Genetic link to migraines discovered by researchers

Posted by s8KR2i on September 12, 2017 - 1:11 am

Monday, September 27, 2010

New research published in the journal Nature Medicine has shown a link between a faulty gene and migraines. Scientists hope that this discovery will lead to improved pain management treatments for sufferers, with possible benefits for pain treatment generally.

The breakthrough involves a gene known as TRESK, thought to control the brain’s reaction to pain: if it is defective, then many normal activities and actions will be painful. Migraine sufferers (thought in the United Kingdom to number about eight per cent of men and eighteen per cent of women) often complain that light, noise and touch cause pain. TRESK can potentially be affected by drugs that would change the point at which it reports pain, which would alleviate the suffering of those with migraines. Now researchers will need to find such a drug.

The study involved scientists from the Medical Research Council Functional Genomics Unit at the University of Oxford and from Canada. They looked at the DNA of 110 people with migraine and members of their family, and found that TRESK was a major component in migraines. One of the Oxford researchers, consultant neurologist Zameel Cader, described it as a “once in a generation find” and said that it could “potentially lead to a treatment for pain in general.” Before this study, no genes had been directly linked to migraines, although parts of the DNA that raised the general risk had been found.

Migraines are described by the World Health Organisation as a major worldwide cause of disability. In Britain, it is estimated that migraines affect 20 per cent of the population, with about 190,000 migraines occurring daily and over 25 million lost days from work every year. Lee Tomkin, director of a sufferers’ charity, Migraine Action, described the news as “fantastic” and “genuinely a really great step forward.” Professor Peter Goadsby from the Migraine Trust termed it “a novel direction to consider new therapies in this very disabling condition.”

Striking NYC transit workers will return to jobs

Posted by s8KR2i on September 12, 2017 - 1:10 am

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Striking New York City transit workers will return to their jobs in 12-24 hours under an agreement reached today. While no final contract agreement has been reached, transit work will resume as negotiations continue. At 2:40 pm EST, the TWU board voted to end the strike. By 3:00 pm, the TWU Local 100 website had posted a notice to workers to return to work.

Mediator Richard Curreri announced the union is “taking steps” to immediately restore transportation to the city. “We have requested the leadership of the TWU to take the actions necessary to direct its membership to immediately return to work and they have agreed to take such actions,” Mr. Curreri told reporters.

Thirty-four thousand Transport Workers Union Local 100 members walked off the job December 20 after working months without a contract when negotiations broke down over disagreements concerning pensions, health benefits, and pay. Agreement had nearly been reached, but just a few hours before a strike deadline, the Metropolitan Transport Authority’s chairman, Peter S. Kalikow, made an unexpected demand, requiring that all new transit workers increase the contribution to pensions from the present 2 percent of their wages to 6 percent, which upset the union members. Roger Toussaint, president of Transport Workers Union Local 100, stated “Were it not for the pension piece we would not be on strike.” and summed up the whole conflict as “a fight over dignity and respect on the job, a concept that is very alien to the MTA. Transit workers are tired of being underappreciated and disrespected.”

The strike has affected an estimated 7 million commuters in the city over three days, which is about 21 million person-days in total. New York’s 34,000 bus and subway workers are affected by the difficulty of their everyday working conditions and health standards for a total of about 10 million person-days per year.

Obesity rates rise across most of the U.S.

Posted by s8KR2i on September 12, 2017 - 1:10 am

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

According to the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) research group, obesity rates in 31 states in the United States continued to climb. Not one state showed a decline in obesity rates in the latest report released Monday.

The data presented in the Trust for America’s Health’s F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2007 report is primarily sourced from CDC‘s Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS) and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) surveys.

Mississippi became the first state to have more than 30 percent of its residents considered to be obese. West Virginia and Alabama, however, edged very close to the 30 percent marker.

Meanwhile, Colorado continued to hold the title as the leanest state in the U.S., with less than 18 percent of its residents considered to be obese.

The report also examined childhood obesity rates for the first time. The District of Columbia came in at 22.8%, the highest, while Utah had the lowest ranking at 8.5%.

The TFAH’s director Jeffrey Levi said the government needs to become more involved in preventing obesity. “It’s one of those issues where everyone believes this is an epidemic, but it’s not getting the level of political and policymaker attention that it ought to… As every candidate for president talks about health care reform and controlling health care cost costs, if we don’t hone in on this issue, none of their proposals are going to be affordable.”

However, Levi did acknowledge that many people believe obesity results from personal decision making and not societal policy. But Levi said the modern world can help promote good choices.

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Posted by s8KR2i on September 11, 2017 - 3:11 pm

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What we have is a mass market psychology, which reacts based upon rigid boardroom strategies and simple human psychologies. Some might actually call the market predictable of sorts, and it is true the paper trade has been known to settle into a hyperbole or frequency based upon certain events. You need to understand how the market reacts to economic situations, political problems and upheavals; where the safe zones are in the market and where investors would flock to. Identify the currency pair that you are comfortable with and know what market and external factors are going to affect their behaviour. This is very important in the generation of pips for you as an investor.

