Medicine


These are the world's worst tax havens These are the world's worst tax havens
- December 13, 2016

Ireland's score was based on its lack of effective rules to prevent corporate tax dodging and because it facilitates large-scale corporate tax avoidance through profit-shifting, aggressive tax planning structures and so-called sweetheart deals like the tax arrangements enjoyed by Apple that enabled the global tech giant to pay a 0.005 percent corporate tax rate. (more...)
Key to happiness is not money Key to happiness is not money
- December 13, 2016

The report supports the arguments put forward by Layard over several decades that social and psychological factors are more important to the wellbeing of individuals than income levels. Doubling someone's salary has a minimal effect on their overall happiness and in fact having a partner is far more beneficial to their overall wellbeing, research suggests. (more...)
Does Mass. still have one of the highest life expectancies in US?
- December 11, 2016

Life expectancy in the United States has been rising for decades - but now, that trend could be coming to an end. Age-adjusted death rates for selected populations. That's the first significant increase since 1999, Xu said. Cancer killed more than 595,000 people. "Everybody in this country wants to live a long, healthy life, so we should be very concerned", said Dr. (more...)
Things get steamier in second tailer of 'Fifty Shades Darker'
- December 11, 2016

Adding the twin mysteries of Leila and Jack to Fifty Shades Darker could ultimately make the film richer than its predecessor. " Fifty Shades of Grey " presented how literature student Anastasia Steele met billionaire Christian Grey. The new Fifty Shades Darker trailer has been released and it has definitely upped the drama.and the weirdness. And there's even one sexually charged interaction between Christian and Ana in a public restaurant! Christian couldn't resist her beauty and ... (more...)
Subaru Wins Five Top Safety Pick Awards Subaru Wins Five Top Safety Pick Awards
- December 11, 2016

Honda and its Acura division had five Top Safety Pick + awards. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the cars, SUVs, minivan , and pickup truck that meet the stringent standards to be named a 2017 Top Safety Pick . "We understand that safety and technical innovations are top considerations in a new vehicle purchase and we are proud to have so many of our models recognized with these prestigious awards". (more...)
Republican voters suddenly really, really like the Electoral College Republican voters suddenly really, really like the Electoral College
- December 11, 2016

Overall, those holding out hope that the Presidential election will be decided by twelfth Amendment procedures will likely have to face the reality that this will not be the case; a twelfth Amendment process first relies on the faithlessness of dozens of electors, a move which would be absolutely unprecedented in USA history. (more...)
More Likely Homegrown Zika Cases Found in Texas
- December 10, 2016

See alsoHow many people have Zika in NY? With the threat of the Zika virus, the family made a decision to move up plans to install a central air-conditioning system to avoid having open windows and doors. However, researchers and doctors are concerned about other developmental issues arising. "Some babies have been born with decreased [amounts of] brain tissue and [brain] calcifications", said Dr. (more...)
Welsh house prices 'set to rise in New Year', says RICS
- December 10, 2016

However, the survey showed supply shortages are leading to only a modest growth in sales activity and there has been a further decline in the amount of homes for sale. RICS spokesperson Samuel Dickey said: "A key issue for the housing market has been the impact on transaction activity since the spring". In the next year, 40% of surveyors expect house prices to rise, except in London where tax changes are still weighing heavily on the market. (more...)
This day in history: Pearl Harbor attacked This day in history: Pearl Harbor attacked
- December 10, 2016

Those who gather at the ceremony on a pier overlooking the harbor are expected to observe a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m. - the same moment Japanese planes began their assault. The crew of the Nevada received more Medals of Honor, including the first Medal of Honor awarded during World War II, and Navy Crosses for heroism that day than any crew of any other ship in Navy history. (more...)
Oregon hires Willie Taggart as new head football coach Oregon hires Willie Taggart as new head football coach
- December 10, 2016

His first coaching job was as an assistant at Tampa Catholic High School, and he is now FSU's lead recruiter in Tampa. After a 2-10 mark in his first season in Tampa, he's had the Bulls on a steady progression, including an 8-5 mark a year ago and culminating in a school-record 10 victories this season. (more...)
E-cigarettes are a public health threat
- December 10, 2016

U.S. News reported that Surgeon General Vivek Murthy calls for more in-depth research regarding the effects of e-cigarettes to a person's health, saying that these smoking devices are not harmless and numerous nation's teens comprise a large percentage of users. (more...)
Samsung Wins Vs. Apple Over $400M Design Patent Battle; Legal Battle Over?
- December 09, 2016

The Supreme Court points out that the patent law does not require the profits to be on the entire device, but could be on separate components regarding the interpretation of the term " article of manufacture " for the objective of calculating damages. (more...)
Trump faces pushback from base, allies over Romney musings Trump faces pushback from base, allies over Romney musings
- December 09, 2016

