July 19, 2019
  • 7:20 am Taliban car bomb kills at least 12 in attack on Afghan security
  • 7:05 am Avoiding Career Death by Twitter
  • 3:07 am Google Spins VR Experiences on the Web
  • 2:09 am Organic food may protect against cancers finds study
  • 2:09 am Cytokine levels could predict autoimmune reactions to cancer immunotherapy

first_img Child suicide bomber kills five at wedding in Afghanistan Arif Noori, a provincial government spokesman in Ghazni, confirmed eight members of the NDS and four civilians died in the blast, with more than 50 civilians injured. “Many injured people were being rushed to the hospital,” he said.Afghanistan, Taliban, Taliban attack Afghanistan, Afghanistan Taliban, Taliban bomb blast,  NDS Ghazni blast, Indian Express, latest news Injured boys receive treatment in a hospital after a car bomb attack in Ghazni province, central Afghanistan, Sunday, July 7, 2019. (AP)It wasn’t immediately clear whether the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber.The blast in a crowded area of Ghazni city was the latest in a wave of near-daily attacks by the Taliban, who now hold sway over about half of Afghanistan and continue to intensify attacks on Afghan forces despite increased efforts towards a peace agreement to end the 18-year war. Afghan radio station closes down following Taliban threats Related News Afghanistan, Taliban, Taliban attack Afghanistan, Afghanistan Taliban, Taliban bomb blast,  NDS Ghazni blast, Indian Express, latest news Afghan security forces inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Ghazni province, central Afghanistan, Sunday, July 7, 2019. Afghan officials say a car bomb in central Afghanistan has killed a few people and wounded dozens of people, many of them students attending a nearby school. (AP)Taliban Islamist fighters killed at least eight Afghan security force members and four civilians, as well as wounding more than 50 civilians, by blowing up a car bomb in central Ghazni province on Sunday, government officials and the Taliban said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for detonating the bomb near the National Directorate of Security (NDS) compound in Ghazni city during Sunday morning’s rush hour. “Dozens of NDS officers were killed or wounded,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement. Advertising Despite Afghan-Taliban peace talks, war on civilians continue By Reuters |Kabul | Published: July 7, 2019 1:32:28 pm Post Comment(s)last_img read more


first_imgTwo services I’ve seen are RightNowMarketing and FingerMarketing. Both of these are focused on driving interest in a social media account and don’ t seem to offer the service I’m suggesting. However, I expect that given their experience, either of these firms could, for a price, offer something like it. The value could be far higher, given the level of protection they would provide, than their current services.I’d be tempted to call the service the “Idiocy Protection Service” but “image protection” or “job protection” likely would be far more politically correct. Some People Shouldn’t Be on Twitter Existing Services Boards and media companies need to start taking this crap seriously. When one tweet can destroy a multimillion-dollar property, it is way past time for preventive measures. This isn’t rocket science. If it isn’t handled maturely, social media can be a company and career killer. Just because the president of the United States gets away with this behavior — for now — that isn’t an excuse for failure to guard against it.Separate those who have poor impulse control from Twitter, and remove their need to post by protecting them better than they could protect themselves. For those who have better control, provide a fast, well-staffed service that reviews posts before they’re published.In both cases, provide protection for those who adhere to the terms of their agreements and impose massive penalties on those who do not. This approach should prevent the next multimillion-dollar social media mistake.I’ll bet we have several more catastrophic mistakes before anyone does anything, because these big companies apparently are run by idiots. Seriously folks, a 3-year-old could have seen this coming… Individuals who don’t seem to have this tendency also may act out on occasion and create similar problems with a poorly worded, poorly thought through, or anger-driven post. For key players who are critical to a show, providing what basically would be an editing service interface between them and social media would reduce substantially the probability that a career-killing post would make it to the outside world.This service also could deal with trolls and shield the celebrity from the kind of emotional impact that insensitive remarks typically have on people. It also could help prevent a flame war that could damage the brand of the celebrity, show or product.This would include similar provisions in their employment contract with similar huge penalties for any post that didn’t go through the service, and the understanding that if the post did go through the service the firm would have the celebrity’s back.Think of this as insurance. For a small fraction of the cost of the damage from an unfortunate tweet or other social media post, it would be possible to create a buffer between the celebrity and the social media network, heading off the next show-ending, brand-damaging, career-killing post. There are a lot of people in surprisingly powerful positions who have impulse control issues. Our president comes to mind. The end result is that on social media, they are their own worst enemies and invariably will get themselves or their companies in trouble.In some cases, if they work as comedians, singers or songwriters, they often get away with this behavior on stage and then think they can get away with pretty much anything. That may have been true in the past, but currently the level of sensitivity to some of the topics these people abuse is through the roof, and the ability to boycott advertisers has advanced significantly as well.This means that what once was allowed, or at least ignored, is not anymore — and this suggests that a lot more brands that use these powerful celebrities as stars or advocates should be far more cautious.Part of the contract to employ or use folks with poor impulse control and a history of saying things that are