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Study: Kids Often Get Incorrect Blood Pressure Screening Results

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One in four children and teens who get their blood pressure screened at routine checkups may appear to have hypertension, but that result often doesn’t hold up in repeat tests, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data from electronic medical records for almost 755,795 children and adolescents treated at Kaiser Permanente facilities in Southern California, […]

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Mass Yellow Fever Vaccination Under Way in Brazil, Nigeria

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Two of the largest mass vaccination campaigns against yellow fever ever seen in the world have begun in Nigeria and Brazil. Both campaigns, which are supported by the World Health Organization, aim to prevent the spread of the disease. Nigeria plans to vaccinate more than 25 million people throughout the coming year, making this the […]

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Daymond John reveals how he started a $350 million business out of his mom’s house, became a ‘Shark Tank’ star, and gained a new perspective after beating cancer

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Daymond John grew his clothing line FUBU from a few sewing machines in his mother’s house into a $350 million company. In 2009 he became one of the original celebrity investors on the hit TV show “Shark Tank.” He’s invested millions in a variety of companies, written books, and opened a coworking space in Manhattan. […]

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Yale has been sued by 3 men claiming gender discrimination — and it could change the way universities address sexual assault

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Yale has been sued by three men who claim Yale’s sexual-misconduct committee discriminated against them based on their gender or denied them their due-process rights. The university has also been the subject of two Department of Education investigations since 2011. The threat of lawsuits may contribute to the severity of punishments Yale issues for sexual […]

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The recent drastic moves by MoviePass make one analyst believe it’s ‘skating on thin ice’ (HMNY, AMC)

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Movie theater subscription service, MoviePass, is getting into the distribution business as it has teamed with The Orchard to acquire the Sundance Film Festival title, “American Animals.” A day after the buy at Sundance the company announced its app will no longer be available at some AMC theaters. A media analyst believes MoviePass is “skating […]

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Here comes GDP …

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The Commerce Department will release its initial estimate of how the US economy performed in the fourth quarter at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists forecast that Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the value of everything produced domestically, rose by 3%, according to Bloomberg. Some of the strongest indications that the economy ended the year on a sound […]

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The restaurant in Venice that charged 4 tourists €1,100 for a steak dinner has been fined €14,000

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A restaurant in Venice charged four tourists €1,100 ($1,350/£970) for four steaks, fried fish, and water. The news garnered some bad publicity for Venice. Osteria da Luca has since received visits from the police and health and building inspectors, who fined it €14,000. The Venetian Hoteliers Association also offered the tourists a free two-night stay […]

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UBS: These 15 companies will benefit the most as Americans start paying less taxes next month

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Americans should start to see the impact of the Republican tax law next month. The Internal Revenue Service has directed employers to update their income-tax withholdings to reflect the new law by February 15. UBS thinks that certain parts of the economy will disproportionately benefit from consumers’ bigger paychecks. “We find that lodging, entertainment, housing, […]

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Report Sees Profit in Restoring Degraded Land

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There’s money to be made planting trees, according to a new report. Around the world, an area larger than all of South America has been deforested, eroded, drained or salinized. Governments have pledged billions to restore hundreds of millions of hectares. What’s missing are the businesses to make it happen. WATCH: Report Sees Profit in […]