Being able to predict market movements means that you can have FX strategies that fit the bill. Also, have some sort of a risk assessment when you do go into a decision. Know what you are getting into, have almost every avenue figured out and prepare to move your money out when the clouds start to turn dark. Take advantage of the full liquidity of the market, being able to change your investment decisions, pull out and change the direction of your strategy.

Understand the quality of the dynamism involved in the currency trade and when you do, you will be able to appreciate how decisions are made and what influences the market most. In the end of the day, it is all about being prepared. Just like any commodities market, literature, study and talking to existing investors are great ways to prepare you for investing in the market. Falling prey to sweeping statements and false promises of online brokerages will not get you anyway.

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Felipe Massa will start from pole of 2007 Malaysian Grand Prix

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Saturday, April 7, 2007

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Ferrari driver Felipe Massa won the pole on the FIA Formula-1 2007 Malaysian Grand Prix on Sepang International Circuit. This occurred at the last possible moment. McLarenMercedes driver Fernando Alonso stayed in the lead for the most part of the third qualifying session, but was closely pursued by his rivals from Ferrari and by his teammate Lewis Hamilton who, after the fantastic debut in the previous race, surely has ambitions for the World Champion title.

A new interesting feature of the F1 cars was presented by Bridgestone, the tyre supplier. All tyres of softer compound will be marked by a white stria along the tyre groove starting from this race onwards. As intended, this will help audience to distinguish the tyres, it will be more helpful than the previous white heavy dot on the outer side of the tyre.

Several injured in Ben Nevis cable car accident

Posted by s8KR2i on September 8, 2017 - 1:02 am

Thursday, July 13, 2006

As many as eight people have been injured after two cable cars collided at the Nevis Range near Fort William in Scotland.

Two RAF helicopters, an air ambulance, four ambulance crews, police, fire brigade and a mountain rescue team are among those present. Police have confirmed that three people have been injured, including one child. Injuries include broken legs, head and chest injuries. The Scottish Ambulance Service have reported that up to seven people had been thrown on to the hillside. A reporter at the scene said one car near the top of the mountain had slid down a cable, hitting another and then one of the cars fell to the ground.

Northern Constabulary have stated “It’s understood that two gondolas would appeared to have collided and a number of casualties have been reported. The local mountain rescue team, Inverness helimed and other air support are in attendance to remove casualties”.

The Doppelmayr gondola system is made up of eighty six-seat closed cabins running on a continuous 4.6km steel cable.

Haitian earthquake: in pictures

Posted by s8KR2i on September 7, 2017 - 1:01 am

Friday, January 15, 2010

Haiti was hit by a heavy earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 on Tuesday, killing an unknown number of people, and destroying up to ten percent of buildings in the capital, Port-au-Prince.

No official death toll has been released as of yet, although the United Nations says that up to fifty thousand people may potentially have been killed. An estimated 300,000 more were left without homes.

In a special photo report, Wikinews looks at the extensive damage caused by the disaster.

To find more information about a certain image or to enlarge it, click it. For an in-depth textual report on the same subject, please see Haiti relief efforts: in depth.

Holocaust survivor publicly forgives 93-year-old Auschwitz guard during his trial

Posted by s8KR2i on September 7, 2017 - 1:01 am

Thursday, April 30, 2015

On Friday, Eva Mozes Kor, a 81-year-old Auschwitz concentration camp survivor, publicly forgave and embraced 93-year-old former SS guard Oskar Gröning, who is currently on trial in Germany as an accessory to 300,000 murders of Jews at Auschwitz.

Kor, who was among many Jews medically experimented on at Auschwitz, has thanked Mr Gröning for answering to the crimes he aided during his time as an Auschwitz guard.

Kor is amongst a number of Auschwitz survivors attending the trial who have joined the prosecutors as co-plaintiffs in the case against Mr Gröning. While Kor has forgiven Mr Gröning, she still holds him liable for his involvement during the Holocaust, as she did last week when she testified against him. Other survivors have recently spoken out about the trial; survivor Eva Pusztai-Fahidi said on Tuesday the trial itself against a former SS guard matters more than the end punishment.

During the first day of Mr Gröning’s trial, he denied any direct role in the killings, though he did admit to having witnessed them. Mr Gröning said he shared “moral guilt” for the crimes, regardless of whether his actions make him criminally guilty.

The prosecutors have argued that serving as a concentration camp guard is legally accessory to the act of murder. Mr Gröning is reportedly one of three remaining former SS guards that have been identified for trial. If found guilty, the former SS Guard could reportedly face up to fifteen years in prison.

Flat Panel Tv Energy Efficiency Standards Will Be The Implementation

Posted by s8KR2i on September 6, 2017 - 3:01 pm

By Lanbo Jiang

And air conditioning products, energy-efficiency labeling similar to the flat panel TV will also have their own energy efficiency label. According to “Beijing Times” reported, the state radio and television products whole performance of Quality Supervision, Inspection Center of China confirmed that laboratory director Wu Wei, China’s “flat-panel TVs limit the value of energy efficiency and energy efficiency rating” will be held on December 1 this year, the formal implementation, did not meet the flat-panel TV will face delisting situation. According to the relevant tests showed the market up to 14.5% of the LCD TV does not meet the new market access.

