I respect everyone’s opinion. I very much own the word feminist. I call myself a feminist – I’m not scared of saying that. It’s more mainstream now which is fantastic.For her, feminism is about equality between men and women; social equality; inclusivity; and intersectionality. “It’s really important for me that we don’t shy away from saying women aren’t equal yet,” she said.“I think we need to keep fighting and fighting and pushing, until the day until we don’t have to use [the word feminism],” said Healion.We can talk about it all we like sitting here in our white developed country. We’re nearly there. But when you start thinking about sex trafficking, and thinking about Sub Saharan Africa, and India, and places like this, where the inequality is definitely still rife…The women she met at the charity Sasane are the inspiration for holding feminist events, as they show that females around the world may go through horrific events, but are survivors.They have “been through such hell and they are the most positive, amazing, smiling, gorgeous, warm, friendly people ever”, she said of the women in Nepal.Submissions for short films (5-15 mins) can be sent by YouTube or similar, and accompanied by 100-150 words about why they feel the short should be screened to email@example.com. More information on the festival can be found at the official website and on Facebook.Read: Caitlin Moran brings feminist tea towels to Dublin>Read: Calling out sexism online – and getting murder and rape threats for it> IF YOU’RE TIRED of how women are represented on the big screen, or you’re looking for some movies that really show all the varying elements to women’s lives, then the Feminist Film Festival could be for you.Organised by Karla Healion, it will take place on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August at the New Theatre in Dublin’s Temple Bar.The aim of the festival isn’t just to showcase great feminist films, but also to raise money for a charity called Sasane run by and for victims of sex trafficking in Nepal. All of the profits will go to the charity.The event is run by Healion, but involves collaboration with others and has a collective approach. A call for submissions of short films has also been put out (details below) to give new filmmakers an opportunity for their work to be shown.Why set up a festival?Helion came up with the idea as she says “women are still under represented in the film industry and still misrepresented onscreen in terms of the characters and roles”.She said it is “really important to create space where we celebrate women’s achievements, and celebrate decent characters and strong characters, interesting characters, not just two dimensional ones.”Helion said that when it comes to equality between the sexes in Ireland, “it’s really necessary that we create these celebrations of women because we’re not there yet – we’re not there in political life, in corporate life, any socio-cultural spheres”.Healion is very conscious of the differing levels of equality around the world – which is part of the reason she is raising money to help women in Nepal who have been sex trafficked.What makes a film feminist? A portion of ‘The Rule’ by Alison Bechdel Source: Wikimedia Commons“It’s kind of nothing and everything,” said Healion when asked what makes a film suitable for her feminist festival. “It’s up to people’s perspectives – that’s what makes it interesting.”The mission of the festival, she said, is to help and support women in the industry, so films might be chosen because they have crew members, writers, or directors who are female.She will also be choosing films that help to counter the mis- or under-representation of women on film.“This happens a lot,” said Healion. “We just don’t get really interesting, meaty, fleshed-out female characters.” She pointed to the recent furore over the series True Detective, which was criticised for featuring females in limited and stereotypical roles – or as dead victims.Events with the word ‘feminist’ tend to gather some criticism from those who aren’t fans of the word feminism, or the feminist movement.Healion is proud of the word:
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram “The ANZAC Centenary is a historic milestone for two countries that I hold dear, Australia and New Zealand, so there is no doubt that I felt the need to commemorate in an artistic way the Greek connection to this landmark anniversary,” Eva (Eyvah) T. Dafaranos, curator of the exhibition said. “This has the particularity that it is not an experience of combat; on the contrary it incarnates two exquisite spirits: the bravery of the allied Nurses and Doctors caring for the wounded as well as the hospitality of the inhabitants of Lemnos.”Curating the exhibition Lemnos – the Greek dimension in the ANZAC Centenary, Eva T. Dafaranos asks to draw inspiration from the above legacy which expresses the idea that you can be equally brave in war fighting for the life of a wounded soldier by preserving life and provide care and convalescence. “This is the spirit of the exhibition and I am so happy to acknowledge the beauty and the originality of each one’s artistic contribution,” the curator adds.“We feel proud that this exhibition will give the opportunity to the public to discover how important the spirit of humanism prevailed in Lemnos during and after the Gallipoli Campaign.”Ambassador Haris D. Dafaranos stated that it gives him great pleasure he had the opportunity to bring various artistic angles to the visualisation of war experience through the works of fourteen Greek Australian aspiring artists.Even more as the subject of inspiration is Lemnos and its historic connection with the ANZAC Centenary.