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Being socially active linked to lower dementia risk

first_imgBeing more socially active in 50s and 60s is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia later on, a new research has found. “People who are socially engaged are exercising cognitive skills such as memory and language, which may help them to develop cognitive reserve – while it may not stop their brains from changing, cognitive reserve could help people cope better with the effects of age and delay any symptoms of dementia,” said senior author Gill Livingston, Professor at University College London. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe research, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, used data from the “Whitehall II” study, tracking 10,228 participants who had been asked on six occasions between 1985 and 2013 about their frequency of social contact with friends and relatives. The same participants also completed cognitive testing from 1997 onwards, and researchers referred to the study participants’ electronic health records up until 2017 to see if they were ever diagnosed with dementia. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardFor the analysis, the research team focused on the relationships between social contact at age 50, 60 and 70, and subsequent incidence of dementia, and whether social contact was linked to cognitive decline, after accounting for other factors such as education, employment, marital status and socioeconomic status. The researchers found that increased social contact at age 60 is associated with a significantly lower risk of developing dementia later in life. The analysis showed that someone who saw friends almost daily at age 60 was 12 per cent less likely to develop dementia than someone who only saw one or two friends every few months. They found similarly strong associations between social contact at ages 50 and 70 and subsequent dementia. “Spending more time with friends could also be good for mental wellbeing, and may correlate with being physically active, both of which can also reduce the risk of developing dementia,” added Livingston.last_img read more

 

Saskatchewan man found guilty of killing Onion Lake Cree Nation woman 25

first_imgAPTN National News SASKATOON –– A 36 year-old Saskatchewan man who fell for an RCMP “Mr. Big Sting” was found guilty of murder Wednesday in the killing and then burning of a 25 year-old Onion Lake Cree Nation woman a decade ago.Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Gerald Allbright ruled that Douglas Hales was guilty of second degree murder in the death of Daleen Bosse.Bosse, who was married and the mother of a three year-old child, was nearing the completion of an education degree at the University of Saskatchewan in May 2004 when she disappeared after a showing up at a local night club.Hales was initially charged with first degree murder in 2008 after Bosse’s charred body was discovered by police. Hales led police to Bosse’s body in a rural area north of Saskatoon after he was snared in an RCMP Mr. Big Sting.Hales killed then burned Bosse’s body.Saskatoon Police Chief Clive Weighill said in 2008 that Hales had been a suspect since early on in the murder investigation.news@aptn.ca@APTNNewslast_img read more

 

UNICEF calls for demobilization and reintegration of child soldiers

With up to one quarter of the world’s estimated 300,000 child soldiers serving in the East Asia and Pacific region, the Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today in Bangkok called for new and concerted efforts to demobilize and assist young conscripts. Launching a new study on child soldiers, entitled Adult Wars, Child Soldiers: Voices of Children Involved in Armed Conflict in the East Asia and Pacific Region, UNICEF chief Carol Bellamy said that the use of young people by government and non-State armies should be recognized as “an illegal and morally reprehensible practice that has no place in civilized societies.” Ms. Bellamy said the study clearly shows that thousands of children are still being recruited – often by force – into State and paramilitary forces in the region. “It is time for all parties to recognize this and to work together with UNICEF and other organizations that stand ready to help bring an end to this profound abuse of children’s rights,” she said. Based on interviews with 69 current and former child combatants from Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines, the study provides often moving first-hand accounts of their experiences. The children and young people interviewed reported numerous abuses, including brutal training regimens, hard labour and severe punishments while serving in armed groups. Some said they had been forced to witness or commit atrocities, including rape and murder, while others spoke of seeing friends and family killed. Nearly all of the 69 children interviewed were given weapons and served in an armed group as combatants. Thirty of those interviewed provided details about the type of fighting they had been involved in, while 14 said they had fought in so many battles they could “not remember” the exact number. “The voices of these children constitute a cry for help on behalf of all child soldiers, a cry that we cannot afford to ignore.” Ms. Bellamy said. “They provide compelling evidence on why children must not be allowed to become combatants and why every effort needs to be made to ensure that those still serving are demobilized and reintegrated into society.” The study calls for the systematic demobilization of all child soldiers, provision of support for their reintegration, and efforts to provide appropriate psycho-social care for them. read more

