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Boil water advisory lifted for Live Oak Springs resort

first_imgBoil water advisory lifted for Live Oak Springs resort BOULEVARD (KUSI) — A boil water advisory for the Live Oak Springs resort in southeastern San Diego County was lifted Tuesday.The advisory was issued Feb. 2 by the county Department of Environmental Health due to a loss of pressure within the water distribution system for the resort, which includes 92 residential homes, an RV park, cabins, a laundry facility, market and restaurant.Testing showed no presence of E. coli or total coliform bacteria in the water, according to the county Department of Environmental Health. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: February 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, February 6, 2018last_img read more

Minecraft meets Pokémon GO in this upcoming AR game

first_imgA teaser for Minecraft: Earth showed a pig from the game.Microsoft’s YouTube ChannelMinecraft, one of the most popular games in the world, is getting the AR treatment from Microsoft and it seems to have high potential. The official trailer for Minecraft: Earth was released on May 17, which marked the 10-year anniversary of the game.Minecraft: Earth will allow players to project their creations into the world through their smartphones. Microsoft had released a teaser video on their official YouTube channel on 6 May, showing a pig from the game walking on grass. The official reveal is grander, showing the potential of the game and urging people to “Minecraft your world”.The trailer gives viewers a glimpse of the vast potential for creativity that Minecraft: Earth will bring. It shows people placing virtual treehouses in their garden, grand castles being built at a park, a giant blue octopus enveloping houses in its tentacles, a village on a table-top, and chickens.Thus, people will have the ability to create an environment on a small surface, say, the table in a restaurant, and then take their creation out in the world and showcase it on a larger scale. Players will be able to interact with virtual wildlife and the various mobs in the game. It will also give players the ability to collaborate on projects and create something together.Microsoft hasn’t revealed how the game will be monetised, but it has been reported by Windows Central that it will be a free-to-play game without any loot boxes. The report mentions that the game will have ‘Build Plates’ on which players will build their creations, and then be able to scale the build plates to size. To create, players will have to collect blocks and go for an “Adventure” for rarer materials, such as diamonds. These personal Build Plates will also ensure that a player’s creations don’t get destroyed by others.Players are being offered a free, Earth-themed skin for their avatar in Minecraft if they register now for the Minecraft: Earth. It is available for devices running iOS 10 (or greater)and Android 7 (or greater), and registrations are available through this link. Minecraft: Earth will allow players to collaborate on projects.Minecraft.netAugmented Reality (AR)The prospect of AR technology took the world by storm when Pokémon GO released back in July of 2016. An age-old franchise with a massive following had come to life on people’s phones. Fans could catch their favourite Pokémon and get rewarded just for walking. People could not stop playing the game, even on the road. It got some criticism when people met with accidents while crossing roads or driving.Minecraft: Earth will have a slightly different take on AR with its fixed anchors. This technology allows multiple people to see the same thing, say a tower at a park, at the same place. By permanently anchoring objects’ positions and logging that on the cloud, players’ creations will stay at one location until moved.Creator Markus Persson shared his story of looking for the technology at a time when none of the tech companies in Forbes 500 were working on it. “Name a Fortune 500 tech company,” he told Wired in an interview, “I probably asked them, ‘Hey, are you working on this?'” Nobody was.That was until he met the developers of HoloLens in 2017, who were working on the exact technology he had been looking for. They decided to collaborate on the project and Minecraft became a big part of HoloLens demos. Now, Microsoft wants to let players make their own world and experience it through the lens of their phone.The development of this game is certainly something to look forward to, as it will also mark a new way to play games. The beta for Minecraft: Earth will commence in Summer this year. The full release has been rumoured to be sometime before 2020.last_img read more

Holidaymakers sufferings BNP demands Quaders removal

first_imgRuhul Kabir RizviBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Saturday demanded resignation of road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader for his ‘failure’ to ensure smooth journeys for holidaymakers ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.”The sufferings the home-goers facing are indescribable. The minister [Quader] has utterly failed… we think he is mainly responsible for the public sufferings, and he should step down,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed.He came up with remarks at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office.The BNP leader said people are going through immense sufferings on their way to home due to rundown highways, mismanagement, exorbitant transport fares and unabated extortion on roads.Referring to Quader’s comment that people are going home smoothly without facing any tailback, Rizvi said the minister made the remark to hide his failures.”He also mocked the sufferers with his comment. We think he’s resorting to such falsehood only to protect his cabinet membership by appeasing the prime minister.”He alleged that the government has continued repression on BNP leaders and activists by implicating them in ‘false and fabricated’ cases. “Many of our leaders and activists have long been on the run to avoid harassment and repressive acts. They can’t return their home even on the occasion Eid.”The BNP leader criticised prime minister Sheikh Hasina for repeatedly seeking vote for her party enjoying government facilities. “The prime minister again sought vote for her party yesterday [Friday]. Seeking vote for a party holding the important post of prime minister is a complete violation of the election code of conduct.”He alleged that the prime minister has been begging votes desperately as she has realised that people will not cast their votes for Bangladesh Awami League for snatching their voting rights.Rizvi Ahmed also said the AL leaders and activists have got scared realising that they will suffer a massive debacle in the next polls.last_img read more

