Mapmygenome partners with Lucid

first_img Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Offers DNA Onco Screen for cancer screeningLucid, a diagnostics company and Mapmygenome, a molecular diagnostics company, announced their alliance to advance cutting-edge, personalised and preventive medicine by combining genomics and pathology lab services. Lucid will offer DNA Onco Screen to customers and physicians for prevention and early detection of cancers.“Genetics is an important part of clinical diagnostics and we are pleased to offer these packages with Mapmygenome,” said Dr Sunitha Lingareddy, Managing Director, Lucid Diagnostics.“We are quite excited about this partnership,” said Anu Acharya, CEO, Mapmygenome. “Combining clinical parameters with genomics makes it very compelling for physicians and consumers to get a comprehensive screen.”DNA Onco Screen assesses genetic predisposition to various cancers, physiological traits known to trigger cancer, and lifestyle traits linked to cancer risk. Key clinical markers associated with cancer are also tested. Also offered are advanced packages for men and women, with a complete assessment by the doctor. All packages include genetic counselling to help understand individuals’ risk of cancer, inheritance patterns, and lifestyle changes essential to prevent cancer. These packages are the most effective, efficient, and comprehensive cancer screening tests available in the country. Read Article Share Cancer News Patient Safety Radiology Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 By EH News Bureau on February 22, 2019 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Comments (0) The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals cancer screeningDNA Onco ScreenLucid DiagnosticsMapmygenome Mapmygenome partners with Lucid Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Add Commentlast_img read more

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Guy Wins $45K On Game Show With World’s Best Guess

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAll the Wheel of Fortune player knew was that the answer was a ‘thing’, it was three words of varying length and started with an “NE”.Incredibly, Emil, who the host Pat Sajak called a very good puzzle solver, pulled the answer out of nowhere.Sajak was so amazed, he became suspicious and playfully pretended to search him for hidden devices. (WATCH the video below from AOL) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Thanks to Andrew N. for submitting the link!last_img read more

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Vermont opposes president’s efforts to stall energy efficiency standards

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan announced that the State of Vermont joined two multi-state actions to force the US Department of Energy (DOE) to finalize energy conservation standards for several consumer and commercial products. Efficiency standards are crucial for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving money for consumers. The standards apply to items such as ceiling fans, portable air conditioners, walk-in coolers and commercial boilers.“The delay of these common-sense efficiency standards is going to have a negative effect on the environment and Vermonters wallets,” said Attorney General Donovan. The DOE published new energy efficiency standards for ceiling fans as a final rule on January 19, 2017, with an effective date for the rule of March 20, 2017. The President’s Administration has since delayed the rule’s effective date twice – most recently pushing it back to September 30, 2017– asserting that seeking public input on the delay would be “impractical, unnecessary, and contrary to the public interest.”The six standards being blocked by DOE offer dramatic air pollution reductions, as well as energy- and cost-savings to consumers and businesses. According to DOE estimates, the standards would combine to eliminate emissions of 292 million tons of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, 734 thousand tons of the pollution that creates soot and smog, 1.2 million tons of the potent climate change pollutant methane, and over 1,000 pounds of highly-toxic mercury, over a 30-year period. Over this same period, the Appliance Standard Awareness Project estimates that the efficiency standards would together save over 443 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity – the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of over 36 million households. The DOE itself estimates that the six standards would provide net savings to consumers and businesses of approximately $23.8 billion.In addition to Vermont, the coalition of states filing a petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, challenging the delay on efficiency standards for ceiling fans includes the Attorneys General of the states of California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Washington, as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the City of New York. The same coalition, plus the Attorney General of Maryland, is sending a 60-day notice of intention to sue to the DOE regarding the other standards.Related documents:Petition for Review (3/31/17)(link is external)Notice of Intent letter to DOE Secretary Perry (4/3/17)(link is external)Vermont AG: April 7, 2017last_img read more

