The bickering didn’t start until nearly 40 years of marriage.But it soon escalated so much that Doug and Bonnie Main wondered if they’d be married much longer.“She’d put something wrong in the dishwasher and I’d go in and change it. Just anything (started an argument) because we were so on edge,” recalls the 67-year-old Doug Main.“We were fighting a lot. We were wondering if even our marriage was breaking down. And this is just because we’re both anxious about the same thing.”Neither was willing to address the elephant in the room: Bonnie’s health was failing.After decades of heart problems, doctors said it was time to consider a transplant. Last year, the 67-year-old was put on a years-long waiting list and told to stay within three hours of the Ottawa Heart Institute.Doug eagerly stepped in to take on more domestic chores, and that’s when the arguments started.The couple needed help, and they found it last fall in a pilot project at the institute, which focuses on strengthening marriages and romantic partnerships.Healing Hearts Together is an educational program based on the groundbreaking work of Ottawa psychologist Sue Johnson, who says marital strife is a little discussed possible side-effect of serious health problems.“You can give people little booklets to take home when they’ve had a heart attack but the bottom line is, when they go home and they don’t know how to talk to each other and they start having enormous fights, well forget it,” says Johnson, whose book on marital bonds, “Hold Me Tight,” forms the basis of the program.“It makes no sense for us to pour money into giving people leaflets and … not give them anything at all to help them go home with their partner and learn how to face this problem together.”While support services are generally available to patients and caregivers individually, it’s rare to find something geared towards couples, says Johnson, who hopes to make Healing Hearts available to every cardiac program in North America.Johnson says survivors are much less likely to have a heart attack if they are in a strong relationship. The program’s approach to couples therapy has also been adapted to help people with Parkinson’s disease in Tennessee and diabetes in the Netherlands. She’d next like to see it help those with breast cancer.Relationships can change drastically after a traumatic health scare.Psychologist Heather Tulloch notes that patients are often put on new medication and encouraged to exercise, reduce stress and change their diet. It often falls on the spouse to make sure those things happen.“There’s a lot of role changes and testing of identities. And people cope differently,” says Tulloch.She says patients often want to get their affairs in order and worry about the burden placed on their spouse. The spouse, meanwhile, can be wracked by fear their partner will die.Doug Main knows that first hand.“You’re laying in bed and reach over and touch her to see if she’s still breathing. It’s really hard,” he says.“I watch her and say, ‘You sure you should be doing that?’ Because the doctor said don’t let her get over-tired because she has no reserves left in her heart, so you’re constantly (wondering): How far do I let her go? When do I intervene?… And of course I don’t want her to feel like an invalid.”Meanwhile, Bonnie Main felt unable to discuss her health fears freely, knowing that if she cried it would upset Doug even more.But his concern over her health was also hard to take.“I’ve always been one to do a lot — running with the kids here and there and everything — and for him suddenly to want to do the cooking for me and do everything for me, or say, ‘Don’t go up and down the stairs,’ you know, then I really felt confined.”Tulloch says that’s why a program like Healing Hearts is sorely needed.“The goal is to help them work better together, help them communicate better together, enhance that relationship so that if they are coping differently that we can get them back on the same page so that they can manage their health better.”
#10 DeSean Jackson: The Making of a Father’s Dream, the documentary by Jackson’s brother Byron Jackson and Hollywood Director Kern Konwiser will screen Wednesday, July 17 at the Horizon Casino & Resort, during the 24th American Century Celebrity Championship Tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.The multicultural film with universal themes presented by Wright Enterprises and LaHitz Media as an encore of the San Francisco Black Film Festival benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe and the academic arm of SportsRhythms.“There’s a lot of excitement during the Celebrity Golf Tournament; so we are pleased the documentary about DeSean Jackson will be screened to give visibility to the Boys & Girls Club to garner support for their on-going work,” said Jackie Wright, President Wright Enterprises. “It’s also a great opportunity for media and celebrities to find out about the Boys & Girls Club Lake Tahoe Golf Classic, October 17, 2013 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.”The benefit screening demonstrates the power of the entertainment industry to do good in the world,” said Jacquie Taliaferro, San Francisco Filmmaker and founder of LaHitz Media. Invited (unconfirmed) guests include: Ray Allen, Charles Barkley, Jerome Bettis, Chris Chandler, Stephen Curry, David Justice, John Elway, Anthony Anderson, Michael Phelps, Dan Quinn, Ahmad Rashad, Alfonso Ribeiro, Jerry Rice, Mark Rypien, Billy Joe Tolliver, Brian Williams, Gary Williams and other celebrity golfers and media.“Our film is about more than football. The key principles of the documentary can be used to strive for excellence in science and technology, arts, business, and many other disciplines,” said Jackson, a filmmaker and Fox Sports Nets editor. “We are pleased to raise awareness for the Boys & Girls Club.”The Media and Celebrity Screening of “#10 DeSean Jackson: The Making of a Father’s Dream” will be from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Horizon Casino and Resort, 50 Hwy, 50 Stateline, NV 89449. See the Invitation here.
