New Delhi [India], April 17 (ANI): England all-rounder Ben Stokes has left the Rajasthan Royals bubble to head back home to undergo surgery on his injured finger and the franchise has wished him a speedy recovery. Taking to Twitter, Rajasthan Royals wrote, "Bye Ben. The all-rounder flew back home last night after a scan revealed that he'll have to undergo surgery on his finger. Speedy recovery, champ." Stokes was ruled out of the remainder of the IPL due to a finger injury. He has been sidelined for up to three months, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Friday. "England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be out for up to 12 weeks after a repeat X-ray and CT scan on Thursday revealed that he has a fracture of his left index finger," the ECB said in an official statement. "Stokes, who is currently in India with Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, will fly home tomorrow. He will have surgery in Leeds on Monday," the statement had further … [Read more...] about IPL 2021: Stokes leaves for UK, RR wishes him speedy recovery
More than a year since its beginning, the true origin of the COVID-19 pandemic is still unknown, but investigations into the matter have uncovered new questions about a scientific practice known as “gain-of-function” research. Most of the scientific community still contends that the novel coronavirus wreaking havoc on the world is of natural origin . Others argue gain-of-function (GoF) research may have potentially played a role, though, and critics have warned for years the field was dangerous enough to cause a pandemic. The simplest explanation of GoF research is that it is the process of taking a disease and making it more dangerous for some kind of scientific benefit. It can take a variety of forms, but the desired outcome is typically to make a disease more contagious, more deadly or both. (RELATED: These Members Of Congress Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 Since The Capitol Riot) This is primarily done for one of two reasons: to aid in the … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t We Talking More About China’s ‘Gain Of Function’ Coronavirus Research?
Getty Images Five teams have issued statements regarding an intention to boycott on-field, in-facility offseason work. At least four teams won’t be asked to do so , given the number of players on those rosters with significant workout bonuses. That leaves 23 teams that have not yet made it known whether they’ll be taking collective action against offseason workouts. One team, the Cowboys, recently had a players-only Zoom video conference to discuss the recommendation from the union that players not attend. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, it happened on Wednesday, April 14 at 5:00 p.m. CT. To date, the Cowboys have issued no statement that they’ll join in the boycott. They still could, literally at any minute. Or maybe they won’t. Really, will any team that decides not to do so issue a statement through the union? It’s highly doubtful. The situation invites curiosity, however. How many teams have held a similar call, but have decided not to proceed with a … [Read more...] about Cowboys players had a Wednesday video conference on OTA boycott
Harison Narvaez Grade 2 student Harison Narvaez, who lives in Camarines Sur with his parents, dreams of becoming a doctor someday so that he can help patients with cancer like him. The 8-year-old was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) stage 3 in 2019 when he was admitted to Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) in Quezon City. NHL is a form of cancer that begins in white blood cells called lymphocytes. It affects the lymphatic and immune system. Narvaez’s mother, Sharon, said her son had “aggressively” growing bumps in the groin area, neck, chest and stomach which cause pain all over his body. To monitor his condition, he has to undergo a CT scan and bone marrow test. PCMC doctors have recommended a 3-year chemotherapy treatment consisting of 16 cycles per year. Narvaez is about to start his second year of chemo with each cycle costing over 433,000. Most of the cost of the chemo cycle goes to the medicines used during treatment. One of these is rituximab, … [Read more...] about 8-year-old cancer patient wants to be a doctor
A five-year-old boy keeps suffering mystery strokes - and his terrified mum says doctors have "no idea" what is causing them. Sebastian Metcalfe has had the strokes since September last year and, each time they happen, mum Kimberley O'Brien fears she's witnessing her son's "last moments". Kimberley, 28, said: "Until this happened I didn't even know children could have strokes, they're always something I only associated with older people. "Every single person who I tell reacts in the same shocked way, they tell me they didn't have any idea either." The mum of two, of Bradford, West Yorkshire, claims doctors are baffled by the strokes and is warning other parents. She added: "Suffering the strokes was bad enough but now we are in a situation where no one can say what's wrong with Sebastian. "The doctors are baffled and so is everyone else, which is why I want to talk about what's happened. "I think there needs to be much more awareness of strokes in children so that … [Read more...] about Doctors have ‘no idea’ what’s causing boy, 5, to be struck down by mystery strokes