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Travis Kelce left practice with back, hip tightness

In the middle of Thursday’s practice, several Chiefs reporters noted that All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce had left the field early. At this point, it doesn’t sound like there’s a serious issue. According to several reporters, the Chiefs said Kelce exited because he was dealing with back and hip tightness. Kelce has been one of […]

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Drug combination gets advanced liver cancer patients to surgery

A combination of the kinase-inhibitor drug cabozantinib and the immunotherapy drug nivolumab can make curative surgery possible in some liver cancer patients who would normally not be considered surgery candidates. Results published July 29 in the journal Nature Cancer by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center describe the benefits of this drug combination. […]

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UnitedHealth seeks more clarity on Biogen’s $56,000 Alzheimer’s drug coverage

UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH.N) said it needed more time to determine its coverage policy for Biogen’s recently approved $56,000 Alzheimer’s disease drug Aduhelm that is expected to raise costs for the U.S. government Medicare program. The government’s Medicare program and private health insurers such as UnitedHealth, which sell Medicare Advantage plans for those aged above […]

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Amazon denies report claiming imminent acceptance of Bitcoin payments

Amazon has denied a report that claimed it plans to start accepting Bitcoin as payment before the end of the year. “Notwithstanding our interest in the space, the speculation that has ensued around our specific plans for cryptocurrencies is not true,” a spokesperson for the company told Reuters, “We remain focused on exploring what this […]

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Police respond to loose bison in Ohio township

Police in Ohio responded to an unusual situation when an escaped bison was spotted wandering around a community. The German Township Police Department said multiple calls came in reporting a bison on the loose in the community, and officers were concerned about the potential risk to drivers, pedestrians, children and nearby farmers. “The danger is […]

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Brandon Brooks exits practice for precautionary evaluation

The Eagles are trying to avoid an early injury issue on the offensive line. According to several reporters at Philadelphia’s Thursday practice, right guard Brandon Brooks exited practice early with a hamstring issue. An Eagles official said Brooks left for a precautionary evaluation. Brooks is entering his 10th pro season and fifth year with the […]

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Researchers ID location on brain protein linked to Parkinson’s disease development

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have pinpointed the section of alpha-synuclein, a protein in the brain that causes it to latch onto brain cells called neurons and likely drives the development of Parkinson’s disease, a progressively worsening disorder that disrupts movement and neurological functions. The findings may help scientists develop a treatment that curbs […]

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Beyond Meat opens JD.com store amid China consumer caution on meat substitutes

Beyond Meat (BYND.O) said on Thursday it has launched an online store in China on JD.com’s (9618.HK) ecommerce platform, as the plant-based meatmaker aims to boost sales in the world’s biggest meat market where consumer interest in meat alternatives is low. U.S.-based Beyond Meat said in a statement the JD.com store will initially help expand […]

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Vigilante app Citizen is paying people to livestream crime scenes and emergencies

Citizen, an app dedicated to blasting users with notifications about emergencies and crime scenes in their area, has been paying people to film its content. The company has been recruiting “field team members” via online job listings, offering applicants $200 to $250 a day if they can track down and livestream events in their local […]

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Oblivious lottery winner carried $39M ticket in purse for nearly six weeks

A German woman who won a lottery jackpot of about $39 million said she carried the ticket in her purse for nearly six weeks before discovering it was a winner. The 45-year-old Lower Franconia woman told Lotto Bayern officials she bought a ticket for the June 9 Lotto 6aus49 drawing and stowed it in her […]