Contraceptive pills cutting ovary cancer deaths: study

first_img Share Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Contraceptive pills cutting ovary cancer deaths: study by: Associated Free Press – September 6, 2016 Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! PARIS, France (AFP) — Deaths from ovarian cancer fell significantly in Western countries from 2002 to 2012 and should continue declining largely thanks to widespread contraceptive pill use, researchers said Tuesday.Deaths fell 16 percent in the United States, 10 percent in the 28 European Union nations excluding Cyprus, for which there was no data, and eight percent in Canada.In Japan, which has a lower ovarian cancer rate than many other countries, the death rate fell two per cent, said a study published in the Annals of Oncology. In Australia and New Zealand, deaths declined 12 per cent from 2002 to 2011 — the most recent year for which data was available.“The main reason for the favourable trends is the use of oral contraceptives,” the authors wrote.“The falls were greater in young and middle-aged women than in the elderly, and earlier and larger in the USA, the UK and northern Europe,” they said.“These are the countries where oral contraceptives (OCs) — which have a long-term protective effect on ovarian cancer risk — were introduced earlier and used more frequently.”A decline in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to manage menopausal symptoms, as well as better cancer diagnosis and treatment, may also have played a role.HRT, which uses oestrogen or progestogen to ease menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness and a low sex drive, is thought to increase the risk of ovarian cancer — by as much as 40 per cent according to a 2015 study.The pill, on the other hand, is generally accepted to protect against the disease, dubbed a “silent killer” as it is often spotted too late.Other research, though, has linked the contraceptive to an elevated risk of cancer of the breast, as well as heart attack and stroke.The latest study, which had no numbers on Africa, said the pattern of decrease was inconsistent between countries.Among European nations, the fall ranged from 0.6 per cent in Hungary to over 28 per cent in Estonia, with Bulgaria showing an increase.In Latin America, deaths decreased in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, but rose in Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela.Based on data from the World Health Organization, the team projected that ovary cancer deaths will decline by another 15 percent in the United States until 2020, and by 10 per cent in the EU and Japan. 218 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Man Utd plot £60m bid for Napoli striker

first_imgManchester United want £60million-rated Arkadiusz Milik to rescue their floundering frontline.Advertisement The prolific Pole is in negotiations with Napoli about extending his deal, which expires next year.But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to pounce should talks break down.United’s shortcomings up front were exposed in Tuesday’s 3-1 home defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.They have scored only 32 goals in 21 Prem games this season — the fewest of the top six. Promoted ContentThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better10 Popular Asian Actresses That Look IrresistibleWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Legendary Historical Movies You Should See7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome Loading… Read Also: Man City ready to land long-term Man United transfer targetMarcus Rashford has hit 12 of those — and 17 in total — but United boss Solskjaer needs support for his England striker and competition for places.Poland star Milik, 25, has netted ten times in 12 games for Napoli this season.But United may have to wait until the summer to get their man.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Magnus makes most feature wins pay off for IMCA Stock, Hobby, SportMod drivers

first_imgDANIELSON, Conn. – The most frequent visitors to victory lane in four IMCA divisions will be on the receiving end of product certificate awards from Magnus Racing Products.The Danielson, Conn., manufacturer and second-year marketing partner gives certificates valued at $200, $100 and $50 to IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod drivers with the top three 40-point feature win totals.Drivers in each of the five Modified regions, as well as Late Model and Sprint Car drivers with the most 40-point feature wins, again receive sets of quick change gears.“We shifted the focus of the Magnus program this year to exclusively target drivers making the most appearances in victory lane,” pointed out IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We really enjoyed working with them last season and look forward to another outstanding year.”Magnus Racing Products remanufactures transmissions and rear ends, and makes drive train components and internal transmission parts. Product certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed from the IMCA home office beginning the following week.Also a dealer for Diversified Machine Inc., Magnus services tracks in New England out of a 40-foot enclosed trailer that’s been seen on Manufacturers’ Row during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.More information is available by calling 860 412-9017, at the website and on Facebook.last_img read more