Advancement Project Celebrates 20 Years

first_imgBy Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFROWashington, D.C. has long been a hub for progressive movers and shakers of color. From its political sassafras to Black Broadway and beyond, The District of Columbia is, and always will be, a multifaceted waterhole for people of the diaspora. In more recent years D.C. has become a home to a number of movements and organizations that are focused on the protection, cultural retention and development of minority communities throughout America. One such organization at the epicenter of this movement is the D.C. based Advancement Project.Judith Browne Dianis, executive director of Advancement Project National Office, Ash-Lee Henderson, co-executive director of the Highlander Research and Education Center and Movement for Black Lives Activist, Greisa Martinez Rosas, deputy executive director of United We Dream, and Rinku Sen, author/activist.With its national headquarters in Washington D.C. , the organization is, “rooted in the great human rights struggles for equality and justice,” according to the website. “We exist to fulfill America’s promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy. We use innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change.”Advancement Project celebrated their 20th anniversary on June 11 at the African American Civil War Memorial, with a panel called, “Our Future: Race, Movement & Politics.”  With a panel moderated by Executive Director of Advancement Project National Office Judith Browne Dianis and featuring author and activist Rinku Sen, Ash-Lee Henderson, co-director of Highland Research Center, and Greisa Martinez Rosas, director of United We Dream, audiences were enlightened about current issues, finding solutions and ways to continue advancement and growth in the fight for equality.  Giving honest responses to a handful of questions, each panelist brought their own energy, and ultimately left the audience feeling hopeful and invigorated about the future. Currently focusing in on a national effort dubbed the 2045 Project, Director Jeralyn Cave gave the AFRO a breakdown of what the project entails and represents.“The conversation that is happening is a series that we have encapsulated under the Umbrella of the 2045 Project. It is a new project that we are rolling out in our 20th anniversary year, and it is a set of strategic conversations between politicos, organizers, great thinkers, movement activists, and also folks who have done research about various issues over a number of decades,” Cave said. “What we are really trying to do is ultimately develop a strategy that will allow people of color to build power, so that when they come into power in 2045, that they have the corresponding power to make change.”last_img read more

Endangered Kiwi Egg Saved With Masking Tape

first_img The New Zealand Department of Conservation was faced with an interesting challenge recently when an egg was brought in with a rather large hole. Usually, this would spell doom for the chick developing inside, but Rainbow Springs Kiwi Husbandry Manager Claire Travers rigged up an ingenious repair using some tape and another egg.You may be wondering there’s even such a thing as a Kiwi Husbandry Manager, but that’s probably because you don’t live in New Zealand. All five species of the flightless birds are native to the country, and all five are endangered to some degree. Researchers estimate there are only 68,000 of the birds left in the wild, and the population is declining by 1,000 every year. So, repairing a damaged egg is a worthy undertaking for conservationists.When the egg was brought in, the hole was deemed too large to patch with conventional measures. The shell had broken and impinged upon the membrane underneath, which is very dangerous for the chick. The shell plays a vital role in maintaining humidity inside the egg, as well as exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide. In desperation, Travers used a piece of an old egg to cover the damaged portion and held it in place with masking tape.Fissure hatching.To the surprise of everyone at Rainbow Springs, the egg hatched 11 days after the repair was made and a new Kiwi was born. It has been named Fissure, a reference to the damage that nearly prevented it from being born. Stay on target Human-Sized Penguin Fossils Uncovered in New ZealandScientists Unearth Child-Sized Parrot ‘Hercules’ last_img read more

NASA releases stunning retrostyle space tourism posters

first_img <> NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has just released these 14 stunning posters that showcase some of the finest travel destinations from our solar system, and beyond.They’re appropriately retro-styled, as the aesthetic is perhaps from the only era that saw visiting these worlds as an attainable goal. It feels like humanity has sadly turned away from looking to space towards their own little squabbles, and although there are still dreamers that will one day step foot on Mars and other planets it doesn’t seem a priority like it once did.Fortunately we have people like those working in NASA who are helping to spread the word on the wonders of the universe, strengthening their message even with little projects like these incredible posters. With this gallery JPL has focused on planets and moons that we either have missions in the works to visit or hopefully one day will travel to, even if you probably really, really don’t ever want to end up on Venus. As with anything NASA these posters were made with public money and are for all of us to enjoy. So if any of them interest you, click on them for high resolution images that you can print out into real posters. They really are some beautiful works of art, so that’s certainly not a bad idea. The hardest part will be choosing just one but you can download the entire set at the highest printing resolution (all 612 MB of it) right here, provided you have the wall space to look to the stars.last_img read more

