostate Cancer Diagnoses

At home urine tests have been quite revolutionary in a number of ways but the latest development may be one of the most beneficial.  From determining pregnancy and diagnosing certain condition, this would be the first... 
Immunotherapy Could Improve Health Outcomes for Many Prostate Cancer Patients

Immunotherapy Could Improve Health Outcomes for Many Prostate Cancer Patients

New cancer research suggests that immunotherapy could be a new source of hope for men with otherwise “incurable” prostate cancer.  In a new study, UK researchers analyzed data from 258 patients who had tried all other... 
Mercedes-Benz Owner Daimler Announces 10,000 Global Job Cuts

Mercedes-Benz Owner Daimler Announces 10,000 Global Job Cuts

Automaker Daimler has announced a plan to cut at least 10,000 jobs, globally, this year.  That would make the Mercedes-Benz owner just the most recent car company to shed workers as the whole industry rushes to make... 
Omega-3 Supplements Can Protect the Heart Without Elevated Prostate Cancer Risk

Omega-3 Supplements Can Protect the Heart Without Elevated Prostate Cancer Risk

Many studies over the years have argued that Omega-3 fatty acids are good for the heart—and soft tissue overall—but it has not been clear if this nutrient carries certain associated risks. For example, a new pair of studies... 
AstraZeneca Study Determines Farxiga Improves Outlook for Heart Failure Patients Without Diabetes

AstraZeneca Study Determines Farxiga Improves Outlook for Heart Failure Patients Without Diabetes

Heart failure patients have something to rejoice, this week, as researchers report that some patients show significant benefits when the diabetes drug dapagliflozin is added to their treatment regimens.  It should noted... 
Kraft Heinz Recalls Breakstone Cottage Cheese Products Over Concerns of Plastic and Metal Contamination

Kraft Heinz Recalls Breakstone Cottage Cheese Products Over Concerns of Plastic and Metal Contamination

The Kraft Heinz Food Company has released a product recall, this week, over concerns that a recent shipment of Breakstone cottage cheese products may be contaminated by red plastic and metal pieces.  The Kraft Heinz voluntary... 
Amazon practically giving away Woot! devices on one-day sale

Amazon practically giving away Woot! devices on one-day sale

November 11 is Chinese Alibaba’s giant one day sale event called Single’s Day and at the present time it is outdoing all previous sales with phenomenal sales  returns. Is Amazon joining in on this sales event... 
To much screen time linked to lower language skills and literacy development in children

To much screen time linked to lower language skills and literacy development in children

Brain development can be diminished if children spend too much time in front of a screen, whether it be TV, computer or hand-held devices, especially in the areas connected to literacy and language development, according to a... 
Apple’s privacy pages have a new look and are easier to read

Apple’s privacy pages have a new look and are easier to read

This week according to The Verge, Apple renewed its privacy webpages at Apple, which explains what the company does to ensure and protect your privacy. The privacy pages are much easier to read allowing you to scan through several... 
Screen Time Can Be Harmful To Young Brain Development, Study Says

Screen Time Can Be Harmful To Young Brain Development, Study Says

A new study out of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center suggests that spending too much time in front of a screen might diminish brain development for young children, especially when in the areas of the brain... 
US Stock Indexes Hit New Intraday Highs on Promising China-US Trade Deal

US Stock Indexes Hit New Intraday Highs on Promising China-US Trade Deal

The US stock market could be looking at another record-breaking day as Chinese officials have confirmed that Washington and Beijing are presently discussing the roll back of tariffs.   A spokesman representing the... 
Beyond Meat Turns a Profit and Tops Estimates but Shares Still Dip

Beyond Meat Turns a Profit and Tops Estimates but Shares Still Dip

Beyond Meat has been making a lot of noise in the food industry, and for good reason. Plant-based meat alternatives are nothing new, of course, but these products have never been touted to taste like animal protein the way... 
Alphabet Shares Fall on Earnings Miss for Q3

Alphabet Shares Fall on Earnings Miss for Q3

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, released its earnings report for third quarter 2019 on Monday and the results beat analyst’s top line expectations.  Unfortunately, the report also showed that the technology... 
Verizon and Disney collaborate to give Verizon customers a whole free year of Disney+

Verizon and Disney collaborate to give Verizon customers a whole free year of Disney+

