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Free skin cancer screenings this weekend in Roseburg
ROSEBURG, Ore. – With temperatures heating up, dermatologists in Douglas County are making sure people in the area are safe from skin cancer.
Jun 26, 2019 23:36 UTC Health Read More

Amazon Prime Day 2019: Where to find best deals on phones
Prime Day, also known as the day when e-commerce giant Amazon slashes prices on a variety of items, will begin July 15 and last two days. During that stretch…
Jun 26, 2019 22:37 UTC Business Read More

You just can't get enough, when it comes to exercise: Cambridge study
You can't do too much exercise in later life, research by Cambridge University suggests. The study of 15000 Britons aged 40 to 79 found that active men and…
Jun 26, 2019 22:29 UTC Health Read More

Rich nations could end cervical cancer within decades, say experts
Elimination of cervical cancer in wealthy countries such as the UK may be possible within decades, say experts, following a major study showing the success of…
Jun 26, 2019 22:29 UTC Health Read More

“Astrophysicsts Baffled” –AI Accurately Simulates the Universe & Dark Matter
AI Simulates the Universe, including amount of dark matter.
Jun 26, 2019 22:11 UTC Science Read More

Computer Experts Working To Fully Restore Baltimore City Computer System
Computer experts are doing what they can to make the city's computer system whole again, while residents still hang around waiting to pay water bills and…
Jun 26, 2019 21:48 UTC Computing Read More

Lakes on Titan Might Have Exotic Crystals Encrusted Around Their Shores
Researchers duplicating Titan's conditions in their laboratory have watched some very exotic crystals form. They may form on Titan's shorelines.
Jun 26, 2019 21:17 UTC Science Read More

Nutritionist says premature death is preventable with this diet
A physician explains how his method of weight loss can help shed weight and be healthy with a plant based diet.
Jun 26, 2019 20:59 UTC Health Read More

Rite Aid stock falls 10% after larger-than-expected quarterly loss
Shares of Rite Aid Corp. fell more than 10% in the extended session Wednesday after the retailer reported a larger-than-expected fiscal first-quarter loss....
Jun 26, 2019 20:42 UTC Business Read More

Total solar eclipse had effects on Wyoming’s sagebrush, UW research finds
CASPER, Wyo. — People from across the country flocked to places like Casper to catch an August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. A University of Wyoming.
Jun 26, 2019 20:25 UTC Science Read More

Macron Calls Climate Change a ‘Red Line’ Issue at G20, Rebuking Trump
President Emmanuel Macron of France said that he would not sign any Group of 20 joint statement unless it dealt with climate change, in a barb at President…
Jun 26, 2019 20:11 UTC Business Read More

US troops are using dating apps more and condoms less as sexually transmitted infections surge within the ranks
*Service* members are increasingly having sex without condoms, contributing to the rise in rates of sexually transmitted infections.
Jun 26, 2019 20:10 UTC Health Read More

The fundamental physics of frequency combs sheds light on nature's problem-solving skills
Nature has a way of finding optimal solutions to complex problems. For example, despite the billions of ways for a single protein to fold, proteins always fold in a…
Jun 26, 2019 19:36 UTC Science Read More

You may have been exposed to Hepatitis A if you ate at this Watkins Glen restaurant
Health officials in Upstate New York are warning people about a possible exposure to Hepatitis A at a Finger Lakes restaurant. Spectrum News reports an alert…
Jun 26, 2019 19:27 UTC Health Read More

'5B' Documentary Spotlights The Nation's First AIDS Hospital Unit : Shots Health News
A new documentary tells the story of America's first inpatient unit dedicated to the care of people with AIDS. Nurse Cliff Morrison helped create 5B in 1983, and…
Jun 26, 2019 18:20 UTC Health Read More

The Raspberry Pi 4's Most Interesting Quirks
The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is finally here, a $35 device that packs a lot of useful technology on a single circuit board you can hold in your hand. It might even…
Jun 26, 2019 18:15 UTC Technology Read More

This World Is a Simmering Hellscape. They’ve Been Watching Its Explosions.
Researchers have released a five-year record of volcanic activity on Io, a moon of Jupiter, hoping others will find more patterns.
Jun 26, 2019 17:45 UTC Science Read More

Why it's so hard to make a foldable smartphone
The tech industry is looking for its next big thing. Foldable phones are promising but are proving to be a monumental engineering challenge.
Jun 26, 2019 16:46 UTC Technology Read More

Astronomers Model How Humanity Could Colonize the Milky Way
Winners were recently announced for a bizarre contest that asked contestants to figure out how humanity could ship out and colonize the entire Milky Way…
Jun 26, 2019 16:38 UTC Science Read More

Harlem Globetrotters Announce The Harlem Globetrotters Fund at Nationwide Children's Hospital
The Harlem Globetrotters have joined On Our Sleeves, the national movement to transform childhood mental health developed by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Today, the world-famous basketball team announced the creation of The Harlem Globetrotters Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. As Ambassadors of Goodwill, the Globetrotters are internationally known for championing issues that impact children and families. Deeply committed to bringing the message of positive mental health to their fans and communities around the world, the Globetrotters will support advocacy for breaking the stigma,...
Jun 26, 2019 15:30 UTC Mental-Health Read More

How 2020 Democrats would tackle the problem of startlingly high rates of maternal deaths in the US
The rate of maternal deaths in the US is staggeringly high compared to other developed countries. Getty Images/EyeEm New mothers are dying in the US at rates higher than any other developed country. Women in the US face a problem unique in the developed world: A startlingly high percentage are dying before, during, or soon after childbirth. And it’s worse for women of color. According to a 2018 study by the Commonwealth Fund, there were 14 deaths for every 100,000 pregnant women in 2015. And per an investigation by ProPublica and NPR, 700 to 900 women had died of childbirth-related complica...
Jun 26, 2019 15:19 UTC Health-Care Read More

