S&P 500 CEO makes 200 times the money the median worker does

Average compensation of S&P 500 CEO is 200 times the median worker

Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced approval of rule requiring companies, starting in 2017, to reveal the difference between the chief executives' compensation and the median-compensated worker in terms of multiples.

Many in Corporate America have hated the concept since its inclusion for the first time in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law back in 2010. It includes unnecessary costs and brings logistical headache, especially for companies with large global workforces.

Glassdoor released rankings Tuesday using compensation data reported by employees. Glassdoor gave ranks to as many companies in the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index as it could by the ratio of CEO pay to the median salary survey reported to Glassdoor by employees.

Amazon expands one-hour delivery service to Seattle and three other Washington cities

Amazon expands one-hour delivery service to Seattle and three other Washington

Amazon has announced expansion of its one-hour delivery service to Seattle and three other Washington cities. Amazon is offering Prime Now through the mobile app exclusively for Prime members to order beer, wine and spirits.

In addition to one-hour delivery for $7.99, Amazon is also offering free two-hour delivery. Prime members can order seven days a week items like wine and beer, ice cream and televisions, among other things.

Well, the service may prove to be great help for customers to save the effort of visiting a store.

Stephenie Landry, director of Amazon's Prime Now service, said, "Customers love the convenience of one-hour delivery and we're excited to bring Prime Now to our hometown customers in Seattle and surrounding areas".

S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index Rose 5%

S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index Rose 5%

As per reports, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5% from a year earlier, up from its May rate i.e. 4.9%. The National Price index rose 4.5 percent in June.

S&P Dow Jones Indices suggested that if the feds were quick enough to follow the initial move then housing and home prices might get suffered.

Report showed that for the fourth month, Dallas ranked No.3 nationally after Denver rose 10.2% and San Francisco 9.5% for the 12 months through June.

Now, the Case-Shiller numbers for this month are being watched very closely after the stock market's Monday plunge had some Wall Street investors eyeing the real estate market as a more stable investment.

Diabetic Patients can increase in Kirklees, if action is not taken: PHE Review

Diabetic Patients can increase in Kirklees, if action is not taken: PHE Review

More than one in 10 people in Kirklees are having risk of suffering from type-2-diabetes. The finding is from a nationwide review by Public Health England (PHE), which was conducted to curb the increasing levels of the disease.

As per the survey, around 11.5% of adults in Kirklees are at risk of developing the disease. Currently, there are 21,921 adults living with the disease in Kirklees. But as per authorities concerned, the number can increase alarmingly if no action is taken.

Man left with deformed penis after alleged botched a surgery

Man left with deformed penis after alleged botched a surgery

After alleged botched a surgery, a man was left with a harshly deformed, 1-inch penis. The cops have taken a woman into custody. In this case, 48-year-old Nery Carvajal-Gonzalez is blamed for mutilating the victim. She injected his penis with fillers in order to make it look bigger and thicker.

The 55-year-old man came to police and said that he had been left into such conditions wherein he can’t have sex anymore. In the case, authorities have charged Gonzalez with one count of unlicensed health care that lead to severe injury and two counts of working without a medical license. Cops arrested her earlier this week when she was getting off a flight at Miami International Airport.

Jonathan Alter working on biography of Jimmy Carter

Jonathan Alter working on biography of Jimmy Carter

Famous author, who has written books on Presidents Barack Obama and Franklin Roosevelt, is busy these days in penning down biography of Jimmy Carter. On Tuesday, Simon & Schuster made an announcement that Jonathan Alter's book on Carter is going to have ‘extensive cooperation’ from the former president and his followers.

The book hasn’t given any title yet, and will be published in 2018. Simon & Schuster is also a publisher of Carter, and has issued his memoir ‘A Full Life’ recently. Last week, the 90-year-old Carter publicized that he went under treatment for cancer that has spread to his brain.

Spinal epidural injections offer temporary relief from low back pain: Study

Spinal epidural injections offer temporary relief from low back pain: Study

According to a new study, spinal epidural injections of steroids could help relieve low back pain, but for a short period. It has been reported by researchers that the injections do not provide much relief from pain linked to contraction of spaces around the spinal cord.

