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Senator Mark Leno to restrict E-Cigarette consumption in California

Senator Mark Leno to restrict E-Cigarette consumption in California

A bill authored by Senator Mark Leno on Monday in the state Legislature asks for ban on e-cigarettes in public places. The bill aims to ban e-cigarettes from restaurants, bars and other workplaces in California where smoking is currently prohibited.

Leno addressed health concerns involved with the consumption of e-cigarettes and wants to make sure that these devices should be treated the same as regular cigarettes.

Community-driven health changes are becoming increasingly important: Bill Clinton

Community-driven health changes are becoming increasingly important: Bill Clinton

Community-driven health changes are becoming more and more vital and actual wellness transformation won't be accomplished without it, Former President Bill Clinton said.

Speaking at the James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center in Palm Springs last Saturday, Mr. Clinton said neighborhoods should partner with one other, while taking advantage of their own unique sources and possibilities, to fix their personal wellness issues.

Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida after FDA nod

Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida after FDA nod

Researchers could release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys in spring this year, if the effort to use such bugs against two viral diseases wins the U. S. Food & Drug Administration's approval.

Scientists behind the experimental project want to use the special mosquitoes against dengue and the chikungunya virus, which have become growing threats across the nation.

Fish not as bad as considered earlier for Pregnant Women: Study

Fish not as bad as considered earlier for Pregnant Women: Study

An all new study by the researchers from the University Of Rochester Medical Center has revealed that pregnant women can have fish as it is not as dangerous as previously believed. In fact, the fatty acids found in fish may actually protect the brain from potential mercury damage.

Study finds link between Pneumonia and CVD

Study finds link between Pneumonia and CVD

An all-new study has revealed that the people who are hospitalized after developing pneumonia may also have an increased risk for developing heart disease, especially if they're over the age of 65.

Speaking in this context, Dr. Neal Chaisson, who treats pneumonia patients at Cleveland Clinic, said, “The way that we treat pneumonia is with antibiotics to take care of the bacterial infection and then we depend on the body's immune system to try and "mop up" the after mess in lungs”.

Long Space Mission Causes Adverse Blood Shift in Astronauts

Long Space Mission Causes Adverse Blood Shift in Astronauts

Researchers suggest that long space mission causes a blood shift in astronauts from bottom half of the body to the top, which can lead to health problems in astronauts.

"We know that some astronauts experience vision problems some months into space flight and this may, in fact, be caused by the augmented fluid and blood volume shift to the upper body”, said lead study author Peter Norsk, scientist from University of Copenhagen.

'Antisocial Traits’ Likely to be Associated with Men Who Post their Selfies

'Antisocial Traits’ Likely to be Associated with Men Who Post their Selfies

An all new study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences states that all the men who take a lot of selfies and post them scored higher on measures of narcissism and psychopathy.

The study was done by Jesse Fox, assistant professor of Communication at The Ohio State University, with Margaret Rooney a graduate student at Ohio State. They found that all the selfie loving men scored much higher on tests that looked in for signs of psychopathy. Also, these people display a wide range of antisocial behaviors.

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.

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