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Parents, be informed before giving your kids dietary supplements and vitamins

Parents, be informed before giving your kids dietary supplements and vitamins

Nutritional supplements, the most popular of which include multivitamins, probiotics, fish oil, and melatoninare given to one-third of American children and this is concerning healthcare experts who say there’s not much... 
Does Soy really detrimentally affect women’s health?

Does Soy really detrimentally affect women’s health?

The consensus is that it is really the opposite and that eating soy products really has beneficial results for both women’s and men’s health. Soy has been consumed by Asian people for many generations but it has only been... 
Take A Selfie To Measure Your Blood Pressure

Take A Selfie To Measure Your Blood Pressure

The selfie is a popular activity, these days, but some new software might make this somewhat superficial pastime a whole lot more useful.   Researchers in a new study from the University of Toronto have devised a... 
Scientists Theorize “Wild” Mouse Models May Be Better Predictor of Human Trials

Scientists Theorize “Wild” Mouse Models May Be Better Predictor of Human Trials

A new investigatory mouse model—designed to have a microbiome that is similar to that of wild mice—has been shown to be a potentially better predictor of human response to certain drugs than the more commonly used lab mice.  The... 
Google Announces Commitment to Sustainable Design By 2022

Google Announces Commitment to Sustainable Design By 2022

During the first week of August, Alphabet Inc’s Google announced a plan to neutralize carbon emissions from consumer hardware delivery at some point next year. This includes using recycle plastic products as often as possible... 
Big Banks Face Forex-Rigging Case in UK Class Action Suit

Big Banks Face Forex-Rigging Case in UK Class Action Suit

Five major banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co and UBS Group AG, are facing criminal allegations of foreign exchange rigging in a new class action lawsuit worth more than one billion pounds.  That is the equivalent... 
Eating Early In the Day Could Boost Weight Loss

Eating Early In the Day Could Boost Weight Loss

Health researchers have long known that eating earlier in the day can help with weight loss because metabolism rates seem to be highest at that time. This, of course, has led to many theories about how to structure a diet not... 
Allergan Announces Recall of Textured Breast Cancer Over Associated Cancer Risk

Allergan Announces Recall of Textured Breast Cancer Over Associated Cancer Risk

Medical treatment company Allergan has announced a global recall of textured implants on the heels of the United States Food and Drug Administration discovering a concerning rise in rare cancers—and associated deaths—linked... 
Nissan Announces Dire Plan to Cut 12,500 as Profit Plunges 98 Percent

Nissan Announces Dire Plan to Cut 12,500 as Profit Plunges 98 Percent

Automaker Nissan has recently announced a plan to cut about 12,500 jobs—nearly 10 percent of the company’s global workforce—as a means to cut costs to support a turnaround effort at a time when profits are tumbling. According... 
Your Daily Coffee Probably Does Not Affect Cancer Risk, Study Advises

Your Daily Coffee Probably Does Not Affect Cancer Risk, Study Advises

After some time of uncertainty, a new study may finally put to rest the concern that drinking coffee can lead to cancer.  Or, rather, new research indicates that drinking coffee does not change a person’s risk for... 
Is Perfect Day the Perfect Dairy-Based Vegan Ice Cream?

Is Perfect Day the Perfect Dairy-Based Vegan Ice Cream?

Dairy-free ice cream is a highly popular product, even if they aren’t always as tasty—and “creamy”—as the real thing, but a new brand aims to change that.   On Thursday, Silicon Valley technology startup... 
French Study Determines Sugary Drinks Linked with Higher Cancer Risk

French Study Determines Sugary Drinks Linked with Higher Cancer Risk

It should come as no big surprise to hear that too many sugary drinks is bad for you, but a recent study has quantified this to determine that policies suggesting dramatic reduction in consumption of sugary drinks could, in fact,... 
16 Dog Food Brands Linked to Strange Rise in Canine Heart Disease

