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How can you tell Zika from plain old flu? It's still not easy

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:55:00 +0200

The Zika virus has struck fear throughout the Americas, but determining whether people have been infected can be difficult. Here’s why: Most infected people don’t display symptoms or they choose to tough out what may seem like nothing more than influenza instead of seeking medical help.



Smoking leaves 30-year legacy on your DNA

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:50:00 +0200

An analysis of almost 16,000 blood samples from smokers, former smokers and nonsmokers found that tobacco smoke leaves a lasting legacy of people's addiction on the surface of their DNA. Some changes were still seen in participants who had kicked the habit 30 years ago. Genetic legacy.



Nonprofit touts Breast Cancer Awareness Month 3 hours ago

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:36:00 +0200

Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins Oct. 1, and it kicks off in the Tampa Bay area with an event to benefit cancer patients and survivors hosted by the nonprofit Hooked on Hope. The organization presents an annual fishing tournament and other events to raise money for Bay area breast cancer programs.



How can you tell Zika from plain old flu? It's still not easy

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:27:00 +0200

The Zika virus has struck fear throughout the Americas, but determining whether people have been infected can be difficult. Here’s why: Most infected people don’t display symptoms or they choose to tough out what may seem like nothing more than influenza instead of seeking medical help.



Cuban Blockade Affects Export Sector of Economy

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:27:00 +0200

Havana, The restrictions of the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba affect Cuban foreign trade and hinder the development of the foreign investment. According to the report carried out from April 2015 to April 2016, the losses due to the blockade in this period amounted to $4.



The insomnia machine

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:17:00 +0200

In 1914, The Lancet reported on a clergyman who was found dead in a pool; he had left behind this suicide note: "Another sleepless night, no real sleep for weeks. Oh, my poor brain, I cannot bear the lengthy, dark hours of the night." I came across that passage with a shock of recognition.



Hundreds of Calgarians take part in annual ‘Run for Childhood Cancer’

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:45:00 +0200

The fourth annual Run for Childhood Cancer took over Eau Claire Saturday for the ‘Believe In The Gold’ foundation. It was a fun family event with costumes, cheerleaders and Global Calgary’s own Linda Olsen as the emcee. Before the start of the run and walk, police officers and a tactical truck....



China's Li seeks new tack in ties with Cuba

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:42:00 +0200

HAVANA: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday (Sep 24) said it was time for a new direction in relations with Cuba, during a landmark visit to the Americas' lone communist-ruled state. It marks the first visit by a Chinese premier since the two countries established diplomatic relations 56 years ago.



Childhood Cancer Awareness flag flies at Sask. legislature

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:38:00 +0200

The gold and blue flag went up at the Saskatchewan legislature on Saturday. (Dean Gutheil/CBC) A blue flag with a gold cancer ribbon went up outside the Saskatchewan legislature on Saturday. The gold represents childhood cancer and September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.



Innovation and its discontents

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:34:00 +0200

Technological innovation is often extolled for its power to overcome major development challenges, fuel economic growth and propel societies forward. Yet innovations frequently face high barriers to implementation, with governments sometimes banning new technologies outright — even those that could bring far-reaching benefits.



'My breasts have gone... But I've never felt better in a swimsuit': Sky News presenter tells why she is proud to pose in post-mastectomy costumes

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:32:00 +0200

This new collection, the proceeds of which will partly go to breast-cancer charity Future Dreams, is even better. There are still the same gorgeous colours and designs but it’s now way more structured, and this is important post-surgery. The costumes are now made by Amoena, a world leader in medical mastectomy bras and swimsuits.



China's Li seeks new tack in ties with Cuba

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:26:00 +0200

HAVANA - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday said it was time for a new direction in relations with Cuba, during a landmark visit to the Americas' lone communist-ruled state. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called for deepening cooperation with Cuba on biotechnology, renewable energy, computers, home....



