While above average or high BMI (Body Mass Index) is often linked to cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular and other diseases, in some cases the higher level of BMI can improve the chance of survival among certain cancers, suggests new research.Focusing on clinical trials of atezolizumab, a common immunotherapy treatment for non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the Australian cancer researchers found improved responsiveness to the drug in those with a high body mass index (BMI). The results of the research were published in the journal JAMA Oncology. The study contrast with regular warnings about the health risks of patients who are overweight and obese.
Some roads outside Sydney were closed and authorities asked people to delay travel, at the start of what is normally a busy Christmas holiday period, warning of the unpredictability of the fires as winds of up to 70 kph (44 mph) were set to fan the flames. READ MORE: BC Wildfire Service sends 6 more firefighters to help with deadly Australian blazes
In an extremely stressful year for Internet users, Twitter on Friday admitted a malicious code was inserted into its app by a bad actor that may have compromised some users' information worldwide, including in India, as people woke up to an email from Twitter, warning them to update the app for Android. The vulnerability within Twitter for Android could allow the bad actor to see non public account information or to control your account (send Tweets or Direct Messages), said an apologetic Twitter."Prior to the fix, through a complicated process involving the insertion of malicious code into restricted storage areas of the Twitter app, it may have been possible for a bad actor to access information (Direct Messages, protected Tweets, location information) from the app," Twitter said in a statement. Users should update their Twitter for Android app via Google Play.
NEW DELHI : Tech giant Google has issued warning of data breach for users in India after fixing the Chrome 79 bug, urging them to immediately change their passwords on websites that have been affected.Alert pop ups began emerging on laptops, desktops and mobile screens on Thursday, leaving several Indian users including a media organisation, alarmed to read the warning that their passwords may have been stolen as part of a data leak.
The Nissan LEAF 2020 has received several updates, including new pedestrian warning sounds that also make for a catchy holiday ditty. Nissan North America
"Each year at COP we are told that the window of opportunity could close soon. The window of opportunity is closing now. My message is this. We need your decisions. We need your leadership. We are out of time." Warnings don t get clearer than this. Executive secretary Patricia Espinosa was referring to the apparent inability of member nations of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to come to an agreement.The Conference of the Parties (COP) was set up as the supreme decision making body of the UNFCCC to review, evaluate and implement the convention and other legal and administrative arrangements. Basically, measures to tackle the climate crisis can t be implemented without it. At the summit in Madrid which ended on 13 December, the main order of business covered a range of subjects, from tackling the practicalities of climate finance, including carbon markets, to the transfer of technology and issues of loss and damages. Developing countries, especially African nations and small island states that are already battling climate change outcomes, have also been pushing for adaptation to be made the central point of negotiations.
Beijing is in the process of developing intermediate and long range ballistic ”carrier killer ” missiles, with analysts suggesting at least one variant has already been tested in the region in the last six months. To compound matters, China is also thought to be in the process of improving its surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, consisting of satellites, drones and aircraft, which improve chances to hit a moving target on water. Specifically, China is thought to have tested its Dong Feng 21D anti ship ballistic missile, which has a range of 932 miles, on a moving target at sea for the first time.
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It ''s been a devastating few weeks for Android users. There have been warnings over dozens of apps capable of generating money for criminals behind your back using adware, and an app that could reinstall itself whenever users tried to delete the harmful programme from their handset ndash; Android users don''t have to install anything to be vulnerable. And then there was StrandHogg ndash; a flaw the allows hackers to create a fake login page pretending to be a legitimate banking app on your handset, siphoning off your bank login details.
Cold weather can trigger or worsen a number of different health problems, including dry skin, flu, norovirus and even heart attacks. If you get there to pee more when it ''s cold outside, you 're not alone, as it ''s a genuine medical phenomena.Getting the urge to pee more when it ''s cold outside is a biological process called lsquo;cold diuresis '.
A Republican "Bible believing " Texas judge has been refusing to perform same sex weddings, and she has gotten away with a public warning.
"If transphobia kills me forget burial - drop my body on the steps of Congress, " the slogan reads.
The Whisperers have certainly made their presence felt on Oceanside and the rest of the communities in season 10 of The Walking Dead, in no small part thanks to Dante (played by Juan Javier Cardenas). Dante managed to infiltrate Alexandria and kill Siddiq (Avi Nash) while relaying information to Alpha (Samantha Morton). Following the secret Whisperer discovery, everyone is on edge and the introduction of Virgil (Kevin Carroll) had led to some fans suspecting he ''s also part of the deadly group.WARNING: This article contains spoilers from The Walking Dead season 10.
North Korea issued a stark warning to Japan during a ranting attack on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over pledges to monitor Pyongyang after the rogue state shot two short range missiles into the Sea of Japan on Thursday. Following the blast, which North Korea insisted was a test of its new "super large multiple rocket launcher", Mr Abe accused the North Korean military of being a threat to Japan and the international community. Citing a vice Director General of the North Korean Foreign Office, Pyongyang''s state agency KCNA said: "It can be said that Abe is the only one idiot in the world and the most stupid man ever known in history as he fails to distinguish a missile from a multiple launch rocket system while seeing the photo accompanied report."Abe may see what a real ballistic missile is in the not distant future and under his nose.
In a statement China ''s foreign ministry has warned it would take "firm counter measures" against Washington if the US continued "going down the wrong path". Mr Trump signed into law legislation which supported the protesters despite angry objections from Beijing.
The Met Office has warned cold weather is closing in on the UK. The weather agency issued a cold weather alert on Wednesday, warning of a ”80 percent probability ” of ”severe cold weather ” in parts of England.The alert states the freezing temperatures are likely between midnight on Friday and 9am on Monday, December 2.
Solomun ”Solly ” Zuckerman was a British public servant who served as a scientific advisor to the Allies on bombing strategies in World War 2. After the war, Mr Zuckerman became chief scientific advisor to the Ministry of Defence until 1968, and he also acted as chief advisor to the Government from 1962 to 1971. His appointment came during the height of the Cold War, when the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 pushed the US and Soviet Union closer to World War 3 and it is no understatement to say one mistake could have cost both nations dearly.Letters between Mr Zuckerman and the Prime Minister at the time, Harold Macmillan, reveal the real gravity of the situation, exposing some of the close calls that had already secretly occurred.