16 Dog Food Brands Linked to Strange Rise in Canine Heart Disease

Federal health officials are currently investigating more than a dozen dog food brands that could be linked to a mysterious trend in canine heart disease. This of course, has also led to an increase in warnings from veterinarians... 
US Levels Drop to Near 3-Year Low Manufacturing

US Levels Drop to Near 3-Year Low Manufacturing

Manufacturing activity in the United States fell last month, dropping to its lowest level in almost three years, even lower than the pace that started the most recent presidential term.  This signals that the world’s... 
Study Examines Drinking’s “Secondhand” Effects

Study Examines Drinking’s “Secondhand” Effects

Every year, one in five adults in the United States experience harm as the result of someone else’s drinking.  As such, health experts now advise that it might be time to consider alcohol’s harm to other people as... 
Men Who Eat Yogurt Could be Less At Risk for Bowel Cancer

Men Who Eat Yogurt Could be Less At Risk for Bowel Cancer

Consuming just two servings of yogurt, every week, could notably lower your risk for developing bowel cancer, according to a new study from the University of Washington.  The study tracked more than 32,000 men (and nearly... 
A Child’s Brain Consumes Half Their Energy

A Child’s Brain Consumes Half Their Energy

You are probably aware of the simple weight management theory of “calories in vs calories out,” which basically suggests that to avoid weight gain you want to make sure that you are not taking in significantly more calories... 
Oracle Stock Is Sky High From Better-Than-Expected Earnings Per Share

Oracle Stock Is Sky High From Better-Than-Expected Earnings Per Share

Shares of database software giant Oracle took a leap forward this week after the firm released an earnings report indicating better-than-expected gains in its transition to cloud computing.  The company reported fiscal... 
Housing Starts Drop Despite Prior Months Upward Revision

Housing Starts Drop Despite Prior Months Upward Revision

New home building in the United States took an unexpected dip in May but data from the two months prior have been revised higher and building permits are up. This combination of data suggests the housing market might be gaining... 
Broadcom Slashes Outlook as Trade War Drags Chipmaker Industry

Broadcom Slashes Outlook as Trade War Drags Chipmaker Industry

Even before the opening bell, on Friday, shares of Broadcom dropped on the heels of semiconductor giant lowering its revenue outlook on the year.  Broadcom says it had to make adjustments to account for slowing demand... 
United Auto Workers Lose Second Union Vote in Tennessee VW Plant

United Auto Workers Lose Second Union Vote in Tennessee VW Plant

Workers at the only Volkswagen factory in the United States eked out a win this week by shutting down the most recent effort of the United Auto Workers to organize.  Late on Friday, hourly employees at the Chattanooga,... 
Trump Argues USD at Disadvantage Because Fed Isn’t Keeping Pace with “Devalued” International Currencies

Trump Argues USD at Disadvantage Because Fed Isn’t Keeping Pace with “Devalued” International Currencies

US President Donald Trump spent much of the early day on Tuesday complaining that the Federal Reserve has no idea how to do their jobs, mostly through a series of tweets staunchly defending his implementation of tariffs and alleging... 
Vitamin D Does Not Prevent Diabetes, New Study Finds

Vitamin D Does Not Prevent Diabetes, New Study Finds

Vitamin D is very good for you but, apparently, it does not prevent diabetes in folks who are already at an elevated risk.  A new study has investigated existing evidence from observational studies that low levels of... 
Google Announces $2.6 Million Buy of Cloud Company Looker

Google Announces $2.6 Million Buy of Cloud Company Looker

Tech innovator Google has revealed, this week, a plan to acquire data analytics company Looker in a deal worth $2.6 billion in cash.  It will be the first big move for Google’s new cloud chief, former Oracle executive... 
Should Fast Food Chains like Kentucky Fried Chicken Invest in Plant-Based Meat Alternatives?

Should Fast Food Chains like Kentucky Fried Chicken Invest in Plant-Based Meat Alternatives?