'My breasts have gone... But I've never felt better in a swimsuit': Sky News presenter tells why she is proud to pose in post-mastectomy costumes

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:25:00 +0200

This new collection, the proceeds of which will partly go to breast-cancer charity Future Dreams, is even better. There are still the same gorgeous colours and designs but it’s now way more structured, and this is important post-surgery. The costumes are now made by Amoena, a world leader in medical mastectomy bras and swimsuits.



China's Li seeks new tack in ties with Cuba

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:22:00 +0200

By AFP 32 mins ago in World Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday said it was time for a new direction in relations with Cuba, during a landmark visit to the Americas' lone communist-ruled state. It marks the first visit by a Chinese premier since the two countries established diplomatic relations 56 years ago.



Buckwheat Zydeco leader Stanley Dural Jr. dead at 68

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:16:00 +0200

Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who traveled the world as the namesake of Buckwheat Zydeco and brought Louisiana music to the dancing masses with his accordion, affable smile and improvised setlists, has died. He was 68 years old. Mr. Dural died at 1:32 a.m.



Family left devastated as Irish mum of four young children loses her battle with cancer

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:12:00 +0200

A devoted mum-of-four who prepared her young family for her death by planning a funeral and compiling memory boxes has lost her battle with cancer. Laura Lennox, 36, said she was determined her children would remember her long after she was gone. Speaking earlier this year, Laura said: “I’m happy,....



Students calibrating ideas for science experiments Genes in Space competition

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:01:00 +0200

ABU DHABI // Pupils are calibrating their ideas for science experiments in space. With the deadline for the Genes in Space competition fast approaching, youngsters are working on improving their concepts for experiments that will help them understand the effects of low gravity on the building blocks of life.



Cancer patients and survivors seek support at the Cancer House of Hope

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:55:00 +0200

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Cancer patients and survivors seeking support were invited to a meeting Saturday at the Cancer House of Hope in West Springfield. 22News spoke with cancer survivors about their journey to recovery. “I couldn’t “out-run”, I couldn’t “out-bike”, and I couldn’t “out-swim” cancer.



Call to fund erection treatment for prostate cancer sufferers

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:55:00 +0200

The Prostate Cancer Foundation is calling on the Government to fund treatment for men who suffer erection problems during cancer treatment. Prostate cancer surgery and radiation can have a lasting effect on men, affecting their sex lives and sometimes leading to incontinence.



China's Li seeks new tack in ties with Cuba

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:47:00 +0200

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called for deepening cooperation with Cuba on biotechnology, renewable energy, computers, home appliances, and farm machinery, as well as in culture, education and tourism (AFP Photo/Lars Hagberg) Havana (AFP) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday said it was time for....



Rs 1.2-crore gadget at Kidwai institute to treat advanced cases of cancer

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:43:00 +0200

Patients at the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology can now avail better treatment with the Digital Subtraction Angiogram - Cath Lab Suit being added to the existing facilities. The Rs 1.2 crore suit donated by Sri Chandamandal Pukhraj Bothra Trust was inaugurated at the institute on Saturday.



Importance of Biocubafarma-Skolkovo Agreement Highlighted in Russia

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:23:00 +0200

Moscow, The agreement signed between the corporation Biocubafarma and Russia''s Skolkovo Center will have very positive results for the introduction of Cuban medicines in this country, the scientific advisor Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart said here. The signing of the deal on Tuesday will have very....



Mosquito spit may limit Dengue virus transmission

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:22:00 +0200

By Tim Sandle 51 mins ago in Science A key transmission factor with many viral diseases carried by mosquitoes is the saliva of the insects. A new finding, however, suggests that saliva can also help to prevent viral transfer, particularly Dengue virus. is a serious illness that affects about 50 million people a year.



Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:04:00 +0200

FILE - In this May 5, 2007 file photo, Buckwheat Zydeco performs during the 2007 Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.



Kenya opens Cuba embassy, eyes collaboration

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:02:00 +0200

“This is an important first step and we look forward to further engagements that will lay down a structured framework of cooperation between our two countries,” Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said after signing the agreement on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.



