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US Stocks Slip As China Blames US on Trade Talk Obstinence

US Stocks Slip As China Blames US on Trade Talk Obstinence

Stock futures in the United States slipped on Monday after China expressed discount over its present trade relationship with the United States.  As a matter of fact, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 93 points... 
US President Trump’s China Tariffs Have A Bigger Global Impact

US President Trump’s China Tariffs Have A Bigger Global Impact

The growing trade conflict between the United States and China is starting to weigh on the global economy.  This is because many of the companies who rely on this trade relationship also do business in other parts of... 
Antibiotics Use Associated with Increased for Cardiovascular Disease

Antibiotics Use Associated with Increased for Cardiovascular Disease

Women who take antibiotics over an extended period of time are apparently at an elevated risk for heart attack or stroke.  The study looked at data collected from 36,500 women and has been published in the European Heart... 
Breakfast IS the Most Important Meal of the Day

Breakfast IS the Most Important Meal of the Day

You know that it is important to watch what you eat, but a new study suggests that when you eat may be just as important.  According to researchers, two of the most prominent meal habits—skipping breakfast and eating... 
Vitamins and Supplements Cannot Really Replace Balanced—Natural—Nutrition

Vitamins and Supplements Cannot Really Replace Balanced—Natural—Nutrition

The unfortunate—and quite alarming—truth about the American diet is that a vast majority do not enough fruits and vegetables.  Actually, nearly 90 percent of the American do not satisfy this part of the food pyramid... 
Walmart Scoops up Ad Tech Startup Polymorph Labs to Boost Its Advertising Business

Walmart Scoops up Ad Tech Startup Polymorph Labs to Boost Its Advertising Business

It seems like there would be no more industries where Walmart can break new ground, but this week the retailer announced it is getting into the advertising business.  Posted to its website, Thursday, Walmart Media Group... 
1 in 12 Boys Engage in Sexual Activity Before the Age of 13

1 in 12 Boys Engage in Sexual Activity Before the Age of 13

A new study out of the Guttmacher Institute warns that an alarming number of boys are having sex before the age of 13.  Perhaps more importantly, while some data shows differing quantification, the quality of these experiences... 
An Hour A Week Of Physical Activity Can Prevent Disabilities

An Hour A Week Of Physical Activity Can Prevent Disabilities

There is good news for older adults who may be experiencing pain in their hips or legs to be able to prevent any disability from arthritic pain through physical activity for just a minimum of 10 minutes per day or an hour a week... 
US Retail Sales Slide in February, Suggest Slowing Economy

US Retail Sales Slide in February, Suggest Slowing Economy

Retail sales in the United States slid a little in February, signaling a downshift in economic growth for the year as the $1.5 trillion tax cut stimulus and government spending boost starts to fade. The weak US Department... 
ISS Green Lights Celgene Takeover of Bristol Myers

ISS Green Lights Celgene Takeover of Bristol Myers

Shares of Celgene Corporation soared Friday after Institutional Shareholder Services recommended that investors should vote in favor of the company’s takeover of Bristol Myers Squibb.  With the vote still a couple... 
How Does Alcohol Compare with Tobacco in Terms of Cancer Risk?

How Does Alcohol Compare with Tobacco in Terms of Cancer Risk?

Everyone knows, these days, about the cancer risks associated with smoking cigarettes.  Perhaps not as many understand that drinking alcohol also poses some elevated risk for developing cancer.  A new study,... 
Could the Dust in Your House Make Your Kids Fat?

Could the Dust in Your House Make Your Kids Fat?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency reports that children consume something between 60 and 100 milligrams of dust every single day.  And this is important because a new study out of Duke University suggests... 
Avocados Recalled in 6 States over Listeria Contamination Concerns

Avocados Recalled in 6 States over Listeria Contamination Concerns

California-based Henry Avocado Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of its sole product in six US states “out of an abundance of caution.”   Indeed, the US Food and Drug Administration has found at least... 
We Develop Brain Cells All Life Long, But Growth Slows With Age

We Develop Brain Cells All Life Long, But Growth Slows With Age

There has been quite a heated debate in the scientific community about the permanence of lost brain cells. Or rather, the debate has been over whether or not we are able to grow new ones; and that debate has finally reached... 
Biogen Halts Aducanumab Studies When Trials Show Alzheimer’s Drug Ineffective

Biogen Halts Aducanumab Studies When Trials Show Alzheimer’s Drug Ineffective

Shares of Biogen Inc took quite the nosedive this week after the biotechnology company reported upsetting results for its experimental Alzheimer’s drug, aducanumab.  The latest research leads that the medication is... 
New Research Cautions of Heart Risk Associated with Consuming Eggs

New Research Cautions of Heart Risk Associated with Consuming Eggs

Nutritionists maintain that eggs continue to be leading source for dietary cholesterol, which is why it is typically recommended as a healthy protein source.  On the other hand, this cholesterol source links eggs to... 
Eli Lilly to Launch Half-Price Generic of Prescription Insulin

Eli Lilly to Launch Half-Price Generic of Prescription Insulin

The pharmaceutical industry has been greatly scrutinized of late over the high cost of new prescription medications.  Eli Lilly & Co, for example, has caught a lot of flak over the exorbitant prices for its insulin... 
Grocery Stocks Take A hit After Amazon Announces Grocery Chain Plans

Grocery Stocks Take A hit After Amazon Announces Grocery Chain Plans

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a lot of big ideas about where to take his company.  While they have not always panned out as expected, he is obviously not shy about taking risks; and taking them as far as he can.  This... 
Could Muscle Strength Lower Risk Of Diabetes?

