Asthma rates declining among majority of U.S. Children

Asthma rates stop rising among some U.S. children

Overall asthma prevalence among U.S. children has apparently leveled off, but not among the poorest kids, a new research published in the journal Pediatrics indicated.

Researchers said that international data on asthma problem showed trends that appeared to be leveling off, and the U.S. trend appears to be following a general pattern.

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California’s historic drought puts forests in tremendous peril

California’s historic drought puts forests in tremendous peril

California’s historic drought taking place since 2011 has led up to 58 million large trees in the state to witness water loss than in turn could prove life threatening, finds a new research. Study researchers at Stanford University’s Carnegie Institution for Science has unveiled that this drought is putting extreme burden on California’s forests.

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Job Gains and more household formation lead home values in 20 US Cities to rise at faster pace in October

Job Gains and more household formation lead home values in 20 US Cities to rise at faster pace in October

In the year ended October, home values were witnessed to have increased at a faster pace in 20 US cities. Lean inventories of available properties along with improving demand are said to have increased home values.

The S&P/Case-Shiller index of property values jumped 5.5% from October 2014 after it increased 5.4% in the year ended September. As per a survey carried out by Bloomberg, 21 analysts have predicted a 5.6% advance. But nationally, prices increased 5.2% year-on-year.

Listeria Scandal: Department of Justice announces new probe against Blue Bell

Listeria Scandal: Department of Justice announces new probe against Blue Bell

Representatives of the United States Department of Justice announced on Tuesday, December 29 that a criminal investigation has been launched against Blue Bell Creameries after the deadly Listeria outbreak took place earlier this year.

The federal department’s Consumer Protection Branch will carry out the investigation, which will coordinated by trial attorney Patrick Hearn. The ice cream linked to Listeria took lives of three people. During in a FDA investigation, Listeria was found in all of three Blue Bell’s production plants located in Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas.

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Updated Google Glass targets enterprise users

Updated Google Glass targets enterprise users

Google has filed documents of a new Google Glass with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Office of Engineering and Technology. The documents include photo of a prism-equipped eyewear arm and a four-page ‘Quick Start’ user manual for the device.

The manual shows that some changes have been made by the company in comparison to its earlier version of Google Glass. Main change is it is meant for enterprise use. The changes include a larger viewing prism and a power button located on back of the device.

1800 Engineers Working on Apple's secret automotive project: Report

Apple may be working on secret automotive project

It is believed that Apple is working on a secret automotive project known as ‘Project Titan’ at a hidden lab named ‘SG5’ near in Sunnyvale, Calif. The electric vehicle is planned to be launched in few years. The project is expected to be having involvement of 1,800 personnel in development phase.

Apple is working on the project under the cover of a shell company named ‘SixtyEight Research’. Though it is said that the company has target shipping date of 2019, as per the rumors, the first-generation model would not be a self-driving vehicle.

Genome Sequencing of Ancient Irish Human Throws Light on Massive Migration from East

Genome Sequencing of Ancient Irish Human Throws Light on Massive Migration from East

On sequencing the genomes of a 5,200-year-old female farmer from the Neolithic period and three 4,000-year-old males from the Bronze Age, scientists believe that the Irish farmer used to have black hair and dark eyes. The DNA analysis of the first genome of Ireland shows link with the Middle Eastern people with the appearance much similar to Southern woman with red-haired Irish lass. Geneticists from Trinity College Dublin and archaeologists from Queen's University Belfast believe the latest discovery of the genome could help shed light on the genesis of Celtic populations.

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What makes ArcaBoard different from other hoverboards

What makes ArcaBoard different from other hoverboards

In comparison to other hoverboard, the new ArcaBoard is considered to be the real hoverboard. The board has the ability to lift a person weighing up to 243 pounds for three minutes and another version that can lift 176 pounds can be in the air for six minutes.

LHP is exploring submerged main harbor of ancient Corinth

LHP is exploring submerged main harbor of ancient Corinth

While investigating the underwater ruins of Lechaion, partially submerged harbor town of ancient Corinth, researchers have made some surprising discoveries. Lechaion was among the two bustling ports of Corinth’s ancient city.

For over thousand years from the 6th century BCE to the 6th century CE, the harbor has seen vibrant maritime activity. Packed with cargoes, colonists, and marines, ships and fleets departed for destined ports across the Mediterranean and beyond.

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UC Program Encourages Californian Smokers to Quit Smoking

UC Program Encourages Californian Smokers to Quit Smoking

A program pioneered by a UC Davis doctor is making efforts to involve more and more Californian smokers to quit their habit. Through the program called ‘UC Quits’, it is working to connect with patients across the state.

The program launched in 2013 by Dr. Elisa Tong, a UC Davis associate professor of medicine, through its e-referral program easily enable doctors in any clinical setting to get in touch with patients via their electronic medical records with the Smoker’s Helpline.

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