 

HerouxDevtek beefing up workforce as it gears up for Boeing 777 contract

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 7, 2015 6:06 am MDT Last Updated Aug 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Heroux-Devtek beefing up workforce as it gears up for Boeing 777 contract MONTREAL – Aerospace manufacturer Heroux-Devtek said Friday it is beefing up its workforce as it prepares to build the world’s tallest landing gear for Boeing’s 777 aircraft.The Quebec-based company plans to hire about 40 workers over the next six months to increase its workforce dedicated to the Boeing 777 and 777X to about 160.Components for the landing gear will be made at facilities in Cambridge, Ont., Laval, Que. and two locations in Ohio. They will be shipped and then assembled in Everett, Wash., in a plant that will employ about 15 workers a few kilometres from Boeing’s assembly facility, Heroux-Devtek said.At more than six metres high, the landing gear must be assembled nearby because they are too large to be trucked and pass under bridges, said Heroux-Devtek CEO Gilles Labbe.“We picked a location where basically we’re very close to Boeing and there’s no bridges,” Labbe said after the company’s annual meeting.Heroux-Devtek (TSX:HRX) is investing $105 million to build or expand facilities for what will become its largest customer.Boeing generates less than 10 per cent of Heroux’s revenues from work on the Boeing 787 and military programs. However, it will replace the U.S. Defense Department as Heroux-Devtek’s largest customer once work on the 777 begins in 2017 and the 777X follows in 2020.Heroux-Devtek is expected to supply more than eight sets of Boeing 777 landing gear a month or 100 per year.Heroux-Devtek said its relationship with Boeing will help generate $500 million in annual revenues by fiscal 2019. They rose 34 per cent last year to $364.9 million.The company is also anticipated to get a boost from business jet programs for Embraer and Dassault, Airbus and Sikorsky helicopters, along with military programs including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.Labbe said he expects a decision on Canada’s order for the fighter to be made following the federal election. But he declined to say whether he’s concerned that a Liberal or NDP government may cancel the contract.“Even if Canada does not buy it, it’s still a program that is growing,” Labbe said, adding that more than 3,000 airplanes are expected to be built over 20 years for air forces around the world.Heroux-Devtek said Friday that its financial year is off to a good start as revenues rose 13.7 per cent in the first quarter of its fiscal year to $98.2 million. They were helped by the lower value of the Canadian dollar and a strong commercial aerospace market — which accounted for 52 per cent of first-quarter sales.Commercial sales during the quarter rose 18.8 per cent from the same time last year to $51.5 million, while defence sales increased 8.6 per cent to $46.8 million.Heroux-Devtek’s profit rose to $4.5 million or 13 cents per share from $3.5 million or 11 cents per share. Adjusted net income rose to $5.5 million or 15 cents per share from $3.8 million or 12 cents per share.The company expects revenues will grow by 10 per cent this year as healthy commercial aircraft demand compensates for flat military sales.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter. read more

 

Swiss President at General Assembly highlights crucial role of UN in solving

“Since the start of the 20th century our generation is the first not to have lived through a world war. The UN has largely contributed to this result, even if it must be agreed that there are too many regional conflicts and this produce too many victims,” he said.He cited the UN’s “tireless efforts” in mobilizing international efforts in numerous fields from cutting poverty in half to increasing life expectancy to improving global education. “I am firmly convinced that the only viable responses to contemporary challenges are collective solutions effected in solidarity,” Mr. Schneider-Ammann said. “To bring these about, the international community needs a strong, modern and efficient UN. The path is thus set before us. It is now up to us together to accompany this Organization with foresight and determination. read more

 

