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
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 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
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...
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 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...
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
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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.
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,
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
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...
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
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
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...
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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...
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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...
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
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
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...