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Day of destiny reckons

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SRA extends support to youth court challenges

first_imgThe Solicitors Regulation Authority has drawn up a support package for practitioners working in the youth courts, announcing further work in the pipeline.The regulator says 60% of young people and children in the criminal justice system have significant speech, language and communication needs, representing a significant risk that they will not understand their solicitor, how the court works, or find it difficult to get their message across.SRA chief executive Paul Philip said: ‘Our additional help for those working in youth courts reflects that this is a really important part of the justice system, one that comes with its own unique challenges and demands.‘We want to help solicitors achieve the consistently high standards all children and young people deserve.’The regulator worked with charity Just for Kids Law and the Association of Youth Offending Team Managers.The support package includes advice to solicitors on what language to use, how they can facilitate better communication and participation between the court and the young person, and how they can work with other organisations to help understand and respond to clients’ needs.The regulator also announced that it plans to provide further information to help solicitors in youth courts, ‘including exploring what matters to young people and children in the criminal justice system and what they expect from their solicitor’.With solicitors no longer needing to count CPD hours from today, the regulator said the latest material will help those practising in the youth court to meet new ‘continuing competence’ requirements.A Law Society spokesperson said: ‘Clients in youth courts are particularly vulnerable so effective communication and engagement between the client and their advocate is key. That’s why the Law Society developed interactive training for solicitors in conjunction with Youth Justice Legal Centre and Just for Kids Law. The SRA toolkit complements this training.’last_img read more

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Help the poor quit smoking

first_imgBlack smokers, about 70 percent of whom smoke menthol cigarettes, have disproportionately higher rates of smoking-related cancers and other diseases. Interestingly, some studies have even shown that nicotine intake per cigarette for blacks is 30 percent greater than in whites, perhaps because black smokers primarily use mentholated brands. Menthol flavored cigarettes comprise about one-fourth of all cigarettes sold in the United States. Because the menthol produces a cooling sensation in the throat, decreases the cough reflex and acts to cover up the dry-throat feeling smokers often experience, menthol cigarette smokers tend to inhale more deeply and hold the smoke in longer. People who smoke menthols are less likely to try to quit and are less likely to be successful when they do try. A recent study by the President’s Cancer Council recommends that tobacco-cessation services and medications be a standard part of all health insurance. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, helping people quit is one of the most cost effective health-care benefits available. Yet the media tend to ignore the issue of smoking cessation because helping people quit isn’t controversial, and there is no quick fix. Smokers typically try to quit and fail at least six times before succeeding. The bottom line is most smokers actually want to quit – they just don’t have the help they need to overcome their addiction. As the governor, Legislature and lobbyists debate health-care reform, helping smokers reform should be their top priority. Ugo Barnaby Nnaji is policy director of the California Black Health Network.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Ugo Barnaby Nnaji In the State Capitol, everyone seems to have a lobbyist these days – except regular people. Take health-care reform. While the big players are working behind closed doors to put their stamp of approval on new legislation, working folks who need the attention of our lawmakers the most are left behind. At the center of the health-care issue is one of the oldest health threats – smoking. Poorer Americans are more likely to begin smoking, more likely to be current smokers and less likely to quit smoking. But smoking adversely affects the bottom line for us all. Californians pay more than $8 billion annually in health-care costs related to smoking. That’s more than $700 a year for every family. And businesses suffer from smoking, too. Smokers spend 8 percent of their work days on smoking-related habits. The average smoker costs the employer more than $1,700 in lost productivity and more than $1,600 in excess medical expenditures, translating to more than $3,400 per year per smoker. If policymakers are serious about cutting health-care costs to expand access to health care, getting low-income Californians to quit smoking is a logical place to start. The smoking rate among California adults is 15percent, but among poor families it’s about twice that. Unequal access to evidence-based cessation treatment is a likely factor in low quit rates among the poor. The consequences of these low quit rates are clear. For black people in particular, smoking and other tobacco use contribute to their leading causes of death – heart disease, cancer and stroke. And black people have a higher prevalence and greater hospitalization rates due to asthma attacks, which can be triggered by cigarette smoke. The good news is that offering smokers help in quitting is as cost-effective as childhood shots and more cost-effective than treating widespread ailments like high cholesterol. That’s why any health-care-reform package should include Assembly Bill 594 by Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally, D-Compton. AB 594 would require Medi-Cal to offer counseling as well as all Food and Drug Administration- approved smoking cessation medications to help smokers quit. Research on the brain tells us that nicotine is one of the hardest drug dependencies to break – just as hard as cocaine or heroin. What used to be known as a “habit” is now known as a true addiction. But according to the federal Department of Health and Human Services, 70 percent of smokers want to break their addiction, but fewer than 7 percent who try to quit can remain smoke-free for one year thereafter. last_img read more

