Health


HTC Q1 results are in: drastic revenue fall of 64% HTC Q1 results are in: drastic revenue fall of 64%
- May 10, 2016

He said HTC's VR product is different from its competitors, and the company plans to continue investing resources into the segment to ensure HTC's leading position in the growing industry. Despite the first quarter's dire implications, HTC asserts publicly that it remains confident that things are looking up. Second, the company's VR headset, the Vive, is also not involved here. (more...)
The holographic smartphone is here and it's brimming with potential The holographic smartphone is here and it's brimming with potential
- May 09, 2016

You may have tested several Androids and iPhones but when it comes to the future, a new concept has just emerged that appears to be completely different from all the existing smartphone models that you owned so far. HoloFlex also can be used for holographic gaming. It all comes down to a clever trick with the HoloFlex phone's unique display. Additionally, through using a depth camera, the device will provide enriched 3D video conferencing capabilities that enable more immersive interaction ... (more...)
Pregnant Teen with Zika Opens Up About 'Heartbreaking' News Pregnant Teen with Zika Opens Up About 'Heartbreaking' News
- May 09, 2016

The state lab is certified to test for Zika and confirmed the diagnosis. Evidence that Zika virus causes microcephaly has been strong, but proof is still pending animal model studies. There are no present efforts to control the Aedes mosquitoes with insecticides, while there are efforts to control the Culex mosquitoes, which transmit West Nile virus. (more...)
Zika virus causes MLB to relocate games
- May 09, 2016

Just like a home pregnancy test, the result can be read with the naked eye. The disease can also be sexually transmitted. The woman, who isn't pregnant, became ill about four days after she returned from the Caribbean on April 25. Zika virus is spread primarily through mosquito bites, though it also can spread from men to women through sexual transmission. A new study of 3,431 USA consumers finds that the vast majority of travelers are well informed about Zika and are not letting the virus ... (more...)
United Nations establishes a trust fund to help combat the Zika virus
- May 08, 2016

The state Department of Public Heath says the latest patient is a woman in her 30s. There is no complete information on how many women who've discovered they have had Zika have elected to terminate their pregnancies. The pregnant 17-year-old was diagnosed at Danbury Hospital and is the state's first confirmed case of a pregnant woman. Panama's Health Minister Francisco Terrientes said the country is "staying alert to the rapid expansion of the Zika virus", and called on the population to ... (more...)
United Nations establishes trust fund to help combat Zika virus United Nations establishes trust fund to help combat Zika virus
- May 07, 2016

Areas of this paper-based diagnostic test change colour when the Zika virus is present in blood samples. "If it does, then that could potentially represent a much more serious and immediate threat to greater areas of the USA including portions of Connecticut", Andreadis said. (more...)
Buffett says Berkshire will 'do fine' with Trump or Clinton as president
- May 06, 2016

Buffett supports Democrat Hillary Clinton, but he says choosing the wrong president won't damage the economy. But given the extraordinary macro developments that have taken place over the past few years, such as the crude collapse and the emergence of negative interest rates in many developed economies, there were plenty of macro subjects discussed at Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting. (more...)
Frozen Food Recall Expands To 358 Products Amid Listeria Fears Frozen Food Recall Expands To 358 Products Amid Listeria Fears
- May 06, 2016

The recall involved 33,610 pounds of Trader Joe's product. The Centers for Disease Control says the recall by CRF Frozen Foods began in April and was expanded on Monday. Pregnant women can suffer miscarriages and stillbirths. "It was only in April of this year, though, that the outbreak was finally traced to frozen vegetables, sparking the recall". (more...)
US House Speaker Ryan: 'I'm just not ready' to back Trump US House Speaker Ryan: 'I'm just not ready' to back Trump
- May 06, 2016

Many national Republicans, including Ryan, fear that Trump's uninhibited remarks about women, Hispanics and others will turn off more traditional GOP voters, hurting the party's chances at retaining majority control of the House and Senate. (more...)
Rajya Sabha : Vijya Mallya's resignation rejected, Ethics committee recommends his expulsion Rajya Sabha : Vijya Mallya's resignation rejected, Ethics committee recommends his expulsion
- May 04, 2016

