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Spotify, Universal Sign Global Licence Agreement

Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming company, and Universal Music Group said Tuesday they have signed a new multi-year global licence agreement. Under the deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, Spotify’s paying subscribers can have access to a new album by a Universal artist for a period of two weeks after its release, the two companies said in a joint statement. But “singles are available on Spotify for all listeners,” its chairman and CEO Daniel Ek said in the statement. Since it was founded in 2008, the online…

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A Warning Sign for Pancreatic Cancer Could Be Diabetes

Talk about lifestyle diseases and diabetes is sure to top the list. It is a killing machine, literally, affection millions of people worldwide. The shocking part is that more and more young people are falling prey to it. Blame it on the times we live it with unhealthy lifestyle choices that dangerous diseases like this are on the rise. Type 2 diabetes or Diabetes Mellitus is a life-long condition when the insulin hormone produced by our pancreas is not utilised properly by the cells to break down glucose into energy….

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That Horrible Morning Sickness You’re Having? It’s Actually A Good Sign For The Baby

The first three months of pregnancy, a time that parenting magazines and Hallmark cards often portray as magnificent and carefree, can actually be a wretched experience for many women. As many as 90 percent of mothers-to-be experience some degree of nausea and vomiting, and scientists have long speculated about what, from an evolutionary standpoint, the function of all that unpleasantness might be. The leading theory has to do with food. The idea, first proposed by physician Ernest Hook at Albany Medical College in 1976, is that a pregnant woman’s sickness…

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Decreased Blood Flow in Brain Earliest Sign of Alzheimer’s

PhotoCredit:istock Contrary to previous understanding, the first physiological sign of Alzheimer’s disease is a decrease in blood flow in the brain, say researchers. An increase in amyloid protein was considered to be the first detectable sign of Alzheimer’s. While amyloid certainly plays a role, this study found that changes in blood flow were the earliest known warning sign of Alzheimer’s. Led by Alan Evans from Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, the researchers analysed more than 7,700 brain images from 1,171 people in various stages of Alzheimer’s progression using a variety…

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Flashes of Light Can Be a Sign of a Dangerous Eye Condition

Have you ever had black specks floating around in your vision? Patrick Muffler noticed some one day. “I saw funny V-shaped floaters in my eye,” he says. When he woke up the next day, a Friday, they were still there. “I started getting more – black dots, maybe 40 of them.” Over the weekend, Muffler, a retired geologist in Palo Alto, Calif., developed a cloudy area in his visual field. He went to his ophthalmologist Monday morning and learned that his retina was torn and detached. “If I hadn’t gone…

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Lower blood flow first sign of Alzheimer’s

Scientists have identified the first physiological sign of Alzheimer’s disease -a decrease in blood flow in the brain -using a powerful tool to better understand the progression of the debilitating disease. Led by Alan Evans, a professor at Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) in Canada, the researchers analysed over 7,700 brain images from 1,171 people in various stages of Alzheimer’s progression, using a variety of techniques including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET). Blood and cerebrospinal fluid were also analysed, as as well as the subjects’ level of…

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