Teary Wilder locked trainer outside changing room after Fury defeat

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Deontay Wilder left his trainer Mark Breland “locked outside his changing room and in tears” after feeling incensed by his decision to throw in the towel in the seventh round against Tyson Fury. Wilder was battered from pillar to post as Fury stripped him of his WBC world heavyweight title in Las Vegas, United States of America last weekend and inflicted his first defeat in a professional ring. The Brit had dropped Wilder twice and had him in trouble again in the seventh before Breland chucked in the towel – a decision which subsequently cost him his job. And now it has been claimed that Breland, who has been training Wilder since he turned over to the pro ranks in 2008, was refused entrance to the American’s dressing room after the fight with Fury. “Mark Breland did the right thing, I’m backing Mark Breland, a beautiful human being,” former British fighter Spencer Fearon told PepTalkUK. “Mark Breland was outside the changing room crying, did you know that? He was crying because that man said he couldn’t come in the changing room. “That’s your fighter, you built your own personal relationship, you’ve been with this man from the get-go, and they are saying to you, ‘no, you can’t come in the changing room’. “You see how deluded and twisted these guys are? And it’s not going to better. “If Deontay Wilder doesn’t apologise to Mark Breland the same thing is going to happen again, and it’s going to be worse.” Many felt Breland acted in the interests of Wilder’s safety and saved him from shipping further punishment with the WBC champion on unsteady legs. However, Wilder’s main trainer Jay Deas, criticised his colleague after the fight by revealing he did not want him to throw in the towel. 34-year-old Wilder is expected to exercise his rematch clause for a trilogy bout against Fury, and has already indicated that Breland will not be present in his corner for that fight. “I am upset with Mark for the simple fact that we’ve talked about this many times and it’s not emotional,” he said this week. “I said as a warrior, as a champion, as a leader, as a ruler, I want to go out on my shield. If I’m talking about going in and killing a man, I expect the same way. I abide by the same principle of receiving. “So I told my team to never, ever, no matter what it may look like, to never throw the towel in with me because I’m a special kind. I still had five rounds left. No matter what it looked like, I was still in the fight.”Tags: Deontay WilderMark BrelandPepTalkUKSpencer FearonTyson Furylast_img read more

Flores delighted with two-goal Ighalo’s decision to stick with Hornets

first_img Head coach Steve McClaren, who heard his side booed from the pitch at the end of both halves, said: “I can understand the fans’ reaction. “We are just turning things around and I think the majority understand that. Like we have said to the boys in the dressing room, it’s not a crisis, it’s not a time to panic – it’s too early, and we’d never do that anyway. “No matter where you are at what stage, we’d never do that, we have too much experience to know that. “Like I’ve said to the players, we have got to stick together. We are going to get a lot of criticism and that can be flying from not just media, but also fans, and in that dressing room we have got to stay tight, we have got to stay calm, we have got to stick together. “I am under no illusions, this is a hard job – everybody knew that and you know it. You want proof, we’ve got proof. “But we have got the experience in the backroom staff to deal with this and turn it around. We are lucky that it’s early – it’s only two and a half months that we’ve been working with each other and there’s a long way to go and a lot of things to do.” Flores was by far the happier man as he headed south with the three points. He said: “I am really happy with the performance of the players. I think we deserved the result. “We respect Newcastle – they tried to play well, strong and tried to give their best, but I am really happy with the performance.” The Nigeria international’s first-half double condemned the Magpies to a 2-1 home defeat and an even longer wait for their first Barclays Premier League win of the season. But after the Hornets had picked up their second successive win, Ighalo’s manager was thrilled at not only his efforts, both those of his entire team. Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores was delighted striker Odio Ighalo decided to turn his back on summer offers after seeing him shoot down Newcastle. Press Association Flores explained: “He took a decision two months ago to stay here at Watford – he had offers from other teams. “He decided to stay here with us, so it’s clever because he saw something in the football that is good for him. “He is involved a lot with the team in training during the week, so for us, he is a very important player. “But I like to talk about the full squad because they are fighting like heroes every single week, they are playing really, really well. They try to improve every time and give the best they have, so it’s not only one man. “It was nice for Ighalo, but it was a very good performance from the whole squad.” Ighalo took the game away from Newcastle within 28 minutes of the kick-off when he capitalised on some woeful defending to put them ahead after just 10 minutes and then effectively seal the win. Daryl Janmaat gave the Magpies hope when he pulled one back with 28 minutes remaining – and he tested goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes with a 67th-minute piledriver. It was the Magpies’ first league goal in 464 minutes of football – but it was not enough to prevent them extending a desperate record of just one win in 17 outings dating back to last season. last_img read more