“We are honoured that Lemnos, even during the difficult moment of war, kept loyally the ancient Greek tradition of hospitality, enabling the allied Nurses and Medics to perform wonders and save lives. Lemnos was a pause of tranquility appropriate for the convalescence of the wounded soldiers. It is in this spirit of respect and commemoration that Eva and I bring to you this exhibition,” he told thanking all the participating artists for their spontaneous response to Eva’s idea.He stressed that nations need to keep through their collective memory historic experiences, shared sacrifices and ideals.” “This acquires major importance for the history in order to trace the ancestral footsteps of simple people who gave their life or were wounded fighting for a common cause.”The Greek Australian artists participating are: Karen Barbouttis, Nick Bonovas, Stephen Caldis, Olga Cironis, George Comino, Alexandra Danalis, Eyvah T. D, Stella Karydiotou, Dean Manning, Peter Michalandos, Ros Psakis, George Raftopoulos, Athena Xenakis, George Zindilis.The exhibition will be open to the public on May 2 and 3, from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. Admission is free.
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o What: A night when parents can learn about drug trends, preventing drug use among teens and signs of drug use.? When: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.? Where: Prairie High School media center, 11500 N.E. 117th Ave.o Who: Presented by Prairie High School prevention intervention specialist Sharice Lee and Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy Dwaine Bowden.o You can drop off unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs at the Battle Ground Police Station, and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office will incinerate them for you.Battle Ground is developing a prevention alliance focused on creating a better community by reducing substance abuse.The county’s substance abuse prevention coalition, PREVENT!, received a Drug Free Communities Support Program Grant and a “mentoring grant” through the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The coalition is using the money to help both Battle Ground and Skamania County apply for their own $500,000 drug-free communities grants for 2013.Through the mentoring grant, the Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance was born.“Battle Ground is a community that has a lot of energy,” said Sean Chavez, PREVENT! coalition coordinator at ESD 112.He said the top issues the county coalition tackles are underage drinking, marijuana use and prescription drug abuse. The Battle Ground Prevention Alliance is still very much in its infancy, but it looks to emulate PREVENT!’s work. Battle Ground, Chavez said, is focusing some specific efforts on the relationship between prescription drug use and heroin use.In April, Chavez approached Cindi Schroeder, prevention educator with the Battle Ground Public Schools, about forming a prevention alliance. She pulled together resources and people from around the community, including Mayor Lisa Walters, to help develop the alliance.Through a strategic branding effort, the alliance got its name and an official logo.Walters went to a large anti-drug conference in Nashville to get training on prevention science. The main focus of prevention work is to change the social environment, Chavez said.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Miami Police surprised the mother of an officer who died on duty more than two decades ago, Wednesday, to remind her that they haven’t forgotten her.Officer Osvaldo Canalejo died on duty 24 years ago when a driver ran a red light and crashed into his car. He served the City of Miami for five years, and according to his mother, Teresita Canalejo, he loved every minute of it.“I told him to become a cop, so he became a cop, and he enjoyed it,” she said.To remind Canalejo that she’ll always have a second family, the Miami Police Academy participated in a beautification project of her home. Officers of the academy cleaned her house, pulled weeds and planted her front yard.“I feel very calm when I see all the police officers, to be honest,” Teresita said. “When I see them pass by here, and they stop, I feel like my son is here.”Miami Police Commander Jose Alfonso said this is the department’s way of thanking Teresita.“In an effort to show her the support for her sacrifice by giving her son to this community, we constantly come and make sure that we check up on her and let her know that he hasn’t been forgotten and neither has she,” Alfonso said. “More than 1,000 sons and daughters that will be there for Teresita,” Lt. Freddie Cruz said.“Not only do we care about our community, not forget about them, but we don’t forget about our family,” Cruz said, “and she always gonna have over 1,000 sons and daughters that are always gonna be here for her, and this is just a token of our appreciation.”“They make me feel like family,” Teresita said. “Wherever they are. They remember about me all the time. If something happens to me, we are family.”The academy also plans to paint her home and renovate the inside soon.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Go Team 7!! A great time supporting @makeawishsfla at #WingsForWishes @wsvn @alexdearmaswsvn @ChrisVanVliet @VivianGonzalez7 @FeliciaCombs_ @DymburtNews pic.twitter.com/H1oU3gRUWC— Joe Roetz 7News (@JoeRoetz) March 9, 2019Alex de Armas, Vivian Gonzalez, Joe Roetz and Chris Van Vliet were among the 7News team members who ate their hearts out.With more than 1,000 in attendance, the event raised about $245,000, making enough money to grant 49 wishes to children in South Florida. SOUTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – Members of 7News’ family gathered in South Miami for a very special wing-eating competition.Saturday’s block party, held behind the Sports Grill near the Shops at Sunset Place, aimed to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.The event featured seven tasting stations, live music and plenty of games.