A Cosmic Coincidence Resurrects the Cyclical Universe

first_imgHow close? The answer is a bit hard to swallow even to a disinterested physicist! A difference of one part in a million billion (1015) would allow galaxies to form before the expansion of the universe pulls everything too far apart for new structures to form. This is known as a fine-tuning problem: to explain the observed properties of the universe under the Big Bang model, physicists had to assume a very specific value for its initial density.If the universe were actually at the critical density, which has a clear physical significance, the fine-tuning problem wouldn’t be so bad. A universe starting at the critical density remains at the critical density forever, which sounds like a clue to some deeper physical law. One might claim that an unknown physical process makes this the only possible value. But in knowing that the initial density was some other number, physicists had to admit that any initial density was possible. Although we live in a universe capable of supporting life, the probability that such a universe came into existence randomly seemed to be infinitesimal.The fine-tuning problem was eventually solved by borrowing ideas from quantum field theory, a branch of physics dealing with fundamental particles and their interactions. During the Eighties and Nineties, most physicists were content with the Big Bang model and believed that a quantum mechanical process called inflation pushed the density of the early universe very close to its critical value in a brief period of runaway expansion. During inflation, the universe was dominated by a field of energy not unlike the dark energy being discussed today. In this scenario, the initial density of the universe was no longer relevant—inflation would drive any initial value towards the critical value in the blink of an eye.At the turn of the millennium, however, this tidy theory began to fail. Large-scale surveys discovered distant supernovae by the dozen, allowing astronomers to determine how fast the universe was expanding billions of years ago. The cosmology du jour predicted that the universe was slowing down, but these and subsequent observations have shown that the expansion is actually speeding up!To explain this result, Einstein’s cosmological constant had to be brought back into the picture. This parameter corresponds to the energy density of a vacuum (the ‘dark energy’), and just like the matter density the cosmological ‘constant’ evolves along with the universe. The fine-tuning problem has therefore returned, in a different form. The initial density of vacuum energy had to be very close to zero at the Big Bang, or else an accelerating expansion would have driven apart all the matter before stars could form. Inflation can’t solve the problem this time; technically speaking, the cosmological constant is itself one cause of inflation.Once again, cosmologists find themselves debating the initial conditions of the universe. One common explanation, which has been used for decades to solve fine-tuning problems, is called the anthropic principle. In essence, this is the statement that we must live in a universe that can support life because we are here to observe it. This statement isn’t very satisfying, however, since it doesn’t offer any new insight into the nature of the universe. In modern times, physicists such as Alexander Vilenkin (Tufts University) have begun to suggest that our universe is only one of many. They envision an eternally expanding field of fundamental energy, effervescent with an infinity of universes. Each one has a Big Bang of its own, popping into existence wherever quantum fluctuations cool the fundamental field sufficiently. If there are an infinite number of universes, then it is certainly much less surprising that some would be habitable. Our particular combination of cosmological parameters, however, remains a highly improbable event in its own right.Advances in string theory and our understanding of higher dimensional spaces have made possible an even more astonishing solution to the coincidence problem. Quantum mechanical models have been proposed that allow the cosmological constant to decay from any initial value to almost zero. Such models, however, have two problems: first, the process typically requires trillions of years; and second, while the cosmological constant is large the density of matter in the universe drops to zero very quickly. But what if the universe is much older than it appears? Professors Paul Steinhardt (Princeton University) and Neil Turok (Cambridge University) have come up with a novel solution that gives the cosmological constant time to decay to its required value. Resurrecting a ghost of the cyclical universe, they propose that our universe is one of two embedded in the eleven-dimensional space of string theory. The two universes are linked with a spring-like attraction, and so pass through each other (moving along one of the higher dimensions) periodically. Every time they interact, enormous energies are released and both universes fill with hot plasma—a new Big Bang. There is no Big Crunch, as both universes are constantly expanding. A trillion years or so after one Big Bang, when the universe is practically empty, another Big Bang occurs and the stars and galaxies can form once more.The underlying cosmological constant, however, is unaffected by this process and has all the time it needs to decay to a small value. Eventually stars and galaxies will have time to form, and the same will be true of every subsequent cycle. In this modern version of the old cyclical model, the coincidence is resolved because only a few cycles are required for the cosmological constant to decay. The number of star-producing cycles following the decay, however, is practically infinite.Either way, it is clear that our perspective has changed. A single universe is no longer satisfying, given the most unlikely nature of our own. To explain our existence, it seems we must imagine others.References:Paul Steinhardt and Neil Turok, “Why the Cosmological Constant is Small and Positive”, Science 4 May 2006, http://xxx.lanl.gov/astro-ph/0605173Alexander Vilenkin, “The Vacuum Energy Crisis”, Science 4 May 2006, http://xxx.lanl.gov/astro-ph/0605242Articles from Science magazine are also available at http://www.sciencemag.org/1As the universe expands, its density decreases. The critical density is therefore actually a function of time, and had a much higher value in the early universe than it does today.By Ben Mathiesen, Copyright 2006 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. During the decades following common acceptance of the Big Bang model, physicists and astronomers tried very hard to measure the composition of the universe. According to theory, the average density of the universe would determine its ultimate fate. A universe with too little matter would expand forever, and its average density would eventually drop to zero. A universe with too much matter, on the other hand, would one day collapse under its own gravity (the ‘Big Crunch’). Only one special value, the critical density, could prevent both a Big Crunch and the unchecked expansion of the universe. Those with philosophical objections to a dying universe had only three alternatives. One idea was that we actually lived in a steady state universe. In this model, the universe expands at a constant rate but produces an occasional atom out of the void to maintain its average density. A steady state universe is infinite, and need not have had a Big Bang at all. Another way out was to have a cyclical universe, whose every Big Crunch is followed by another Big Bang. The cyclical universe model didn’t improve our own long-term prospects, but it at least preserved the universe itself from extinction. Unfortunately, neither of these models survived under the pressure of improving astronomical observations.By the 1970s, a critical density Big Bang model was the only viable solution for a stable universe. Unfortunately, even the most generous accounting of matter in the universe added up to only about half of the required density. Cosmologists were stuck with an unstable universe, doomed to end in cold and darkness. A universe that expands forever is not so bad, if the data require it; the future history of the universe might be disappointing to aesthetes, but a scientist will just shrug and accept the result. The Big Bang model, however, still had a big problem: our low-density universe could only arise from a highly unlikely coincidence of initial conditions. An expanding universe is fine in principle, but it mustn’t expand too quickly! For galaxies, stars, and planets to form, the average density of matter has to stay relatively high for at least a few billion years. To satisfy even this one vague constraint, it turns out that the initial density of the universe would have had to be very close to the critical value1. Citation: A Cosmic Coincidence Resurrects the Cyclical Universe (2006, June 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2006-06-cosmic-coincidence-resurrects-cyclical-universe.html Over the past five years or so, scientists have finally converged on a model of the universe that explains (or at least permits) all of its characteristics. The new cosmological model has one very surprising feature, however, which is supported by several robust and unrelated observations. In addition to matter and radiation, it seems that the vacuum of space is filled with a mysterious ‘dark energy’ that pushes the universe apart. While the dark energy helps us explain a great many things, it also resurrects an old problem once thought buried—the idea that our universe is the product of a highly unlikely cosmic coincidence. Could vacuum physics be revealed by laser-driven microbubbles? Explore further This document is subject to copyright. 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Researchers reveal hidden patterns in flow of manuscript submissions

