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How to keep ticks off your family as Asian longhorned ticks found in Kentucky, Tennessee
LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY — Warm weather means ticks are out in full force. This year, people will have to deal with a type of tick that is new to America…
Jun 07, 2019 23:15 UTC Health Read More

Why You May Be Less Prepared for Retirement Than You Think
It might take more than you think to save enough for retirement.
Jun 07, 2019 21:44 UTC Business Read More

2 raccoons test positive for rabies in Branford
BRANFORD — Branford Animal Control recently picked up two raccoons that tested positive for rabies, according to the East Shore District Health Department.
Jun 07, 2019 21:23 UTC Health Read More

What United States could learn from Nigeria on anti-vaxxers
To consider that Nigeria, infamous for anti-vaxx campaigns leading to polio outbreaks, has any lessons for Americans may be shocking. But as measles cases in…
Jun 07, 2019 20:36 UTC Health Read More

1 Big Reason AMD Is a Better Buy Than NVIDIA
NVIDIA has failed to recover in the aftermath of the crypto-bubble, while AMD is on the cusp of a turnaround.
Jun 07, 2019 20:36 UTC Business Read More

Three hospital patients dead from listeria linked to pre-packaged sandwiches
London (CNN) Three people have died and three are seriously ill following an outbreak of listeria infection in hospitals in England, Public Health England has…
Jun 07, 2019 20:08 UTC Health Read More

The Habit That Lowers Preventable Deaths, According to An EMS Worker
Paramedics and other emergency *service* workers routinely see harrowing tragedies and death. On Reddit, one curious poster asked EMS professionals to…
Jun 07, 2019 20:07 UTC Health Read More

Legal promise of equal mental health care often falls short
Amanda Bacon’s eating disorder was growing worse. She had lost 60% of her body weight and was consuming about 100 calories a day. But that wasn’t sick enough for her Medicaid managed-care company to cover an inpatient treatment program. She was told in 2017 that she would have to weigh 10 pounds less — putting her at 5-foot-7 and 90 pounds — or be admitted to a psychiatric unit. “I remember thinking, ‘I’m going to die,’” the Las Cruces, N.M., resident recalled recently. Eventually, Bacon, now 35, switched to a plan that paid for treatment, although she said it was still tedious to get servi...
Jun 07, 2019 20:00 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Alaska officials warn hares could spread deadly disease to people, pets
Alaska wildlife officials recently issued a warning for residents in Fairbanks: Beware of hares. In a news release late last month, the Alaska Department of Fish…
Jun 07, 2019 19:52 UTC Health Read More

Dashing the dream of ideal 'invisibility' cloaks for stress waves
Whether Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, which perfectly steers light waves around objects to make them invisible, will ever become reality remains to be seen,…
Jun 07, 2019 19:50 UTC Science Read More

How Alexa Got Her Personality
Alexa is funny, smart and opinionated. But how did she get her personality, and how much personality is too much for AI?
Jun 07, 2019 19:20 UTC Technology Read More

Trying to Lose Fat? This Is How Many Carbs You Need to Eat Each Day, According to a Dietitian
Weightlifting is a proven form of exercise that can help you burn fat and build lean muscle mass, but it's just one part of the equation. You've also got to fuel your…
Jun 07, 2019 18:30 UTC Health Read More

Scientists figured out how tides cause earthquakes
Scientists discovered why earthquakes along mid-ocean ridges occur during low tides, and the answer lies in the magma chambers lying below, according to a…
Jun 07, 2019 18:13 UTC Science Read More

Proof of sandwiched graphene-membrane superstructure opens up a membrane-specific drug delivery mode
Researchers from the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University (THU) report a sandwiched…
Jun 07, 2019 17:59 UTC Science Read More

Image: Mature galaxy mesmerizes in new Hubble view
This striking image was taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), a powerful instrument installed on the telescope in…
Jun 07, 2019 17:58 UTC Science Read More

High levels of rare gut bacteria may be linked to restless legs syndrome
Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) may be more prevalent among patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS), according to preliminary findings from a…
Jun 07, 2019 17:54 UTC Health Read More

How many devices you can use with your Netflix subscription, broken down by each plan
The number of devices you can stream Netflix on at a time depends on the subscription you have. Here's a guide to the limits on every plan.
Jun 07, 2019 17:05 UTC Technology Read More

Asia's Longhorned Tick Takes Its First Documented Bite In The U.S.
Tick bites man. That's not exactly news, but it is in the case of a particular tick that bit a particular man. The tick, native to Asia, is Haemaphysalis longicornis, also…
Jun 07, 2019 16:42 UTC Health Read More

