first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Monday, February 6, 2017 Tags: Qatar Airways DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar Airways has launched the world’s longest scheduled commercial airline route with the arrival of its flight from Doha to Auckland, New Zealand.The Gulf carrier said flight QR920 touched down in Auckland early on Monday after covering a distance of 14,535 kilometres, or 9,032 miles.That is the furthest distance between any two cities linked by direct flights.Qatar Airways’ rival Emirates previously held the record for its route between Dubai and Auckland. That route is more than 300 kilometres shorter.So how long do you think you would be on the plane for? Source: The Associated Press Can you guess the length of the new world’s longest route?last_img read more

first_imgMonday, Aug. 218 to 9 a.m. at Daniel’s Restaurant, 55 E. South Ave. in Hesperia;10 to 11 a.m. at One East Main, 1 E. Main St. in Fremont; andNoon to 1 p.m. at the Newaygo County Building, Board of Commissioners room, 1087 E. Newell St. in White Cloud.             Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant invites residents to attend his upcoming office hours during the month of August.“Being in touch with residents is one of my top priorities,” VanSingel said. “I encourage anyone who has ideas or concerns about our state government to attend my upcoming office hours.”Rep. VanSingel will be available at the following times and locations:Monday, Aug. 149 to 10 a.m. at Iron’s Café, 5408 W. 10 ½ Mile Road in Irons;10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Luther Public Library, 115 State St. in Luther; andNoon to 1 p.m. at the Lake County Building, Board of Commissioners room, 800 10th St. in Baldwin. No appointments are necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. VanSingel’s office at (517) 373-7317 or by email at ScottVanSingel@house.mi.gov. Categories: VanSingel News 07Aug Rep. VanSingel announces August office hourslast_img read more

first_img Source:https://canal.ugr.es/noticia/obesity-and-food-restrictions-proven-to-be-associated-with-less-food-enjoyment/ Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Nov 13 2018Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) belonging to the Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center (CIMCYC, from its name in Spanish) and the Faculty of Business and Economics have proven that adolescents who suffer from obesity feel less food enjoyment than those who have a normal weight. In addition, their work reveals that even trivial restrictions on food intake (that is, temporary diets) are associated with a reduction in pleasure.For this work, published in the journal Food Quality and Preference, a large sample of 552 adolescents between 11 and 17 years old from several high schools in Granada has had their emotional reactions analyzed during the visualization of images of sweet foods.Related StoriesResearchers propose new avenue in the search for anti-obesity drugsSupervised fun, exercise both improve psychosocial health of children with obesityNew technique reduces postoperative deficit of oxygen in the blood in patients with morbid obesityThus, the researchers observed that those adolescents who reported different types of dietary restrictions (different types of diet, dieting very often, skipping breakfast, eating less frequently, etc.), along with those who were obese and those who had unhealthy behaviors unrelated to food (such as smoking or having insufficient sleep), felt less pleasure, attraction and desire to eat the highly palatable foods they were looking at (images of sweets, donuts, ice‑creams, chocolate crêpes, etc.).As explained by Laura Miccoli, main author of this study, “adolescence, typically associated with greater body dissatisfaction, is a key stage for the development of risky eating behaviors, related both to uncontrolled restrictions on food intake -which may lead to to the development of eating disorders- and with the stabilization of overweight and obesity.” Hence the importance of studies that approach both food‑related disorders from an integrative perspective.A pioneering studyNot in vain, the research led by the UGR is the first study that has examined the adolescents’ emotions toward sweet food cues based on a constellation of risk behaviors, related to both obesity and eating disorders.In the light of the results obtained, the UGR scientists point out that those adolescents who feel more pleasure or enjoyment when eating “have a healthy relationship with food, and this pleasure may be a possible protective factor against eating and weight‑related disorders.”Therefore, “consistent with recent prevention strategies, it is important to change the perspective on the enjoyment of food with respect to the prevention of obesity, banishing the idea that we should avoid the pleasure of eating. On the contrary: we should take advantage of it, and make food enjoyment -the ‘slow food movement’- a tool for healthy eating,” Miccoli points out.last_img read more