first_img To find out more about the submission, rejection and resubmission process, the team looked at biologically oriented submissions to 923 science journals during the years 2006 to 2008. Data was obtained by sending emails to more than 200,000 people listed as corresponding authors on published papers. Each was asked if the paper they’d published had been resubmitted to the journal that had published it, and if so, which one had previously rejected it. The team received 80,000 response emails.In calculating statistics based on answers provided by respondents, the team found that approximately 75 percent of papers printed had not been resubmitted, a sign that work also goes into targeting submissions appropriately. For the 25 percent of papers that had been resubmitted after being rejected, the researchers found that most followed a step down process whereby submitters first submitted to high impact journals than lower ones where they met with eventual success. It was in this group that the team found what they described as the biggest surprise, that rejected papers once published elsewhere received more citations relative to others in the same journal than did those accepted on first submission.The researchers suggest that the higher citation rate for the resubmitted papers is likely due to reviews offered by peers, referees and editors that together result in a better paper. This indicates, they say, that perhaps the quality of papers published in scientific journals might be improved overall if more papers from first time submitters were rejected. Another possibility is that papers that go against the status quo tend to get rejected more often than those that toe the line, which would cause a bigger stir, and hence citations when eventually published. More information: Flows of Research Manuscripts Among Scientific Journals Reveal Hidden Submission Patterns, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1227833ABSTRACTThe study of science-making is a growing discipline that builds largely on online publication and citation databases, while prepublication processes remain hidden. Here, we report results from a large-scale survey of the submission process, covering 923 scientific journals from the biological sciences in years 2006–2008. Manuscript flows among journals revealed a modular submission network, with high-impact journals preferentially attracting submissions. However, about 75% of published articles were submitted first to the journal that would publish them, and high-impact journals published proportionally more articles that had been resubmitted from another journal. Submission history affected postpublication impact: Resubmissions from other journals received significantly more citations than first-intent submissions, and resubmissions between different journal communities received significantly fewer citations.Press release Citation: Researchers reveal hidden patterns in flow of manuscript submissions (2012, October 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-10-reveal-hidden-patterns-manuscript-submissions.html (Phys.org)—A research team made up of members from France, Canada and the US has been studying the manuscript submission and rejection process for biologically based papers submitted to journals for publication. They have found, as they describe in their paper published in the journal Science, that papers resubmitted and accepted by one journal after being rejected by another, receive more citations than other papers. Journal information: Science © 2012 Phys.orgcenter_img Submission network picture. Credit: (c) Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1227833 Explore further How to Spot an Influential Paper Based on its Citations This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Fun and fierce competition in LAC Night Race