Bridgewater, N.S. child cancer patient cheers oncologist at finish line

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:45:00 +0200

Hailey Rodenhiser, 9, along with her mother and father arrived at the Halifax Sears parking lot early so they could be there to greet the 50 cyclists who biked from Vancouver to Halifax in support of childhood cancer research. Rodenhiser, from Bridgewater, N.S., was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia 21 months ago.



New Jordan Valley Cancer Center Opens

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:03:00 +0200

Jordan Valley Medical Center's Cancer facility is for both inpatient and outpatient care and specializes in the treatment of breast, hematologic, urological, gynecological, head and neck, and gastrointestinal cancers. The facility was designed to generate a comprehensive medical experience with....



Asia: Heading towards a seismic shift

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:51:00 +0200

In the process of this seismic shift, some countries have chosen to work in partnerships while others are tackling the challenges alone. All of them reflect Asia's unique aspiration to take on global competitive pressure. Some nations aim to get out of the middle-income trap, while others want to secure a higher standard of living for their people.



Nonprofit touts Breast Cancer Awareness Month 42 mins ago

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:49:00 +0200

Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins Oct. 1, and it kicks off in the Tampa Bay area with an event to benefit cancer patients and survivors hosted by the nonprofit Hooked on Hope. The organization presents an annual fishing tournament and other events to raise money for Bay area breast cancer programs.



Here’s how to reduce your risk of breast cancer

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:39:00 +0200

Yvonne Meyers didn’t need a lot of persuading when her physician recommended she lose weight. It was a year after her surgery for breast cancer. She remembers Dr. Cristina Lopez-Peñalver, a board-certified breast surgeon at The Breast Center at Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South....



GeneNews : Closes Private Placement for Approximately $1.6 Million

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:21:00 +0200

(GlobeNewswire) - GeneNews Limited GeneNews or the Company) (TSX:GEN) today announced that it has accepted subscriptions for a non-brokered private placement offering (Private Placement) of 9,794,203 units ("Units"), at a price of $0.16 per Unit. Each Unit is comprised of one common share ("Common....



'Delaying my smear test appointment almost cost me my life - don't put yours off'

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:20:00 +0200

As many as 350 more women a year would survive cervical cancer if every patient aged 25 to 64 had the smear tests they were invited to, a study has found. That’s almost a fifth more than the 1,900 saved already by screening. Here, school administrator Frankie Appleyard, 29, of South London, tells....



Applause: Dragon boat race paddles past $450,000 for Cedars CanSupport

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:03:00 +0200

. The 11th edition of the Dragon Boat Race and Festival, presented by FL Fuller Landau in support of the Cedars Cancer Institute, took place Sept. 10 at Promenade Père-Marquette in Lachine. Wendy Claudio. More than 500 paddlers took to the water at Promenade Père-Marquette in Lachine for the 11th....



Nonprofit touts Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:03:00 +0200

Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins Oct. 1, and it kicks off in the Tampa Bay area with an event to benefit cancer patients and survivors hosted by the nonprofit Hooked on Hope. The organization presents an annual fishing tournament and other events to raise money for Bay area breast cancer programs.



Hospital Hopes to Raise Funds to Treat Cancer Patients

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:09:00 +0200

Hundreds of residents on Saturday took part in a walk to raise funds for cancer patients. At least 500 students from 35 secondary and primary schools in the county participated in the 10 km walk initiated by Nyeri Hospice. Also corporate firms such as Britam, Kenya Commercial Bank and Madison Insurance were involved in the event.



Prostate Cancer Foundation wants Government to fund erection therapy

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:03:00 +0200

A patients' lobby group says it is time for the Government to fund treatment of men left with erection problems caused by prostate cancer treatment. Prostate Cancer Foundation chief executive Graeme Woodside said surgery and radiation to treat prostate cancer causes men "high levels of erectile....



3 Biotechs That Could Be M&A Targets

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:02:00 +0200

After Pfizer, Inc. agreed to pay 14 times forecast sales for 2016to acquire cancer drugmaking pure play Medivation last month, shares in other cancer-focused biotech companies shot higher. While it doesn't make sense to buy shares in all the companies that have taken off, investors may want to....



