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International Red Cross urges American Red Cross to stop accepting Donations from Tobacco Companies

International Red Cross urges American Red Cross to stop accepting Donations from Tobacco Companies

The International Red Cross has urged the Red Cross in the United States to not accept monetary donations from tobacco companies. The International Red Cross added that if the US Red Cross continues to accept donations from these organizations, the reputation of the organization will be at risk. Many companies which make cigarettes are presently donating money to the American Red Cross as a tax write off.

Type-1 Diabetics lose over a Decade of Life to Disease: Study

Type-1 Diabetics lose over a Decade of Life to Disease: Study

In comparison to healthy individuals, type-1 diabetes patients may live between 11 and 13 years less. A new study said that gender factor also counts, as in the case of male diabetics, the average estimated loss of life was around 11 years.

In the case of women, the average loss of life expectancy was around 13 years. Researchers from the University of Dundee studied a national registry of patients with type 1 diabetes living in Scotland. They came up with comparative analysis and the analysis was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Gilead Sciences CEO Sells 150,000 shares of the company

Gilead Sciences CEO Sells 150,000 shares of the company

On Monday, January 5th, the CEO of Gilead Sciences John C. Martin sold around 150,000 shares of the company's stock in the open market in a transaction.

The shares were sold at an average price of $95.12 and for a total value of $14,268,000. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC. The details related to the transaction state that after this particular transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 4,122,987 shares of the company's stock and these are valued at approximately $392,178,523.

Children with Smartphones in Bedroom Sleep Less

Children with Smartphones in Bedroom Sleep Less

Smartphones have become such an important part of many people's life that they cannot imagine a day without their devices. Besides making calls, these devices provide several benefits such as internet connectivity, directions through GPS, images which can be easily shared with friend, unlimited apps and music. But according to a new study, these latest gadgets could be the reason of sleep disorders among children.

Cancer deaths in US have fallen 22% since 1991

Cancer deaths in US have fallen 22% since 1991

A study from the American Cancer Society has found that since 1991, more than 1.5 million Americans have avoided death due to cancer. The reason for it is the falling smoking rates and also better cancer prevention, detection as well as treatments.

Researchers have found that the overall rate of deaths from cancer decreased from 215 per 100,000 people in 1991 to about 169 per 100,000 in 2011.

Five People Escape without Injury after Bedroom Catches Fire

Five People Escape without Injury after Bedroom Catches Fire

Five people survived after a bedroom caught fire in their eastside Las Vegas home on Wednesday and no one among them was injured. The people received help from the American Red Cross as they were provided with temporary housing.

Firefighters replied to 4409 Halbert Ave after 9-1-1operators received various calls that house caught fire. At the time firefighters came on scene, fire was coming out of the front bedroom window of the one-story house.

ASA bans three e-cigarette ads

ASA bans three e-cigarette ads

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) on Wednesday banned three television advertisements for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) as the ads were not complying with the newly introduced stricter rules.

The new rules concerning e-cigarettes prohibit dignifying smoking and encouraging people to smoke. In two the three banned ads, young women were being shown exhaling vapors from e-cigarettes. The advertising industry watchdog concluded that the ads were glamorizing the smoking of tobacco products.

Abortion-Rights Advocates Urge North Carolina Health Officials to concentrate on Science

Abortion-Rights Advocates Urge North Carolina Health Officials to concentrate on Science

On Friday, North Carolina health officials have been suggested by abortion-rights advocates to pay attention on science than politics as the rules for abortion clinics were updated.

For public comment, the updates have been given, including Friday's meeting in Raleigh. Nearly 60 people have been collected into a Department of Health and Human Services. Several of the people were wearing shirts that promote abortion rights.

Sugar is worse for blood pressure compared to salt: Study

Sugar is worse for blood pressure compared to salt: Study

A recent study has shaken the common notion of people by revealing that sugar consumption may be considerably worse for blood pressure than salt intake.

Now, since we all know that sugar have many factors on heart diseases and eye problems. Salt is considered to increase blood pressure and sugar is linked with diabetes and obesity.

However, authors of a new study in Open Heart argue sugar can be more effective to give trouble than salt. Sugar, in high amounts, poses negative effects on the body, and in particular, on one's metabolic profile.

Google provides Genome Sequencing Service on its Cloud Platform

Google provides Genome Sequencing Service on its Cloud Platform

Autism Speaks, autism advocacy group, said it was collaborating with Google for sequencing of the genomes of 10,000 people on the autism spectrum together with their family members.

"We believe that the clues to understanding autism lie in that genome. We'd like to leverage the same kind of technology and approach to searching the internet every day to search into the genome for these missing answers", said Rob Ring, Autism Speaks' chief science officer.

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