J.K. Rowling to Publish First Novel for Adults
February 24 2012 1:43 AM EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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.
Rotary Clubs Light Up the World to Eradicate Polio (PHOTOS)
February 20 2012 5:43 AM EST
Rotary clubs will once again illuminate landmarks and iconic structures around the world in view of the group's pledge to 'End Polio Now'.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration to Review Inhalable Caffeine AeroShot
February 20 2012 4:49 AM EST
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials will investigate whether 'AeroShot' inhalable caffeine, which is sold in lipstick-sized canisters, is safe for consumers and if its manufacturer was right to brand it as a dietary supplement.
PACPAD: Pakistan Military Manufactures Homegrown iPad Version
February 20 2012 2:34 AM EST
Pakistan's military is working on the development and manufacture of a homegrown version of iPad, according to reports.
Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards: David Beckham Awarded 'Most Stylish Athlete'
February 19 2012 5:56 AM EST
David Beckham took home the That's How I Roll award for the most stylish athlete at the second Annual Cartoon Network Hall Of Game Awards in Los Angeles.
Muhammad Ali’s Grand Fundraiser 'Power of Love Gala' Held in Las Vegas
February 19 2012 3:02 AM EST
The Keep Memory Alive 16th Annual Power of Love Gala honoring Muhammad Ali was held in Las Vegas Saturday.
Vienna Opera Ball: The Glamorous Tradition Continues (PHOTOS)
February 17 2012 9:20 AM EST
Austrian entrepreneur Richard Lugner makes headlines every year by inviting celebrities to the Opera Ball. It was not this year too.
Scientists Find How Lack of Sleep Damages Man’s Immune System
February 17 2012 5:00 AM EST
Researchers have found that the not enough sleep can lead to illness. In a study, published in the journal Immunity, showed that our circadian rhythm controls the level of a gene vital to our immune system and any disruptions to the cycle can lead us to illness.
Weightloss Drugs Run Risk of Rare Liver-Related Side Effects: European Medicines Agency
February 17 2012 2:30 AM EST
The weightloss drugs like GlaxoSmithKline's Alli and Roche's Xenical run the risk of very rare liver-related side effects, according to European Medicines Agency.