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Netflix makes deals to appear on first U.S. cable boxes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix Inc's streaming video service will be integrated into TiVo Inc set-top boxes provided by Atlantic Broadband, Grande Communications and RCN, the cable providers said on Thursday. The deals are the first in the United States to bring Netflix as an app to cable set-top boxes. Netflix has similar arrangements with operators in Europe. (Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)  More »

'Vapers' relieved FDA won't restrict popular e-cigarette flavors

Mcshalonic Martinez, 25, puffed on a caramel mochachino flavored e-cigarette at the Henley Vaporium in lower Manhattan, saying the device helped him kick his three-pack-a-day smoking habit. He can't imagine going back to traditional cigarettes. It does not recommend restricting flavored products or online sales and advertising, which public health advocates say make the products more attractive for children and teens. The announcement comes on the heels of a New York City law passed last year that banned e-cigarette usage anywhere that traditional cigarettes are prohibited.  More »

Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.  More »

Could More Coffee Lower Your Odds for Diabetes?

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking more coffee might lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, a new large U.S. study suggests. People who boosted their daily java intake by more than one cup over four years reduced their diabetes ri...  More »

Motor racing-For Mosley, safety is Senna's lasting legacy

By Alan Baldwin LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - It has been 20 years since Formula One last suffered a driver fatality but that milestone, an achievement that would once have stretched credulity, will get less attention than the anniversary of Ayrto...  More »

More Muscle May Help Kidney Dialysis Patients

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For kidney dialysis patients, having more muscle improves their ability to walk and benefits their physical and mental health, according to a new study. It included 105 hemodialysis...  More »

Your Digestive Tract's Surface Is the Size of a Studio Apartment

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The inner surface of your gastrointestinal tract is as large as a small studio apartment, or between about 100 and 130 square feet, according to a new study. While that may seem impressive, it's much sm...  More »

Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccinations have prevented an estimated 732,000 deaths, 21 million hospitalizations and 322 million illnesses among U.S. children born in the last 20 years, according to a government report released Th...  More »

Exclusive: Allergan approached Shire about takeover but rebuffed - sources

Allergan Inc approached Shire Plc in recent months about a possible takeover but was rebuffed, according to people familiar with the matter, in the latest example of a U.S. drugmaker seeking to buy an overseas rival to lower its tax rate. The pre...  More »

EU should halve meat, dairy consumption to cut nitrogen-report

By Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) - People in the European Union, who according to a United Nations body eat way more protein than necessary, could prompt big cuts in nitrogen pollution if they halved their meat and dairy consumption, a U.N.-back...  More »

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