Articles by Swaty Sharma
J.K. Rowling to Publish First Novel for Adults
February 24 2012 1:43 AM
After the phenomenal success of the Harry Potter series globally, J.K. Rowling is all set to publish a new novel for adults. Although I've enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, Rowling said on her official website, which is currently being refreshed. Further details will be announced later in the year according to the website.
- New Skin Cancer Drug Raises Hope for Survival
February 24 2012 12:43 AM
A new treatment given to 132 skin cancer patients in the U.S. and Australia almost doubled their survival, according to New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers used the drug Vemurafenib (Zelboraf) on patients and found that they lived for average 16 months as compared to those who underwent conventional treatment and survived for only nine months on average.
Obama to Break Ground for Black History Museum
February 22 2012 10:49 AM
President Barack Obama will join former first lady Laura Bush Wednesday celebrating the start of construction for the National Museum of African American History and Culture which will showcase the history of black life, art, and culture.
Apple Defends Its Right to Use iPad Trademark in China
February 22 2012 10:24 AM
In a heated courtroom hearing in Shanghai Wednesday, Apple defended its right to use the iPad trademark in China.
FDA Takes Steps to Ease Shortage of Cancer Drugs
February 22 2012 6:34 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved new suppliers for two crucial cancer drugs. The move was to ease the shortage of the drugs.
Oscar Awards Protest ‘Oskar Awards'
February 22 2012 4:16 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is demanding Poland's Association of Folk Artists to stop giving out the People's Oskar. The Academy that hands out Hollywood's Oscar Awards has demanded the Polish to drop its Oskar awards.
- Vietnam Witnesses Outbreak of Common Child Virus Again
February 21 2012 8:03 AM
The virus EV-71, a more virulent enterovirus, has infected more than 6,000 and killed nine children since January in Vietnam. A 22-month-old boy has died from hand, foot and mouth disease in central Vietnam, bringing the country's death toll nine this January, an official said.
- Major Breakthrough in Pancreatic Cancer: Trial Drug Shows Positive Result
February 21 2012 7:47 AM
Researchers at Cancer Research UK's Cambridge Research Institute carried out an experiment on mice, in which a chemotherapy drug called gemcitabine was combined with an experimental drug called MRK003 resulting in a chain of events that ultimately killed the cancer cells.
- 22-Inch Nepalese Man Seeks the Shortest Way to Guinness
February 21 2012 7:11 AM
A 72-year-old Nepalese man is hoping to get the title as the world's shortest man in the Guinness World Records.
- Birth-Cohort Screening for Hepatitis C Cost-Effective: Study
February 21 2012 5:59 AM
Birth-cohort screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in primary care settings was cost-effective in the United States, according to Annals of Internal Medicine.
- Hepatitis C Deaths Rising in U.S.: Study
February 21 2012 3:09 AM
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections are leading causes of chronic liver disease, which is the main cause of deaths, especially among baby boomers in the United States.
UN's Nuclear Inspector Arrives in Tehran
February 20 2012 7:56 AM
Deputy Director General of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Herman Nackaerts arrived for the second time in Tehran to discuss Iran's nuclear program. Nackaerts said that his team's main priority is to clarify the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program.