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Sky’s the limit: wire fox terrier wins Westminster dog show

(Reuters) – A wire fox terrier named Sky won “best in show” at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, besting canines in six other groups at one of the oldest sporting events in the United States. Betty Regina Leininger of Frisco, Texas, awarded the top prize to the assured terrier at this year’s event in Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. The win makes it the 14th time the wire fox terrier […]

Number of young U.S. technology companies falls: report

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:11am EST (Reuters) – Sluggish growth among young technology firms could bode trouble for the U.S. economy, according to a new report from the Kauffman Foundation. The number of technology firms aged five years or younger – key drivers of job creation – has fallen to below 80,000, down from a high of 113,000 in 2001, according to the report. Today’s levels are roughly on par […]

Sony in talks to supply more camera sensors to Apple: Nikkei

Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:22pm EST (Reuters) – Sony Corp is in talks with Apple Inc to double its supply of camera components for a new iPhone slated to roll out as early as next year, the Nikkei reported. Sony supplies nearly all of the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors for the current iPhone 5S’s rear-mounted main cameras. Apple could be looking to switch to Sony sensors for the secondary camera on the front, which […]

Weather may truly affect arthritis pain

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:21pm EST (Reuters Health) – For people with osteoarthritis of the hip, pain levels tracked with the weather over the course of a small two-year study, Dutch researchers say. They looked at reported pain levels in a previous study of arthritis, then went back to weather records to document the conditions each day. It turns out the participants’ aches were just a little worse and joints […]

Hempseed oil has healthy potential: study

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:51pm EST (Reuters Health) – With an ideal ratio of omega-6 and -3 fatty acids and some plant chemicals thought to lower high blood pressure, hempseed oil has potential as part of a heart-healthy diet, according to Spanish researchers. They analyzed the makeup of oil extracted from Cannabis sativa, often called industrial hemp, which is a cousin of marijuana but with very low levels of the […]

Britain to ban smoking in cars carrying children

LONDON Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:59am EST (Reuters) – Smoking will soon be banned in cars carrying children in Britain, the government said on Tuesday, under new laws aimed at reducing the effects of passive smoking on young people. The move comes after lobbying from health campaigners and the opposition Labour party, who cited research showing that smoking in cars exposed children to more concentrated smoke and caused health problems. The government confirmed it would […]

Alibaba to launch U.S. e-commerce website

(Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is set to launch a U.S. e-commerce website through its subsidiaries Vendio and Auctiva, which are in turn part of the Alibaba.com business group, the company told Reuters on Tuesday. The 11 Main (11main.com) site is an online shopping businessthat offers “interesting, quality products” from “hand-picked shop owners” such as fashion, tech and jewelry goods. Alibaba has been ramping up its international expansion with various acquisitions, including leading a roughly $200 million investment […]

Smoking tied to increased risk of common type of breast cancer

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:29am EST (Reuters Health) – Young women who smoke may have an increased risk of a common type of breast cancer, according to a new study. Researchers found that women between 20 and 44 years old who had smoked a pack of cigarettes per day for at least 10 years were 60 percent more likely than those who smoked less to develop so-called estrogen receptor-positive […]

Truck Made Of Ice “Ice Truck”

If you are looking for a unique vehicle, a truck made from 11 thousand blocks of ice can be found in Canada. The ‘ice truck’, which is a replica of the 2005 Chevy Silverado, is fully functional. According to various reports, the truck was built by Hensall, Ontario-based Icedculture, using a real truck chasis and running gear. Its battery can reportedly resist temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees celsius. Last year, the truck set a […]

Teens’ poor breakfast choices predict later health problems

By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK Fri Feb 7, 2014 12:53pm EST   (Reuters Health) – Teenagers who didn’t eat a good breakfast were more likely to be obese and have elevated blood sugar in middle age, a new study shows. Researchers at Umea University in Sweden found that teens who reported eating no breakfast or only sweets were two-thirds more likely to develop a cluster of risk factors linked to heart disease and diabetes when […]

Team spirit may help men lose weight

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK Fri Feb 7, 2014 12:18pm EST (Reuters Health) – Men who took part in a weight loss program designed specifically for male soccer fans lost an average of 12 pounds (5 kg) and had a good time doing it, according to a new study from Scotland. The 12-week Football Fans in Training (FFIT) program, run by coaching staffs from 13 Scottish Professional Football League teams, combined advice on healthy diet […]

Prince Charles And Prince William Release “Unite For Wildlife” Video

(Reuters) — Prince Charles and his son Prince William have joined forces to create a video message supporting the campaign to stop the illegal wildlife trade. The release of the video on Sunday (February 9) marks the start of a week of activities by the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge to highlight the devastating effects of the trade. They talk about the unprecedented levels of killing of endangered species, such as elephants, which are killed at a rate of […]