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Pagkakaroon ng necroptosis, may kaugnayan sa Alzheimer’s disease

Pagkakaroon ng necroptosis, may kaugnayan sa Alzheimer’s disease.....»»

Source: Pinasglobal PinasglobalCategory: NewsJul 25th, 2017Related News

New Research Identifies Source of Cell Change in Alzheimer’s Disease

New Research Identifies Source of Cell Change in Alzheimer’s Disease.....»»

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Physical activity found beneficial in NAFLD

Regular physical exercise significantly improved measures of nonalcholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), independently of dietary changes, acco.....»»

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Westbrook, Biles win athlete of year honors at The ESPYS

em>By Beth Harris, Associated Press /em> LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors Wednesday night. The 25th annual show honoring the past year's top athletes and sports moments was hosted by Peyton Manning, who humorously mocked his reputation as a control freak and an overexposed commercial pitchman in the retired NFL quarterback's opening monologue. Westbook was the NBA MVP, led the league in scoring and set a record for most triple-doubles in a season with 42. The Oklahoma City Thunder star won the trophy over Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. 'It's been an unbelievable journey for me,' said Westbrook, a fashion fiend who adjusted his black shirt and green pants with wide white stripes before he spoke. 'I want to make sure I look good first.' Biles became the most decorated U.S. Olympic gymnast at the Rio de Janeiro Games, winning five medals, including four golds and a bronze. She beat out Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky, WNBA star Candace Parker and Serena Williams for the honor. 'Ever since Rio it has been an amazing year,' Biles said. 'I want to thank you all for believing in me.' She was one of three double winners. Biles also won best female Olympic athlete. Phelps won record-setting performance for extending his record Olympic medal haul and as best male Olympic athlete. Aaron Rodgers won best NFL player and shared best play with then-Green Bay Packers teammate Jared Cook. Another Packer, Jordy Nelson, earned best comeback honors. The biggest ovation of the night belonged to former first lady Michelle Obama, who posthumously honored Eunice Kennedy Shriver with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for championing the rights and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities through her founding of Special Olympics. Her son, Tim Shriver, accepted the trophy. 'Once a great first lady, still a great first lady,' Shriver told Obama as the crowd roared its approval. The Patriots and Falcons shared the best-game award for the Super Bowl, won in a furious comeback by New England. LeBron James, a five-time winner last year, was named best NBA player. Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels won best MLB player, while Crosby won best NHL player. The show's most bizarre bit involved Bill Murray accepting the best moment award for the Chicago Cubs' World Series victory that ended a 108-year championship drought. Wearing a red party hat on top of a backward Cubs cap, Murray cracked, 'One hundred eight years of waiting is hardly a moment. This is the culmination of 108 years of momentum by momentous men.' The actor and comic plucked a bottle of champagne out of a mop bucket being pushed by retired Cubs catcher David Ross disguised as a janitor. Murray used a sword to open the bottle and took a swig. He gave presenter Nick Offerman a bottle to open with the sword, and the longtime Cubs fans toasted and drank. Ross eventually shed his disguise and writhed on the stage mimicking moves from his 'Dancing With the Stars' appearance. Ross opened his own champagne bottle with the sword and chugged as Cubs owner Tom Ricketts watched from the audience at Microsoft Theater. The trio then poured champagne on each other's heads. The NBA champion Golden State Warriors earned best team honors, while Warriors newcomer Kevin Durant received the championship performance trophy. 'It was an unbelievable year,' Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. 'A lot of noise and hype around it from the beginning of the year, but we tried to keep our head down and focus on the process. Hope to represent exactly what a team means.' Actor Bryan Cranston presented the Icon Award to 89-year-old Vin Scully, who retired in October after a record 67 years broadcasting for the Dodgers. 'Hi everybody and a very pleasant good evening to you,' Scully said, drawing cheers at his signature greeting. 'I hope you don't mind, but I wanted to hear it one more time.' Comedian Jon Stewart gave the Pat Tillman Award for Service to Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro for his strength through adversity and continued service to his country. The Jimmy V Award for Perseverance was given to 15-year-old New Orleans Saints superfan Jarrius 'JJ' Robertson, who is fighting a rare and chronic liver disease.   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 13th, 2017Related News