South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to release its next flagship smartphone, Galaxy S5, by April. Lee Young Hee, executive vice president, mobile business, Samsung, talking to Bloomberg confirmed that the Korean company is gearing for the next big launch by March /April 2014, along with the next-gen Galaxy Gear smartwatch.”We’ve been announcing our first flagship model in the first half of each year, around March and April, and we are still targeting for release around that time,” Hee said. “When we release our S5 device, you can also expect a Gear successor with more advanced functions, and the bulky design will also be improved.”Hee also added that the Galaxy S4 might have been a slight disappointment for the consumers as its carried design patterns similar to that of its predecessor, but for upcoming Galaxy S5, the Korean company is putting in more effort to bring improvements in display and chassis.The report also said that Samsung is planning to rival Apple’s iPhone 5S fingerprint innovation with new eye scanning technology, which would feature in the upcoming Galaxy S5. The handset is also rumoured to come with 64-bit architecture based Samsung Exynos chipset or Exynos 5420 Octa-core processor.Other Rumoured specifications of Samsung Galaxy S5:5.0-inch Super AMOLED display with 2K (2560x1440p) resolutions and pixel density of 560 ppi (pixels per inch)Android v4.4 KitKat OS64-bit architecture based Samsung Exynos chipset or Exynos 5420 Octa-core processor4GB RAM32GB , 64GB variants with micro SD card slot16.0 – megapixel rear camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)2.1 -megapixel front camera with full HD video recording4000 mAh battery
Militia fighters and civilians cover their faces as they stand near bodies recently dug up from a mass grave outside the town of Sulaiman Pek, Iraq on 5 September 2018. Photo: ReutersMore than 200 mass graves have been uncovered in Iraq in areas formerly controlled by Islamic State militants, the United Nations said on Tuesday.The graves contain the remains of thousands of people, believed to be the victims of the hardline Sunni group, who between June and December 2014, overran large swathes of northern Iraq and declared it part of their so-called caliphate.The dead include women, children, the elderly and disabled, as well as members of Iraq’s armed forces and police, a UN report said.The United Nations has said previously that almost 33,000 civilians were killed by the group in Iraq, with more than 55,000 injured.The grave sites are concentrated in four provinces—Ninewa, Kiruk, Salah al-Din and Anbar—in the north and western parts of the country, near the border with Syria.Islamic State had entrenched itself in these areas until their defeat in December 2017 by Iraqi forces supported by a US-led coalition.The United Nations estimates between 6,000-12,000 bodies are contained in the 202 graves documented in the report. But exact numbers were difficult to establish, it said, since only 28 mass graves have been excavated so far, with just 1,258 bodies exhumed.These deaths occurred in what the United Nations has called a systematic and widespread campaign of violence, “which may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.”During its three-year rule, the group terrorized local residents, conducting well-publicized executions of people targeted for their perceived opposition, government ties, sexual orientation and more.The militants also targeted members of ethnic and religious minorities, including Christians and Yazidis.The smallest mass grave, found in Mosul, contains eight bodies while the biggest, the al-Khasfa sinkhole south of Mosul, is thought to contain roughly 4,000 bodies.The United Nations said the sites must be protected from interference or contamination to ensure justice and accountability.But the Iraqi government body tasked with preserving mass graves says it is underfunded and understaffed, and cannot adequately protect and investigate the sites which are still littered with unexploded ordinance.“Determining the circumstances surrounding the significant loss of life will be an important step in the mourning process for families and their journey to secure their rights to truth and justice,” said UN Representative for Iraq Jan Kubis.