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Yahoo News Explains: The international treatment of journalists

Yahoo News Explains: The international treatment of journalistsAccording to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 63 journalists have been killed in 2018 so far. Here's what you need to know about dangers faced by the media in the U.S. and abroad.



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New treatment offers up to ten months extra life for women with deadly breast cancer

New treatment offers up to ten months extra life for women with deadly breast cancerA new treatment could offer up to ten months extra life for women with one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, following a successful British trial. Using a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy, the body’s own immune system can be tuned to attack triple-negative breast cancer, scientists found. The research, carried out by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, also showed that the combined treatment reduced the risk of death or the cancer progressing by up to 40 per cent. Professor Peter Schmid, a professor of cancer medicine at QMUL and the author of the trial, described the results as a “massive step forward”. “Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of breast cancer; we have been desperately looking for better treatment options,” he said. “It is particularly tragic that those affected are often young, with many themselves having young families.” Triple-negative breast cancer is one of the most deadly forms of the disease and nearly one quarter of patients diagnosed will not survive for more than five years. The standard treatment for it is chemotherapy, which most patients quickly develop resistance to. If the disease spreads to other parts of the body, survival is typically only 12 to 15 months. But with the new treatment, researchers say that survival could be extended by up to ten months. Prof Schmid, who is clinical director of the Breast Cancer Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, explained that he new treatment will “significantly extend lives compared to the standard treatment of chemotherapy alone.” “We are changing how triple-negative breast cancer is treated in proving for the first time that immune therapy has a substantial survival benefit,” he said. “In a combined treatment approach, we are using chemotherapy to tear away the tumour’s ‘immune-protective cloak’ to expose it as well as enabling people’s own immune system to get at it.” About | Breast cancer The new treatment combines the standard weekly chemotherapy with the immunotherapy medication atezolizumab which once every two weeks. The combination works by chemotherapy “roughening up” the surface of the cancer, which enables the immune system to better recognise and therefore fight the cancer as a foreign object. Following the results of this trial, which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the new treatment is now under review by health authorities who will decide whether to offer it on the NHS. Patients at St Bartholomew’s Hospital with triple-negative breast cancer are offered immunotherapy as part of ongoing trials. Triple negative breast cancer is more common in women under 40 and black women, according to Macmillan Cancer Support. It is one of the rarer forms of breast cancer, with around 15 per cent of breast cancers classified as triple negative.  



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Sexual Assault Groups Stop Work With Senators Over Treatment Of Christine Blasey Ford

Sexual Assault Groups Stop Work With Senators Over Treatment Of Christine Blasey FordFor two years, a task force of national sexual assault and domestic violence



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John McCain Will Not Continue Treatment For Brain Cancer, Family Says

John McCain Will Not Continue Treatment For Brain Cancer, Family SaysSen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for



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CNN's Jake Tapper Condemns Trump’s Treatment Of The Press After Tampa Rally

CNN's Jake Tapper Condemns Trump’s Treatment Of The Press After Tampa Rally> To Trump supporters out there: Imagine liberals shouting down a reporter



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Brazil's Temer to press Pence on U.S. treatment of migrant families

Brazil's Temer to press Pence on U.S. treatment of migrant familiesPresident Michel Temer will press U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during his two-day visit to Brazil on cases of Brazilian children separated from their parents upon trying to enter the United States, a Brazilian diplomat said on Monday. Pence will hold bilateral talks with Temer and other Brazilian officials on Tuesday. Temer “will express his worries about the treatment” of about 50 Brazilian children who were separated from their parents as part of the Trump administration’s policy of seeking to detain and prosecute anyone accused of entering the country illegally, said Brazilian diplomat Fernando Magalhaes during a Monday foreign ministry briefing in Brasilia.



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Barbara Bush In 'Failing Health,' Won't Seek More Medical Treatment

Barbara Bush In 'Failing Health,' Won't Seek More Medical TreatmentBarbara Bush is in failing health and will not seek additional medical



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‘Roseanne’ star Emma Kenney seeks treatment: 'I need a mental sanity break'

‘Roseanne’ star Emma Kenney seeks treatment: 'I need a mental sanity break'Roseanne star, who plays Harris Conner-Healy on the ABC revival, says she’s “going to be seeking treatment for my battles,” she told In Touch. She did not specify which type of treatment she is seeking.



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The Latest: Russia: UK treatment in ex-spy case 'barbaric'

The Latest: Russia: UK treatment in ex-spy case 'barbaric'MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy (all times local):



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Woman says mom made her use a wheelchair and invented illnesses leading to years of treatment

Woman says mom made her use a wheelchair and invented illnesses leading to years of treatmentGypsy Blanchard said she always knew she could walk but her mother Dee Dee Blanchard made her stay in a wheelchair.



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