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Widespread Drug Screening Recommended By Expert Panel

Widespread Drug Screening Recommended By Expert Panel

A panel of public health experts wants doctors to start asking every adult patient whether they have engaged in any illicit drug use. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a group of experts who advise the federal government... 
Facebook To Face Lawsuit Over Facial Recognition Software

Facebook To Face Lawsuit Over Facial Recognition Software

A U.S. court has rejected Facebook Inc.’s (NASDAQ: FB) effort to undo a class action lawsuit over the company’s face recognition technology. Facebook users in Illinois have accused the social media company of violating the... 
Uber Losses Prompt Hiring Freeze

Uber Losses Prompt Hiring Freeze

Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER), facing mounting losses, has instituted a hiring freeze for several departments in the company. According to an Uber spokesman, a hiring freeze for software engineers and product managers will... 
Overdose Deaths Decreased Last Year

Overdose Deaths Decreased Last Year

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the number of overdose deaths decreased in 2018, the first time in nearly 30 years. From 1990 through 2017, the number of overdose deaths in the U.S. increased... 
Activision Blizzard Beats Second Quarter Expectations

Activision Blizzard Beats Second Quarter Expectations

Video game publisher Video game publisher Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) announced results for the second quarter that beat Wall Street’s targets. The company says that the quarter outperformed its expectations... 
Apple Releases Results Of Its Dementia Study

Apple Releases Results Of Its Dementia Study

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) partnered with pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) and health startup Evidation Health to study whether data collected from its popular devices can help spot the early signs of dementia. The... 
Cloudflare Ends Relationship With 8chan

Cloudflare Ends Relationship With 8chan

The head of Cloudflare said his company will stop hosting fringe online platform 8chan after the platform was linked to multiple mass shootings. Cloudflare, a web infrastructure company, provides security and other services... 
Specific Exercises Can Help Those Predisposed To Obesity

Specific Exercises Can Help Those Predisposed To Obesity

People genetically predisposed to becoming obese may be able to keep the weight off by performing certain exercises. A study by Wan-Yu Lin of National Taiwan University and colleagues found that the effects of genetics can be... 
Over 2,000 Journalists, Analysts Have Data Exposed

Over 2,000 Journalists, Analysts Have Data Exposed

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) inadvertently exposed sensitive data on more than 2,000 journalists and analysts that provided their information for the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show. A spreadsheet that... 
More Young Adults Being Diagnosed With Colorectal Cancer

More Young Adults Being Diagnosed With Colorectal Cancer

New data from Canada and the U.S. is showing a substantial increase in colorectal cancers among adults in their 20s and 30s. Younger patients were also likely to have advanced cases more often than older patients. The results... 
New Zoom-able Contact Lens Developed

New Zoom-able Contact Lens Developed

Scientists at the University of California San Diego have created a prototype contact lens that zooms on your command. The researchers commented in a statement, “According to our knowledge, a soft tunable lens, whose position... 
Coca-Cola Sees Growth Year-over-year

Coca-Cola Sees Growth Year-over-year

Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) reported that its quarterly profit and sales rose year-over-year. For the second quarter, Coca-Cola reported a profit of $2.61 billion, or 61 cents a share, compared with a profit of $2.32 billion, or... 
Once-a-year HIV Drug In Works

Once-a-year HIV Drug In Works

Drug company Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) is excited about one of its new HIV drugs: islatravir (pronounced IZ-lah-trah-veer), which until last week was known as EFdA or MK-8591. The reason for the excitement is that islatravir could... 
Netflix Starts To Lose Subscribers

Netflix Starts To Lose Subscribers

Subscription video-on-demand service Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) released figures this week that show its first quarterly drop in U.S. subscribers since 2011. The company reported that it lost 126,000 U.S. subscribers in... 
Experts Raise Security Concerns About FaceApp

Experts Raise Security Concerns About FaceApp

The Russian app Faceapp is one of the most downloaded across the globe. Millions of people have downloaded the app from Google Play and it is the top-ranked app on the iOS App Store in 121 countries. Even celebrities, including... 
Blood Test For Alzheimer’s On Horizon

