PFCs may hinder vaccine response

first_imgPerfluorinated compounds (PFCs), widely used in manufactured products such as non-stick cookware, waterproof clothing, and fast-food packaging, were associated with lowered immune response to vaccinations in children in research led by Philippe Grandjean of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).The study appears in the Jan. 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).“Routine childhood immunizations are a mainstay of modern disease prevention. The negative impact on childhood vaccinations from PFCs should be viewed as a potential threat to public health,” said Grandjean, adjunct professor of environmental health at HSPH and the report’s lead author.PFCs have thousands of industrial and manufacturing uses. Most Americans have the chemical compounds in their bodies. Prior studies found that PFC concentrations in mice similar to those found in people suppressed immune response, but the adverse effects on people had been poorly documented.The researchers analyzed data on children recruited at birth at National Hospital in Torshavn, Faroe Islands, 1999-2001. A total of 587 participated in follow-up examinations. Children were tested for immune response to tetanus and diphtheria vaccinations at ages 5 and 7 years. PFCs were measured in maternal pregnancy serum and in the serum of children at age 5 to determine prenatal and postnatal exposure.The results showed that PFC exposure was associated with lower antibody responses to immunizations and an increased risk of antibody levels in children lower than those needed to provide long-term protection. (Antibody concentrations in serum are a good indicator of overall immune functions in children.) A twofold greater concentration of three major PFCs was associated with a 49 percent lower level of serum antibodies in children at age 7.“We were surprised by the steep negative associations, which suggest that PFCs may be more toxic to the immune system than current dioxin exposures,” said Grandjean.The PFC concentrations were similar to or slightly below those reported in U.S. women, and most serum PFC levels in Faroese children at age 5 were lower than those measured in U.S. children aged 3 to 5 in 2001-2002.The study was supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Danish Council for Strategic Research, and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.last_img read more

Want a Buccaneers Tom Brady jersey? Here’s why you should wait on that

first_img (SN illustration) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/85/75/tom-brady-jersey-swap-buccaneers-ftr_cik9rhu2uxjc1sgir8pqh0kyg.png?t=-351826016&w=500&quality=80 Tom Brady is joining the Buccaneers (per reports), but fans should wait before purchasing a No. 12 jersey.No, not because Brady is suddenly going to have a change of heart. He’s going to play for the Buccaneers. But for a number of other reasons that we’ll explain below. Chris Godwin already owns No. 12Another reason to wait and see on Brady’s jersey is the fact we’re not 100-percent sure he’ll be wearing No. 12 with the Bucs. Chris Godwin is a Pro Bowl receiver who has “twelve” in his Twitter handle. He has no obligation to give Brady his jersey number. He may be willing to just so him and his new quarterback don’t get off on the wrong foot, but he’s not required to. Brady has quite literally made TB12 his brand, so it seems likely he’d at least try to get Godwin to give him his number. But as of right now, we just don’t know. The Buccaneers are getting new uniformsYou may have seen a number of jersey swaps placing Brady in a Buccaneers uniform following Tuesday night’s news. We even did our own. MORE: Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks seem ready to join Tom Brady on the BuccaneersBut Brady won’t look like that in a Tampa Bay uniform — because the Bucs are moving on from those jerseys in the near future.”We have heard the feedback from our fans loud and clear and have been working with the NFL and our league partners at Nike to usher in a new look as we enter this next decade of Buccaneers football,” Bucs owner Ed Glazer said in late February. “We look forward to revealing more details in the near future about our official unveiling event which will take place later this spring.”MORE: Fantasy analysis of Brady to BucsWhen are the Buccaneers getting new uniforms?The team announced in late February new uniforms will be revealed some time in April, 2020. The team has been mostly quiet about what the uniforms will look like except for adding, “2020 will bring a new set of uniform enhancements, based on what Buccaneer fans want to see.”MORE: How the Bucs became Brady’s best fitWhat will the Buccaneers new uniforms look like?Paul Lukas of Uni-Watch.com said earlier this month the new uniforms were shown to him “by an industry source.” Lukas added, “I did a fair amount of vetting to confirm the source’s credibility, and it’s clear to me that what he showed me are indeed the team’s new uniforms.”The images above are not from a direct source, but rather renderings of what Lukas remembers about the jerseys. So while not official, it’s a close representation of what they’ll look like.MORE: Why did Tom Brady leave the Patriots?What will Tom Brady look like in the new Buccaneers jersey?Lukas rendered that up in the image above.last_img read more

