Medicine

AstraZeneca's Imfinzi Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation

AstraZeneca's Imfinzi Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation The FDA has granted breakthrough status to AstraZeneca's PD-L1 inhibitor Imfinzi in an early-stage form of lung cancer, sparking a rise in its share price. "This is a major disappointment and leads us to lower 2023 Imfinzi sales from $4bn to $1.3bn". The news will be particularly welcome given the high-profile failure of Imfinzi plus tremelimumab to hit PFS targets in a wider lung cancer patie... [Full Article...]

Breastfeeding Mothers Aren't Getting The Support They Need

Breastfeeding Mothers Aren't Getting The Support They Need To mark the start of World Breastfeeding Week, WHO and UNICEF , along with the Global Breastfeeding Collective , released a scorecard evaluating the breastfeeding habits in 194 nations. One of them is that the baby must be breastfed in an auspicious period. "Some mothers can not, or choose not to, breastfeed and this also needs to be respected". [Full Article...]

Gas prices continue to climb

Gas prices continue to climb That's an increase of 8 cents from last week and is slightly below the national average of $2.31 per gallon, an increase of 3 cents from last week. Gas prices in Denver were well over $3 a gallon just two years ago. Oakland- $2.98/g, flat from last week's $2.97/g. "Watch for some volatility in oil and gasoline prices in the weeks ahead", GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan said. [Full Article...]

Netflix drama '13 Reasons Why' linked to suicidal thoughts

Netflix drama '13 Reasons Why' linked to suicidal thoughts Suicide-related internet searchers were 19 percent higher in the 19 days following the show's debut, which translated into 900,000 to 1.5 million more searches than expected, said the authors. The team then compared the search frequency of all of the related phrases searched from March 31-April 18 to a theoretical scenario based on past Google search trends. [Full Article...]

Penis enhancement surgery results in man's death

Penis enhancement surgery results in man's death A description of the case in the Journal of Forensic Sciences explained that surgeons had finished the elongation portion of the surgery and were in the enlargement part, which involved injecting the patient with two fluid ounces of his own fat cells, when things went wrong. [Full Article...]

Suggestions before Buy or Sell action: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY)

Suggestions before Buy or Sell action: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) Palisade Asset Mngmt Lc invested in 8,470 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Over the past 2 quarters, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY ) is up 15.77%, compared with a fall of almost -1.39% for 3 months and about -1.07% for the past 30 days. [Full Article...]

Poor sleep may add three-centimetres to your waistline, says study

Poor sleep may add three-centimetres to your waistline, says study After the results were adjusting for age, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and smoking status, each additional hour of sleep per night was associated with a 0.3-inch reduction in waist circumference and a almost half a point decrease in BMI . [Full Article...]

Pulitizer-winning playwright and actor Sam Shepard dies

Pulitizer-winning playwright and actor Sam Shepard dies Shepard was also a renowned actor and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Chuck Yeasayer in 1983's The Right Stuff . He was known as an acclaimed character actor rather than an A-lister, a route he chose early in his career. "I was turning down things like Warren Beatty's Reds, that part of Eugene O'Neill [played by Jack Nicholson]". [Full Article...]

Scientists edit genes of human embryos for first time in US

Scientists edit genes of human embryos for first time in US The research, done at Oregon Health and Science University, involved technology called "Crispr". American scientists have been jealous of Chinese rivals who have used CRISPR gene-editing techniques on human embryos. It's believed the team experimented on dozens of embryos donated from fathers with known inherited diseases and they were edited nearly at the moment of fertilization so that the tea... [Full Article...]

Charlie Gard's parents to create foundation in his memory

Charlie Gard's parents to create foundation in his memory Vice President Pence tweeted and posted on Facebook his sadness at the death of Charlie Gard , the British baby who was taken off life support after a lengthy battle over whether his parents or hospital could determine his course of care. [Full Article...]