As per reports, similar conclusions were reached in some previous studies. However, others have revealed some benefits. In the meantime, epidural steroid injections have been used increasingly despite contradictory guidelines for doctors.

Dr. James ‘Red’ Duke passes away at 86

Dr. James ‘Red’ Duke passes away at 86

One of the best known surgeons of Texas, James 'Red' Duke, died on Tuesday at the age of 86. Duke has initially treated President John F. Kennedy and has saved the life of Texas Gov. John Connally.

Duke was quite popular for his Texas twang and thick mustache. He has brought many positive changes in emergency medicine that has global impact. Giuseppe Colasurdo, president of UTHealth said, "Dr Duke was a true pioneer - a talented and tireless surgeon, a dedicated and inspiring educator, and a friend and mentor to everyone he met".

He has helped develop the Life Flight helicopter emergency service in 1976 at Houston's Hermann Hospital, where he was serving as medical director for trauma and emergency services. He has also co-founded American Trauma Society.

FluGen to get $12 Million in financing

FluGen to get $12 Million in financing

FluGen, the Madison Company, will get $12 million in financing using which it will be able to start first clinical trials of a new type of influenza vaccine. The FluGen's Redee Flu vaccine is based on the research carried out by UW- Madison scientists Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Gabriele Neumann.

CEO Paul Radspinner shared the information that they are planning to file an application with federal regulators in the first half of 2016 for an Investigational New Drug. If the Food and Drug Administration permits them then they can start the clinical trials within 30 days.

Medtronic to acquire Twelve

Medtronic to acquire Twelve

Medtronic plc has announced that it will buy privately-held device company Twelve, Inc., based in Redwood City, California. Many of you might not have heard of the latter company, as it has chosen not to be in limelight.

Twelve is focusing on the development of a device that aims to repair faulty mitral valves in the heart that can cause congestive heart failure. As per the deal, Medtronic will pay $408 million upfront and another $50 million once the device gets regulatory approval in Europe.

Twelve's investors list includes the venture-capital firms Domain Associates, Versant Ventures and Morgenthaler Ventures. It is second firm that Medtronic has bought by The Foundry, a business incubator in Menlo Park, California.

Low Dose Aspirin for at least 5 years cuts risk of colorectal cancer

Low Dose Aspirin for at least 5 years cuts risk of colorectal cancer

A new study has found a way to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, one of the most common types of cancer. As per study researchers, the risk can be cut by up to 45% by taking aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Aleve or certain other painkillers.

Study researchers said that if people take 75 to 150 milligrams of aspirin every day for at least five years then they were 27% less likely to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer than those who did not take the same.

The researchers said that other types of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have appeared to reduce the risk even more. Those who took NSAIDs for at least five years were having 30 to 45% less chance of having colorectal cancer than those who were not taking the painkiller.

Women more likely to report bisexuality than men

Women more likely to report bisexuality than men

Women are more susceptible to report bisexuality than men. A study claimed this, adding that men have a higher likelihood of reporting being either 100% heterosexual or 100% homosexual.

Author Elizabeth Aura McClintock of the University of Notre Dame studied the data of 5,018 women and 4,191 men as they became young adult from adolescence.

The participants were 16-years-old in Wave I, 22 in Wave III, and 28 in Wave IV. She found three times higher chances in women to change their sexual identities from Wave III to Wave IV of Add Health than men.

The study identified Add Health participants, who were not asked about their sexual identities until Wave III, as 100% heterosexual, mostly heterosexual, bisexual, mostly homosexual, and 100% homosexual.

Planned Parenthood asks federal court to block Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s order

Planned Parenthood asks federal court to block Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

Planned Parenthood urged a federal court Tuesday to not allow Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's order to take effect so that parents can continue receiving medical care through the organization using Medicaid. According to officials with the group, Jindal's order is against law and will prevent 5,200 Louisianans from using the service.

Three patients who are co-plaintiffs in the case have also supported the idea of blocking enforcement of the order by Jindal.

However, Jindal administration officials said the order is absolutely legal and Planned Parenthood is flailing. Mike Reed, a spokesman for Jindal, who is running for president, said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that there is no sense to have Planned Parenthood in effect any more.

