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Facebook shares jump on better-than-expected Q4 results

Facebook shares jump on better-than-expected Q4 results

Stock in Facebook Inc. enjoyed a significant gain in its market value after the social-networking giant delivered another stellar quarter, beating analysts’ estimates, on Wednesday.

For the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31st, Facebook reported a jump of nearly 50 per cent in revenue, from 5.8 billion to $8.8 billion. Analysts had projected $8.51 billion in revenue for the quarter under review.

'Cheekful' of dextrose gel can forge stronger bond between mother and baby

'Cheekful' of dextrose gel can forge stronger bond between mother and baby

In a latest development, a study has found out that just like a 'spoonful of sugar' a non-invasive treatment of 'dextrose gel' to a newborn will keep the baby close to its mother and away from diseases.

Researchers at the University at Buffalo, stated that a dose of dextrose gel administered into a baby's cheek, along with regular feedings can raise babies' blood sugar, allowing them to stay with their mothers, which promotes breastfeeding.

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Google employees rally against President Trump’s immigration ban

Google employees rally against President Trump’s immigration ban

More than one thousand Google employees rallied at the tech giant’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., on Monday to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order that banned immigration from seven Muslim countries.

Addressing the protestors, Google co-founder Sergey Brin said he had immigrated with his family to the United States as a refugee from Russia at the age of six. He stressed that the U.S. showed the courage to accept him and his family in spite of political chaos at that time.

Dan O’Sullivan trying to get corporations to stop playing nice with Trump

Dan O’Sullivan trying to get corporations to stop playing nice with Trump

As protesters were demanding Muslims be freed from Donald Trump’s ban on Muslims’ entry into the U.S., Dan O’Sullivan introduced a playbook for getting companies and corporations to stop playing nice with the new president.

Insisting that he did not created the idea for an Uber boycott and did not want to take credit for the idea, O’Sullivan became to first person to tweet the hashtag #DeleteUber.

Inflated cost of drugs leaving Cancer patient in lurch, says report

Inflated cost of drugs leaving Cancer patient in lurch, says report

A new study finds that cancer patients are losing out on easy access to drugs due to hike in prices of life-saving medication by more than 1,000 percent and delay in the availability of new treatments.

According to researchers, patients are suffering due to delay in the availability of new treatments and incomprehensible price rises for well-established therapies.

Seattle approves ‘safe-injection’ sites for addicts

Seattle approves ‘safe-injection’ sites for addicts

Seattle officials on Friday approved multiple “safe-injection” sites for users of illegal drugs like heroin, claiming that the controversial decision would help save lives.

The safe-injection sites will provide users with clean needles, medical supervision in addition to quick access to drugs that would reverse the effects of an overdose. Such sites have long been in place in several European cities.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and other officials called the move a drastic but also necessary, claiming that these sites would help a lot in saving lives.

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Google remains heart of Alphabet’s consistent earnings

Google remains heart of Alphabet’s consistent earnings

Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Internet giant Google, on Thursday reported better-than-expected results, proving once again that the tech giant is a strong model of moneymaking consistency.

Announcing its fourth-quarter results yesterday, Alphabet said its revenue in the October-December quarter jumped 22 per cent to $26.06 billion and net income increased from $4.92 billion in the fourth-quarter of 2015 to $5.33 billion in the same quarter of 2016.

Patients on dialysis reluctant to treat depression

Patients on dialysis reluctant to treat depression

A new study finds that due to increased hospitalisations, many kidney failure patients are reluctant to receive treatment to fight their depression.

The study, published in the journal of the American Society of Nephrology, also found that when patients were willing to accept treatment for depression, nephrologists avoided prescribing it.

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf fires back at Apple

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf fires back at Apple

Apple Inc.'s recent lawsuit against Qualcomm is all about the money, and it is an attempt by the Cupertino-based tech giant to squeeze as much money as possible from its chip supplier, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf alleged.

In a recently filed lawsuit, Apple alleged that Qualcomm unfairly insisted on charging huge royalties for technologies that it had nothing to do with. Apple, which is best-known for its iPhones, is seeking $1 billion form the chipmaker in damages.

Include green leafy vegetables, nuts in your daughter's diet to boost her grades

Include green leafy vegetables, nuts in your daughter's diet to boost her grades

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 26 : Dear parents, boost your daughter's iron intake with green leafy vegetables, nuts, beans and pulses as a new study reveals that physically fit female students with normal iron levels may perform better academically.

Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Pennsylvania State University have found that a student's fitness level and iron status could be the difference between making an A or a B.

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