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2013-08-06 23:20:35

The United Nations Foundation announced today the journalists selected to participate in the 2013 Global Issues Press Fellowship program in New York City. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 The United Nations Foundation announced today the journalists selected to participate in the 2013 Global Issues Press Fellowship program in New York City. The fellowship will run from September 22-25, during this year’s UN General Assembly and the high-level events including the Social Good...

Atrial Fibrillation To Increase In The US
2013-07-29 05:39:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Over 12 million people in the US could experience a common yet dangerous form of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation by the year 2030, according to new research appearing in the American Journal of Cardiology. According to Reuters Health reporter Kathryn Doyle, approximately five million American adults had been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) in 2010. However, the new study projects the number of AF patients...

FDA Warns About Steroids In B-50 Vitamin Supplement
2013-07-28 08:15:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to avoid one brand of vitamin B after the supplement was found to contain two potentially harmful types of anabolic steroids. According to Reuters reporter Toni Clarke, the product in question is a B-50 supplement from Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First. The agency said the supplements tested positive for methasterone and dimethazine - a pair of steroids sometimes...

2013-07-25 23:00:50

Pregnant women who use nasal decongestants during the first trimester may be raising the risk that their newborn will suffer from one or more rare birth defects, according to a Reuters report about a new study. National law firm Parker Waichman LLP is now evaluating legal claims. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, notes that women who use nasal decongestants during the...

SIM Card Vulnerabilities Revealed By German Research Firm
2013-07-22 04:13:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The United Nation's cybersecurity arm is planning to send out a multinational alert after a German research firm has discovered an encryption flaw that could compromise some types of mobile phones. The flaw, discovered by experts at Security Research Labs (SRL) in Berlin, makes it possible for hackers to remotely gain control of and potentially clone millions of SIM cards, according to Jim Finkle of Reuters. The vulnerabilities...

Verizon Femtocell Device Hacked, Turned Into Spying Machine
2013-07-15 11:23:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A pair of security researchers have hacked a Verizon femtocell device to spy on phone calls and text messages between Android devices and iPhones, according to a Reuters report. After modifying the hardware of the network expander, the researchers were able to circumvent an update pushed out in March to prevent this kind of snooping. The duo demonstrated the proof-of-concept device to Reuters and said they plan to explain their...

Icahn Announces $5.2B Financing For Dell Deal
2013-07-02 08:21:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Carl Icahn and Jeffries & Co. have secured $5.2 billion in loan commitments backing the billionaire investors' leveraged recapitalization plans for computer maker Dell. In an open letter to Dell shareholders, Icahn said the financing commitments include $1.6 billion from Jefferies Finance LLC. "With that we put an end to the unwarranted speculation by Dell that our money would not be available," Icahn said according to...


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