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Without price breaks, rural hospitals struggle to stock lifesaving drugs

Why is health care in the U.S. so expensive? Hospital pharmacist Mandy Langston remembers when Lulabelle Berry arrived at Stone County Medical Center’s emergency department last year. Berry couldn’t talk. Her face was drooping on one side. Her eyes couldn’t focus. “She was basically unresponsive,” Langston recalls. Berry, 78, was having a severe ischemic stroke. Each passing second made brain damage more likely. So, Langston reached for the clot-busting drug Activase, which must be given within a few hours to work. “If we don’t keep this drug [in stock], people ...

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iPhone 7s with Intel modems struggle badly in low-signal areas

Apple has a reputation for tight supply chain management and demanding rigorous quality control, but the company may have a modem problem on its hands. Previously, Apple has tapped both Samsung and TSMC to build its SoCs, but stuck with the same Qualcomm modem for all its hardware. With the iPhone 7, Apple adopted an Intel modem for its AT&T and T-Mobile variants, while the factory-unlocked devices, Sprint, and Verizon hardware all use Qualcomm’s modem silicon (MDM9645M if you want to get technical). According to an analysis performed by Cellular Insights, ...

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Hurricane Matthew: Struggle to reach worst-hit parts of Haiti as Florida braces for storm's arrival

Rescue workers in Haiti are struggling to reach parts of the country cut off by the most powerful Caribbean hurricane in nearly a decade. The destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew has forced Haiti’s presidential election this weekend to be postponed, officials say. Thousands have been displaced and at least 10 people have died. The US states of Florida and South Carolina are bracing for the storm, which is nearing the Bahamas. All air and sea traffic has been halted on the islands and people have been urged to move to ...

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New No Man's Sky Trailer Spotlights the Struggle to Survive on Alien Worlds

The fourth in the promised series of videos focusing on different aspects of No Man’s Sky is here, with this one highlighting survival. There are two different sides to this coin, with the first being the harsh conditions of some planets you’ll find yourself on. Toxins, heat, cold, and radiation all present serious hazards, and if you’re not equipped with the proper level of protection, you’ll need to seek out shelter one way or another. The other major concern on planets is the wildlife, which can become hostile. That’s when ...

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LeBron's struggle to bring Heat culture to the Cavs

8:00 AM ET Brian WindhorstESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books J.R SMITH WAS playing a video game one night last August, enjoying the downtime of the offseason when the texts started coming in. The first he ignored, but they wouldn’t stop, his phone buzzed incessantly. “I’m like what the hell is going on?” Smith said. So he paused his game and picked up the phone, mildly annoyed. On the top line he saw “LeBron James plus 10″ ...

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Obese mothers may struggle with breastfeeding

(Reuters Health) – Women who are obese may stop breastfeeding babies sooner than other mothers, at least in part because they’re uncomfortable nursing their babies when people are nearby, an Australian study suggests. Reuters: Health News

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Intel executives depart company as mobile, IoT segments struggle for growth

Intel suffers turnover like any company, but its upper echelons aren’t known for being a revolving door. That’s changed in recent weeks with the (unconfirmed) departure of Aicha Evans, who joined the company in July to head its mobile semiconductor division. Now, longtime veterans Kirk Skaugen and Doug Davis are both leaving as well. Skaugen was a senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s client group, while Davis is a senior VP and general manager of the Internet of Things division. Skaugen is leaving immediately, while Davis has pledged ...

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BlackBerry won’t disclose Priv sales, but hardware business continues to struggle

BlackBerry’s Priv, which launched late last fall, was a Hail Mary pass — one last attempt to build a device that would appeal to the mass market and win customers for a company once synonymous with corporate smartphone technology. Unfortunately, that plan isn’t working out as well as investors or the remaining handful of BlackBerry enthusiasts might like. During its Q4 conference call yesterday, BlackBerry admitted that its phone sales — it moved just 600,000 units in the last quarter of its fiscal year — were well below Wall Street’s ...

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U.S. frustration simmers over Belgium's struggle with militant threat

Shortly after last November’s attacks on Paris by a Brussels-based Islamic State cell, a top U.S. counter-terrorism official traveling in Europe wanted to visit Brussels to learn more about the investigation. When the official tried to arrange meetings, however, his Belgian counterparts were not welcoming, according to U.S. officials familiar with the events. The Belgians indicated it was a bad time to speak to foreign officials as they were too busy with the investigation, said the officials, who asked not to be identified. Belgian officials declined to comment on the ...

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