racially, sexually or religiously insensitive (or just flat-out unacceptable) should be that they stay the hell off social media.A physical person working for the firm — not the celebrity — should be placed between the social media service(s) and the individual. It should be established that going around that person would result not only in being fired, but also incurring huge financially penalties — exceeding the value of the contract by some magnitude, if possible. This penalty should be shared by the celebrity’s agent to make sure everyone is on board with the requirement to stay the hell off social media.To make this work, it would be necessary to provide active advocacy for the celebrity in the form of an expert specialist to mount a defense against trolling or other attacks. Otherwise, the temptation to speak out might be too great to ensure compliance with the contract.A lot of celebrity Twitter accounts are managed by professionals. This contract provision would be similar, but resourced at a level that would allow the celebrity to feel well-protected. Eventually, most might favor this kind of protection. The most popular show on ABC was canceled last week because the star of the show, Roseanne Barr — known for saying and writing stuff that would get most of us fired — did exactly what she was known for doing and got fired. ABC now looks like it is run by idiots because, really, who didn’t see this coming?The network now has to explain to its licensees, which deliver shows to you and me, why they no longer will be able to get the ad revenue that otherwise would have been coming to them.This outcome is one that could have been prevented relatively easily, yet there was no apparent effort made to prevent it, and now a multimillion-dollar, extremely successful show is dead — and a ton of people who did nothing wrong are without jobs. I’m seriously wondering if ABC and by connection Disney are run by idiots.I’ll share my thoughts on how to prevent this kind of problem in the future, in the hope some of these mentally challenged executives get a clue. I’ll close with my product of the week: a new platform from Qualcomm that could open up the mixed-reality market by year end. Active Monitoring and General Contract Protectioncenter_img There are two big problems with augmented and virtual reality at the moment. One is that there still is a lack of truly compelling content, and the other is that good hardware still is too expensive.The Qualcomm XR1 platform is designed to fix the latter problem. It is a specialized part that is designed to create affordable mixed reality (AR and VR) headsets, and it is a performance powerhouse. Wrapping Up Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 Platform The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ECT News Network. For instance, it supports UltraHD 4K at 30 frames a second, which is critical. The first-generation products struggled with 1080 HD, which wasn’t nearly enough resolution.It has specialized technology called “Spectra ISP” that takes the noise out of the solution, cleaning up the picture — especially critical at 4K resolutions, which are really unforgiving because you see everything.It has an integrated display processor that helps keep the cost down while ensuring high performance. It has enhanced vision processing, which helps with movement around the physical and virtual worlds. It has enhanced audio system components, called “Aqstic” and “aptX,” which position the user inside an acoustically accurate 2D audio field.Finally, it has three to six degrees of freedom and a host of sensors that also help maintain and reposition the image in concert with the user’s movements.The end result is that this should enable a new class of mixed reality headsets that are substantially better and cheaper then the last set of high-end mixed reality products. This should help open the market up substantially if there is compelling content to go with the product.Because the Qualcomm XR1 could revolutionize mixed reality, it is my product of the week. Rob Enderle has been an ECT News Network columnist since 2003. His areas of interest include AI, autonomous driving, drones, personal technology, emerging technology, regulation, litigation, M&E, and technology in politics. He has an MBA in human resources, marketing and computer science. He is also a certified management accountant. Enderle currently is president and principal analyst of the Enderle Group, a consultancy that serves the technology industry. He formerly served as a senior research fellow at Giga Information Group and Forrester. Email Rob.last_img read more


first_imgFrom Cardboard to Serious VR As with many forms of visual technology that have come before — notably HDTV — people have to see it to know what they might be missing. The issue is even more amplified with VR. Unlike higher-definition TV, which can be explained as something that “looks better,” VR is hard to explain if you haven’t seen it.”The challenge for VR is that most online consumers have not been exposed to it yet. If they have heard of VR, they don’t know what it really is, and you certainly don’t have the urge to upgrade all of that as the capabilities and depth of experiences improve,” said Tirias Research’s Teich.”If you don’t know what you’re missing out on, then you don’t have an urge to buy the equipment and rent the experiences and services,” he said.This is why Google is ensuring that people both understand what VR is and — more importantly — can access it in its early days.”The first task is to educate and show people what they are missing, so if consumers like what they see on a 2D display, they might buy a cheap Cardboard clone or knockoff with their current cheap smartphone,” suggested Teich.”This is also about showcasing other people’s stuff, and what you can do in the sandbox to create VR experiences,” said Roger Kay, principal analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates.”The truth is that VR needs help; there has been a lot of hype, but it hasn’t taken off as quickly as its developers and supporters thought or hoped it would,” he told TechNewsWorld. Instead of appealing to early adopters with expensive hardware promising the next big thing, Google’s is aiming to win over the masses via low-cost solutions.”Google took what is an interesting approach to VR, and rather than going the