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Wednesday September 11st, 2019 day edition

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The median fundraising goal was $10,000 while the median donation level was $2,125 for cancer patients seeking help with medical expenses, a study found.

Cancer takes a huge emotional toll on patients, but a new study finds the financial costs are also so high that many are resorting to crowdfunding to help pay their medical bills and related costs.

"We wanted to gauge how crowdfunding is being used to support oncology care needs, including the financial effect of insurance," he explained.

The researchers analyzed more than 1,000 fundraising campaigns for U.S. cancer patients listed on on Oct. 7, 2018.

The patients had the 20 most common cancers, including breast cancer, leukemia, lung, brain, colon and pancreatic cancer.

It's possible that the regionalization of oncologic care is improving cancer outcomes, but simultaneously it increases the financial burden on patients," Cohen said.

Furthermore, the posting of medical information by patients and third parties on crowdfunding sites raises serious ethical, privacy and fraud concerns," he concluded. »

Apple announces $999 iPhone 11 Pro and $1,099 iPhone 11 Pro Max: triple camera, A13 chip, new colors, Super Retina XDR screen, more

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Apple officially announced the siblings to the iPhone 11 — the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max — as successors to iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

Apple has added an ultra-wide lens on both the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11, which is shown in the Camera app as a 0.5x button.

iPhone 11 Pro includes Apple’s new A13 Bionic chip with faster CPU and GPU performance than iPhone XS and iPhone XR, making it the fastest smartphone on the market. »

Apple Watch Series 5 has an always-on display and comes in titanium or ceramic finishes

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Apple has just officially announced the next generation of the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Series 5.

Apple says the Series 5 watch maintains the prior model’s 18-hour battery life, even with the new always-on screen, thanks to a new low-temperature polysilicone and oxide display and low-power display driver.

In addition to the new always-on display feature, the Apple Watch Series 5 is now available in a recycled aluminum or titanium finishes. »

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How an underwater mission helps NASA prep for Moon life

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A couple months after NEEMO 22, to my surprise, NASA invited me to join the NEEMO 23 crew.

It is the world’s only undersea research station that replicates space mission conditions, including the opportunity to experience weightlessness.

My goal during our mission was to understand psychological changes in crew members in this high-stress environment. »