Research finds improvement in proportion of people surviving years after cancer diagnosis

Research finds improvement in proportion of people surviving years after cancer diagnosis

According to a new study, US cancer survival rates are improving years after a cancer diagnosis.

The researchers analyzed the survival rates of men and women with ages 50 to 64 who were diagnosed with a variety of cancer types in 2005 to 2009.

A research team led by Wei Zheng, the study's senior author from Vanderbilt University in Nashville examined data from a national sample of more than 1 million people.

All these patients were diagnosed with cancer of the colon or rectum, breast, prostate, lung, liver, pancreas or ovary between 1990 and 2010.

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Three Passengers aboard Skywest Airlines Flight fell Unconscious, Forcing Emergency Landing

Three Passengers aboard Skywest Airlines Flight fell Unconscious, Forcing Emergency Landing

Three passengers aboard a SkyWest airlines flight travelling to Connecticut went unconscious on Wednesday forcing an emergency landing on Buffalo, New York.

The flight carrying 75 passengers was on its way to Bradley International Airport in Connecticut when it landed in Buffalo on Wednesday before noon.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that the crew of the Embraer E170 reported a possible pressurization problem on the plane.

AT&T reports Higher than Expected Profits

AT&T reports Higher than Expected Profits

Telecommunications major AT&T on Wednesday reported a higher-than expected earnings. The company also stated that very few of its wireless customers switched to other networks at a rate that was not seen in any first quarter.

The telecommunication company that has been awaiting regulatory approval for its $48.5 billion proposal to buy DirecTV is expecting additional cost savings of more than double than its previous forecast from the deal.

Novartis' net profit jumps in Q1

Novartis' net profit jumps in Q1

On Thursday, Novartis, a Swiss-based pharmaceutical company, reported an enormous jump in first-quarter net profit.

The company's net profit rose to $13.005 billion from $2.968 billion in the year-ago quarter. Profit was boosted by a $10.8 billion gain from transactions with GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Eli Lilly and Co.

Novartis' animal health business was sold to American global pharmaceutical company Lilly. Novartis also bought cancer drugs from British multinational healthcare company GSK and sold its non-flu vaccines business.

Training Parents of Autistic Children can Improve Behaviour in Kids

Training Parents of Autistic Children can Improve Behaviour in Kids

Researchers said that if parents of autistic children are trained, the techniques that professionals use to relate and communicate with the children can be beneficial.

The report in the Journal of the American Medical Association unveiled that when parents will have the needed skills to take care for autistic children they will be in a better position to handle the behavior and communication aspect in which the children face trouble to express their needs or feelings.

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New Achievement in Treatment of Ebola

New Achievement in Treatment of Ebola

The medical experts now for long have been battling against the Ebola disease in order to come up with any cure that could help save lives of those who get infected with the virus.

The latest accomplishment came yesterday from a scientist of the University of Texas. The scientist used a vaccine developed to immunize monkeys against the latest Ebola outbreaks in western Africa. The stain is categorized as the Ebola-Zaire virus or the Makona strain.

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California’s SB277 mandatory Vaccination bill passes Toughest Committee

California’s SB277 mandatory Vaccination bill passes Toughest Committee

On Wednesday, a bill which if passed will make vaccines compulsory for schoolchildren in California has passed its toughest committee. Now, the bill has headed to a panel dominated by lawmakers, who already have shown support to the proposal.

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Gene may Play Role in determining Chances of being Bitten by Mosquitoes

Gene may Play Role in determining Chances of being Bitten by Mosquitoes

An open-access journal PLOS ONE-published research says chances of being bitten by mosquitoes could be associated with our genes.

The researchers said that there is some evidence that pregnancy, larger body mass, alcohol intake and increased carbon dioxide could attract mosquitoes. The researchers have evaluated 37 sets of twins and came to know about an individual's genetically-programmed scent is another factor in attracting mosquitoes.

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No link between autism and vaccines: Study

No link between autism and vaccines: Study

It is thought since long that the vaccines have no link with autism. It has also been found in the latest study on the vaccines that childhood immunizations are not associated with autism. The study has been published in the American Medical Association.

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Mislabeled chemical container leads to death of hundreds of fish at Texas State Aquarium

Mislabeled chemical container leads to death of hundreds of fish at Texas State Aquarium

A mislabeled chemical container has been accounted for the death of 389 fish at the Texas State Aquarium. The deaths happened on April 14 when staff was treating the tank system for a parasite using a chemical. The aquarium's Facebook page on Tuesday posted that staff members mistook the poisonous chemical hydroquinine as an anti-parasite drug trichlorfon.

Hydroquinine is used in film processing, cosmetics and as a stabilizer in paint and motor fuels. They discovered that the chemical had an adverse effect on the animals and killed a total of 389 fish, including sharks.

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