Mens Volleyball Ohio State faces toughest weekend of season in No 6

Redshirt sophomore Jake Hanes smacks the ground out of frustration after sending the ball out-of-bounds during Ohio State’s loss to George Mason on Jan. 18 at St. John Arena in Columbus. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Senior Reporter.This season, the Ohio State men’s volleyball team has had to replace decorated seniors, work through injuries and experience tough losses. But none of these challenges measure up to the tests it faces this weekend. The Buckeyes (4-6) continue their five-match road trip in Long Beach, California, on Friday, when they take on No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (9-3) and No. 1 Long Beach State (10-0). The Buckeyes are reeling after a straight-set loss to No. 15 Purdue Fort Wayne on Tuesday for their second straight conference loss. Junior outside hitter Jake Hanes and senior setter Sanil Thomas did not play in the match due to injury, and will not play in either of the upcoming matches. Head coach Pete Hanson said injuries have taken a toll on his team’s flow during the game. “I think our guys are a little bit shaken mentally, not having Jake and having lost Sanil,” Hanson said. “It’s just been kind of topsy turvy and you can’t get a rhythm established when you can’t keep the same guys on the floor all the time.” Both UC Santa Barbara and Long Beach State have been anything but topsy turvy this season. The Gauchos are coming off of back-to-back road victories against then-No. 3 BYU in six straight sets. Senior outside hitter Corey Chavers collected 33 kills and six aces in the two matches. Long Beach State has only lost one set in its 10 matches this season, a 25-19 third set against USC. Senior opposite hitter Kyle Ensing and senior outside hitter TJ DeFalco lead the team with 106 kills each, adding 21 and 17 aces, respectively. In the face of tough competition, Hanson said the message he’s trying to get across to his players this weekend is building confidence. “We’re talking to our guys about, ‘Hey you can’t worry about the end result right now. We have to worry about the process,’” Hanson said. “Let the chips fall where they may, and just build some confidence in what we’re doing. It might result in a win, it might not, but let’s kind of get our feet underneath us and get going a little bit.” Freshman setter Luke Lentin will start his second and third matches, respectively, this weekend after beginning his Buckeye career on Tuesday against Purdue Fort Wayne. Prior to Tuesday, Lentin was injured with a concussion, forcing him to miss three matches. “I had one full day of practice before I came back on the court,” Lentin said. “But I think I’ve worked myself into it.” This weekend brings more than an opportunity to get back out on the court for Lentin: it brings home. Lentin is originally from La Jolla, California, just 95 miles from Walter Pyramid where the Buckeyes will play their matches. “I’m really excited to get back home, back to my home state,” Lentin said. “Maybe it’ll make me feel a little more comfortable setting on the court.” Ohio State will play UC Santa Barbara at 7 p.m. on Friday and Long Beach State at 10 p.m. on Saturday in Long Beach, California. read more

 