Schlumberger: Still Silly Cheap Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB)
After advocating Schlumberger stock last September, shares have fallen 40%. I went back to re-evaluate the analysis and what went wrong. Unless we are at a…
Jun 07, 2019 15:56 UTC Business Read More

Algorithm provides customized caffeine strategy for alertness
A web-based caffeine optimization tool successfully designs effective strategies to maximize alertness while avoiding excessive caffeine consumption, according…
Jun 07, 2019 15:45 UTC Health Read More

'Game over': Big misses on jobs forecasts bring the costs of trade war into sharper focus
Economists say May's disappointing jobs number is one of a series of signs that President Donald Trump's trade war and protectionist agenda could lead…
Jun 07, 2019 15:45 UTC Business Read More

Stocks Eye Best Week of 2019 on `Powell Put' Bets: Markets Wrap
Treasury yields and the dollar fell. Equity bulls put the S&P 500 Index on pace for its best week since November as the report showed employers added the…
Jun 07, 2019 15:33 UTC Business Read More

Stocks Jump As Dow Jones Leans Toward Biggest Week This Year
IPOs Beyond Meat and Zoom Video surged, despite a weak May payrolls report Friday, and Nike led the the Dow Jones index toward its strongest week this…
Jun 07, 2019 14:14 UTC Business Read More

How measles detectives work to contain an outbreak
Across the nation, public health departments are redirecting scarce resources to try to control the spread of measles.
Jun 07, 2019 13:56 UTC Health Read More

Toyota unveils images of upcoming all-electric cars, accelerates EV plans by 5 years
Toyota announced that it is accelerating its electric vehicle plans by 5 years and partnering with new battery makers to secure supply as it unveiled images of…
Jun 07, 2019 13:41 UTC Business Read More

Seals, sunsets and giant snakes — May's best science images
Space clouds. Two large clouds of gas and dust dominate this striking image captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Young stars form in the nebulas,…
Jun 07, 2019 13:21 UTC Science Read More

UBS targets a $19 trillion opportunity in Japan
London (CNN Business) UBS needs to get more money in the door from wealthy individuals. The Swiss bank is turning to Japan to make that happen.
Jun 07, 2019 12:37 UTC Business Read More

US economy adds far fewer jobs than expected in May
- The official employment report out Friday showed that hiring slowed sharply last month and that wage growth cooled. - The latest employment report could add to concerns that the expansion could be running out of steam. - On Wednesday, the ADP National Employment Report out showed the private sector created the fewest jobs in nine years in May. In the latest snapshot of the American economy, the official employment report out Friday showed that hiring slowed sharply in May and that wage growth cooled. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said the US economy added 75,000 nonfarm payrolls in May,...
Jun 07, 2019 12:33 UTC Jobs Read More

Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri will get smarter this year. Here's how.
Now that Google I/O and WWDC are done, here's how the top three voice assistants look to evolve in 2019.
Jun 07, 2019 12:22 UTC Technology Read More

Why I'm Sticking With My 3 Worst-Performing Stocks of 2019 So Far
They might be this year's Bad News Bears, but I think these three stocks will be long-term winners.
Jun 07, 2019 11:44 UTC Business Read More

Organic Farms Use Plastic Mulch For Weed Control; 1 Solution Is Controversial : The Salt
Many organic farmers rely on plastic as a form of mulch, but it ends up in landfills. Biodegradable plastic could help, but some worry about its long-term effects on…
Jun 07, 2019 10:59 UTC Business Read More

High-salt diet blocks tumor growth in mice
New research in cell cultures and two separate mouse models finds that a diet high in salt reduces tumor growth by altering the function of certain immune cells.
Jun 07, 2019 10:05 UTC Health Read More

Sony: There is "no scenario where the PlayStation and Xbox platforms combine"
There will be limits to how closely Sony and Microsoft will be partners, Playstation boss Jim Ryan has said -- and the line will be drawn before the PlayStation…
Jun 07, 2019 08:54 UTC Technology Read More

NASA asteroid tracker: Asteroid TALLER than Big Ben will skim Earth at 50,000mph TODAY
AN ASTEROID taller than Big Ben's clock tower in London, UK, will come barrelling past our home planet later today, NASA's asteroid trackers have revealed.
Jun 07, 2019 07:51 UTC Science Read More

Parkinson's: New gene therapy shows promise for prevention
Researchers from Japan have tested a new gene therapy against Parkinson's disease using mouse models. Their results suggest that the approach is effective.
Jun 07, 2019 07:03 UTC Health Read More

A New Oracle And Microsoft Agreement Simplifies Cross-Cloud Computing
Oracle and Microsoft have a partnership agreement to connect Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Microsoft Azure Windows Server to make it easier for companies…
Jun 07, 2019 07:00 UTC Computing Read More

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