His senior advisor Kellyanne Conway told reporters in the Trump Tower lobby on Sunday that Trump has made a decision to speak with other potential candidates, as well. "I think the person who will make the decision about our next secretary of state is the president-elect", Pence said on ABC. Despite Trump's pro-Russian statements during the campaign, Russian politicians are concerned about reports that Trump is considering Mitt Romney , known for his harsh stance on Russia, to be ... (more...)
NYC mayor blames Trump, hate speech for rise in hate crimes
- December 09, 2016

Every day, it costs over $400,000 to secure Trump Tower, and de Blasio claims that he's spoken with Steve Mnuchin , Trump's treasury secretary pick, about the costs. "We are particularly concerned about overtime costs, and we think it's a very valid situation to turn to the federal government for the maximum possible reimbursement for these costs". (more...)
Rauner to sign Exelon bill in Q-C Rauner to sign Exelon bill in Q-C
- December 09, 2016

The power grid Exelon nuclear plants provide energy to stretches from Texas and Louisiana at the south, all the way north to Manitoba, Canada, he said. It caps the increase in ratepayer bills at an average of 25 cents a month for the 13-year life of the deal for ComEd customers in northern IL and 35 cents a month for Ameren users in central and southern IL. (more...)
Canucks defenceman Larsen taken off ice on stretcher Canucks defenceman Larsen taken off ice on stretcher
- December 08, 2016

Larsen was taken off the ice on a stretcher, and the Canucks later reported that he was awake and responsive after being taken to a hospital. He said Hynes provided him with a "wake-up" call in the morning with a chat about Parenteau's play. (more...)
Chris Christie more unpopular than ever before
- December 08, 2016

Almost three-quarters of registered voters think Governor Christie should have been a defendant in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure trial, according to a new poll that also showed Christie's job approval at yet another low and tied for the second-worst in recent history. (more...)
10-Year-Old Beyoncé's First Music Videos Hitting The Auction Block 10-Year-Old Beyoncé's First Music Videos Hitting The Auction Block
- December 08, 2016

The Formation hitmaker began her career as a kid, performing in a group called Girl's Tyme , which eventually evolved into Destiny's Child . "This recently unearthed and never seen original footage offers the viewer a candid insight into a 10 year old Beyoncé developing her craft that would ultimately make her the world's biggest pop stars", the site explains. (more...)
Death toll hits 13 in Tennessee wildfires Death toll hits 13 in Tennessee wildfires
- December 07, 2016

A doctor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center said Wesley and Branson Summers would undergo surgery Monday requiring skin grafts. "We don't know ... Officials hoped to have as much as 90% of the affected areas searched by nightfall Friday. During a morning news conference, officials raised the death toll of the fires to 13, and said they had identified six of the deceased. (more...)
Three Poles diagnosed HIV-positive daily
- December 07, 2016

Today 40 percent of all people with HIV, numbering over 14 million remain unaware of their status. However, Saxton has highlighted how much the public health system's failure to fund immediate access on diagnosis to medications which can make a person with HIV "almost uninfectious" and also has benefits for their own health. (more...)
'Gilmore Girls' Reveals Final Four Words Of The Series
- December 07, 2016

But back in 2006, show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino told TV Guide that she already knew the last four words of the multi-generational drama. Take a look at the video below for more on Gilmore Girls last four words. Rory has just received a breakup text. Carole grew unhappy with the song over time however, as she didn't appreciate the stand by your man theme. (more...)
'It is 100 per cent preventable:' World AIDS Day gathering held Regina
- December 07, 2016

People will be able to use oral fluids or blood finger pricks to discover their status in a more private and convenient way that will not generate embarrassment. 'We need to do more to reach those who are at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS , and the United States is helping shape the world's response to this crisis and working alongside the global community to end this epidemic by 2030, ' he writes. (more...)
Death toll grows to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire
- December 06, 2016

Officials said they are continuing to search the charred rubble from the fatal fire that ripp. OAKLAND, Calif . (AP) - Terry Ewing is waiting for the confirmation he already knows in his heart: His girlfriend was among the dozens killed in the Oakland warehouse fire. (more...)
Massachusetts firefighters battle large Cambridge fire Massachusetts firefighters battle large Cambridge fire
- December 05, 2016

Workman said the fire consumed another residence and hurled debris into the wind. The first call for the fire went out just before 3 p.m., according to a Cambridge Fire Department tweet. One building collapsed "almost immediately" after firefighters responded Saturday, and Cahill said officials worry that more could follow. "In minutes the whole house caught on fire". (more...)
Tallow-ho: UK's new plastic currency outrages vegans Tallow-ho: UK's new plastic currency outrages vegans
- December 05, 2016

The Meat is Murder singer said that anyone who did not take issue with the fact newly issued notes contain tallow fat should donate their bodies for "decorative use in future five pound notes". "This is unacceptable to millions of vegans, vegetarians, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and others in the U.K. We demand that you cease to use animal products in the production of currency that we have to use". (more...)