Ofcom leads global assault against social media abuses to protect public

Some 40 per cent of 16 to 24 year olds said they had encountered and reported offensive, disturbing or harmful content online, double the proportion of the rest of the population.They were most likely to take action against illegal sexual content including child abuse, according to the research from face-to-face interviews with almost 1,700 people aged 16 or over.Ms White earlier confirmed regulation could be modelled on the telecoms sector where targets could be set for how quickly and effectively social media firms took down offensive posts or cracked down on harmful conduct. They would face hefty fines for breaches. 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. The report identified child exploitation as the biggest threat online and one of five key “priority” areas of online harms where Ofcom revealed the public expected the government and parliament to set standards and protect them. More than half (53 per cent) of the public cited child exploitation as their biggest fear above all others on the internet, according to research published yesterday by Ofcom and Information Commissioner.More than a third also identified the risk of grooming, children seeing inappropriate sexual or violent material and adults masquerading as young people online.The other four areas included protection from illegal content such as hate speech or extremism cited by 37 per cent, risky but not necessarily illegal material such as self-harm or violence (27 per cent), illegal or harmful interactions such as bullying, harassment or trolling (39 per cent) and misleading content including disinformation and ‘fake’ news.Andy Burrows, the NSPCC’s associate head of child safety online, said: “When there is such widespread public agreement about the problem, and in the face of years of failed self-regulation by the industry, the government needs to deliver a solution.“Regulation of social networks is necessary, desirable and achievable, and the government must listen to Ofcom’s findings as it develops its legislation.” More than half (52 per cent) of the public backed new regulation of the social media companies while a third of all adult internet users said they found it impossible to avoid harmful or offensive content online. Regulation of social networks is necessary, desirable and achievableAndy Burrows, NSPCC William Perrin, the former civil servant who helped set up Ofcom, said it should be given the job of enforcing a statutory duty of care on the social media giants to protect the public from online harms.He warned the time it would take to set up a new regulator could delay action for three years even without any parliamentary disruption whereas Ofcom could start now to tackle online harms.Mr Perrin, who was a technology policy adviser to Tony Blair in No 10, has also proposed there should be duty of care imposed on internet firms to protect the public from online harms, the model on which The Telegraph is campaigning. Social media firms face a global assault by regulators to protect the public from harmful online content and conduct led by Ofcom.Sharon White, Ofcom’s chief executive, revealed that she is bringing together regulators from around the world and UK next year to co-ordinate action to protect the public from online harms on social media platforms, many of which are based in the US.Ofcom believes lessons can also be learned from countries that have introduced new laws including Germany where social media platforms are set deadlines to remove hate speech and Australia where the government can block and filter internet content.“Our experience so far suggests that cooperation and coordination between independent regulators could produce better results in tackling the behaviour of global players,” said Ofcom in a report that revealed her plans for the conference next year.It was published to coincide with a call by Ms White for an end to the “lottery” that left social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube unregulated, as revealed by The Telegraph. read more

 

Secret of Mana available for iOS right now at 899

first_imgSecret of Mana, one of the finest RPGs released during the SNES era (Secret of Evermore FTW!), is available for iOS right now.Square Enix has released the game for $8.99, which is high for the app store, especially considering the tremendous proliferation of SNES emulators and the easy availability of ROMs, but it’s a great sign for RPG lovers and fans of 16-bit gaming. We should also keep in mind that SoM has yet to hit the Wii or Nintendo DS and original cartridges go for at least $40 so this actually could be a very good deal.How great of a deal it actually is will depend on how well the game was ported to iOS. There are a number of issues inherent with porting a game this old to a new platform, let alone to a mobile phone and something without hardware buttons. RPGs (especially turn-based ones) tend to work better than actions games so let’s keep the fingers crossed.All the reviews seem to be relatively positive so far, though there are complaints about the price and the lack of multiplayer. Everyone else just seems thrilled to be able to play Secret of Mana on their iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.Pick it up at the App store.last_img read more

Mourinho looking to keep United quartet

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho is hopeful he will be able to retain the services of four of the club’s players beyond this season.Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and the Spanish duo of Ander Herrera and Juan Mata are all out of contract this summer, but the United boss is keen to see them remain at the club beyond the end of this season.The future of Martial has been a huge debate all summer, with a host of clubs interested in securing the services of the young Frenchman who has struggled to impress Mourinho since he became United manager two years ago.The former AS Monaco forward doesn’t see eye to eye with the Portuguese gaffer and was recently fined for failing to return to United’s preseason camp in the United States after the birth of his child.“I hope they will stay,” Mourinho said, according to Daily Mail, when asked about that quartet.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“We had a similar conversation last season about Marouane (Fellaini) and I was always saying ‘I hope he stays, I believe he stays.”“I say the same and I hope that they stay. Of course, I am happy with the players. David is David (De Gea), no need of more words.”“Luke’s evolution makes us believe he goes in the right direction and of course I want to keep him.”“Juan and Ander, even if they are not playing or not playing a lot, not starting matches, by the personality point-of-view and character point-of-view, by what they represent in the modern society in football, they are almost unique pieces that I also don’t want to lose.”last_img read more

