Flu and common cold confirmed in sick passengers on Emirates flight to JFK

(CNN)New York City’s Department of Health & Mental Hygiene confirmed Thursday that a majority of the test results from passengers aboard Emirates Flight 203 who reported cough, fever and symptoms of gastrointestinal illness on Wednesday “showed common viruses such as influenza and the common cold.” Roughly 106 of the more…

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Google Fit redesigned to reward you for moving and getting your heart rate up

The new Google Fit focuses on two new activity metrics: Move Minutes and Heart Points.Image: raymond wong/mashable Raise your hand if you walk 10,000 steps a day or complete 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity or 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week as recommended by the American Heart…

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Nearly a quarter of 14-year-old girls in UK self-harm, report finds

London (CNN)Nearly a quarter of 14-year-old girls in the United Kingdom have self-harmed, with many facing overwhelming pressures over how they should look, their sexuality and how they behave, according to a new report by The Children’s Society. The figures, based on data collected in the Millennium Cohort Survey for…

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Vtrus launches drones to inspect and protect your warehouses and factories

Knowing what’s going on in your warehouses and facilities is of course critical to many industries, but regular inspections take time, money, and personnel. Why not use drones? Vtrus uses computer vision to let a compact drone not just safely navigate indoor environments but create detailed 3D maps of them…

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Japanese fintech startup Paidy lands strategic investment from Visa

A month after announcing its $55 million Series C, Japanese fintech startup Paidy has snagged a strategic investment from payment giant Visa. Paidy didn’t disclose how much Visa put into its business, which has raised over $80 million to date, but it did say that it will work with the credit…

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