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Did Donald Trump Jr. Have an Affair with Aubrey O’Day?

first_imgA source told “Us Weekly“, quote, “He told her it was over with his wife, that they were separated and he didn’t love her . . . all of that stuff . . . Aubrey fell for him hard.  She thought they were going to be together for real.” Whether this is true or not, there are a few interesting things in Aubrey’s recent past.  Like on the night Don Jr.’s dad won the presidential election, and Aubrey was complaining on Twitter . . . And she also said, quote, “My story I didn’t tell is worth millions now.” Obviously, that didn’t happen. Don Jr. supposedly ended the affair in 2012, after his wife VANESSA found emails between him and Aubrey.  Don and Vanessa went on to have two more kids . . . they have five total . . . and stayed together until she filed for divorce last week.center_img few less-reputable websites are claiming that DONALD TRUMP JR. had an affair with AUBREY O’DAY when she was on “Celebrity Apprentice” back in 2011. Then of course there was a track she released in 2013 that was about an affair.  It was called . . . “DJT”.last_img read more

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Grassroots soccer talent nurtured in Port Elizabeth

first_imgHosted at Young Park Primary school in Young Park, 16 primary schools from Schauderville and Kwazakhele were invited to participate in the workshop (Image: Chevrolet Ute Force)The Chevrolet Ute Force, in partnership with the Dreamfields Project, a non-profit organisation that focuses on soccer development, rolled out its coaching workshop in Port Elizabeth this week.Hosted at Young Park Primary school in Young Park, 16 primary schools from Schauderville and Kwazakhele were invited to participate in the workshop that provided them with basic coaching skills and intra school league training. Thirty teachers and seven General Motors employees participated in the workshop and in turn will develop aspirant soccer stars in their communities.The seven Schauderville Schools are De Vos Malan Primary, GJ Louw Primary, Dieterich Primary, St.Theresa Primary, Frank Joubert Primary, Abraham Levy Primary, Adolph Schauder Primary, and Young Park Primary School. The eight Kwazakele Schools are Henry Nginza Primary, Ebhongweni Primary, Phakama Primary, JK Zondi Primary, Inkqubela Primary, BJ Mnyanda Primary, Ben Nyati Primary, and WB Tshume Primary.According to Chevrolet brand manager Tim Hendon, the partnership with Dreamfields Project, has enabled Chevrolet to reach many disadvantaged communities where soccer is popular amongst youth. “Each participant will receive a certificate of completion after the workshop which makes them eligible to coach and arrange intra school league games in the future,” said Hendon.He explained that the initiative links back to the Dreamfields Project’s goal of supporting the South African Football Association Development Agency’s (SAFADA) 2022 Vision, which highlights the need for coaches and the need of finding and grooming talent. “Chevrolet Ute Force has pledged its commitment to this vision, and provides not only funding but also donates One World Futbol soccer balls and soccer equipment and the use of utility bakkies to reach remote communities,” Hendon added.Earlier this year Chevrolet donated 55 000 One World Futbol, soccer balls to SAFADA. These balls are nearly indestructible and were designed to withstand gruelling conditions and rough surfaces. “Children train with the balls and are able to play with them over and over again without the fear of the ball going flat, this provides them with the needed training time before playing league games.“As part of our ‘What do you #PlayFor?‘ campaign introduced in April of this year, we will continue to support communities and the beautiful game of soccer – building the nation through play.”In the spirit of the Chevrolet Ute Force project, which is collaborative in nature and aims to share with people across the country, challenging South Africans to support their communities – a mini documentary of the Port Elizabeth project will be created. Spear headed by the creative team of BoltonInc, cinematographer Louis Bolton has captured the dreams of communities through the Ute Force initiative from day one.Traveling with the team to Port Elizabeth, Bolton believes that it is through sharing stories that real change can be achieved. He is joined by producer and Ute Force Project manager Bridgette Bolton who oversees the roll-out of the Chevrolet Ute Force project from one community to the next.last_img read more

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