Scientists develop new device to detect complicated prostate cancer

Scientists develop new device to detect complicated prostate cancer

Washington D.C [US], Dec. 3 : A recent research demonstrates that a novel imaging agent can quickly and accurately detect metastasis of prostate cancer, even in areas where detection has previously been difficult.

Published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, the Phase 1 dose-escalation study of Zr-89-desferrioxamine-IAB2M (Zr-89-Df-IAB2M), an anti-PSMA (prostate-specific membrane antigen) minibody, in patients with metastatic prostate cancer shows its effectiveness in targeting both bone and soft tissue lesions.

"This agent is imaged faster than other PSMA-targeting imaging antibodies due to its small size and has been shown to be safe for patients," explained lead researcher Neeta Pandit-Taskar.

Amy Schumer to play title role in upcoming 'Barbie' live-action

Amy Schumer to play title role in upcoming 'Barbie' live-action

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 3 : Amy Schumer is reportedly in negotiations to play Barbie in a Sony's live-action film that will exploit the character's evolution into dolls of different sizes and shapes.

According to Deadline, the 35-year-old comedienne, who is known for embracing all women and encouraging their imperfections, will play a character who gets kicked out of Barbieland, basically because she's not perfect enough, is a bit eccentric and doesn't quite fit the mold.

After leaving Barbieland, Schumer's Barbie ends up in the real world and makes all types of new discoveries, causing her to realize the only key to happiness is to love yourself and stop trying to climb toward an unattainable standard of perfection.

Hearing loss caused by chemotherapy can now be prevented

Hearing loss caused by chemotherapy can now be prevented

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 3 : In first of its kind study, researchers have developed a new treatment that can prevent chemotherapy-induced hearing loss to about half in kids and adolescents with cancer.

The results of the study have been published in Lancet Oncology.

The study found that the greatest benefit was seen in children younger than 5 years of age, who are most susceptible to, and also most affected by, cisplatin-induced hearing loss.

Investigators from Children's Hospital Los Angeles and 37 other Children's Oncology Group hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have determined that sodium thiosulfate prevents cisplatin-induced hearing loss in children and adolescents with cancer.

John Cena, Casey Affleck to join 'Saturday Night Live' final hosts of 2016

John Cena, Casey Affleck to join 'Saturday Night Live' final hosts of 2016

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 3 : 'Saturday Night Live' recently added more heavy-hitters to the list of hosts for the closing episodes in 2016.

The official 'SNL' Twitter account recently announced that the final three hosts for 2016 will be Emma Stone, John Cena, and Casey Affleck while Shawn Mendes, Marren Morris and Chance the Rapper will also accompany the stars during their hosting duties.

While this will mark Stone's third time hosting the show, both Cena and Affleck are newcomers to the improv comedy series.

The 'La La Land' actress is set to host December 3 with musical guest Mendes.

Smith criticises Maxwell for `disrespectful` comments about Wade

Smith criticises Maxwell for `disrespectful` comments about Wade

Sydney [Australia], Dec. 3 : Australian skipper Steve Smith has criticised Glenn Maxwell for his comments about Mathew Wade, dubbing them as "very disrespectful" and the mercurial all-rounder has been fined an undisclosed amount by the team leadership group.

Maxwell had earlier this week expressed his disappointment with the fact that he is forced to bat below Wade in this year Victoria's Sheffield Shield side, saying it is" a little bit painful at times."

As captain of Bushrangers, the batting order is Wade's domain and as he is now back in the Test side, Maxwell's future remains decidedly uncertain, despite his fantastic first-class record.

Research highlights association between psychological well-being and physical activity in older adults

Research highlights association between psychological well-being and physical

WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 3 : A recent research published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, showed associations between psychological well-being and physical activity in adults aged 50 and older.

"Researchers have long studied how physical activity can lead to improved mood and feelings of well-being," said Julia Boehm.

Adding, "however, less well understood is whether being happy and optimistic might actually encourage a person to be physically active."

Physical activity is a key health behavior linked to better physical and mental functioning, as well as reduced risk of the leading causes of death including cancer and heart disease.

Further, psychological well-being is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline, and mortality.

Free of cost Artificial Limb distribution camp on 'World Disability Day'

Free of cost Artificial Limb distribution camp on 'World Disability Day'

New Delhi [India], Dec. 3 : On the World Disability Day, Narayan Seva Sansthan- a charitable organization that runs one of the largest charitable hospitals in the country for Specially-abled people, in particular polio and by birth disabled, is organising an Free of cost Artificial Limb Donation Camp.

The press conference was held on December 1, at Press Club of India in the national capital, to generate awareness about the camp and the aids that are being provided.

The camp is to be held on December 3, in which 101 aid including 51 artificial limbs and tri-cycles, wheel chairs & crutches and much more will be distributed.

