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Eating half the recommended amount of salt per day could increase the risk of heart attacks, scientists warn

People who cut back their salt intake to half the recommended amount per day may be more at risk of having a heart attack or stroke, scientists have warned.<p>Eating less than three grams of salt a day could lead to serious health problems in the future, according to a new study, which found current …

The Most Productive Drug Companies Of The Past 10 Years

Over the past 10 years, 278 new drugs have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to data from the InnoThink Center for Research in Biomedical Innovation. One hundred-and-seventy-five of them, or 63% of those approvals, came from 41 companies that had at least two new drugs …

Meet The New CEO Of The $22 Billion Genomics Company You’ve Never Heard Of

Gene-sequencing hardware and software giant Illumina is expanding to consumer-facing tests–and perhaps even brand partnerships.<p>A simple blood test to detect early signs of cancer. A noninvasive way to screen pregnancies for common genetic conditions. An app store for your genetic information. …

Bayer's Monsanto approach sparks shareholder uproar

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bayer’s (BAYGn.DE) takeover approach for U.S. rival Monsanto MON.N triggered an investor backlash on Friday, with one of the German pesticides and drugs company’s major shareholders calling it “arrogant empire-building”.<p>Monsanto is displayed on a screen where the stock …

Amgen Finds Anti-Heart Attack Gene

Massive gene studies are letting biotechnology companies learn from nature, and imitate it.<p>When Sean Harper took over as Amgen’s head of research in …

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Pilot Translating Earphones

It sounds like science fiction: the ability to converse with someone speaking a different language without needing to know it. Yet that's exactly the …

23 Best Productivity Hacks of the Year

Dominate with these helpful productivity tips.<p>Dominate with these helpful productivity tips.<p><b>1. Turn Off Alerts</b><p>It's terribly tough to get into your Zen zone when your phone is buzzing every few minutes. Depending on how chatty your phone is, you may get notifications for everything from emails to …

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How to Stay Productive While Working From Home

I never really thought about working from home—until suddenly, I was. Up until now, I’ve always just happened to work in an office building—the big, …

A Personalized News App At Its Simplest: No Articles, Just Data

No written analysis. No witty comments. No links to news stories. Just numbers.<p>The app is a dashboard for tracking numbers you care about–sports …

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How To Manage A Flexible Workforce, And Make Sure Work-At-Home Employees Keep Innovating

Do employees need to be in the office to stay competitive in the 21st-century workplace? (Marissa Mayer, we’re looking at you.)<p>As the editorial director of <i>Working Mother</i> magazine, Jennifer Owens champions workplace flexibility in a professional capacity. Every year, she and her staff highlight …