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Men with advanced prostate cancer could benefit from 'amazing' immunotherapy trial

Men with advanced prostate cancer could benefit from 'amazing' immunotherapy trial More than a third of men with a very advanced form of the cancer were still alive, and one in 10 had not seen the cancer grow, after a year on the drug pembrolizumab, the study found. All participants had metastatic, recurrent prostate cancer and were treated with the anti-hormone therapy abiraterone and the steroid prednisone. The trial had 258 men with prostate cancer getting immunotherapy. [Full Article...]

Experimental breast cancer treatment allows Florida woman to return to normal life

Experimental breast cancer treatment allows Florida woman to return to normal life Kathy Albain , chair of oncology research at Loyola University School of Medicine and lead researcher of the study , said. Adjuvant chemotherapy guided by a 21-gene expression assay in breast cancer [published online June 3, 2018]. It took about eight weeks to craft the therapy for the breast-cancer patient. The 67 percent of women who were at intermediate risk all had surgery and hormone th... [Full Article...]

Blood test could detect cancer years before patient falls ill

Blood test could detect cancer years before patient falls ill Eric Klein of Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute. Scientists in the U.S. have found a simple test can pick up early signs of cancers including breast, ovarian, bowel and lung cancer . Head and neck cancer was detected in 56% of patients. The test uses whole genome sequencing. However, it was less effective at detecting stomach, uterine and early-stage prostate cancer, the authors ... [Full Article...]

Death toll rises to 5 in US tainted lettuce outbreak

Nationally, five people have died from E. coli poisoning from the tainted leafy greens; no deaths have been recorded in Texas. According to the latest CDC update, there have been a total of 197 illnesses, 89 hospitalizations and five deaths in 35 states. [Full Article...]

Tobacco usage triggers heart disease deaths

Tobacco usage triggers heart disease deaths The other area of awareness is the feasible actions that governments and the public can take to reduce the risks to heart health posed by tobacco. The Directorate of Non-Communicable Diseases in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation disclosed tobacco can harm the smoker as well as those around him/her referred to as passive or second hand smokers , adding that worldwide there around 890,000 d... [Full Article...]

Packaging error leads to birth control pill recall in US

Packaging error leads to birth control pill recall in US Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives . But the four capsules without hormones were placed in the pack first, for the first four days of therapy, in place of the active capsules. [Full Article...]

Sleeping in on weekends may extend your life, new study finds

Sleeping in on weekends may extend your life, new study finds The research found that individuals who managed just a few hours' sleep each day during the week but then had a long snooze at weekends had no raised mortality risk, compared with those who consistently stuck to six or seven hours a night. [Full Article...]

Indian nurse who died battling Nipah virus hailed as hero

Indian nurse who died battling Nipah virus hailed as hero The Nipah virus mystery deepened on Saturday as the samples collected from bats in Kerala's Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, where 13 people have died of the infection, have tested negative for the virus. In Bangladesh in 2004, humans were infected with Nipah virus after consuming date palm sap that had been contaminated by infected fruit bats . The virus is spread through bodily f... [Full Article...]

No trace of Nipah virus in Himachal clarifies officer

No trace of Nipah virus in Himachal clarifies officer Health authorities in Telangana have isolated two patients suspected to be affected by Nipah virus and sent their blood samples to the National Institute of Virology, Pune for testing. Although there has been not a single case of Nipah virus registered in the state till date, but health department needs to remain extra cautious on the issue, Gupta said. [Full Article...]

Infection alert after dying Ebola patients taken to Congo prayer meeting

Infection alert after dying Ebola patients taken to Congo prayer meeting Ebola, a virus-caused haemorrhagic fever that spreads through contact with bodily fluids , is both highly infectious and extremely lethal. The World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Congo , Yokouide Allarangar, said one was found dead and another was sent back to the hospital and died shortly afterwards. [Full Article...]

FDA warns teething meds unsafe due to numbing drug

FDA warns teething meds unsafe due to numbing drug The FDA recommends massaging your child's gums with your finger if your child is having teething pain. The agency has been warning about the products for a decade but said reports of illnesses and deaths have continued. They're concerned about an ingredient - the drug benzocaine. Signs and symptoms of methemoglobinemia (which is a methemoglobin level above 10 percent) include shortness o... [Full Article...]