App launched to protect breastfeeding, monitor violations of the IMS Act

App launched to protect breastfeeding, monitor violations of the IMS Act

New Delhi [India], Dec. 3 : Study says that more than 14 million babies in India risk their health as baby food companies flout laws and continue promoting their products in the market.

According to breastfeeding protection watchdog, Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI), baby food industry has allegedly violated the IMS Act at least 54 times if not more between 2008 and 2016 before being brought it to the attention of the government regulatory authorities.

Hence, a mobile app to protect breastfeeding, was jointly launched by Jual Oram, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, A.V. Swamy, Member of Parliament, and Arun Kumar Panda, Additional Secretary, Health and Family Welfare and Mission Director, NHM, Government of India.

Coastal indigenous consume 15 times more seafood than non-indigenous people

Coastal indigenous consume 15 times more seafood than non-indigenous people

WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 3 : According to a recent research conducted at the University of Columbia, coastal Indigenous people eat on average 15 times more seafood per person than non-Indigenous people in the same country.

Published in the journal PLOS one, the findings highlight the need to consider food sovereignty and cultural identity as part of fisheries policy and Indigenous human rights.

In the first global-scale analysis of its kind, the study estimated that coastal Indigenous people consume 74 kilograms of seafood per capita, compared to the global average of 19 kilograms.

"This global database shows the scale and significance of seafood consumption by Indigenous people," said lead author Andres Cisneros-Montemayor.

Halle Berry `feels good' to use her 'powers' to help people

Halle Berry `feels good' to use her 'powers' to help people

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 3 : To generate funds for charities dedicated to women's health issues, Revlon recently kicked off an annual event where Halle Berry expressed that she felt good to use her "powers for good."

At the ' 2nd Annual Revlon Love Is On Million Dollar Challenge' at The Glasshouses in New York City, the 50-year-old star, alongside Revlon CEO Fabian Garcia, awarded ' Cancer Research Institute' one million dollars, reports E! Online.

"It feels good. It feels good to help people in need. It feels good to use any power that you have, any celebrity that I've garnered over my years in the business, it feels good to be able to use that," she said in a statement.

"To use my powers for good. It feels good," she quipped.

Love and kindness will create harmony: Lady Gaga denounces 'celebrity and fame'

Love and kindness will create harmony: Lady Gaga denounces 'celebrity and fame'

London [UK], Dec. 3 : Lady Gaga reminded her London fans that kindness is more important than fame as she promoted her new album 'Joanne' on the roof of one of Britain's biggest shopping centres.

The 30-year-old singer, who has an estimated net worth of more than 250 million dollars, performed for an audience of competition winners at Westfield shopping centre in west London, where she denounced the evils of money and fame, The Guardian reports.

"Money has been put on a pedestal, beauty has been put on a pedestal, celebrity has been put on a pedestal. I have travelled the world and seen the happiest people in the poorest parts of the world. Their values are intact," she began.

`Kaabil` vs `Raees`! Hrithik's flick preponed

`Kaabil` vs `Raees`! Hrithik's flick preponed

New Delhi [India], Dec.03 : Year 2017 was all set to witness the biggest clash in the very first month as Hrithik Roshan's 'Kaabil' and Shah Rukh Khan's 'Raees' were slated to release on January 26.

However, the clash has been averted, so to say, as Hrithik and Yami Gautam starrer flick is now going to release on January 25.

Film critic Taran Adarsh took to his Twitter account to share the news.

"#Kaabil and # Raees won't clash on *same day*... Rakesh Roshan to release #Kaabil *one day earlier* - 25 Jan 2017 - from 6 pm onwards," he wrote.

How will a one day gap affect the box office collections of Rakesh Roshan's production, let's wait and watch! (ANI)

`Sprint King` Bolt scoops record sixth IAAF Athlete of Year award

`Sprint King` Bolt scoops record sixth IAAF Athlete of Year award

Monaco [France], Dec. 3 : Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who is set to retire after the World Championships in London next year, has been named the IAAF Male World Athlete of the Year, thereby lifting the coveted prize for a record sixth time.

The 30-year-old, who won the award five times between 2008 and 2013, was announced as the winner at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2016 at the Sporting Monte Carlo here last evening.

Usain recently created an unprecedented record, a triple treble by bagging gold in 100 metres, 200m and 4x100m relay for the third successive Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The Sprint King, who also won gold in all three relays in Beijing 2008 and London Olympics 2012, bid farewell to Olympics with nine sprints Gold medals to his name.

E-commerce portals, Baby food industry unethically market hazardously formula to mothers: Study

E-commerce portals, Baby food industry unethically market hazardously formula

New Delhi [India], Dec. 3 : Study says that more than 14 million babies in India risk their health as baby food companies flout laws and continue promoting their products in the market.