first_imgClick on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Ladysmith Athletic Club (LAC) hosted their annual Night Race today (October 1).Sponsored by Drakensberg Logistics and Boardmans, the event kicked off with a 5km fun-run in which young and old could get some good exercise without straining themselves too much.The main race, which was a 21km half-marathon, was more serious and had the athletes pounding the streets in order to finish in the top positions.Race winner Siyabonga Nkonde said it was a tough course with many steep uphill sections to test one’s stamina.Being first to the finish line, a jubilant Siyabonga said he was happy with his performance on the day and expressed gratitude to his coach for all the help with race preparations.DID YOU KNOW?last_img read more

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first_img Image courtesy of Imago Systems More women are learning about an imaging technique that offers a noninvasive alternative to hysterectomy for women with uterine fibroids and they are finding this procedure to be very accessible in outpatient centers.Both interventional radiologists and OB/GYN doctors are applying magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS), which uses focused beams of ultrasound with intensities of up to 5000W/cm to ablate tumors inside the body. The energy is thousands of times stronger than diagnostic ultrasound since the ultrasound energy is focused similarly to how a magnifying glass focuses light. With MRgFUS, effects are noted only at the targeted region and surrounding tissue is spared. In addition, as this procedure utilizes only MRI and ultrasound there are no harmful radiation effects to the patient.Widespread Adoption, ApplicationsWorldwide, over 4,000 procedures have been performed for various indications. Today, the primary indication for MRgFUS and the only one approved in the U.S. by the FDA for commercial use is for uterine fibroids. However, the procedure also has the CE mark for fibroid and bone metastasis treatments in Europe, with National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines published in the UK. Other applications of this technology that are currently under investigation are breast tumors, liver tumors and prostate cancer.Thus far, there is only one FDA-approved MRgFUS system, ExAblate developed by InSightec, which is used for incisionless surgery for uterine fibroids with GE Healthcare’s 1.5T and 3.0T MRI systems.Notably, this technique demonstrates the application of imaging in therapy and its ability to firstly, define the target/lesion for treatment; secondly, provide real-time thermal imaging as the therapy; and thirdly provide immediate posttreatment measures of tissue necrosis. Although the long-term durability of this method is not known, experts anticipate that MRgFUS will become a broadly applied thermal ablation method for many tumors and multiple diseases, allowing for noninvasive, image-based, individualized treatments.Real-Time TreatmentUterine fibroids, common benign masses in the uterus, affect 20-40 percent of Caucasian women over 35 years old and a significantly higher number of African and Afro-Caribbean women. Fibroids can be painful and cause urinary frequency, abnormal or heavy bleeding and pain during intercourse and possibly infertility.The patient lies inside a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, with real-time MR images employed to scan patient anatomy and tumor location.The MRI images are used to aid the physician in developing a treatment plan, and also for providing temperature feedback after each sonication, ensuring that temperatures are sufficiently elevated for cell death. Post treatment contrast-enhanced MRI images are obtained to confirm the amount of ablated or dead tissue inside the fibroid. This image-guided procedure requires no incisions, light conscious sedation, and mild pain relief (Diazemuls, pethidine, paracetamol and Voltarol Suppository).Prior to treatment, the physician outlines the fibroid tumor to be treated as well as sensitive structures outside the uterus (such as bowel, pubic bone and sacral nerves). The system’s computer generates a treatment plan indicating the number of individual bursts of high-intensity ultrasound (called sonications) required to complete treatment, the optimal size and shape of the spots, and ensures that the US beam does not pass through any of the marked sensitive structures outside the uterus.During the treatment, sonications are delivered into the body by a focused ultrasound transducer. The transducer is housed inside a water bath in a special MRI patient table on which the patient lies.The sonications range in energy from 1.5 to 5kJ, and last 15-30 seconds in duration. Between sonications, a cooling period of 45-90 seconds prevents heating of tissue outside the targeted focal region.Rapid Recovery, Low RiskFor both patients and the healthcare system as a whole, there are significant benefits to this noninvasive procedure particularly against currently alternative procedures for the fibroids, which include hysterectomy, myomectomy and uterine artery embolization.As awareness about the procedure increases, more women view MRgFUS as a preferred or desirable option for treating their fibroids due to the noninvasiveness of the procedure and the quick recovery time.Many patients would actually choose the ‘watchful waiting’ option rather than a more invasive surgical procedure.The burden of uterine fibroids on healthcare costs for women who choose to live with fibroid symptoms is significant.There is evidence to show that women are seeking minimally invasive alternatives