Helen Keller International, a leading global nonprofit dedicated to fighting the causes and consequences of preventable blindness and malnutrition, will celebrate its Centennial Anniversary with the 2015 Spirit of Helen Keller Gala.This special evening will honor Bill and Melinda Gates with the 2015 Spirit of Helen Keller Award for their transformational leadership, efforts in reducing hunger, and focus on empowering women. Dr. David Nabarro will be honored with the 2015 Helen Keller Humanitarian Award in recognition of his tireless efforts to position malnutrition as a central issue within the development dialogue, and to ensure an effective response to the recent Ebola crisis in West Africa.Expected to attend are Honoree Melinda Gates along with Centennial Challenge Chair, Kate Ganz, Gala Co-Chairs, Karin & Henry Barkhorn, Brooks Betts and Desmond G. FitzGerald, Gala Steering Committee, Jennifer A. Buda, Mary Lindley Burton, Mary F. Crawford Dana & Greg Feller, Beverly Orthwein, Bradford Perkins, Bernirene Ramos & James H. Simmons III, Daniel, Carol Sisler, H. Mitchell Watson, Jr. and more…Helen Keller International was founded in November 1915 by a then 35 year old Helen Keller, already a renowned advocate for the disabled, and George Kessler, a wealthy New York City wine merchant who survived the sinking of the Lusitania, to help soldiers blinded during World War I. Today, nearly 300 million people benefit from Helen Keller International’s 180 programs in 21 African and Asian countries, as well as in the United States.Helen Keller International is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. They combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition. Visit www.hki.org for more information.WHEN: Monday, May 18, 2015WHERE: The New York Public Library Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
Rabat- For the first time since rape accusations surfaced against him, Tariq Ramadan’s wife spoke out and claimed that her husband is a “victim of a media’s lynching.” In a video posted on the Facebook page “For the Liberation of Tariq Ramadan”, Iman Ramadan said that “he had full confidence in justice and unfortunately justice wronged him.”She indicated that since he was still being held by police investigators in Paris, his family has been prevented from visiting him or calling him by phone. “I’m not sure right now that he’s receiving a fair and just treatment.” In the opinion of his wife, Ramadan was targeted by the media. “It is enough to just read the press or turn on the TV and think that he’s guilty,” adding that she thinks that “he is unfortunately a victim of this media lynching and political pressure exerted against him.”“There are so many lies at this point that it became unbearable,” his wife said. “ I am torn between reading what the press says about him and hide in my bubble waiting justice to be served.”French police arrested Tariq Ramadan on January 31, after two women filed complaints against him last year, accusing him of rape. The police continue to hold him as “part of a preliminary inquiry” into the rape and assault allegations.The Oxford professor denies the allegations, claiming that they are part of a”campaign of lies launched by [his] adversaries.”Ramadan was accused of rape by author and former Salafi Henda Ayari, who accused him of raping her in 2012 when both attended a congress of the Union of Islamic Organizations of France. Another woman stepped forward shortly thereafter and claimed she was raped by the Swiss scholar in a French hotel in 2009.
TORONTO — CI Financial Corp. (TSX:CIX) has agreed to buy Sentry Investments Corp. in a friendly deal worth about $780 million, adding to its portfolio of mutual funds.CI’s assets under management will rise by 16 per cent to $140 billion when the deal closes, subject to regulatory approvals.The companies say Sentry will remain a standalone brand, offering more than 45 mutual funds to the Canadian market.CI Financial will pay $230 million of the purchase price in cash and the balance in shares.The deal came as CI reported a second-quarter profit of $96.3 million or 37 cents per share, down from $128.6 million or 47 cents per share a year ago.On an adjusted basis, CI earned $141.3 million or 54 cents per share in its latest quarter, up from $128.6 million or 47 cents per share in the same quarter last year.
