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Doctors against biggest health plan

US News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 10:10

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Specialists groups of the nation over have denounced the 2014 health plan marking it a funding "loaded with torment" and communicating shock at hits in subsidizing.

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Labour wards should only be for complex births: NICE

US News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 13:52

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Healthy ladies encountering a "direct" pregnancy ought to be swayed to deliver an offspring in a mid-wife headed unit as opposed to a customary work ward, official statement says.

The draft rules from NICE - the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - say a home delivery may be almost as ok for generally safe pregnancies.

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Electric probes can help you take control of your dreams

US News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 13:49

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Sweet dreams are made of this - electric flows pumped specifically into your cerebrum, as indicated by researchers.

Scientists in Germany have created a method for empowering sleepers to control their dreams by applying electric current to the cerebrum, which prompts clear dreams, including a state of increased mindfulness.

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Doctors amazed to see conjoined twins with two faces, one body

US News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 13:46

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To a great degree uncommon Australian conjoined twins born with one body, one head and two confronts have astounded their specialists in the wake of figuring out how to inhale on their own.

Confidence and Hope Howie, who have to a great degree uncommon condition called diprosopus, were born on Thursday.

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Animal therapy may help fight cancer

US News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 13:43

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Analysts are propelling the first clinical trial of the impacts of animal assisted therapy (AAT) on cancer patients, who are young, and their families.

Specialists say they have known how important therapy pets are in hospitals for a long time, however such reports have been to a great extent episodic.

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Animator Creates Video to Simulate Close Encounter Between Earth and Saturn

US News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:58

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Saturn reached opposition on May 10 and to commemorate the event, an animator used his skills to create a video depicting the appearance of the ringed planet in the sky where its orbit moved it much closer than reality.

Reaching opposition is a phenomenon that occurs when a celestial body and the earth are on opposite sides of the Sun.

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Microsoft announces Azure update

US News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 07:16

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In a move which underscores Microsoft's continued push into the cloud sector, the company recently announced the update for Azure in full swing, in an apparent attempt to help secure the cloud service for all forms of mobile devices.

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Twitter’s ‘mute’ button is now official

US News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 07:11

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In a recently-released official blog post, popular microblogging service Twitter has announced that its much-anticipated 'mute' button has been formally launched by the company. The 'mute' button will give Twitter users - both on the Web as well as on mobile - the ability to 'silence' the tweets of other users with just a few clicks.

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Extra workload makes GPs scared to miss serious illness in patients

US News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:43

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As many as eight out of 10 GPs have an increased fear that they may end up missing a serious illness in some patient while dealing with the high work load. This was revealed through a recently done survey by the Royal College of GPs.

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Over 50 percent Britons are unaware of loved ones’ dying wishes

US News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:40

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Findings of a new survey reveal that people still find it hard to talk about death which is why they found that over 50 percent of the Britons are not aware of the last wishes of their partner.

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Male infertility linked to several chemicals in household things

US News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:37

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Researchers have discovered that commonly used household products like toothpaste, soap and plastic toys have chemicals in them which have a direct and adverse effect on human sperm. This can also help in explaining the increasing levels of male infertility.

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Study: Calcium supplements may raise heart disease risk in women

US News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:30

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Calcium supplements are popularly used by women to maintain good bone health and earlier researches have shown that calcium supplements may raise the risk of cardiovascular disease, however this was not sure until now.

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Obamacare delayed mandate will hurt low-wage earners

US News - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 10:26

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According to a new study, the delay in releasing the employer mandate will affect low-wage workers across the country.

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Ohio woman gives birth to rare 'mono mono' identical twin girls holding hands

US News - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 08:18

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In an extremely rare case of twins an Ohio woman gace birth to mono-amniotic twin girls who were in the same sac and shared the same placenta.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the twins were named Jenna and Jillian and were delivered by C-section at 2:41pm at Akron General Medical Center. It was very heartening to see that the girls were holding hands at birth. 

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Ireland is predicted to have the largest obese population in Europe by 2030

US News - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 08:13

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Results of a research have suggested that by the year 2030 the present percentage of people who are obese in the whole of Europe will be mostly found in Ireland. With 90 percent of men and 84 percent of women will be either "overweight" or "obese" in Ireland by the year 2030 and this will the largest in Europe.

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Missouri close to banning Tesla's direct-selling model; Tesla hires lobbyists

US News - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 07:00

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According to KOLR 10 News, billionaire Elon Musk's electric-car manufacturing firm Tesla Motors is apparently dealing with issues pivoting around auto dealers in Missouri; with a sneaky addition to the Missouri legislature seeking to impose a ban on Tesla Motors' direct-selling model.

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Report: iPhone 6 likely to be launched one month earlier than expected

US News - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 06:55

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According to a Reuters report, the much-anticipated next-generation version of the Apple iPhone - supposedly to be called the iPhone 6 - will likely hit the markets one month earlier than expected.

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ZTE launches Open C Firefox OS smartphone as an eBay exclusive priced at $100

US News - Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:18

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ZTE has revealed in a recent announcement that its entry-level Open C Firefox OS smartphone is now up for sale on eBay in the US, the UK, Germany, Russia and 20 other countries in Europe. The low-cost Open C handset was first unveiled by ZTE at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain in February this year.

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Xerox Sued over Allowing Unscrupulous Dentists Carry Out Unnecessary Orthodontic Work

US News - Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:08

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It is alleged that Xerox Corp. allowed dishonest dentists to put braces on thousands of poor children even when they did not meet the government designed criteria for the work.

This has led Attorney General Greg Abbott to sue the company to recover hundreds of millions of dollars spent on dental work, which Texas did not find an important work.

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Ford announces recall of 692,000 Escapes and C-Max hybrids in North America

US News - Sat, 05/10/2014 - 10:43

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On Friday, bigwig US automaker Ford revealed in an announcement that it was going to recall more than 692,000 Escape small SUVs and C-Max gas-electric hybrids in North America. The vehicles being recalled are 2013 and 2014 year-models.

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