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Uncertainty in blood supply chains creating challenges for industry

Jan 09, 2017 06:19 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

When we talk about supply chains, we may conjure up images of manufacturing plants, warehouses, trucks and shipping docks. There is another, truly unique supply chain for a product vitally important to health care and...

Is it safe to microwave your food?

Jan 09, 2017 05:17 am UTC| Health

Today every kitchen would seem under-equipped without a microwave, with its efficient ability to cook, defrost and reheat a variety of different foods. The handy appliance uses microwave radiation to do so. This is a type...

Slum health is not urban health: why we must distinguish between the two

Jan 08, 2017 03:11 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

We live in an urban century. Already more than 50% of the global population lives in urban areas. The United Nations estimates that by 2030 five billion of the worlds population of eight billion will be urban. Most of the...

Expainer: how diabetic foot disease can lead to amputations and even death

Jan 08, 2017 02:36 am UTC| Health

People with diabetes are prone to foot disease, which can lead to amputations and even death. Australia has the second-highest rate of lower-limb amputations in the developed world with the rate having risen by 30% over...

Taking up running? Here's what you need to know to make it to February

Jan 07, 2017 01:56 am UTC| Health

If the statistics are correct, many millions of new runners in the UK and US have laced up for the first time in the last few days. If you are one of these, then, as Ive written elsewhere, you are well on your way to being...

Mediterranean diet may protect your brain in old age, new finding suggests

Jan 07, 2017 01:38 am UTC| Health

Amid the contention about diets and detoxes, sugar and fats, there is at least general agreement that a Mediterranean diet fruit, vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish is a good thing. Now, a new study based on brain...

Why is it so hard to close the racial health gap in the US?

Jan 06, 2017 05:28 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

The racial health gap in the United States is well-documented. The gap starts with the infant mortality rate (11.1 blacks vs. 5.1 whites per 1,000) and extends to almost any health domain. Compared to whites, blacks live...

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Economy

Brexit to have little impact on eurozone growth prospects in 2017 - Schaeuble

German Finance Minister, Schaeuble, speaking on the German growth prospects and on Brexit at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos said that Brexit is likely to have little impact on eurozone growth prospects in...

Too early to discuss ECB tapering, says Benoit Coeure

The European Central Banks executive board member Benoit Coeure speaking on the central banks monetary policy programme at Davos told CNBC that ultra-loose monetary policies will not last forever. However, he added that it...

Chart of the Day: Shrinking margins

This interesting chart, shared by Soberlook.com shows the difference between the input and output components of producer price index (PPI) for the United Kingdom. The recent drop in the pound has accelerated the input...

Steven Mnuchin supports strong dollar

Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker and the 45th President of the United States pick as the treasury secretary asserted in his support for a stronger dollar at the Senate confirmation hearing, which is striking...

China’s capital outflows mean tweaking of controls

There was further confirmation from SAFE yesterday that the Chinese authorities will continue to tweak the current system of capital controls to discourage and prevent capital outflows intensifying even further. The recent...

Politics

Theresa May confirms it'll be a hard Brexit – here's what that means for UK trade

Today, Theresa May confirmed that the UK government intends to leave the EUs single market and customs union. The consequences of this decision from a trade perspective should not be underestimated. The single market...

Liberal or conservative? Most of our beliefs shift around

One common reaction to the election of Donald Trump (and perhaps to a lesser extent, the Brexit vote) among liberals like me is an expression of dismay that some of our fellow citizens are more racist and more sexist than...

Trumpus Andronicus? What the Byzantine Empire can tell us about the rise of populist leaders

The approaching Donald Trump presidency has taken quite a battering from historians. Comparisons have abounded with the 20th centurys greatest villains, including Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, even if some have...

How progressives can still make change in the age of Trump

Things are not looking good for American progressives. President-elect Donald Trump is poised to put in place many regressive policies in his quest to make America great again that are fundamentally at odds with what...

When politicians become pundits

Former prime minister Tony Abbotts weekend column in The Australian was a good example of professional politicians intervening in the public debate through guest punditry. Abbott has a journalistic background, and is...

Science

Why we should send Bill Gates to Mars

Bill Gates, along with a few of his billionaire friends, has launched a US$1 billion fund to support research into energy technologies that will help us address climate change. The idea behind Breakthrough Energy...

Bee Makes Endangered Species List, Scientific Community Alarmed

Bees are often considered the single most important pollinators in the natural world, helping to spread life all across the land by coming in contact with pollens and spreading them everywhere. Now, one species of these...

Scientists Create Li-Ion Batteries With Built-In Fire Extinguishers

Following the wake of widely covered incidents involving exploding lithium-ion batteries in products like the infamous hoverboard and the unfortunate Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the fire hazard posed by the power source has...

Astronomers spot strange, bow-like structure in Venus' atmosphere

Venus is known both as the planet of love and the Earths evil twin. And although research suggests its environment is more hellish than romantic, theres actually a lot we dont know about our celestial neighbour. Now...

Menopause Reversing Treatment To Start Clinical Trials

A lot of things in life are thought to be irreversible and menopause has been one of the most devastating for a lot of women. Now, a new treatment that is meant to reverse menopause is about to go on clinical...

Technology

Government Green Lights Building Of Atlantis, Construction Begins in 2019

When talking about cities of the future, most people often think of major landmasses floating in the sky. Before getting there, however, it seems engineers are looking at solving the floating aspect first and they are...

Mind-Controlled Robot ‘Teleport Helps The Disabled Move Around

It would seem that the world of robotics is progressing at an exponential rate, with advances in artificial intelligence and cybernetic mimicry leading the charge. Now, machines that can be controlled via neural interface...

Meitu App Makes Users Look Like Cute Anime Characters And Vulnerable To Data Mining

There is a new app in the market that is skyrocketing in popularity of late because it can turn any user into a cute anime character. While the benefits may seem appealing, particularly to a certain otaku-ish segment of...

LG Patent Foldable Smartphones Too; Company Receives Tablet Hybrid Patent

LG seems to be seeking a dominant position in the smartphone market with its foldable phone model. GSMInfo first reported that LGs patent showcases a new smartphone model looking likea merger of two, different parts. The...

Mark Zuckerberg Doesnt Run His Facebook Profile, A PR Team Does

Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most prolific billionaires in the U.S. largely thanks to his activities on Facebook. Having his own Facebook profile has given the social media figure the appearance of accessibility. However,...
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TRConsumer Confidence*

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63.40

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2.3 %

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-5.1 %

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94 bln $

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