to hysterectomy, motivated by a trend toward later child-bearing and the desire to minimize recovery time.2 In another study, women with symptomatic fibroids waited an average of five years and consulted with an average of three gynecologists before undergoing UAE.3In comparison, MRgFUS is an outpatient procedure, and patients are able to return home after a very short recovery time of approximately 30-60 minutes.Typical time to return to work with MRgFUS is between 0.8 ± 1.9 days.4 By contrast the time to return to work is over 30 days for hysterectomy and 10 days for UAE.In a survey of 84 women with symptomatic fibroids the top factors that influenced their decision to choose UAE (the most minimally-invasive procedure at the time of that publication) included: desire to avoid adverse effects of other treatments (90 percent), anticipated prolonged recovery from surgery (83 percent), and avoiding surgery (71 percent).5While no medical procedure is without risk, it has been demonstrated that MRgFUS has fewer risks than other treatment options for fibroids.6 The side-effects of MRgFUS include transfusion (3 percent), fever (6 percent) and vaginal discharge (7.5 percent). This is much lower than the 32 percent and 76 percent of women experiencing transfusions and fever respectively after a hysterectomy and the 21 percent of women experiencing vaginal discharge after UAE.7With lower side effects comes a reduction in cost primarily attributed to hospital length of stay (LOS). This statistic has been documented for fibroid treatment. (see Table 1).Procedure Cuts Time, CostA recent study investigated payer costs associated with 2,836 hysterectomy, 704 myomectomy and 125 UAE patients.8 It was shown that although there were significant differences in the procedure costs, the difference in total 12-month payer costs (medical, professional and pharmacy) for all three procedures was not significant (see Table 2).There were also more accident and emergency visits and hospital admissions after UAE than for hysterectomy and myomectomy.From a patient and employer perspective, the minimal recovery time can be associated with fewer lost workdays. Several studies have reported the number of missed work days associated with UAE, hysterectomy and myomectomy, and the indirect costs associated with work loss and recovery time.As patients and physicians become more aware of this noninvasive ablation procedure, the expectation is that the numbers of MRgFUS procedures will rise. With it will likely come greater awareness and expectation that non-invasive MRgFUS ablation procedures could be applied for use in treating various types of tumors. At this stage in the evolution of the technology, MRgFUS has proven to be efficacious and safe for the treatment of uterine fibroids with a minimal recovery time, can potentially save on provider resources and is a viable and cost-effective alternative to current fibroid treatments.References:1. Walker CL, Stewart EA. Uterine fibroids: the elephant in the room.Science. 2005 Jun 10;308(5728):1589-92.2. Stewart EA. Uterine fibroids. Lancet 2001; 357(9252):293-298.3. Pron G, Cohen M, Soucie J, Garvin G, Vanderburgh L, Bell S. The Ontario UterineFibroid Embolization Trial. Part 1. Baseline patient characteristics, fibroid burden, andimpact on life. Fertil Steril 2003; 79(1):112-119.4. Nevadunsky NS, Bachmann GA, Nosher J, Yu T. Women’s decision-makingdeterminants in choosing uterine artery embolization for symptomatic fibroids. J ReprodMed 2001; 46(10):870-874.5. Stewart EA, Rabinovici J, Tempany CM, Inbar Y, Regan L, Gostout B, Hesley G, Kim HS, Hengst S, Gedroyc WM.Clinical outcomes of focused ultrasound surgery for the treatment of uterine fibroids.Fertil Steril. 2006 Jan;85(1):22-9.6. Fennessy FM, Tempany CM, McDannold NJ, So MJ, Hesley G, Gostout B, Kim HS, Holland GA, Sarti DA, Hynynen K, Jolesz FA, Stewart EA.Uterine leiomyomas: MR imaging-guided focused ultrasound surgery–results of different treatment protocols.Radiology. 2007 Jun;243(3):885-93.7. Iverson RE, Jr., Chelmow D, Strohbehn K, Waldman L, Evantash EG. Relative morbidity of abdominal hysterectomy and myomectomy for management of uterine leiomyomas. Obstet Gynecol 1996; 88(3):415-419.8. Corson SL, Brooks PG. Resectoscopic myomectomy. Fertil Steril 1991; 55(6):1041-1044.9. Becker ER, Spalding J, Duchane J, Horowitz IR. Inpatient surgical treatment patterns for patients with uterine fibroids in the United States, 1998-2002. J Natl Med Assoc 2005; 97(10):1336-1342.10. Dembek CJ, Pelletier EM, Isaacson KB, Spies JB.Payer costs in patients undergoing uterine artery embolization, hysterectomy, or myomectomy for treatment of uterine fibroids. 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Write to Matt Peckham at matt.He has been in the U. an ex-DFL chairman, as he also debunked the rumour being peddled that it was rituals by some politicians in the state. who advised people not to walk alone in dark streets in the metropolis to avoid being attacked, Taylor said planning “should have happened five years ago, publisher of The Dickinson Press."Let’s have these debates" Hamilton said Tuesday March 14 "Don’t hide from it; don’t cower behind a damned gavel"The person he talked about but did not specifically name is House Commerce Chairman Joe Hoppe R-Chaska who says he will not take up Hamilton’s bill written to allow patients to generally continue receiving prescription medicine throughout an insurance policy’s termHoppe said that Hamilton’s bill would increase the cost of health care while Republicans who control the House want to cut the cost"The heart of the matter is poverty of the human heart" Hamilton