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Good for Profits, Good for Patients: A New Form of Medical Visits

Ten patients smiled and waved out on the computer monitor, as Jacob Mirsky, MD, greeted each one, asked them to introduce themselves, and inquired as to how each was doing with their stress reduction tactics. The attendees of the online session had been patients at in-person group visits at the Massachusetts General Hospital Revere HealthCare…

U.S. bank profits plunge 70%on coronavirus loss provisioning

FILE PHOTO: Jelena McWilliams, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on "Oversight of Financial Regulators" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Erin ScottWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. bank profits fell by 69.6% to $18.5 billion in the first quarter of 2020…

Nintendo profits surge as ‘Animal Crossing’ game becomes fastest-selling title on the Switch

A high school teacher plays Nintendo's Animal Crossing at home in Melbourne during the country's enforced coronavirus coronavirus lockdown.William West | AFP via Getty ImagesNintendo posted solid earnings on Thursday, boosted by demand for its Switch console and popular "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" game during the coronavirus pandemic.The Japanese gaming giant said it made net profit of…

HSBC’s revenues cut in half by coronavirus impact

Image copyright Getty Images HSBC says its first quarter profits have almost halved due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.Pre-tax profit for the first three months of the year came in at $3.2bn (£2.6bn), down from $6.2bn a year ago.The bank increased its expectations of bad loans, which are unlikely to be paid back,…

Samsung’s earnings are a little up during the COVID-19 break out

Samsung Electronics is one of the first major tech giants to announce earnings figures since the coronavirus pandemic broke out, and so far at least the company appears to have been relatively unaffected. In guidance released today, Samsung says its first-quarter revenue was approximately 55 trillion won ($44.9 billion), which would be a year-on-year increase…

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Where the coronavirus pandemic is hitting hardest

Coronavirus cases are quickly spreading in Arizona, a handful of southern and western states and, ominously, Oklahoma — the planned site of President Trump's controversial rally this weekend.Why it matters: Once community spread takes off, cases can begin to increase exponentially.The big picture: “We’re at a point where there are warning signs going off, and…

The budget strain of the George Floyd protests

Cities and states have spent millions of dollars on police overtime over the past few weeks during the Black Lives Matter protests.Why it matters: Government budgets already were under severe strain from coronavirus shutdowns, due to steep tax revenue declines, and these extra expenses could make it even more difficult to meet obligations. By the…

“No advantage”: The WHO halts hydroxychloroquine trials on coronavirus clients

The World Health Organization has announced that it has stopped trials examining the potential of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the novel coronavirus after its multi-country trials showed "no benefit."The big picture: The WHO paused last month tests of the anti-malarial drug after a review published in The Lancet stated potentially fatal health problems. It…

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Watch Dr. Pimple Popper Remove Three ‘Raw Popcorn Chicken’ Lipomas

In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper pops three little lipomas out of a patient's body.The lipomas look similar to pieces of raw popcorn chicken or, as one fan says, little brains.A lipoma is a fatty noncancerous growth that grows between the skin and muscle.These pops give a whole new meaning to "popcorn chicken."…

40 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Attended Ivy League Colleges

Getty Images/Men's Health Celebrities might be known for the paths they took in Hollywood, whether it be music or film. But many actually attended school before making their big break, and some took it upon themselves to receive the best education (if you believe that) the country has to offer—the Ivy League colleges, ranging from…

Rey Rivera’s Cryptic Unsolved Mysteries Note Could Be the Key to His Mysterious Case

The first episode of Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries chronicles the disappearance and death of Rey Rivera.Rivera's death was initially reported as a suicide, but the ruling has been questioned by friends and family.Rivera left behind a cryptic note that the FBI ruled was not a suicide note.Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries opens with the case of Rey Rivera,…