Blood Test For Alzheimer’s On Horizon

A blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia has been a long-sought goal for scientists. Now, one may be on the horizon. Promising results have been see in multiple studies... 
Tesla Makes Big Changes To Lineup

Tesla Makes Big Changes To Lineup

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has announced some big changes to its vehicle lineup. According to a statement from the company, Tesla is discontinuing some versions of its vehicles and changing the pricing on others. The company only... 
Potential Cause Of SpaceX Spacecraft Explosion Revealed

Potential Cause Of SpaceX Spacecraft Explosion Revealed

SpaceX says that it believes it has discovered the reason behind the explosion of its Crew Dragon spaceship back on April 20. The craft exploded on the test stand during an uncrewed ground test of its escape thrusters. The spaceship... 
Trade War Hurting China And U.S.

Trade War Hurting China And U.S.

Recent data is showing that the fallout from the trade war with China is hurting the United States as well. Chinese imports of American goods fell 31 percent in June on a year-over-year basis. Chinese exports to the U.S. dropped... 
Amazon Offering To Pay For Workers Tech Training

Amazon Offering To Pay For Workers Tech Training

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced plans to invest $700 million over the next six years to train 100,000 employees for higher-skilled jobs. Up to 95 percent of the cost of tuition would be paid for fulfillment-center... 
Reversal Of Hand And Arm Paralysis Accomplished In Australia

Reversal Of Hand And Arm Paralysis Accomplished In Australia

Surgeons in Australia have successfully rewired the nerves inside some paralyzed patients’ bodies to restore movement to their arms and hands. The success was accomplished using nerve transfer surgery, a technique pioneered... 
Salmonella Outbreak Traced To Pig-ear Dog Treats

Salmonella Outbreak Traced To Pig-ear Dog Treats

An outbreak of salmonella has been traced to pig ears sold as dog treats. The outbreak has sickened 45 people, including 12 hospitalizations, in 13 states. Although the investigation is ongoing, the Center for Disease Control... 
Walmart Facing Big Loss On E-commerce Business

Walmart Facing Big Loss On E-commerce Business

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is losing on its big bet to challenge Amazon.com on the e-commerce front. Walmart is now expected to lose at least $1 billion this year in its U.S. e-commerce division. According to reports, the e-commerce... 
Facebook Fined By German Authorities Over Complaints

Facebook Fined By German Authorities Over Complaints

German authorities have fined Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) 2 million euros ($2.3 million) for inaccurately reporting the amount of complaints about illegal content on its platform. Under the Network Enforcement Act, which took effect... 
Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Papayas

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Papayas

A food safety alert has been issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over an outbreak of salmonella linked to fresh papayas imported from Mexico. According to the alert: “Epidemiologic evidence and... 
Grubhub Accused Of Cybersquatting On Restaurant Domains

Grubhub Accused Of Cybersquatting On Restaurant Domains

The business practices and fee structure of Grubhub Inc. (NYSE: GRUB) has long been under scrutiny, but now the company is accused of abusing businesses in a whole new way. A recent investigation has found that Grubhub may be... 
CDC Expands Recommendations For HPV Vaccine

CDC Expands Recommendations For HPV Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has decided that some people through age 45 could benefit from getting an HPV vaccine. The group also voted unanimously to recommend... 
Executive Order Issued On Health Care Costs

Executive Order Issued On Health Care Costs

An executive order issued by President Donald Trump will give consumers more information about what their health care will cost before they get it. The order calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of the actual prices for common... 
5 Chinese Tech Firms Added To U.S. Blacklist

5 Chinese Tech Firms Added To U.S. Blacklist

Five Chinese technology firms have been added to a United States blacklist. The U.S. Commerce Department said in its announcement that the five are being added to an “entity list” due to posing risks to American interests. The... 
Expert Panel Recommends Expanded Use Of PrEP Pills

Expert Panel Recommends Expanded Use Of PrEP Pills

A new recommendation aimed at preventing HIV infections and AIDS has been issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The panel of experts is recommending that the use of preexposure prophylaxis medications, also known... 
India Imposes Higher Tariffs On U.S.