It is reported that the energy efficiency standards was June 30, 2010 release, in July to November as energy efficiency standards prior to the implementation of the grace period has now begun to use the energy efficiency criteria for energy certification and energy efficiency of the implementation of specific rules will be December 1 released, when the products will be posted energy-efficiency labeling.

About 15% of the products do not meet the new standard

China flat-panel TV energy efficiency standards for other companies to promote the standard of green low-carbon strategies. The energy-efficiency labeling will contain the manufacturer name, product specifications, energy efficiency levels, energy efficiency index, passive standby power and energy efficiency of the national standard number. The three levels of energy efficiency rating, LCD TV energy efficiency index of the three levels of 1.4,1.0 and 0.6, respectively, plasma TV 3 levels of energy efficiency index were 1.2,1.0 and 0.6. A target value for the energy-saving products, in principle, should be set at the current market the highest level of similar products; two rating scale for the energy-saving products, target setting should be higher than the market average; 3 for market access levels, indicators set out the major market for energy-intensive products.

It is reported that, from September 2008 to April 2009, the national radio and television product quality supervision and inspection center for testing and enterprise businesses Song samples tested in two ways on their own accumulation of data collected, and used to follow-up flat-panel TV target level of energy efficiency standards Analysis and determination. Data show that the energy efficiency level LCD TV for the 2.4%, 2 is 10.8 percent share, three accounted for 72.3%, 14.5% of the LCD TV does not meet the standards. In addition, plasma TV products have failed in 9% of the products.

Analysis said that in the months before the implementation of standards of time, the TV manufacturers are likely to cut prices to sell substandard products, accelerate inventory digestion, otherwise unqualified products will face mandatory delisting.

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Flat-panel TV market has stabilized

The emergence of extreme weather events and, combined with carbon in vogue wake-up call. In addition to low-carbon lifestyle people choose, but also began around the “man-made environment” for low-carbon transformation, and the appliance is undoubtedly the main character of this transformation.

Beneficial to people’s livelihood, the development of low-carbon economy, by country, industry and businesses to actively promote the full implementation. Flat-panel television can be implemented efficiency standards for color TV industry benchmark for low-carbon technology research and development applications. State “TM”, “Energy projects that benefit the” policy continued to deepen, further release of rural and urban TV markets, the development of low-carbon economy as the most powerful support.

The Video Industry Association of white people, the Secretary-General also said that the current domestic and international TV market environment has changed, especially in Europe and the United States and other countries continues to grow green trade barriers, the first to launch a “low carbon” economic battle, color TV industry is facing new opportunities and challenges.

According to the China Electronic Chamber of Commerce Consumer Electronic Product Investigation Office issued the “first half of 2010, demand for flat-panel TVs urban consumers Investigation Report” shows that the first half of this year, demand for 10.5 million flat-panel television sets, compared to the same period in 2009, representing a marked drop . Expected in the second half of 1500 demand for flat-panel TVs million. This indicates that experienced substantial growth in 2009, my country the size flat panel TV market has stabilized, the coming two years will be expected to maintain low growth rates, Internet TV, LED TV, 3D TV and other new technology products demand were significantly higher.

LED into a flat-panel television consumption in

This year’s television market, the most popular is Internet TV with LED TV. While domestic brands pushing Internet TV, on the other hand, foreign brands Qi on the LED TV, the brands are all joined the LED camp, but also accelerated the development of LED TV.

It is understood that with energy saving, ultra-thin shape, color, outstanding performance, high contrast LED technologies highlight the next generation of TV is known as television, as Samsung, Sharp, Hisense and other domestic and foreign manufacturers vigorously promoted, LED flat-panel TVs this year’s a major consumer market highlights. In the current energy shortage, promote energy conservation in the large environment, LED TV, the public and consumers energy-saving concept of a common focus.

The flat-panel TV product the consumer’s subjective evaluation survey, consumers expect to buy flat-panel television, 65% of consumers concerned about energy consumption and energy issues, of which 20% of households will first consider the lower energy consumption type TV, LED TV consumers to buy 34%.

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Division Quality Director Ma said the people, the state encourages enterprises through technological innovation, product innovation to improve the comprehensive competitiveness of products. LED TV is a big industry, is in the rising phase of development, but also to create great social power.

China Electronic Chamber of Commerce, said the Deputy Secretary-General Lu Renbo, LED TV technology advantages not only in energy saving, environmental protection, in a dynamic, hearing and so also have a competitive advantage. LED TV will be the next three years to gradually replace the traditional LCD TV and become the market mainstream.

Generally considered the industry standard will accelerate the introduction of television to promote the process of LED. Samsung, Sony LED TV as a foreign-funded enterprises will compete on the domestic enterprises TCL, Hisense also frequent moves, and actively advance LED light module construction, Skyworth, Konka is also LED packaging business through the strategic investment to protect the upstream parts supply. In the future, LED TV will be increasingly fierce market competition.

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