Articles by Swaty Sharma

J.K. Rowling to Publish First Novel for Adults

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

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

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.

Oscar Awards Protest ‘Oskar Awards'

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

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.

Hepatitis C Deaths Rising in U.S.: Study

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

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.

Scientists Find How Lack of Sleep Damages Man’s Immune System

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.

Heart Attack Scars Healed by Stem Cells

The scars caused by a heart attack have been healed by stem cells collected from the patient's own heart, U.S. experts have said.found that the amount of scar tissue was halved in the small safety trial.

Kohl's to Award Scholarships for Young Volunteers

Kohl's Department Stores has introduced Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program which will award more than $420,000 in scholarships and prizes, ranging from $50 Kohl's gift cards to $10,000 scholarships, to more than 2,200 young volunteers who have made a positive impact on their communities.

Philippines Overhauling Disaster Management System

Aided by the World Food Programme (WFP), the Philippine government's Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is undertaking a $46,000 customization of open-source software, Sahana, which is commonly used in disaster relief to develop a national Relief Goods Inventory and Monitoring System (RGIMS).

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Russian Forces Pound Ukraine's Donetsk Region

Ukrainian forces reported heavy Russian shelling and attempts to advance on several towns in the eastern region of Donetsk that has become a key focus of the near six-month war, but said they had repelled many of the attacks.