Bariatric surgery more effective than lifestyle changes for type 2 diabetes remission

Remission of type 2 diabetes is achieved more effectively and has longer-lasting results with bariatric surgery than through medications and lifestyle changes. A new study from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, published in the journal Diabetes Care, assessed 316 patients with type 2 diabetes to determine the effectiveness and long-term results of metabolic surgery. This is […]


Gazprom: Nord Stream 1 gas to stay shut until fault fixed, “workshop conditions needed”

Russia’s Gazprom said on Friday that natural gas supplies via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline would remain shut off after the main gas turbine at the Portovaya compressor station near St Petersburg was found to have an engine oil leak during a joint inspection with Siemens Energy (ENR1n.DE), which maintains the turbine. It said the […]


PlayStation 5 tournaments to get open beta

Tournaments – a feature of the PlayStation 4 since 2016 – will finally be available to try on PS5 soon via a public beta. Sony has announced an “all-new on-console tournament experience” coming to PS5 “in the coming weeks, in select countries” – and you can see some of its new look just above. When […]


Evidence of Amputation in Prehistoric Times Shows Patient Surviving for a Decade–Proves Medical Expertise Existed

A child that lived in Borneo 31,000 years ago had its left foot amputated and survived for up to nearly a decade. It is the oldest evidence of surgical limb amputation and pre-dates the previous record by an astonishing 24,000 years. Those who removed the lower third of the young patient’s leg must have had […]


Marizanne Kapp guides Invincibles to victory over Brave in Hundred final

Anyone who thinks that short-format cricket is a batter’s game might want to check in with the record crowd of 20,840 at Lord’s on Saturday: 12 wickets fell and nobody managed to score more than 37 runs. That honour went to Marizanne Kapp, who somehow dragged Oval Invincibles across the line against Southern Brave to […]


Researchers report encouraging immunotherapy option for relapsed myeloma patients

Mount Sinai researchers have published results that show encouraging therapeutic options for patients with the blood cancer multiple myeloma after first-line treatment with bispecific antibodies fails. Bispecific antibodies are a type of antibody that can bind to two different antigens at the same time—they are meant to enhance the immune system’s destruction of tumor cells. […]


German economy likely already in a recession, will last three quarters

The German economy is on track to contract for three consecutive quarters starting from this one, following a dramatic spike in gas prices after Russia slashed deliveries to Europe. Europe’s largest economy and manufacturing powerhouse is among the most vulnerable to any cut-off in energy supplies or rising costs as its industrial sector relies heavily […]


PlayStation VR2 playable at Tokyo Game Show via Resident Evil Village

Capcom has announced that Resident Evil Village for PlayStation VR 2 will be playable at Tokyo Game Show this year – the first time Sony’s new headset will be available to try publicly. The VR mode for Village, available only on PS5, was first announced during Sony’s State of Play showcase in June. Capcom had […]


How Tony Hawk Joined an Apache Pro Skater to Bring New Skate Park to Reservation

When an Apache man moved to a new town and found it needed a skatepark, he and the tribe petitioned skating legend Tony Hawk to hook up the Apache youth with professional facilities. A lot of preconceptions exist about Native Americans, but even the most attentive student of history might not realize that skateboarding is […]


‘This Is Us’ Alzheimer’s storyline reduces stigma and promotes family discussions

The primetime television drama “This Is Us” drew millions of viewers to a compelling narrative about Alzheimer’s disease and family caregiving—and viewers thought it helped reduce stigma around dementia and motivate family discussions about plans for aging, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health. Published today in the […]