Unburdening China of cancer: Trend analysis to assist prevention measures

By collating trends on incidence, mortality, and risk factors for cancer, researchers hope to inform policies, create awareness, and stop the morbid stats from becoming stronger

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The past century or so has seen unprecedented technological, scientific, and sociological evolution worldwide. These have accompanied global shifts in people’s lifestyles and rapid changes in the environment, both natural and man-made. An unfavorable consequence of these alterations has been the increasing burden of cancer on human society.

As the country with the largest population, China has borne this burden heavily. Despite the massive progress China has made in healthcare since the 1950s, cancer has become the leading killer in the country. In 2015, nearly 2.4 million lives were taken by this disease. Cancer lies latent for years before it manifests; so perhaps, its burden will only continue to grow in the coming decades.

But when you break down

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Only a few hours left to buy early-bird passes to TC Early Stage 2021

By now you probably know that we’re hosting two TC Early Stage events this year — one on April 1-2 and another on July 8-9 — each with its own set of topics, speakers and content — both designed to help nascent startup founders build a better, more successful business.

What you may not know is that you have only a few hours left to take advantage of early-bird pricing on a single event or dual-event pass. Beat the deadline — 11:59 p.m. (PST) tonight — score the lowest possible price and save $100.

TC Early Stage functions like a minibootcamp for entrepreneurs. You’ll hear from top experts, founders and investors from across the startup ecosystem. They’ll share valuable tips, advice and hard-won lessons they learned in the trenches. We’re talking issues that every startup founder needs to master or understand well enough to delegate wisely.

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus for Switch announced: Here’s what you need to know

The Pokémon Company recently announced its roster of new games. The most exciting new title revealed is called Pokémon Legends: Arceus. This brand new game acts as a prequel to the Diamond and Pearl entries in the franchise (which are also getting remakes for the Nintendo Switch).

Related: The best upcoming Nintendo Switch games

Most importantly, the game appears to be an open-world adventure. It seems that it will take the semi-open-world aspects of Pokémon Sword and Shield and push them to the next level.

Below, you’ll find everything we know so far about Pokémon Legends: Arceus! Be sure to bookmark this page and visit often as we will update it with new info as it comes out.

What is Pokémon Legends: Arceus?

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a Nintendo Switch exclusive title within the Pokémon franchise. Chronologically, it takes place many … Read more

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Allegations reveal that the company didn’t create measures to plan and monitor the implementation of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

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B2B manufacturing organizations are now exploring the full potential of eCommerce platforms like Magento, Shopify by integrating their Advertising, Sales and Finance processes to supply a cohesive expertise to their prospects across numerous touchpoints. csharp-home This website tracks all known vulnerabilities and threats in Web and community technology. The definition of customer expertise” is evolving and it now requires more players to become involved: partners, prospects, and builders. It might already be observed in retail where the physical and digital worlds are merging – take into consideration the above-mentioned Amazon Go. Now we have moved from a desktop-driven world to a cell-first world. Join with HokuApps, a fast app development platform, to develop full-stack custom cell apps. You do not need an … Read more

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Population of critically endangered Bahama Oriole is much larger than previously thought

New study suggests there are at least 10 times as many Bahama Orioles as previously believed, and offers insights that could inform future conservation efforts for the orioles and other Caribbean bird species

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On a low-lying island in the Caribbean, the future of the critically endangered Bahama Oriole just got a shade brighter. A new study led by researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) estimates the population of these striking black and yellow birds at somewhere between 1300 and 2800 individuals in the region they surveyed, suggesting the overall population is likely several thousand. Older studies estimated the entire population at fewer than 300, so the new results indicate there are at least 10 times as many Bahama Orioles as previously understood. The research appeared this week in Avian Conservation and Ecology.

The research team is sharing its findings with Birdlife International, the

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In keeping with this research study, the worldwide marketplace for laboratory information programs might face severe challenges within the near future due to the dearth of skilled professionals.

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To remain aggressive, businesses are going for digital transformation in work processes. Cellular, in some ways, is a foundational software that allows other sport-changing applied sciences. For instance, store floor staff are using smartphones to view machine information points in augmented reality (AR), field service technicians can get interactive, real-time guidance from consultants at headquarters by means of AR to restore an industrial asset, engineers are utilizing their phones to assessment CAD designs on-the-fly, and world sales teams are creating quotes for custom products leveraging up-to-date pricing and supply dates. ECIS tech On average, a corporation makes use of 900 functions Ensuring that all these apps are interconnected is a difficult task, and it is something that a whole … Read more

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Meet Smash Ventures, the low-flying outfit that has quietly funded Epic Games among others

 

When in 2018, Smash Ventures showed up as an investor in a $1.25 billion round for Epic Games — reportedly the largest ever investment in a video game company at the time — it was the first time many had heard of the investing outfit.

