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The Wanted star Tom Parker reveals brain tumour has ‘significantly reduced’

The Wanted star Tom Parker reveals brain tumour has ‘significantly reduced’

Entertainment
The Wanted's Tom Parker says there has been a "significant reduction" in the size of his brain tumour, following hospital treatment.The 32-year-old revealed his terminal cancer diagnosis in October last year, just weeks before becoming a father for the second time. He is currently having radiotherapy and chemotherapy for a grade four glioblastoma - an aggressive cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord.The singer shared the news on Instagram, along with a photo of his wife Kelsey, daughter Aurelia and baby son Bodhi. He wrote: "These are the words I received today, and I can't stop saying them over and over again. ...
Childhood lead exposure linked to lower IQ, reduced brain development in midlife, researchers find

Childhood lead exposure linked to lower IQ, reduced brain development in midlife, researchers find

Health
Nov. 17 (UPI) -- People exposed to lead during childhood shows signs of reduced brain development -- and lower IQs -- well into adulthood, a study published Tuesday by JAMA found. The analysis of 564 adults with documented lead exposure at age 11 revealed that their IQ scores declined two points for every 5 micrograms per deciliter -- a little over 3 ounces -- of the substance in their blood, the data showed. Advertisement Study participants at age 11 years had an average of roughly 11 mcg. per deciliter of lead in their bloodstream, the researchers said. Lead levels of above 5 mcg. per deciliter are considered above normal, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The lower IQ was attributed to lessened brain development caused by lead exposure, the researchers s...
Coronavirus: 14-day quarantine for Covid contacts could be reduced

Coronavirus: 14-day quarantine for Covid contacts could be reduced

Health
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Stay-at-home orders reduced COVID-19 cases, deaths, study finds

Stay-at-home orders reduced COVID-19 cases, deaths, study finds

Health
Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Areas of that country that instituted stay-at-home orders to limit the spread of COVID-19 reduced case counts by up to 200%, according to a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open. These measures also likely reduced deaths from the virus by more than 20%, the data showed. Advertisement "In the early days of COVID-19 in U.S., the stay-at-home orders that were put in place by many states likely helped prevent cases, infections and subsequent fatalities," study co-author Bisakha Sen told UPI. "Public health experts who recommended stay-at-home orders, and political leaders who implemented them, seem to have gotten it right," said Sen, chair of the division of health economics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Following public health gui...
Scrutiny of income tax returns reduced to 0.25 pc in assessment year 2018-19: FinMin

Scrutiny of income tax returns reduced to 0.25 pc in assessment year 2018-19: FinMin

Finance
New Delhi: Income tax returns picked up for scrutiny has reduced to 0.25 per cent of the total ITRs filed in assessment year (AY) 2018-19, from 0.55 per cent in AY 2017-18, the Finance Ministry has said. "IT Dept is changing-from just enforcement to facilitating better taxpayer services. In continuation of the same, the no. of cases selected for scrutiny has reduced drastically over the years," the ministry said in a tweet late on Tuesday. Official data released showed the number of income tax scrutiny cases was 0.71 per cent in AY 2015-16, 0.40 per cent in AY 2016-17, 0.55 per cent in AY 2017-18 and 0.25 per cent in AY 2018-19. The ministry, however, did not give the absolute number of cases picked up for scrutiny during these years. State-wise data also showed while the scrutiny as pe...