A large crowd is expected to pack Ian Beddis Gymnasium Tuesday, Jan. 15 when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosts a town hall meeting at Brock University.The public event is the only Ontario stop on the Prime Minister’s cross-country tour, which started last week in Kamloops, B.C. The town halls are free events that allow the Prime Minister to hear directly from communities about building a strong future for Canada.Accessing the event:There is no cost to attend the town hall and no tickets are required, but space is limited to the first 2,000 people.The only public entrance for the event will open at 5 p.m. at the exterior doors leading to South Block (closest to Welch Hall). Anyone from Brock or the wider community hoping to secure a spot at the event is encouraged to line up outside the doors prior to 5 p.m. The event itself starts at 7 p.m.A mandatory coat check will allow those heading into the town hall to store any coats and bags. At 5 p.m., the doors will open and the lineup will follow a queue into Ian Beddis Gymnasium.Water bottles of any kind are not allowed inside the venue; however, fountains and restrooms are available directly outside of the gymnasium.For those unable to attend, the town hall will be streamed live by numerous national television outlets, as well as on the Brock University Facebook page. The livestream will also be aired on television screens in Brock’s Market Hall.Services in the Walker Sports Complex will be limited Tuesday:Ian Beddis Gymnasium will be closed all day. The Zone, running track and fitness studios will all close at 2 p.m. Bob Davis Gymnasium and the Brock pool will close at 3 p.m.After 2 p.m., access to the Walker Complex will only be available from either the west doors near the tennis courts or from the internal hallway leading from Scotiabank Hall near the Computer Commons.Student classroom access:After 2 p.m., students needing access to classrooms in South Block must use the entrance between Welch Hall and David S. Howes Theatre.Access to campus and parking:For anyone working at Brock University or coming onto campus Tuesday afternoon, please note there will be delays and limited parking available, even for permit holders and in paid parking areas.Public transit and carpooling is highly recommended. For those driving to campus in the afternoon, parking staff will be on site to direct vehicles into available lots.From 2 p.m. onward, University Road West will be closed to vehicle traffic.For more information, including parking maps, visit the Brock University website.
A British woman has told of her “15 month trip to hell” after her holiday turned into a nightmare when she was jailed over painkillers.Laura Plummer, 34, landed at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday afternoon and said she thought her “nightmare would never end” when she was held in al-Qanater women’s prison, south of Cairo in Egypt.The shopworker from Hull was sentenced to three years in prison on Boxing Day 2017 for taking 290 Tramadol tablets into the country.Breaking down in tears as she arrived back in the UK, Ms Plummer said: “Words cannot express how delighted I am to be home.”At times I thought this nightmare would never end. What should have been a two-week holiday in the sun turned into a 15-month trip to Hell.”I would like to thank everybody for supporting me throughout this, especially my family.”Ms Plummer was arrested at Hurghada Airport on October 9 2017 when she flew into the Red Sea resort.She claimed she was taking the tablets – which are legal in the UK but banned in Egypt – for her Egyptian partner Omar Caboo, who suffers severe back pain.Her family previously said Ms Plummer had no idea that what she doing was illegal and was just “daft”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Last September, she was refused permission to appeal against her conviction, but was granted early release on Monday after serving a third of her sentence. Karl Turner, Ms Plummer’s local MP, said: “I am delighted for Laura and her family that this terrible ordeal is now coming to an end.”I would like to thank the Foreign Office and particularly minister of state Alistair Burt MP for everything he and officials have done for Laura and her family since this saga begun.”I very much hope that Laura can put this behind her and get on with her life now.”A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: “We are pleased Laura is now able to reunite with her family.”Our staff provided extensive support to Laura and her family during her imprisonment, visiting her regularly to check her welfare, and maintaining close contact with both her family and lawyer.” Ms Plummer, pictured, spent 15 months in prison
ALMOST 50,000 MORE people are in full-time employment than were this time last year according to the Central Statistics Office.The Quarterly National Household Survey for the first quarter of this year shows that there was increase of 46,400 people working full-time compared to 2013. There was however a small drop in part-time employment.The biggest single sectoral increase came in the area of agriculture where there are now 14,400 more employed in that area than last year.Nine of the 14 sectors of the economy measured saw an increase in employment over the course of the last year.The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 12.2 per cent to 12.0 per cent over the quarter after the number of those unemployed was down by 4,500.Long-term unemployment was also down, with those out of work for over a year decreasing from 8.4 per cent to 7.3 per cent in the year to March.Unemployment among men decreased by 12.5 per cent over the year and 10 per cent among women, suggesting the rapid decline in construction job losses has been slowed.Philip O’Sullivan of Investec suggests that the increase in those employed in the agricultural sector may in fact be greater than the figure suggests:The CSO itself notes that “particular caution is warranted” in the interpretation of the trend in the ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ sector due to sample changes, so the headline figures may understate the current rate of growth in total employment having, conversely, potentially overstated it in Q4 2013.Read: Men “hit harder than women by unemployment during recession” >Read: EU employment is struggling, with Ireland below average >
