WonderCon: Warner Bros. Wows Crowd With ‘Wonder Woman’ Clips

Tweet Warner Bros. put the “wonder” in WonderCon this year as it presented thirsty fans with a look at the upcoming DC superhero flick Wonder Woman. It’s the first time the superheroine, one of the comic book world’s most recognizable characters, is hitting the screen in her own film. And the studio, fresh off of a presentation at CinemaCon a few days ago, brought extended clips...
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China’s Ulan Culture Media, Russia’s Yellow, Black & White to Adapt Sitcom ‘How I Became a Russian’

Tweet It will be the first ever project of that kind, implemented jointly by the two countries. In a further example of closer Sino-Russian film collaboration, China’s Ulan Culture Media and Russia’s Yellow, Black White will adapt the Russian sitcom How I Became a Russian.   The sitcom Kak ya stal russkim (How I Became a Russian) that tells the story of an American’s adventures...
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New MS Drug Approved by FDA

Tweet SOURCES: Christopher Lock, MD, Stanford Health Care, Stanford, CA. Clyde E. Markowitz, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. G. Giovannoni, ECTRIMS Online Library, Sept. 15, 2016. S.L. Hauser, The New England Journal of Medicine, Dec. 21, 2016. X Montalban, The New England Journal of Medicine, Dec. 21, 2016. Anthony Traboulsee, Neurology, April 5, 2016. FDA: “FDA approves new drug to...
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Heroin Epidemic Expands Its Grip on America

Tweet The increase in the prevalence of heroin is related to the prescription opioid epidemic, as people transition from painkillers to heroin, Martins explained. It is also related to availability, lower cost and the dangerous characteristics of heroin sold today. “There is more heroin laced with fentanyl [a powerful synthetic narcotic] than in the past,” Martins noted. The researchers...
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Breast Cancer Radiation May Be Risky for Smokers

Tweet WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer patients who smoke have an increased risk for serious long-term complications from radiation therapy, a new study finds. “This research highlights that breast cancer patients who smoke need to be offered help and support in order to try and quit to minimize any risks from their treatment,” Dr. Julie Sharp said in a...
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New Eczema Drug Gets FDA’s Blessing

Tweet TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Adults plagued by eczema may have a new treatment option, with a new drug approved Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dupixent (dupilumab) injections treat moderate-to-severe eczema in patients whose condition is not controlled by topical treatments or who should not use topical treatments. Eczema inflames the skin, making it red...
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More Older Women Hitting the Bottle Hard

Tweet It’s not clear why this is happening, Breslow added. “There is a great deal of speculation that baby boomers drank more when they were young and continue to drink more as a group. There is some limited evidence to support this speculation,” she said. “We did find that more younger boomers, ages 60 to 64, both men and women, were drinking than people of the same age...
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Knee Replacement Doesn’t Always Pay: Researchers

Tweet TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Knee replacement surgery isn’t always a game changer, according to a new study that raises questions about the increasingly common procedure. The patients who benefit most have severe osteoarthritis. But for people with milder symptoms, the expense might not be justified, researchers determined. “This study suggests we should reconsider...
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Chinese Blogger-Turned-Director Han Han On His Rapid Rise and the Future of Moviegoing (Q&A)

Tweet Previously described as “the world’s most popular blogger,” the 34 year-old multi-hyphenate talks about his pair of blockbusters and China’s ascendance as a pop-culture super power. When Chinese wunderkind Han Han announced in 2013 that he would be making his debut as a director with The Continent, a feature adaptation of his own best-selling novel, many...
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Lead Exposure as Child, Lower IQ as Adult?

Tweet TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Adults who had high levels of lead exposure during childhood may have lower IQs and poorer-paying jobs as adults, a new study suggests. Researchers followed more than 500 New Zealanders from birth in the 1970s to adulthood. When the study began, New Zealand had some of the highest gasoline lead levels in the world. Breathing in leaded...
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