Pusha T Delivers With New Kanye West-Produced Album 'DAYTONA'

Pusha T Delivers With New Kanye West-Produced Album 'DAYTONA' Kanye West and Pusha T attend the "MNIMN" listening event at Industria Superstudio on September 11, 2013 in NY. "1 a.m., my phone rings, no caller-ID". The snap, which was taken in 2006 by a member of Houston's family, shows drug paraphernalia scattered about the place as the singer battled with addiction. [Full Article...]

Harvey Weinstein surrenders to police, charged with first-degree rape

Harvey Weinstein surrenders to police, charged with first-degree rape The allegations, first reported by the New York Times and the New Yorker previous year, gave rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accused powerful men in business, government and entertainment. A court complaint says Weinstein confined her in a Manhattan hotel room and raped her in 2013. "It's both", she said. "I said, over and over, 'I don't want to do ... [Full Article...]

Deripaska left UC Rusal board of directors

Deripaska left UC Rusal board of directors When the saga began, there were fears for up to 1,000 jobs in West Limerick, both through direct and indirect employment. Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska is distancing himself from his massive aluminum company that's reeling from crippling USA sanctions. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump isn't allowed to block his critics on Twitter, judge rules

Donald Trump isn't allowed to block his critics on Twitter, judge rules Like a lot of people, the President has taken to blocking people who criticise him - but he's going to have to unblock them after a judge ruled he is violating the First Amendment . Justice Department attorneys argued that the account was personal and therefore immune to those claims. Some recipients of Trump's trigger-happy block finger include Chrissy Tiegan, Stephen King, Rosie O'Don... [Full Article...]

Battlefield V is going back to World War II; bringing back co-op

Battlefield V is going back to World War II; bringing back co-op Update , 7:15 p.m.: A huge PC Gamer article sums up a ton of mechanical details about what to expect in BFV , including an important one: that Grand Operations is not, as incorrectly suggested earlier, a battle royale mode. More information about Grand Operations will be shared at E3 next month. At the reveal event, it was also revealed that Battlefield V will scrap the premium pass, of... [Full Article...]

R Kelly Facing Lawsuit Over STD And Sexual Assault Claims

R Kelly Facing Lawsuit Over STD And Sexual Assault Claims The plaintiff also claims that the 51-year-old "mentally, physically, and verbally" abused her. His multiple chart-topping hits include " Bump N' Grind " and " I Believe I Can Fly ". TMZ reported that Rodgers claimed in her legal documents that she met the R&B legend in March of previous year in NYC. 'He has this type of intimidation right off the bat, so I was just waiting for it to be over,... [Full Article...]

Senate Urges Quick Measures to Prevent Ebola Outbreak in Nigeria

Senate Urges Quick Measures to Prevent Ebola Outbreak in Nigeria The vaccine is still not licensed but proved effective during limited trials in West Africa in the biggest ever outbreak of Ebola, which killed 11,300 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone between 2014 and 2016. Bikoro Health Zone reported the highest number of cases (n=31), followed by Iboko (n=8) and Mbandaka (n=2) Health Zones. This would have triggered the formation of an emergency Worl... [Full Article...]

World Health Organization raises risk assessment of Congo's Ebola outbreak

World Health Organization raises risk assessment of Congo's Ebola outbreak The number of confirmed Ebola cases of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 14 after the Health Ministry announced 11 new confirmed cases and one new related death in the country's northwest. DRC has entered a " new phase of the Ebola outbreak that is now affecting three health zones, including an urban health zone", Mr Ilunga said. It is about 150 kilometers (93 miles) fro... [Full Article...]

Life's a beach on award-winning South Shields sands

Life's a beach on award-winning South Shields sands Two city beaches will be able to fly the Blue Flag this summer. Only 42 beaches achieved both awards - including Roker and Seaburn. The Seaside Award recognises beaches that meet the highest standards of cleanliness and facilities while the Blue Flag is handed to only the best beaches in the world. [Full Article...]


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