Children eating less Vegetables and Fruits after new lunch program guidelines came into practice

Children eating less Vegetables and Fruits after new lunch program guidelines

A new analysis has found that rather than adopting nutritious school lunches, many children are ready to lose their appetite by putting the lunches in trash bins. It is something that many teachers and parents have suspected.

Since 2012, changes have been made in school lunch menu in order to provide healthier food to students. The report has found that children who are part of the healthier federal lunch program are putting more fruits and vegetables on their trays, but not eating them completely. In fact, they have been throwing away 56% more than before the changes were implemented.

American Children more likely to be obese than Canadian Kids

American Children more likely to be obese than Canadian Kids

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has unveiled since the late 1970s, rates of obesity among children and teenagers in the US have increased alarmingly more than in Canada. It is a concerning revelation and demands immediate attention from authorities concerned.

Study’s lead author Cynthia L. Ogden, an epidemiologist at the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, said that obesity is known epidemic in the US. But the new report highlights the nation’s condition when compared with other countries.

As per the report, there was no change in the obesity rate in both the nations when it came to children aged between 3 and 19 in the late 1970s. But in 2012, the obesity rate was 17.5% in the US and 13% in Canada by 2013.

Killer Parasite puts 14-Year-old in critical condition

Killer Parasite puts 14-Year-old in critical condition

Rather than starting high school, a star junior athlete is fighting for his life at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. Three times junior Olympian Michael Riley jnr, 14, is in critical condition after brain-eating amoeba entered his body through nose while he was playing with teammates in a lake.

Riley’s father Mike Riley said that when one comes after having good fun from a lake then it is not expected to visit a doctor who says that he has just few days left to live. After a week of playing into a lake at the Sam Houston National Forest, Riley woke up with a fever and headache.

Texas Couple Marries While Bride Was In Labor

Texas Couple Marries While Bride Was In Labor

A Texas couple tied knot juts few hours before their baby was born. Originally the couple had planned to get married before the birth of their baby, but they said they never expected they would say their vows in the hospital.

Stephanie Tallent and Jason Nece said they had a regular scheduled ultrasound appointment on Friday at the Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women when they learned that Stephanie was in labor.

As the couple had wedding plans earlier they quickly arranged everything needed and decided to exchange vows in the hospital itself before their baby comes into this world.

Researchers Find New Way to Reprogram Cancer Cells

Researchers Find New Way to Reprogram Cancer Cells

A team of researchers said that they have found a new way through which they can potentially reprogram cancer cells back to normal. Researchers also said that there are higher possibilities that they can force tumor cells to morph back to the normal cells which they once used to be.

Study’s senior author PanosAnastasiadis, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Cancer Biology on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus said in a statement that the findings of the study represents an unexpected new biology that provides the code, the software for stopping the growth of cancer.

He also told that the code was unraveled by the discovery that adhesion proteins, the glue that keeps cells together, interact with the microprocessor, a key player in the production of molecules called microRNAs (miRNAs).

Prosthetic limb proposal draws criticism from amputee groups

Prosthetic limb proposal draws criticism from amputee groups

A coalition of amputees and prosthetic device manufacturers has showed vehement opposition to a Medicare proposal, saying it poses the risk of limiting access to prosthetic limbs. They are voicing their concerns and taking the matter to Anne Arundel County non Wednesday. The coalition has set the stage for the federal government to organize a hearing on the policy.

The proposal calls for imposing new requirements to cover more advances lower-limb prostheses. The requirement includes that a patient be able to walk after a prosthetic limb has been given to him and his gait should appear natural. Such a standard has been called offensive by many who are opposed to the proposal.

People genetically prone to low vitamin-D levels face higher risk of multiple sclerosis

People genetically prone to low vitamin-D levels face higher risk of multiple

Findings of a new study have showed that people genetically prone to low vitamin-D levels are more likely to suffer from multiple sclerosis. Researchers reached at the conclusion after studying the DNA profiles of tens of thousands of people of European descent.

The study has highlighted the risk of MS faced by people with low vitamin-D levels. Scientists are also endeavoring to figure out if MS can be eased or prevented in people by giving them extra vitamin D.

Researchers
say perhaps environmental and genetic factors play a role in development of this disease of the nerves in the brain and spinal cord.

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