high-end route showcased by HTC and Facebook — with Oculus Rift — they started at the other end with smartphones and a cheap headset,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group.Whether this strategy is the right one is yet to be determined.”Google’s approach could get to volume, but the experience was low quality,” Enderle told TechNewsWorld, “while HTC and Facebook had better quality, but the price point kept them from critical mass — and the necessary tethers were dangerous.”However, over time Google’s quality has improved and there has been a better focus to showcase the technology, while similar focus and improvement haven’t yet been seen from the higher-priced alternatives.”As a result, Google’s side appears to be closer to success, and this latest step is another example of that progress,” added Enderle. As VR is still very much a new — and arguably cutting-edge — technology, Google’s efforts appear to be aimed toward attracting a wider audience that may not be ready to spend big money to experience it yet.”It isn’t as much about mainstream acceptance — it is simply about trying to scale mainstream awareness and exposure,” explained Paul Teich, principal analyst at Tirias Research.”The sales cycle always starts with awareness, then moves to consideration,” he told TechNewsWorld.”In this way, WebVR Experiments is the consumer friendly and social front-end to the fairly dry WebVR information site, as well as the work-in-progress deep-geek WebVR developer site,” added Teich. Google’s bet is that if users like what they see through Cardboard, they might upgrade their smartphone and buy an $80 Daydream viewer, and so on.”This is another prod in the direction of making VR more practical,” noted Kay.”The point is that they start down the path for free, or nearly so, and then get hooked on the experience and content. WebVR is that first taste of fun and engaging content, with the very explicit message that there are already even more engaging ways to view it,” said Teich.”This use of Web sources and related expanded developer support further increases the probability that their cellphone-based approach will [be] that one experience that will drive people to their platform before the high-end folks can solve their price, tether and content issues,” Enderle suggested. For Google, “this represents a solid — but not yet winning — step towards the finish line in this race.” Google has invited users to submit their own projects, which could be featured in the WebVR gallery. Google on Thursday announced compatibility of its WebVR on Chrome with its low-cost Google Cardboard virtual reality system. It also launched WebVR Experiments, an online showcase for virtuality reality content in development.WebVR became available on Daydream-ready phones earlier this year.The newly launched WebVR Experiments are essentially proof-of-concept offerings — from simple VR games such as Konterball (ping pong) to The Musical Forest, which lets users around the world tap or click on objects to make sounds.Chrome desktop support for virtual reality headsets such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is in development and will be available soon, Google said. In the meantime, those without a Cardboard or Daydream unit can view the WebVR Experiments in 2D on a desktop PC or a handset. Seeing Is Believing Taking the Low Road Peter Suciu has been an ECT News Network reporter since 2012. His areas of focus include cybersecurity, mobile phones, displays, streaming media, pay TV and autonomous vehicles. He has written and edited for numerous publications and websites, including Newsweek, Wired and FoxNews.com.Email Peter. VR for the Mainstreamlast_img read more


first_img Source:https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2707948 By Dr. Ananya Mandal, MDOct 23 2018According to a new study organic food consumption can protect against cancers.The study published this week in the latest issue of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine reports that people who consume more organic foods are at a lower overall risk of developing cancer compared to people who do not. Some of the specific cancers avoided are non-Hodgkin lymphoma and postmenopausal breast cancer write the researchers. Image Credit: StockMediaSeller/ Shutterstockcenter_img The study leader Julia Baudry, an epidemiologist at Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale in France explained that for this study they looked at diets of 68,946 French adults. Of these participants, over three quarters were females and aged in their mid-forties. They were classified into four groups based on their consumption of 16 organic products such as fruits and vegetables, ready-to-eat meals, meat and fish, condiments, spices and vegetable oils and dietary supplements. All participants were followed up for an average of around four and a half years. During this period a total of 1,340 cancers were detected among the participants and of these 459 were breast cancers, 180 were prostate cancers, 135 were skin cancers, 99 were colorectal cancers and 47 were non-Hodgkin lymphomas.To arrive at the results, the researchers then analyzed the risk and benefits associated with non-organic foods and organic foods respectively in terms of cancer causation. They noted that people who ate more organic foods were 25 percent less likely to get cancers. The risk of getting non-Hodgkin lymphoma was 73 percent and risk of getting post-menopausal breast cancer was 21 percent lower among those who ate organic foods. The risk was low even among persons who ate low quality of food, but organic foods write the authors of the study.Related StoriesNew protein target for deadly ovarian cancerStudy reveals link between inflammatory diet and colorectal cancer riskHow cell-free DNA can be targeted to prevent spread of tumorsBaudry and her colleagues concluded, “If the findings are confirmed, promoting organic food consumption in the general population could be a promising preventive strategy against cancer.” In a commentary published alongside the study Dr. Jorge E. Chavarro, an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health called this study “incredibly important”. He explained that pesticide residues are present in foods and most consumers are exposed to them. He said that yet another study from the International Agency for Research in