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Study reveals association between walking pace and risk of death among cancer survivors

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Washington [US], March 7 (ANI): A study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has found that a slow walking pace among cancer survivors may increase their chances of death.
The research has also identified an association between a slow walking pace and an increased risk of death among cancer survivors.
Investigators now call for more research into these relationships and whether targeted interventions such as physical activity programs could help cancer survivors improve their ability to walk and increase survival after cancer diagnosis and treatment.
While the study does not establish that slow walking is a cause of death, the association persisted across at least nine tumour types.
The study, a collaboration between Washington University, the NCI of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the University of North Carolina and George Washington University, appears March 4 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
“Cancer survivors are living longer than ever – and that’s good news,” said first author Elizabeth A. Salerno, PhD, an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Public Health Sciences at Washington University.
“But it’s important to improve our understanding of how the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of cancers may affect walking pace during survivorship — a potentially modifiable risk factor — which could lead to new treatment and rehabilitation strategies to improve the health of these patients.”
The researchers studied over 233,000 participants enrolled in the National Institutes of Health-American Association of Retired Persons (NIH-AARP) Diet and Health Study.
Participants, who were ages 50 to 71, answered questionnaires about their overall health and walking pace, and whether they had any disability related to walking, such as walking at a very slow pace or being unable to walk. After the assessment, participants were followed for several years.
Compared with healthy controls enrolled in the study, cancer survivors were 42% more likely to report walking at the slowest pace and 24% more likely to report being disabled. Among cancer survivors, those who walked at the slowest pace had more than a twofold increased risk of death from any cause, compared with those reporting the fastest walking pace.
The association between the slowest walking pace and a significantly increased risk of death from any cause held for nine cancer types, including breast, colon, melanoma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, oral, prostate, rectal, respiratory and urinary cancers.
The association between mobility disability (not just slow pace) and death was even stronger and included all nine of the cancers mentioned above, plus endometrial, endocrine, ovarian and stomach cancers.
While slow walking pace also was linked to increased mortality that was due to any cause among individuals without a cancer diagnosis, the risk of death more than doubled for cancer survivors.
Compared with individuals without a cancer diagnosis who walked at the fastest pace, cancer survivors who walked the slowest had more than tenfold increased risk of death from any cause. Cancer survivors with mobility disability had more than fivefold increased risk of death compared with individuals with no cancer diagnosis or disability.
The researchers noted that cancer survivors reported difficulties walking five years or more after cancer diagnosis and treatment, suggesting that the detrimental effects of cancer diagnosis and therapy are widespread across cancer types and long-lasting, creating opportunities for intervening to help such patients improve their walking ability and pace.
“To our knowledge, this analysis is the first to explore the relationship between cancer, walking pace and subsequent mortality in 15 different cancer types,” said Salerno, who conducted this research while a postdoctoral researcher at the NCI.
“Next steps include identifying the underlying reasons for these associations. It’s possible that slow walking may be due to cancer itself, adverse effects of treatment, or changes in lifestyle. There is still much to be learned about these complex relationships, but our results highlight the importance of monitoring and even targeting walking pace after cancer.” (ANI)

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MICHAEL KEATON TO RETURN AS BATMAN IN UPCOMING ‘THE FLASH’ MOVIE

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WASHINGTON [US]: American actor Michael Keaton’s fans now have a reason to rejoice as the actor is reprising his role as Batman/Bruce Wayne in the upcoming movie ‘The Flash.’

Fox News quoted a report by The Wrap as stating that Keaton’s talent agency, ICM Partners, confirmed his participation in the Andres Muschietti-directed DC Comics superhero film. Muschietti confirmed production kicked off in London on Monday in an Instagram post. The 69-year-old actor first played the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton’s 1989 hit ‘Batman,’ and then again in the 1992 film ‘Batman Returns.’

As reported by Fox News, Ezra Miller is set to reprise his role as Barry Allen/The Flash. Fans were introduced to him in ‘Justice League’ in 2017. Sasha Calle, best known from ‘The Young and the Restless,’ will play Supergirl.

Back in December, Keaton sent fans into a frenzy when he told Deadline he was concerned about COVID-19 safety and said he may not do the movie.

‘The Flash’ is slated to be released on November 4, 2022.  — Correspondent

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AKSHAY REPLACES KARTIK AARYAN IN KARAN JOHAR’S ‘DOSTANA 2’?

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NEW DELHI: Days after actor Kartik Aaryan was allegedly thrown out of Karan Johar’s Dostana 2, the latest gossip doing the rounds is that Akshay Kumar will be onboard the project. 

While nothing has been confirmed yet, rumours suggest that Akshay Kumar has been roped in for Dostana 2 in place of Kartik Aaryan. According to a report, sources have claimed that Dharma Productions has requested Akki to join the film as it’s a ‘tricky situation’ for the makers with no lead in sight. 

