Drinking is deadly for Hepatitis C patients

first_imgAlcohol use is especially detrimental to patients with Hepatitis C.The findings showed that people infected with Hepatitis C are three times more likely to drink five or more drinks per day everyday than those without Hepatitis C, lifetime abstainers or current non-excessive drinkers.“Alcohol promotes faster development of fibrosis and progression to cirrhosis in people living with Hepatitis C, making drinking a dangerous and often deadly activity,” said lead author Amber L. Taylor from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Viral Hepatitis. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“In 2010, alcohol-related liver disease ranked third as a cause of death among people with Hepatitis C,” Tylor added in the paper published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.In order to better understand the link between alcohol use and Hepatitis C, investigators examined self-reported alcohol use.The team looked at Hepatitis C infection rates for four groups: lifetime abstainers, former drinkers, non-excessive current drinkers and excessive current drinkers. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixPeople who participated and tested positive for Hepatitis C antibodies found that 50 per cent were unaware before being notified.“Half of all people living with Hepatitis C are not aware of their infection nor the serious medical risks they face when consuming alcohol,” Taylor stated. The new information provided by this study helps shed more light on the level of alcohol consumption among those living with Hepatitis C. It can help guide best practices for both treating patients and possible interventions.last_img read more

Prof Punyasloke Bhaduri gets Swarnajayanti Fellowship

first_imgKrishnagar, (WB): Prof Punyasloke Bhaduri of the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research Kolkata was awarded the prestigious Swarnajayanti Fellowship by the central government for 2017-18, IISER Kolkata said in a statement. Under this scheme, scientists are provided with generous support to pursue research in the frontier areas of science and technology, the statement said Monday. It is awarded for a period of 5 years. Bhaduri belongs to the department of Biological Science and Centre for Climate and Environment Studies at the IISER Kolkata.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Fold Smartphone Will Set You Back at Least 1980

first_img This story originally appeared on PCMag February 21, 2019 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » Samsung today announced the nation’s most expensive, and possibly most innovative smartphone: the $1,980 (and up) Galaxy Fold, a 4.6-inch smartphone that expands into a 7.3-inch tablet.”With the Galaxy Fold we are creating a new dimension for your phone and your life,” Justin Denison, Samsung’s SVP of product marketing, said at the company’s Unpacked event in San Francisco.Folded, the Galaxy Fold fits easily in one hand. It unlocks with a fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone. Samsung showed the Fold running a limited selection of standard Android apps on the external screen — including email, Microsoft Office and Google Maps — although it wasn’t clear if all arbitrary Android apps will run on the outside.Samsung showed someone opening Google Maps on the external screen, and then folding the phone open to see the map expand, something the company calls “app continuity.”With the phone open, the Fold can multitask three apps in different windows simultaneously. One appears in a larger window on the left side of the device, while two others appear in smaller windows on the right side.”You can switch between the screens without missing a beat,” Denison said.High-end specsDenison said the Fold has a “7-nanometer” processor, which probably means Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855. It has 12GB of RAM, 512GB of built-in storage and support for UFS 3.0, which doubles the phone’s memory read speed. Its two batteries total 4,380mAh, and the phone supports wireless charging. The phone will come in both 4G LTE and 5G versions.Samsung added six cameras to the device. Three of the cameras are on the back (wide-angle, regular, and 2x zoom), two are inside in tablet mode (a standard camera and a depth camera), and one is on the front when in phone mode.The device will come in four colors (black, gold, green and blue), and you can personalize the color of the smartphone’s hinge, which enables it to bend.”The Samsung Galaxy Fold answers the skeptics, who thought innovation was dead in the smartphone space,” Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh said.This isn’t the first dual-screen, or folding, phone we’ve seen. The Kyocera Echo, on Sprint, had two screens in 2011, and the ZTE Axon M arrived in 2017. But both of those devices had persistent bezels between their two screen panels, making using them a much less seamless experience than the Fold’s single, folding screen. And neither Kyocera nor ZTE had the market clout of Samsung to get the Android developer community to embrace folding phones with multiple screens.This year, we have already seen a folding phone from Royole, and we expect to see one from Huawei at Mobile World Congress next week.The Galaxy Fold goes on sale on April 26, and will be available from AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S.last_img read more