NZ vs IND 1st T20 Review: KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer bring the thunder…

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCIAdvertisement uowNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4dWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eadmd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) lWould you ever consider trying this?😱3s4by2Can your students do this? 🌚1l2gdeRoller skating! Powered by Firework Team India has swiftly emerged victorious in the first game of the 5-match T20 series against New Zealand today. Two destructive knocks from KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer saw Virat Kohli and his squad chase down the target comfortably with 6 wickets remaining at the Eden Park Stadium.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCIWinning the toss, captain Kohli elected to field first, as the Black Caps made an impressive total of 203 for 5 wickets in the first innings. However, a confident Team India, who showcased brilliant performance in the recent 2-1 ODI series win over Australia, reached the target score by the 19th over.New Zealand opener Colin Munro started off with a blazing 59-off-42, with six fours and two sixes, until Shardul Thakur got his wicket in the 12th over. His partner Martin Guptill was dismissed on 30 by Shivam Dube, the talented all rounder from Mumbai who made his internal debut against Bangladesh back in November.Advertisement The skipper Kane Williamson put up a stormy 51 runs from 26 balls, including four boundaries and equal number of over boundaries, but fell victim to Yuzvendra Chahal. The Kiwis’ veteran Batsman Ross Taylor finished off with a stormy 27-ball-54 with 3 fours and 3 sixes. Jadeja and Bumrah both secured one wicket each.While the Men in Blues’s superstar opener Rohit Sharma disappointed, losing his wicket to Mitchell Santner on just 7 runs, it was KL Rahul who sped up India’s chase. The newfound wicket keeper put up a swashbuckling score of 56 from 27 balls, thanks to four boundaries and three over boundaries.Advertisement Coming in after Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli fell short of just 5 runs from his 25th T20I half century. However, it was Shreyas Iyer, who went destructive against the New Zealand bowling squad, keeping his strike with 58 runs from 29 balls, with five fours and three sixes. This was the second T20I 50 for the 25 year old. Manish Pandey provided the finishing touches as India secured the win with 6 balls left.The Indian origin Kiwi spinner Ish Sodhi secured two wickets. The Ludhiana-born New Zealand international picked up the wickets of KL Rahul and Shivam Dube.The second T20 match is on this Sunday at the Eden Park Stadium.Also read-What KL Rahul did with his MOTM cash prize will melt your hearts! Advertisementlast_img read more

RALIS, TOUGH IT OUT, GOLD RUSH DANCER & MIDNIGHT MING ALL PROMINENT IN $200,000 SNOW CHIEF STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA

