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Cisti ovariche benigne, ecco come gestirle in modo conservativo con poco rischio

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Le donne con cisti ovariche che all’esame ecografico sono risultate benigne hanno un basso rischio di malignità e complicanze acute con una gestione conservativa, in base ai risultati intermedi a due anni di uno studio pubblicato su Lancet Oncology. «Quanto abbiamo visto può portare a un cambio della visione generale con conseguente diminuzione degli interventi chirurgici per cisti ovariche non cancerose, a condizione che ecografisti addestrati escludano in modo affidabile il cancro» spiega Tom Bourne, dell’Imperial College di Londra, co-autore dello studio. I ricercatori hanno arruolato nello studio 1.919 donne con più di 18 anni e provenienti da 10 paesi alle quali era stata diagnosticata una cisti ovarica non cancerosa tramite ecografia, per valutare l’incidenza di complicanze delle cisti e di neoplasia durante i primi due anni di follow-up dopo la classificazione della cisti come benigna. Ebbene, i dati hanno mostrato che l’incidenza cumulativa della risoluzione spontanea delle cisti entro due anni è stata del 20,2%. Nel periodo preso in considerazione, solo 12 donne hanno ricevuto diagnosi di carcinoma ovarico, con un rischio di neoplasia dello 0,4%; gli autori non si sentono tuttavia di escludere la possibilità di un errore diagnostico all’ecografia. I tassi di altre complicanze, come torsione e rottura della cisti, sono stati rispettivamente dello 0,4% e dello 0,2%. Gli esperti sottolineano che questi potenziali rischi devono essere pesati con i rischi noti della chirurgia, come quello di perforazione intestinale, che per le donne tra i 50 e i 74 anni di età è compreso tra il 3% e il 5%. Taymaa May e Amit Oza, del Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University Health Network di Toronto, Canada, in un commento di accompagnamento si dichiarano d’accordo con gli autori dello studio. «Questo lavoro si concentra su un argomento cruciale che interessa molte donne e pone una sfida comune nella pratica clinica, e supporta la gestione conservativa dei tumori ovarici classificati come benigni tramite ecografia» concludono. Lancet Oncol. 2019. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30837-4 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30737137 (fonte: Doctor33)

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Ancienne Collection René Bertelé et Collection Bernard Loliée

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Ancienne Collection René Bertelé et Collection Bernard LoliéeParis. Vendredi 22 mars, la maison Binoche et Giquello présentera aux enchères un ensemble important d’œuvres sur papier et de livres d’Henri MICHAUX (1899-1984). L’ensemble provient de deux collections: celle de son éditeur d’abord, René Bertelé, qui a soutenu l’artiste tout au long de sa carrière avec passion et détermination, et celle de Bernard Loliée ensuite, collectionneur assidu.
Claude Oterelo, expert de la vente, précise «La vente d’origine [1997] fut une charge et un bonheur pour Geneviève, la sœur de Bertelé. Cependant, elle fut dans l’impossibilité affective de se séparer des œuvres magnifiques que l’on retrouve dans la vente d’aujourd’hui. Pour compléter l’hommage à cet humble et grand éditeur, Bernard Loliée nous confie son exceptionnelle collection d’ouvrages d’Henri Michaux qui n’attendait que l’alignement des astres de la collection René Bertelé ».Les œuvres d’Henri Michaux qui composent la vente incluent des dessins, frottages, aquarelles, gouaches et acryliques, estimés de 5 000 € à 50 000 €. La plupart des éditions originales des livres les plus importants de sa carrière sont enrichies de dessins, aquarelles, gouaches ou encore d’envois autographes à René Char, Paul Éluard, Georges Hugnet, Jules Supervielle et André Gide. Estimées de 1 000 à 40 000 €, ces éditions présentent de magnifiques reliures de Colette et Jean-Paul Miguet, Georges Leroux, Henri Mercher et de Marot-Rodde. La vente compte 80 lots, pour une estimation globale de 700 000 €.

