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China bird flu deaths surge in what could be the worst season ever

Reuters Health News - February 15, 2017 - 11:18am
BEIJING (Reuters) - As many as 79 people died from H7N9 bird flu in China last month, the government said, stoking worries that the spread of the virus this season could be the worst on record.
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Under Armour CEO responds after praising Trump

Pharma news - February 15, 2017 - 10:46am

Kevin Plank wrote an open letter in the Baltimore Sun after he was criticized for calling the president "an asset to the country."

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Mexican ‘DREAMer’ nabbed in immigrant crackdown

Pharma news - February 15, 2017 - 10:21am

U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23-year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and given a work permit during the Obama administration, according to a lawsuit challenging the detention in Seattle federal court. The man's lawyers say this could be the first time under U.S. President Donald Trump that a person covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, has been taken into immigration custody. The program was established in 2012 by Democratic President Barack Obama to allow those brought to the country while young to attend school and work.

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The best cruises for first-timers, families and excursions in 2017

Pharma news - February 15, 2017 - 10:21am

Disney, Viking and Celebrity cruise ships have emerged the top-rated brands by cruisers around the world. 

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Pagani raises the roof and raises the bar with the Huayra Roadster

Pharma news - February 15, 2017 - 10:13am

The Geneva Motor Show may not be until March 9 but with the latest creation from Pagani -- the Huayra Roadster -- we could already be looking at this year's star car. Every hypercar from this boutique company would be equally at home on display at MoMA as it would lapping Monza, but for his latest creation company founder and chief designer Horacio Pagani may well have set a new benchmark for a car that's equal parts art and racing science. "This is the most complicated project we have ever undertaken," said Pagani.

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Clinton staffers react to Trump report

Pharma news - February 15, 2017 - 10:13am

"Everything we suspected during this campaign is proving true," Clinton’s former press secretary tweeted.

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The Best Hair at the 2017 Westminster Dog Show

Pharma news - February 15, 2017 - 10:11am

The annual Westminster Dog Show is in its 141st year. It seems America never gets tired of seeing adorable, perfectly groomed dogs prance around stages. The competition spans over two days, and at this years show, 2,908 dogs from 200 different breeders competed against one another for the coveted Best In Show title. Just as us humans do, dogs endure serious grooming practices before the big show. When you see how closely those judges eye up the pups, its no wonder the owners of these dogs go to great lengths to get their furry friends in tip-top shape. To get a glimpse of some of the best dog hair weve ever seen, check out the video above.

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CIA chief secretly meets Palestinian leader

Pharma news - February 15, 2017 - 10:07am

Mike Pompeo met with President Mahmoud Abbas, say Palestinian officials, expressing concern with a recent White House suggestion.

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Endangered Antelopes Face 'Catastrophic' Die-Off

Pharma news - February 15, 2017 - 10:04am

A critically endangered species of antelope is dying by the thousands from a deadly infectious disease outbreak in Mongolia, and scientists fear there could be "catastrophic consequences" for the threatened animals and their ecosystem. Since December 2016, about 2,500 Mongolian saiga (Saiga tatarica mongolica) — a unique subspecies of saiga antelope — have died from a livestock virus. Scientists estimate the Mongolian saiga population to be about 10,000, meaning the deadly outbreak has killed about 25 percent of the endangered steppe-dwelling antelope.

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CMS issues proposals for Obamacare individual insurance market

Reuters Health News - February 15, 2017 - 9:50am
(Reuters) - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed on Wednesday to reduce the period for the enrollment for individual Obamacare plans for 2018, as part of the agency's efforts to stabilize the individual insurance market.
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Dominican journalists shot dead during live radio broadcast

Pharma news - February 15, 2017 - 9:47am

Two journalists were shot dead during a live radio broadcast in the Dominican Republic, police and media said. Unidentified attackers burst into the 103.5 FM studio as presenter Luis Manuel Medina was reading the news on air on Tuesday and shot him dead, station employees were quoted as saying by local media. Moments before that the station's director Leonidas Martinez was killed in his office, they said.

