Breakthrough Cancer Treatment Discovered
A new kind of drug that activates the immune system could help improve the odds of survival for those with the most common kind of lung cancer, when used with with the usual chemotherapy, according to a new study.Cancer experts say patients with this kind of lung cancer should now get this new treatment, immunotherapy, as soon as possible after being diagnosed.
Findings were presented at the American Associations of Cancer Research’s annual meeting showing a combo of chemo and an immunotherapy drug was able to help lung cancer patients live longer compared to traditional chemo alone. And this research is changing the standard for lung cancer treatment.
“I’ve been treating lung cancer for 25 years now, and I’ve never seen such a big paradigm shift as we’re seeing with immunotherapy,” said Dr. Roy Herbst, Chief of Medical Oncology at the Yale Cancer Center. “If you want to see long-term survival, you’ve got to give immunotherapy as soon as possible. Chemotherapy has limitations. Immunotherapy has the ability to cure.”
Source: The New York Times
Study Says Divorce is Contagious…Oh Boy!
According to a study conducted across three US universities, you’re 75 percent more likely to get divorced if at least one member of your close friendship circle ends their marriage. Yep, 75 percent, researchers arrived at this extraordinary figure using a longitudinal study, which examined participants over a 32-year period. Their findings, published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information showed that divorce was something that could be passed on through “social contagion.”
- Did you get divorced right after a couple you were friends with got divorced?
- Do you think you’d still be married if your husband or wife’s friend didn’t get divorced?
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Parents Want To Pay Someone Else To Change Their Kids’ Diapers
What started as an April Fool’s Day joke on a parenting site in the U.K. has turned into an actual service, because parents have had enough. Childcare.co.uk connects parents with childcare providers, but for April Fool’s, they make a joke about a new business: “The world’s first on-demand Uber-style” diaper-changing service. And even though it was clearly a joke, parents wanted in.
The funny Facebook post said “We’re always looking for ways to make parents’ lives easier” and promised to send responders to your diaper-related emergencies. “Available anywhere, anytime.” The site says they were “inundated with comments from people who thought it was genuinely a great idea.”
And it turns out, a lot of people would pay to not have to deal with a blowout diaper or a gag-worthy “poonami.” So Childcare.co decided to make it happen. Now “Nappy 999” is a real service that will get parents diaper-changing backup within 10 minutes for just $7.16 per change, and that includes a new diaper and disposal of the dirty one.
Sadly, this is only being offered across the pond in the U.K., so baby wranglers here in the U.S. will have to keep doing the dirty work themselves. For now, anyway.
Source: The Stir