Medicine


USA approves Keytruda for MSI-H tumours USA approves Keytruda for MSI-H tumours
- May 25, 2017

The FDA just released its approval for a cancer treatment that uses a genetic biomarker , rather than bases its use on where the cancer started, a first for the agency. Patients were given Keytruda 200mg every 3 weeks or Keytruda 10mg/kg every 2 weeks until unacceptable toxicity or disease progression that was either symptomatic, rapidly progressive, required urgent intervention, or was associated with a decline in performance status. (more...)
Stokes credits Smith and IPL for improving his game
- May 24, 2017

Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) head coach Stephen Fleming has expressed sadness at the franchise not being a part of the competition next year, adding that had that been the case, then the team would have surely been among the strongest to feature in the competition. (more...)
Bystander leads 50 teens to safety in aftermath of Manchester Arena bombing
- May 24, 2017

Immediately, those near and far from the site of the explosion offered to help in any way they could. The hotel responded: "It really was the absolute least we can do - we hope you got back home safely". All I know is she was at the Manchester Arena with her friend watching Ariana Grande and she's not turned up yet. It is believed she went to the concert with her sister Claire and niece Hollie, who were injured and are being treated in hospital. (more...)
Baylor women's golf advances to NCAA's match play round Baylor women's golf advances to NCAA's match play round
- May 24, 2017

Northwestern carded a 33-over to top the team standings and earn the No. 1 seed for the match-pla quarterfinals that start Tuesday. The Cardinal vanquished the Bears in a 19th-hole playoff in the 2015 NCAA final. Other Baylor scorers were Dylan Kim (78-71-81-230), Fiona Liddell (78-83-81-242) and Maggie Beth Byers (87-81-82-250). Gorlei opened her day on the back nine of the par 72, 6,343-yard course at Rich Harvest Farms . (more...)
Kupwara encounter: 4 Army jawans, 4 infiltrators killed in Nowgam sector Kupwara encounter: 4 Army jawans, 4 infiltrators killed in Nowgam sector
- May 22, 2017

Two soldiers and two terrorists were killed in the operation, which is still underway. The Army on Saturday foiled an infiltration bid on the Line of Control in north Kashmir's Naogam sector. The operation was initiated when two terrorists attempting to cross the LoC got gunned down by the security officials. The encounter went on for more than 36 hours and the Indian army has started a sanitation operation along the Line of Control. (more...)
EC working under political pressure: AAP EC working under political pressure: AAP
- May 21, 2017

Interested participants must register by 5 p.m. on May 26. "Any party can only choose four EVMs used in any four constituencies to demonstrate tamperability". "And third sceanrio is if the challenger defies norms or withdraws", Zaidi said. Currently, 13.95 lakh ballot units, 9.3 lakh ballot control units and 16.5 lakh VVPAT machines are under production. (more...)
Duterte: China threatened 'war' over sea dispute
- May 20, 2017

Fiery Cross Reef is administered by China but also claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan. In a televised speech at a coastguard event, Duterte said Chinese President Xi Jinping urged him to not "force the issue" and to maintain the "warm relationship" between the two countries. (more...)
Kerala woman cuts rapist god-man's private organs, CM applauds her bravery Kerala woman cuts rapist god-man's private organs, CM applauds her bravery
- May 20, 2017

Reacting to the incident Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said tt was a courageous step, no doubt about it. On Friday night, Hariswamy reportedly tried to molest the woman again, she cut of his genitals with the knife. A woman from Kerela showed an act of braveness, it can be said that she left a message of braveness for a community. He used to visit the house to attend to the treatment and do poojas to cure the girl's father who is bedridden with paralysis. (more...)
Hit-run crash with school bus in Pa. injures 14 students, driver Hit-run crash with school bus in Pa. injures 14 students, driver
- May 19, 2017

New York Daily News reports that 16 people, including 15 students, were taken to the hospital after a driver smashed into a bus in in eastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday morning. According to hospital officials, three students suffered traumatic injuries and the others suffered less severe injuries. A PennDOT spokesperson says there were multiple injuries to children on the bus. (more...)
VMware To Deliver Horizon Cloud On Microsoft Azure VMware To Deliver Horizon Cloud On Microsoft Azure
- May 19, 2017

The combination of Microsoft's global cloud infrastructure with the new regions in Africa will connect businesses with opportunity across the globe, help accelerate new investments, and improve access to cloud and internet services for people and organisations from Cairo to Cape Town. (more...)
Papua New Guinea to shut parts of Manus asylum-seeker camp -refugees Papua New Guinea to shut parts of Manus asylum-seeker camp -refugees
- May 18, 2017

According to the documents obtained by the newspaper, the plan, drafted in 2016, outlined attempts to push those officially recognized as refugees to first accept resettlement to the East Lorengau transit center and then to Papua New Guinea, while forcing people without refugee status to return to their home countries. (more...)
Women in Ireland safely ending pregnancies with online abortion service, study finds Women in Ireland safely ending pregnancies with online abortion service, study finds
- May 18, 2017

For the study , researchers analyzed data from the group between 2010 and 2012, and found that during follow-up consultations, 95 percent of the participants reported having terminated their pregnancies without surgical intervention, the Post notes. (more...)
Joss Whedon Directs Planned Parenthood Short Film Joss Whedon Directs Planned Parenthood Short Film
- May 18, 2017

