Thursday, 28 August 2014

Brave Birchs From Bentilee Diagnose Daughter's Cancer on Google

Twenty three-year-old, Michelle Birch of Kendal Grove, Bentilee, a young mother diagnosed her four-year-old daughter's blood cancer using the internet after a doctor dismissed her illness as an ear infection. Little Alia-Grace Birch is facing the fight of her life and will need at least two years of intensive treatment after being diagnosed with blood cancer last month. Michelle first noticed something was seriously wrong when the toddler's nursery teachers ...

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OncoMed says FDA lifts partial hold on cancer drug trials

(Reuters) - OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted a partial hold on patient enrolments for three trials testing its experimental cancer drug, vantictumab.


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Prejudice in China Faced Head-On by Uighur Entrepreneur

Uighur entrepreneur Abdulhabir Muhammad initially conceals his proud ethnic identity from his Chinese clients although he is ambitious and apolitical. "After I solve everything I will tell them, 'Hey, I'm a Uighur, I'm from Xinjiang,'" he says, revelling in their astonishment even while poignantly aware of the prejudice it implies. Violence is escalating in and beyond Xinjiang, the mostly Muslim Uighurs' homeland, blamed by the government on separatist ...

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OncoMed says FDA lifts partial hold on cancer drug trials

(Reuters) - OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted a partial hold on patient enrolments for three trials testing its experimental cancer drug, vantictumab. Enrolment of new patients is expected to resume in the next few weeks pending revised trial protocol approvals, the company said. OncoMed is developing the drug in collaboration with Germany's Bayer AG. Oncomed had voluntarily halted enrollments in June as a "precautionary measure", after reports that two of its drugs, vantictumab and OMP-54F28, were causing mild-to-moderate bone-related side effects. ... via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

103-Year-Old Japanese Man Challenges World's Fastest Man

A twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter, who is nearing his 104th birthday, has thrown down the challenge to the world's fastest man Usain Bolt. Hidekichi Miyazaki -- who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed 'Golden Bolt' after the Jamaican flyer -- plans to wait another five years for his dream race and was happy to reveal his secret weapon: his daughter's tangerine jam. "I'd love to race Bolt," the wispy-haired ...

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Midland Tot's Swearing Video During the Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Viral

A emMidland /emtot has become an unlikely internet sensation after using the curse word during the ice bucket challenge. Three-year-old Scarlett-Rose Davis begged her grandparents to let her take part in the challenge, which is currently taking the world by storm in aid of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). But the girl's grandmother, Carla Davis-Ball, said she 'could have died' when the tot blurted out 'f***ing hell' after the ...

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Process of Registering Marijuana Growers Starts in Uruguay

Only a handful of Uruguayans had registered by midday on Wednesday to be private growers of marijuana. Uruguay is the first country to fully legalize the production, sale and distribution of the drug. Under a controversial law passed last December, marijuana users who sign up for a national register are allowed to grow cannabis, buy it at a pharmacy or join a distribution club. On the first day of registration for private growers, 10 people had signed ...

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