Could Muscle Strength Lower Risk Of Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic condition in which the body cannot properly regulate blood sugar levels and it is a condition that many people have worldwide. A recent study looked into the value of the effects of exercise and... 
Google Knows Even More About You Than Facebook

Google Knows Even More About You Than Facebook

Facebook has been surrounded by controversies regarding its mishandling of user’s personal dat but did you know that Google knows so much more about us – our activities, interest, locations, etc? It all depends of course... 
Gap To Split off Old Navy As Public Company

Gap To Split off Old Navy As Public Company

The retail industry has been struggling, but that is probably no surprise to anyone.  And those businesses that have managed to survive have still had to undergo some kind of transformation.  Even long-time... 
Can Prenatal Vitamins Reduce Autism Recurrence in Families?

Can Prenatal Vitamins Reduce Autism Recurrence in Families?

Pregnant mothers can reduce the risk that their child may be born with autism by simply taking prenatal vitamins.  This is the remarkable conclusion of a new study that looked at families who would be particularly susceptible... 
Radical Implant Device Could Be Most Effective Parkinson’s Treatment

Radical Implant Device Could Be Most Effective Parkinson’s Treatment

A new series of clinical trials have tested a remarkable experimental treatment for Parkinson’s disease that administers the drug directly to the brain through implants. Culminating in an open-lab trial, scientists have... 
California Lawmakers Look At Sugar Tax on Certain Beverages

California Lawmakers Look At Sugar Tax on Certain Beverages

California State lawmakers appear to have a goal to curb sugar consumption throughout the Golden States with new sugary beverage legislation.  The set of bills, headed up by five state lawmakers, include new measures... 
FDA Looks Into New Sunscreen Regulations and Guidelines

FDA Looks Into New Sunscreen Regulations and Guidelines

The United States Food and Drug Administration has finally issued a long-awaited update to sunscreen guidelines.  The focus of this change is to actually strengthen regulations for over-the-counter sunscreens.  If... 
Shares Fall 28 Percent After Kraft Heinz Writes Down $15 Billion

Shares Fall 28 Percent After Kraft Heinz Writes Down $15 Billion

Kraft Heinz has disclosed they are currently under a federal investigation which has caused them to slash the value of the Oscar Mayer and Kraft brands by $15.4 billion.  This is a massive setback for a company that... 
Decoding the Great White Shark Genome and its Healing Powers

Decoding the Great White Shark Genome and its Healing Powers

There is no doubt just how massive the Great White Shark is; I mean, after all, its in their name.  But in case you were not aware, these magnificent creatures can measure upwards of 20 feet long (6 meters) and can weigh... 
Can Drinking Too Much Coffee Cause A Magnesium Deficiency?

Can Drinking Too Much Coffee Cause A Magnesium Deficiency?

Do you need that cup of java or two or perhaps that sweet frothy latte to get you going in the morning to start you day?  Well, it’s just possible that you may be affecting your magnesium levels. But, if you on... 
Active Surveillance May Help Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients Avoid Risky Treatments

Active Surveillance May Help Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients Avoid Risky Treatments

Aside from potential drug trials, good news among cancer research is somewhat rare.  That is not to say that we are not making impressive strides to understand—and, hopefully, treat—the disease, but overall we are... 
Ultra-Processed Foods Linked to Early Death in New Study

Ultra-Processed Foods Linked to Early Death in New Study

While every year more and more nutrition experts advise against eating processed foods, it is still prevalent in society today.  And a new study indicates that not only are heavily processed foods definitely a risk-factor... 
What Does the Future Look Like for the US Dollar?

What Does the Future Look Like for the US Dollar?

The value of gold tends to be a solid indicator of economic health, particularly in North America, and more specifically in the United States.  This week, then, the value of gold seems to tell us that the US dollar is... 
Marijuana Access Appears to Help People With Not Just Chronic Conditions

Marijuana Access Appears to Help People With Not Just Chronic Conditions

Marijuana research—and advocacy—has come a long way, especially over the past few years.  And now that the US government has approved medicines based on chemical compounds found in the plant, the latest research... 
Can We Treat Cancer At Its Origin, Before it Spreads?

Can We Treat Cancer At Its Origin, Before it Spreads?