WE’RE ALL WELL aware the country has a not-entirely-healthy relationship with drink.But how does our consumption compare with the rest of the world?Well, there are obviously a few ways of measuring it — the most reliable being the comparative figures supplied by the OECD.This is interesting too though: the US website financesonline.com has put together an infographic of the ten countries that spend the most on beer per person per year.As you can see, Ireland comes in second on the list — just behind those thirsty Australians, and well ahead of our neighbours in the UK… [Can’t see it properly?]Of course, the cost of living is a major factor here.Just because we spend so much on beer doesn’t necessarily mean we drink the most…No, we’re sixth on that particular list…[Can’t see it properly?]There are also some interesting stats on the price of beers in different countries…Most expensive versus least expensive:[Can’t see it properly?][Can’t see it properly?]The figures used by the site come from the Numbeo cost of living database and the Kirin Holdings report on global beer consumption (both pretty legit sources).The latest alcohol consumption figures from the OECD show Ireland is sixth in the group of 34 nations, with the average Irish adult consuming 11.6 litres per year, compared to the OECD average of 9.4.Sober Ireland: What’s it like to not drink in Ireland?Read: Ireland’s alcohol consumption in one handy infographic
Contraception : zoom sur les différentes méthodes France – D’après le rapport de l’Inspection générale des affaires sociales, le système de contraception français est un échec. 72% des interruptions volontaires de grossesse sont réalisées sur des femmes sous contraceptifs. Les Françaises seraient-elles mal informées en ce qui concerne leur utilisation ? Petit rappel sur les différentes méthodes de contraception.La pilule est la méthode contraceptive la plus utilisée en France. Elle consiste en la prise d’un comprimé chaque jour, à heure fixe, durant vingt à vingt-et-un jours (tout dépend du type de pilule) suivie d’un arrêt de sept jours. Elle est prescrite sur ordonnance médicale et son prix varie de deux à douze euros. Au planning familial, la pilule est disponible gratuitement pour les mineurs et les non-assurés. L’oubli de pilule est très souvent la cause d’une IVG. C’est pour cela qu’il faut être très scrupuleuse si l’on choisit ce mode de contraception. Il existe également des méthodes contraceptives qui s’utilisent lors du rapport : c’est le cas des préservatifs masculins et féminins. Ils protègent du VIH et des autres maladies sexuellement transmissibles (MST) et empêchant tous deux le passage des spermatozoïdes dans le vagin et donc, la fécondation. Il existe 3% d’échec avec ces méthodes, mais il est possible de les associer à un autre moyen de contraception comme le spermicide (crème ou ovule qui détruit les spermatozoïdes) ou la pilule. Le préservatif coûte au minimum vingt centimes et est disponible sans ordonnance. La cape cervicale et le diaphragme sont des moyens de contraception féminine réutilisables qui se placent dans le vagin et qui, associés au spermicide, empêchent le passage des spermatozoïdes. Elles doivent se garder huit heures après le rapport pour éviter la fécondation. Ces contraceptifs sont prescrits par un médecin et coûtent au minimum trente-trois euros. Le patch contraceptif peut être une bonne alternative pour celles qui oublient régulièrement leur pilule. Chaque semaine, elles devront coller sur leur peau un patch, et ce durant trois semaines. La quatrième semaine, l’absence de patch provoque l’apparition des règles. Les patchs sont délivrés sur ordonnance et coûtent une quinzaine d’euros. Seul bémol : ils ne sont pas remboursés. L’anneau vaginal s’utilise chaque mois, comme un tampon. Pendant trois semaines, il agit comme la pilule et la quatrième semaine, il est nécessaire de le retirer pour déclencher les règles. L’anneau est délivré sur ordonnance mais n’est pas remboursé. Son prix (environ quinze euros) reste élevé par rapport aux autres modes de contraception. Le stérilet n’est plus seulement réservé aux femmes ayant déjà eu des enfants. Désormais, les jeunes filles peuvent avoir recours à ce mode de contraception tout à fait adapté à leur corps. Il en existe deux types, au cuivre (30,5 euros) ou à la progestérone (125 euros), qui peuvent être gardés de quatre à dix ans dans l’organisme. Cette contraception est remboursée à 65% et est gratuite dans les plannings familiaux. La pose d’un implant sous cutané est réalisée par un médecin. L’efficacité de ce procédé dure trois ans, ce qui permet d’être sereine durant une assez longue période. Il est toujours possible de retirer l’implant dès qu’on le désire. Cette méthode est assez avantageuse, puisque, pour trois années de contraception, il faudra débourser 138 euros pris en charge à 65%. Enfin, en cas d’oubli ou d’absence de contraception, il est toujours possible d’utiliser la contraception d’urgence. Elle se présente sous forme d’une pilule unique à prendre jusqu’à 72 heures après le rapport sexuel. Il est important de la prendre le plus tôt possible car son efficacité diminue avec le temps. Elle est disponible en pharmacie avec ou sans ordonnance et coûte aux alentours de 7,60 euros. Cette contraception doit cependant rester occasionnelle et ne protège pas des MST. Consulter un médecin pour trouver la méthode contraceptive la plus adaptée à son organisme et à son mode de vie s’avère être la solution la plus judicieuse pour éviter l’IVG.Le 13 février 2010 à 13:27 • Emmanuel Perrin