NHS to recruit 21000 Mental Health workers in England

NHS to recruit 21000 Mental Health workers in England However, a health body has questioned whether enough people could be trained in such time, and if there are the resources to do so. But Janet Davies, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing , said the government's plans did not add up . [Full Article...]

Sensex, Nifty at record-high; IndiGo in focus

Sensex, Nifty at record-high; IndiGo in focus The wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by 62.60 points or 0.63 percent to close at 10,077.10 points (at 3.30 p.m.). The benchmark Nifty today climbed to a fresh high of 10,043 and the Sensex surged over 133 points in the opening session, underpinned by a strong dose of better-than-expected corporate earnings. [Full Article...]

Patna High Court dismisses petitions against new Nitish government formation

Patna High Court dismisses petitions against new Nitish government formation Lalu Prasad also proved himself to be a sort of blackmailer when he kept quiet on alleged murder charges against Nitish Kumar so far as the latter did not raise the issue of charges against Tejashwi Yadav . Speaking at a press conference in Patna for the first time since JD (U) joined hands with BJP to form a government in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar defended his decision to split from ... [Full Article...]

9-year-old boy singing Whitney Houston song becomes internet star

9-year-old boy singing Whitney Houston song becomes internet star Dane's mother Danna Miller told news website Click2Houston the family had watched a documentary on Houston, and Dane had begun downloading some of her songs. But when Dane Miller sang it, more than five million people watched it. He said he would "put up more videos ", when asked about what he planned on doing about his new-found-fame. [Full Article...]

Tollywood drugs case: Actor Tanish's SIT interrogation ends

Tollywood drugs case: Actor Tanish's SIT interrogation ends The actor reached Abkari Bhavan, the office of the Prohibition and Excise Department, at 10 a.m and the questioning which started around 10.30 a.m. continued for nearly four hours. Some disturbing facts were revealed in the investigations about the use of drugs by schools and college students, a senior excise official said. Along with the actor, two other persons Syed Younus and Taubeer Ahmed were... [Full Article...]

High court ruling on juvenile lifers hasn't impacted Indiana

High court ruling on juvenile lifers hasn't impacted Indiana Supreme Court in 2016 applied its ban on no-parole sentences for minors retroactively, and said that all but the rare irredeemable juvenile offender should have a chance at parole one day. An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is pending. "These are not partisan issues". Iowa is among the most aggressive states in curtailing lengthy prison terms for juveniles due to Iowa Supreme Court rulings. [Full Article...]

Susan Collins Talks Healthcare on CNN State of the Union

Susan Collins Talks Healthcare on CNN State of the Union President Trump has expressed a desire to revive Republican efforts to repeal and replace former President Obama's signature healthcare law this weekend. As I said, I really think that the health care bill, and I think a series of bills will be in our court now. 'He's going to make that decision this week, and that's the decision that only he can make, ' she said of cutting off funding for th... [Full Article...]

US Proposed Cuts in Cigarette Nicotine Levels

US Proposed Cuts in Cigarette Nicotine Levels In an effort to curb addiction, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aiming to lower the amount of nicotine allowed in cigarettes. The FDA cannot reduce nicotine levels to zero, nor can it ban cigarettes. Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, said the FDA's proposal "represents a bold and comprehensive vision with the potential to accelerate progress in reducing to... [Full Article...]

John Cena says goodbye to the Joe Louis Arena

John Cena says goodbye to the Joe Louis Arena That match closed the first half of the show. Following the main event, Cena took grabbed the microphone to bid farewell to the arena where he had his first pay-per-view match 15 years ago. The following evening after the Rumble, Samoa Joe made his RAW debut in brutal fashion, laying waste to Seth Rollins, legitimately injuring "The Architect's" knee. [Full Article...]

Sperm count drop could make humans extinct - study reveals

Sperm count drop could make humans extinct - study reveals Researchers assessing the results of almost 200 separate studies say sperm counts among men from these areas seem to have halved in less than 40 years. Taken together these factors may have created a false view of falling sperm counts . Although the researchers admit there might be a small deficiency in their study, Prof. [Full Article...]


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