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Nearly half of all cancer deaths linked to preventable risk factors: study

Cancer. To many of us, it may seem scary, mysterious, or even inevitable. Now, a new study suggests that nearly half of the country’s cancers may be preventable through decisions we make every day. Researchers with the American Cancer Society looked at data on cancer incidence and deaths, finding that 42 percent of all cancer cases in the United States -– and nearly half of all cancer deaths – are linked to preventable risk factors like cigarette smoking, exposure to secondhand smoke, excess body weight, alcohol intake and dietary choices….

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Man's best friend: Owning a dog linked to lower risk of death, study says

Owning a dog is associated with a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death, according to a comprehensive new study published by a team of Swedish researchers on Friday in the journal Scientific Reports. The scientists followed 3.4 million people over the course of 12 years and found that adults who live alone and owned a dog were 33 percent less likely to die during the study than adults who lived alone without dogs. In addition, the single adults with dogs were 36 percent less likely to die from…

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Chelsea linked with surprise move for Spanish goalkeeping starlet

Kepa Arrizabalaga Friday, November 17, 2017 Chelsea are the latest English club to be linked with Kepa Arrizabalaga. The 23-year-old is one of the most highly-rated young goalkeepers in world football after becoming the first choice at Athletic Bilbao. Real Madrid consider him a viable option to become their new long-term No.1, which would end their lengthy pursuit of Manchester United’s David De Gea. However, Arsenal have also emerged as contenders to land Arrizabalaga with life after 35-year-old Petr Cech in mind, while United have been linked with a move….

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Paradise Papers: Bono linked to tax probe in Lithuania

A Lithuanian shopping mall partly owned by U2’s Bono is under investigation for potential tax avoidance, following a probe prompted by the Paradise Papers. The mall allegedly avoided paying 47,000 euros (£41,500) in local taxes using an unlawful accounting technique. The company running the mall, in the city of Utena, denies any wrongdoing. The leaked documents show that Bono owned a stake in a Maltese holding company that bought the mall, via a Lithuanian holding company, in 2007. In a statement, the Irish entertainer and anti-poverty campaigner, also known as…

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Acetaminophen use in pregnancy linked to ADHD in study, but no cause is proven

A new study associates the long-term use of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in over-the-counter pain relievers like Tylenol, during pregnancy with the risk that the children born from those pregnancies could develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But many in the medical community say the study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, should be taken in stride. For expecting mothers with pain or fever during pregnancy, acetaminophen has long been the pain reliever of choice. In the U.S., about 65 to 70 percent of pregnant American women say they take…

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Pollution linked to one in six deaths

Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where pollution could account for up to a quarter of deaths. Bangladesh and Somalia were the worst affected. Air pollution had the biggest impact, accounting for two-thirds of deaths from pollution. Brunei and Sweden had the lowest numbers of pollution-related deaths. Most of these deaths were caused by non-infectious diseases linked to pollution, such as heart disease, stroke and lung cancer….

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We know violence, crime and masculinity are linked. It's time to look at why, and how to stop it

The gender divide in sexual violence has been made stark in the thunderous roar of #MeToo. All those stories, and the less emotive but wider-ranging data on the topic, show that while anyone can be a victim of violence, among women especially it is ubiquitous. That said, people of all genders, ages, religions, ethnicities, sizes and abilities can and have been subjected to sexual predation. The defining characteristic that unites them is vulnerability – which is why straight, white, adult men are so rarely victimised. Vulnerability, and the concurrent lack of power, is…

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