U.S. Surgeon General calls e-cigarettes major health issue

U.S. Surgeon General calls e-cigarettes major health issue

The increasing use of electronic-cigarettes (e-cigarettes) among teens across the United States has prompted the U.S. Surgeon General to call it a major health issue.

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Delayed release of Apple AirPods is reportedly caused by technology issues

According to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report Friday, tech giant Apple's AirPods wireless earphones will likely not be available for purchase during the 2016 holiday season because of a delayed launch by the company.

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Microsoft partners with Qualcomm to bring full Windows 10 version to ARM chipsets

Microsoft partners with Qualcomm to bring full Windows 10 version to ARM chipset

In an announcement this week, Microsoft has revealed that it has a new initiative underway with Qualcomm, to bring a full version of Windows 10 OS - together with desktop app support - to ARM chipsets.

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Microsoft and Qualcomm partner to build low-cost Windows-on-ARM PCs

Microsoft and Qualcomm partner to build low-cost Windows-on-ARM PCs

In an announcement made at the Windows Hardware Engineering (WinHEC) conference in Shenzhen, China, on Thursday morning, Microsoft said that it has partnered with Qualcomm to equip ARM devices with Windows 10 and Win32 apps.

The Microsoft-Qualcomm partnership will largely pave the way for new, low-priced PCs that would replace the Windows tablets developed around the Intel Atom chip, which has been essentially discontinued by the company.

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Minnesota Dept. of Health urging people to get flu shot

Amid the ongoing “National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week,” Minnesota

Amid the ongoing "National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week," Minnesota public health officials are urging everyone who has not received a flu shot yet this season to get vaccinated to avoid the contagious seasonal disease.

The Minnesota Department of Health cautioned in a statement that flu/influenza is an awfully contagious respiratory infection that can be life-threatening, but getting vaccinated in advance can effectively fight off the virus.

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US Supreme Court hands Samsung a victory in its patent dispute with Apple

US Supreme Court hands Samsung a victory in its patent dispute with Apple

On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court unanimously gave a ruling in favor of Samsung in the company's long-running patent-infringement scuffle with Apple - the Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc., No. 15-777, lawsuit.

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STI risk linked to pubic hair grooming

STI risk linked to pubic hair grooming

Sexually active people who regularly groom their pubic hair are more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than those who do not groom their pubic hair at all, a new study warned.

Dr. E. Charles Osterberg, of University of Texas, and colleagues asked more than 7,500 people ages 18 to 65 how often they removed or trimmed their pubic hair and what kind of tools they used. They also asked them how many sexual partners they'd had in their lives, and whether they had ever contracted an STI.

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Oklahoma medical center employees resign after veteran dies

Oklahoma medical center employees resign after veteran dies

At least four employees of a veterans' medical center in southeastern Oklahoma have resigned after maggots were found inside the wound of a person who had been hospitalized and treated at the facility.

Myles Deering, executive director for the state Department of Veterans Affairs, confirmed that the four employees, including a doctor's assistant and three nurses, opted to resign rather than facing the possibility of getting fired.

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Apple makes first public statements about its self-driving car effort

Apple makes first public statements about its self-driving car effort

In a November 22-dated letter addressed to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), tech giant Apple has officially, for the first time, made public statements related to its much-reported 'Project Titan' self-driving car initiative.

In its letter to the NHTSA, Apple has publicly confirmed its much-rumored efforts in the self-driving car arena. Going by the indications, the company is apparently interested in self-driving software, rather than designing of building a self-driving car.

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New data on risks vs. benefits of CAR-T cancer drugs to be shared this weekend

New data on risks vs. benefits of CAR-T cancer drugs to be shared this weekend

New data on riskss vs. benefit of experimental chimeric antigen receptor T-cells (CAR-Ts) will likely be in focus this weekend when companies will present their clinical results at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).

CAR-Ts are a promising but risky collection of customized cancer drugs, which are produced by genetically changing a patient's own T-cells in the laboratory. The altered T-cells are then pumped back into the patient's body to help the immune system to find and destroy cancer cells.

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