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Dead bird of prey total reaches 22

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 06:46
Police investigating the deaths of birds and prey in Ross-shire and the Black Isle say another two dead red kites have been found.

Trust fined £200K for patient death

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 06:45
The health trust which ran Stafford Hospital is fined £200,000 for failing a diabetic patient who died in its care.

Aid workers killed in CAR clinic

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 06:39
Three aid workers are among 22 people killed in a rebel attack on a clinic in northern Central African Republic, officials say, as Muslims flee the capital.

VIDEO: Chris Martin marriage 'not breakdown'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 06:32
Chris Martin has revealed that his latest album has in some parts been inspired by the break-up of his marriage to actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

Want to buy a Tesla in China? Take a number.

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-04-28 06:27
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 07:26 FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

A worker walks past a covered car at the booth of electric carmaker Tesla on March 3, 2014 on the eve of the press day of the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva. 

What is it about some products -- Furbies, iPhones, Nintendos -- that get us to wait in line to buy them? In China, the carmaker Tesla is inspiring a queue of its own, a months-long virtual waiting list to buy the Tesla S.

Cao Wenbo, a 36-year-old film producer in Shanghai, joins Morning Report host David Brancaccio to talk about what got him to sign up for the all-electric sportscar. Click on the audio player above to hear more. 

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday April 28, 2014Interview by David BrancaccioPodcast Title Want to buy a Tesla in China? Take a number.Story Type News StorySyndication Flipboard BusinessSlackerSoundcloudStitcherBusiness InsiderSwellPMPApp Respond No

Australia: Search For Missing Airliner To Enter 'New Phase'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-28 06:19

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says it's time to concentrate on searching the seafloor, but he acknowledges that at this point, it is possible nothing from MH370 will ever be found.

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Breast-cancer survivors and long-term unemployment

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-04-28 06:03
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 08:57 Larry French/Getty Images

A recent study found that breast cancer survivors have a high rate of long-term unemployment. The image illustrates cancer survivors that were welcomed before a game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium in 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.

A new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Care Center finds that breast cancer survivors have a high rate of long-term unemployment. The specific kind of treatment they get may lower their chances of keeping their job or finding a new job years later.

University of Michigan oncology professor Reshma Jagsi is lead author on the study, published in the journal “Cancer.” She says her team surveyed breast cancer survivors in Detroit and Los Angeles from 2005 to 2007, and narrowed their results to follow the women who were working at the time they were diagnosed.

Approximately 30 percent were unemployed four years later.

“I don’t think too many of us are surprised to hear patients are likely to miss work or even stop working altogether while getting chemotherapy treatment,” says Jagsi. What did surprise her? That women who received chemotherapy at the beginning of treatment had an even higher rate of unemployment four years on. Other studies have found lower levels of long-term unemployment among women who want to keep working after being treated for breast cancer.

Ragsi says knowing the possible long-term implications—on employment and personal finances—might help women and their doctors make decisions about whether to utilize chemotherapy early on in treatment.

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) passed in 1993 protects women who need time off for medical treatment, says Cathy Ruckelshaus at the National Employment Law Project. However: “It basically covers mostly full-time workers,” says Ruckelshaus. “She has to have been there for a year, and she’s entitled to 12 weeks of job-protected leave.” Ruckelshaus says the leave is unpaid, and can be taken intermittently over an extended period (i.e., not in a consecutive twelve-week period) to deal with chemotherapy treatment, side effects or long-term consequences such as fatigue.

If a woman still can’t keep up with a full-time schedule, or needs additional time off for follow-up treatment after her twelve weeks of FMLA are up, she can attempt to qualify for disability. If she can still work, then the Americans with Disability Act might require the employer to accommodate her with a flexible or part-time schedule, or provide the possibility of telecommuting, says Ruckelshaus.

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday April 28, 2014by Mitchell HartmanPodcast Title Breast-cancer survivors face high rates of long-term unemploymentStory Type News StorySyndication SlackerSoundcloudStitcherSwellPMPApp Respond No

Cavendish wins stage two in Turkey

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:59
British rider Mark Cavendish is still in the lead at the Tour of Turkey after winning Stage Two of the race.

Breast-cancer survivors and long-term unemployment

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:57

A new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Care Center finds that breast cancer survivors have a high rate of long-term unemployment. The specific kind of treatment they get may lower their chances of keeping their job or finding a new job years later.

University of Michigan oncology professor Reshma Jagsi is lead author on the study, published in the journal “Cancer.” She says her team surveyed breast cancer survivors in Detroit and Los Angeles from 2005 to 2007, and narrowed their results to follow the women who were working at the time they were diagnosed.

Approximately 30 percent were unemployed four years later.

“I don’t think too many of us are surprised to hear patients are likely to miss work or even stop working altogether while getting chemotherapy treatment,” says Jagsi. What did surprise her? That women who received chemotherapy at the beginning of treatment had an even higher rate of unemployment four years on. Other studies have found lower levels of long-term unemployment among women who want to keep working after being treated for breast cancer.

Ragsi says knowing the possible long-term implications—on employment and personal finances—might help women and their doctors make decisions about whether to utilize chemotherapy early on in treatment.

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) passed in 1993 protects women who need time off for medical treatment, says Cathy Ruckelshaus at the National Employment Law Project. However: “It basically covers mostly full-time workers,” says Ruckelshaus. “She has to have been there for a year, and she’s entitled to 12 weeks of job-protected leave.” Ruckelshaus says the leave is unpaid, and can be taken intermittently over an extended period (i.e., not in a consecutive twelve-week period) to deal with chemotherapy treatment, side effects or long-term consequences such as fatigue.

If a woman still can’t keep up with a full-time schedule, or needs additional time off for follow-up treatment after her twelve weeks of FMLA are up, she can attempt to qualify for disability. If she can still work, then the Americans with Disability Act might require the employer to accommodate her with a flexible or part-time schedule, or provide the possibility of telecommuting, says Ruckelshaus.

UK 'working to end' Indian mango ban

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:57
The UK says it is working to resolve A ban on mangoes and aubergines entering the UK from India has been imposed as part of Europe-wide action.

Burial women must repay £90,000

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:53
Two women who buried a man in their garden and continued to claim his benefits are ordered to repay almost £90,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Resign call over Rigby ballot slogan

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:47
An MP calls for the head of the Electoral Commission to resign for allowing the name of murdered soldier Lee Rigby to be used to promote a far-right political party.

Basketball Analyst Jack Ramsay Dies at 89

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:38

Ramsay coached the Portland Trail Blazers to an NBA title before embarking on a long career as a basketball analyst for ESPN. The Hall of Fame coach had been battling cancer.

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East Ukraine mayor shot and wounded

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:27
The mayor of the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv is shot and wounded amid fresh unrest as the US imposes new sanctions against Russian individuals.

Up to 4,300 pigs die in arson attack

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:23
Up to 4,300 pigs are killed in a suspected arson attack at a farm in County Armagh, according to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

VIDEO: Dancing bid to excite the voters

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:21
One bid to whip up excitement about the European elections on 22 May comes in the form of a music video of young people dancing.

MP Nigel Evans rejoins Conservatives

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:10
Nigel Evans, the MP recently cleared of a number of sexual offences, rejoins the Conservatives in the Commons.

VIDEO: Fassbender on being in Frank's head

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:00
Michael Fassbender talks about what it was like to play the comedy character Frank Sidebottom.

Why cancer trends on social media

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:59
Why cancer trends on social media

Egyptian Court Hands Down 683 Death Sentences

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:58

It's the second mass death sentence in just two months in Egypt; however, all but 37 of the 529 people convicted in March had their sentences commuted.

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