Quoting sources, the publication has reported that Karan Johar has personally requested the superstar to join the film and help him sail through as huge money is involved in it already. And in all probabilities, Akshay Kumar is likely to give his nod for Dostana 2. 

Dostana 2 was announced in 2019 by Karan Johar.

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ADITI RAO HYDARI SHINES AS PRIYA SHARMA IN ‘GEELI PUCCHI’

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NEW DELHI: Making waves with her amazing performances, Aditi Rao Hydari has truly established herself as one of the most bankable and versatile movie star in the Indian entertainment industry. Known for her seamless act in both, commercial- mainstream cinema and content-driven films, the stunner is a popular name not just in the Hindi film industry, but in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam as well. Currently, receiving immense love for her incredible performance in the Netflix anthology ‘Ajeeb Daastaans’, Aditi has truly outdone herself as Priya Sharma in ‘Geeli Pucchi’.

‘Ajeeb Daastaans’ has been making headlines ever since it dropped on the OTT platform. Titled ‘Geeli Pucchi’ and directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, the film features Rao Hydari portraying the role of Priya Sharma, where she’s seen sharing a great chemistry with co-star Konkana Sen Sharma. The film showcases the story about two women coming from different casts and backgrounds, and how they eventually finding refuge in each other’s company.

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JACQUELINE SHARES SELFIE OF HERSELF RESTING AT HOME, URGES PEOPLE TO STAY SAFE

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MUMBAI: Back to spending time at home amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown, Bollywood star Jacqueline Fernandez on Wednesday posted a stunning monochromatic photo from her home, urging people to stay safe.The ‘Kick’ actor posted a gorgeous picture on Instagram of herself resting in a chair. The picture shows the ‘Aladdin’ actor in a thigh-length jumpsuit and a messy bun. She is seen seated in her room taking rest during the lockdown.

Fernandez captioned the post as “Back to this.. stay safe everyone (and added a joined hands emoticon).”

Celebrity followers including Vaani Kapoor and more than 4.9 lakh fans liked the post on the photo-sharing platform, while many chimed into the comments section and dropped red heart and fire emoticons as they adored the lovable photo.

Of late, the actor has been quite active on social media and has been updating fans on her activities by posting pictures and videos. Earlier, the ‘Brothers’ star shared a picture after her physiotherapy. She shared a photo that showcased the cupping marks down her back when posing for a mirror selfie.Currently, the actor is spending time with her kittens at her home amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown.Meanwhile, 58,924 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours, according to the state health ministry. As many as 52,412 people recovered in the said period and 351 died. The total case tally reached 38,98,262 while the death toll reached 60,824.

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ALL NEW AMAZON ORIGINAL ‘LOL – HASSE TOH PHASSE’ TRAILER UNVEILED

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MUMBAI: Amazon Prime Video, unveiled the official trailer of the all-new Amazon Original Series ‘LOL- Hasse Toh Phasse’. This local edition of the International Amazon Original Series LOL, will unite an eclectic group of comedians who have left their own indelible mark on India’s comedy landscape. Aadar Malik, Aakash Gupta, Aditi Mittal, Ankita Shrivastav, Cyrus Broacha, Gaurav Gera, Kusha Kapila, Mallika Dua, Sunil Grover and Suresh Menon, under the vigilant watch of hosts Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani will face their toughest challenge yet!

Perhaps for the first time, it’s not just their sense of humor but also their endurance which will be tested as they battle it out for six consecutive hours, to make the others in the house laugh, while maintaining a poker face themselves! The goal is to be the last one laughing in the room, and the person who keeps a straight face the longest will eventually win the game. Prime Members in Indian and across 240 countries and territories can binge-watch the show starting 30th April, 2021 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

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MADHURI DIXIT PERFORMS TO VIRAL ‘BAJRE DA SITTA’ TREND

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NEW DELHI: Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit recently became the latest addition to the viral ‘Bajre Da Sitta’ trend. The actor shared a gorgeous video of her performing to the popular song and giving priceless expressions.Madhuri took to her Instagram handle and shared a short clip in which she performed the viral song, flaunting her pre and post glow up looks. She captioned the post as, “On trend with #BajreDaSitta.” In the video shared by the 53-year-old actor, she could be seen lip-syncing to the song while sitting in her green room right before her makeover. Later in the clip, after the star’s dramatic transformation, she is seen clad in a light and dark pink lehenga. Madhuri also wore drop diamond earrings and a necklace, with her hair tied into a bun.

Meanwhile, on the work front, the ‘Dhak-Dhak’ girl of Bollywood will be debuting in the digital world through the suspenseful family drama series by Netflix titled ‘Finding Anamika’. The plot of the series revolves around the story of a global superstar, wife, and mom who suddenly vanishes without a trace. As police and loved ones search for answers to her disappearance, her perfectly crafted facade is stripped away, revealing hidden truths and painful lies in the life of an iconic actress. 

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