Indian-origin scientist's team create genetic tool to predict heart disease

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:00:00 +0200

LONDON: An Indian origin researcher Nilesh Samani and his team of scientists have created a new tool that can calculate the genetic risk score of people likely to develop coronary heart disease, an advance that may pave way for early and personalised preventive interventions.



Determined dad who lost leg to cancer 7 months ago is back on track as he completes marathon relay

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:45:00 +0200

An inspiring dad raced into the history books today – seven months after losing a leg to bone Jimmy Hall, 38, was given the final stretch of the Sprintathon, a marathon relay in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. It saw 422 people – athletes, cancer survivors and celebs– run consecutive 100metre sprints to smash the world’s fastest ever marathon time.



How the Illawarra partied in the noughties: photos

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:42:00 +0200

2003: Stacey Moon, Rachael Osiadacz, Rebecca Ronchin and Marion Grosche at Fontana Cafe Latte for Renae Osiadacz's 21st. 2003: Nicole Zoghbi, Jasmine Timpano, Alicia Myerscough and Maree Virtu at David Gaudiosi's 21st. 2003: Kelly and Steven Ramsey, with Ben Malcolm and Nicola Dunn at the Five Islands Brewery.



Death of lawyer David Bitel denies justice for rape victims

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:29:00 +0200

After years of allegations and investigation – and a gruelling committal hearing – the story of David Bitel​, a prominent Sydney lawyer and human rights advocate accused of raping his own clients as they turned to him for help in his office, ended last Friday morning in a bland Downing Centre courtroom.



Deepwater Horizon and why we can't get enough of disaster films

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:29:00 +0200

We can thank God for the disaster movie. In His Old Testament wrath lie the blueprints of the form – the stories that have put millions in the Hollywood Bank of Death and Destruction. Where would the movies be without the Great Flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, or the Gospel of Luke,....



Pressure mounts for smarter approach to breast cancer screening

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:25:00 +0200

Women aren't being told when they are at higher risk of breast cancer because the Ministry of Health doesn't see any point in making them "anxious". Research suggests women with dense breasts are four to six times more at risk of getting breast cancer. It is also more likely that the cancer will go undetected.



A Confused Janet Yellen Tries To Figure Out If Stocks Are In A Bubble, Fails

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:24:00 +0200

So much can change in two years. On July 15, 2014, in the Fed's biannual report on Yellen's Congressional testimony, that the US central bank had its first Greenspan moment when it duly warned “valuation metrics in some sectors do appear substantially stretched–particularly those for smaller firms....



Connecticut becoming a hub for new bioscience companies

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:14:00 +0200

In this Sept. 22, 2016 photo, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. speaks at a ribbon cutting for new laboratory space at the University of Connecticut's Cell and Genome Sciences building in Farmington, Conn. The labs are being leased to bioscience startup businesses as part of the state's Technology Incubator Program.



Connecticut becoming a hub for new bioscience companies

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:02:00 +0200

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) " Connecticut hasn't become the Silicon Valley of bioscience quite yet, but five years after lawmakers made a massive investment to support the development of that industry, there is a thriving hub in Farmington. Eighteen technology or bio-medical startups recently set up shop....



Deepwater Horizon and why we can't get enough of disaster films

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:50:00 +0200

We can thank God for the disaster movie. In His Old Testament wrath lie the blueprints of the form – the stories that have put millions in the Hollywood Bank of Death and Destruction. Where would the movies be without the Great Flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, or the Gospel of Luke,....



Death of lawyer David Bitel denies justice for rape victims

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:41:00 +0200

After years of allegations and investigation – and a gruelling committal hearing – the story of David Bitel​, a prominent Sydney lawyer and human rights advocate accused of raping his own clients as they turned to him for help in his office, ended last Friday morning in a bland Downing Centre courtroom.