Trojan Dance marathon helps local hospital

first_imgThe Trojan Dance Marathon held its eighth annual event, “Dancing Through Time,” in partnership with the Children’s Miracle Network to show support and raise money for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Volunteers danced from 2 p.m. on Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday morning in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom, supported by donations.Actor Clayton Snyder, most known for his role as Ethan Craft from Lizzie McGuire, delivered the opening remarks. Various dance groups performed throughout the night including USC Ballroom, USC Street Dance Society and the Trojan Marching Band. Miracle Children, or former CHLA patients who have survived cancer, other diseases, or accidents also shared their experiences with CHLA at the dance marathon, and some even performed as well.“What makes Dance Marathon such a special event is the moment where everyone gets together and they are listening to these kids talk and their parents talk because they know that they are here for the kids,” said Christine Nguyen, CHLA coordinator for Dance Marathon. “CHLA is one of the most special places in the world, not only because of the amazing medical work that they do, but because they want to make kids still feel like kids, not patients.”Throughout the night, people danced for the Miracle Children and their families and showed their support by getting involved in their stories. Amirah Dales, internal director for Dance Marathon, said that she wanted to increase awareness about Dance Marathon in order to get more people involved.“I just wish that more people knew about Dance Marathon at USC and join this event and see how much of an impact that could be on the children’s life at CHLA,” Dales said. “My hope for Dance Marathon is to spread the word out more and get more people involved in philanthropy on campus.”Charlie Henriquez, finance director for Dance Marathon, has been on the planning committee for three years and had high expectations going into the event given USC’s success with the event in past years.“It was great to see how we were raising more and more money every year. The dance marathon is a huge thing in the East Coast, and USC has been leading the DM on the West Coast,” Henriquez said.Trojan Dance Marathon was founded in 2008. There are about 40 members in total, four directors and an internal as well as an external team, who put up various fundraisers like Insomnia Cookies, a Blood Drive and Pie for a Life throughout the year, as well as the actual dance marathon to fundraise for CHLA.Most of the money was raised by the dancers through the online portal called Donor Drive.Allen Alvarado, a former Miracle Child who was injured in a car accident almost nine years ago, performed with his band at the event and said that CHLA helped him recover in many ways.“In CHLA they have doctors and nurses who feel like family,” Alvarado said. “It’s really important because every hospital can heal you on the outside, but the doctors and nurses at CHLA really helped me heal from the inside.”Allen has been associated with CHLA ever since his accident, and has been working with Extra Life LA to help raise funds for the hospital. He finished his associate’s degree at the Musicians Institute and has been coming to the dance marathon for six years.“I have been part of the USC Dance Marathon and for any events and anything else they need,” Alvarado said. “I am there for them 100 percent.”Eileen Garrido, another Miracle Child who sang at the event, explained how excited she was to be at the dance marathon.“This is my seventh year at the dance marathon. I have been coming here since I was a little girl and it’s getting better and better every year,” Garrido said. She explained that CHLA gave her a new life, and she started the Beating Hearts Foundation that helps raise money for the hospital.In the concluding hours, The Doryan award, which was named after brain cancer victim Doryan Torres Carrillo, was presented to Alpha Phi for raising the most money, and the last hour from 1 to 2 p.m. was the power hour, where dancers hoped to raise $1,000 an hour. In the closing ceremony, it was announced that the total money raised this year was $33,687.97.last_img read more

