Health

More effective new anti-clotting drug

A new oral anti-clotting drug, rivaroxaban (Xarelto), is an effective, convenient and safer treatment for patients coping with deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT, sometimes called “economy flight syndrome” as it is associated with immobilization during long flights, can migrate to the lungs and form life-threatening pulmonary embolisms. Physicians prescribe well-known anti-coagulant medications, such as oral warfarin […]

General Health

Cranberry juice fights urinary infection

The research illuminates the basic mechanics of E. coli infections, possibly leading to new antibiotic drugs and infection-resistant materials for invasive medical devices. Urinary infections are caused when virulent E. coli adhere to cells. The previous study by Terri Camesano, professor of chemical engineering at WPI, had shown that cranberry juice reduces its ability to […]

Sports

Will Ponting step up for Australia?

Australia, which entered the cricket World Cup under a cloud, didn’t miss a beat in the opening week. Faced with less-than-stellar opposition, the Aussies nonetheless blew away New Zealand and Zimbabwe to make it 31 straight wins in the competition. Speaking of turmoil, Pakistan cast aside seemingly permanent off-field troubles to upset Sri Lanka in […]

Travel

Airlines must rethink business travel: researcher

MONTREAL – The airline and aerospace industries have to come to grips with a demographic shift among passengers that will reduce the demand for business travel, says an airline researcher. Henry Harteveldt of U.S.-based Forrester Research says the aging of western travellers and the growing use of global communication will dramatically alter the airline business. […]