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British teenager loses vision after many years of junk food diet

British teenager loses vision after many years of junk food diet

According to a case report that was published on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, a British teenager has lost his vision and is suffering from acute hearing loss because of his many, many years of eating junk food. The report which was... 
Sears and Kmart Planning More Store Closures by the End of the Year

Sears and Kmart Planning More Store Closures by the End of the Year

It has been quite a tough year for Sears—and its subsidiary, Kmart—as the company continues to announce the closure of more stores by the end of the year.  In fact, it has only been a few weeks since the company... 
Can Former Arby’s CEO Turn It Around For Papa John’s?

Can Former Arby’s CEO Turn It Around For Papa John’s?

After a somewhat frustrating year for the national pizza chain, Papa Johns is hoping that new leadership will help turn things around.   You may be aware that founder and former CEO John Schnatter was recently forced... 
US drivers spend an average of 54 hours in traffic congestion every year

US drivers spend an average of 54 hours in traffic congestion every year

Do you ever wonder how many hours you spend wasting your time in congested traffic commuting to work everyday? Well someone has sat and crunched the numbers and published a report for the Texas A&M Transportation Institute... 
Can PG&E Recover From A Pending Wildfire Jury Trial?

Can PG&E Recover From A Pending Wildfire Jury Trial?

Shares of utility company PG&E took quite a dip on Monday after a judge ruled that a jury can decide whether or not the company will be required to pay upwards of $18 billion in damages to victims of a recent wildfire, of... 
US extends reprieve to Huawei by another 90 days

US extends reprieve to Huawei by another 90 days

Huawei, China’s foremost telecom business, has been given another extension to do business with US companies, according to Department of Commerce (DOC) Secretary Wilbur Ross. Huawei which was black listed on the US DOC ‘entry... 
New Study Identifies 69 Genetic Markers for Autism Risk

New Study Identifies 69 Genetic Markers for Autism Risk

A team of researchers based out of UCLA has recently identified several dozen genes that are now known to be linked with the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder.  Based on an existing study of families that have... 
Marie Callender’s and Perkins Parent Company Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy; Will Close 19 Locations

Marie Callender’s and Perkins Parent Company Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy; Will Close 19 Locations

Fans of the classic American diner and pie shop may soon have one fewer place to visit as Perkins & Marie Callender’s Holding LLC has recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  The parent company of both Perkins... 
Will Sesame Join Nuts and Dairy on Food Allergy Warning Labels?

Will Sesame Join Nuts and Dairy on Food Allergy Warning Labels?

Food allergies may not affect the vast majority of people but they are still quite common. And, for the most part, food allergies tend to elicit quite mild reactions (except for peanuts, of course).  This week,... 
Pfizer To Merge Off-Patent Business with Mylan

Pfizer To Merge Off-Patent Business with Mylan

Facing the loss of patent protection for a handful of blockbuster drugs, Pfizer has decided to merge with Mylan.   This will split Pfizer’s portfolio of no-longer-protected drugs off with Mylan’s generic... 
Will We Finally See A FED Tax Rate Cut?

Will We Finally See A FED Tax Rate Cut?

Another week begins, and with that we have yet more news regarding the Federal Reserve and whether or not we can expect to see a rate cut.  Experts are now saying that the interest rate cut is more likely than ever and,... 
Controlled Ear Canal Stimulation Shows Promise for Helping Reduce Many Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Controlled Ear Canal Stimulation Shows Promise for Helping Reduce Many Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers at the University of Kent have learned that gentle, controlled stimulation of the ear canal seems to provide consistent relief of symptoms for Parkinson’s disease patients.  Specifically, the randomized,... 
Despite Topping Earnings Estimates, PayPal Revenue Falls Short

Despite Topping Earnings Estimates, PayPal Revenue Falls Short

Shares of digital payment system PayPal fell as much as 6 percent in after-hours trading after the payments website and mobile app missed Wall Street’s second-quarter revenue estimates and, as a result, lowered its full-year... 
Microsoft Outperforms Analysts Estimates For the Quarter

Microsoft Outperforms Analysts Estimates For the Quarter

After a report that the company’s quarterly earnings and guidance are better than expected, Microsoft stock rose 2 percent.  Looking more closely at the numbers, Microsoft reported earnings of $1.37 per share, excluding... 
Johnson & Johnson To Test New HIV Vaccine in US and Europe