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New BitterWorld App Offers Platform For Venting

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Patrick Mimran, the French multimedia artist best known for The Billboard Project, has unveiled a new app designed to help users express their bitter life experiences. The app, BitterWorld, was designed to help users relieve their frustration from the disappointments associated with mediocre products, services, experiences, and relationships.
According to Mimran, BitterWorld is intended to make the world a better place by allowing users to share their true feelings, take a deep breath, and then move on – leaving their bad feelings behind. “I developed the app so that people who have a bitter experience can help others avoid the same fate, and at the same time, prevent themselves from holding onto negative feelings,” he said. “Whether it’s rude service at the bank, a bad restaurant meal or just a lousy day at work, our users’ insights can help make their day and others’ just a little bit better.”The app includes a skull and crossbones rating system that rates experiences by their degree of bitterness, along with a map-based display that shows the precise location of the offending situation. Other features allow users to chat, post reviews, upload images, and comment on other situations. The app also contains unique benefits designed to enrich the user experience, including a clean and intuitive interface, a series of 150-plus emojis designed by Mimran, and an engaging news feed. The ability to post photo, video and audio files allows both reviewers and visitors to become more knowledgeable about an incident.
From a social justice standpoint, Mimran believes that wrongdoers shouldn’t get away with their negative behavior unscathed and that no one should hold onto their negative feelings without some sort of release. He launched BitterWorld to provide a safe space for like-minded people around the world to share their true feelings. “Not everything in life is an Instagram glamour shot,” he said. “That’s just not reality.” BitterWorld is available on iOS and Android.

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“Europe Online Payment Methods 2019”

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Credit or debit cards and PayPal were the top two payment methods accounting for nearly three-quarters of E-Commerce sales in Europe in 2018, according to recent data cited in the report. However, there was also a significant variance in online shoppers’ preference for payment methods by country. In the Netherlands, for example, online banking method iDEAL beat both digital wallets and cards in terms of usage in E-Commerce and in Poland, local fast transfer services such as PayU and Przelewy24 were in the lead.
Although Europe lags behind other global regions, such as Asia-Pacific, in terms of mobile payment adoption, the use of payments on smartphones, tablets and wearables is rising, as the report shows. Scandinavian nations and the UK are among the leaders of this trend, especially when it comes to making mobile payments in-store. Also, consumers in emerging economies across Europe show interest in mobile wallets. In Russia, the use of Google Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay by connected consumers is already in the double-digits.
Overall, surveys cited in the report indicate that digital buyers across Europe want online sellers to offer a variety of payment methods at the checkout. More than one in five online shoppers in France are more likely to visit an online store that supports alternative payment methods to credit cards. Additionally, three-quarters of UK buyers prefer E-Commerce websites with a range of payment options.At the same time, shoppers are wary of the safety of their payment details on the Internet. A double-digit share of online buyers in Spain value security over both the speed and comfort of the payment process, and more than 50% of shoppers in Sweden try to avoid entering card details on E-Commerce sites.

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Ross University School of Medicine & Florida Agricultural and Mechanical

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University Partner to Increase Physician Diversity in the U.S.
African Americans make up only six percent1 of U.S. physicians. With the goal of driving diversity among U.S. physicians, today Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) announced a new agreement to help more African Americans attend medical school. FAMU and RUSM are establishing an educational pathway program, making it easier for FAMU graduate school students to study medicine at RUSM. Qualified FAMU students who earn full acceptance into the medical school will receive a scholarship covering full tuition for the first semester. FAMU students will spend the first two years of medical school at the RUSM campus in Barbados.
“This is an exciting opportunity to partner with the Ross University School of Medicine,” said FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D. He added, “For 131 years, FAMU has produced outstanding graduates who are making an impact on society. The University is already noted for being a leading institution of origin for African Americans pursuing degrees in the natural sciences. This partnership will allow us to play an even greater role in the production and development of African-American physicians who will positively change the healthcare outcomes for people from all aspects of society.”
RUSM recently announced a similar agreement with Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science. And as part of its continued commitment to addressing diversity in medicine, RUSM’s parent company, Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), signed on to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge created by the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus, pledging to invest in creating strategic collaborations with HBCUs and working to increase diversity in key workforce sectors.Having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, RUSM’s 14,000-plus diverse alumni practice medicine throughout North America and across all specialties, including a high percentage of graduates who enter the in-demand field of primary care. RUSM is part of Adtalem Global Education’s medical and healthcare education vertical, which also includes American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Sint Maarten, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, and Chamberlain University, one of the largest providers of nursing education in the United States.