Cancer has found that pesticides in food are linked to cancer. Some of the implicated pesticides include glyphosate, malathion and diazinon.Chavarro however cautioned that the study results should be interpreted cautiously. He said, “Assessing intake of diet is difficult, assessing intake of organic foods is notoriously difficult. That is because deciding to eat organic foods or not is a decision that has very strong social and economic determinants. Even though the authors had access to information of why people are choosing not to eat organic foods, they consider all non-consumers of organic foods the same.” He explained that people who chose not to eat organic foods may be ones who are not aware of health risks of a healthy lifestyle and maybe making poor health choices in their lifestyle as well that could be linked to their cancers.Chavarro called for more in-depth studies to understand the relationship between organic food and cancer prevention better. “Further research is required to identify which specific factors are responsible for potential protective effects of organic food consumption on cancer risk,” authors wrote in their study as well.last_img read more


first_img Source:https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2018/blood-based-biomarkers.html Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Oct 31 2018The development of immunotherapy, which mobilizes the body’s own immune system to destroy cancer cells, is one of the greatest advances in cancer treatment, but immunotherapy can cause harm to healthy tissue in some patients. Researchers at UT Southwestern have identified blood-based biomarkers that may help identify those patients at greatest risk of developing autoimmune side effects from the treatment.The researchers found that levels of certain cytokines – molecules that signal parts of the immune system to ramp up – were particularly low before treatment in patients who developed immune-related adverse events. Further, these patients also showed greater increases in cytokine levels immediately after treatment was started than patients who did not develop problems.The findings, published in the British Journal of Cancer, suggest that patients at high risk for complications from immunotherapy may have pre-existing immune-regulation problems.”Almost a decade into the remarkable era of cancer immunotherapy, immune-related adverse events continue to plague patients and puzzle clinicians,” said senior author Dr. David Gerber, Professor of Internal Medicine and Clinical Sciences and Associate Director for Clinical Research in the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. “While some of these toxicities, such as rash and thyroid dysfunction, can be easily managed, others such as pulmonary toxicity may result in hospitalization and even ICU-level care. Identifying these cytokines and other biomarkers for the prediction and tracking of autoimmune toxicity could help us customize immunotherapy, tailor monitoring and increase patient safety, and possibly even expand the use of immunotherapy to populations that are currently excluded.”Dr. Gerber said their study included patients with a variety of cancer types. “Earlier studies of immune-related adverse events focused almost exclusively on melanoma patients, who are often treated with types of immunotherapy not used in other cancers. Our study enrolled a variety of patients with different cancer types and who were treated with widely used immunotherapy drugs.”Related StoriesResearchers identify gene mutations linked to leukemia in children with Down’s syndromeNew protein target for deadly ovarian cancerTrends in colonoscopy rates not aligned with increase in early onset colorectal cancerWith a grant from the American Cancer Society and the Melanoma Research Alliance, this research will be expanded to a large, multicenter clinical trial that will look at a variety of potential biomarkers that can predict the autoimmune effect.The published pilot study included 65 patients and 13 healthy controls who were evaluated for levels of 40 cytokines before treatment and two times following treatment. The forthcoming multicenter clinical trial will enroll 600 patients and include evaluations of 130 auto-antibodies; genetic tests for genes associated with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases; and functional tests, including cytokines. Blood samples will be taken before treatment, about six weeks after immunotherapy is started, and at the time of an immune-related adverse event, if one occurs.Dr. Edward Wakeland, Professor of Immunology and a co-author, said the results of the study are an initial step toward greater understanding of the adverse events that occur with immunotherapy.”Regulating the immune system is extremely complex, and a variety of patient-specific factors, including genetic predisposition, humoral immunity, interactions with the microbiome, and functional activation all play important roles in determining whether a beneficial or detrimental immune response develops. Nevertheless, our initial findings bode well for ultimately developing patient-specific strategies for effective and safe cancer immunotherapy,” said Dr. Wakeland, who holds the Edwin L. Cox Distinguished Chair in Immunology and Genetics.”The key finding is that there is some sort of underlying immune dysregulation in patients who develop autoimmune toxicities. Ongoing studies are focused on utilizing immune monitoring, immunogenomics, and single-cell genomics strategies in identifying biomarkers and understanding the mechanisms underlying immune-related adverse events in larger patient populations,” said Dr. Shaheen Khan, Instructor of Immunology and first author of the study.last_img read more