The sudden-seeming trend towards plant-based meat alternatives could take a toll on many companies in the food industry if they don’t learn to adapt.  Look at Burger King’s recent partnership with Beyond Meat (and... 
Does High Cholesterol Increase Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Does High Cholesterol Increase Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Researchers form Emory University and the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center have just revealed the discovery of a link between LDL cholesterol levels and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.  These new results, of... 
Scientists Develop Remarkable New Technology to 3D Print Human Organs

Scientists Develop Remarkable New Technology to 3D Print Human Organs

Scientists are closer than ever to creating a working model of human organs using 3-D printing.  In a recent experiment, a team of researchers used food dye to create the complex, tangled of vessels that resemble the... 
Syphilis on The Rise In US

Syphilis on The Rise In US

Even if you paid attention during your middle school health class on sexual education, you would be forgiven for not knowing very much about syphilis.  This is a somewhat common bacterial infection that is transmitted... 
Hudson Media Buys National Enquirer Tabloid Brand for $100 Million

Hudson Media Buys National Enquirer Tabloid Brand for $100 Million

For decades, the National Enquirer has been synonymous with salacious tabloid scandals, giving the people exactly what they wanted; at least, if the periodical’s popularity means anything significant. In fact, both the... 
Samsung May Also Supply Apply with 5G Modems

Samsung May Also Supply Apply with 5G Modems

After two years of escalating litigations, a settlement was announced between Apple and Qualcomm, the mobile chip manufacturer giant, last week.  It also brings Qualcomm back as Apple’s supplier once again for baseband... 
Instagram Replacing Word of Mouth For Small Buiness?​

Instagram Replacing Word of Mouth For Small Buiness?​

You know the saying, “Word of mouth is the best way to spread the word – and  great advertising.”  Well, some small businesses have found out that another means of ‘word-of-mouth’ advertising... 
Lower Risks Of Death Linked to Nutrients From Food, Not Supplements

Lower Risks Of Death Linked to Nutrients From Food, Not Supplements

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on April 9, 2019, showed that nutrients received directly from food was better in reducing all causes of death rates.  The study showed that there was no reduction... 
New Cancer Research Suggests More Accessible Personalized Treatments On the Horizon

New Cancer Research Suggests More Accessible Personalized Treatments On the Horizon

It has only been about a year and a half since the United States Food and Drug Administration approved the first CAR-T cell therapies.  These are the acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment Kymriah from Novartis and Gilead-owned... 
Sales Drop and Shares Slide By General Motors Still Having a Good Year

Sales Drop and Shares Slide By General Motors Still Having a Good Year

Shares of the motor vehicle company General Motors teetered on Tuesday, on the heels of a report that showed a decline in vehicles deliveries for the first quarter of 2019.   The stock took a small hit to slide... 
Lab Grown Blood Vessels Could Help Improve Outcomes for Dialysis Patients

Lab Grown Blood Vessels Could Help Improve Outcomes for Dialysis Patients

Scientists have managed to grow human blood vessels in a laboratory setting and then successfully add them to a living circulatory system in human patients. The achievement involves taking tissue from the desired recipient... 
OPEC Keeps Production Steady Despite Trump’s Call For Increases to Lower Prices

OPEC Keeps Production Steady Despite Trump’s Call For Increases to Lower Prices

On Thursday, President Trump called upon the OPEC cartel to increase oil output, warning the organization that oil prices are getting to be too high.  And he did this just ahead of the organizations June meeting, where... 
The World’s Biggest Companies Form A Renewable Energy Alliance

The World’s Biggest Companies Form A Renewable Energy Alliance

Several of the world’s top companies are doing their part to ensure that more clean energy is available to more people around the world.  The new venture, announced on Thursday, is called the Renewable Energy Buyers... 
GM Announces New EV Plant, Jobs, in Michigan