Deepwater Horizon and why we can't get enough of disaster films

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:41:00 +0200

We can thank God for the disaster movie. In His Old Testament wrath lie the blueprints of the form – the stories that have put millions in the Hollywood Bank of Death and Destruction. Where would the movies be without the Great Flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, or the Gospel of Luke,....



Deepwater Horizon and why we can't get enough of disaster films

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:40:00 +0200

We can thank God for the disaster movie. In His Old Testament wrath lie the blueprints of the form – the stories that have put millions in the Hollywood Bank of Death and Destruction. Where would the movies be without the Great Flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, or the Gospel of Luke,....



Death of lawyer David Bitel denies justice for rape victims

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:40:00 +0200

After years of allegations and investigation – and a gruelling committal hearing – the story of David Bitel​, a prominent Sydney lawyer and human rights advocate accused of raping his own clients as they turned to him for help in his office, ended last Friday morning in a bland Downing Centre courtroom.



Connecticut becoming a hub for new bioscience companies

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:38:00 +0200

Connecticut hasn't become the Silicon Valley of bioscience quite yet, but five years after lawmakers made a massive investment to support the development of that industry, there is a thriving hub in Farmington. Eighteen technology or bio-medical startups recently set up shop inside new laboratories....



Connecticut becoming a hub for new bioscience companies

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:38:00 +0200

Connecticut hasn't become the Silicon Valley of bioscience quite yet, but five years after lawmakers made a massive investment to support the development of that industry, there is a thriving hub in Farmington. Eighteen technology or bio-medical startups recently set up shop inside new laboratories....



Deepwater Horizon and why we can't get enough of disaster films

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:35:00 +0200

We can thank God for the disaster movie. In His Old Testament wrath lie the blueprints of the form – the stories that have put millions in the Hollywood Bank of Death and Destruction. Where would the movies be without the Great Flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, or the Gospel of Luke,....



Death of lawyer David Bitel denies justice for rape victims

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:35:00 +0200

After years of allegations and investigation – and a gruelling committal hearing – the story of David Bitel​, a prominent Sydney lawyer and human rights advocate accused of raping his own clients as they turned to him for help in his office, ended last Friday morning in a bland Downing Centre courtroom.



Tanger Outlets-Commerce hosts Pink Fashion Gala next week

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:34:00 +0200

As a fundraiser for the Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia, Tanger Outlets-Commerce and Northridge Medical Center will host the Pink Fashion Gala on Thursday, Sept. 29. The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the outlet center at Banks Crossing just off I-85.



Connecticut Becoming a Hub for New Bioscience Companies

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:34:00 +0200

hasn't become the Silicon Valley of bioscience quite yet, but five years after lawmakers made a massive investment to support the development of that industry, there is a thriving hub in Farmington. Eighteen technology or bio-medical startups recently set up shop inside new laboratories at the Cell....



Buckwheat Zydeco leader Stanley Dural Jr. dead at 68

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:29:00 +0200

Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who traveled the world as the namesake of Buckwheat Zydeco and brought Louisiana music to the dancing masses with his accordion, affable smile and improvised setlists, has died. He was 68 years old. Mr. Dural died at 1:32 a.m. Saturday (Sept.



Connecticut becoming a hub for new bioscience companies

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:28:00 +0200

FARMINGTON, Conn. Connecticut hasn’t become the Silicon Valley of bioscience quite yet, but five years after lawmakers made a massive investment to support the development of that industry, there is a thriving hub in Farmington. Eighteen technology or bio-medical startups recently set up shop inside....



Owls players help out with collection for Sheffield mum-of-four's cancer treatment

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:25:00 +0200

Sheffield Wednesday players have lent their support to a five-year-old girl's appeal to raise money to keep her mum alive. Hayley Kalinins' youngest daughter is at Hillsborough today collecting cash to help her mother's fight against cancer. The youngster has been joined by an army of around 40....



Death of lawyer David Bitel denies justice for rape victims

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:20:00 +0200

After years of allegations and investigation – and a gruelling committal hearing – the story of David Bitel​, a prominent Sydney lawyer and human rights advocate accused of raping his own clients as they turned to him for help in his office, ended last Friday morning in a bland Downing Centre courtroom.