Later Ethics Committee of Rajyasabha recommended to expel Vijay Mallya from Rajyasabha. Sources said the panel was unanimous in its decision that Mallya should no longer remain a member of the Upper House and found his reply to its notice unsatisfactory. (more...)
Marlins remain worried about Zika risk in Puerto Rico
- May 04, 2016

The health department's laboratory identified the Zika-specific antibodies in the patient's blood, and then sent the samples to the CDC, which confirmed the findings. "We'll be testing all the mosquitoes that we collect all the different species, all fifty of them, we'll be testing them for Zika virus", Armstrong said . (more...)
Leicester superfan will present Premier League trophy to players
- May 04, 2016

It is being hailed as one of the most sensational stories in the history of sport. What a remarkable achievement for Leicester City. Say, "maybe, you never know" or even "we were 5,000-1 this season and our odds will probably be better next season". (more...)
Prince's Vault Has Been Drilled Open Prince's Vault Has Been Drilled Open
- May 04, 2016

As with other topics, Prince gave differing statements regarding the music in the his vault . It seems likely that there will now be decades of "new" Prince albums in store. According to his former manager Alan Leeds, the musician was "careless" with tapes and would leave them in vehicle glove compartments or give them away to friends and girlfriends. (more...)
Prescription drugs at Prince's home when he died
- May 04, 2016

They are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Police received 47 calls from Prince's Paisley Park residence over the past five years, with three in the past nine months alone for unspecified medical emergencies, the last of which was on his death. (more...)
Half of US Teens Have an Addiction - But It's Not to Drugs Half of US Teens Have an Addiction - But It's Not to Drugs
- May 04, 2016

The poll that involved 1,240 interviews with parents and their children aged 12 to 18 has found that 59% of teens confessed being addicted to their mobile devices. The study reveals that 77% of parents say their children get distracted by technology and don't pay attention to them. "We are at the movies and you are still on your phone?'" Benitez told CNN . (more...)
Blac Chyna's house is robbed, $200k taken Blac Chyna's house is robbed, $200k taken
- May 03, 2016

That's the same Tyga who sent a picture of his schlong to someone else while dating/not dating Jenner while she was underage. It probably is not a coincidence that someone inside Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian's inner circle robbed them ... (more...)
Princess Charlotte's new photos released to mark first birthday
- May 02, 2016

The Kensington Palace released a list of gifts (via the Telegraph ) the princess has received over the past 12 months since she was born. Enjoying playtime during the shoot, Princess Charlotte also pushed around The Toy Centre's Pintoy wooden baby walker with alphabet blocks, which is now in stock for $71.59. (more...)
South Africa: Opposition leader warns president to step down South Africa: Opposition leader warns president to step down
- May 01, 2016

Khumalo says that the difference between the EFF and other parties is that the EFF seems to know the problems facing citizens better. "We want black communities to be like white communities", he told the enthusiastic crowd. There's nothing treason here, you came with violence - we will respond to you with violence. "We want you here in South Africa, we will learn from you and you will learn from us", Malema said. (more...)
All Belgians to Get Anti-Radiation Pills All Belgians to Get Anti-Radiation Pills
- May 01, 2016

Iodine pills , which help reduce radiation build-up in the thyroid gland, had previously only been issued to people living within 20km (14 miles) of the Tihange and Doel nuclear plants. "We are a very small and densely populated country surrounded by nuclear power plants both in our country and neighboring countries" and iodine pills are "cheap and efficient", Scheerlinck said. (more...)
Disruption expected across NHS as first all-out junior doctors strike begins
- May 01, 2016

Hunt said that 12,500 operations and 110,000 outpatients appointments have been cancelled across England because of the unprecedented all-out strike by junior doctors. A group of around 30 junior doctors had been at the picket lines since 8am both mornings, and intend on staying all day. Junior doctors have been told by union leaders that NHS trusts and hospitals will be responsible for what happens to patients and not individual medics. (more...)