Archive for October 13th, 2016

Thousands of lung cancer patients 'being denied life-extending drug on NHS'

Thursday, October 13th, 2016:

Drugs funding body NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) today announced that it will not be recommending the breakthrough immunotherapy drug nivolumab for advanced lung cancer patients in England and Wales. Doctors say the decision will come as “bitter blow” to families in England and Wales who have been waiting for months to get access to the revolutionary treatment which was approved for patients in Scotland last week. Immunotherapy has been hailed by experts as one of the most important advances in lung cancer treatment in the past decade. Around 45,500 are diagnosed with the condition every year […] Read More →

Swedish coffee culture: How to take a fika

Thursday, October 13th, 2016:

Lauren Mowery, Special for USA TODAY 8:18 a.m. EDT October 13, 2016 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Johnson is a big supporter of barista competitions, and his well-trained staff proves it. He hopes coffee will be appreciated for its capacity for pleasure and nuance to the same extent as chocolate and wine. To demonstrate, he offers a coffee tasting using three different ceramic cup shapes, each meant to highlight a different aromatic trait. (Think grape specific stemware for wine.)(Photo: Lauren Mowery, for USA TODAY) Autumn marks the end of Sweden’s brief but glorious summer, yet it’s still […] Read More →

Can YOU spot the ballet dancer in the flamingos

Thursday, October 13th, 2016:

An image of a ballet dancer hidden among a flock of flamingos has left the internet well and truly stumped. The mind-bending puzzle features dozens of the brightly-coloured birds against a green background but the figure hidden among them is deceptively difficult to spot. Internet users are claiming to spend anything from 30 seconds to five minutes trying to locate the dancer, which is well hidden due to her bright pink dress. So can YOU spot her? Scroll down for reveal!   Can you spot the ballet dancer? The mind-bending puzzle features dozens of the brightly-coloured birds against a green background but […] Read More →

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