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  • Man on mission

    A fellow student's death has spurred meningitis survivor Lyndon Longhorne to renew his campaign to make young people aware of the disease.

    BBC News
  • Zika illnesses are mild at worst in US teens, young children

    NEW YORK (AP) — A first look at U.S. teens and young children who were infected with Zika suggests the virus typically causes at worst only a mild illness.

    Associated Press
  • Basket - No.1 draft pick Simmons breaks foot

    - Number one draft pick Ben Simmons faces a delayed start to his NBA career after suffering a broken foot during training with the Phildalephia 76ers, the team confirmed on Friday. The 20-year-old Australian rookie sustained the injury after rolling an ankle during the session at Stockton…

    AFP
  • Children of Syria's Aleppo bear brunt of violent onslaught

    BEIRUT (AP) — The 6-year-old girl was found trapped under the rubble of her home, destroyed by an airstrike in Syria's rebel-held city of Aleppo. "Dust!" she wailed as rescue workers pried away the stones and debris on top of her, finally freeing her and placing her on a stretcher as she screamed…

    Associated Press
  • No.1 draft pick Simmons breaks foot

    Number one draft pick Ben Simmons faces a delayed start to his NBA career after suffering a broken foot during training with the Phildalephia 76ers, the team confirmed on Friday. The 20-year-old Australian rookie sustained the injury after rolling an ankle during the session at Stockton University…

    AFP
  • The Latest: Boy still in critical after school shooting

    TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a school shooting in South Carolina (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • Fury fights for future after cocaine test claim

    Tyson Fury was fighting for his boxing future on Friday after a media report said he had tested positive for cocaine and faced being stripped of his heavyweight title belts. The 28-year-old Briton had been due to defend the WBA and WBO world titles against former champion Wladimir Klitschko in…

    AFP
  • People are digging through their trash and reusing Target’s well-designed prescription pill bottles

    In 2005, Target introduced what has been hailed as “the first significant and useful” redesign of the classic amber-colored prescription pill bottle, as health communications blogger Rick Lesaar puts it. The celebrated red “ClearRx” design solved many common complaints with the standard plastic…

    Quartz
  • The Cancer Moonshot needs a heavy dose of computational infrastructure

    Top cancer researchers recently reported their findings and recommendations to President Obama and Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot task force. To my surprise, all 10 recommendations in the Blue Ribbon Panel’s report heavily concentrate on enabling computational infrastructure. Each…

    TechCrunch
  • US extends 6-month warning to men over Zika risk

    US health authorities on Friday extended to six months a warning to men about the risky time period for sexually spreading Zika virus, which often carries no symptoms but can cause devastating birth defects. Men who live in or have traveled to an area of active Zika transmission are now urged to…

    AFP
  • Alaska Air Group (ALK) to Initiate Flights to Havana Next Year

    Alaska Air Group (ALK) will fly to Havana from Jan 5.

    Zacks
  • Wynn Resorts (WYNN) Well Poised for Growth, Risks Remain

    On Sep 29, we issued an updated research report on the leading developer, owner and operator of casino resorts - Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN).

    Zacks
  • Marriott Poised to Grow on Starwood Takeover Despite Risks

    On Sep 29, we issued an updated research report on Marriott International, Inc. (MAR).

    Zacks
  • Six babies in MRSA outbreak at Addenbrooke's Hospital

    Six babies are affected by an outbreak of the "superbug" MRSA in a Cambridge hospital's neonatal maternity unit.

    BBC News
  • One in six young people eat fast food 'twice a day'

    One in six young people eat fast food twice a day, according to a survey of the nation's eating habits.

    BBC News
  • US man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears, sweat

    A 38-year-old US man may have been infected with Zika virus through the tears or sweat of his dying father, researchers said, in what would be the first documented case of such transmission if confirmed. The man in the western state of Utah became ill after helping to take care of his 73-year-old…

    AFP
  • AP Explains: What does OPEC's tentative deal mean for oil?

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC nations have agreed in theory that they need to reduce their production to help boost global oil prices during a meeting in Algeria, but a major disagreement between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran still may derail any cut. What happened to oil prices…

    Associated Press