GM Announces New EV Plant, Jobs, in Michigan

It has been hardly a week since General Motors closed its Ohio plant—to great critical response. Fortunately, the carmaker has already announced a plan to add 400 new jobs through the construction of a new electric vehicle factory.  Of... 
Tyson Recalls 35 tons of Frozen Chicken over “Metal” Contamination Concerns

Tyson Recalls 35 tons of Frozen Chicken over “Metal” Contamination Concerns

To close out this week, Tyson Foods has announced the recall of its chicken strip products over concerns they may contain metal.   Federal food safety officials said the recall affects more than 69,000 pounds of frozen,... 
Netflix will NOT Be Joining Apple TV Service

Netflix will NOT Be Joining Apple TV Service

Apple has been hinting at the unveiling of its new video strategy, but next week we will get a better look at it.  Indeed, there is still a lot we don’t know about the service; but we do know that Netflix is not going... 
Saudi Arabia Suggests OPEC May Extend Oil Cuts Through the Summer

Saudi Arabia Suggests OPEC May Extend Oil Cuts Through the Summer

With continued rise in global oil inventories, Saudi Arabia says that OPEC must retain responsibility for rebalancing the oil market.  This is partly due to major US sanctions recently placed on Iran and Venezuela, which... 
Hookah Smoking Found To Be At Least As Harmful As Cigarettes

Hookah Smoking Found To Be At Least As Harmful As Cigarettes

Hookah smoking has become quite popular these days, particularly among the younger generation.  And one reason for this surge in popularity is that many believe these devices are less dangerous than other forms of smoking.  Unfortunately,... 
FDA Announces New Voluntary Recall of Losartan-based High Blood Pressure Drug

FDA Announces New Voluntary Recall of Losartan-based High Blood Pressure Drug

The beginning of March finds us with another voluntary medication recall.  This time the drug is for the treatment of high blood pressure and the recall is the result of detecting a potentially-carcinogenic impurity... 
Kroger Adds A Second Store Brand to Visa Credit Card Ban

Kroger Adds A Second Store Brand to Visa Credit Card Ban

Grocery company Kroger has banned Visa credit cards at two of its store brands in seven states in an effort to save on fees the credit card company charges to process their card payments.  According to Kroger, what started... 
Is Alcohol Better—More Beneficial—For Your As You Get Older?

Is Alcohol Better—More Beneficial—For Your As You Get Older?

Alcohol is one of the most widely consumed potables in the world.  It makes an appearance across the annals of human history and continues to make its way through societies of today.  As such, alcohol is also... 
Could Immunotherapy Treatments Reduce Peanut Allergy Risk?

Could Immunotherapy Treatments Reduce Peanut Allergy Risk?

At this year’s American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) conference, in San Francisco, a group of scientists revealed that new therapies may soon be available for people suffering from peanut allergies.  A... 
Could A Simple At-Home Test Simplify Colorectal Cancer Detection?

Could A Simple At-Home Test Simplify Colorectal Cancer Detection?

A brand new, and very simple, at home screening test could be as effective at detecting colorectal cancer as a full colonoscopy. This new screening test is called the fecal immunochemical test, or FIT. This test works by determining... 
Surround Your Children With Green Space To Improve their Mental Health in Adulthood

Surround Your Children With Green Space To Improve their Mental Health in Adulthood

It probably would not surprise you to hear that spending time outside is good for you, and particularly good for children.  But a new study says that experiencing natural spaces—full of green and brown colors and textures... 
FDA Warns that “Young Blood” Transfusion are Not the Answer to Age-Related Diseases

FDA Warns that “Young Blood” Transfusion are Not the Answer to Age-Related Diseases

The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued quite a forceful warning, this week, in regards to intentional transfusions of young donor plasma specifically marketed as a means to combat aging and a variety of associated... 
Tree Nuts Can Reduce Risks for Heart Related Conditions

Tree Nuts Can Reduce Risks for Heart Related Conditions

New research out of the Harvard University T. H. Chan School of Public Health is bringing new meaning to the term, “health nut.” You see, this study has found that adding nuts to your diet could actually lower your risk...