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Amazon’s entry into health care may have just narrowed with the Cigna-Express Scripts deal

Health insurer Cigna’s announced move Thursday to buy pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts may have just narrowed Amazon’s entry into health care. If Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ever wanted to get into the health insurance industry, “the target that would have made sense for them is Cigna,” Ana Gupte, senior health care services analyst at Leerink Partners, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” On Thursday, Cigna agreed to buy Express ... Read More »

Dogs May Be Good For Your Health…Except When They’re Not

While having a dog may be good for the heart, as my colleague Alice Walton just wrote, and is certainly good for the soul, you might want to read the “terms and conditions” in the fine print. Heather Stone Leo and Laila, my granddogs, as irresistible puppies I’ve seen some impressive and life-threatening infections from dogs. None of them, until Lyme, gave me ... Read More »

New ‘real sun-tan’ drug may help prevent cancer

Scientists have developed a new drug that mimics sunlight to make a person’s skin tan without being exposed to harmful ultraviolet radiation, reducing the risk of skin cancer. In tests on human skin samples and mice, the drug tricked the skin into producing the brown form of the pigment melanin, that gives human skin, hair and eyes their colour. According ... Read More »

Recreational activity may up facial fracture risk in elderly

Although participating in recreational activities such as aerobics and muscle-strengthening activities could make older adults active, they may adversely increase the risk of facial fractures and other injuries, a study has warned. The study showed that bicycling was the most common source of injury and was responsible for 26.6 per cent of the injuries. Playing a team sport, such as ... Read More »

Diet Diary: Why all that you read about red meat may not be right

Beef: Round, Sirloin, Shuck, Loin  Veal: All trimmed cuts Pork: Tenderloin, leg (fresh), shoulder (arm or picnic) Lamb: Leg, arm, loin Red meat has acquired a negative reputation. Messages about its consumption are both confusing and misleading. It is generally believed that meat is rich in fat and cholesterol and a high intake of it, is associated with heart disease, ... Read More »

Childhood passive smoking may up arthritis risk later

Exposure to passive smoking in childhood significantly increased the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in adult smokers, a study has showed. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet. The findings showed that in smokers who had childhood passive exposure to smoke, the hazard ratio was 1.73 compared with non-smokers not ... Read More »

GST: New tax regime may hike tuition fees, cost of living for students in Pune

While most experts feel that the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will not have any immediate impact on the education sector and keep the household budget for academic costs untouched, educationists beg to differ. They believe that the effects of GST will be felt in more ways than one. Fees for tutorials, competitive exam coaching While school ... Read More »

Report says LG G7 and V30 may arrive earlier than usual

According to a new report out of South Korea, LG may launch its next G and V series flagships earlier than usual. The V30 is said to arrive in August this year, while the G7 may be launched in January 2018. Officially, however, LG isn’t committing to anything as of now. “Nothing has been decided on the launch schedule of ... Read More »

LG May Use OLED Display on Its V30 Premium Smartphone: Report

LG raised the bar for premium Android smartphones earlier this year with its flagship G6 which was the first to sport the company’s FullVision display with an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio. If a new report from South Korea is to be believed then LG may opt for OLED panel for its next premium smartphone, the V30. The move to ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 4 India Launch Expected on May 16

Xiaomi Redmi 4 is expected to launch in India on May 16, after the company on Thursday sent invites for an event in New Delhi on that date that would see the “launch of the next Redmi device”. Earlier this week, Amazon India announced the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi phone will be exclusive to its platform. Amazon India in the country ... Read More »