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Vietnam invites Russian experts to help preserve embalmed 'Uncle Ho'

Vietnam invites Russian experts to help preserve embalmed 'Uncle Ho'Vietnam has enlisted a team of Russian and local experts to help preserve the body of embalmed revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh, whose corpse has lain in a sprawling concrete monument in central Hanoi since his death nearly 50 years ago. Uncle Ho, as he is affectionately known in Vietnam, enjoys demi-god status in the country, revered as the communist hero who led his country to independence. Hanoi has now set up a state council of 11 specialists — four from Russia, the rest Vietnamese — to “evaluate the status of the body of president Ho Chi Minh”, according to a statement on the government’s official website.



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US missionary's body could be lost in battle to preserve isolated tribe

US missionary's body could be lost in battle to preserve isolated tribeThe body of American missionary-adventurer John Allen Chau may never be recovered from the lost island where he fell in a volley of arrows fired by a reclusive tribe whose existence is threatened by the modern world, say experts. The menace to the Sentinelese from Chau’s one-man invasion is such that tribal rights specialists say no murder charges will ever be laid and Chau’s body will have to stay hidden to protect what is probably the world’s last pre-neolithic tribe. Indian authorities — who do not dare enforce their rule over North Sentinel island — have not even tried to send police ashore to question the tribe who have been greeting outsiders with hostility for centuries.



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Senate Votes to Preserve Net Neutrality

Senate Votes to Preserve Net NeutralityThe Senate voted Wednesday to overturn an action by the Federal Communications Commission that's slated to end net neutrality next month. The 52-47 vote is just the latest in a complicated string…



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Space bases could preserve civilization in World War III: Elon Musk

Space bases could preserve civilization in World War III: Elon MuskBases on the moon and Mars could help preserve human civilization and hasten its regeneration on earth in the event of a third world war, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, said on Sunday. Musk, the founder of rocket and spacecraft company SpaceX, said the company’s interplanetary ship could begin test flights as soon as next year. There is “some probability” that there will be another Dark Ages, “particularly if there is a third world war,” Musk said at the SXSW conference.



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Alabama Court Stays Judge's Order To Preserve Voting Records (UPDATE)

Alabama Court Stays Judge's Order To Preserve Voting Records (UPDATE)An Alabama judge directed state election officials on Monday to save all digital images of the paper ballots filled out by voters in Tuesday’s special Senate election.



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The Latest: Zinke says he wants to preserve Native culture

The Latest: Zinke says he wants to preserve Native cultureBLANDING, Utah (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's visit to Utah to tour two of the 27 national monuments under review (all times local):



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Hormone Therapy May Help Young Breast Cancer Patients Preserve Fertility

TUESDAY, Dec. 22 2015 (HealthDay News) — Chemotherapy can affect a young breast cancer patient’s fertility, sending her into premature menopause, so in many cases doctors provide patients with hormonal therapy during chemo to prevent this side effect.

Now, new research suggests that the approach does help these patients without lowering their odds of surviving the cancer.

One expert noted that the issue is a tough one for many young breast cancer patients.

“The most reliable way in 2015 to preserve a patient’s fertility is through egg harvesting prior to chemotherapy and in vitro fertilization,” explained Dr. Charles Shapiro, director of translational breast cancer research at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

“However, as this procedure is typically not covered by insurance, it is only an option for those of financial means,” he said. “So, those who cannot afford the procedure can choose to receive [hormonal therapy] as it is has higher — but modest — rate of preserving menstrual function and possibly having subsequent pregnancy.”

The new study was led by Dr. Lucia Del Mastro of the National Institute for Cancer Research in Genoa, Italy. It included 281 women, median age 39, with stage 1 to 3 breast cancer who were randomly selected to receive chemotherapy only or chemotherapy plus the hormone drug triptorelin.

Over five years of follow-up, normal menstruation resumed in 73 percent of those in the hormone treatment group and 64 percent of those in the control group, the Italian team reported Dec. 22 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Pregnancy rates were 2.1 percent in the treatment group and 1.6 percent in the control group.

Survival didn’t seem to be affected: Five-year cancer-free survival rates were 80.5 percent in the hormone treatment group and 84 percent in the control group — not a statistically significant gap, the researchers said.

Dr. Lauren Cassell is chief of breast surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. She noted that the study was well-designed, being prospective in nature and including a wide range of breast tumors that were either sensitive to estrogen or not.

“Our young women who continue to live long and happy lives are concerned about quality-of-life issues, which include the ability to bear a child as well as the negative effects of premature menopause,” Cassell said. She believes that a discussion of these issues, and potential solutions, is vital to breast cancer care.

But Shapiro believes those discussions aren’t happening often enough.

“Only about one-third of medical oncologists’ medical records document a discussion about risks of infertility,” he said, “and about one-fourth of these medical records discussed options or referred to [fertility] specialists. We have to do better.”

More information

The U.S. Office on Women’s Health has more about premature menopause.



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