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Source: Common Domain

These ‘ultra-processed’ foods are linked with a higher risk of cancer

Friday 21:53 GMT

Eating “ultra-processed” foods was associated with a higher cancer risk in a study published this week in the peer-reviewed British Medical Journal.

People who had a 10% higher intake of these ultra-processed foods had more than a 10% increase of risk for cancers including breast cancer, the study concluded. Epidemiologists studied more than 100,000 participants 18 years and older, starting in 2009.

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Source: Common Domain

Eight cities on the verge of a housing bubble — and not one of them is in the U.S.

Sunday 14:30 GMT

UBS’s 2017 Global Real Estate Bubble Index lists the cities whose housing markets are at greatest risk of becoming bubbles that could eventually deflate, or worse.

In fact, none of the eight cities that rank as top bubble risks are in the U.S.:. No. 1 on the bubble-risk list is Toronto, where housing prices have risen 50% over the past five years. San Francisco’s score in the UBS index is pulled out of bubble territory by the city’s “strong economic fundamentals amid the astonishing boom of tech companies,” according to UBS.

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Source: The Guradian

Nuclear risk at its highest since Cuban missile crisis, says ex-energy secretary

Saturday 15:26 GMT

The world has been lucky so far to escape the launch of nuclear weapons through miscalculation, but the odds of such a catastrophic accident are increasing, according to the former US energy secretary Ernest Moniz.

As a result, Moniz told the Guardian, the chance of nuclear use “is higher than it’s been since the Cuban missile crisis”. Moniz, who is now CEO and co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, pointed to a recent false alarm by Hawaii’s public alert system as the sort of technological glitch that could lead to fatal miscalculation.

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Source: BBC

Ovarian cancer link to paternal genes

Friday 19:07 GMT

Annwen Jones, Chief Executive of Target Ovarian Cancer, said: "These findings, if borne out by further research, would represent a significant step forward in ovarian cancer prevention, saving thousands of lives".

Currently, women with a strong family history of cancer can be tested for the BRCA gene, which greatly increases a woman's chance of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Angelina Jolie inherited BRCA1 from her mother - she had preventative surgery after her doctors estimated she had an 87% risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer.

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Source: DW

Ultra-processed food may increase cancer: French study

Friday 18:12 GMT

The study was the first to investigate the links between a risk in overall cancer, and breast cancer in particular, and an increase in highly-processed food intake.

Of the 19 European countries examined, British families bought the largest proportion of ultra-processed food, 50.7 percent, while the Portuguese were the lowest with 10.2 percent.

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Source: Common Domain

Ultra-processed’ foods linked with a higher risk of cancer and apps that make you richer

Friday 21:52 GMT

David Dayen, in a piece he wrote for The Nation, slams the Berkshire Hathaway boss — and those heaping praise upon him — for the inequality crisis in the United States.

A new study shows foods including desserts and chicken nuggets create higher risk. Women are more likely to get offered leadership roles in a crisis, a phenomenon known as the ‘glass cliff.’ A bipartisan Senate immigration proposal failed to advance Thursday, as did President Donald Trump’s rival proposal, leaving Congress with no clear path for addressing the fate of hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants.


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