Johnson & Johnson To Test New HIV Vaccine in US and Europe

Personal care and pharmaceuticals giant Johnson & Johnson has announced they are preparing to test a new, experimental HIV vaccine in the United States and Europe. This is another definite move towards developing the world’s... 
University of Michigan Researchers Develop “EpiPen” for Spinal Cord Injuries

University of Michigan Researchers Develop “EpiPen” for Spinal Cord Injuries

Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered injecting nanoparticles into a spinal cord injury can enhance healing by reprogramming the body’s already aggressive immune cells.  They are calling it an “EpiPen”... 
Walmart Pushing to Catch Amazon, but Will the Investments Pay Off?

Walmart Pushing to Catch Amazon, but Will the Investments Pay Off?

Walmart has grown to be the largest retailer in the United States (and, essentially, the world) mostly on smart logistics.  For one, their warehouse-sized stores house thousands of products that make shopping a breeze... 
Protein-Coating Sugars Could Be Biomarker for Pancreatic Cancer

Protein-Coating Sugars Could Be Biomarker for Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatitis is the term used to describe clinical inflammation of the pancreas. It accounts for approximately 275,000 hospitalizations in the United States every year. Those who suffer pancreatitis typically have a genetic disposition... 
Understanding the Microbiome of the Eye

Understanding the Microbiome of the Eye

There has been a lot of talk the past several years about the human body’s microbiome. This is the complex network of [beneficial] bacteria (and fungi and viruses even) that help to protect the body and ensure optimum function.  Most... 
US Factory Activity Softening In Tight Global Market

US Factory Activity Softening In Tight Global Market

A reliable gauge of US factory output fell this month to its lowest levels since late in 2009, hovering around that important threshold between expansion and contraction.  This is the latest of many signals that the... 
Sports Illustrated Magazine Now Managed by TheMaven

Sports Illustrated Magazine Now Managed by TheMaven

Sports Illustrated’s media operations unit continues to search for a foothold in the industry, changing hands again only three weeks after [now former] owner, Meredith Corporation sold the 65-year-old magazine’s name and licensing... 
US Factory Output Growing in the Face of Global Slowdown

US Factory Output Growing in the Face of Global Slowdown

The latest data shows that manufacturing output in the United States rose for the first time this year, mostly as a result of motor vehicle and parts production countering the noted decline in metals and aerospace equipment.  Motor... 
Does Fast Food Cause Dementia?

Does Fast Food Cause Dementia?

A team of researchers out of the Australian National University conducted a recent study that suggests simply eating fast food (on a regular basis) could cause dementia.  Actually, the study says it could cause “irreversible”... 
The Human Brain Evolved to Appreciate Speech and Music

The Human Brain Evolved to Appreciate Speech and Music

As you probably already know, the homo sapien species is quite similar to other primates. As a matter of fact, we have so much more in common, genetically, than we have different.  Obviously, we share much with mammalian... 
The Human Body is A Mosaic of A Single Cell, Not Genetic Clones

The Human Body is A Mosaic of A Single Cell, Not Genetic Clones

The human body has approximately 40 trillion cells that all progressed out of a single fertilized egg.  But this evolution, apparently, does not result in a perfect clones, at least not in terms of DNA. According to... 
What is Behind La Croix’s Quick Decline?

What is Behind La Croix’s Quick Decline?

It was maybe not even a year ago that everyone was touting their favor for canned sparkling water company La Croix.  As a matter of fact, La Croix is often regarded as the definitive beverage of choice for the world’s... 
In a secret lab, Apple is doing extreme testing of its Secure Enclave chips in order to provide privacy security

In a secret lab, Apple is doing extreme testing of its Secure Enclave chips in order to provide privacy security

Apple has shown over and again concern for its protection of user privacy data and it has been revealed in a report today that it is doing so by testing Secure Enclave chips that it uses in its electrical devices. Craig... 
New study reveals real reasons behind gaining weight when eating processed foods

New study reveals real reasons behind gaining weight when eating processed foods

A new study which was published in Cell Metabolism revealed that cost in money and time are the real reasons people gain weight when eating processed foods. The study showed that when people ate processed foods it made them... 
The Time Of Day Visiting Your Doctor Matters

