U.S. Filmmakers Team Up With Manga Legend Santa Inoue on ‘Tokyo Tribe’ TV Show

Tweet Producer Patrick S. Cunningham and filmmaker Darryl Wharton-Rigby have acquired TV rights to the hip-hop influenced manga series Tokyo Tribe and will shoot a pilot in coming months. Cunningham acquired the rights to Tokyo Tribe from its creator Santa Inoue, who will take part in the development and production of the TV series. “Everyone loves this manga and we just formally acquired the...
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Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer

Tweet Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A greater percentage of deaths worldwide are now caused by cancer, a new report shows. Between 1990 and 2013, the proportion of all deaths caused by cancer rose from 12 percent to 15 percent. During that time, years of healthy life lost to cancer...
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New Meds OK’d for Hard-to-Treat IBS With Diarrhea

Tweet New Meds OK’d for Hard-to-Treat IBS With Diarrhea May 28, 2015 — The FDA has approved two new prescription medications to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, or IBS-D. It’s the latest step in a years-long struggle to find safe and effective treatments for the condition. “I think patients with IBS should be very excited to have more options,” says Lawrence Schiller, MD,...
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Diabetes Drug Metformin May Lower Glaucoma Risk

Tweet Diabetes Drug Metformin May Lower Glaucoma Risk By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The diabetes drug metformin was linked to a lower risk of developing the eye condition glaucoma in a new study. People who took the most metformin during the 10-year study period had a 25 percent reduced risk of glaucoma compared with people not...
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White Matter Damage in Brain May Help Spot Early Alzheimer’s

Tweet White Matter Damage in Brain and Early Alzheimer’s By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Damage to the brain’s white matter may be an early sign of certain types of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. Researchers used a specialized MRI technique called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to assess white matter...
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MS May Raise Odds for Earlier Death, Study Finds

Tweet MS May Raise Odds for Earlier Death, Study Finds By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with multiple sclerosis may have twice the risk of dying prematurely compared to people without MS, a new study suggests. And the study also found that for people younger than 59 with MS, the risk of an early death seemed to be tripled,...
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For Kids Who Stutter, Rhythm Perception May Be Key

Tweet For Kids Who Stutter, Rhythm Perception May Be Key By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children who stutter may have difficulty perceiving musical rhythms, a small study suggests. Researchers say the findings could offer some clues to the origins of the speech problem — and even hint at potential therapies. The study, reported...
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Using Herpes Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma

Tweet Using Herpes Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A genetically engineered and harmless form of the herpes virus is showing promise in slowing the progression of melanoma, researchers report. The treatment works by killing cancer cells and triggering the immune system to attack tumors, researchers said....
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Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk

Tweet Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Newer forms of the birth control pill — brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen — are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds. However, the study authors also stressed that the odds of a clot...
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Could a Noisy Neighborhood Make You Fat?

Tweet WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to noise from traffic, trains and planes may be linked to a burgeoning belly, Swedish researchers report. The increased risk of a larger waist rose with the number of sources of noise someone was exposed to at the same time — from 25 percent for those exposed to only one source to nearly double for those exposed to all three sources,...
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