first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Jan 24 2019Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for individuals under the age of 50, as the opioid epidemic continues unabated. One reason is that the majority of the estimated 2.4 million Americans with opioid use disorder aren’t getting evidence-based treatment, including medications to treat opioid addiction.In a paper out today in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Columbia researchers present an expanded model to reduce opioid overdose and death by addressing gaps in addiction care and by monitoring treatment outcomes.A group of researchers led by Arthur Robin Williams, MD, MBE, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University’s Division on Substance Use Disorders, developed a “Cascade of Care” model for treating individuals with opioid use disorder based on lessons learned in the HIV/AIDS field. The model identifies key stages through which people with opioid use disorder must successfully, and sequentially, progress to increase the chance of reaching remission.The care model expands an earlier framework, published in Health Affairs, that has become a key element in the response to the opioid epidemic from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Centers for Disease Control. The expanded model includes diagnosis, linkages to care, medication initiation, retention in a treatment program, and remission. The model also emphasizes prevention services targeting populations by risk level. Mark Olson, MD, MPH, professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and the paper’s senior author says, “The cascade of care model provides a common language to identify gaps, measure progress, highlight successes, and share best practices in the community treatment of opioid use disorder.”The framework has been embraced not only by NIDA and the CDC, but by other organizations as well. Dr. Charles Barron (CDC), Deputy Chief Medical Officer of NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest public health care system, reports, “At NYC Health + Hospitals, we understand that navigating a complex health care system is difficult for anyone, and even more so for vulnerable patients with numerous competing psychosocial priorities. The Opioid Cascade of Care model we are building will be a valuable tool to target areas for quality improvement and to ensure that the greatest number of people receive life-saving treatment in our efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.”Related StoriesReprogramming cells to control HIV infectionPrevalence of anal cancer precursors is higher in women living with HIV than previously reportedRecreational cannabis legalization could impact alcohol industry, research showsRecent efforts to curb the opioid epidemic have included legislation charging the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) with disbursing nearly $1 billion for treatment services, with priority given to those states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. The funding requires states to perform needs assessments and to develop strategic plans for increasing access to opioid addiction medications under a chronic care model. The team of Columbia researchers sees the application of this new framework as a valuable means to track use of medications and patient outcomes across states and localities in a standardized way.”This report demonstrates how research can be brought to bear on this pernicious public health challenge,” says Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, the Lawrence C. Kolb Professor of Psychiatry and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at CUIMC. “The task now will be to make available and extend the scope of services based on this model more widely.””While the scale of the opioid crisis presents states and policymakers with a daunting and urgent task, adapting the OUD Cascade of Care for today’s crisis will help expedite and scale programs needed for an effective response,” says Williams. “Applying quality measures informed by the Cascade of Care to treatment of opioid use disorder holds great promise to help ensure optimal returns on federal funding for areas hardest hit by overdose. Treatment programs with historically low use of evidence-based practices in the face of the worsening epidemic need compelling incentives to change. Identifying which patients struggle at which stages of the Cascade to help target clinical and policy interventions can help State Targeted Response funding achieve its greatest impact.” Source:https://www.cuimc.columbia.edu/last_img read more


first_imgFortunately, the number of kidney failure events in this population is small. Albeit a rather small risk, practice guidelines for live kidney donor evaluation need to be revisited. While controlled hypertension in otherwise eligible older individuals may not be viewed as an absolute contraindication for kidney donation, these findings may inform conversations between the provider and the older individuals with hypertension when they consider donating a kidney.”Fawaz Al Ammary, MD, PhD (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jun 26 2019In an analysis of clinical information on older living kidney donors, hypertension was linked with a higher risk of developing kidney failure. The study, which is published in an upcoming issue of CJASN, provides new information that may help inform discussions with older individuals when they consider donating a kidney.Receiving a kidney from a living donor is the best treatment for patients with kidney failure, but it is important to ensure that individuals who wish to donate an organ are able to safely do so. Older age is not a barrier for kidney donation; however, for many older individuals hypertension is common. It is unclear whether hypertension elevates the risk of kidney failure or early death among older donors .To investigate, Fawaz Al Ammary, MD, PhD (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) and his colleagues analyzed national registry data on 24,533 older kidney donors from 1999 to 2016, including 2,265 who had hypertension at the time of donation. This information was linked to data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Social Security Death Master File to determine which donors developed kidney failure or died. The study is the largest to examine what risks older donors with hypertension may face in the long term.Donors were observed for a median follow-up time of 7.1 years after kidney donation (and up to a maximum of 18 years). During the study period, 24 donors developed kidney failure and 252 died. Hypertension at the time of donation was linked with higher risk of kidney failure, but not mortality. The 15-year risk of kidney failure was 0.8% for older donors with hypertension vs. 0.2% for older donors without hypertension. The risk of kidney failure was 3.1-times higher for donors with hypertension compared with those without hypertension who had otherwise