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Syria On High Alert, Possible Poliovirus Infections Detected In 22 People
2013-10-25 09:39:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases in the Syrian Arab Republic. This cluster was first detected in early October in the Deir al-Zor province and is currently under investigation by public health officials. According to Reuters’ Stephanie Nebehay on Thursday (Oct. 24), the WHO reported that at least 22 people in Syria are suspected of having the wild poliovirus...

Retina iPad Mini Release Delayed
2013-10-02 11:17:59

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apple took many people by surprise last year when they announced their first generation iPad mini would not only be priced higher than expected but would ship without a Retina Display. Analysts and customers alike have been waiting for such a device, and earlier rumors suggested Apple could launch both it and the fifth generation iPad during an October event. Last week, market research firm IHS iSuppli claimed the fifth generation...

Bill Gates May Be Pushed Out Of Chairman Role At Microsoft
2013-10-02 08:15:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A report from Reuters claims some of Microsoft’s top investors are pressing the board to dismiss co-founder Bill Gates from his role as company chairman. This report comes as the company is looking for a new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer who announced his retirement late in August. Reuters’ inside sources say three of Microsoft’s top 20 investors are calling for Gates’ ouster. These investors, said the sources, hold more than...

2013-09-18 23:34:02

In a key development in its initiative ferreting out alleged insider trading in securities, derivatives, swaps and other risk instruments, Young Law Group announces that whistleblower Mark Rosenblum has retained the firm with regard to Rosenblum’s allegations of insider trading and his related wrongful termination claims against Thomson Reuters. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Young Law Group, a national leader in whistleblower representation, announces that whistleblower...

2013-09-05 23:20:15

Comfort & Harmony™ comments on new research that shows a connection between breastfeeding and intelligence. Breastfeeding is made easier with the mombo™ nursing pillow from Comfort & Harmony™. (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Breastfed children may have higher IQs, said a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics (7.29.13). According to the research findings, three and seven years old breastfed children scored higher on language and intelligence tests, reported Reuters...

Medical Trials Offer Positive Results For Specific Class Of Diabetes Drug
2013-09-03 07:59:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While a new class of diabetes pill known as DPP-4 inhibitors does not appear to increase a person’s risk of heart attack, there is some indication that there could be other negative cardiovascular effects associated with the drugs. According to Reuters reporter Ben Hirschler, some of the medications – which are a class of oral hypoglycemics that block a protein that plays a major role in glucose metabolism – were linked to a...

UN Report Climate Change Man Made
2013-08-19 09:50:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from a United Nations panel on climate change scales back some previous predictions but still states humans are responsible for global warming with more certainty than ever, according to a version of the draft acquired by Reuters. The upcoming report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the primary reference guide for governments considering energy, coastal infrastructure and agricultural policies....

Malware Re-invented To Generate Social Media Buzz
2013-08-18 04:42:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A virus that originally surfaced over five years ago to swipe credit card numbers and banking information has reportedly been modified in order to pursue a more lucrative target – social media likes and followers. Certainly, it sounds ludicrous, but according to Reuters, a fake fan on a website like Instagram can actually be worth five-times more than a stolen credit card number. To that end, the Zeus malware has been modified...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin