Cervical Cancer Could Be Eliminated In 149 Countries By 2100

With Australia on its way to becoming the first country in the world to eradicate cervical cancer, a new study suggests that by the end of the century, the disease could be wiped out in 82 percent of countries across the globe. To achieve this exciting goal, we will need to rapidly expand two very important methods used to prevent cervical cancer – the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and HPV-based cervical screening, which detects pre-cancers that can then be treated. The researchers used computer modeling to study 181 countries, published their findings in The Lancet Oncology. Nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by HPV, a group of over 150 viruses that are transmitted during sex. The majority of …

Will universities go bust if fees are cut?

Are universities really in financial difficulty? What makes universities really nervous is that a reduction in fees will not be replaced by direct funding from the government. Even if funding is promised, it will make universities dependent on the goodwill of politicians, competing with other spending pressures, such as health and schools. Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency There are a finite number of students – and if some universities take an ever-rising number, others will be left starved of fee income. Sir Anthony attacks a “greedy cohort” for threatening the higher education “eco-system”. Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show some universities have piled on extra students, while others have shrunk. Universities with decreasing undergraduate student numbers between 2007-08 …

Family of pregnant IS teen plead for return

The teenager was found last week in a Syrian refugee camp by a reporter from the Times and on Wednesday told how she had escaped from Baghuz – IS’s last stronghold in eastern Syria. In the second instalment of her interview with the Times on Saturday, Ms Begum asked: “What do you think will happen to my child? “Because I don’t want it to be taken away from me, or at least if it is, to be given to my family.” She added she had been taken to hospital because of contractions after arriving at the camp, which meant she could give birth “any day”. Ms Begum told the newspaper she knew returning to the UK “wouldn’t be a quiet …

Plastic Contaminants Found Inside Eggs Of Seabirds In Remote Arctic Wilderness

Welcome to the Anthropocene: an age where the footprints of the industrialized world have trampled over every corner of the natural world – even inside bird eggs from one of the world’s most isolated wildernesses. Researchers have recently detailed the discovery of phthalates, hormone-disrupting chemicals used in plastic production, within the eggs of northern fulmars in the remote stretches of the Canadian Arctic, The Times reports. Speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Washington DC this weekend, scientists from the Canadian Wildlife Service explained that the chemicals are believed to have leached in from plastic debris that the birds ingested while hunting for fish. The contaminants then made their way into the bloodstream of the …

Who’s running for president in 2020? Growing field of candidates join race for Democratic nod

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker announced his bid for the presidency on Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., jumped into the 2020 race on Feb. 1, vowing to unite what he considers a currently divided nation. “I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can put food on the table; where there are good-paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood; where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame,” Booker said in a campaign video, subtly jabbing at President Donald …

Dont Get Under The Table: Teacher Shares Tips On Staying Alive If An Active Shooter Is Nearby

Americans of an earlier generation will probably remember the ‘duck and cover’ type of safety drills at school, a somewhat optimistic protection measure in the event of an atomic explosion. While the threat of nuclear annihilation has subsided somewhat, many residents of the ‘land of the free’ still live with a nagging undercurrent of fear, highlighted by this Twitter thread by “V” ( “I received active shooter training at work today that I feel will save my life in the unfortunate (and likely) event that someone will open fire in public so I’m gonna share my takeaways. Some stuff is obvious, the rest might not be,” she wrote. lareinavicc After being taken to task for her “and likely” comment, she …

20 Unusual Things That Famous People Did

Stars shine brightly and beautifully from afar. But once you get closer… It could get pretty unbearable. The same thing could be said to some of the most iconic creative geniuses that have ever lived on this planet. Some of them were really odd, some of them were quite adorable, but some of them were so tragically bizarre that you could simply be grateful that you’re not neighbors with people like the French composer Erik Satie, or the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo. It’s easy to say why after you get to know their peculiar character traits, that made them really unique and bizarre. #1 Stanley Kubrick And His Soft Side The notoriously rigorous perfectionist Stanley Kubrick is the man behind …

IS runaway teen ‘could be prosecuted in UK’

In her interview with the newspaper, Ms Begum, who married an IS fighter, showed little remorse for her involvement with the terror group, saying she was not fazed by seeing “beheaded heads” in bins. “I don’t regret coming here,” she told Times journalist Anthony Loyd, who found her in the camp. “I’m not the same silly little 15-year-old schoolgirl who ran away from Bethnal Green four years ago.” Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAnthony Loyd of the Times describes how he found Shamima Begum in a Syrian refugee camp “The caliphate is over. There was so much oppression and corruption that I don’t think they deserved victory,” she said. “I just want to come home to have …

Visited This Museum Recently? You May Have Been Exposed To Radiation

For nearly two decades, visitors to the Grand Canyon Museum Collection may have been unknowingly exposed to unsafe levels of radiation, according to a new report by the Arizona Republic.  A “rogue” email sent on February 4 by the park’s safety, health, and wellness manager Elston Stephenson alleges nothing was done to warn visitors or workers of previous exposure to unsafe levels of radiation after three 5-gallon buckets containing uranium ore were found (and subsequently removed) by federal officials from the collections museum. In the email, the manager alleges the cover-up was a “top management failure”, further warning of possible health consequences from the radiation exposure. “If you were in the Museum Collections Building (2C) between the year 2000 and June 18, …

School threat system fields thousands of tips in first month

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A threat reporting system now required for all Pennsylvania schools fielded more than 4,900 tips in its first month, about a third of them considered serious enough to pass along to local police and school officials. The goal of the Safe 2 Say Something program, which funnels tips to an around-the-clock call center at the attorney general’s headquarters in Harrisburg, is to respond to troubling behavior, unsafe school situations and anything else tipsters deems appropriate to report. The program passed the Legislature with near unanimity last year, mandating it encompass all K-12 students in Pennsylvania, including charter, private and vocational-technical schools. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : …

My 30 Uplifting Illustrations To Help You Focus On Self Love

#1 This applies to both romantic and platonic relationships! #3 Don’t feel ashamed about feeling the need to spend time hiding away from the world – take the time you need to rest and repair #5 Society as lead us to believe that our ultimate goal is to be beautiful because according to the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy beauty = value. Beauty standards exist, they are narrow and limited, some people fall into the category of what is considered “beautiful” and some don’t. The truth is we don’t need to be beautiful!!! It’s not the most important in life – we are so much more than that. Let us be weird, ugly, gross, have bad taste. It doesn’t mean we’re …

Policing on my own ‘left me with PTSD’

The survey also found: 79% of officers have experienced feelings of stress and anxiety in the previous 12 months, with 94% of those saying their job made it worse Almost every officer has been exposed to at least one traumatic experience in their career, with 61.7% suffering at least one in the last 12 months 43.9% reported they viewed their job as very or extremely stressful, up from 38.6% in 2016 PC Johnson’s confrontation with that knifeman two years ago utterly changed him as a person. “I was off [work] for only three weeks, but later suffered from mood swings, short temper and lack of sleep,” he said. “I eventually sought help and was diagnosed with PTSD. I have received …

FDA Vows To Strengthen Oversight Of Multibillion-Dollar Dietary Supplement Industry

Describing the move as “one of the most significant modernizations of dietary supplement regulation and oversight in more than 25 years,” the agency said this week that it’s rolling out a multi-prong plan aimed at protecting the public from potentially “unsafe and unlawful products.” with little federal supervision.  not authorized to review dietary supplements for safety and efficacy before they are marketed. The agency only has the authority to stop the sale of a supplement if it can prove the product is dangerous. But with tens of thousands of products on the market today, many of which are sold online, the agency has conceded just how challenging this task can be.  FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Monday, announcing the agency’s …

Gene therapy first to ‘halt’ blindness

The treatment was carried out under local anaesthetic last month at Oxford Eye Hospital by Robert MacLaren, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Oxford. He told BBC news: “A genetic treatment administered early on to preserve vision in patients who would otherwise lose their sight would be a tremendous breakthrough in ophthalmology and certainly something I hope to see in the near future.” Mrs Osborne, 80, is the first of 10 patients with AMD taking part in a trial of the gene therapy treatment, manufactured by Gyroscope Therapeutics, funded by Syncona, the Wellcome Trust founded investment firm. What is AMD? The macula is part of the retina and responsible for central vision and fine detail. In age-related macular degeneration, …

Arrest over mental health centre blaze

‘Sacrifice part of building’ The force said 11 occupants and staff were evacuated from the centre, in Plantation Lane, Mile Oak. Crews from Staffordshire, West Midlands and Warwickshire fire services were called to the scene. A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said there was “quite a lot of the building involved” in the blaze. “We’re trying to sacrifice part of the building and let that burn to prevent it from spreading to the rest of the hospital,” he said. Christopher Pincher, the Conservative MP for Tamworth, tweeted that he was “very concerned” by the fire. Image Copyright @ChrisPincher @ChrisPincher Related Topics NHS Tamworth Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

The Female Reproductive System Is Like An Obstacle Course For Sperm

It ain’t easy being a sperm. Each load of semen in humans contains between 60 million to 100 million sperm – but there’s only one mature egg per cycle. To weed out the weak sperm and source only the best-of-the-best, the female reproductive tract is essentially an assault course, rigged with obstacles and booby traps. Ultimately, there can be only one winner.  Reporting in the journal Science Advances, scientists at Cornell University in New York have detailed how sperm navigate the structure of the female reproductive tract. They discovered a series of microchannels and tight spots (also called strictures) inside the female reproductive tract that were developed to encourage fierce competition between sperm, ensuring only the most nimble and able make it to …