said of fellow Republicans’ decision to not consider his billHamilton of Mountain Lake who from time to time goes against his GOP colleagues on specific issues said that a pharmacy benefit manager limits his anti-fatigue medicine to one pill a day even though his Mayo Clinic doctor thinks he needs two a dayHamilton said that taking half the dose that his doctor prescribed means he is forced to use a wheelchair and must decide between exercise and work because he becomes too fatigued to do bothHamilton pays the entire cost of the medicine he said but his pharmacy can only give him 30 pills a month because of the benefit manager’s decisionA year ago before the medicine cutback Hamilton used a scooter to go long distances in the Capitol complex but also could walk short distancesHis bill would limit the power of benefit managers who control costs for insurance companies to deny prescriptions during policy’s termA Senate version of the bill offered by Sen Carla Nelson R-Rochester has met with bipartisan backing and she said she expects it to pass the full Senate But Hoppe who controls the committee where Hamilton’s bill must start said it runs counter to GOP efforts to control health care costs"We are not going to have a hearing" Hoppe said "I am sympathetic We are all doing all we can to lower the cost of health care"On the other hand Hoppe said he might not oppose a Hamilton effort to attach the provision onto another bill as it moves through the HouseThe chairman said that Hamilton’s bill may be something that could be studied after this legislative session ends in May with it resurfacing next year if appropriate House speaker Kurt Daudt R-Crown agreed with Hoppe that the Hamilton bill likely would increase costs but said he blames Hamilton’s insurance company not benefit managersDaudt said that Hamilton the House agriculture finance chairman had not talked to him about the issue"If he really wanted his bill to get a hearing he would be talking to me and not you" the speaker told reportersAs for his two chairman who do not agree on the issue Daudt said: "I probably will have to talk to both of them and find out if they have had conversations"In an emotional talk to reporters said that what really bothered him was a 10:31 pm Monday text message he received saying there may be a way to work with a benefit manager to approve the full dose of his medicine"I am a legislator making a ruckus about this" he said adding that "it is not just about me; it is greater than that"Hamilton who would not say who sent him the text indicated that he only was given a chance to get medicine because he is an elected official who was talking about the issue in public He said that he does not plan to take the person who sent the text up on the offerDr David Agerter an Austin physician for Mayo Clinic said each patent is unique and others should not change a doctor’s decision about the best medicineSwitching drugs "can threaten a patient’s life" he said By Ricardo Brito and Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – A Brazilian federal appeals court judge on Tuesday overturned a ruling barring Venezuelan immigrants fleeing economic and political turmoil from entering Brazil On Sunday a federal judge in the northern state of Roraima ordered the border closed until the state could create "humanitarian" conditions to receive a massive of Venezuelans Appeals court judge Kassio Marques acknowledged "grave violations of the public and judicial order" but overturned the lower court’s ruling saying the closure would not improve humanitarian conditions for Venezuelans fleeing their country A Foreign Ministry official said the Brazilian government does not contemplate at all closing the border because that would violate its international commitments on human rights and a new immigration law that keeps the door open to all refugees The Roraima state government which has been trying to shut the border to stop the influx of Venezuelans said it would appeal the latest court decision and seek 184 million reais in federal compensation to cover its additional costs in health education and public security Over the last three years tens of thousands of Venezuelans have overwhelmed Roraima causing a humanitarian crisis with families sleeping in the streets amid rising crime and prostitution The federal police said that it never actually closed the frontier and had only begun preparations for shutting it on Monday but the normal flow of Venezuelan immigrants was re-established on Tuesday morning A state government official in Roraima said that although the federal police never closed the border officers did momentarily stop Venezuelans from entering "They only let pass those who had been granted asylum residency or could prove they had passage out of the country" the official told Reuters "There was even a little protest" The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) welcomed the Brazilian judiciary’s decision Nearly 33000 Venezuelans had asked for asylum in Brazil as of April 30 while another 25000 had entered the country by other means including humanitarian visas labour and migration visas UNHCR spokesman William Spindler said in Geneva "In 2018 the number of asylum seekers from Venezuela is already larger than for the whole of 2017" he told reporters Venezuela is in the grip of a severe economic crisis with shortages of food medicines and other essentials and periodic waves of protests against leftist President Nicolas Maduro The Brazilian Air Force began flying Venezuelan immigrants in Roraima to other cities of Brazil in May and has so far flown more than 800 Venezuelans out of Boa Vista