first_img                RALIS: A winner of Saratoga’s Grade I, seven furlong Hopeful Stakes on Sept. 7, Reddam Racing’s homebred colt by Square Eddie, out of the Ten Most Wanted mare Silar Rules, has been winless in five subsequent graded stakes assignments and is taking a massive drop in class in the Snow Chief–his first-ever try on turf. Far back early in the Grade III Pat Day Mile (one turn) at Churchill Downs May 7, Ralis ran his best race since the Hopeful two starts back, as he finished fifth, beaten three quarters of a length, in the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles Spiral Stakes on synthetic Polytrack April 2 at Turfway Park in northern Kentucky. Trained by Doug O’Neill, Ralis is the leading money earner in the Snow Chief field, as he has earnings of $290,923 from an overall mark of 10-2-1-0. SNOW CHIEF IS ONE OF FIVE STATE-BRED OR SIRED STAKES ON CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY GOLD RUSH DANCER: Second, beaten 4 ½ lengths by Tough It Out in the 6 ½ furlong Echo Eddie Stakes here April 9, Gold Rush Dancer turned the tables in the one mile turf Silky Sullivan at Golden Gate Fields May 1, winning by 1 ¼ lengths under Flavien Prat, who will ride back on Saturday. By Private Gold and out of the In Excess mare Dances On Water, Gold Rush Dancer is owned by his breeder, John Parker and is conditioned by Vann Belvoir. Originally stabled at Emerald Downs near Seattle, Gold Rush Dancer is well-seasoned and has an overall mark of 10-3-3-2, with earnings of $184,423. An easy minor stakes winner going 1 1/16 miles at Emerald in his fifth start on Sept. 27, Gold Rush Dancer has the credentials to be a solid contender here in the Snow Chief. Ralis–Mario Gutierrez–124The Big Train–Santiago Gonzalez–120Glory Bound–Edwin Maldonado–120Midnight Ming–Rafael Bejarano–120Tough It Out–Joe Talamo–124Gold Rush Dancer–Flavien Prat–124First post time on Saturday is at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com THE $250,000 SNOW CHIEF STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS Race 5 (of 11)                         Approximate post time 4 p.m. PDTcenter_img MIDNIGHT MING: A bay colt by Midnight Lute, he’s owned by his breeders, Jack and Barbara Owens. Third, beaten 2 ½ lengths by Gold Rush Dancer in the aforementioned Silky Sullivan at Golden Gate Fields May 1, Midnight Ming, who had three consecutive second place finishes in Golden Gate allowance sprints coming into the Silky Sullivan, has been winless in six starts since breaking his maiden going six furlongs in his debut at Golden Gate on Nov. 22. Out of the Slewdledo mare, Candi Capri, Midnight Ming is trained by William Morey and will be ridden for the first time by Rafael Bejarano. TOUGH IT OUT: This Nick Alexander homebred gelding by Grazen appeared a bit erratic in running second as the 4-5 favorite in the one mile turf Silky Sullivan Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on May 1. Beaten 1 ¼ lengths by Gold Rush Dancer, Tough It Out, who is out of Alexander’s Marquetry mare, Mark Set Go, appeared to be running in spots the final sixteenth of a mile. A rousing 4 ½ length winner over a sloppy main track of Santa Anita’s 6 ½ furlong Echo Eddie Stakes on April 9, Tough It Out’s only other win came at one mile on turf at Del Mar on Nov. 12. Trained by Phil D’Amato, his overall mark stands at 9-2-2-2, with earnings of $231,790.                 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2016)–Grade I winner Ralis, Tough It Out and Midnight Ming all loom prominent among a field of six sophomores in the $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes at a mile and one eighth on turf Saturday at Santa Anita.Named for the winner of the 1986 Santa Anita Derby, the Snow Chief was first run in 1994 at Hollywood Park and will be contested for the third consecutive year at Santa Anita on Saturday.last_img read more

THREE TICKETS HIT GOLDEN PICK 6 FOR $33K; JACKPOT TO BEGIN AT $1.1 MILLION WHEN RACING RESUMES FRIDAY

first_imgALBANY, CALIF.  (Mon. May 30, 2016) – Three tickets hit the Golden Pick 6 for $33,726.66 on Monday at Golden Gate Fields.Johnny Reb posted a 20-1 upset in the finale to help produce the substantial return. A victory by No. 6 Peppered Pro (sixth in the field of seven) would have triggered a jackpot payout of $1,230,919. The jackpot is paid only when there is a single ticket with all six winners.The jackpot will begin at $1,137,828.68 when racing resumes Friday. The Golden Pick 6 sequence will begin with race 3.There will be a mandatory payout on the Golden Pick 6 on June 12, closing day for the Winter/Spring Meet.last_img

CONQUEST FARENHEIT SIZZLES EARLY & LATE IN WINNING $75,000 PASADENA STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS; ARROYO & MILLER COMBINE FOR ONE MILE TURF WIN IN 1:33.58

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 19, 2017)–Heavily favored Conquest Farenheit dominated eight fellow sophomores in taking Sunday’s $75,000 Pasadena Stakes by 2 ¼ lengths under Norberto Arroyo, Jr.  Trained by Peter Miller, the Kentucky-bred colt by Scat Daddy set fast front-running fractions while getting a mile on turf in 1:33.58.“What a horse!” exclaimed Miller.  “This is a serious horse.  For him to run that way with fast splits (22.94, 45.59, 1:09.46 and 1:21.46) and come away like he did is pretty impressive.  It showed he could get two turns and it looked like he had another gear.  I think we’ll try him next in the American Turf Derby at Churchill Downs (Grade II, 1 1/16 miles on May 6).”An impressive winner of the Baffle Stakes going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course on Feb. 20, Conquest Farenheit was the even money favorite and paid $4.20, $3.40 and $2.60.“I love the way he ran today,” said Arroyo, who was also aboard for the Baffle win.  “He’s still learning.  He was waiting for horses in the stretch, pricking his ears back and forth.  He settled nice with me today and I expect him to get better as he goes on.  He was full of run with me galloping out.”Owned by Rockingham Ranch and Chad Littlefield, Conquest Farenheit provided Miller with his second win on the day, which gives him a Winter Meet best of 30 victories through 46 racing days.  Conquest Farenheit is now 5-3-1-1 overall and with the winner’s share of $47,700, he has earnings of $157,745.Ridden by Jesus Rios, previously undefeated Taco tasted defeat in his fifth start, finishing second by a half length over Cistron as both pressed the pace throughout.  Off at 7-1, Taco paid $6.20 and $4.40.Cistron, who was ridden by Tyler Baze, was off at 9-1 and paid $4.20 to show.Racing resumes on Thursday at Santa Anita, with first post time for an eight-race card at 1 p.m.  Admission gates will open at 11 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