A woman doing the questioning warned Grothman that he shouldn't use Planned Parenthood's abortion services as an excuse to pull funding, because the agency is already prohibited from using federal funds to support abortion procedures. "I just wanted to remind those of us with some humanity still stirring how much is at stake". On Wednesday, the director released a short video, entitled " UNLOCKED ", on his YouTube channel . (more...)
Visakhapatnam is cleanest rail station
- May 18, 2017

He said that Vishakhapatnam has emerged as the victor in Cleanliness Index by securing Ist position in A1 category, Beas has emerged as Ist victor in "A" category station. The Divisional Railway Manager of Ambala division said that they are happy as they are ranked second in the A-1 Category and will make efforts to improve. (more...)
Fearless journalist, Javier Valdez Cardenas, who uncovered Mexico's drug cartels shot dead
- May 17, 2017

Journalists and human rights activists protested Tuesday in several cities Tuesday, demanding the government catch the murderers of the veteran journalist Javier Valdez . He was fatally shot that afternoon as he drove away from the newsweekly's offices in the state capital, Culiacan - a city beset by a battle for control of the criminal empire of El Chapo, who was captured previous year. (more...)
Google rumored to announce standalone VR headset at I/O 2017 Google rumored to announce standalone VR headset at I/O 2017
- May 17, 2017

Like Gear VR before it, Daydream requires a phone to be inserted into a headset to operate. It was last year's I/O conference that brought the Daydream platform into public view. For Google to sell a headset that supports three of the hottest VR apps, all of which it profits from, it will have to introduce a new high-end headset. (more...)
Police officer overdoses after brush with highly potent Fentanyl Police officer overdoses after brush with highly potent Fentanyl
- May 16, 2017

The suspects then told officers that the drug was in fact fentanyl . "He's an ex-MMA fighter, 220 pounds, solid muscle and it overtook him", said Wright. Locally, police say they take extra precautions when handling fentanyl and carfentanil, which are opiates many times more powerful than heroin and can cause harm and even death if too much is ingested or gets on someone's skin. (more...)
Flanagan says no 'upside' for Ireland as a result of Brexit Flanagan says no 'upside' for Ireland as a result of Brexit
- May 16, 2017

Among all the EU nations, Ireland has particular concerns about Brexit , focused on its strong trade ties with Britain and also its border with Northern Ireland - the only EU-UK land border. " Brexit uniquely impacts both the Republic and Northern Ireland". While Brussels and London agree on the goal of avoiding a hard border , they have yet to clearly explain how the now invisible border can be maintained after Brexit . (more...)
Jabrill Peppers Responds To 'Molly And Lean' Accusations Jabrill Peppers Responds To 'Molly And Lean' Accusations
- May 15, 2017

Cleveland radio personality Sabrina Parr was sacked from her position Wednesday following comments she made on Cleveland Browns rookie Jabrill Peppers . "He is an energy bunny", Jackson said. I don't have any off-the-field issues. "So I'm not going to get into that", Peppers said via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. (more...)
Pakistan claim series win after dramatic third test win over West Indies
- May 15, 2017

A courageous unbeaten hundred from Roston Chase wasn't enough to salvage a draw from the third Test against Pakistan who claimed a 2-1 series victory after their 101 run win. Chasing its first test series win in the Caribbean, Pakistan won the first test by seven wickets before West Indies clinched the second by 106 runs. (more...)
ICJ to hear case of India man sentenced for spying on Pakistan
- May 15, 2017

The development came after India instituted proceedings against Pakistan, accusing the latter of "egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations" in the matter of detention and trial of Jadhav, and sought a stay on his death sentence. (more...)
Lyme disease experts say this could be a Lyme disease experts say this could be a "particularly bad year"
- May 15, 2017

In recent years, research has shown that the number of deer that carry Powassan is in fact on the rise. The Powassan virus is not new but has recently mutated so that it can be carried by deer ticks which are common across Iowa and IL. (more...)
Weather: Soaking Saturday with periods of rain, temps in 50s Weather: Soaking Saturday with periods of rain, temps in 50s
- May 14, 2017

We warm up significantly for the middle and end of next week as a new weather pattern arrives. Hail is possible too and will range in size from dimes to maybe as large as quarters. Saturday: Rain, mainly after noon. Winds could gust as high as 15 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. (more...)
Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in US Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in US
- May 13, 2017

The CDC recommends screening at least once for anyone at risk of infection, which is mainly anyone that has been born between 1945 and 1965 when hepatitis C in blood samples were basically undiagnosed. "(We) help them stay HIV (negative) and free of Hepatitis C by distributing materials that help folks to inject more safely", Ziegenhorn said. The CDC also released national hepatitis C death figures: almost 20,000 deaths in 2015. (more...)
Sessions Tells Prosecutors to Seek Harsher Punishments Sessions Tells Prosecutors to Seek Harsher Punishments
- May 13, 2017

To some degree, this is hardly surprising; Trump and Sessions have long spoken about how they are "tough on crime" and, therefore, support stringent prison sentences for criminals. Prosecutors should also disclose to the court all factors that impact sentencing guidelines and mandatory minimum sentences, Sessions' memo said. The memo acknowledges there will be cases in which "good judgment" will permit a prosecutor to bend that rule. (more...)