Medical

Big Tick Season in the Northern Plains

Big Tick Season in the Northern Plains Rupp says ticks carry illnesses ranging from Lyme disease to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever . "However, these are less common" and most aren't found in Virginia". It's not only a human issue - ticks can also negatively impact the lives of pets like dogs, cats and horses. Students will learn how to identify ticks, the procedures for safe removal, and the best practices for protection from ticks. [Full Article...]

Police declare incidents on and near London Bridge 'terrorist incidents'

Hundreds of gunmen loyal to the Islamic State (IS) are battling airstrikes, artillery and ground forces in Marawi . Shortly after the violence erupted Duterte imposed martial law across Mindanao, home to 20-million people, to quell what he said was an IS bid to establish a base in the Philippines . [Full Article...]

China rejects 'irresponsible' US remarks on S China Sea

China rejects 'irresponsible' US remarks on S China Sea Visiting Australia with Defense Secretary James Mattis on Sunday, the USA top diplomat Tillerson sought to reassure Canberra of the long-standing alliance with Washington. At the meantime, Washington stepped up its calls to China to take greater responsibility for containing its defiant ally, calling North Korea a " clear and present danger " to the US. [Full Article...]

Hype Over a New Cancer Drug Has Its Company's Stock Spiking

Men with multiple copies of the gene responded much less well than otherwise to the targeted therapies abiraterone and enzalutamide - now standard treatment for advanced prostate cancer . Tendler estimated that around 50,000 men a year in developed countries outside of the United States are initially diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer . [Full Article...]

N.Korea rejects S.Korea group's offer for malaria help

N.Korea rejects S.Korea group's offer for malaria help North Korea has continued to develop and test nuclear and ballistic missiles despite several sanctions imposed on it from the United Nations. Mattis also called on China to stop placing military equipment on islands and other land features in the East and South China Seas that are also claimed by other nations and sit in what the US considers global waters crucial to commerce. [Full Article...]

No victor in Saturday Powerball drawing, jackpot reaches $375M

No victor in Saturday Powerball drawing, jackpot reaches $375M The Smith Family of Trenton were the last Powerball jackpot winners from New Jersey. Powerball is held in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day. For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site , which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games. [Full Article...]

Childhood Cancer Survivors Now Living Healthier Lives

Childhood Cancer Survivors Now Living Healthier Lives Gibson and colleagues found that treatment modifications that extended survival for childhood cancer survivors during the past decades also reduced incidence of serious chronic disease in these individuals later in life. He reviewed the findings and agreed that recent efforts to make treatments less toxic have helped. Gibson, who presented the study findings at the meeting, said in contrast, t... [Full Article...]

AZ' Lynparza cuts risk of breast cancer progression

AZ' Lynparza cuts risk of breast cancer progression Olaparib (Lynparza ) can give women living with BRCA-mutated advanced breast cancer significant extra time before their disease progresses, the study found. An earlier study led by Domchek and colleagues resulted in the first FDA approval of olaparib in 2014 for patients with pretreated BRCA1/2 associated ovarian cancer. [Full Article...]


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