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Energy Impact Partners Invests Big in Palmetto Clean Technology

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Energy Impact Partners (EIP), the leading utility-backed energy investment and innovation firm, today announced that it has provided up to $20 million in financing facilities to Palmetto Clean Technology, a platform technology & fulfillment company focused on the distribution and democratization of clean energy products.This announcement comes on the heels of Palmetto’s last capital raise in the fall, of $6 million. The round was led by Greycroft, with participation from Lerer Hippeau, Box Group, and NBA commissioner emeritus David Stern.“We continue to see opportunities in both the direct-to-consumer and cleantech sector. Palmetto offers a similar business-to-business-to-consumer platform that provides homeowners a seamless way to go solar and save money while doing so,” said Alan Patricof, Founder of Greycroft.“For the everyday consumer to focus on the renewable energy initiative is at an all-time high right now,” said former NBA Commissioner, David Stern.
EIP invested in Palmetto via their Energy Impact Credit Fund (EICF), the company’s credit platform. The financing will be used to expand Palmetto’s North American presence, increase staffing and develop programs to drive sales.

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29th Annual Healthcare Conference

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The Barclays Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 3:50 p.m. Eastern Time, at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.
The Oppenheimer 29th Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 9:10 a.m. Eastern Time, at The Westin New York Grand Central in New York City.
Kevin C. Clark, President and Chief Executive Officer, and William J. Burns, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will be attending both conferences. An audio webcast and presentation for these conferences will be available on the Company’s website at http://www.crosscountryhealthcare.com in the Investor Relations section under ‘Events and Presentations’.
Cross Country Healthcare is a national leader in providing innovative healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services. Our solutions leverage our nearly 40 years of expertise and insight to assist clients in solving complex labor-related challenges while maintaining high quality outcomes. We are dedicated to recruiting and placing highly qualified healthcare professionals in virtually every specialty and area of expertise. Our diverse client base includes both clinical and nonclinical settings, servicing acute care hospitals, physician practice groups, outpatient and ambulatory-care centers, nursing facilities, both public schools and charter schools, rehabilitation and sports medicine clinics, government facilities, and homecare. Through our national staffing teams and network of 73 office locations, we are able to place clinicians on travel and per diem assignments, local short-term contracts and permanent positions. We are a market leader in providing flexible workforce management solutions, which include managed services programs (MSP), internal resource pool consulting and development, electronic medical record (EMR) transition staffing, recruitment process outsourcing, predictive modeling and other outsourcing and consultative services. In addition, we provide both retained and contingent placement services for healthcare executives, physicians, and other healthcare professionals.

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Yapta Named One of the Best Places to Work by Built In Seattle

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Yapta, the leading provider of airfare and hotel price tracking services, today announced it has been named one of this year’s 100 Best Places to Work in Seattle by Built In Seattle, an online community for Seattle startups and tech companies. The list recognizes Seattle businesses that go out of their way to provide employees with the support – both financial and non-financial – they need to thrive. Yapta was distinguished in two categories, including the “Small Companies” category and the “Overall” category. Among small companies, those with less than 100 employees, Yapta ranked 15th – and overall, it placed 75th. Built In’s Best Places to Work list rates companies algorithmically based on compensation and employer benefits information identified in its database. Compensation and benefits are weighted equally.More than 8,000 enterprise companies throughout the world – including 148 of Fortune 500 companies – utilize Yapta to track their airfare and hotel prices and capture significant savings. As the only company that provides total trip price assurance, Yapta’s IQ Technology has delivered more than $215 million in airfare and hotel savings to its corporate users. Corporate clients average a combined savings of $369 per trip by tracking both airfare and hotel prices in tandem.
In addition, Yapta has distribution agreements with 14 of the top 20 travel management companies (TMC) in the world, expanding its ability to continue its exceptional growth and scale. Yapta’s services are now live in 40 countries and uniquely able to meet the needs of global enterprises and mid-sized businesses, as well as small business customers through my.yapta.com.

