Erik Blomqvist

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Death from diabetes sparks change, a new law

AVON LAKE, Ohio — In February, Amy Houdeshell stood by her brother's tombstone and explained why her brother, Kevin Houdeshell, a diabetic died at just 36 years old.<p>"He was young, fit, healthy. The pharmacy told him his script had expired and we're sorry, but we can't give you anymore. He tried …

John Kasich

Fat but fit worse than slim and lazy: Study demolishes myth that exercise makes up for obesity, scientists say

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Obesity

Your Foul Mouth Proves That You’re Smart, Says Science

Fluent use of profanity can be a sign of an articulate nature and a deep intelligence, say researchers from two separate studies. So, the next time you find yourself unleashing a string of f-bombs next to a set of raised eyebrows, take comfort in knowing mom did not (necessarily) create a …

Newly Discovered Bacteria Can Resist All Antibiotics

A mutation discovered in people and livestock in China makes bacteria resistant to last-resort drugs.<p>A new report found bacteria resistant to …

How Is It Possible That Galaxies Are Moving Away From Us Faster Than the Speed of Light?

According to Albert Einstein, the speed of light is an absolute constant beyond which nothing can move faster. So, how can galaxies be traveling …

Playing these 6 video games could help improve your problem-solving skills

"My number one goal in life is to see a game designer nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize," McGonigal writes on her website.<p>She tells Business Insider she wants people to realize that games can be "powerful tools to improve our attention, our mood, our cognitive strengths, and our relationships."<p>And …

North Carolina

Here's How An iPhone Helps One Teen (And His Mom) Manage Diabetes

Blake Atkins gets a lot of texts from his mother when he's at school. But unlike most teenagers, this 16-year-old doesn't seem to mind.<p>That's because four years ago, Atkins was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. And now, his mother, Lori, has a way to find out and let him know when his blood sugar …

Diabetes

Star Wars: Battlefront is a 60fps game running at 900p on PS4, 720p on Xbox One

If you’ve been playing the beta of <i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i> on either the PS4 or Xbox One, then you’ll know the game isn’t running at 1080p. In fact, …

Star Wars: Battlefront

Rocket League's Next Arena Is Finally Changing Things Up

One of 2015’s biggest surprises, <i>Rocket League</i>, is getting a significant update in December, with a new map that will radically change how you play …

Google reportedly planning a ‘watershed’ quantum computing announcement for December 8

According to Steve Jurvetson, venture capitalist and board member at pioneer quantum computing company D-WAVE (as well as others, such as Tesla and SpaceX), Google has what may be a “watershed” quantum computing announcement scheduled for early next month. This comes as D-WAVE, which notably also …

Quantum Mechanics

Call of Duty: Black Ops III sets record with $550M sales in three days

Call of Duty: Black Ops III generated $550 million in worldwide sales in its first three days. That gives Activision Blizzard the biggest entertainment launch of 2015, beating out the box office from the <i>Jurassic World</i> film opening.<p>Activision Publishing, the division of the Activision Blizzard …

Garlic gets the girl: Forget aftershave - just eat garlic to attract women, study finds

Scientists finds that sweat of men who had eaten the bulb smelt more attractive to women because it suggests the person is healthy<p>It might sound like the most unlikely of dating tips, but a study has found that men should forget the aftershave and try eating some garlic instead.<p>Garlic has …

High Blood Pressure

People with beer bellies at greater risk of death than those who are obese, study finds

Slim adults with a 'spare tyre' of fat around their stomach have a twice as high mortality risk than those who are overweight<p>Slim people with beer bellies are at greater risk of death than those who are overweight or obese, a study has found.<p>"Meta-analysis showed that being overweight according to …

Snapchat triples video traffic in six months to reach 6 billion daily views

Snapchat claims that its video traffic has tripled in six months, to reach 6bn daily video views, compared to 8bn for Facebook<p>The number of videos viewed each day on Snapchat has tripled since May, as the ephemeral messaging app closes the gap with its social media rival Facebook.<p>People close to …

Lilly diabetes drug cuts heart failure death, hospitalization: study | Reuters

ORLANDO (Reuters) - Eli Lilly’s new diabetes drug Jardiance significantly cut the risk of heart-related death and hospitalization for heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes who are at high risk for serious heart problems, according to data from a large study presented on Monday.<p>The 3-year …

Diabetes

Greenhouse gases hit new milestone, fueling worries about climate change

New scientific data released on Monday confirmed 2015’s place as a milestone year for the Earth’s environment, with both temperatures and greenhouse gases crossing symbolic thresholds with ominous implications for future climate change.<p>The World Meteorological Organization, in an annual accounting …

Climate Change

Climate change could create 100 million poor, over half a billion homeless

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rising sea levels from unchecked carbon emissions could drive more than 100 million people into extreme poverty and submerge the homes of over half a billion, two new reports say.<p>The studies have been released ahead of the United Nation's 21st annual global conference on climate change -- …

Climate Change

Earth's climate entering new 'permanent reality' as CO2 hits new high

The Earth’s climate will enter a new “permanent reality” from next year when concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are likely to pass a historic milestone, the head of the UN’s weather agency has warned.<p>The record concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere were up 43% since pre-industrial times, …

Climate Change