No. 24 Syracuse sweeps Brown, 7-0, in season-opener

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on January 19, 2019 at 3:22 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.educenter_img New decor greeted Syracuse in Drumlins Country Club for its first match of the season. A fresh banner lists Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez as the program’s only ever All-American doubles pair. Another lists Knutson as the program’s third-ever All-American single player, the first since 1994 and 1995. On the opposite end of court four stands one for making the NCAA tournament in 2018, just the second time ever. Following one of the best seasons in program history, the No. 24 ranked Orange (1-0) showed no signs of easing up in 2019, easily defeating Brown (0-1), 7-0. For much of the afternoon, the Orange looked dominant. After winning the doubles point, Syracuse was able to clinch the match with just three singles points. Ramirez, Dina Hegab and Guzal Yusupova all won their matches in straight sets. Yusupova, making her Orange debut after transferring from Washington State, won 6-3, 6-0 in the most lopsided match of the day.“First match is never easy,” SU head coach Younes Limam said. “You have the butterflies, you’re never sure how that’s going to go. But we talked a little bit about what we could control.”No. 43 Knutson and No. 94 Sofya Golubovskaya, both were pushed into three sets. But even with those matchups in doubt, the remainder of the Syracuse lineup proved too much for the Bears.“I think that’s one of the things we’re really excited about this year,” Limam said. “We have a lot of depth, very good players that can play at any position. We knew that on paper.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDespite the lopsided victory, Brown made a push early in the doubles matches. Knutson and Ramirez won with an extra game needed, 7-5. The pairings of Golubovskaya and Sofya Treshcheva and Hegab and Yusupova swept the rest of the doubles matches, winning 7-6 and 6-4, respectively. Although that point didn’t make a difference in the scoreboard, Limam believed it was important in shaping the match and getting his team to close it out.“It’s our first match of the season, so we talked quite a bit about the importance of starting with the right tempo, playing aggressive tennis,” Limam said. “We’re also really glad on how we took care of business from start to finish.”In those doubles matches, whenever Brown made a move to get ahead, the Orange pushed right back. Even in Knutson’s singles’ match, she knew she just had to keep digging and not let the match get away.“I really want to be able to bounce back really quickly after every single point and that’s what I was working on,” Knutson said. “That’s why I’m really happy that I was able to win and keep my composure the whole time.”Despite dropping the second set, Knutson was able to hold off Devon Jack and win the third set 6-3. Treshcheva squeaked out her first set, 7-6, and then won her second set 6-2. With the Orange up 6-0, Brown forfeited the final point to Golubovskaya.The result, a 7-0 win, gives Syracuse a solid footing for another big year for the program. With the start of a new season and the dominant result to start, Knutson said the team felt ready. “We were all really positive, enthusiastic, upbeat,” Knutson said. “And no matter how the outcome would’ve happened today, I think it would’ve been a great start to the semester.”last_img read more

