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  • Chinese Tourists Change Plans

    Chinese tourists are traveling in record numbers, but many are skipping Hong Kong shopping trips or Macau gambling junkets to venture abroad to countries like Japan. That’s bad news for the former colonies’ ...

    Barrons.com
  • Distinct ME stages found, says study

    Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment.

    BBC News
  • More consumers get health insurance enrollment extensions

    Maryland is the latest state to give consumers extra time to enroll in health insurance for 2015 and avoid a tax penalty. Maryland Health Connection, the state-run health insurance marketplace, a...

    Consumer Reports
  • A Tax Break for Going Gluten-Free?

    You may be able to write off the costs of your special diet if you have celiac disease.

    Kiplinger
  • 6 Reasons CrossFit Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

    For one startup founder, the fitness platform with a cult-like following provides a physical, mental and emotional challenge.

    Entrepreneur
  • Taco Bell's latest: Deep-fried Cap'n Crunch stuffed with frosting

    Got a morning sweet teeth and a resistance to cavities? Taco Bell is testing stuffed doughnut holes made of Cap'n Crunch Crunch Berries cereal.>

    CNET
  • Blood biomarkers found for chronic fatigue syndrome

    Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease with distinct stages that can be identified through biomarkers in the blood, researchers said Friday, offering hope that earlier diagnosis may improve treatment. With no known cause or cure, chronic fatigue syndrome -- known formally as encephalomyelitis…

    AFP
  • Gilead Sciences: 'HIV Succession Plan Coming Into Focus'

    Nomura's M. Ian Somaiya believes Gilead Sciences' (GILD) "HIV succession plan coming into focus." He explains: We reiterate our Buy rating and $141 TP on Gilead following presentation of ...

    Barrons.com
  • Airbnb Is Raising A Monster Round At A $20B Valuation

    Airbnb — the platform that lets travellers book private spare rooms and entire homes as an alternative to traditional hotels — is doing some booking of its own. Airbnb is in the process of raising another round of funding that will value it at $20 billion, according to sources familiar with the…

    TechCrunch
  • Saudi reports 10 MERS deaths in a week

    Ten more people in Saudi Arabia have died from MERS over the past week, health ministry figures showed on Friday, after an international mission urged extra measures to combat the virus. Saudi Arabia is the country worst-hit by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Doctor Abdul…

    AFP
  • Cycling - UCI calls for withdrawal of Astana licence over doping

    - The UCI world cycling federation has called for the withdrawal of the racing licence for the Astana team of Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali over doping accusations. The UCI said a study on the Kazakhstan-based team contains "compelling grounds" for a review and it requests "the Astana Pro…

    AFP
  • GOP Considers Plan to Spare Millions from Anti-Obamacare Decision

    For months, Republicans have rallied around the latest Supreme Court challenge to Obamacare—embracing it as their last real opportunity to bring down the president’s health care law once and for all. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted as much during an interview with The Wall Street…

    The Fiscal Times
  • RugbyU - Toulouse terminate contract with Ralepelle

    - Top 14 club Toulouse and South African international Chiliboy Ralepelle, who is under investigation for doping, have agreed to terminate the hooker's contract that was set to expire in June. Ralepelle has made 22 appearances for the Springboks, but suffered ruptured knee ligaments in February…

    AFP
  • NHS Winter 2014-15: Weekly A&E tracker

    How is your hospital doing this winter?

    BBC News
  • Basket - NBA: Rose set for knee op on Friday

    - Former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose will have surgery on Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the Chicago Bulls said Thursday. Rose will undergo a meniscectomy, which is removal of part or all of the meniscus, and Bulls general manager Gar Forman will discuss the…

    AFP
  • Age-related leukaemia cases may soar

    It is "almost inevitable" that your blood will take the first steps towards leukaemia as you age, researchers show.

    BBC News
  • Too many waiting for blood stem cell transplants

    Over a million people have received blood and marrow stem cell transplants for life-threatening diseases in the past 57 years, but too many are still waiting, a study said Friday. Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) often offers the only possibility of a cure for blood diseases and…

    AFP
  • Obamacare Premiums Could Jump 255% If SCOTUS Rules for Plaintiffs

    A new study by Avalere Health, a nonpartisan health consulting firm, found that insurance premiums sold on the federal exchange could surge by an average of 255 percent if the Supreme Court rules against Obamacare and subsidies are eliminated. Such a ruling in the high-stakes case of King v.…

    The Fiscal Times