Female doctors provide better treatment than male counterparts: study finds

Female doctors provide better treatment than male counterparts: study finds

Female physicians are better than their male counterparts at treating patients in hospitals and keeping them healthy for a long term, according to a new research.

Harvard researchers analyzed a random sample of Medicare patients hospitalized and treated by general internists from Jan. 2011 through Dec. 2014. A scrutiny of over 1.5 million hospitalizations, the researchers discovered that those treated by male doctors had higher mortality rate.

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Potentially first case of cat-to-human transmission of H7N2 virus under investigation

Potentially first case of cat-to-human transmission of H7N2 virus under investigation

Public health officials are trying to determine whether a veterinarian who fell sick while treating cats at a New York animal shelter really contracted H7N2, a rare strain of bird flu.

The NYC-based Health & Mental Hygiene Department said that H7N2 was detected in nearly four dozen cats at an animal shelter in Manhattan. Lab tests conducted by University of Wisconsin researchers have confirmed that the infection was caused by the H7N2 virus.

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Nintendo and Pokémon Co. announce new global event for Pokémon Sun and Moon

Nintendo and Pokémon Co. announce new global event for Pokémon Sun and Moon

According to a Gamespot report, Nintendo and the Pokémon Company have announced the next global event for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The forthcoming event will be the second major event for the Nintendo 3DS game.

Going by the report, the new Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon global event announced by Nintendo and the Pokémon Company will be a two-week event, scheduled to commence on December 27, 2016. The event will run through January 9, 2017.

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‘Boil order’ for Lindon City residents remains in effect

‘Boil order’ for Lindon City residents remains in effect

The recently issued ‘boil order’ for Lindon City residents and businesses will likely remain in effect for some more days as water samples have tested positive for E. coli, officials said.
Authorities issued the boil order for residents last Friday after discovering that the city’s water supply was contaminated E. coli bacteria, which can make people sick and in rare cases lead them to death.
Authorities recommended residents either to use bottled water or make sure that they boil water for at least one minute then let it cool before consumption.

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Christmas-related emotional stress responsible for spike in cardiac deaths: study

Christmas-related emotional stress responsible for spike in cardiac deaths: study

Emotional stress is associated with the Christmas holidays is one of the multiple causes of the notable spike in heart related deaths during the season, researchers have warned.

Health researchers have been noticing a spike in cardiac or heart related deaths in the United States and other countries where Christmas is celebrated from Dec. 25th to Jan. 7th. A study revealed that there was an increase of 4.2 per cent in heart related deaths such countries during the holiday season.

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Snapchat acquires Israeli AR startup Cimagine Media for an estimated $30-$40M

Snapchat acquires Israeli AR startup Cimagine Media for an estimated $30-$40M

In a Sunday report, financial daily Calcalist News has revealed that California-based ephemeral messaging service Snapchat has quietly acquired Israeli augmented reality (AR) startup Cimagine Media.

The acquisition of four-year-old Cimagine marks Snapchat's first acquisition of an Israeli firm. About the financial terms of the acquisition, the Calcalist's report said that Snapchat is estimated to have paid $30-$40 million to purchase Cimagine.

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Tesla is leading the EV race, at least in US

Tesla is leading the EV race, at least in US

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors currently leads all other automakers involved in the race at electric vehicles, at least in so far as the US market is concerned.

Despite the fact that Tesla's electric vehicles (EVs) come with expensive price-tags, and are far from being affordable, the Model S and Model X accounted for a noteworthy 31 percent of the EV market in November 2016.

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Florida scientists offer to brief Trump about impacts of climate change

Florida scientists offer to brief Trump about impacts of climate change

A group of Florida scientists has written a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, offering to brief him about the adverse impacts of climate change.

Republican Trump has repeatedly denied global warming and climate change. During his election campaign earlier this year, he argued that climate change is a “hoax” crafted by the Chinese government to ruin the U.S. economy. More recently, he asserted that no one really knows if climate change is real.

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Little Waukesha boy gets second chance at life after successful liver transplant

Little Waukesha boy gets second chance at life after successful liver transplant

A five-month-old Waukesha baby got a second chance at life after receiving vital organ donation at Chicago’s Lurie Children's Hospital.

Daniel took birth in July, but a rare, deadly liver disease known as biliary atresia made the very fist five months of his life a tough battle for him as well as his family.

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Apple pulls Withings products from its stores due to legal dispute with Nokia

Apple pulls Withings products from its stores due to legal dispute with Nokia

In a move apparently rooted in its antitrust lawsuit against Nokia, Apple has pulled all the Withings-branded health-centric accessories from its stores. The Withings products have been pulled by Apple from its online store and also probably from all of its retail stores all across the world.

As a result of the move, Withings-branded accessories -- like the Body Cardio Scale, the Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor, and the Smart Body Analyzer -- are not available for purchase from Apple's stores.

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