similar clinical characteristics.When the researchers restricted their analysis to include only donors from the 2004-2016 period (because documentation of antihypertensive therapy was unavailable before this time), they observed a stronger association-;a 6.2-fold higher risk for kidney failure among donors with hypertension. There was no significant association between donor hypertension and 15-year mortality. Related StoriesMetabolomics may be key to identifying diabetes-related kidney diseaseDiabetes drug reduces cardiovascular events and kidney problems, study findsArtificial intelligence can help accurately predict acute kidney injury in burn patientsThe investigators plan to conduct additional studies in this area to advance the field of organ transplantation in light of the growing number of older individuals who may offer an important source of organs for living donation.In an accompanying editorial, Kenneth Newell, MD, PhD (Emory University School of Medicine) and Richard Formica, Jr., MD (Yale University School of Medicine) noted that the findings “should not be used to ‘allow’ or ‘exclude’ individuals from proceeding with living kidney donation but rather should be incorporated into a comprehensive educational program to better inform donors about the long-term consequences of their decision to be a living kidney donor. In addition these findings identify a cohort of medically complex living kidney donors who should be offered the opportunity to enroll in specialized programs to provide lifetime surveillance for and treatment of conditions associated with an increased risk of end stage kidney disease.” Source:American Society of NephrologyJournal reference:Al Ammary, A. et al. (2019) Risk of ESKD in Older Live Kidney Donors with Hypertension. CJASN. doi.org/10.2215/CJN.14031118.last_img read more


first_imgAustralians left with soaring energy bills in the wake of a scorching summer are about to face another harsh reality: the vast majority of the nation’s houses do not meet the current minimum energy performance requirements. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Citation: Millions of Australian homes struggling in record-breaking heat (2019, February 27) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-millions-australian-homes-struggling-record-breaking.html New research from the University of South Australia (UniSA) shows that most of Australia’s 10 million homes have star ratings of 1.5-3, requiring up to four times the amount of energy to cool and heat the interior than houses built after 2010. Sustainable housing expert, UniSA engineer Dr. David Whaley, says most Australian homes were built before the introduction of the current 6-star minimum energy requirements and with materials available at the time of construction, which may severely limit their capacity to withstand extremes of temperature, and which require more cooling than today’s newly-built houses. Poor building shells (roof, floor, walls, windows and doors) which let heat in, and hot direct sunlight through windows, particularly those that face west, are the main problems with most houses. Insufficient ceiling insulation, draughty windows and doors, and lack of glazed windows or external shading devices all contribute to low star energy ratings. Dr. Whaley says while many Australian householders are installing over-sized air conditioners to offset increasing energy costs, people generally neglect the shell of their home. Modifying the shell can make a huge difference to thermal comfort. In a recent study, Dr. Whaley investigated the payback period to retrofit six typical South Australian homes built prior to 2000, improving their energy initial star ratings from 1.1—2.8 to beyond the current requirements. For each house, 25 different energy improvements were modelled, including installing insulation in the ceiling and walls, floors if applicable, and replacing single-glazed windows with double-glazed windows. A range of heating and cooling options including reverse cycle, evaporative cooling and ducted gas systems were also simulated. The retrofit costs varied between $15,000 and $38,000, and the payback period between 6.5 and 16 years, depending on the heating and cooling system used. “Earlier research suggests that insufficient ceiling insulation is by far the biggest issue in most Australian homes, with the majority of roofs requiring a 50 per cent increase in insulation, while walls need up to 30 per cent more, to achieve optimal savings,” Dr. Whaley says. Explore further More information: David M. Whaley et al. Economic Case for Simulated Thermal Energy Improvements to Existing Older South Australian Houses, Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2018 (2018). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-04293-6_36center_img Building code debate heats up as Australia swelters “We assume that the houses we live in have been insulated and sealed properly but that is often not the case. An airtight building combined with the right ventilation system will lead to lower energy costs, as less heated or cooled air escapes from the home.” The study showed there are multiple ways to achieve the same energy savings for vastly different costs. Home owners can get caught out by buying the most expensive double-glazed windows, where cheaper types can deliver the same thermal properties and energy savings, for example. Sealing gaps around windows and under doors can cost as little as $200 (for a DIY option) yet make a huge difference to comfort, reducing draughts, Dr. Whaley says. A retrofit combining evaporative cooling and ducted gas provides the highest energy savings and lowest payback period. Inspecting ducts for leakage and replacing old ducts with new, more energy efficiency ones can also result in significant energy savings, the study found. Dr. Whaley cautions home owners to think carefully before installing solar panels as a quick fix to soaring energy costs. “Some people believe they will save money just by having solar panels, but you should first consider your roof space, if it is shaded throughout the day, what time you use energy, and are you willing to change your behaviour? “People can take control of their energy bills if they use the solar power when it is being generated. This may not be ideal for everybody but try to delay using your washing machine and other