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Medigus launches device to treat acid reflux without surgery

(Reuters) – Israeli medical device maker Medigus expects revenue of a few million dollars in 2014 as it begins to sell its flexible endoscope for the treatment of acid reflux. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by abnormal regurgitation of fluids from the stomach into the esophagus. Patients who do not respond to treatment with drugs often undergo laparoscopic surgery. Medigus’ system enables treatment in an outpatient setting with no incisions. Its endoscope – a […]

Google expects U.S. approval of Lenovo-Motorola deal

(Reuters) – Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt expressed confidence on Monday that Lenovo Inc would gain approval from U.S. regulators to buy Google’s Motorola smart-phone hardware business in what would be China’s biggest technology acquisition to date. Schmidt said he saw “a good chance” of the deal passing muster with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, which monitors acquisitions by overseas corporations. Speaking at a dinner organized by the […]

5 Important Things To Bring While Travelling

Basically, there are two kinds of travel packers:  the over-packers and the under-packers.   The over- packers would likely bring his/ her whole wardrobe on a trip and return home with half of clothes that were not even used. On the other hand, under- packers are the ones who always run out of clothes to wear on a trip. Either way, we tend to forget things that we should have packed halfway through the trip […]

Apple releases “1.24.14” film, Shot on iPhone in Just 1 Day

  30 years ago, on January 24, 1984, Steve Jobs and his friends introduced the Mac at the investor meeting. To celebrate with this anniversary, Apple spent their January 24, 2014 shooting for a short (1 minute and 28 seconds) film called “1.24.14.” Would you believe that this short film was only shot using iPhone5s? Yes, and in fact , with crews working in 15 locations spread around five continents by none other than Jake Scott […]

Iowa research lab identifies new strain of deadly pig virus

Mon Feb 3, 2014 4:53pm EST (Reuters) – A new strain of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, or PEDv, has been identified in samples taken from Illinois and Missouri, a top veterinarian at Iowa State University said on Monday. “We found that there is a variant out there that appears to be quite different than the original,” Rodger Main, the head veterinarian of Iowa State University’s veterinary diagnostic lab, told Reuters on Monday. More research needs […]

Added sugars abundant In U.S. diets, linked to death

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK Mon Feb 3, 2014 4:13pm EST (Reuters Health) – Most U.S. adults are eating too much sugar and that’s linked to an increased risk of dying from heart disease, according to a new government study. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed nutrition surveys of U.S. adults from the past couple of decades and found most were getting more sugar than the daily limit set […]

Tips To Look Healthy the Natural Way

Ways To Look  Healthy in Natural Way Let us admit the fact, we want to be the fountain of youth, look young and stay fresh everyday. But we forget that staying healthy inside is what matters the most. Everyday our body encounters pollution that stresses us, we shift to fast and processed foods from home cooked foods. At some point, we all want to practice the naturals ways of staying healthy inside, to help bring […]

FDA proposes rule to prevent food contamination during transport

Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:21pm EST (Reuters) – Food transportation companies will be required to adhere to certain sanitation standards to prevent food from becoming contaminated during transit under a new rule proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The rule would require shippers and carriers to properly refrigerate food, clean vehicles between loads and protect food during transportation. The rule is the seventh and final plank of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act, […]

Ophidiophobics beware: flying snakes have great aerodynamics

(Reuters) – This may be the last thing that anyone with a touch of ophidiophobia – fear of snakes – would want to hear: flying snakes have surprisingly good aerodynamic qualities. Scientists studying the amazing gliding proficiency of an Asian species known as the paradise tree snake say it does two things as it goes airborne. It splays its ribs in order to flatten its profile from round into a more triangular form, and it […]

Thousands protest vs Western Australian government’s shark culling programme

Thousands of people protested at various beaches across Australia on Saturday (February 1) to voice opposition to the Western Australian Government’s controversial shark culling programme. Up to 6,000 people gathered at Cottelsoe Beach in Perth holding up placards and chanting “rights, rights, rights for great whites.” At Manly, one of Sydney’s surfing beaches, about 2,000 people turned up to show support for the sharks. “We are surfers, we are divers, we walk the beach, we love the beach, we love the […]

Sony, Lenovo in talks on possible PC business alliance: report

(Reuters) – Japan’s Sony Corp and Chinese technology company Lenovo Group are in talks about a possible joint venture to take over Sony’s loss-making Vaio PC business overseas, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported on Saturday. The Japanese electronics and media giant called the report inaccurate while acknowledging that it was looking at various possibilities for the unit. “Sony continues to address various options for the PC business, but the press report on a possible PC business alliance between Sony and Lenovo […]

Last polar bear in Africa grieves after partner dies

Africa’s last polar bear mourns partner’s death. Courtesy Reuters/ Photo grabbed from Reuters video  (Reuters) — Wang, the only polar bear in Africa, has taken the death of his life-long partner very hard, tearing up toys and grass in the enclosure they shared, and two weeks after his loss he is still grieving. The 30-year-old Geebee was found dead on January 13 in the pool of her Johannesburg Zooenclosure after a heart attack. The two had been partners since […]