Merck raises stakes in lung cancer as rivals close in

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Merck & Co Inc, maker of the only immunotherapy approved for patients newly-diagnosed with the most common type of lung cancer, could solidify its lead by playing the long game, even as rivals edge closer. Shares of Merck have fallen 10 percent since the drugmaker several weeks ago said it would…

UK snow: Widespread travel delays and school closures

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe forecast is for icy conditions on Monday Motorists are being warned of “treacherous” road conditions as snow turns into ice across parts of the UK. Hundreds of schools across England and Wales will be closed on Monday as the wintry conditions persist. Efforts have continued overnight…

Ed Sheeran arranged Eminem collaboration at Russell Crowe’s house – Music News

Ed Sheeran wrote and recorded his collaboration with Eminem at Russell Crowe’s house. The Shape of You hitmaker appears the track River on the Lose Yourself rapper’s new album Revival, and he reveals he was travelling in Australia when he was contacted by Eminem’s manager, Paul Rosenberg, about a possible collaboration. The actor had previously…

Highlights of Sunday’s NBA games

(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Sunday: Dec 10, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) dunks against the Denver Nuggets during the 3rd quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Pacers 126, Nuggets 116 Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 47 points to…

Roche: Tecentriq cocktail slows kidney cancer progression

ZURICH (Reuters) – Combining Roche’s Tecentriq immunotherapy with its older drug Avastin reduced the risk of disease worsening or death (PFS) for the initial treatment of advanced kidney cancer in some patients, the Swiss drugmaker said on Monday FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is seen outside their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland,…

North Korean Submarine Missile Threat Prompts U.S.-Led Military Drills

Photo A photo released by North Korea’s state news agency in April 2016 purported to show a submarine-launched ballistic missile test. Credit Korean Central News Agency, via European Pressphoto Agency HONG KONG — Amid fears that North Korea is rapidly developing its submarine-launched ballistic missile technology, the United States, Japan and South Korea are teaming…

Highlights of Sunday’s NHL games

(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of National Hockey League games on Sunday: Dec 10, 2017; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) shoots and scores against Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner (40) during overtime at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Blues 3, Sabres 2 Vladimir Tarasenko scored…

Harassment survey: ‘I’m a waitress but I feel like a sex worker’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThese young women told the BBC about their experiences of sexual harassment at work Nilufer Guler is a waitress, but says she feels more like a sex worker at times. On the second day in a new job, a table of wealthy, suited men said they would…

Concussion protocol questioned after Savage hit

(Reuters) – The NFL’s concussion protocol was brought into question on Sunday when Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage appeared to suffer a temporary lack of consciousness against the San Francisco 49ers but was allowed to play on. Dec 10, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage (3) looks to pass during the first…

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

Taken together, the scope and scale of Islamic State production demonstrated the perils of a determined militant organization allowed to pursue its ambitions in a large, ungoverned space. Some weapon components, for example, were essentially standardized, including locally manufactured injection-molded munition fuzes, shoulder-fired rockets, mortar ammunition, modular bomb parts and plastic-bodied land mines that underwent…

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