the state capital (Additional reporting by Staphanie Nebehay in Geneva and Mateus Maia in Brasilia; Writing by Gabriel Stargardter and Anthony Boadle; Editing by Frances Kerry and Sandra Maler) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed New Delhi: In one of his sharpest attacks yet on Narendra Modi former prime minister Manmohan Singh said his successor’s rule has not been good for India as he "failed" the electorate and led a government that was "mostly silent" on incidents of communal violence mob lynching and cow vigilantism Singh while speaking at the launch of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s new book titled The Paradoxical Prime Minister: Narendra Modi and His India alleged under the present dispensation the environment in universities and national institutions like the CBI was being vitiated and dissent stifled His remarks came amid the current crisis in the CBI whose top two bosses were divested of their powers and sent on leave by the government File image of former prime minister Manmohan Singh PTI In a scathing criticism of Modi Singh said he was elected as the 14th prime minister of India on the back of many lofty promises but in the past four years he and his government "failed" their electorate and eroded the voters’ faith He said Modi is a "paradoxical prime minister" and Tharoor has demonstrated this through his "superbly written and devastatingly accurate book" "He (Modi) has spoken of being a prime minister for all Indians but the government he presides over has been mostly silent in the face of widespread communal violence mob lynching and cow vigilantism "At the same time academic freedoms are being sought to be curbed The environment in our universities and national institutions like the CBI is being vitiated and dissent stifled" Singh alleged Speaking during a panel discussion at the event after Singh’s address former Union minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram when asked about the CBI said "We have the most ‘credible bureau of investigation’ and we have the most enlightened directorate ED Who am I to comment on that I am one of their favourite.This is again an example of how institutions are being destroyed" "A new government has to reinvent a Federal Bureau of Investigation or a Central Bureau of Investigation This cannot be repaired This cannot be put together again You can say the same thing about the Central Information Commission You can say the same thing about the Central Election Commission" Chidambaram alleged Singh in his speech also came down hard on the government’s economic policies saying nothing concrete had been done to bring back the "promised billions of dollars" allegedly held abroad as black money The "hastily-implemented" demonetisation and GST have proved to be "disastrous" for the economy the former prime minister said Petrol and diesel prices are at a "historic high" despite the fall in international crude oil prices because the Modi government chose to levy excessive excise duties instead of passing the benefits of low prices to the people of India he said adding that Modi instead has thought it fit to "punish our people" Singh also alleged that Modi presides over a "fearful population an economy that has been set back by foolhardy initiatives painful lack of jobs the growing distress among India’s farming communities a devastating number of farmer suicides insecure borders instability in Kashmir and the palpable failure in implementation of even laudable initiatives like Swachh Bharat Skill Development Make in India and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" "This is what he presides over and not a secular plural free and equal society that was. envisioned and built in its six and a half decades as a free nation" he added Modi’s rule has "not been good" for India and it all arises from the Modi paradox that Tharoor has shown in his book he said "Much of what the Modi government is all about has turned out to be little more than a series of empty gestures.with very little substance having been achieved on the ground" he said Singh lauded Tharoor for coming out with the "timely book reminding us that the idea of India is under threat today from those who seek not just to rule India but to change India’s very heart and soul" Earlier speaking at the event Tharoor alleged "The government of India statistics will tell you that of all the cow vigilantism cow-related violence that has ever occurred in independent India in 70 years 97 per cent has occurred in the rule of Narendra Modi" Tharoor however did not say which statistics of the government he was referring to and did not elaborate on his claim During the panel discussion Chidambaram while referring to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s lecture here on Thursday alleged that the talk of a strong state and hard decisions was nothing but the seed of an "illiberal democracy" Janata Dal (United) leader Pawan Verma during the discussion slammed the Opposition saying that it had no leadership "Can we have an opposition which goes beyond photo ops" he asked "If everything about Modi is wrong and we are six months away from an election Why does he continue to enjoy personal popularity ratings which are so high" he asked Something must be wrong with those who are trying to oppose him or he must be doing some things better than the opposition he argued Former Union minister Arun Shourie and journalist-turned-politician Ashutosh also slammed the government for its policies"Qandeel Baloch used social media to promote her image and post progressive ideas. 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