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft vare parked on the tarmac after being grounded, at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California on 28 March. AFP File PhotoBoeing’s MCAS anti-stall system, which was implicated in the October crash of a 737 MAX 8 airliner in Indonesia, was also activated shortly before a recent accident in Ethiopia, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Friday.The information is among the preliminary findings from the analysis of the “black boxes” retrieved from Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which crashed southeast of Addis Ababa on 10 March, killing 157 people, the source told AFP on condition of anonymity.The information retrieved from the plane’s voice and data recorders was presented Thursday to US authorities, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the source said.However, the source said the investigation is still underway and the findings are not yet definitive.The information was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.Boeing and the FAA declined to comment to AFP.Ethiopian authorities have promised to submit the preliminary report on Flight 302 by mid-April but have already said that there are “clear similarities” between the two Max 8 crashes.It was yet another blow to aviation giant Boeing, which just this week unveiled a fix to the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) that Boeing designed to prevent stalls in its new plane.The aviation company has tried to restore its battered reputation, even while continuing to insist that the MAX is safe.MCAS was the problemThe family of 31-year-old Jackson Musoni, a Rwandan citizen who died in the Ethiopian Airlines accident, filed a lawsuit against Boeing on Thursday in a court in Chicago, where the company has its corporate headquarters. The suit accuses the aircraft manufacturer of designing a defective system.The MCAS, which lowers the aircraft’s nose if it detects a stall or loss of airspeed, was developed specifically for the 737 MAX, which has heavier engines than its predecessor, creating aerodynamic issues.The initial investigation into the October Lion Air crash in Indonesia, which killed all 189 people on board, found that an “angle of attack” (AOA) sensor failed but continued to transmit erroneous information to the MCAS.The pilot tried repeatedly to regain control and pull the nose up, but the plane crashed into the ocean.The flight track of the doomed Ethiopia Airlines flight, which also crashed minutes after takeoff, “was very similar to Lion Air (indicating) there was very possibly a link between the two flights,” FAA acting chief Daniel Elwell told Congress this week.The FAA grounded the MAX fleet worldwide, but not until two days after most countries had done so.That delay, along with an FAA policy allowing Boeing to certify some of its own safety features, has raised questions about whether regulators are too close to the industry.Boeing on the defenceElwell denied the agency was lax in its oversight, saying, “The certification process was detailed and thorough.”He also seemed to cast doubt on the MCAS as the clear culprit, saying that data collected from 57,000 flights in the US since the MAX was introduced in 2017 revealed not a single reported MCAS malfunction.However, Steven Marks, the lawyer for Jackson Musoni’s family, said information from the recent tragedies, as well as pilot reports, “made it crystal clear that the cause of these two crashes are the same.””There’s no question that MCAS was the problem” and that pilots were not aware of the system, he told AFP.US pilots complained after the Lion Air crash that they had not been fully briefed on the system.Musoni was among at least 22 United Nations employees killed in the Ethiopian crash.Boeing also declined to comment on the lawsuit, but this week unveiled changes to the MCAS system that will be installed worldwide, once the FAA approves.Among the changes, long in the works, the MCAS will no longer repeatedly make corrections when the pilot tries to regain control, and the company will install a warning feature — at no cost — to alert pilots when the left and right AOA sensors are out of sync.The company also is revising pilot training, including for those already certified on the 737, to provide “enhanced understanding of the 737 MAX” flight system and crew procedures.
