Bone cancer in children begins years before tumour is visible

Bone cancer in children begins years before tumour is visible

Scientists have discovered that some childhood bone cancers start growing years before tumours appear and get diagnosed. Ewing sarcoma is a rare cancer found mainly in bone or soft tissue of young teenagers as they grow, and is the second most commonly diagnosed bone cancer in children and young people. Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) discovered large scale rearrangements in Ewing Sarcomas and other children’s cancers, and showed that these can take years to form in bone or soft tissue. In Ewing sarcoma, two specific…

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This L.A. Mansion Doubled Its Size and Tripled Its Price in Five Years

This L.A. Mansion Doubled Its Size and Tripled Its Price in Five Years

Laurie Cohen and her husband Mark, the founder of Cohen Financial Group, knew they wanted to buy a certain 1930s mansion in Beverly Hills well before it actually came onto the market. The house is on a quiet street in Beverly Hills, overlooking a golf course. Source: William & Williams The house—a longtime residence of actress Ann Rutherford, who died in 2012— sat on a quiet street, directly across from a golf course. “It’s the best street in Beverly Hills,” Laurie Cohen says. “There’s no thoroughfare and, because of the golf course, there’s…

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This year, here’s how you can make your New Year’s fitness resolution and stick to it

This year, here’s how you can make your New Year’s fitness resolution and stick to it

It’s no surprise that many of us pick staying fit as a New Year’s resolution. Here are some simple tips by Arushi Verma, co-founder, FITPASS that will help you stay motivated. Be specific – Getting healthy and fit is a vague goal. So, in the coming year, be specific if you want to lose weight/ inches or you want to gain weight depending on your BMI or you want to bulk up i.e., strengthen your muscles and core. Measurable – Sometimes, adding a number is all you need to achieve your goal…

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SBI Life to launch India’s first billion-dollar IPO in seven years

SBI Life to launch India’s first billion-dollar IPO in seven years

SBI Life Insurance Co will launch next week what will be India’s first billion-dollar initial public offering since 2010, paving the way for a record-setting year for IPOs in the country. SBI Life, a unit of top Indian lender State Bank of India (SBI), will open the share sale to the public on Sept. 20 and close it on Sept. 22, according to a filing. The shares, that will begin trading Oct. 3 will be sold in a price range of 685-700 rupees apiece, raising as much as 84 billion…

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Diet Secrets of People Who Lived For More Than 100 Years

Diet Secrets of People Who Lived For More Than 100 Years

Who wouldn’t want to live up to 100 years and beyond? But in today’s time with the kind of stressful lives we lead, is it really possible? Here are some diet secrets from the world’s people. We can’t vouch for whether nor they’ll work for you, they definitely seem to have worked for them. You must want to steal some tips. Take a cue. 1. World’s oldest person, Emma Morano died at the age of 117 in Italy on 15th April 2017. Born in Britain, she celebrated her 117th birthday last…

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Panjab University: Pay another Rs 25,000 per year if you don’t finish PhD in 6 years

Panjab University: Pay another Rs 25,000 per year if you don’t finish PhD in 6 years

The Panjab University (PU) issued a circular across all departments by which research scholars now have to complete their PhDs in a maximum of six years beyond that they will have to pay Rs 25,000 for each year. Also, the PhDs cannot be extended beyond eight years in case of men and 10 years in women, failing to do so their registration will automatically be cancelled. However, earlier exceptional circumstances condonation beyond eight years used to be considered by the university’s governing bodies on the recommendation of the supervisor and…

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Ten years of career lessons

Ten years of career lessons

Bethesda, Maryland—Todd Pihl has changed jobs so many times that when he was speaking at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) career symposium earlier this month he couldn’t recall exactly how many companies he’s worked at. Four or five, he told the grad student and postdoc attendees, though his LinkedIn profile places him at six. When he spoke at the first such NIH career symposium 10 years ago, he was at a startup that worked with universities to set up career development resources for Ph.D. holders. Later, he founded a…

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Catch up lost sleep after New Year’s Eve

Catch up lost sleep after New Year’s Eve

The run up to the new year with all that partying must have been hectic, leaving you tired and sleep-deprived. If you’re struggling to catch up on rest today, don’t just opt for the usual hot milk and warm bath. Try these other ways that can bring on the Zzzzs… The 4-8-7 trick Sleep therapists advocate this yoga trick. You simply breathe deeply through the left nostril on a count of four, hold that for seven counts and breathe out the air with a sound in eight counts. Experts call…

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After Years of Delay, Climate Talks Face a New Problem: Speed

After Years of Delay, Climate Talks Face a New Problem: Speed

Efforts to build a new global deal to tackle climate change were for many years criticised for moving at a glacial pace. But this week climate negotiators meeting in Morocco find themselves facing an entirely new problem: a deal that, astonishingly, has come into effect more than three years ahead of schedule. The Paris Agreement on climate change, designed to start in 2020, entered into force on Friday, a month after reaching key ratification thresholds. On Sunday, the United Nations said 100 parties – 99 countries and the European Union…

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Delhi smog thickens, 2nd worst in 10 years for Nov

Delhi smog thickens, 2nd worst in 10 years for Nov

Delhi smog thickens, 2nd worst in 10 years for Nov (Photo credit: AFP) The toxic smog choking the capital for the past four days worsened early Thursday morning, with visibility reducing to the second lowest recorded in at least 10 years for November and one monitoring agency showing that the city’s air quality index had again gone off the scale at 500+, a level it had reached a day after Diwali. While calls by experts for emergency measures went unheeded by the government, several schools suspended outdoor activities and urged…

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