Fulham need to be brave – Jokanovic

first_imgAfter suffering a 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth, Slavisa Jokanovic believes Fulham need to show more energy and aggression if they want to start winning games.Fulham suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth at Craven Cottage, leaving them in the Premier League relegation zone with just one win this season, and manager Jokanovic has issued a rallying call to his players to improve their form.“I am confident in myself always,” Jokanovic told Sky Sports.“I am working here three years, I know very well the players I have in my hand.“This is hard work, this is not easy for me, for the team. We need to be brave, we need to push forward, play better football and to win the games.AFC Bournemouth v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Bournemouth vs Manchester City Boro Tanchev – August 24, 2019 English champions Manchester City travel to Bournemouth for their encounter of the third Premier League Matchday.The three goals Fulham conceded on Saturday mean they have now conceded 28 goals this season, highest in the Premier League.“We tried to be a little bit more solid, more organized.” Jokanovic continued.“At the end where we started to play better football in the second half we tried to take possession of the football and try to push, the second goal definitely killed us.“Then the sensation is we missed a little bit of strength, a little bit of the energy and being more aggressive.”last_img read more

 

Details Sketchy on Expanded Deferred Action for Undocumented Immigrants

first_imgIt is estimated that 1,800 undocumented Mexicans are living in Alaska, although there is no account of how many undocumented individuals of other nationalities may be in the state. Now, some undocumented immigrants may be eligible for an expanded deferred action program announced last week by President Barack Obama.Download Audio The presidents’s executive order may not become official any time soon, according to the Immigration Justice Project’s Robin Bronin. Bronin says there are few details as yet, and it could be 180 days  before applications are available. But, she cautions, undocumented persons who could qualify should start gathering proof of identification now.“This is a program to make sure the people who are living here, who are contributing to our community, hae immigration documents so that they can get, for instance, driver’s licenses and not be afraid that when they are taking their children to school that they are going to be deported from the United States. “President Obama last week announced his executive action on a plan to grant temporary, three year legal status to up to five million undocumented immigrants who have family in the United States. The president’s plan does not grant them citizenship, but it does expand an earlier program aimed at keeping undocumented immigrant children in the U.S. The earlier Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals [DACA ] plan helped one Anchorage woman who arrived in Alaska illegally at age 13. She spoke through a translator.“I’m very happy because I am not anymore afraid of driving, and I can go to work, and I can keep my family together.”Attorney Bronin says it is critical for applicants for the expanded deferred action program to show that they have been in the US since January of 2010.The president’s action is intended to allow undocumented parents of children born in the U.S. to remain in the country legally, and it frees federal immigration authorities to target criminals and those undocumented immigrants recently arrived in the U.S. for deportation.Bronin spoke at the Consulado de Mexico in Anchorage on Monday.last_img read more

Erdogan accuses Myanmar of Buddhist terror against Rohingya

first_imgRecep Tayyip ErdoganTurkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused the security forces in Myanmar of waging a “Buddhist terror” against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the country, hundreds of thousands of whom have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.Erdogan, who has repeatedly highlighted the plight of the Rohingya, again accused the Yangon government of carrying out a “genocide” against the people in Rakhine state.In a speech in Istanbul, Erdogan lamented the failure of the international community to lay sanctions against the Myanmar government over its campaign.”There is a very clear genocide over there,” Erdogan said.Erdogan, who has held talks by phone with Myanmar’s key leader the Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung Sang Suu Kyi, added: “Buddhists always get represented as envoys of goodwill.””At the moment, there is a clear Buddhist terror in Myanmar… I don’t know how you can gloss over this with yoga, schmoga. This is a fact here. And all humanity needs to know this.”More than 430,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled across the border to Bangladesh from a military campaign which the UN says likely amounts to ethnic cleansing of the stateless minority.Before the most recent surge of violence, there were over one million Rohingyas in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state in the west of the overwhelmingly Buddhist country.Erdogan, himself a pious Muslim, takes a sharp interest in the fate of Muslim communities across the world and notably sees himself as a champion of the Palestinian cause.Returning for a key personal theme, he lambasted the international community for being quick to denounce “Islamic terror” but not “Christian terror”, “Jewish terror” or “Buddhist terror”.last_img read more