Robert Kennedy Jr. says at Ohio Statehouse that vaccines hurt kids
Robert Kennedy Jr. traveled to Columbus to support a state legislative bill that would prohibit employers from refusing to hire, fire or "discriminate" against…
Jun 26, 2019 15:10 UTC Health Read More

Polar Ignite smartwatch wants to be your new workout buddy
Today, Polar is launching its newest fitness-focused smartwatch. Dubbed the Polar Ignite, this new smartwatch offers the standard feature set you’d expect to see in a fitness tracker with some extra smart coaching and sleeping tracking features. In its announcement today, Polar paints a picture of a smartwatch that can give you a more complete overview of your workout, including the recovery afterward. Much of the Polar Ignite’s functionality seems to be built around its Precision Prime heart rate monitor, which “integrates three senor types for a high level of accuracy and reliablity.” Tha...
Jun 26, 2019 14:22 UTC Fitness Read More

UnitedHealth has snapped up 'tech Cold War' victim PatientsLikeMe (UHC)
UnitedHealth Groupadded PatientsLikeMe, a Cambridge, MA-based social network startup that connects patients to others with similar health conditions, to its growing menagerie of acquired firms, per CNBC. PatientsLikeMe has been searching for a buyer after US federal regulatorsforcedits majority owner, Chinese genomics company iCarbonx, to divest its stake in the startup in April — actions that are part of the larger "tech Cold War" waging between the US and China, which has been a pain point for investors and developers alike. Here's what it means: UnitedHealth Group is on a buying streak a...
Jun 26, 2019 14:10 UTC Health-Care Read More

Quantum ghost imaging improved by using five-atom correlations
In conventional imaging methods, a beam of photons (or other particles) is reflected off the object to be imaged. After the beam travels to a detector, the…
Jun 26, 2019 13:59 UTC Science Read More

Unlocking secrets of the ice worm
The ice worm is one of the largest organisms that spends its entire life in ice and Washington State University scientist Scot Hotalilng is one of the only people on…
Jun 26, 2019 13:56 UTC Science Read More

Here’s Some Money Advice: Just Buy the Coffee
Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter! Every Monday, Tim Herrera emails readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. I’m calling it right now: This is the summer of bad personal finance advice. An industry of experts exists to advise us on how to spend our money. Some of those experts are truly on your side and sincerely want to help you be better with money. Some of those experts are … not exactly on your side, and are perhaps more interested in riling us up about our spending. It can be difficult to tell them apart, and i...
Jun 26, 2019 13:49 UTC Personal-Finance Read More

New research identifies Fukushima reactor material in environment
Through the analysis of specific fallout particles in the environment, a joint UK-Japan team of scientists has uncovered new insights into the sequence of events…
Jun 26, 2019 13:41 UTC Science Read More

New Mexico woman dies from virus linked to rodent droppings
A New Mexico woman's death marked the first hantavirus-related fatality in the state this year, health officials said, who are urging residents to be vigilant when…
Jun 26, 2019 13:37 UTC Health Read More

What comes first? The home or the retirement account?
By Alessandra Malito Most young adults looking to buy a home put that goal before saving for the future Sometimes it’s hard to save for retirement and a home, and you may have to choose between the two. Lions Gate/Courtesy Everett Collection After 13 years of marriage and renting, David Teicher, 34, and his wife decided to take a break from retirement saving so they could buy a home. It had always been a goal of theirs, but they needed a little more free cash to make it happen. Teicher, who is the chief content officer at Brand Innovators, a NYC-based marketing events company, said they’d a...
Jun 26, 2019 13:30 UTC Personal-Finance Read More

SNMMI Annual Meeting showcases nuclear medicine innovation
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Annual Meeting took place this week in Anaheim, CA. Here are some selected research…
Jun 26, 2019 13:13 UTC Health Read More

Why I Wrote The Rx That Helped My Cancer Patient Die
Bobbie was suffering from advanced lung cancer when she told me, "Let's talk about this assisted suicide thing."
Jun 26, 2019 12:59 UTC Health Read More

In iOS 13, Apple applies Machine Learning to find cats and dogs
In perhaps the cutest application of machine learning yet, Apple has included algorithms in its latest computer vision framework to enable iPhone and iPad apps…
Jun 26, 2019 12:44 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

Statins may double the risk of type 2 diabetes
New research examines the risk of receiving a type 2 diabetes diagnosis among those who are taking statins to lower their cholesterol.
Jun 26, 2019 11:04 UTC Health Read More

Polar Ignite sport watch heats up Apple Watch competition with sleep and fitness coaching
Polar is expanding its packed lineup of sport watches with a new mid-priced entry called Ignite. The new $229.95 GPS fitness watch introduces new sleep analytics and fitness guidance features not yet built-in to the Apple Watch and new to Polar. Polar Ignite introduces overnight heart rate measurement and an array of new smart fitness features such as Sleep Plus Stages and Nightly Recharge, FitSpark personalized training guide, and guided breathing exercises with Serene. Developed for busy athletes and fitness enthusiasts who want to incorporate a variety of indoor and outdoor activities in...
Jun 26, 2019 10:00 UTC Fitness Read More

Do Brain Injuries Affect Women Differently Than Men?
In 1994, the National Football League formed a Committee on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury to study an alarming trend: Players were retiring early because of what…
Jun 26, 2019 08:59 UTC Health Read More


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