When faced with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer, most people are inclined to consult Dr Google, often before they see a real live medical expert. Unfortunately, Dr Google doesn’t always know what’s best.A generation ago, patients were largely dependent upon the physicians they consulted as to how best to deal with a disease like cancer. Nowadays there’s the internet, replete with a virtual tsunami of information offered by all kinds of sources, from experts equipped with evidence-based facts to people selling products or outright quackery. The trick is to know how to tell the difference, especially since the disparate guidance provided can become a matter of life or death.“It’s easy for people to land on a site filled with misinformation that leads them to make decisions that may not be in their best interests,” said Dr Lidia Schapira, medical oncologist at Stanford University Medical Center. She is editor of the reliable … [Read more...] about Dr Google doesn’t always know what’s best when it comes to cancer on the internet
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If you become anxious when you cannot use your smartphone or are terrified of misplacing it, you could be suffering from nomophobia. The term, a combination of the words "no", "mobile", "phone" and "phobia", is an irrational fear of being unable to use your mobile phone. The term was coined during a study commissioned by the UK Post Office to look at anxieties suffered by mobile phone users. Some Singaporeans are all too familiar with such anxieties. Touch Cyber Wellness senior coach Michelle Lee told The New Paper that more young users are having trouble putting down their phones because they fear missing out on updates from their friends' social media posts. The increasing popularity of multiplayer games, such as Vain Glory, Mobile Legends and Fortnite Mobile, is also a factor. ...this is not a sustainable approach. They may be entertained by the device, but once you remove it, the tantrums may start to surface. Touch Family Services counsellor Chong Ee Jay, on using the phone as a … [Read more...] about Unhealthy smartphone dependence among children on the rise
caption GOAT cofounders Eddy Lu (Left) and Daishin Sugano left the safety of their corporate jobs to eventually venture into the online sneaker marketplace. source GOAT Cofounders Eddy Lu and Daishin Sugano’s story doesn’t start with the sneaker app GOAT. The two developed thick skin from failed venture after failed venture before launching the online sneaker marketplace in 2015. Now the company has a fresh $60 million in funding with traction and popularity to match. Eddy Lu and Daishin Sugano quit their boring corporate jobs on the same day eleven years ago. The two college friends had no idea they would eventually run a super-buzzy online sneaker marketplace called GOAT that has scooped up nearly $100 million in funding and has 7 million fervent users. Sneakers were the furthest thing from their minds. And it would be many years, and many … [Read more...] about These two college buddies quit their jobs on the same day, and eleven years later they’ve raised $100 million to rule the ‘sneakerhead’ market
FRANCISCO S. TATAD IT may not be completely fair to say that of all President Duterte’s election promises, the only one he has so far fulfilled is the “Build Build Build” program, which he has allowed the Chinese government to implement in the maritime features within and adjacent to the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the Spratlys. But it is not the first time, nor probably the last, that I have heard some serious observers say it. Mountains of black sand and other earthen materials have been dug out of Zambales and other parts of our archipelago, with the collusion of corrupt politicians, to provide aggregates for the illegal and aggressive island-building in disputed waters. And the administration has shown total indifference to any threat China might pose to the territorial integrity and national security of the Philippines. Who’s in charge? The workers come here apparently without need of visas, and without need of rigorous documentation … [Read more...] about Is there no serious concern on the rising Sino workers?
Porn star Stormy Daniels appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for an interview to address reports of an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump. Daniels dodged the line of questioning and responded in the vaguest of terms. Porn star Stormy Daniels appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for an interview to address bombshell reports of an alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Donald Trump. Though Kimmel, pressed Daniels to divulge details of the alleged affair, Daniels dodged the line of questioning and answered only in the vaguest of terms. Asked by Kimmel whether the alleged sexual encounter was an “unpleasant experience,” Daniels said that Kimmel’s characterization was an “unpleasant picture.” Daniels suggestively dodged questions about whether she sign a new statement denying the allegations that was on Tuesday. “I don’t know, did I?” she said. … [Read more...] about Porn star Stormy Daniels teases, dodges questions in suggestive Jimmy Kimmel interview on alleged Trump encounter