India Imposes Higher Tariffs On U.S.

India has increased tariffs on U.S. products in retaliation to President Donald Trump scrapping trade privileges for India. A government notification said the new duties will take effect on Sunday. President Trump is planning... 
Bayer To Invest Billions In New Product Development

Bayer To Invest Billions In New Product Development

German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer has announced plans to invest billions over the next decade to develop “additional methods to combat weeds” as questions swirl around the safety of its popular glyphosate-based Roundup... 
FCC Makes It Easier To Block Robocalls

FCC Makes It Easier To Block Robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to make it easier for wireless carriers to block unwanted robocalls on their systems. Now, carriers can switch on robocall-blocking technologies automatically for all customers,... 
Fitness Company Peloton Ready For IPO

Fitness Company Peloton Ready For IPO

Peloton Interactive Inc. has announced that it is ready to file for an initial public offering. The home-exercise startup has filed the draft listing documents confidentially with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.... 
Beverly Hills Bans Tobacco Sales

Beverly Hills Bans Tobacco Sales

Beverly Hills has become the first city in the nation to ban nearly all tobacco sales within its borders. The Beverly Hills City Council voted unanimously to ban the sale of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and e-cigarettes... 
U.S. Services Sector A Bright Spot In Latest Economic Report

U.S. Services Sector A Bright Spot In Latest Economic Report

According to a new report from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the U.S. services sector activity expanded at a brisk pace in May. The sector accounts for the majority of U.S. economic activity. The report shows that... 
IKEA Launching Robotic Furniture

IKEA Launching Robotic Furniture

Swedish furniture maker IKEA is partnering with an American startup to create a line of robotic furniture. The new line is designed to turn a room into a modular and adaptable living area. According to the company announcement,... 
Large Studies Link Processed Foods To Earlier Death

Large Studies Link Processed Foods To Earlier Death

A pair of recently published studies appear to show a link between the consumption of processed food and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and earlier death. Two separate studies from France and Spain showed a higher mortality... 
JPMorgan Chase Settles Parental Leave Discrimination Case

JPMorgan Chase Settles Parental Leave Discrimination Case

JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) has agreed to settle a discrimination case related to its parental leave policy for fathers. The class-action case was prompted by a male employee of the company who claimed a denial of the opportunity... 
How Many Steps Per Day Needed For Better Health?

How Many Steps Per Day Needed For Better Health?

Many people believe that they need to be walking at least 10,000 steps a day for good health. The number is often the default setting for step goals on fitness trackers and promoted by experts as a worthy daily fitness goal. Research... 
New Report Shows Home Price Growth Slowing

New Report Shows Home Price Growth Slowing

The pace of home-price growth continues to decelerate across the nation, according to a new report. According to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city index, prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in March, compared... 
Uber To Offer Rideshare To Great Barrier Reef

Uber To Offer Rideshare To Great Barrier Reef

Ride-share company Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) announced the launch of a new feature that allows customers to book a submarine trip through the company’s app. Uber riders in select Queensland, Australia, cities will... 
U.S. Farmers To Receive $16 Billion in Aid

U.S. Farmers To Receive $16 Billion in Aid

Farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs from China are set to benefit from a generous aid package issued by President Trump. The president unveiled a new $16 billion bailout for farmers during remarks in the White House Roosevelt... 
Chevrolet Adds New Safety Feature To Teen Driver Mode

Chevrolet Adds New Safety Feature To Teen Driver Mode

Chevrolet, a division of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), has announced that it is adding a new Buckle to Drive feature to the Teen Driver mode for some of its vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,... 
Walmart Announces Details Of New 300-acre Headquarters

Walmart Announces Details Of New 300-acre Headquarters

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has announced plans to build an expansive new headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. The new campus will sit on more than 300 acres just a few blocks from its current location on the corner of S.W. 8th...