Month: January 2020

Blackstone‘s Byron Wien told CNBC on Friday the coronavirus threatened to dent global growth and drive down stocks but likely wouldn’t cause a recession. On “Squawk Alley,” Wien said there are still a lot of unknowns about how the coronavirus will play out, causing markets to sell off. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down
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Commuters wearing protective masks walk through Hong Kong Station, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Paul Yeung | Bloomberg | Getty Images There are now more than 8,200 confirmed coronavirus cases across the world, outpacing the total number of infections over the nine-month SARS outbreak in less than a month. As of Thursday morning Eastern Time
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Dow CEO Jim Fitterling told CNBC on Wednesday that the coronavirus outbreak is driving up demand for some of the company’s products that are used in household cleaning items. Fitterling, appearing on “Squawk on the Street” after his company topped analyst expectations for its fourth quarter, said Dow’s cleaning products are seeing increased demand due
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Fears around China’s coronavirus outbreak are in full force. The concern put meaningful pressure on the major averages Monday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average over 300 points lower during the trading session. The declines followed confirmations of more cases of the virus and several large U.S. companies’ suspension of their business in China. Professional
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A family wearing masks stands in Tiananmen Square on January 26, 2020 in Beijing, China Betsy Joles Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization’s director general, is traveling to Beijing, China, to meet with government and health officials on the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. The WHO has so far declined to declare the dangerous respiratory
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday declared a virus emergency in the city of 7.3 million, extending school cancellations until Feb. 17 and canceling all official visits to mainland China. Lam announced a package of measures aimed at limiting the Asian financial hub’s connections to mainland China. Flights and high speed train journeys between
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An interdisciplinary group of scientists has successfully destroyed tumor cells in mice by using nano-sized copper compounds alongside immunotherapy. Importantly, the tumors did not return after the treatment ceased. According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide — in 2018, it was responsible for approximately 9.6 million deaths.
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23andMe Co-Founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on September 19, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Steve Jennings Home DNA-testing company 23andMe is laying off about 100 people, or 14% of its staff, on Thursday, in the wake of declining sales. The layoffs primarily cover the operations
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A man wears a mask while walking in the street on January 22, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. Getty Images Government officials in Wuhan, China are suspending all public transportation, including buses, trains, airplanes and ferries, to better combat the coronavirus outbreak, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing Chinese state media. Officials are also asking citizens
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Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years reporting “major depressive disorder.” Accordingly, research is underway to identify possible causes, which include genetic predisposition,
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Adnexal masses are lumps that occur in the adnexa of the uterus, which includes the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. They have several possible causes, which can be gynecological or nongynecological. An adnexal mass could be: A family doctor can usually manage benign masses. However, prepubescent and postmenopausal individuals will need to see a gynecologist
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Thomas Kurian, CEO of Alphabet’s Google Cloud, speaks at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco on April 9, 2019. Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty Images Account representatives from Epic Systems, one of the largest providers of medical record systems, have started calling customers with a clear message: We will not be pursuing
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President Donald Trump listens to a question during a joint news conference with Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto in East Room of the White House in Washington, October 2, 2019. Leah Millis | Reuters Anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List launched a $52 million effort on Friday to support President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, a day
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A recent literature review investigates whether turmeric may be useful for treating cancer. The authors conclude that it might be but note that there are many challenges to overcome before it makes it to the clinic. Turmeric is a member of the ginger family. Native to India and Southeast Asia, people have used turmeric root
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Cannabidiol (CBD) is available in many forms, including oils, tablets, and creams. The ideal dosages vary depending on both its form and usage. There is little research, though, so doctors are not yet able to confirm the safe, beneficial dosages for each use. CBD is an active ingredient in the cannabis plant. Products that contain
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Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses. Ethmoid sinusitis is the inflammation of a specific group of sinuses — the ethmoid sinuses — which sit between the nose and eyes. The ethmoid sinuses are hollow spaces in the bones around the nose. They have a lining of mucus to help prevent the nose from drying
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The main factor that influences a person’s height is their genetic makeup. However, many other factors can influence height during development, including nutrition, hormones, activity levels, and medical conditions. Scientists believe that genetic makeup, or DNA, is responsible for about 80% of a person’s height. This means, for instance, that tall people tend to have
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Pro-choice supporters pose for photos outside the Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center in St. Louis, Missouri, May 31, 2019. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Planned Parenthood will spend $45 million to support candidates in favor of abortion rights, the largest electoral program of its kind in the group’s history. The money will
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Although scientists continually refine cancer treatments, there is still much room for improvement. A new study, carried out in mice, focuses on salt. The researchers have successfully used sodium chloride nanoparticles to destroy cancer cells. Share on PinterestInjecting salt nanoparticles into mouse tumors restricted their growth significantly. Over the decades, researchers have developed an ever-growing
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Aicardi syndrome is a very rare condition that usually affects girls. Depending on its severity, it can cause developmental delay, epilepsy, problems with vision, and a shortened life expectancy. In this article, learn more about Aicardi syndrome, including its risk factors, symptoms, and treatments. Aicardi syndrome is a rare condition that almost exclusively affects females,
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Feeling depressed before and during a menstrual period is common. Experts believe that these emotional changes occur as a result of fluctuating hormone levels. Most people who menstruate will experience some symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), including moodiness and headaches. However, some individuals can develop more severe symptoms, such as depression and anger. Hormones can
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