Sean YoesThe trial of Caesar Goodson, the police officer who faces the most serious charges connected to the death of Freddie Gray, began this week; pretrial motions were on Jan 6, while jury selection is scheduled for January 11.Goodson, the driver of the police transport van during the ride the prosecution argues led to Gray’s ultimate demise in April is charged with second degree depraved heart murder and other crimes connected to his death.William Porter, the first of the six officers tried in the death of Gray, trial ended in a mistrial last month. And now attorneys for Porter are arguing he should not be compelled to testify against Goodson or Sgt. Alicia White, whose trial is set for January 25.Porter’s attorneys allege the State’s Attorney’s office is offering him immunity, so that he can testify against his colleagues with impunity when he his retried in June.I don’t believe any specific incident leading up to or during the trial of William Porter portended its ending. And I don’t know what fate has in store for Caesar Goodson either. But, I know there will be an outcome for Goodson, there will be subsequent trials, and verdicts or not.The point is Judge Barry Williams has the judicial process moving forward at a brisk pace; he seems determined to keep it moving no matter what and perhaps he should be commended for his leadership during this incredibly precarious moment in our city’s history.However, what many don’t see is an obvious proactive plan of action by City Hall to assuage the anxieties and concerns of residents as the judicial process rolls on.In the days leading up to the Porter trial, the perilous insights of two women who have worked in criminal justice and law enforcement continue to resonate with me.“What I think is the leadership in Baltimore City right now has a very narrow window, when they can do some big outreach to the community, outside of the courtroom, outside of these verdicts, outside of all of this stuff and use this as a moment to heal,” said Leigh Maddox, a former captain with the Maryland State Police and currently an executive board member for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), during an interview in November on First Edition.Instead, while the Porter jury deliberated it felt like Baltimore simply held it’s collective breath, while the national media seemed to hope for the worst and the armored vehicles lined up in Druid Hill Park.“We are basing so much on this trial…And I really think we need to change that narrative because I don’t think we should base the future of our city on these trials,” said Sheryl Wood, a legal analyst and principal attorney at the Wood Law Firm, during that same First Edition interview.I’m not suggesting there has been no outreach by city leadership, but is it enough and is it directed at our most vulnerable communities? I don’t know.“There has to be a plan outside of the courtroom and somebody’s got to lead that charge,” Wood said. “We cannot have everything at stake based upon this imperfect trial…in this imperfect criminal justice system,” she added.But, ultimately I don’t believe acquittals for any or all of the officers means violence is inevitable, just like guilty verdicts are not the ultimate salve for our city.The death of Freddie Gray didn’t cause the unrest in Baltimore, generations of neglect and abuse did. And his death was the tipping point.City leaders need to acknowledge the message sent in April was received loud and clear, and then act accordingly.Sean Yoes is a senior contributor for the AFRO and host and executive producer of First Edition, which airs Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m. on WEAA 88.9.
July 15, 2014 There was a time, a bit more than a century ago, when having a car of your very own put you ahead of the curve technologically and earned you the envy of your peers. Soon enough, it may be just the opposite: The future-forward will be measured by your ability to live without needing a car.Finland’s capital city, Helsinki, has set a goal of having zero individually owned cars by 2025, according to a thesis project written by transportation engineer Sonja Heikkilä and commissioned by the Helsinki City Planning Department.According to the plan, Helsinki would have a city-wide mobile application that would guide users from their starting point to the final destination through bikes, trains and ride-sharing, depending on location and weather. The concept is dubbed “mobility as a service” or MaaS.Related: The Future of the Sharing Economy Is a World Built Like BitcoinHere’s a day in the transportation life of a future Helsinki resident, if Heikkilä’s plan were to be instituted: “Piritta boards a tram, alights from it a couple of stops later and hires a bicycle to travel to work. After work, she orders a car of demand responsive transport and travels to the sport hall, where her training equipment already waits for her. Finally after practice, she shares a ride in a shared car and travels home. Piritta uses all services through her personal mobility operator and the use of services is charged directly from her account.”Payment by Helsinki residents would either be through a single public services card, a monthly bill or the via smartphone.Related: Airbnb Co-Founder: If Rejection Slows You Down, Entrepreneurship Isn’t For YouPart of the communal transportation system would rely on the use of rentable lockers, located throughout the city, for residents to store their belongings, according to the white paper. The lockers could either be rented by the month or for a single period.Part of what will make Piritta’s day possible is an updated infrastructure. But the other reason Pritta’s day may be possible is because social expectations are changing rapidly right now. “Baby boomers and the generation X pursued freedom through driving cars, but Millennials find freedom through the Internet and other information and communication devices,” writes Heikkilä.Related: Lyft’s NYC Launch Party Goes Off Without a Hitch. The Launch? Not So Much. Register Now » 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.