3 Killed When Small Plane Crashes At Texas Airport

first_imgWikimediacommonsA Piper PA-31P, the type of small plane that crashed at Laredo airport.Three people have died in the wreckage of a small plane that crashed at Laredo International Airport in South Texas after the pilot reported smoke coming from an engine.The Piper PA-31P had departed the airport Thursday morning and was attempting to return when it crashed in a grassy area about 50 yards from commercial buildings adjacent to the airport grounds.Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza says the airport was closed to all commercial and cargo air traffic following the wreck.The three killed were the only people on board the plane. Their identities have not been released.Federal Aviation Administration records show the Piper is registered to a man in Bruni, a small community east of Laredo.Baeza did not know the plane’s destination. Sharelast_img read more

Man held with pistol bullets at Kolkata airport

first_imgKolkata: A Chennai-bound man has been apprehended at the airport here for allegedly carrying a pistol and live bullets, a CISF official said Friday. B K Munda, a resident of Jharkhand, was going through security checks at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport when a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel detected the weapon and seven bullets in his hand baggage, said the official. “A .32 bore calibre pistol and seven live bullets were recovered from the man. He has been handed over to the police as he could not produce valid documents for carrying the firearm and ammunition,” he added. The man was supposed to take a flight to Chennai, he said, adding the passenger was booked under relevant sections of the Arms Act. Arms and ammunition are not allowed to be carried by passengers as per Indian aviation security rules.last_img read more

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first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Related Content December 13, 2012 — Researchers reviewing the records of approximately 250,000 women enrolled in an integrated healthcare delivery system found that increased CT (computed tomography) utilization between 2000 and 2010 could result in an increase in the risk of breast cancer for certain women, including younger patients and those who received repeat exams. According to the study, which was presented at the 98th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), nuclear medicine examinations may also contribute to increased breast cancer risk.CT uses ionizing radiation in the form of X-rays to produce cross-sectional images of the body. In nuclear medicine imaging, a radiopharmaceutical is delivered inside the body to help visualize internal organs.”When a woman undergoes CT or nuclear medicine imaging of her chest, abdomen or spine, her breast tissue will absorb some radiation,” said senior author Rebecca Smith-Bindman, M.D., professor of radiology and biomedical imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. “Breast tissue is one of the tissues in the body known to be sensitive to developing cancer as a result of radiation exposure.”The study, led by Ginger Merry, M.D., M.P.H., breast imaging fellow at Prentice Women’s Hospital – Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, found that among the system’s female enrollees, CT utilization increased from 99.8 CT scans per 1,000 women in 2000 to 192.4 CT scans per 1,000 women in 2010 (an annual increase of 6.8 percent). In 2010, 46 percent of those CT examinations exposed the breast to radiation. Nuclear medicine imaging decreased from 39.3 scans per 1,000 women in 2000 to 27.5 scans per 1,000 women in 2010 (a 3.5 percent annual decline); however, in 2010, 84 percent of nuclear medicine studies exposed the breast to radiation.”Until now, the impact of this increased use of imaging on radiation exposure to breast tissue and the subsequent risk of breast cancer has not been known,” Smith-Bindman said. “Our goal was to quantify imaging utilization and radiation exposure to the breast among women enrolled in an integrated healthcare delivery system, and to use these data to determine the imaging-related risk of breast cancer from those studies.”The research team collected CT dose information from 1,656 patients who underwent CT examinations that exposed the breast to radiation and, using a new automated computational method, estimated the patients’ effective radiation dose and the amount of radiation absorbed by the breast. The team also analyzed the radiopharmaceutical volume and associated radiation exposure used in 5,507 nuclear medicine exams that exposed the breast to radiation.”We found that the estimated breast radiation doses from CT were highly variable across patients, with the highest doses coming from multiple-phase cardiac and chest CT examinations, where successive images of the organ being studied are captured,” Smith-Bindman said.The researchers then estimated the women’s imaging-related risk of breast cancer and compared it to their underlying risk of developing breast cancer. Each woman’s 10-year imaging-related risk of developing breast cancer, beginning 10 years after her exposure to imaging and based on her age at exposure, was estimated using the breast-specific radiation data and a statistical risk model. A women’s underlying risk of developing breast cancer was estimated based on data collected by the National Cancer Institute-funded Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium.”Young women receiving several chest and or cardiac CTs had the greatest increased risk of developing breast cancer at approximately 20 percent,” said Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., study co-author and senior investigator at the Group Health Research Institute. “A 15-year-old girl with no risk factors for breast cancer would double her 10-year risk of developing breast cancer at 25.”To lower imaging-related risk of developing breast cancer, Smith-Bindman said imaging providers should analyze the radiation doses associated with each exam, reduce the use of multiphase protocols and employ dose reduction software wherever possible to minimize exposures.”If imaging is truly indicated, then the risk of developing cancer is small and should not dissuade women from getting the test they need,” she said. “On the other hand, a lot of patients are undergoing repeat chest and cardiac CT, many of which aren’t necessary. Women, and particularly young women, should understand there is a small but real potential risk of breast cancer associated with cardiac and chest CT, and the risk increases with the number of scans.”For more information: www.rsna.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. 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Etihad Airways signs Citi as international cash management bank partne

