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CDC recommends pill to protect against HIV

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Friday, May 16, 2014

CBS: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports people deemed to be at high risk for contracting HIV should take anti-HIV medicines to cut transmission risk.

 

General Motors recalls 2.7M more cars

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

BBC: The recall will cost the carmaker approximately $200 million.

 

Obesity raises breast cancer death rate

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

NBC: A new study finds obese younger women have a 34% higher risk of dying from their breast cancer.

 

Google Glass on sale again

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

CNN: Consumers can purchase Google Glass for $1,500 as long as supplies last.

 

17 everyday chemicals that could cause breast cancer

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

TIME: Scientists identified 17 groups of chemicals that could be linked to mammary tumors.

 

Red wine health benefits 'overhyped'

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

BBC: Scientists say that red wine may not be as good for health as first believed.

 

AT&T pursues DirecTV

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

NYT: The country's second-largest wireless carrier is in talks to purchase the largest U.S. satellite television provider for at least $50 billion.

 

Hillshire acquires rival food firm Pinnacle

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Monday, May 12, 2014

BBC: U.S. food firm Hillshire Brands purchased its rival, Pinnacle Foods, for $6.6 billion.

 

U.S. cervical cancer rate higher than previously thought

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Monday, May 12, 2014

CBS: A study shows the rate is up 55% among all women.

 

McDonalds tests seasoned french fries

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Friday, May 09, 2014

Salon.com: McDonald’s says it plans to start testing seasoned french fries at select U.S. locations starting Friday.

 

Apple close to buying Beats for $3.2 billion

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Friday, May 09, 2014

Reuters: Both companies are hashing out details and the envisioned deal could still fall through.

 

Fast food workers plan to strike in 150 cities

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Thursday, May 08, 2014

CNN: Fast food workers have been calling on their employers to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

 

CO2 reduces nutrients in major food crops

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Thursday, May 08, 2014

BBC: A new study reports that rising levels of carbon dioxide worldwide will significantly affect the nutrient content of crops.

 
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