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 News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Proton Therapy | November 01, 2017 Proton Therapy Lowers Treatment Side Effects in Pediatric Head and Neck Cancer Patients Study finds treatment is just as effective as photon radiation while improving quality of life 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 November 1, 2017 — Pediatric patients with head and neck cancer can be treated with proton beam therapy (PBT) instead of traditional photon radiation, and it will result in similar outcomes with less impact on quality of life. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania as well as Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia analyzed cases of pediatric head and neck cancer treated with PBT between 2010 and 2016 and found similar rates of tumor control and lower rates of toxicity than what is historically expected from photon radiation. They published their findings in the journal Pediatric Blood and Cancer.Cancers of the head and neck account for about 12 percent of all pediatric cancers, and they are generally different tumor types than those that affect adults. For solid tumors like neuroblastoma, thyroid cancer and soft tissue sarcomas, treatment usually involves a combination of therapies including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Post-operative radiation can be critical, since surgeons may not be able to completely remove all cancer given the complexity of the head and neck region.The area’s sensitivity also means the effects of treatment can lower patient quality of life due to symptoms including loss of appetite, difficulty swallowing, or mucositis, in which ulcers form in the digestive tract, usually in reaction to chemotherapy or radiation.“These concerns are especially important to address in pediatric patients, since they’re still developing and may need to deal with any adverse effects for the rest of their lives. This study shows that protons may be an important tool in improving quality of life both during treatment and for years after for these young patients,” said the study’s senior author Christine Hill-Kayser, M.D., chief of the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Service at Penn and an attending physician at CHOP. CHOP cancer patients who need radiation therapy are treated at Penn, including proton therapy through the Roberts Proton Therapy Center.Jennifer Vogel, M.D., a resident in radiation oncology at Penn, is the clinical study’s lead author.Researchers looked at 69 pediatric head and neck cancer patients treated with PBT at Penn and CHOP between 2010 and 2016. Thirty-five (50 percent) of those patients had rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the cells that make up skeletal muscles. Ten (7 percent) were treated for Ewing sarcoma, a cancer most commonly found in the bone or soft tissue. The other 24 were treated for a variety of other cancers affecting the head and neck regions.One year after treatment, 93 percent of patients were still alive, and 92 percent did not experience recurrence at their primary disease site.Toxicities, or side effects, are measured on a scale from 1 to 5 with 5 being the most severe. In this study, no patients were above grade 3, and the most severe toxicities at that level were mucositis (4 percent), loss of appetite (22 percent) and difficulty swallowing (7 percent).“Different disease sites required different dosage levels, and we specifically found the severity of muscositis was associated with higher doses of radiation,” Vogel said.Those numbers are still well below what is typically associated with photon radiation. In rhabdomyosarcoma, for example, 46 percent of patients historically report grade 3 or 4 mucositis.“These data show proton therapy is not only effective, it is also more tolerable for patients,” Hill-Kayser said. “This study shows this treatment is safe and offers practice guidelines for delivering head and neck proton therapy in the pediatric population.”Researchers say they plan to follow up with these patients to evaluate long-term disease control and late-developing toxicity.For more information: www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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Prosecutor: Decision in Prince case coming in “near future” by The Associated Press Posted Mar 22, 2018 1:54 pm PDT Last Updated Mar 22, 2018 at 2:22 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MINNEAPOLIS – A prosecutor in Minnesota says he’s reviewing law enforcement reports about Prince’s death and will make a decision on possible charges “in the near future.”Carver County Attorney Mark Metz says in a statement that investigative data in the case remains active and isn’t public information until a charging decision is made.Authorities did release autopsy data to Prince’s siblings after an agreement and a judge’s order that calls for strict rules requiring confidentiality.Attorneys for Prince’s siblings asked for the information so they can pursue possible litigation. Metz says he plans to address the release of other investigative data the family wants at a hearing next week.Prince was 57 when he died at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016, of an accidental fentanyl overdose.
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