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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Genetic Code of Tsetse Fly May Help Fight Sleeping Sickness

17 minutes ago
THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who mapped the genome of the tsetse fly say this genetic information could lead to new ways to fight African sleeping sickness. The tsetse fly is the only insect that transmits the disease, w... by -- Robert Preidt

Workplace Ladder Falls a Major Cause of Deaths, Injuries: CDC

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THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Workplace tumbles off of ladders are a major cause of injury and death among American employees, a new study says. "Falls remain a leading cause of unintentional injury [deaths] nationwide, and 43 perce... by -- Robert Preidt

Apple buoys Nasdaq; Ukraine weighs on broader market

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By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Nasdaq rose modestly in a choppy session on Thursday, lifted by a rally in Apple shares a day after the iPad maker's strong results, though tensions in Ukraine held the broader market in check. S... by Chuck Mikolajczak

U.S. FDA approves test to detect DNA of cancer-causing HPV strains

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(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the use of a test for cancer-causing strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), clearing the way for replacement of the Pap smears used to screen most women for cervical cancer... by Chuck Mikolajczak

'Vapers' relieved FDA won't restrict popular e-cigarette flavors

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Mcshalonic Martinez, 25, puffed on a caramel mochachino flavored e-cigarette at the Henley Vaporium in lower Manhattan, saying the device helped him kick his three-pack-a-day smoking habit. He can't imagine going back to traditional cigarette... by Curtis Skinner

TSX gains on Potash, banks; gold miners slip

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By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose slightly on Thursday, helped by a gain in shares of Potash Corp after the company's results beat low expectations and by small increases in heavyweight banking stocks. ... by Alastair Sharp

Webby Awards honor mobile health and fitness apps

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By Daniel Gaitan NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - As part of the 18th Annual Webby Awards, 11 mobile health applications ranging from personal wellness journals to allergen and symptom trackers were chosen as honorees. WebMD, available for iOS and An... by Daniel Gaitan

TSX ends higher as Potash clears low bar

1 hour 6 minutes ago
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended slightly higher on Thursday, helped by Potash Corp beating lowly expectations and heavyweight banking stocks making small gains. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unoff... by -- Robert Preidt

Apple lifts S&P 500, Nasdaq; Dow ends flat

1 hour 8 minutes ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended mostly higher in a choppy session on Thursday, powered by a rally in Apple shares a day after the iPad maker's strong results, though tensions in Ukraine limited gains. Based on the latest available data,... by -- Robert Preidt

Trend-setter Apple's stock split could bring out the copycats

1 hour 22 minutes ago
By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple has long been a trend-setter whose hot products attract imitators, and now its recent stock split might help revive a trend from the 1990s that has all but disappeared on Wall Street. Apple Inc's ... by Rodrigo Campos

Bird flu on California farm prompts HK, others to bar poultry imports

1 hour 24 minutes ago
An avian-borne virus outbreak on a California quail farm has fueled fears that the disease known as bird flu could spread, prompting investigators to continue their probe and five key export markets to bar imports of poultry from the state. A sta... by P.J. Huffstutter

Salmonella cases decline, but other foodborne illnesses up

1 hour 34 minutes ago
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There was little progress in reducing food poisoning rates in the U.S. last year, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although Salmonella infections decreased by... by Kathryn Doyle

Apple lifts Nasdaq; Ukraine drags on broader market

2 hours 26 minutes ago
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Nasdaq rose modestly in choppy trade on Thursday as Apple's shares rallied a day after the iPad maker's strong results, though tensions in Ukraine held back the broader market. Caterpillar In... by Chuck Mikolajczak

U.S. trade bank urges lawmakers to renew charter, avoid 'political games'

2 hours 37 minutes ago
U.S. lawmakers should back a bill renewing the U.S. Export-Import Bank's charter and stop playing "political games" that will only hurt American exports and jobs, the bank's president said on Thursday. Ex-Im Bank President Fred ...

Scientists discover new rare genetic brain disorder

2 hours 40 minutes ago
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - International teams of researchers using advanced gene sequencing technology have uncovered a single genetic mutation responsible for a rare brain disorder that may have stricken families in Turkey for som... by Julie Steenhuysen

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