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الإثنين, 04 نيسان/أبريل 2011 10:14

Cancer rare after fertility treatment

sampleFertility treatment such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) may not be tied to an increased risk of cancer despite the hormones used, said a study from Sweden.

Some previous studies had suggested that fertility drugs might be linked with breast, uterine and ovarian cancers.

In research reported in "Human Reproduction," Bengt Kallen of the University of Lund in Sweden and his colleagues analyzed registry data from 1982-2006 on 24,000 women who gave birth after IVF, comparing rates of cancer in these women and in 1.4 million women in the general Swedish population who also gave birth in those years.

Fewer than 2 percent of women in the IVF group developed one or more cancers during an average follow-up period of 8 years, compared to close to 5 percent of the other group.

After accounting for maternal age, the number of previous pregnancies and smoking status, the overall risk of cancer was about 25 percent lower for women who had IVF.

"A couple who needs IVF does not have to be afraid that the hormone treatment used -- at least those used in Sweden -- will carry a risk for the woman to develop cancer," Kallen told Reuters Health.

While the risk of ovarian cancer was more than twice as high in the women who had IVF as those who didn't, Kallen suggested that this may be due to abnormalities in ovarian function that could both increase the risk for cancer and the risk for infertility, thus the need for IVF.

الإثنين, 04 نيسان/أبريل 2011 10:13

World Cup Headed to Russia and Qatar

sampleThough it promised record-breaking profits for FIFA, the U.S. bid failed to offer FIFA the sort of transformational message and chance to make history that both FIFA and the International Olympic Committee have yearned for in recent years.

FIFA chose Russia to host the 2018 World Cup.

In selecting Qatar, the tiny emirate in the heart of the Middle East, FIFA chose to bring the World Cup to a Muslim nation for the first time. A desire to make history, and the opportunity to partner with the natural gas fortune of the Qatari royal family, ultimately proved irresistible to FIFA. Qatar has promised to spend $4 billion to build nine stadiums, renovate three others and equip all of them with a high-tech, outdoor air conditioning system to combat summer temperatures that can reach 120 degrees during the day. The country has vowed to spend another $50 billion on infrastructure ahead of the tournament.

الإثنين, 04 نيسان/أبريل 2011 10:10

LeBron Gets The First Laugh

sampleThat the hotly anticipated return of LeBron James to Cleveland on Thursday night ended in a dull, sour blowout makes a bleak kind of sense. LeBron and the Heat won the game handily, dispatching the overmatched Cavaliers 118-90, but it was tough to call it a victory, if only because of how queasily joyless it all felt. And as brilliant as LeBron himself was, putting up 38 points and eight assists over three jeer-packed quarters, he certainly didn’t seem to enjoy himself much in doing so. The Heat were impressive, LeBron was dazzling and yet the whole experience felt, in some broader sense, anticlimactic and notably un-triumphant. Wasn’t this supposed to be fun?

That the hotly anticipated return of LeBron James to Cleveland on Thursday night ended in a dull, sour blowout makes a bleak kind of sense. LeBron and the Heat won the game handily, dispatching the overmatched Cavaliers 118-90, but it was tough to call it a victory, if only because of how queasily joyless it all felt. And as brilliant as LeBron himself was, putting up 38 points and eight assists over three jeer-packed quarters, he certainly didn’t seem to enjoy himself much in doing so. The Heat were impressive, LeBron was dazzling and yet the whole experience felt, in some broader sense, anticlimactic and notably un-triumphant. Wasn’t this supposed to be fun?

الإثنين, 04 نيسان/أبريل 2011 10:09

Razzak's four secures comfortable win

sampleMid-way through an overcast morning, Bangladesh were in a familiar predicament: the top-order had failed and Shakib Al Hasan, the reluctant captain, was saddled with the responsibility of achieving a target his spinners could defend on a pitch that assisted turn. Having had ample practice at this challenge, Shakib went about it manfully, but he also had an able ally. His risk-free batting was at odds with Mushfiqur Rahim's impish stroke play but their 116-run stand was the bedrock of the highest total of the series. It proved more than enough.

Shakib waited only three overs before entrusting the defence of 246 to a spinner. He had to wait only three balls to see that decision yield results. Abdur Razzak continued his torment of Zimbabwe in this series: his quick strikes decapitated the chase, his economy brought it to a standstill and Bangladesh were assured of a 2-1 lead by the time the mandatory Powerplay was over.

الإثنين, 04 نيسان/أبريل 2011 10:07

China's Web Takes On a Luxury Look

sample"This is a strategic move that will open up luxury to the entire nation," said Federico Marchetti, founder and chief executive of Milan-based YOOX SpA, which created the site for the Giorgio Armani SpA label. Mr. Marchetti said at a news conference that YOOX plans in the next year to open Chinese sites for three or four clients he didn't name. Dolce & Gabbana Srl, Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia Spa and Valentino SpA are among the e-commerce company's 23 clients.

Other companies—including PPR SA's Gucci, Burberry Group PLC and Italian shoemaker Tod's SpA—say they also have plans to cash in on China's exploding population of online shoppers.