Chuck Blazer, who touched off soccer scandal, dead at 72

em>By Ronald Blum, Associated Press /em> NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Blazer, the disgraced American soccer executive whose admissions of corruption set off a global scandal that ultimately toppled FIFA President Sepp Blatter, died Wednesday. He was 72. Blazer's death was announced by his lawyers, Eric Corngold and Mary Mulligan. At a November 2013 court hearing during which Blazer entered guilty pleas to 10 federal charges, Blazer said he had rectal cancer, diabetes and coronary artery disease. A person familiar with his death said Blazer died in New Jersey. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the place of his death was not disclosed in the statement. 'I've known Chuck for a lot of years. He did a lot for the sport. Sorry about all the issues regarding FIFA, but he was a good man,' U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena said. 'He helped the sport in the United States.' With girth, charm and a pet parrot, Blazer was a bon vivant as he made deals from an office and apartment in Trump Tower. The No. 2 official in the governing body of soccer's North and Central American and Caribbean region from 1990-2011 and a member of FIFA's ruling executive committee from 1997-2013, Blazer was central to the rise of the sport in the United States. He relished his status, posting a photo on his blog of him in a private jet with Nelson Mandela. Soccer corruption had been rumored for years before Blazer accused his boss, CONCACAF President Jack Warner, and fellow executive committee member Mohamed bin Hammam of offering $40,000 bribes to voters in the 2011 FIFA presidential election. Bin Hammam, a Qatari who headed the Asian Football Confederation, had been the lone challenger to Blatter, who was elected unopposed to a fourth term after Warner and bin Hammam were suspended. Blatter was elected to a fifth term in 2015 before resigning. But it turned out Blazer's conduct was as corrupt as the actions of the people he accused. A CONCACAF investigation report released in 2013 said Blazer 'misappropriated CONCACAF funds to finance his personal lifestyle,' causing the organization to 'subsidize rent on his residence in the Trump Tower in New York; purchase apartments at the Mondrian, a luxury hotel and residence in Miami; sign purchase agreements and pay down payments on apartments at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas.' U.S. government agents stopped him on a Manhattan street, threatened him with arrest, and he became a government informant in 2011. U.S. prosecutors have brought charges against more than 40 soccer officials, marketing executives, associates and entities, and prosecutors in Switzerland also have been investigating. 'Chuck hoped to help bring transparency, accountability and fair play to CONCACAF, FIFA and soccer as a whole,' his lawyers said in a statement. 'Chuck also accepted responsibility for his own conduct by pleading guilty and owning up to his mistakes. Chuck felt profound sorrow and regret for his actions.' Blazer pleaded guilty in November 2013 to one count each of racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and willful failure to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, and to six counts of tax evasion. He forfeited $1.96 million and agreed to forfeit a second amount, to be determined at the time of sentencing, but he was never jailed as the investigation continued. He also agreed to pay a FBAR civil penalty for $487,875. He was banned from soccer for life by FIFA on July 9, 2015. 'His misconduct, for which he accepted full responsibility, should not obscure Chuck's positive impact on international soccer,' his lawyers said. 'With Chuck's guidance and leadership, CONCACAF transformed itself from impoverished to profitable.' An NYU graduate, Blazer started in soccer coaching his son's club in New Rochelle and joined boards of local and regional soccer organizations. He was the U.S. Soccer Federation's executive vice president from 1984-86, becoming chair of the national teams committee. In 1988, he and Clive Toye, who had brought Pele to the United States as the general manager of the New York Cosmos, formed the American Soccer League. Blazer urged Warner to run for president of CONCACAF in 1990. When the Trinidadian won, he made Blazer the general secretary. In 1991, Blazer created the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the organization's national team championship that is played every two years, and he rose within FIFA to become chairman of its marketing and television advisory board. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 13th, 2017Related News