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This Photo Is Making Fans Think Jana Duggar In A Courtship

Pharma news - February 15, 2017 - 9:44am

Jana Duggar might have found someone special just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Aetna CEO says Obamacare individual plans are in 'death spiral'

Reuters Health News - February 15, 2017 - 9:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aetna Inc Chief Executive Mark Bertolini on Wednesday said the individual Obamacare exchanges are in a "death spiral" where rising premiums push out healthy customers and leave only the sickest customers behind, which then drives up premium rates further.
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The LG G6 might beat the Galaxy S8 where it matters most

Pharma news - February 15, 2017 - 8:51am

LG is about to launch an exciting new Android phone, a device that’s going to compete directly against Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Apple’s iPhone 8. Unlike last year when the Galaxy S7 overshadowed the LG G5 even though they were unveiled on the same day, the LG G6 will have plenty of time to shine at MWC 2017 before Samsung unveils the S8 in late March.

That said, the G6 vs. Galaxy S8 duel is still one to watch this year, especially considering the many differences between the two handsets.

A new report from Korean site ETNews says that the LG G6 will have a 3,200 mAh battery, which will be 400 mAh bigger than the G5’s battery. However, the battery is not user-replaceable, because this year LG is going for a premium waterproof design rather than a modular phone.

The carrier official who talked to ETNews said that the phone will offer users 12 hours of battery life while browsing “standard internet.”

The report also notes that LG will employ a unique Smart Doctor app to diagnose problems with the phone and suggest solutions. Meanwhile, when it comes to battery security, a special heat pipe will remove excess heat from the phone.

The Galaxy S8 is expected to have a 3,000 mAh battery, on par with the Galaxy S7 but smaller than the LG G6’s battery. Does that mean the Galaxy S8 will have worse battery life than the LG G6? This could be a very big deal — after all, these two flagship phones are expected to have similar feature sets, and battery life is always at the top of the list when consumers are surveyed about their smartphone priorities.

Well, there are certain key differences between the two phones that will also affect battery life.

The LG G6 will have an “old” Snapdragon 821 processor compared to the Galaxy S8’s new 10nm chip, which is supposed to be faster and more energy efficient. The G6 and Galaxy S8 will feature similarly-sized screens, but Samsung’s OLED display might require less power than LG’s LCD screen. This is all based on speculations and leaks at this point, as LG and Samsung have not confirmed any of the rumors that detail their next flagship handsets.

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Kangaroos, Zebras Among Exotic Animals Left Behind During California Dam Evacuations

Pharma news - February 15, 2017 - 8:46am

Authorities say evacuees left behind some rare creatures.

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Trump slams 'un-American' intelligence leaks

Pharma news - February 15, 2017 - 8:29am

The president reacts to reports that his officials were in contact with Russia during the election.

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Kremlin reacts to report on Trump aides

Pharma news - February 15, 2017 - 7:40am

"Let's not believe anonymous information," an official said. "It's … not based on any facts."

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Integra offers to buy J&J's Codman neurosurgery business

Reuters Health News - February 15, 2017 - 7:15am
(Reuters) - Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp said it has made an offer to buy Johnson & Johnson's Codman neurosurgery business for $1.05 billion in cash.
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China Warns US Against Freedom Of Navigation Patrol In South China Sea

Pharma news - February 15, 2017 - 7:05am

According to reports, U.S. Navy and Pacific Command leaders are considering freedom of navigation patrols in the waterway by the San Diego-based Carl Vinson carrier strike group.

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Europe ready to embrace first copies of biotech cancer drugs

Reuters Health News - February 15, 2017 - 6:31am
LONDON (Reuters) - Treatment with two important cancer drugs is about to get much cheaper in Europe with a cut-price copy of Roche's blood cancer drug Rituxan likely to hit the market imminently followed by a rival to its breast cancer medicine Herceptin.
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