Du riz OGM capable de mieux résister à la sécheresseDes scientifiques ont découvert le gène qui permet la croissance des racines du riz et qui lui permet de puiser l’eau plus profondément dans le sol. Une trouvaille qui pourrait aider le riz à lutter contre la sécheresse.Le riz est, avec le maïs et le blé une des céréales les plus cultivées au monde. Cet aliment est même la base de la nourriture de trois milliards de personnes. Avec la croissance démographique actuelle, il faudrait donc augmenter de 40% le rendement des cultures dans les zones sujettes à la sécheresse d’ici 2025. Or, le changement climatique et le réchauffement ne facilité pas la tâche car le riz est une plante particulièrement sensible au “stress hydrique”, c’est-à-dire au manque d’eau.C’est dans ce contexte que des chercheurs sont parvenus à identifier un gène (appelé DRO1) qui favorise la croissance des racines du riz et qui lui permet de puiser l’eau plus profondément dans le sol. En effet, après avoir sélectionné deux variétés de riz (IR64 dont l’enracinement est superficiel, et Kinandang Patong qui s’enracine profondément dans le sol), des scientifiques japonais ont développé une plante baptisée Dro1-NIL. Elle se base sur du riz IR64 mais contient le gène DRO1 exprimé par Kinandang Patong. Le riz ainsi obtenu possède un système racinaire deux fois plus profond que celui du riz IR64 de base. L’étude publiée dans la revue Nature Genetics montre donc que ce riz OGM permet à la plante d’accéder à des ressources d’eau profondément enfouies. Cette stratégie est une des plus prometteuses, estime l’équipe de Yusaku Uga, de l’Institut japonais des sciences agrobiologiques. Une variété bientôt plantée dans les pays asiatiques ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Nos résultats ouvrent la voie à de nouvelles stratégies de sélection utilisant des gènes influençant l’architecture du système racinaire pour développer des variétés avec une forte capacité d’adaptation à la sécheresse”, relèvent les chercheurs cités par l’AFP. “Nous évaluons maintenant la performance de DRO1 avec l’Institut international de recherche sur le riz. Si nous pouvons obtenir des résultats positifs […], nous espérons sortir cette variété pour les pays asiatiques”, a précisé Yusaku Uga.Le 10 août 2013 à 12:55 • Maxime Lambert
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa is being sued for allegedly allowing hidden cameras to record female patients who were giving birth or having surgery.One of the lawsuits is being brought by the doctor who says he was the first to complain about the covert recordings.Dr. Patrick Sullivan, an anesthesiologist with 20 years of experience at the hospital resigned in January of 2016. He says he was forced to resign, because of intimidation, harassment and retaliation by the hospital when he complained about policies that he said endangered patients.In his lawsuit against Sharp HealthCare and Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Sullivan says he was the first to report the tiny cameras he saw on anesthesia computer monitors in the operating rooms of the hospital’s Women’s Center. When Sullivan told hospital administrators that the cameras were a violation of privacy, he said he was told that the cameras were activated to catch people who were swiping the painkiller, Propofol from the anesthesia carts.Sullivan said the investigation was misguided because there was no drug theft. He said in the midst of a nationwide Propofol shortage, doctors were taking the drug from the carts at the Women’s Center to operating rooms in other parts of the hospital.The hospital said the cameras were installed and operated between July, 2012 and June, 2013. Although the cameras were only supposed to record people taking drugs off the carts, the hospital acknowledged that patients, at times, were also visible and recorded. “We know that not only were some of their faces showing- some of them had their genitals showing. They had some of their births which are supposed to be private moments between mother, husband and baby, filmed by these cameras and by any stretch of the imagination, that is wrong,” Sullivan said.Attorney Kelsey Ciarimboli who is representing Sullivan in his lawsuit said even after being warned that the practice violated the privacy rights of patients, the hospital refused to remove the cameras. “I believe that the right to privacy in health care for these women is a fundamental right that Sharp should have protected and should have respected – and they betrayed that right,” Ciarimboli said.When the hospital did not take action, Sullivan said he and other doctors began to cover the lenses of the camera with tape, before performing surgeries.Sharp HealthCare and Sharp Grossmont Hospital have also been named as defendants in a lawsuit brought by at least 86 women who said they were secretly recorded while they were in the Women’s Center operating rooms. Court papers filed by the women plaintiffs said the hospital recorded approximately 1,800 surgical procedures.Sharp HealthCare said the cameras were only used for the 2012 to 2013 investigation and have not been used again. Lawsuit alleges Sharp Grossmont Hospital secretly recorded women during childbirth and surgery Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter April 2, 2019 Updated: 6:24 PM Sasha Foo Sasha Foo, Posted: April 2, 2019
According to Roy Browning with CES, a compressor in the produce department, located in the back of the store, caught fire. A customer in the store was able to extinguish the fire before crews arrived on scene. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Central Emergency Services responded to a small fire at Save-U-More, on K-Beach Road, at around 6:09 p.m., this evening. No one was injured, and the store is still open.