According to breastfeeding protection watchdog, Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI), baby food industry has allegedly violated the IMS Act at least 54 times if not more between 2008 and 2016 before being brought it to the attention of the government regulatory authorities.

Promotion of any kind for 0-2 years of age of children of baby foods and feeding bottles, including advertisements, inducements on sales, pecuniary benefits to doctors or their associations including sponsorship is banned under the IMS Act.

#JollyLLB2: Ready to meet this `Jolly good fellow`?

#JollyLLB2: Ready to meet this `Jolly good fellow`?

New Delhi [India], Dec.03 : Akshay Kumar is seen here with an infectious grin on his face, carrying off a new look for his upcoming flick 'Jolly LLB 2'.

Khiladi Kumar took to his social media to share the first look poster of Subhash Kumar's movie and wrote alongside, "And here is the first look of #JollyLLB2 as promised. Ready to meet this Jolly good fellow on 10th Feb. 2017."

The poster, which reads 'The State vs Jolly LL.B 2', has the 'jolly good fellow' riding a scooter with a cheerful expression.

Set to release on February 10, the film also features Huma Qureshi, Saurabh Shukla, Arshad Warsi and Annu Kapoor.

On a related note, 'Jolly LLB 2' is a sequel to the 2013 courtroom comedy drama 'Jolly LLB' starring Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani in the lead roles. (ANI)

ISL 2016: FC Pune City hold Atletico de Kolkata to scoreless stalemate

ISL 2016: FC Pune City hold Atletico de Kolkata to scoreless stalemate

Kolkata [India], Dec.3 : Atletico de Kolkata were held to a goalless draw against FC Pune City in their concluding group encounter of the ongoing third edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) at Rabindra Sarobar Stadium here last evening.

Kolkata were the dominant side from start to finish but the hosts could not translate their superiority into goals against the visitors, now coached by former coach Antonio Habas.

The draw meant Atletico de Kolkata are placed third on table with 20 points and will play their crucial second-leg semi-final battle away. FC Pune City, on the other hand, were already out of reckoning for a place in semi-finals and ended up with 16 points from 14 matches to finish sixth, only ahead of Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa.

Ashley Graham slams 'plus size' label while landing first 'British Vogue' cover

Ashley Graham slams 'plus size' label while landing first 'British Vogue' cover

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 3 : 28-year-old model Ashley Graham, who recently landed her first cover with the ' British Vogue' for the January issue, has slammed the 'plus size' label that often preceded her name.

After another year of breaking down size barriers and setting milestones in fashion, that attitude has cemented her and the women she represents in an industry that long ignored anyone over a size 12, reports E! Online.

"When we're supposed to be talking about diversity for women, it feels so divisive and purpose-defeating, giving us yet another label," Graham told the magazine.

While she initially made a name for herself in the world of plus size clothing, the reputed body activist wants to do away with the term altogether.

Fog disrupts flights, trains movement

Fog disrupts flights, trains movement

New Delhi [India], Dec. 3 : Foggy conditions in the national capital and its outskirts have hit air and rail traffic on Saturday morning with as many as 81 trains reported running late, 13 cancelled for today and tomorrow and 40 rescheduled.

Nearly nine international and four domestic flights from Delhi have also been delayed due to dense fog, while a Delhi-Lucknow flight was cancelled.

Dense fog, with visibility in Delhi drooping to 400 meters at 5.30 am, has caused delays and cancellations of both flights and trains. (ANI)

Experts fear China's wrath as Trump calls Taiwan Prez

Experts fear China's wrath as Trump calls Taiwan Prez

London [UK], Dec. 3 : Experts have expressed fear of a showdown between China and the United States as President-elect Donald Trump spoke to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen over telephone on Friday.

The call is thought to be the first between the leader of the island and the US President-elect since ties between the United State and Taiwan were severed in 1979, at Beijing's behest, reports the Guardian.

The US closed its embassy in Taiwan - a democratically-ruled island which China considers a breakaway province - in the late 1970s following the historic rapprochement between Beijing and Washington that stemmed from Richard Nixon's 1972 trip to China.

Kanye West celebrates with family post hospitalization

Kanye West celebrates with family post hospitalization

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 2 : Kanye West was recently welcomed back by the Kardashians and the Jenner family with great celebrations after spending a week in a hospital.

The family held a small party at home to celebrate the return of the 39-year-old rapper, who checked out of a hospital after spending more than a week being treated for exhaustion, and also to mark an early first birthday for West and wife Kim Kardashian's son Saint West, who will turn 1 next week, reports E! Online.

A source said that the group enjoyed cake and doughnuts.

Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner all posted photos of a large display of blue and silver balloons inside the couple's Bel-Air house.

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