Week 5 football preview: Corning to host Anderson; Red Bluff travels to Yreka

first_imgCorning >> Friday night will be a monumental test for the Corning High football team. Not only are the Cards battling a top 3 opponent in the Northern Section Division III media poll, but the Anderson Cubs ended Corning’s post season a year ago. The Cubs went into Cardinal Stadium and took down Corning, 14-13 in the opening round of the D-III playoffs last year. Tonight is the rematch and it’s likely to be of contrasting styles, with Anderson (3-1) throwing for nearly 800 yards to seven …last_img

Steve Kerr keeping options open on potential adjustments in Game 6

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – As if Warriors coach Steve Kerr did not already feel annoyed.He lamented “we didn’t have a competitive edge and toughness” during the Warriors’ Game 5 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. He also conceded “we wasted our opportunity” in failing to close out the series and maximize rest for a presumed Western Conference semifinals matchup with …last_img

Jon Miller, July 11

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Basically the last two weeks straw has been my life. We finished harvesting wheat July 2 or so and the yield and quality were good. Overall the wheat yielded right around 100 bushels. We have had some fields do really well before, but for the total wheat acreage I would say this is one of the best years we’ve ever had. The late frost didn’t seem to affect the yield. The quality of the wheat we have delivered has been excellent with high test weights. We should have less than 200 acres left to bale and it has been averaging over 100 bales an acre. The straw quality is still really good. We rolled over 60,000 bales yesterday. That’s a lot of bales.There is a chance of rain in the middle of the week. We have had enough rain to hold us up a couple of times with baling but not enough rain to do much for the crops. The corn and beans could definitely use a drink.The corn is mostly tasseled and the beans are sprayed. We finished that last week. We did some test acres with Y-Drops right at pre-tassel to see if a little extra nitrogen adds anything to the corn yield on the end.We are double-crop planted up to where we have baled. I will probably stick beans in this week yet. The first double-crops we planted are almost taller than the wheat stubble. A couple more rains would really get them taking off.We are debating whether or not to have a few acres of fungicide flown on or not, especially with the markets taking a turn downward. We haven’t really seen much disease pressure and you hate to spend money if you don’t need to.last_img read more

Lakers’ Ingram alters shooting stroke, has grown 2 more inches—report

first_imgIsaiah Austin arrives in Manila, ready to get to work for Gilas The 20-year-old may have taken the task too literally—as he reportedly hit a growth spurt and has grown an inch or two, according to Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell.“I think he’s at least 6’10”. He might be 6’11,” Trudell said of Ingram, who was initially listed at 6’9 during his rookie season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think he might be 6’11”, if not 7 feet,” he shared during an episode of ESPN LA’s “Thompson and Trudell Show”.Aside from possibly adding more height to his already rangy frame, Trudell claims that the 2016 2nd overall pick has also altered his shooting mechanics and developed his leg strength. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Ingram’s improvement was on display during the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League, but had to sit out the rest of the tourney after just one game due to an injury.Since then, the sports journalist said the lanky forward has progressed even more.“You’re just going to have to take my word for it for now until you watch him play,” Trudell said. “I think you’re going to be very pleasantly surprised to see Brandon Ingram.” Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORY:NBA: Brandon Ingram is the only ‘untouchable’ Laker, says Magic JohnsonADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brandon Ingram. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)The Los Angeles Lakers is fully embracing its youth movement in their quest to return as the NBA’s elite.But to be back atop the extremely tough NBA Western Conference, the “Purple and Gold” is heavily dependent on the potential growth of incoming second-year player Brandon Ingram.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ View comments Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more