With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy:
Alex Trebek, longtime host of television game show Jeopardy!, announced Wednesday, March 6, that he has been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Trebek made the announcement in a YouTube video he released in the afternoon. Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. with a 5-year survival rate of just 9%. Most patients are diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer because symptoms are vague and the location of the pancreas deep in the abdominal cavity is a factor hindering early detection. There is no standard diagnostic tool or established early detection method for pancreatic cancer.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Set to Open at Disneyland Resort on May 31 and at Walt Disney World Resort on Aug. 29
In anticipation of high guest interest, Disney Parks, Experiences & Products announced on March 7 that it will open Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge ahead of schedule at Disneyland Park in California on May 31 and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on Aug. 29.
By studying the songs of mice from the cloud forests of Costa Rica, researchers have discovered a brain circuit that may enable the high-speed back and forth of conversation. Males of the study species, Alston’s singing mouse (Scotinomys teguina), produce songs with nearly a hundred audible notes. They challenge competitors by singing in turns, alternating like talking humans, say the study authors. In contrast, standard laboratory mice produce ultrasonic sounds without evident exchanges.
Cruise Critic announced on March 6 the winners of its 9th annual Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards – naming the most popular cruise ships of the year, based on consumer reviews and ratings shared on Cruise Critic over the past year. The site boasts the world’s largest online cruise community with more than 350,000 cruise reviews, covering approximately 700 cruise ships across the globe.
Lyft announced on March 1 that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its class A common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Lyft has applied to list its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “LYFT.”
Want to see more news like this? Keep up with the latest news in your coverage area with a customized newsfeed. Click here to sign up now or email us to fine-tune your existing profile.
Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.