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NYC to distribute free portable kit with condoms, lubricant and a section for pills early next year

A 22-year-old black man, who has recently been diagnosed with HIV, went to a clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital in summer 2014, where a Demetre Daskalakis, an infectious disease specialist, attended him. The specialist would become the assistant commissioner of New York City’s HIV and AIDS... read more

NYC Cannot Force Preschoolers in City-Regulated Day-Care Facilities to Get Flu Shot

According to a recent ruling by a state judge, New York City cannot ask preschoolers to get a flu shot. With its recent decision, the judge has sided with a group of mothers who sued last month arguing that only the state Legislature has the authority to require certain immunizations.

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Lifestyle factors, not random cell mutations, to blame for most cancers, claims study

Defying an earlier research that blamed random cell mutations for the development of cancerous tumours, scientists in a new study have suggested that up to nine in 10 cancers are a fallout of factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution.

Conducted by scientists at... read more

Rare 1956 Ferrari 290 MM sells for $28.05 million at RM Sotheby's auction

At an auction held by RM Sotheby's in New York City on Thursday, a rare 1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Carrozzeria Scaglietti fetched a whopping amount of $28.05 million. Before the auction, which featured a total of 31 vehicles, it was estimated that the Ferrari would sell at $28 million to $32 million... read more

Ford brings Siri Eyes-Free capability to upgraded SYNC infotainment system

Bigwig automaker Ford said in a Thursday announcement that it is rolling out a software upgrade to its SYNC infotainment system, to bring on some much-desired features -- including Siri Eyes-Free capability -- which are lacking in the older SYNC versions.

The SYNC software upgrade is... read more

Exxon hires High-profile Attorney to Handle NY Climate Change Probe

In an effort to fight New York climate change probe, oil and gas corporation Exxon Mobil Corp has hired a high-profile lawyer. People familiar with the matter said the star attorney’s involvement is an aggressive response by the company to probe into its climate change disclosures.

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Peabody Energy Case could have rippling effect on other companies

The New York state attorney general's office is now considering if it can use the strategy, which it implied on Peabody Energy, outside the energy sector. This week, Peabody Energy has been asked to provide clearer picture to investors on how its sales will be affected from the steps taken to... read more

Motorola DROID MAXX 2 --- a “max value” mid-range handset

The new DROID MAXX 2 handset which Motorola and Verizon unveiled at a press event held in New York City on October 27 can be described as a “max value” handset in mid-range category. The handset is priced at $385.

The DROID MAXX 2 is one of the two new DROID handsets which were introduced... read more

Oprah Winfrey buys 10% Stake in Weight Watchers

You may have seen American media proprietor Oprah Winfrey as a talk show host, and now, the 61-year-old is going to try her luck in weight loss firm, Weight Watchers (WTW). The multimedia mogul has bought a 10% stake in the company headquartered in New York City.

Earlier, Weight... read more

Giants tight-end Daniel Fells undergoes seven surgeries and more are scheduled

After being in hospital for nearly three weeks, battling an aggressive MRSA infection, the prognosis has finally shown some positive results for Giants tight end Daniel Fells. So far, Daniel Fells has undergone 7 surgeries on his foot. All the surgeries have gone ravaged due to the antibiotic... read more

NY Times: iOS ad blockers help users browse faster, conserve data and save money

According to the results of tests carried out by the New York Times, iOS ad-blocking apps not only help users in eliminating infuriating ads, but also enable them to browse faster, conserve data, and save time as well as money.

The revelation by NY Times comes close on the heels of a... read more

ZTE unveils new US flagship smartphone --- ‘Axon’

At a smartphone launch event held in New York City on Monday, Chinese device manufacturer ZTE announced its new flagship handset for the US --- the 'Axon' smartphone. The handset will boast premium specifications and design; and will sell for $450 unlocked.

Announcing the Axon handset,... read more

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