appliances, including air conditioners and dishwashers, to come on during the middle of the day when the sun is out. “Solar panels are great but be aware that there is less solar output during winter, and often during peak demand events, which means you will probably still be buying energy from the grid at these times. A new problem is that people are starting to install larger solar systems, and in some cases, we are seeing voltage problems on the network when there are a lot of PV panels installed in one street and households are all pushing energy into the network at the same time. “More importantly, would you rather be spending money on solar panels and still running your air conditioner at the same time, or putting that money into providing a more thermally comfortable environment that overall requires a lot less energy to provide the same levels of comfort?” he asks. Dr. Whaley encourages home owners to get their existing insulation checked by a qualified professional. “It doesn’t last forever and depending on the materials used or the age of the insulation, it could be costing you a lot of money – and comfort. “Air conditioners should be serviced every five years and filters inspected every year if you want them to run as efficiently as possible. If you are looking at replacing your heating or cooling system, seriously consider the appliance star rating which indicates its energy efficiency. For example, replacing a 2-star air conditioner with a 6-star system, in a typical older house in Adelaide, could save you about $600 a year in electricity bills.” Provided by University of South Australia 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


first_imgCredit: Shutterstock/lidear21/AshTProductions/Dishant Shrivastava/Rawpixel India’s 2019 national elections are widely anticipated to be the “WhatsApp elections”. Against a backdrop of rapidly improving internet connectivity and rising smartphone use, the number of people using private messaging service WhatsApp has soared since its India launch in mid-2010 to more than 200m – more users than in any other democracy. And now the country’s political parties are moving to capitalise on this mass communication channel. 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. The recent conflict with Pakistan over Kashmir, which is likely to play an influential role in the election, has led to the spread of viral content that has stoked public tension, as well as a reported flood of misinformation. In some cases, when more sinister forms of misinformation have gone viral, the impact on everyday social life in India has been lethal. The misuse of WhatsApp has been connected with at least 30 incidents of murder and lynching, for example following the circulation of children abduction rumours.Anxious about the inadvertent dark side of its product, particularly within one of its biggest markets, WhatsApp has already launched its own public education campaign in India persuading its users to “spread joy not rumours”. It has also made simple alterations to its product design to encourage users to pause before forwarding messages and limited the number of people you can send a message to at once and the number of times you can forward it, which has since been rolled out globally. And it has banned more than 6m apparently automated and potentially harmful accounts in the past three months. These steps are a starting point but may not be enough. For one thing, despite the forwarding limits, you can still send messages to 256 people at once and forward them five times – which means you can share something with 1,280 people in seconds.Another challenge is that research suggests people care less about the validity of a message’s source and content, and more about the sender and its potential to entertain or reinforce a sense of identity. So, journalistic efforts to fact check reports circulating on WhatsApp will likely have a limited effect on media literacy and the detrimental impact of fake news.Blaming each otherPart of the problem is that the question over who is at fault for the spread of misinformation is contentious and politically charged. Politicians have blamed WhatsApp and called on it to trace and stop the source of hostile messaging. The company is resolute that it can’t access the encrypted messages sent via its app and, even if it could, sharing them with the government would be tantamount to state surveillance, a position supported by India’s Supreme Court. The firm has, in turn, blamed Indian political parties for “misusing” the app during election times.Ultimately, the role of WhatsApp in Indian politics needs to be understood through the interaction of technology with wider social and cultural issues. WhatsApp is a tool that amplifies certain tendencies that already exist in Indian society. For example, incidents of lynching might have much more to do with incitement to violence in a divided society than with an app that potentially facilitates the spread of rumours. Similarly, messages that promote hatred on religious, caste and gender lines rely on prevailing social cleavages.We need a more well-rounded understanding of the emerging links between digital politics and the public sphere. How is (mis)information circulated by messaging apps related to more traditional forms of political campaigns, such as door to door canvassing, rallies and speeches? And how do these different spheres influence political participation and allegiance in different ways? This knowledge needs to be the starting point of any intervention to address WhatsApp’s role in misinformation during elections. But given WhatsApp has already been used to misinform voters in other elections and spread damaging “fake news” that has led to serious violence in India, there’s a danger this could also pose a threat to the democratic process.Keen to extend the power of social media mobilised in the 2014 election, India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to target smartphone-owning voters at the grass roots. More than 900,000 volunteer “cell phone pramukhs” are creating neighbourhood-based WhatsApp groups to disseminate information about the BJP’s development achievements and prime minister Narendra Modi’s campaign activities. Meanwhile, the opposition Indian National Congress party is playing catch up with the launch of its “Digital Sathi” app and the appointment of