Constipation drug for late-stage cancer patients also shown to extend their lives

Constipation drug for late-stage cancer patients also shown to extend their lives

Agence France-Presse A drug that is given to late-stage cancer patients to help ease the constipation brought on by morphine has been shown to extend their lives, researchers said. Methylnaltrexone, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2008 to treat opioid-induced constipation, could play a role in cancer therapy, said researchers who presented

Rand Paul vows filibuster while Cruz and Rubio bluster against latest federal budget deal

Rand Paul vows filibuster while Cruz and Rubio bluster against latest federal budget deal

Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz also attack debt and spending extension but objections may be as much about boosting profiles in Republican campaign Three Republican senators running for president have assailed a bipartisan budget deal to avert a government shutdown, with one of them launching an almost certainly futile attempt to

More partner than parasite: How intestinal worms work with bacteria to invade our bodies

More partner than parasite: How intestinal worms work with bacteria to invade our bodies

Medical Daily

Though certainly one of the more terrifying foreign invaders to call our body home, intestinal parasites such as the hookworm are now believed to have a much more complex relationship with their hosts than might be assumed by the simple label of parasite. In recent years, researchers from all corners of the world have contributed to…

Justice Kennedy: Public officials who refuse to follow the law should resign

Justice Kennedy: Public officials who refuse to follow the law should resign

International Business Times

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who authored the Supreme Court’s landmark June ruling on marriage equality across the U.S., said that public officials should step down instead of doing something they saw as “morally wrong,” seeming to refer to Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, SFGate.com reported Tuesday. Davis had refused to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals on religious grounds…

VW suffers its first quarterly loss in more than 15 years

VW suffers its first quarterly loss in more than 15 years

International Business Times

UPDATE: 4:11 a.m. EDT — Volkswagen AG reported a larger-than-expected loss of 3.48 billion euros ($3.85 billion) for the third quarter, the company announced, and said full-year profit would be significantly lower than last year. The loss is the company’s first in more than 15 years, according to Bloomberg. The after-tax loss for the quarter stands…

Fox World Series broadcast interrupted by power glitch

Fox World Series broadcast interrupted by power glitch

International Business Times

Fox’s broadcast of Game 1 of the World Series, between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals, was interrupted a couple times Tuesday night after the network temporarily lost power, the New York Times reported. The network quickly switched to an international broadcast of the game with different broadcasters. As the network scrambled, the game…

Ben Carson believes the world was literally created in 6 days

Ben Carson believes the world was literally created in 6 days

International Business Times

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has long embraced his Christian beliefs, bringing praying into the operating room and the campaign trail. He was twice baptized under the Seventh-day Adventist faith, which he described in his book “Gifted Hands.” His religion has now become part of his presidential campaign after Republican front-runner Donald Trump attacked Carson’s faith as…