NBA Draft Lottery: Behind the scenes look of how Lakers got No. 2 pick

first_imgNEW YORK >> The four ping pong balls came out of the machine one-by-one, each moment adding intrigue to a tension-filed room eager to hear about the results.Nearly 20 seconds passed before the first ball dropped out. Another 10 seconds lapsed each time before the next three emerged. All of which produced a four-number combination that ended with six, eight, four and 11, results that would seem as trivial as a bingo game. Hardly. It actually represented the right number combination that ensured the Lakers a second pick in the 2015 NBA draft after finishing with a 21-61 record, the team’s worst mark in its 67-year-old franchise history. It also prevented the Lakers from having to trade their pick to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of the Steve Nash trade with the Phoenix Suns in 2012 if it landed out of the top five.That sparked Lakers publicist John Black, the team’s representative in the room, to turn to Brad Shron, the Sixers’ executive vice president of business operations. Then, the Lakers were awarded the seventh overall pick that was eventually used to selected Kentucky forward Julius Randle, who is expected to return fully healthy next season after fracturing his right leg in the team’s season opener.“A thousand times better,” Black said. “No disrespect to Julius Randle, who we love. But this is a lot better.”Black sounded at ease as he spoke those words, representing a much different feeling than when he arrived in New York on Saturday night.Black frequently heard noise in his hotel room, ranging from the elevator in the hallway and construction work outside. Black also reported having sleepless nights amid “nervousness and trepidation” over the Lakers’ draft fortunes. Even with the Lakers having an 82.8 percent chance of keeping their top-five pick, that also meant they had a 17.2 percent chance of losing it. “It’s been on my mind since I’ve been here,” Black said. “We talk about the odds, but they mean nothing. It would’ve been very disappointing to go through the season we had and not gotten this.”To calm those nerves, Black completed a few superstitions. He wore a purple striped tie to complement Scott’s gold-colored tie that represented the Lakers’ colors. Black also wore the Lakers’ 2001 NBA championship ring, both because of the ring’s design and since the Lakers went 15-1 in that year’s playoffs. It worked, causing Scott and Black to pose for a picture afterwards. While Scott held up a cutout of the Lakers’ logo and the No. 2, Black displayed the four ping-pong balls that ensured a top consolation prize for an otherwise tough season. “I don’t hope to be back here anytime soon, but I’m glad with how things turned out,” Scott said. “I can’t say that we’re back. But I can say we’re on the right track.” “Sorry,” Black said to Shron with a grin. “You’re not getting the pick.” If only Black could deliver the news to everyone else in the Lakers’ organization, ranging from president Jeanie Buss, executive Jim Buss, general manager Mitch Kupchak to coach Byron Scott. But team representatives, league officials, 12 reporters and one videographer in a private room at the New York Hilton Midtown could not leave the room or use any electronic devices to share the news. That way the NBA draft lottery could play out on live television 90 minutes after the results were actually official. While everyone in the room knew about the Lakers’ fortunes by 7:45 p.m. EST, Scott and the general public did not know the news until 8:51 p.m. EST. “This is a nice hour-long wait,” Black said, smiling.This marked only the fourth time the Lakers participated in the NBA draft lottery since its inception in 1985, a sharp contrast to the 16 NBA championships they won. Yet, this soon became familiar territory for Black, who agreed to become the team’s representative in the league’s private room last year because of his affection for the city’s restaurants. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

BiH Football Federation is the member of UEFA Referee Convention

first_imgAt the session in Sofia, Executive committee of the European Football Federation (UEFA) on the recommendation of UEFA Referee Committee has decided to accept the Football Federation of BiH in the UEFA Referee Convention, reports FENA.Committee for referees with the help of General Secretariat of FFBiH and Executive Body, as well as referee committees of RS and FBIH Football Associations, have in cooperation with the mentor for UEFA Referee Convention Snoddy Alan, made several reforms in referee structures and this is considered to be a great success for FFBIH.Through the membership in the Referee Convention, FFBIH will get 500 000 EUR in the next four years for development of its referee structures and the training of referees, said the Football Federation of BIH.last_img read more

Andorra – B&H 0: 3: Džeko hit a Hat-trick, three Assists of Lulić for three important Points

first_img( Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team won against Andorra last night, with a score 3: 0.Edin Džeko scored all three goals, and Senad Lulić provided all three assists. Dragons finally got their UEFA EURO 2016 target completed after the fifth attempt.It will stay registered that the new coach, Mehmed Baždarević, debut victory on the bench of national team.Otherwise, the hosts started the game cautiously, but extremely aggressive. Dragons have been imposed, tended to score at an early stage of the match.The initiative paid off in the 13th minute when Dragons break through host’s defense. Lulić perfectly laid off a lofted ball to the captain, and Džeko crashed in a powerful low shot for the lead of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Hosts goalkeeper Ferran Pol was powerless.There were no good opportunities in the next 10 minutes. After 24 minutes, Edin Višća has tried his own shot, but it was off the target. The hosts spent a game in a difficult defense.Dragons performed another action after 32 minutes. Višća and Mujdža combined, and Mujdža assisted for Ibišević who missed the goal. Score remained the same.In 61 minute, the match clock showed 0: 3. Again the main roles were played by Senad Lulić as an assistant and Edin Džeko as implementer. It should be noted that the defense of Andorra seemed insecure, and BH duo used it well.last_img read more