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ConocoPhillips Recommends Rejection of Below-Market Mini-Tender Offer by Baker Mills LLC

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ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today announced that it has received notice of an unsolicited mini-tender offer by Baker Mills LLC (Baker Mills) to purchase up to 50,000 shares of ConocoPhillips common stock from the stockholders of ConocoPhillips. The offer represents approximately 0.004 percent of the outstanding shares of ConocoPhillips common stock. The offer price of $55.00 per share is approximately 16.99 percent lower than the $66.26 closing share price of ConocoPhillips common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on Feb. 8, 2019, the last trading day prior to the offer date. ConocoPhillips does not endorse Baker Mills’ unsolicited mini-tender offer and is not associated in any way with Baker Mills, its mini-tender offer or its mini-tender offer documents. Because Baker Mills’ offer price is below the current market value for shares of ConocoPhillips common stock, ConocoPhillips recommends that stockholders reject this unsolicited offer and not tender their shares in response to Baker Mills’ offer, or, if stockholders have already tendered shares, that they withdraw their shares by providing the written notice described in the Baker Mills mini-tender offer documents prior to the expiration of the offer, currently scheduled for 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 14, 2019.In April 2018, Baker Mills made a similar mini-tender offer to purchase shares of ConocoPhillips common stock, which ConocoPhillips also did not endorse and recommended that its stockholders not tender their shares in response to the offer. Mini-tender offers, such as this one, seek to acquire less than 5 percent of a company’s shares outstanding, thereby avoiding many disclosure and procedural requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). As a result, mini-tender offers do not provide investors with the same level of protections as provided by larger tender offers under U.S. securities laws.
The SEC has cautioned investors that some bidders making mini-tender offers at below-market prices are “hoping that they will catch investors off guard if the investors do not compare the offer price to the current market price.” The SEC’s cautionary advice to investors regarding these offers is on its website at: http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/minitend.htm.
ConocoPhillips urges investors to obtain current market quotations for their shares, to consult with their broker or financial advisor and to exercise caution with respect to Baker Mills’ offer.

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LessonApp: Resolving the Learning Crisis with the Help of Education Technology

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Global education is in crisis. Majority of children do go to school, but the learning results are poor. Teachers in many countries are lacking quality teacher training.
“The reality struck us when we were travelling in emerging countries to train teachers. Many of the teachers we met were doing their best, but they didn’t have the resources or skills to develop their teaching competence,” Ellimaija Ahonen, Co-Founder and CEO of LessonApp says.“During this era of unlimited flow of information and efficient communication technology, how is it possible, that we cannot offer basic pedagogical knowledge and tools for every teacher around the world?” Johanna Järvinen-Taubert, teacher trainer and Co-Founder of LessonApp questions. “Coming from Finland, a land of excellent learning results and a strong ethos of equality, this seemed fundamentally unfair to us.” To tackle this challenge, a mobile lesson planning tool for teachers called LessonApp was developed.Team LessonApp aims to equip teachers with the understanding of the learning process and, with the tools provided by the app, to help teachers plan efficient and inspiring lessons themselves. The ultimate purpose is to offer quality education for all and increase the joy of learning in classrooms – for both students and teachers.LessonApp Premium was launched on Saturday 16th February 2019 in Malta. “This pioneer collaboration with Ministry for Education of Malta provides every primary teacher an access to LessonApp Premium. We are excited and looking forward to hearing the results and feedback,” Johanna Järvinen-Taubert summarizes.

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