BEIJING: China has successfully tested its latest submarine-launched ballistic missile, the JL-3, official media here reported. The scheduled test was normal, China’s Ministry of National Defence said on Thursday, when asked about the alleged test launch of a JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on June 2, state-run Global Times reported. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us Asked about reports of shining unidentified flying object (UFO) in the sky cited in many provinces and whether it he can confirm it was related to test launch of JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile, Defence Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said “it is normal for China to conduct scientific research and tests according to plan. “These tests are not targeted against any country or specific entity. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us “China follows a defence policy which is defensive in nature and an active defence military strategy, and our development of weapons and equipment is to meet the basic demand of protecting China’s national security,” he said. Military experts told the daily that the JL-3 is China’s latest SLBM under development that is expected to reach targets farther away with higher accuracy and capable of carrying more warheads than China’s current SLBMs. The SLBM might have a range of up to 14,000 kms and be equipped with 10 independent guided nuclear warheads, the daily quoted Russia Today as saying.
Snacking has historically been associated with poor nutritional habits but many nutritionists have spent considerable time emphasising its contribution to weight loss and overall health. Today, quality snacking is seen as a champion of health, and is a compulsory part of many diet programmes in the present time. Baked versions of your favourite snacks are a far better way of satiating that particular craving without compromising on the one thing you look forward to most: the taste.There are few things about snacks (fried snacks specifically) that many don’t know. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFried foods are high in Trans fat Trans Fat is a fat formed when unsaturated fats go through the process of something called hydrogenation. Many fried snacks are pumped with trans fats to increase their shelf life. But while many companies make trans fats in their laboratories, hydrogenation can also take place when foods are fried. Trans fats are one of the worst fats in existence because their structure makes it hard for your body to break them down. These kinds of fats are associated with cancer. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFried foods can contain harmful Acrylamide Acrylamide is a highly toxic substance that can form in foods that are fried, and this is especially present in fried potato snacks like wafers. Acrylamide is formed as a result of a chemical reaction between sugars (naturally present in food) and an amino acid that goes by the name of asparagine. The presence of this substance has been linked to increasing risk including certain types of cancer. Fried foods lead to a host of diseases Fried food can increase your body’s propensity to stored fat. Not only does this change your body’s composition, but also alters your body’s insulin response (hello, diabetes) and blood pressure. Fried foods not only increase your chances of having heart disease, but also strokes. (Inputs by Pooja Makhija, Clinical Nutritionist)
The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Archive Cloud Storage | January 10, 2017 Fujifilm Debuts Synapse VNA Version 6.2 at RSNA 2016 Latest release offers easy point-of-care visible light capture, enhanced integration with Epic January 10, 2017 — The TeraMedica Division of Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. announced the release of Synapse VNA (vendor neutral archive) version 6.2, the next generation of its enterprise-wide medical information and image management solution, at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2016 conference and exhibition. RSNA 2016 was held Nov. 27 – Dec. 2 in Chicago. Synapse VNA is an application-neutral, highly-scalable content management system that allows for secure storage and access of all patient imaging contents across the enterprise. The latest version is equipped with robust workflow tools including Epic’s Haiku and Canto modules mobile application integration with Synapse VNA Connext Mobile, which allows seamless, secure capture of point-of-care visible light data in context at the touch of a button. For Epic users, diagnostic images and patient visit metadata are automatically passed into Synapse VNA, with no separate launch of the Connext Mobile application required, making workflow uninterrupted and more efficient. Images are stored directly to the VNA through Connext Mobile without the need to log into multiple applications or navigate patients outside of Epic. Eliminating the step to separately identify the patient reduces medical errors by preventing misidentifications, improves patient safety and saves clinicians time.In addition, Synapse VNA Version 6.2 includes a new streamlined workflow tool into the user interface that provides a guided system setup, so organizations can quickly configure and easily customize their enterprise system to meet all their departmental needs. Options include customizing data flow and management around organizational constructs, storage policies, storage locations and/or DICOM devices. The tool also includes a graphical representation of the configuration hierarchy, so it’s easy to make changes, additions and duplications if necessary.For more information: www.fujimed.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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Tc-99m Production Returning to U.S.The biggest nuclear imaging story in the early part of 2018 was the approval of the first domestic source of the radioisotope Tc-99m in early February. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the RadioGenix System from NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes for the production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), the parent isotope to Tc-99m.Tc-99m is the most widely used imaging agent in the world due to its versatility: The molecule is used in approximately 80 percent of nuclear diagnostic imaging procedures, or about 40,000 medical procedures in the United States every day, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). It is employed to assess coronary artery disease (CAD), cancer and a variety of other disorders.Prior to this year, Tc-99m could only be produced at a handful of facilities worldwide, none of which reside in the United States. This involved shipping highly enriched uranium to the various production facilities, a method the FDA and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) worried would leave the U.S. vulnerable to supply shortages. The possibility was underscored by supply disruptions in 2009 and 2010 following temporary closures of the National Research Universal Chalk River reactor in Canada, which at the time was the world’s largest production reactor for medical nuclear imaging isotopes.The shutdowns and other safety concerns have shadowed the 61-year-old Chalk River Laboratories in recent years, creating uncertainty in the medical isotope market. Chalk River ceased production of Mo-99 in October 2016, and this past April the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced the plant will be decommissioned in 2028. The facility will continue to operate right up to decommissioning, and Canadian National Laboratories will be required to present a mid-term update in 2023.The RadioGenix System will help pick up the production lost at Chalk River. Approval of the system was the result of a seven-year collaboration between NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes and the DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The collaboration’s main focus was developing the neutron capture process that allows the RadioGenix System to produce Mo-99 without using uranium.“Every day, tens of thousands of people in the U.S. undergo a nuclear medical imaging procedure that depends on Tc-99m,” said Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “This radioisotope is vital to disease detection, yet healthcare professionals have faced challenges with adequate supply due to a complex supply chain that sometimes resulted in shortages. Today’s approval has been the result of years of coordination across the FDA and with U.S. government organizations and marks the first domestic supply of Mo-99 — the source of Tc-99m — in 30 years, which will help to ensure more reliable, clean and secure access to this important imaging agent used in nuclear medicine.”In addition to the new RadioGenix System, all three of the world’s remaining Mo-99 suppliers — ANSTO Nuclear Medicine in Australia, Curium in France and NTP Radioisotopes SOC Ltd. in South Africa — are expected to increase their production in 2018. News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Feature | Nuclear Imaging | June 04, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis Emerging Trends in Nuclear Medicine New advances in clinical research suggest a boom in nuclear imaging applications News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more Cardiac imaging. Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) has long been a gold-standard procedure when diagnosing heart disease. Changing priorities in recent years, including radiation dose concerns, reimbursement and radiotracer supply issues, have helped push the subspecialty forward with new technologies for both PET and SPECT.“We have been practicing nuclear cardiology since the late 1970s, so people think of it as a stable and well-established modality, but if you look at the past five years, there has been a tremendous amount of advance in nuclear cardiological techniques,” said Prem Soman, M.D., Ph.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC). “We have a whole new generation of SPECT cameras, we are expanding our imaging applications, we have made great strides in reducing our radiation dose, and PET is becoming more widely used, so I am very excited about the future of cardiac nuclear imaging.”Some of the new technologies Soman said he is excited about include:• Next-generation SPECT cameras with cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) detectors that decrease the system footprint, lower patient radiation dose and shorten exam times; and• Combination PET-CT and SPECT-CT scanners from the larger imaging vendors. These hybrids allow for CT attenuation correct on the nuclear images while adding CT anatomical image overlays to better visualize the coronary anatomy and better pinpoint where blockages causing perfusion defects are located.Read the related article “Recent Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Technology.” X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Technology and Research AdvancementsThis past year there has been a number of new advances in the field of nuclear imaging, including new or enhanced technologies and various clinical trials demonstrating the efficacy of nuclear imaging modalities. Many of the new advancements have been seen in cardiology and oncology. Related Content News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more Nuclear imaging and its various modalities have long played an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous diseases and other health conditions. The first single-plane positron emission tomography (PET) scanner was built in 1961; the first single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) camera was demonstrated in 1963; and the first hybrid nuclear modalities were introduced in the late 1990s and early 2000s. New advancements in technology and clinical research over the last 12 months, however, appear poised to propel the specialty forward into new avenues of diagnostic and therapeutic capability. News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more References1. “DOE/NNSA Partnership With U.S. Healthcare Industry Results in FDA Approval of Domestically-Produced, Non-Uranium Based Molybdenum-99,” Feb. 8, 2018, www.energy.gov2. “FDA Approves U.S.