At 37, Venus Williams into 10th Wimbledon semi; Konta next

em>By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press /em> LONDON (AP) — Venus Williams' mother could not stop smiling and laughing. She had just watched her 37-year-old daughter reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the 10th time and, well, the whole thing was just a bit hard to believe. 'She says, 'I love my job!' and she means it. I guess she's kind of like a boxer: People think it's time for her to quit because she's too old,' Oracene Price said after leaving Centre Court, where the roof was shut because of rain Tuesday. 'But she keeps getting back in the ring — and she seems to be doing pretty well. This is really amazing.' Enjoying a career renaissance deep into her 30s, despite dealing with an energy-sapping disease, Williams rode a strong serve that produced eight aces, imposing returns and her court coverage of old to a 6-3, 7-5 victory over French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia, edging closer to a sixth singles title at the All England Club. 'The competition keeps you growing,' Williams said. 'You have to get better if you want to stay relevant.' Somehow, at age 37, she's done that. This was her 100th Wimbledon match, coming in her 20th appearance. The first of her trophies at the grass-court tournament came in 2000. And now, for the third match in a row, Williams beat a player who was born in 1997 — after she made her Grand Slam debut that year. 'The first one was 20 years ago? Lord,' Price said, her eyes wide, her chuckle loud. 'Well, you know, that's a long time.' This is not exactly new, though. Williams is the only woman to have made the fourth round at each of the past six majors, and now she's into her third semifinal in that span. She made it that far at Wimbledon last year, too, before losing, and got to the final at the Australian Open in January, when she was beaten by her younger sister, Serena. 'Who knows if she's lost a step?' said Williams' coach, David Witt. 'She looks pretty good to me.' Williams revealed in 2011 that she was diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, which can sap energy and cause joint pain. As time went on, there were questions about whether she might retire, especially after a half-dozen first-round losses at majors. But she kept going, and with her recent successes, a championship this week would return the American to the top five in the rankings for the first time in six years. 'I just always felt like I have to keep trying,' said Williams, who repeatedly took advantage of Ostapenko's second serves at around 70 mph (110 kph). 'That's all I felt like.' To get to what would be her ninth final at the All England Club, the 10th-seeded Williams will need to win Thursday against No. 6 Johanna Konta, the first British woman in the Wimbledon semifinals since Virginia Wade was the runner-up in 1978. 'I definitely feel that age is not a factor with her,' Konta said about Williams. 'She's just a tremendous champion, and I feel very, very humbled, and I'm very excited to share the court with her again.' With Wade, the 1977 champion, sitting in the Royal Box, Konta prevented Halep from rising to No. 1 by beating her 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 6-4. The result means that Karolina Pliskova, who lost in the second round, will replace Angelique Kerber, who departed in the fourth, atop the rankings next week. The other semifinal will be Garbine Muguruza of Spain against 87th-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia. Muguruza, the 2015 Wimbledon runner-up and 2016 French Open champion, defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-4. Rybarikova, the lowest-ranked Wimbledon semifinalist since 2008, got past 24th-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe of the U.S. 6-3, 6-3 in a match suspended at 2-all in the second set because of showers and moved from Court No. 1 to Centre Court so it could be finished indoors. Rybarikova had never been past the third round in her 35 previous career majors, including seven opening-round exits in a row at Wimbledon from 2008-14. She missed the second half of last season after wrist and knee operations, and her ranking fell out of the top 400. 'I had a really tough time,' Rybarikova said, 'and right now, I'm here, and everything paid off.' In the last men's fourth-round match, Novak Djokovic took a medical timeout to have his right shoulder massaged, and he declared himself disappointed with the condition of the turf in the main stadium. Otherwise, Djokovic had little trouble eliminating 51st-ranked Adrian Mannarino of France 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in a match postponed Monday night because of darkness. 'It's been something that I've been dragging back and forth for a while now,' Djokovic said about his shoulder. 'But I'm still managing to play, which is the most important thing.' The men's quarterfinals Wednesday: Djokovic against Tomas Berdych, Roger Federer against Milos Raonic, defending champion Andy Murray against Sam Querrey, and Marin Cilic against Gilles Muller, who stunned Rafael Nadal in a marathon that ended 15-13 in the fifth set Monday.   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 12th, 2017Related News

Death toll among Marawi evacuees: 34; cholera monitored but no outbreak

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 10 July)  &'8212; Away from the war zone in Marawi City and supposedly safe from bullets and bombs, residents who sought refuge in evacuation centers or with their relatives outside Marawi are facing yet another danger where they are now: death from disease. At least 34 Marawi evacuees have died in [&'].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2017Related News

Disease outbreaks feared in Marawi

Disease outbreaks feared in Marawi.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2017Related News

Disease a valid cause for employee’s dismissal

Disease a valid cause for employee’s dismissal.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2017Related News

Duterte had warned of 'Isis disease' - Inquirer.net

Duterte had warned of 'Isis disease' - Inquirer.net.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsJun 30th, 2017Related News

