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New Brazilian research has found that increasing levels of vitamin D through supplementation appears to be linked with lower glucose levels and therefore a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Carried out by researchers at the University of Sao Paulo School of Public Health, the new study looked at 680 women age 35 to 74 who provided blood samples to be tested for serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels -- the test used to determine an individual's vitamin D levels. The researchers also analyzed the samples to determine the women's glucose levels and asked them about their use of vitamin D supplements.
Since parts of the American Midwest are currently experiencing the lowest temperatures in two decades, global warming is not really a thing, right? Wrong. So, so wrong. But this nonetheless seems to be U.S. president Donald Trump's understanding of what climate change is. The president recently tweeted that global warming (or, in Trump's spelling, "waming") should "come back fast," as if it's gone anywhere. On Jimmy Kimmel Live, host Jimmy Kimmel decided to educate the president on his climate knowledge, and he had some pretty adorable children break it down so even Trump would understand.
In an interview with Russia's RIA agency, Maduro rejected calls for an early election, said an order to arrest his rival Juan Guaido had not yet been given, and promised Caracas would honor debts to Russia and China. Facing the biggest challenge of his six-year rule, the 56-year-old socialist leader also said his armed forces remained loyal and President Vladimir Putin was firmly behind him. Maduro's comments were published on Wednesday as the fight for control of Venezuela escalated with the government preparing an investigation into self-declared interim president Guaido, and new street protests planned.
Now, along with shareholders, they’ve written a resolution to Alphabet’s board, calling for reform in areas including racial and gender diversity, and asking the board to consider tying these metrics to executive bonuses. “The tech diversity crisis threatens worker safety, talent retention, product development, and customer service,” the shareholder resolution states. “We believe executives are out to lunch on several key social risks facing the company,” said Pat Tomaino, director of socially responsible investing for Zevin Asset Management LLC, who collaborated with the employees.
Toxic smog forced hundreds of Bangkok schools to close Wednesday, as authorities struggle to manage a pollution crisis that has stirred widespread health fears and taken on a political edge just weeks before elections. Authorities have seeded clouds to provoke rain, sprayed overpasses with water to catch micro-pollutants and even asked people not to burn incense sticks and paper during Chinese New Year celebrations. The measures so far have drawn derision from many Bangkok residents, while stocks of pollution masks have run out in many shops.
Siemens has made a last gasp appeal to European antitrust authorities not to be "backward-looking technocrats" and approve its planned rail merger with France's Alstom. Chief Executive Joe Kaeser said on Wednesday that Europe needed to stand together to compete with the United States, China and India. "It is naive to think individual European states can compete with China and America and at some point India, this is impossible," Kaeser told journalists at news conference after Siemens's reported its first quarter results.
(Bloomberg) -- Hundreds of young activists stormed Nancy Pelosi’s office after Democrats won the House in November, inspired by the new hero of the left, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who briefly joined them in a live-streamed protest to demand passage of a radical plan to fight climate change.
Then-Governor Scott Walker, backed by President Donald Trump, loved exactly what he sold: the promise of thousands of jobs to make stuff in the U.S. Walker loved it so much that he pledged as much as $3 billion in sweeteners, a deal that likely cost him his governorship. Now, according to a Reuters interview with one of Gou’s right-hand men, such plans to manufacture display panels may be scaled back or even shelved.
Such a move could undermine promises to create 13,000 jobs at a project hailed by U.S. President Donald Trump for reviving American manufacturing. Apple Inc.’s main manufacturing partner is re-thinking its approach because of the high cost of making advanced TV screens from the U.S., Reuters cited spokesman Louis Woo as saying. Foxconn unveiled the Wisconsin project with much fanfare in 2017 as the Taiwanese company extracted a raft of incentives from the state, although some were forfeited last year after falling short of hiring goals.
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Roche Holding will halt two late-stage clinical trials of its crenezumab drug in early Alzheimer's disease after an interim analysis indicated it was unlikely to hits its primary goal, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday. Roche was working on the product with AC Immune. Roche said an Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative (API) study of crenezumab in familial Alzheimer's disease continued and that it remained committed to ongoing clinical studies in Alzheimer's disease, including phase-III trials with gantenerumab and a phase-II anti-tau trial.
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