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Mar 20 2019Next-generation sequencing of tumor DNA from patients with colorectal cancer revealed genetic alterations that were linked to different survival and treatment outcomes in an analysis led by a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher.The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, could help define strategies to more effectively treat colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.”This is an example of precision oncology, where using genetics, we are able to stratify tumor types that we once believed were homogeneous, and to identify new patient subgroups that might benefit from tailored therapies,” said UNC Lineberger’s Federico Innocenti, MD, PhD, associate professor in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics.For the study, researchers analyzed mutations in tumors of 843 patients who participated in a phase III clinical trial. The trial compared treatment with chemotherapy plus either bevacizumab or cetuximab – regimens which are now the standard of care for this disease in the advanced stage. The researchers used tumor samples to analyze genetic mutations in the DNA. Then, they examined associations between the mutations and data on patients’ responses to the treatments and survival.One key finding from the analysis was that patients who had a lot of genetic repeats in their tumor DNA – known as microsatellite instability – had longer survival when treated with bevacizumab compared to patients treated with cetuximab.”This finding has important potential implications for treatment of patients with microsatellite instability – a subgroup that represented about 7 percent of patients in our study,” Innocenti said.Related StoriesSugary drinks linked to cancer finds studyBacteria in the birth canal linked to lower risk of ovarian cancerStudy reveals link between inflammatory diet and colorectal cancer riskAnother key finding was that patients with tumors that had more genetic variation, which they called high tumor mutational burden, lived longer than patients who had tumors with less variation. The level of tumor mutational burden defines a new subgroup of patients with better prognosis, Innocenti reported.Studies are ongoing in Innocenti’s lab to try to understand the role of the body’s immune system in contributing to the finding. Researchers want to know if these patients with higher tumor mutational burden will be more responsive to treatments that work by unlocking the immune system against cancer.”It is crucial to define which patients could be responsive to immunotherapy in this setting, and this study shows the first promising evidence to do so,” Innocenti said.The study also confirmed findings previously made for patients who had mutations in the BRAF gene in their tumors. They found these patients had worse survival compared to patients who didn’t. Median survival for patients with the mutation was 13.5 months, compared to 30.6 months in patients without mutations.”This mutation was a very strong negative prognostic factor,” Innocenti said. “There was a clear difference in survival.”There was no difference in the study between the different treatment strategies studied in the trial for patients with or without the BRAF mutation. However, Innocenti said the finding confirms these tumors have a different biology and should be treated differently.Additional studies are needed to evaluate and confirm findings with therapeutic implications in patients, Innocenti said. Further research is planned to study additional ways of stratifying patients based on their genetic features to improve outcomes. Source:https://unclineberger.org/news/precision-oncology-insights-revealed-for-colorectal-cancer/last_img read more

first_imgOver 32,000 employees of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking are on strike since last Tuesday   –  Prashant Waydande COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL Protest enters seventh day; over 3,200 buses off the roads RELATED January 14, 2019 Maharashtra SHARE strike Mumbai bus strike enters 6th day Published on COMMENTS Opposition parties on Monday hit out at the BJP and Shiv Sena for the BEST bus strike which entered its seventh day in the metropolis even as an official of the civic-run transport undertaking expressed hope that a High Court hearing later in the day will provide a solution.Over 32,000 employees of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) are on strike since Tuesday last week and 3200-odd buses in its fleet are off the roads.Striking workers are demanding the merger of BEST’s budget with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the former’s parent body, as well as higher wages.Talks over the last week between a State government committee led by the Maharashtra Chief Secretary and striking BEST unions have failed to break the impasse.The Nationalist Congress Party and the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday questioned the motives of the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena alliance and asked why the strike had been allowed to linger on for a week.NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik on Monday said, “BEST strike enters 7th day to promote wet leasing of buses to benefit Shiv Sena leaders. Similar ploy was played in Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses. The Shiv Sena should clarify how many buses belong to their leaders.”He added: “The BJP will also hand over electric supply to their friend Adani. The Shiv Sena and the BJP are holding Mumbaikars to ransom to benefit their leadership.”Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Preeti Sharma Menon, while expressing her party’s support to workers, alleged the State government was “anti-labour”.“We support the demands of the strikers and are shocked that the government is unaffected by the longest BEST strike ever. This government is anti-labour. It had also turned a deaf ear to the MSRTC’s strike last year,” she said.last_img read more

first_img Related News Television channels showed police evacuating residents from flooded homes in rubber boats in some parts of Kathmandu where roads were flooded. Families carrying their belongings on their heads waded through waist-deep water.”We have evacuated more than 150 people and are on the standby for rescue in different areas,” army spokesman Bigyan Dev Pandey said.Officials said the Kosi River in eastern Nepal, which flows into the eastern Indian state of Bihar, had risen above the danger mark.The weather office asked residents to remain alert saying heavy rains were expected to continue through the weekend.The annual monsoon rains, which normally start in June and continue through September often result in casualties in Nepal, a country of 30 million people. (Reporting by Gopal Sharma; Editing by Kevin Liffey) KATHMANDU (Reuters) – More than 20 people have been killed or are missing due to landslides and floods as monsoon rains lashed Nepal, the government said on Friday.Heavy rains since Thursday have hit 20 of Nepal’s 77 districts, in the hills as well as in southern plains.A Home Ministry statement said 15 people had been killed, while six others were missing and 13 were injured as incessant rains caused landslides and triggered flash floods in rivers originating in the Himalayas.In the capital, Kathmandu, three members of a family were killed when the wall of their house collapsed. Nation 11h ago German tourist and tour guide missing in Mulu cave flash floods World 07 Jul 2019 Nepal denies Tibetans’ request to hold Dalai Lama birthday celebrationcenter_img China 9h ago Floods affect 19.91 million people Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more