Police: Venus Williams at fault in fatal car crash

TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press   FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tennis star Venus Williams caused a car crash earlier this month that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle, according to a police report released Thursday. Palm Beach Gardens police say witnesses told investigators that Williams ran a red light in her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV, causing a June 9 crash that injured 78-year-old Jerome Barson, who died two weeks later. The report says a 2016 Hyundai Accent driven by Barson's wife, Linda, crashed into the side of Williams' SUV. Linda Barson told investigators that she was approaching the intersection when her light turned green and that she was unable to stop in time. Linda Barson suffered unspecified moderate injuries. Williams, who turned 37 on June 17, was not hurt. She told investigators she had entered the six-lane intersection on a green light but had been forced to stop midpoint by traffic ahead of her. She said she did not see the Barsons' car when she crossed into their lanes. Palm Beach Gardens Maj. Paul Rogers says the crash remains under investigation. Williams, who has a residence in Palm Beach Gardens, has not been cited or charged. The report says she was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Williams' attorney Malcolm Cunningham said in a statement that Williams expressed 'her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one.' Michael Steinger, the attorney for Linda Barson, had no immediate comment. Venus Williams, the older sister of tennis star Serena Williams, has won seven Grand Slam titles, including five at her favorite tournament, Wimbledon. She revealed in 2011 that she'd been diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease. Her ranking fell outside the top 100 as she coped with her illness and injuries, and from 2011 to 2014, she only advanced past the third round at a major once. Early round losses continued to mount for Williams and questions about retirement came up time and again. Those questions are still asked, but she had a career renaissance, and in January reached the finals of the Australian Open, where she lost to her sister. The crash was first reported by TMZ. ___ .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 30th, 2017Related News

Worse than the disease

Worse than the disease.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: MoviesJun 26th, 2017Related News

Doctors thought this teen was pregnant — but she actually had a rare disease – Fox News

Doctors thought this teen was pregnant — but she actually had a rare disease – Fox News.....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2017Related News

Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis: NFL's been cagey on concussions

em>By Aron Heller, Associated Press /em> JERUSALEM (AP) — Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis says the NFL has taken advantage of its players by not sharing with them all the information it had about the risk of concussions. After viewing an innovation expo in Jerusalem that included a presentation from ElMindA, an Israeli neuro-technology company that can help the NFL diagnose concussions, Bettis said Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) that he was encouraged by the progress but still perplexed about how transparent the league has been over the years. 'The problem is we don't necessarily know all the things the league is doing. For instance, working with this company here, you don't know if they are working with them closely to try to help solve the problem,' Bettis said. 'You definitely feel as though you were taken advantage of in a way that you weren't given that information, and you always want to have the choice of knowing, and when that is taken away from you, you feel as though you were taken advantage of.' Bettis, the NFL's sixth all-time leading rusher, said he suffered concussions during his 13-year career, adding, 'I don't think you'll find many guys that had a long career, played 10-plus years, that didn't have a concussion.' After years of denials, the NFL eventually acknowledged the link between repeated blows to the head during football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE. The issue also garnered wide attention following the 2015 Will Smith film 'Concussion.' Just last week, the first two claims in the NFL's billion-dollar concussion settlement were announced, with a total of $9 million in benefits. In the lawsuit filed in Philadelphia, the league was accused of hiding what it knew about the link between concussions and CTE, the degenerative brain disease that has been found in dozens of former players after their deaths. In recent years, the NFL has undertaken a series of initiatives both on the field and off, including spending millions of dollars on research into head trauma. 'The NFL invests and collaborates with leading experts and innovators to advance progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of head injuries,' league spokesman Brian McCarthy told The Associated Press. Bettis is one of 18 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who is in Israel for a weeklong visit organized by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. In addition to boosting the fledgling local game, the delegation is also touring religious and historical sites, meeting prominent officials and learning about the country's vibrant technology sector. The delegation, which includes Joe Montana, Jim Brown, Roger Staubach and Mike Singletary, received presentations from 10 companies at the expo. ElMindA, which is at the forefront of the concussion research and has developed a system based on a database of electrophysiological brain recordings that provide personalized functional cognitive mapping, was clearly most relevant to the audience. 'We have had a number of conversations with the company and continue to monitor developments, but the technology is not currently being used,' McCarthy said. Kraft's company, The Kraft Group, has been an investor in ElMindA since at least 2015. Three-time All-Pro Aeneas Williams said he was pleased with how the NFL was handling the issue and using technology to make the game safer. Williams, who retired in 2004 after 14 years in the league, said there are far more precautions in place than when he played. He was a teammate of Andre Waters and Dave Duerson, two former players featured in 'Concussion' who suffered cognitive issues before killing themselves, then were diagnosed with CTE afterward. 'The technology, the adjustments that have been made, players being diagnosed immediately and having to stay out even against their own wishes. In the past, when I played, guys got back in the field or they just disguised it. We used to call it 'having your bell rung,'' he said. 'I am definitely excited about today's player being able to get action real-time as to what's going on with their brains.' Kraft said the expo exposed the players to various health issues that transcended concussions alone. 'I really think that may be overdone a little bit. I mean, I don't think the game has ever been safer than it is now,' Kraft said, noting new rules, equipment and medical care available. Through Football Research Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to the research and development of novel methods to prevent, mitigate and treat traumatic head injury, some of those initiatives include: — Creating a program for head protection based in injury-prevention techniques proven successful in automobile safety technology. — Developing accurate impact sensors. — Advancing helmet technology to mitigate impact force. — Creating incentives for industry to use the research and develop new protective equipment, potentially even including position-specific helmets. Kraft also emphasized the on-field moves the league has made. 'I mean we have independent doctors at the stadiums that can take a player out, and when I started in the league the head coach was really making certain decisions,' Kraft said. 'So I think we have made great strides moving ahead in terms of the health of the game.' ___ em>AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner and AP Sports Writer Jimmy Golen contributed to this report. /em> .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 20th, 2017Related News