Inside The FDA: Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPPI) and its Bladder Cancer Treatment, Apaziquone

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:20:00 +0200

On September 14, 2016 , the FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee met to evaluate and discuss a drug called apaziquone. Apaziquone is a development stage bladder cancer treatment, which small cap biotech Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPPI) is investigating as a therapy designed to reduce....



PixarBio Corporation : Discusses NeuroRelease™ a Non-Addictive Morphine Replacement at the 2016 NYSORA 15th Annual Symposium in New York City on September 23 - 25, 2016

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:20:00 +0200

PixarBio Corporation today announced they will be discussing NeuroRelease TM , a potential breakthrough morphine replacement, non-opiate/opioid, non-addictive pain treatment at the 2016 NYSORA 15th Annual Symposium in New York City on September 23 - 25, 2016. PixarBio Chief Commercial Officer David Kaplan, Chief Technology Officer Dr.



Connecticut becoming a hub for new bioscience companies

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:18:00 +0200

FARMINGTON, Conn. Connecticut hasn’t become the Silicon Valley of bioscience quite yet, but five years after lawmakers made a massive investment to support the development of that industry, there is a thriving hub in Farmington. Eighteen technology or bio-medical startups recently set up shop inside....



Connecticut becoming a hub for new bioscience companies

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:14:00 +0200

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut hasn't become the Silicon Valley of bioscience quite yet, but five years after lawmakers made a massive investment to support the development of that industry, there is a thriving hub in Farmington. Eighteen technology or bio-medical startups recently set up....



DOH eyes expanded PhilHealth coverage for thyroid cancer

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:14:00 +0200

THE Department of Health wants to include the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer under PhilHealth’s coverage. “This is to encourage our countrymen to have themselves checked and to consult before the problem worsens,” Health Undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo said during the observance of National Thyroid Cancer Awareness Week in Quezon City.



Death of lawyer David Bitel denies justice for rape victims

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:11:00 +0200

After years of allegations and investigation – and a gruelling committal hearing – the story of David Bitel​, a prominent Sydney lawyer and human rights advocate accused of raping his own clients as they turned to him for help in his office, ended last Friday morning in a bland Downing Centre courtroom.



Cancer mum from Bristol held children's hands on her last day and said 'I love you'

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:09:00 +0200

When Jane Riley was told she had terminal cancer the mother-of-three always believed she would fight the tumour and get better. The primary school teacher, from Bedminster, was an avid walker and had been fit and healthy so when doctors told the 47-year-old she had oesophageal cancer it was a particularly cruel twist of fate.



Elekta to continue to help bring radiation treatment to developing countries with nonprofit organization Radiating Hope

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:04:00 +0200

Long-term goal of collaboration will make radiotherapy accessible for all patients regardless of geography. Today, Elekta (STO:EKTA B) announced that it has expanded its partnership with Radiating Hope (http://www.radiatinghope.org/), a volunteer organization that provides radiation equipment to....



Connecticut becoming a hub for new bioscience companies

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:03:00 +0200

In this Sept. 22, 2016 photo, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. speaks at a ribbon cutting for new laboratory space at the University of Connecticut's Cell and Genome Sciences building in Farmington, Conn. The labs are being leased to bioscience startup businesses as part of the state's Technology Incubator Program.



Connecticut becoming a hub for new bioscience companies

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:03:00 +0200

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut hasn’t become the Silicon Valley of bioscience quite yet, but five years after lawmakers made a massive investment to support the development of that industry, there is a thriving hub in Farmington. Eighteen technology or bio-medical startups recently set up shop....



Buckwheat Zydeco leader Stanley Dural, Jr. dead at 68

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:55:00 +0200

Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who traveled the world as the namesake of Buckwheat Zydeco and brought Louisiana music to the dancing masses with his accordion, affable smile and improvised setlists, has died. He was 68 years old. Mr. Dural died at 1:32 a.m. Saturday (Sept.