first_imgPictured shaking hands are James Rigney, Etihad Airways Chief Financial Officer (second left) with Rajesh Mehta, Citi’s Regional Head of Treasury and Trade Solutions Europe, Middle East and Africa, surrounded by executives from both companies.Etihad Airways signs Citi as international cash management bank partnerEtihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced an enhanced agreement with Citi as its international cash management bank partner.The new mandate, covering Etihad Airways’ worldwide operations outside the GCC, will enable the airline to leverage Citi’s substantial investment in financial technology to further develop its cash management operations and help reduce costs.Etihad Airways will now be able to utilise Citi’s Liquidity Management solution to achieve substantial cash optimisation and competitive market rates through automated treasury tools, resulting in significant transaction cost savings.Citi’s cash management solution rationalises account opening processes and moves Etihad Airways to a fully automated and centralised account administration, and automated account payable and account receivable management tools to achieve better control and minimise transactional risks.The enhanced partnership comes a year after the signing of an innovative Supply Chain Finance (SCF) agreement between Etihad Airways and Citi enabling the airline to unlock liquidity and pay its suppliers almost immediately through funding provided by the bank.James Rigney, Etihad Airways Chief Financial Officer, said: “We are delighted to have entered into this agreement with Citi which is designed to drive more cost benefits for our business on a global level.“As Etihad Airways continues to grow, this partnership will help bring about greater economies of scale, increased operational efficiency, enhanced financial procedures and immediate solutions to local needs across our worldwide operations.”Emre Karter, Managing Director and Regional Head – Treasury & Trade Solutions (Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan & Turkey), said: “At Citi, we value our strategic alliance with Etihad Airways which is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, and we’re proud to provide global cash management services that meet the exact needs of the carrier.  This is demonstrative of our ability to offer clients worldwide, local and regional solutions with global service standards.”Citi has been present in the Middle East and North Africa since 1955, and offers full scale corporate and investment banking services in Egypt, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Pakistan and Iraq. Citi’s institutional capabilities in the region include Treasury & Trade Solutions, Corporate & Investment Banking, Capital Markets Origination, Global Markets and Islamic Banking. Fly Etihad AirwaysSource = Etihad Airwayslast_img read more

 

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