The Time Of Day Visiting Your Doctor Matters

It makes a big difference as to whether you visit your doctor in the morning or later in the day a recent study has revealed. A study done by researchers at he University of Pennsylvania and published by the Journal of the... 
Iran’s Oil Minister Warns Opec Is Likely To Collapse

Iran’s Oil Minister Warns Opec Is Likely To Collapse

In a statement made on Thursday, May 3, 2019, Iran’s Oil Minister, Bijan Zangeneh said that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is likely to collapse due to some of its members going against their fellow... 
Sero – Samsung’s Vertical TV For Millennials

Sero – Samsung’s Vertical TV For Millennials

Samsung thinks that the millennialgeneration wants vertical TV and so it has developed the Sero, a 43 inch TV that pivots between horizontal and vertical positions.  The Sero is the latest in additions to Samsung’sline... 
Kraft Heinz Brings In Miguel Patricio, of AB InBev To Replace CEO Bernardo

Kraft Heinz Brings In Miguel Patricio, of AB InBev To Replace CEO Bernardo

At the end of June, Kraft Heinz CEO Bernardo Hees, 49, is planning to step down in what has been the most significant move in the recent executive overhaul that started roughly four years ago. The plan, at least for now, is to... 
Samsung Has Delayed The Sale of the Galaxy Fold Indefinitely For Now

Samsung Has Delayed The Sale of the Galaxy Fold Indefinitely For Now

The Samsung Galaxy Fold foldable phone was supposed to have been released to go on sale sometime this week, but the company has confirmed reports of its postponing it indefinitely amidst negative reviews it received in regards... 
Oil May Drop To $40 If Deal By OPEC Deal Is Abandoned

Oil May Drop To $40 If Deal By OPEC Deal Is Abandoned

Russia and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) may choose to increase oil production due to more evidence showing that the global oil markets are continuing to be altered by US oil production. This announcement... 
Officials Scramble To Stop Near-Record Outbreak As US Measles Cases Rise

Officials Scramble To Stop Near-Record Outbreak As US Measles Cases Rise

50 years ago the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the triple vaccine – the MMR – for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (sometimes referred to as German measles). In the year 2000 the vaccine-preventable disease... 
US HHS Invests $350M Research to Address Opioid Epidemic

US HHS Invests $350M Research to Address Opioid Epidemic

Prescription pain-killers—opioid-based treatments—were responsible for approximately 47,600 deaths in the United States, in 2017. According to government figures, there was only a small drop last year, which means that... 
Modified CAR-T Cancer Therapy is Safer and More Accessible

Modified CAR-T Cancer Therapy is Safer and More Accessible

For as long as there has been cancer treatment there has always been dramatic risks; and the same is true for CAR-T cancer therapy.  A new approach, however, shows great promise for offering incredible benefits with... 
Retail Sales Start the Year Strong After A Rough Holiday Season

Retail Sales Start the Year Strong After A Rough Holiday Season

According to the United States Commerce Department, retail sales surged through March; and it did so at the fastest pace since the end of 2017.  Apparently, numbers for automobiles, fuel, and clothing all shot upward.  Overall,... 
Adolescent and Teen Girls At Risk for Lethal Dating Violence

Adolescent and Teen Girls At Risk for Lethal Dating Violence

A new study out of the University of Washington warns that teens killed by partners, in relationships, may be on the rise.  While there has been much study on domestic violence against adult women, this study cautions... 
Putting on A Happy Face at Your Job Could Mean Heavier Drinking on your Weekend

Putting on A Happy Face at Your Job Could Mean Heavier Drinking on your Weekend

It is a common social joke that nobody really likes going to work but a new study warns that pretending to be happy in the workplace might also make more susceptible to heavy drinking, particularly among those who work with the... 
Lyft Pulls E-Bikes on Braking Concerns; Share Prices Fall

Lyft Pulls E-Bikes on Braking Concerns; Share Prices Fall

Lyft has made a lot of headway this year, but its latest foray into bike-sharing services is suffering a bit of a setback this week.  Unfortunately the Lyft-owned bike-sharing services Citi Bike, Capital Bikeshare, and... 
Weekly Initial Jobless Claims in the US Drop to Lowest Levels in 50 Years

Weekly Initial Jobless Claims in the US Drop to Lowest Levels in 50 Years

The number of American workers filing for unemployment benefits, in early April, fell below 200,000 for the first time in fifty years.  And, of course, economists are now saying this is the latest sign that the labor...