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British study: women more prone to anxiety than men

Struggling with anxiety? Then odds are you’re a woman and you live in either North America or Western Europe. That’s the conclusion of a new British study that found that women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety as men. Moreover, people in North America and Western Europe are more prone to anxiety disorders than those from other parts ...

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Shark sightings prompt closure of two California beaches

Monday June 06, 2016 – A two-mile stretch of Orange County shoreline remains closed after several large sharks were spotted. A sheriff’s helicopter crew saw the sharks off Sunset Beach in the city of Huntington Beach on Sunday afternoon. The sharks were estimated to be at least 8 feet long and 150 yards from shore. The Huntington Beach Fire Department ...

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Uber and Lyft join efforts to deliver for Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart has enlisted ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft to help it battle rising grocery competitor Amazon.com Inc. The two San Francisco firms will partner with Wal-Mart to get last-mile grocery deliveries to customers as part of a test program starting in two weeks. Uber will deliver for Wal-Mart in Phoenix, while Lyft will do the same in Denver. The two firms generally ...

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United Airlines unveils new business-class cabin with single-file sleeping pods instead of seats

Friday June 03, 2016 – In the battle for business-class passengers, United Airlines is going to the mattresses.  While it’s trying to lure millennial business travelers with frequently Instagrammed dishes like lobster mac-and-cheese, United says its main finding from 12,000 hours of market research is that business travelers want a decent night of sleep. So the third-largest US carrier is ...

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Google Announces New Services and Products

Thursday May 26, 2016 – Last week, Google held a conference where the company announced what it has planned for the coming months. Google’s 2016 I/O conference for software developers took place in Mountain View, California. The event was held just a short distance from Google’s headquarters. This year the company talked about combining mobile and search products with new ...

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Is Facebook Making Us Less Empathetic?

Tuesday May 24, 2016 – In her recent Class Day speech to Yale graduates, Samantha Power, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, challenged the crowd to begin looking at the world up close and from radically different perspectives. In a quiet, but passionate, set of remarks, Power walked through her career as a journalist covering the war in ...

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Popular OTC Heartburn Drug Might Harm Arteries

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A popular over-the-counter heartburn medication accelerated aging of blood vessel cells in lab tests, raising red flags about its long-term effect on heart health, researchers say. Faster aging of blood vessel cells exposed to the antacid Nexium (esomeprazole) might potentially hinder the tasks these cells perform to prevent heart attack and stroke, the ...

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