FDA Approves Digital Pill

🔹The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the digital pill in the US.

🔹The digital pill can track if patients have taken their medication.

🔹It works by having a patient wear a patch on their left rip cage which receives an electrical signal from the pill when it comes into contact with stomach acid. The data is then sent Continue reading “FDA Approves Digital Pill”

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Australia Vote Yes For Same Sex Marriage

🔹After holding a national vote on whether gay marriage should be legalised in Australia, 61.6% of participants voted Yes.

🔹This vote was issued as a postal survey and is non-binding, meaning that even though Yes voters won, the Government is not obliged to change any laws. Continue reading “Australia Vote Yes For Same Sex Marriage”

Trump Administration Rolls Back On Free Birth Control

🔹Changes to the contraceptive mandate in America mean that a wider range of employers can claim religious or moral beliefs to avoid covering contraception through insurance.
🔹This change has resulted in major backlash and outcry from left-leaning groups like Planned Parenthood, deeming it an attack on women’s rights. Continue reading “Trump Administration Rolls Back On Free Birth Control”

Daca Removed. What You Need To Know.

🔹Announced by Jeff Sessions, the Trump administration has rescinded the DACA program.
🔹DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was a program implemented by the Obama administration as a way to protect those who were illegally brought to the U.S.A as children from being deported.
🔹The act covered those who were under the age of 31 as of June 15 2012, lived in the U.S.A since Continue reading “Daca Removed. What You Need To Know.”

Trump Announces Ban of Transgender Individuals From U.S. Military

🔹Donald Trump recently tweeted, announcing a ban on Transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military.
🔹This ban has been attributed to the “tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail”.
🔹This ban goes against Continue reading “Trump Announces Ban of Transgender Individuals From U.S. Military”

Microsoft To Bring Broadband To Rural U.S.

🔹Microsoft has proposed a plan to provide broadband internet to those who live in areas rural in 12 U.S states including; Texas, Maine, Wisconsin, and Georgia.
🔹 Microsoft wants to use “white-space” technology that makes use of unused TV channel frequencies to send internet data.
🔹The program aims to connect 2m people by 2022 and is estimated to cost $10bn.
🔹Microsoft’s president Brad Smith is calling for Continue reading “Microsoft To Bring Broadband To Rural U.S.”

Iraqi Forces Declare Victory Over ISIS

🔹After a 9 month battle against ISIS members, Iraqi forces have finally claimed victory to mark the formal end of the brutal campaign.
🔹 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul to congratulate Iraq’s armed forces on defeating the Islamic State on Sunday.
🔹The forces in Mosul still face dangers such as ISIS sleeper cells and suicide bombers and must clear traps throughout the area before civilians can return. Continue reading “Iraqi Forces Declare Victory Over ISIS”

Volvo Becomes The First Major Car Manufacturer To Only Create Hybrid Or Electric Cars

🔹As of 2019, Volvo will no longer produce cars powered solely by the internal combustion engine.
🔹Other luxury automakers are expected to follow soon to meet new consumer demands.
🔹Volvo is expected to release 5 new fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021 and aim to sell 1,000,000 electrified cars by 2025.
🔹This is an important change as the transportation industry Continue reading “Volvo Becomes The First Major Car Manufacturer To Only Create Hybrid Or Electric Cars”