-based Source of Tc-99m,” Feb. 15, 2018, www.rsna.org3. Clarke B.N. “PET Radiopharmaceuticals: What’s new, what’s reimbursed, and what’s next?” Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, Feb. 2, 2018.4. Gambhir S.S., Sun X., Xiao Z., Chen G., et al. “A PET imaging approach for determining EGFR mutation status for improved lung cancer patient management,” Science Translational Medicine, March 7, 20185. Piccardo A., Paparo F., Puntoni M., Righi S., et al. “64CuCl2PET/CT in Prostate Cancer Relapse,” Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Sept. 8, 2017. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Oncology. Several newly published clinical studies have explored the use of nuclear imaging agents for novel purposes:• A paper published March 7 in Science Translational Medicine suggested a new PET imaging agent could help determine the most effective therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients (who make up about 80 percent of lung cancer patients). The tracer seeks out a mutation specific to NSCLC cases, which could potentially reveal weak spots in the cancer where particular therapeutic drugs could counteract the mutation’s effects.• An Italian study published in March demonstrated that a novel PET imaging agent can detect prostate cancer earlier by targeting copper accumulation in the tumor. News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more Expanding Radiopharmaceutical CoverageAs nuclear imaging technology continues to advance, the role of radiopharmaceuticals becomes ever more important. Since 2008, the FDA has classified diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals as “supplies” rather than “drugs,” which means reimbursement for the agents is rolled into the larger imaging procedure payment. To date, there are a total of 10 FDA-approved PET imaging agents, and six of them have been approved since 2012.The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has helped spearhead recent efforts to expand insurance coverage for a number of radiopharmaceuticals. This past January, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reversed the pass-through status of various drugs and devices, including several radiopharmaceuticals, effective immediately. According to SNMMI, they will return to pass-through status on Oct. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2019.SNMMI recently voiced support for Section 1301 of the 2018 U.S. federal budget bill, which would reverse the January CMS decision. According to the society, the payment rate for the ambulatory payment groups will be adjusted (downward) to make this a revenue neutral change. This does not affect radiopharmaceuticals that went off pass-through status earlier or those scheduled to go off pass-through status in the future.Munir Ghesani, M.D., chair of SNMMI’s Committee on Government Relations, noted that “while it is good to see Congress taking some action on this problem, much more needs to be done. CMS should stop taking radiopharmaceuticals off of pass-through status and should return to pass-through status many that were taken off earlier. The GAO (U.S. Government Accountability Office) study is welcome, but we hope it can be completed before 2021 as more action is needed before then.”In March, SNMMI joined the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) in petitioning CMS to reverse its policy restricting coverage of F-18 sodium fluoride (NaF) PET imaging to identify bone metastases. The petition was prompted by CMS’s decision to close the National Oncology PET Registry (NOPR) effective Dec. 14, 2017. The NOPR featured all of the registered, approved facilities that met CMS requirements for performing NaF-18 PET scans under National Coverage Determination CAG-00065R1. In a formal letter to CMS dated Feb. 12, 2018, the heads of the SNMMI, ACR and WMIS stated, “The data compiled by the NOPR and published in the two recent studies [published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine in November and December 2017] demonstrate a clear link between NaF PET and changes in actual patient management to more appropriate curative or palliative care.”
Cyprus-based TUS Airways said on Friday it was expanding its operations offering direct flights from Larnaca to Thessaloniki.The new route will commence on March 25 and TUS will be offering flights four times a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.On Mondays, the flight will be departing at 7:50am from Larnaca and 10:50am from Thessaloniki, on Wednesday at 5pm from Larnaca and 8pm from Thessaloniki, on Friday at 4.50pm from Larnaca and 9.50pm from Thessaloniki while on Saturday it will be departing at 8am from Larnaca and 1.30pm from Thessaloniki. In-flight services include a meal, soft/hot drinks and hand baggage up to 8kg. Tickets are now available for booking through the company’s website (www.tusairways.com) or travel agencies.TUS Airways recently announced the commencement in December 2017, of new direct flights from Larnaca to Rome and Athens, as well as the launch of direct flights to Ioannina on February 16 and to Alexandroupoli at the end of March.The flights will be operated by two Fokker jets that were just recently purchased and added to TUS’ growing fleet, which already includes two Fokker 100 and two Fokker 70 Jets.TUS says it is offering a new airline model in the region, boasting the most flexible schedule with convenient departure times. “Τhe Ultimate Schedule” is the philosophy of the company, which aims to connect Cyprus and Greece with countries in the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as Europe via frequent flights.TUS Airways has its main base at Larnaca International Airport and plans to operate flights to 16 various destinations in 2018.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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