Posts by Lynn

21) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1930384)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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The idea of turning the immune system against cancer got a big boost over the last few days, with a trio of studies showing the approach’s effectiveness against lung cancer.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, killing more than 150,000 people a year. For cancer that has spread beyond the lungs, the five-year survival rate is historically just 1%.

But trials over the last five years have repeatedly shown more uses for immune therapy in lung cancer, and the new research confirms that nearly all lung cancer patients will now receive immune therapy, said Patrick Forde, the first author on one of the studies and a lung cancer specialist at Johns Hopkins Medical.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/04/16/new-studies-show-hope-turning-immune-system-against-lung-cancer/522225002/


Thanks for the articles Gary.
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 95 (Message 1929986)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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milk
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Tim O'Connor, Star on 'Peyton Place' and 'Buck Rogers,' Dies at 90 (Message 1929883)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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R.I.P.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 95 (Message 1929827)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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Coffin
25) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1929806)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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Updated:



Hawaii officials confirm 2 more rat lungworm infections


HONOLULU (AP) — State health officials have confirmed two new rat lungworm infections in Hawaii.

Health officials said Wednesday that the separate cases involve an adult Maui resident and an adolescent visiting the Big Island from New York.

Officials said the Maui resident became ill in mid-February and was briefly hospitalized. The individual was most likely infected on Maui but had a history of traveling to Oahu and the Big Island during the time when the infection might have occurred.
26) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1929649)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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First Maui case of rat lungworm in 2018 reported


The Maui News – The first case of rat lungworm disease on Maui this year was confirmed last month, the state Department of Health reported Wednesday.

The individual became ill in mid-February and was briefly hospitalized, the Health Department said. Spokeswoman Anna Koethe said Wednesday afternoon that the Health Department could not disclose where on the island the person resides due to privacy concerns.
27) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1929540)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.

Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.

Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our microbiome - is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson's.

The field is even asking questions of what it means to be "human" and is leading to new innovative treatments as a result.

"They are essential to your health," says Prof Ruth Ley, the director of the department of microbiome science at the Max Planck Institute, "your body isn't just you".

No matter how well you wash, nearly every nook and cranny of your body is covered in microscopic creatures.

This includes bacteria, viruses, fungi and archaea (organisms originally misclassified as bacteria). The greatest concentration of this microscopic life is in the dark murky depths of our oxygen-deprived bowels.



More than half your body is not human
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time XI (Message 1929174)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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Sorry can't continue this game. :(

It's a Ritual Celtic Bronze Sickle Hallstatt ,

Someone else can post a tool.
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time XI (Message 1929164)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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from the Soviet flag?
No Gary.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time XI (Message 1929161)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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A Roman body cleaning tool?
Not that Crunchy.


Is it made of bronze?

Yes it is.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time XI (Message 1929106)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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Nope
Some sort of a sigh ?
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time XI (Message 1929104)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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Thanks Stargate, did not expect the win. :)

This old tool should go fast.

33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time XI (Message 1929099)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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back massage ?
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 95 (Message 1929094)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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cook
35) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1929071)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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Stronger Recommendations by PCPs for Herpes Zoster Vaccination Needed, Says Study


A recent survey conducted by researchers at NYU Langone Health found that only 35% of primary care physicians strongly agreed that vaccination against herpes zoster (HZ) is important.

From January to March 2017, the researchers distributed a cross-sectional online survey to all physicians in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation at NYULH, across 5 different practice settings. A total of 138 (out of 530) responded (26%).
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : i've had a heart attack (Message 1928881)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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Sending positive thoughts you way, Phud.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1928879)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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why thai women are picky
38) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1928661)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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Bad movies can have sequels with the sequels often being bad. Ghost Rider featured a man with a flaming skeleton head riding a motorcycle. Ghost Rider 2 featured a man with a flaming skeleton head riding a motorcycle. It didn't get better the second time around.

How about bad flu seasons like this year's? The number of people with the flu seemed to peak about 3 months ago with this number declining since then. But will there be a sequel, a second wave, this Spring? And if so how bad will the sequel be?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2018/04/07/how-this-flu-season-could-have-a-second-wave/#2ae982d25725
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1928570)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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Reprise of the rules:

Rules of the game:

Winner posts a new picture, waits 24 hours...

After the 24 hours, he/she counts the number of captions, if the sum is less than ten, he/she waits another 24...

After ten captions or NO LATER THAN 48 hours, the winner of the last round declares the winner of the current round - whatever caption strikes him/her as funniest: he/she also picks a second and third place (more on that below.)

The winner of the round has 24 hours to post another picture to be captioned; if no picture within the 24 hours, (or notice posted by the winner that he/she is looking...) then second place is up, who also has 24 hours...

During breaks in the action, (between a winner being declared and the next picture posted) general discussion may take place... Moderators should be aware that a picture posting may cross with a "general discussion" type posting.

(When considering run times above please take note of Tuesday's outage, and any other long communications blackouts.)
40) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1928422)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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Synthetic pot for years was sold under the guise of a cheaper alternative that allows users to dodge drug screenings.

And while there have been rashes of hospitalizations nationwide involving those who’ve ingested fake weed, experts say they’ve never seen the severe side effects — internal bleeding in particular — that have killed at least two and sickened dozens in the Chicago area and central Illinois in the past month. Investigators say that while users have been smoking different brands of the synthetic marijuana, the common ingredient that may be leaving people ill is rat poisoning.


Bleeding from synthetic pot outbreak unusual, experts say


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