Today: Friday, August 06, 2010

Aug 6, 2010

Theatre group offers lifeline for St James

Michele Hewitson Interview : David McPhail

TV review: NZ's Next Top Model

Nazi names backfire on parents

Japanese tanker attacked in Persian Gulf

Women's Health News

Norwegian cervical screening program begins reimbursing for liquid-based cytology

6. August 2010 05:52
Hologic, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced that on July 1, 2010, the Norwegian cervical screening program began reimbursing for liquid-based cytology (LBC). [More]

Gender-harassed women report lower satisfaction with professional relationships: Study

6. August 2010 02:33
Gender harassment - verbal and nonverbal behaviors that convey insulting, hostile and degrading attitudes to women - is just as distressing for women victims as sexual advances in the workplace. According to Emily Leskinen, Lilia Cortina, and Dana Kabat from the University of Michigan in the US, gender harassment leads to negative personal and professional outcomes too and, as such, is a serious form of sex discrimination. In their view, there is a case for interpreting existing legislation as including gender harassment, so that it is recognized as a legitimate and serious form of sex-based discrimination in the workplace. Their work is published online in Springer's journal Law and Human Behavior. [More]

Agendia inaugurates new clinical genomics laboratory

6. August 2010 00:57
Agendia, a world leader in molecular cancer diagnostics, today announced the inauguration of a new state-of-the-art clinical genomics laboratory in Irvine, CA. Previously, Agendia's offices and laboratory were located in Huntington Beach, CA. The new laboratory will further increase capacity to support Agendia's strong commercial expansion in the U.S. market, as well as the use of multiple Agendia tests in clinical research. MammaPrint, the company's lead product and the only FDA-cleared breast cancer recurrence test, is reimbursed by an increasing number of payers, covering some 100 million lives today. [More]
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Ovulating women unconsciously dress in sexier fashion products to outdo attractive rival women

5. August 2010 06:21
Ovulating women unconsciously buy sexier clothes, says new research from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. The study finds that ovulating women unconsciously dress to impress - doing so not to impress men, but to outdo rival women during the handful of days each month when they are ovulating. [More]

    Mothers of premature babies have high levels of stress and anxiety

    5. August 2010 05:15
    The incidence of premature babies has been stable or even increased over time. The phenomenon brings with it the possibility of neurological, sensorial, respiratory, cognitive or psychomotor consequences for the child, both in the short and the medium term. These consequences also are a concern to child psychiatrists and psychologists, as it is currently known that the progress of a premature baby and the appearance or otherwise of problems depend largely on the family environment, above all how the mother interacts with her child in the first months of its life. [More]

    Ferroportin levels are strong predictors of propensity for breast cancer recurrence: Study

    5. August 2010 02:48
    A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) may soon help to spare some women with breast cancer from having to undergo invasive and toxic treatments for their disease. [More]

    Scientists suggest home genetic tests may cause unnecessary stress

    5. August 2010 02:39
    In the age of the Internet, where cybercondriacs are just a mouse click away from a diagnosis, do-it-yourself home genetics test may seem like the next logical step in managing health. But these tests, which are relatively new and available online, are often not comprehensive and may cause unnecessary stress, warns Suzanne Mahon, DNSc., a clinical professor of hematology and oncology at Saint Louis University. [More]

    HF-WBI effective for patients with early stage breast cancer

    5. August 2010 02:17
    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released evidence-based guidelines to define appropriate fractionation of whole breast irradiation (WBI), finding that hypofractionated (HF) WBI is effective for many patients with early-stage breast cancer. These guidelines are published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology-Biology-Physics, the official journal of ASTRO. [More]

    Pregnancy weight gain liked to childhood obesity: Study

    4. August 2010 23:03
    Women who gain excessive weight during pregnancy have a greater chance their babies will be born too big. Scientists are trying to find whether this relationship of gaining too much weight by mother and baby is genetic and can predispose the child to be obese later in life. [More]

    Conceptus’ Essure procedure effective for permanent birth control

    4. August 2010 08:25
    According to the recently released 2006-08 National Survey of Family Growth by the Center for Disease Control, one in four women choose permanent birth control. Conceptus, Inc. wants women to know that its Essure permanent birth control procedure has been gaining in popularity, and is a safe and effective solution used by hundreds of thousands of women worldwide. [More]

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    Iran's Ahmadinejad slams US at Afghan-Tajik summit

    Turkish govt beats army in latest power struggle

    Campbell admits receiving diamonds

    US, Vietnam in advanced nuclear deal

    Obama offers Iran path for new talks on nuclear isssue

    More help needed for war refugees in Georgia

    Russia losing battle to stop wildfires

    Israel returns Turkish aid ships seized near Gaza

    US furor over Yuan

    From Fiji, with love - Fiji Times Online

    Elena Baravilala, left, and Vanessa Quai singing at the Forum meeting in Vanuatu.

    Stallone among 'ugliest guys' in new movie

    Obama and cards on b'day

    Radio Australia launches transmitter in Palau

    Micronesian Trade Committee meeting in Palau

    282 dengue fever cases in A. Samoa

    Kids learn the art of recycling through arts, Palau

    Incentives should be for tourists, not tour agents, Marianas

    Lease negotiation cancelled, Guam

    ‘Guam needs more time for clean fuel’

    Advocate slams Interior’s report, Marianas

    Zoologist here to talk about whales, dolphins | local-news

    No gas on Tinian until Monday, Mariana Islands, Tinian

    Pacific Islands Forum underway in Vanuatu

    Gonzalo Garrido wins tenth stage of Friendship Tour

    “O Tahiti Nui Freedom” outrigger canoe arrived in the Cook Islands

    French Polynesia Vice-President wants better regional integration for Tahiti

    OFC Futsal Championship to start August 8

    “Tahitian week” in the South of France

    Tahiti, May tourism figures down 13% compared to last year

    The Mind, Body and Soul Retreat

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    Tariq Aziz: Obama is 'leaving Iraq to the wolves'

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