When the brand showed up again last summer in an even bigger round for Epic —  last August, the games giant announced $1.78 billion in fresh funding at a post-money equity valuation of $17.3 billion — a diner near Epic’s Cary, North Carolina headquarters that sells “smash waffles” started getting calls from reporters, says Eric Garland, who used to lead venture and growth deals for The Walt Disney Company after selling his company, BigChampagne, to Live Nation in 2011.

“Some reporters really turned over rocks,” he says.

Garland knows this, he says, because he cofounded Smash Ventures with Evan Richter, a former member of … Read more

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For years, I’ve tried to work my way back into the middle class

 

Early this winter, I took a long walk in the Salt Lake City park in which I had been arrested for bathing in a river when I was homeless.

About 30 minutes into that walk, I stood across from the park’s granite meditation temple, thinking: Three and a half years ago, I slept under that building’s awning.

I can still feel how hard that temple’s cold stone floor was; I remember how people strolled by my bed of cardboard and clothes and stared with what struck me as a combination of concern, contempt, and pity. Now I see that these are also the lenses through which I have often judged my own progress in my new, not-yet-middle-class life.

These days, I often wonder: Am I really doing as well as I should be after all this time? How did I ever allow myself to fall so far? Trying to Read more

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FGM safeguarding policies are alienating UK’s African diaspora communities

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AHEAD of tomorrow’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, by the United Nations, FORWARD, the leading African women-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls, and the University of Huddersfield have published new research that documents how the stringent, targeted, FGM safeguarding measures introduced since the 2014 Girl Summit are causing distress and mistrust amongst African diaspora communities in Bristol, and potentially across the country.

The research reveals first-hand evidence documenting how FGM safeguarding policies are leaving families feeling racially profiled, criminalised and stigmatised. To access the full study report, please follow this link: https://www.forwarduk.org.uk/forward-publications/fgm-safeguarding-bristol-study/.

Over the latter half of the last decade, the UK government intensified its response to FGM, giving FGM a ‘special’ status within national safeguarding, going far beyond the UK’s regulatory approach to other forms of child abuse.

This includes the introduction of FGM Mandatory Reporting Duty, the

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Predictive policing is still racist—whatever data it uses

It’s no secret that predictive policing tools are racially biased. A number of studies have shown that racist feedback loops can arise if algorithms are trained on police data, such as arrests. But new research shows that training predictive tools in a way claimed to lessen bias has little effect.

Arrest data biases predictive tools because police are known to arrest more people in Black and other minority neighborhoods, which leads algorithms to direct more policing to those areas, which leads to more arrests. The result is that predictive tools misallocate police patrols: some neighborhoods are unfairly designated crime hotspots; others are underpoliced.

In their defence, many developers of predictive policing tools say that they have started using victim reports to get a more accurate picture of crime rates across different neighborhoods. In theory victim reports should be less biased because they aren’t affected by police prejudice or … Read more

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Save $90 on the Pixel 4a 5G, and more of the best Google Pixel deals

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The Google Pixel family has long had a list of features that make it a go-to for die-hard fans. Whether it’s the vanilla Android experience or the powerful camera, the Pixel packs some features that set it apart from the pack. As Android nerds, we’re always on the lookout for Google Pixel deals. With the Google Pixel 5 finally here, we’re hoping that we’ll start to see bigger discounts on previous variants soon.

Here are some of the best deals on everything from the Pixel 5 to the original Pixel XL and everything in between.

Featured deal: Save $90 on the Pixel 4a 5G

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The Google Pixel 4a 5G was already considered to be great value for its price point. Now a number of retailers have the Pixel 4a 5G on offer for $459 ($40 off), and Best Buy … Read more

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We asked, you told us: You don’t think Samsung should kill the Note series

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Multiple recent reports have sounded the death knell for Samsung’s Galaxy Note series. Some say Samsung will completely ditch the phablet line in 2021 while others insist there might be one last Note on its way out next year.

Based on these reports, we asked our readers what they think of Samsung merging the Galaxy Note series with the Galaxy S flagship line. We also asked our audience across YouTube, Twitter, and our website if they want Samsung to kill off the Galaxy Note series completely. Here are the results of both those polls.

Do you want Samsung to merge the Galaxy S and Note series?



Do you think Samsung should kill off the Galaxy Note series?



Results

60.4{0ab330907ab55d1d247a5e46cbfc213f668b37838ccb2fc637c3c0da5f4ad964} of the 1,238 Android Authority readers who voted in … Read more

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