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Serious kidney injury common during cancer chemotherapy

Nearly one in 10 cancer patients treated with chemotherapy or newer targeted drugs may be hospitalized for serious kidney injury, a Canadian study suggests. The study involved roughly 163,000 patients who started chemotherapy or targeted therapies for a new cancer diagnosis in Ontario from 2007 to 2014. Overall, 10,880 were hospitalized with serious kidney damage or for dialysis. This translated into a cumulative acute kidney injury rate of 9.3 percent, the study found. People with advanced tumors were 41 percent…

Salah’s World Cup bid ends with a whimper

SAINT PETERSBURG: Mohamed Salah's World Cup campaign arguably ended when Egypt's talisman tumbled to the turf in the Champions League final in Kiev on May 26. Uruguay administered the last rites on Wednesday but Egyptians already knew the writing was on the wall. Salah returned to action for the first time in three weeks for his side's do-or-die clash with hosts Russia in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday but was a pale imitation of the player who dazzled for Liverpool last season, scoring 44 goals. He did get on the…

Shahid Afridi to captain World XI after Morgan pulls out due to injury

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi will replace Eoin Morgan as captain of the ICC World XI squad for the Twenty20 International against West Indies at Lord’s after the latter has been forced to pull out due to a fractured finger. England’s limited-overs skipper, Morgan’s compatriot Sam Billings will take his place in the squad on Thursday. Surrey all-rounder Sam Curran and England fast bowler Tymal Mills have also been added to the World XI squad. Afridi, a leg-spinning all-rounder, represented his country in…

Alia Bhatt injures herself shooting action sequence in Bulgaria

The young and dynamic actress Alia Bhatt has been quite busy this year. From shooting Gully Boy alongside Ranveer Singh, the 'Highway' actress flew Bulgaria to shoot for Brahmastra, but she met an unfortunate incident in the country. The actress won’t be able to shoot for a while. Recently it has come to light that the Bhatt family’s youngest protégé has injured herself while shooting an action sequence and won’t be able to resume shooting for a couple of weeks. It is reported that “the team was shooting for a scene…

World Cup in mind, Brazil obsesses over Neymar’s injury

In Brazil, the land where football is king, Neymar's foot injury has unleashed sharp emotions and concern, rumors and speculation about the star player upon whom so many hopes rest for World Cup victory in Russia. "We just might have lost the World Cup last Sunday," one radio commentator, Milton Neves of Bandnews FM, said early on Wednesday. Sunday was the day when Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Marseille 3-0 -- but with Neymar suffering a hairline fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot as well as a twisted…

Chris Lynn disappointed for not going to PSL as planned

Scans this week will decide if explosive batsman Chris Lynn can take up his lucrative Indian Premier League contract after he was injured in Australia’s Twenty20 tri-series win over New Zealand. Lynn dislocated his right shoulder while fielding in Australia’s 19-run victory over New Zealand in the tournament final in Auckland on Wednesday. He has been ruled out of the T20 Pakistan Super League, which he was scheduled to join in the United Arab Emirates next week, and is battling to be fit to play for the Kolkata Knight…

Injury fears cloud Nadal-Federer dream clash at ATP Finals

LONDON: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer can set up a dream climax to the 2017 season at the ATP World Tour Finals, but organisers are sweating on the Spaniard's fitness and a new crop are itching to spoil the party. The two all-time greats get star billing in London after each won two Grand Slams and locked down the top two rankings spots as Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray had injury-plagued seasons to forget. The eight-man field at the O2 Arena has an unbalanced look about it but 20-year-old Alexander Zverev leads a…

Australia captain Smith leaves India tour over injury

RANCHI: Australian captain Steve Smith on Saturday left his country's tour of India because of a shoulder injury, the team announced. The 28-year-old batsman's injury is a new blow to Australia as they lost the one-day series in India and are preparing for a key Ashes series against England in two months. They play their first T20 against the Indians in Ranchi on Saturday. "Smith landed awkwardly on his right shoulder whilst diving in the field during the fifth ODI against India last Sunday," the team doctor Richard…