Mediterranean diet for secondary prevention cuts all-cause mortality

Adherence to the traditional Mediterranean diet by patients with known heart or cerebrovascular disease was independently linked with a marked reduction in t.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 17th, 2017Related News

Anti-diabetes drug also lessens kidney, heart disease risk

Anti-diabetes drug also lessens kidney, heart disease risk.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJun 13th, 2017Related News

A cure worse than the disease

A cure worse than the disease.....»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJun 12th, 2017Related News

Statement: NUJP on Secretary Aguirre’s ‘misquoted’ destabilization plot accusation

No, Mr. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, we the media will not be the scapegoats as you try to weasel your way out of your latest bout of foot-in-mouth disease......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJun 11th, 2017Related News

DOH monitoring possible disease outbreak in Marawi

MANILA, Philippines - Three weeks into the evacuation of thousands of Marawi City families to neighboring cities and towns, the Department of Health (DOH) is.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 10th, 2017Related News

Santiago drops 35 points in Foton's second win

Jaja Santiago dropped a conference-high 35 points to power Foton to a 25-20, 25-23, 23-25, 25-15 victory over Generika-Ayala in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) All-Filipino Conference Saturday night at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. One of the country’s rising stars, Santiago delivered 30 attacks, three aces and two blocks to tow the Tornadoes to their second victory. It was the fourth highest offensive output since American import Kristy Jaeckel tallied 40 points, Stephanie Niemer delivered 38 points and Dindin Manabat registered 37 points in her debut game for Petron in 2014. Foton coach Moro Branislav lauded Santiago’s performance, saying that her presence propelled them to a strong start and a stronger finish. “Jaja is an important player for us in this All-Filipino,” said Branislav, who gave Santiago limited minutes in their opening match against Cherrylume last Tuesday. “As you see we have seven new players. We have a new setter. This is very difficult for us. I’m glad Jaja is there to help us pull it through.” Branislav noted that they cut down their errors in the fourth set “We had no mistake, no big number of mistake in the fourth set,” he said, adding that they committed 13 errors in third set alone. “We had only one mistake (in the fourth set) if I am correct.” Earlier, the PSL All-Filipino Conference went full blast with a dazzling show that underscores the importance of charity and Olympism among the country’s elite athletes. Long jump specialist Katherine Kaye Santos, La Salle students and members of the national table tennis team personally spearheaded the solicitation of donation for the medical fund of Ian Lariba, the Rio Olympics competitor who had been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, a deadly blood disease that puts her in critical condition. PSL president Ramon “Tats” Suzara said this is the perfect time for the local sports community to rally behind Lariba and help her overcome the most important challenge in her life. He stressed that this is not the first time for the country’s premier club league to extend its helping hand. “We are one with the sports community in helping Ian Lariba overcome the most challenging battle of her life,” said Suzara, adding that the league already donated half of its ticket sales of its first two playdates to Lariba’s medical fund. “We wanted to send a statement that the PSL is more than just volleyball. We are also doing our share by giving it back to the sports community, especially to a distinguished athlete like Ian Lariba.”     .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 10th, 2017Related News