their own volunteers to coordinate local digital campaigns.But there’s good reason to think the widespread popularity of WhatsApp in India could have a damaging effect on the election. For one thing, the 2018 Brazilian elections and recent state-level elections in India exposed how WhatsApp is being used to rapidly share messages intended to misinform voters for political gain.But India also has specific conditions related to the use of WhatsApp. While parties across India’s political spectrum – as well as globally – increasingly seek to gain from fake news by manipulating public opinion, the Hindu right has been far more successful at mobilising a common socio-political identity through media like WhatsApp. In particular, invitation-only groups have spread virulent and vitriolic messages that have played a role in cultivating a strong nationalist identity. Provided by The Conversationcenter_img This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Explore further WhatsApp limits message forwarding to fight ‘fake news’ Citation: India’s WhatsApp election: Political parties risk undermining democracy with technology (2019, March 1) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-india-whatsapp-election-political-parties.htmllast_img read more


first_imgThe United States overtook Europe to become the world’s second largest market for electric cars last year, according to a report Wednesday that accused EU carmakers of holding back sales ahead of new emissions rules. 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. China remained in the top spot in 2018 with more than a million electric vehicles (EV) sold, followed by the US with 361,000 and Europe with 302,000, according to an analysis by clean energy campaign group Transport and Environment.The Brussels-based group said Europe’s results were depressed because European car companies were delaying sales ahead of new strict EU emissions limits kicking over the next couple of years.It pointed to the delayed launches of seven all-electric models in Europe as well as the fact that fewer new battery electric and fuel cell models were introduced last year than in 2017.”EU carmakers have seen electric cars as a necessary evil to comply with regulation and evidence shows they’ve been suppressing supply and sales in 2018, in an attempt to protect their diesel business,” said Transport and Environment analyst Lucien Mathieu.”Meanwhile China is racing ahead and even (US President Donald) Trump’s America has now overtaken Europe thanks to the Tesla-fuelled EV sales boom.”The new EU emissions limits, as well as Volkswagen’s pollution-cheating “dieselgate” scandal, has caused demand for diesel-powered vehicles to plummet in Europe.Automakers will risk being hit with heavy fines if they do not meet the more severe EU limits in 2020 and 2021.Transport and Environment said the US surpassed Europe due to a 120-percent surge in sales in the last three months of 2018, while Europe had a 33 percent rise over the same period. But Mathieu said Europe’s electric car market was still showing positive signs for long-term growth.”The car industry is gearing up to comply with the 2020-21 CO2 standard and will soon start boosting the sales of plug-in cars,” he said. US automaker Tesla is a key reason why the US has overtaken Europe as the world’s second largest market for electric cars Explore furthercenter_img Stricter emissions limits jolt Europe’s auto industry Citation: US zooms past Europe in electric car sales (2019, March 6) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-europe-electric-car-sales.html © 2019 AFPlast_img read more


first_imgIndia building 61 strategic roads along Pakistan, China bordersA revised Long Term Roll on Works Plan of Border Roads Organisation for five years (2018-19 to 2022-23) has been formulated for construction and improvement of 272 roads of length 14,545 km, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.advertisement Next Manjeet Singh Negi New DelhiJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 18:24 IST Out of the 272 roads, 61 roads of length 3,323.57 km have been identified as strategic. (File Photo)India is building 61 strategic roads along the borders with China and Pakistan to strengthen its military infrastructure in the region.A revised Long Term Roll on Works Plan of Border Roads Organisation for five years (2018-19 to 2022-23) has been formulated for construction and improvement of 272 roads of length 14,545 km, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.Out of these 272 roads, 61 roads of length 3,323.57 km have been identified as strategic. Work has been completed on 2,304.65 km and work on balance stretches is in progress.Further, in addition to meeting the operational requirement, the above mentioned roads on completion would also enhance accessibility to border areas where the border infrastructure and forward connectivity is lacking.India has been focusing in building infrastructure in the eastern and northern borders with China to match up their military building along the Line of Actual Control.ALSO READ | Modi govt to undertake construction of 73 strategically important roads along Indo-China borderALSO WATCH | Border Roads Organisation to come up with a strategic road in LadakhFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySnigdha Choudhurylast_img read more


first_img COMMENT Telangana June 26, 2018 nature and wildlife Published on SHAREcenter_img The Telangana Government is planning to set up a 50-hectare night safari park at Kothwalguda near Shamshabad. Telangana Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K T Rama Rao has asked the Singapore-based Bernard Harrison & Friends to help the government in developing designs for this night safari park.The Minister held talks with Bernard Harrison Principal partner (Creativity and Design), and Alexandar Stingal, General Manager (Business Operation) of Bernard Harssion & Friends Ltd., Singapore.The Minister wanted the concept and designs for the project to be ready by September. “They (Bernard Harrison) were associated with developing a night safari park in 40 hectares in Singapore,” a government official said. The Singapore team later visited the site. SHARE SHARE EMAIL KT Rama Rao, Telangana Minister for Industries and Commerce COMMENTSlast_img read more


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