Google investors can heave a sigh of relief as there is no more mystery looming over CEO and co-founder Larry Page's highly publicized non-participation in key company events last year. The 40-year old, in a Google Plus post, said he has been suffering from a nerve-related vocal cord paralysis that...
Meals served in chain restaurants routinely have excessive levels of sodium, fat and calories says a new study from researchers in Canada. A team of researchers from University of Toronto reviewed the nutrition content in 685 meals from 19 chain restaurants in the country. They examined 3,507 possible combinations of possible ways to order each meal.
Amazon may be soon become a name to reckon with in the raging smartphone wars if it manages to kindle consumer interest with its new 3-D smartphone. The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, said the e-commerce giant is in the process of churning out a host of new products including...
The FDA has issued its proposal to boost consumer awareness of tanning bed use. Should the proposal be finalized the agency will reclassify sunlamp products, necessitating labeling with a warning against use by young persons. "Using indoor tanning beds can damage your skin and increase your risk of developing skin cancer," said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.
It has been recorded that 80% of Americans are not meeting the physical recommendations made by the federal government, according to a new report from the CDC published in the journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The government's Physical Activity Guidelines suggests 2.5 hours of walking or 1.25 hours of jogging per week.
New York's subway is wireless at 30 more stations including mid-town Manhattan, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Lincoln Center and Columbus Circle. Subway riders can now make and receive cell phone calls, send and receive texts and e-mail as well as access the underground Wi-Fi, thanks to AT&T and...
Breast implants may be harmful to women who have previously survived breast cancer, says a new study from researchers in Canada. For the study, a researcher from the Quebec University Hospital reviewed data from 12 separate studies conducted since 1993. They found that 26 percent of women with breast cancer were diagnosed in later stages of cancer than women without.
The FDA has announced plans to review the effects of caffeine added consumer goods on teens and adolescents. Products that include added caffeine, such as Wrigley's newly released Alert Gum, is currently classified by the FDA as "generally recognized as safe" or GRAS, but could soon change. Specifically the FDA says that they will examine the new forms of caffeine delivery being employed.
Children born outside of the U.S. are much less likely to suffer from allergic diseases like asthma, eczema food, allergies and hay fever, says a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City looked at the records of nearly 80,000 kids surveyed in the 2007-2008 National Survey of Children's Health.
Young women who have surgery quickly after a breast cancer diagnosis have the best chances for survival, according to a new study from researchers at Children's Hospital of Orange County in Orange, California. For the study the researchers reviewed health records from 8,860 breast cancer patients in California between 1997 and 2006.
Women who take the epilepsy drug valproate (Depacon) during pregnancy may increase the risk of childhood autism in their children, a population-based study showed. In utero exposure to the drug was associated with elevated risks of both autism and autism spectrum disorder, Jakob Christensen, PhD, of Denmark's Aarhus University Hospital, and colleagues found.
A new Verizon's 2013 Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) has revealed that China is the nation from which, most of the data breaches originated. Chinese IP addresses accounted for 30 percent of data breaches worldwide last year.
China was the only Asian country on the top 10-threat origins list....
A party trick known as the "Cinnamon Challenge" could lead teens to lung damage later in life, says a new researcher from University of Miami's Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in Florida. The trick involves teens accepting a dare to swallow a full tablespoon of ground cinnamon. According to researchers, the trick can leave teens choking and suffering asphyxiation.
Alcohol results in many different causes of death in teens, according to a new study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. According to their report roughly 32 percent of teen deaths involving alcohol are traffic related while another 68 percent are caused by lethal accidents.
Lab workers have grown a rat kidney and transplanted the working organ into a rat, discovering in the process that it made urine but was less effective than a traditional kidney, according to a report published in the journal, Nature. The kidneys were made by taking the cells out of kidneys and replacing it with self-generating tissue.