Cancer continues to be one of humanity’s biggest banes. Of course, we know that mortality is limited, but there are many things we can do to extend our life. Unfortunately, cancer is something that we cannot necessarily prevent... 
Trust Your Gut: Your Microbiome Might Be the Cause of Your Depression

Trust Your Gut: Your Microbiome Might Be the Cause of Your Depression

Maybe there really is something to that “gut feeling” you have, but only in terms of your emotional health.    A new study has investigated the microbiome more intensely to discern that there may be a link... 
Despite Beating Earnings and Revenue Estimates, Alphabet’s Stock Falls

Despite Beating Earnings and Revenue Estimates, Alphabet’s Stock Falls

Sometimes when you come out on top you still may not be the winner at the end of the day.  Take Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc, for example:  They might have beaten Wall Street fourth quarter earnings... 
Babies Aren’t The Only Ones Who Sleep Better with a Gentle Rocking

Babies Aren’t The Only Ones Who Sleep Better with a Gentle Rocking

It seems like every year we hear more about the importance of sleep. Sometimes the new data shifts what we think the optimal number of hours should be; sometimes the data adds insights into napping or shift sleeping or the best... 
Childhood Lead Exposure Could Increase Mental Illness Risk in Adulthood

Childhood Lead Exposure Could Increase Mental Illness Risk in Adulthood

Lead has long been a reliable consumer metal but many years ago we started to learn that it can be harmful to our health. Unfortunately, lead is common to city plumbing, which is how we learned about its health risks in the... 
Fried Food Diet Definitely Linked To Higher Risk of Death

Fried Food Diet Definitely Linked To Higher Risk of Death

It probably does not come as a surprise to hear that a fried food is not very good for you. Unfortunately, fried food is convenient and tasty and with our busy schedules most Americans often prefer to hit the drive-thru on the... 
Scientists Discover New Prehistoric Shark Species

Scientists Discover New Prehistoric Shark Species

Chicago’s Field Museum is among the world’s best natural history museums, famous for housing a remarkable number of exquisite animal specimens.  Among these specimens is a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil named SUE:  the... 
Scientists Discover New Blood Vessel System In Our Bones

Scientists Discover New Blood Vessel System In Our Bones

While some scientists are exploring further and further into space in search of life, other scientists are looking deeper and deeper into our own bodies to learn more about humanity.  This week, for example, a team of... 
Scientists Make Life-Altering Discovery In Antarctic Ice

Scientists Make Life-Altering Discovery In Antarctic Ice

This week scientists have announced the discovery of small creatures frozen deep in a body of water, buried under more than one kilometer of ice in Antarctica.  The discovery is actually a result of efforts from the... 
FDA Recalls Candies Over Hep-A Contamination Risk

FDA Recalls Candies Over Hep-A Contamination Risk

The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert, this week, to warn consumers about a potential Hepatitis A contamination among Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas. This confectionary brand is known for individually... 
Apple, Amazon, and Facebook Help Boost Wall Street to Three-Week High

Apple, Amazon, and Facebook Help Boost Wall Street to Three-Week High

Things are starting to look good in the stock market this week. On Tuesday, the S&P 500 made an impressive jump to a three-week high, led mostly by FAANG stocks Facebook, Amazon, and Apple. Industrial shares also hedged their... 
Heart Drug Recall over NDEA Concerns Expands, Again

Heart Drug Recall over NDEA Concerns Expands, Again

The first week of the New Year has not officially come to an end and already we are seeing an expansion of a major blood pressure medication recall that plagued the industry last year.  Indeed, during the week, Torrent... 
Arizona Office of AG Holds For-Profit Schools Accountable for $22 Million in Student Debt Relief

Arizona Office of AG Holds For-Profit Schools Accountable for $22 Million in Student Debt Relief

Towards the end of last week, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the AG’s Office—along with that of 47 other states as well as the District of Columbia—reached a multimillion dollar settlement with Career Education... 
Why Is Glioblastoma More Deadly For Men Than Women?

Why Is Glioblastoma More Deadly For Men Than Women?

Medical research continues to provide us with evidence of various risk factors for different health conditions.  While age and lifestyle certainly have their merit, gender can also play a role in certain health issues.  For... 
USDA Announces Recall of More Than 11,600 Pounds of Sausage

USDA Announces Recall of More Than 11,600 Pounds of Sausage

It’s the top of the year and we already have a new food recall.  This time, the United States Department of Agriculture is recalling more than 11,600 lbs of pork and chicken sausages over contamination risk.  The... 
Stocks Struggles After Apple Reports Weak iPhone Sales

Stocks Struggles After Apple Reports Weak iPhone Sales

The past couple weeks have been pretty rough for Wall Street and stocks took another tumble on Thursday. This time, it is tech stocks taking the biggest hit— suffering their worst drop in seven years—on the heels of Apple... 
Should More People Consider a “Dry January”?

Should More People Consider a “Dry January”?

In both the United States and the United Kingdom, these winter holidays can be quite a festive time. And for many people on both sides of the pond, these festivities involve a lot of alcohol. For some people, though, the winter... 
Gap Cites Drooping Sales and Rising Rents Among Reasons They Are Closing Flagship Fifth Avenue Store

Gap Cites Drooping Sales and Rising Rents Among Reasons They Are Closing Flagship Fifth Avenue Store

Gap (or “The Gap,” as it is also affectionately called by shoppers) has announced the plan to close one of its stores.  While store closures are pretty common these days, particularly among large franchises like The Gap, this...