BETHESDA, United States - Christian Hinrichs knew his life had forever changed the day he thought he was pouring milk into a glass, but heard it splashing on the floor instead. It was 2005, and the young cancer surgeon had just undergone the removal of his right eye because of a rare cancer, called ocular melanoma, which affects 6 in a million people. Prior to the operation, his doctors had been optimistic that he'd make a full recovery and be able to return to practicing surgery. "But the reality for me personally was after I lost the eye, it really threw off my depth perception," said Hinrichs. "I knew I couldn't operate anymore. So I decided not to." At the time, Hinrichs was 33, and had spent 13 years in training and in the operating theater. Even before his own diagnosis, he'd decided to focus on cancer surgery. He also had an interest in cancer research, particularly the burgeoning field of adoptive T-cell therapy, which involved genetically engineering the immune cells to … [Read more...] about News Doctor’s own diagnosis drives quest for a cancer cure
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By Caroline Williams Sun., March 18, 2018 “I’d like you to think of something that you worry about often,” says Alex Temple-McCune, a baby-faced PhD student with the air of a much older, kindly doctor. “Oh, that’s easy. My son running into the road outside my house,” I reply. Alex stares at me, impassive. “He’s 5,” I add, by way of explanation. “It’s a very busy road.” He nods, slowly. “OK, I am going to leave the room for five minutes, and I’d like you to worry about that for the whole time I am gone. Think about it in as much detail as you can, and try not to think about anything else.” Oh God. “This is going to be horrible!” I plead, feeling my eyes widen as Alex gets up to leave. He hesitates at the door but goes out anyway, leaving me alone in a sparse, white, windowless room to think, in horrifying detail, about the worst thing that could happen in my life. … [Read more...] about Could I rewire my brain to lose my worrier mentality?
source Joshua Roberts/Reuters Data firm Cambridge Analytica accessed data from 50 million Facebook users during the 2016 US presidential campaign without the users’ permission. Facebook suspended the firm from its platform on Friday, saying Cambridge Analytica lied about deleting the unauthorized information when it was first caught in 2015. President Donald Trump’s campaign hired Cambridge to target voters and direct its political advertising strategy. A data analysis firm linked to President Donald Trump’s campaign used the personal information of 50 million people on Facebook without authorization to target them with personalized political advertisements, The Guardian reported Saturday. The report comes just one day after Facebook suspended the firm, Cambridge Analytica, from buying ads or managing pages on the social media platform after discovering rules … [Read more...] about Trump-linked firm Cambridge Analytica collected personal information from 50 million Facebook users without permission
The week that was will be remembered in Philippine history as the week the country’s House of Representatives ruled that there was probable cause to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Very much in the headlines as the embattled Sereno these last few days, Calida maintains that his now famous quote following the quo warranto petition he filed before the Supreme Court against the Chief Justice was genuinely meant. “It is for all intents and purposes ‘an act of kindness’ because nullifying her appointment for failure to comply with eligibility requirements [the complete declaration of Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth]will spare her from the agony of impeachment proceedings in the Senate,” Calida reiterated in this exclusive interview with The Sunday Times Magazine. To be fair, there was a tone of sincerity in the man’s voice as he said this, even as his desk at the Office of the Solicitor General in Makati City had been covered … [Read more...] about The traits and triumphs of the country’s top lawyer
source Pablo Heimplatz / Unsplash If you already have a partner, congratulations, you’ve beaten the system. For the rest of us, modern dating is a minefield. There are so many rules and games to play it’s easy to lose track. You might be “left on read” by someone you really liked, and your mind may spin out of control when you’re over-analysing what their last few messages really meant. The woes don’t necessarily stop when you find someone. With Tinder right at your fingertips, it’s tempting to go back and see if there is someone out there who is just a bit more perfect. With so much available choice, how are you supposed to know if someone is right for you? When should you stop over-thinking and finally commit? Business Insider asked nine relationship experts for the signs to look out for when you’re trying to figure out if someone is right for you. Here’s what they said: 1. They pass the … [Read more...] about Relationship experts say these are the 9 signs the person you’re dating is right for you — and some are surprisingly simple