Lipid biomarkers in urine can determine the type of asthma

In a new study, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have used a urine test to identify and verify a patient’s type of asthma. The study, which has been published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, lays the foundation for a more personalized diagnosis and may result in improved treatment of […]


Walmart head of U.S. online business to step down

Walmart Inc said on Friday its chief executive for e-commerce operations in the United States, Marc Lore, will step down at the end of the month. Under Lore’s watch, the big-box retailer launched same-day delivery and store pick-up services, as well as an Amazon Prime rivaling membership program to take on the e-commerce giant in […]


Capcom’s November data breach may have exposed the personal details of up to 390,000 people

This is an increase of approximately 40,000 people compared to Capcom’s previous damage reports, which is a significant jump. For those who are unaware, the publisher was the victim of a “customized ransomware attack,” seemingly targeted specifically at its internal network. Capcom initially downplayed the severity of the breach, claiming that no customers were impacted. […]


Family worried about sister Marsha Lyle who vanished after driving from Alabama to Florida in May

Just before 41-year-old Marsha Lyle went missing in May 2020, she was counting the days until her young nephew could walk. Eight months have passed and Marsha’s sister wishes she could see him now. “She just knew he would walk before he was one,” Bernadette Wartak told Dateline. “I wish she could see him running […]


Report: Hawks offered John Collins more than $90M on contract extension

John Collins wanted a max contract extension – projected to be worth $125,903,904 if for four years – before last month’s deadline. The Hawks apparently came fairly close. Chris Kirschner and Sam Amick of The Athletic: sources say he left a deal worth more than $90 million on the table That’s a large extension to […]


Aggressive video games: Effects on mental health and behaviors in young people

Aggressive video games are not a risk factor for mental health problems, according to a new study of more than 3,000 youth. This study is part of a special issue on the effects of violent video games published in the peer-reviewed journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., Stetson University, and C.K. John […]


French government hardens stance against Carrefour takeover

France on Thursday took a tough line against any takeover of retailer Carrefour by a foreign company, dealing a major blow to a near $20 billion bid approach by Canada’s Alimentation Couche-Tard. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told Reuters that the government wanted to preserve the country’s food security and sovereignty. “Having Carrefour being […]


Qualcomm is using a larger and faster sensor in 3D Sonic Gen 2 fingerprint reader

Among the usual upgrades that accompany smartphones each year, buyers of upcoming smartphones like the Galaxy S21 can expect a faster, more accurate biometric experience enabled by Qualcomm’s latest fingerprint sensor. The company has said that the tech will make its way to mobile devices in early 2021, so there’s a good chance of it […]


James Harden on Rockets exit: ‘I wasn’t disrespectful to anyone’

James Harden asked the Rockets to trade him to the Nets. The Rockets traded him to the Nets. Between, Harden flaunted the NBA’s coronavirus protocols to party, arrived late to training camp, got into it with teammates during practice and publicly declared the Rockets to be broken beyond repair. Harden in his introductory press conference […]


Approximately half of AD dementia cases are mild, one-fifth are severe

What percent of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) currently have severe dementia? Do more people have mild disease? Or are the majority suffering with moderate dementia? A new study using data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) sheds light on these trends. Boston University School of Medicine researchers have found that slightly more than half […]