The decision by high-end brands to sell their handbags and clothing directly to Chinese shoppers via the Internet marks an attempt to push deeper into a nation with consumers eager to mark their new wealth by buying flashy labels.

Luxury goods have been available for several years on the Chinese Web. But that generally has been through middlemen who offer an array of brands, many of them out-of-season, rather than directly from the labels. Western sites are available to Chinese shoppers only to a limited degree, in part because not all company sites offer shipping to China. Also, steep Chinese import duties discourage buying from vendors' overseas sites.

الإثنين, 04 نيسان/أبريل 2011 10:06

How to Write For Videogames

sampleJeffrey Yolahem owes his career to the video game “The Prince of Persia.” Growing up in Santa Fe, he loved the game so much he would write additional scripts and stories for the historical adventure just for fun, and as an undergraduate at Yale University, he sought out Jordan Mechner, the game’s creator, for advice about what courses he should take to pursue a career in video game script writing. (The answer? Screenwriting and architecture classes, to better understand the level designs of video games.)

Yolahem, 26, is now the lead writer of the newly released video game “Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood.” ‘Brotherhood’ is the latest installment of French video game publisher Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed” franchise, which has sold over 19 million units worldwide. The title continues the adventures of modern-day bartender Desmond Miles and Renaissance-era assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze, whose memories Desmond is able to access through a machine called the Animus. As Ezio, single players must recruit and lead a ‘brotherhood’ of men to fight against the powerful Templar Order and take back the crumbling city of Rome.

الإثنين, 04 نيسان/أبريل 2011 10:04

Viacom Set to Appeal in YouTube Case

sampleDating from the dawn of the Web-video era, the case has divided many in the media and technology worlds. It centers in part on how aggressively YouTube—and by extension video-sharing sites like it—must police what users upload to its servers in order to avoid being liable for any unauthorized clips.

In June, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled strongly in favor of Google's motion for summary judgment, saying YouTube is protected from copyright claims by "safe harbor" provisions in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The 1998 law shields some types of online entities from liability if they meet certain conditions, such as removing content at the request of the copyright holder. "General knowledge that infringement is 'ubiquitious' does not impose a duty on the service provider to monitor or search its service for infringements," the judge wrote.

Viacom, for its part, has claimed that YouTube had intentionally sought to exploit tens of thousands of Viacom's copyrighted works, such as clips of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," and doesn't qualify for those protections. "It is extremely destructive if the precedent is set in the wrong way," Mr. Olson said in an interview.

الإثنين, 04 نيسان/أبريل 2011 10:02

Inspectors Adrift in Rig-Safety Push

sampleSeven months after the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, the troubled federal agency that oversees offshore drilling has been revamped, renamed and given a new leader with a mandate to turn what critics called an industry lapdog into an effective watchdog.

Seven months after the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, the troubled federal agency that oversees offshore drilling has been revamped, renamed and given a new leader with a mandate to turn what critics called an industry lapdog into an effective watchdog.

Seven months after the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, the troubled federal agency that oversees offshore drilling has been revamped, renamed and given a new leader with a mandate to turn what critics called an industry lapdog into an effective watchdog.

الإثنين, 04 نيسان/أبريل 2011 10:01

Wall St flat as investors shrug off jobs report

sampleWall Street mostly shrugged off a weaker-than-expected payrolls report on Friday, leaving stocks little changed as the data didn't alter investors' view the economic recovery is on track.

U.S. employment barely grew in November and the jobless rate unexpectedly jumped to a seven-month high of 9.8 percent, the government said.

But recent data, including retail sales and other labor reports, have raised optimism the recovery is accelerating after hitting a soft patch in the summer.

Separately Friday, a report showed the U.S. services sector grew for an 11th straight month in November, but the government said new U.S. factories orders dropped.

"The marketplace understands we never have a recovery that is uneventful, without bumps," said Art Hogan, chief market analyst at Jefferies & Co in Boston.

الإثنين, 04 نيسان/أبريل 2011 10:00

Walter Energy seals $3.3 billion Western Coal buy

samplePrevious | Main Why it's advance Australia fair for 2022 Post categories: Football Matt Slater | 17:04 UK time, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 White smoke was spotted over Wembley on Tuesday as David Dein, the international president of England's World Cup bid, confirmed the nation was about to pull out of the race to stage the competition in 2022 and focus its efforts on winning the vote to host the 2018 edition. In related news, the BBC understands the Vatican City is set to make a statement about the Pope's religious leanings and the International Association for Bear Research and Management is on the verge of discovering what bears do in the woods. Please do not think I am ungrateful to Dein for clearing up this matter of almost no debate, on the contrary. With England out of the picture for 2022, we can now look dispassionately at what I think is the more interesting of Fifa's two World Cup choices. On a personal level, I care more about the result of the likely England v Russia v Spain/Portugal tussle for Europe's turn in 2018. But on a professional level, I am intrigued about the challenge world football's governing body has set itself when it makes its 2022 decision in Zurich on 2 December. By deciding to choose two World Cups in one.

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