Verizon and Disney have gotten together and in a joint statement revealed that Verizon will be offering to all of its new and existing 4gLTE and 5G unlimited wireless customers a whole years worth of free Disney+. This is a... 
Apple Watch’s fall detection feature calls 911 after man falls off cliff

Apple Watch’s fall detection feature calls 911 after man falls off cliff

Thanks to his Apple Watch, James Prudenciano and his friend, Paige Paruso were rescued after a dangerous fall down a cliff in the Hartshorne Woods Park in Middletown, New Jersey. It was late, getting dark... 
Sleep Apnea Found to Increase Retinal Macular Damage in Diabetic Patients

Sleep Apnea Found to Increase Retinal Macular Damage in Diabetic Patients

Diabetic macular edema a complication of the eye that affects the part of the retina that controls sharp vision, which can lead to vision loss. A new study has identified that this conditions appears to occur more often in diabetic... 
Walmart owned Flipkart to enter food retail business in India

Walmart owned Flipkart to enter food retail business in India

Flipkart, an e-commerce business in India, is going into the food retail business in order to expand across the nation, says its company’s CEO, Kalyan Krishnamurthy, in a statement to TechCrunch on Tuesday. The... 
Live longer by owning a dog

Live longer by owning a dog

If you are a heart attack or stroke survivor who lives alone, you could end up living longer if you own a dog. A new study recently published in the Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, which is a journal of the... 
Poisoning Attempts With OTC Drugs on the Rise Among Young Girls

Poisoning Attempts With OTC Drugs on the Rise Among Young Girls

An alarming new study—published recently in the medical journal Pediatrics—warns that poison-assisted suicide attempts among teens have dramatically increased over the past ten years. This behavior tends to be attributed more... 
Does Cleaning with Bleach Create Indoor Air Pollutants?

Does Cleaning with Bleach Create Indoor Air Pollutants?

Bleach is one of the most common—perhaps the most common—household chemical.  Obviously, the caustic liquid is a reliable disinfectant for sanitizing kitchen and bathroom surfaces, but it can also break up and remove... 
After making kitchen countertops, workers are getting ill or or even dying

After making kitchen countertops, workers are getting ill or or even dying

A very popular material used in making kitchen and bathroom countertops – artificial stone – is being linked to the deaths of workers who cut, grind or polish it. And some workers have ended up with irreversible... 
Amazon wants to use its digital voice assistant, Alexa, beyond the home

Amazon wants to use its digital voice assistant, Alexa, beyond the home

If you have Amazon’s digital voice assistant, Alexa, hooked up in your home, you are using it to turn on lights, switch TV channels, set timers when you are cooking or even turn on your microwave. But recent signs are showing... 
Lockheed Martin To Expand Hypersonics Program in Alabama

Lockheed Martin To Expand Hypersonics Program in Alabama

This week, Lockheed Martin has announced its decision to make Northern Alabama the central location for their Hypersonic Strike Work.  With this choice, the defense contractor will build a new facility that will handle... 
New FDA Probe Warns of Banned Chemical Found at Astounding Levels in E-Cigarette Liquid

New FDA Probe Warns of Banned Chemical Found at Astounding Levels in E-Cigarette Liquid

Early this week, researchers at Duke University released a study that determined some e-cigarette liquids actually contain a remarkably high level of chemicals that have been banned by the FDA as synthetic food additives. This... 
Supercooling Technique Triples Donor Liver Viability—to 27 Hours—Outside the Body

Supercooling Technique Triples Donor Liver Viability—to 27 Hours—Outside the Body

Scientists are saying they have found a way to triple the amount of time a human liver can be safely stored, giving doctors and transplant recipients far more flexibility in pursuing treatment.   The current method... 
US Crude Oil Rising As Brent in Decline

US Crude Oil Rising As Brent in Decline

Oil prices saw a bit of a bump on the first Friday of September as the head of the United States Federal Reserve said the agency will “act as appropriate” as a means to sustain the current economic expansion.  Pressure... 
Google found iPhone hacking sites that also targeted Android and Windows users in China for spying

Google found iPhone hacking sites that also targeted Android and Windows users in China for spying

Google’s researchers investigated and revealed earlier last week the hacker sites that targeted iPhones also ended up infiltrating Android and Windows users as well according to Forbes in what appears to be an effort by the...