Women with Allergan breast implants may sue over cancer link

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UK women claim they were not told enough about potential risk of rare breast cancer A group of more than 200 women are considering legal action over controversial breast implants that have been linked to a rare form of cancer. The women claim they were not sufficiently informed about the risks of textured Allergan implants, […]

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Are we finally waking up to the threat from the worlds deadliest infectious disease? | Nick Herbert

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The UNs first High-Level Meeting on tuberculosis is a positive step the way TB has been neglected is a scandal, writes Nick Herbert, co-chairman of the Global TB Caucus Imagine if the World Health Organization announced that a new, highly infectious airborne disease would claim 1.6 million lives over the next year. With no vaccine […]

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Their children were killed by an opioid user. They changed the entire system

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After Carmen and Bob Pack discovered the driver who hit their children had opioid pill prescriptions from six doctors, they sought to fix Californias drug-monitoring database Northern California was enjoying an Indian summer in late October 2003 when Carmen Pack set off with her two young children to find ice cream. Seven-year-old Alana was riding […]

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Zimbabwe declares state of emergency after cholera outbreak claims 20 lives

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Burst sewers prompt closure of schools and ban on meat and fish sales in Harare as council requests fresh water supplies Zimbabwe has declared a state of emergency after a cholera outbreak in the capital Harare killed 20 people and left more than 2,000 infected from contaminated drinking water. The government has also shut schools […]

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Back to the Futuro: the spaceship house that landed in Yorkshire

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Dreamed up in Finland and shaped like a flying saucer, Matti Suuronens house of the future turned out to be an impractical curio but its atomic-age aesthetics are still alluring Like jetpacks, flying cars and robot butlers, the Futuro was supposed to revolutionise the way we lived. Unlike those other staples of an imagined future, […]

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Zika epidemic sheds light on Brazil’s ‘invisible children’

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Exclusive: families of thousands of babies born with neurodevelopmental disorders may get help for first time Brazils invisible children, the thousands of babies born with neurodevelopmental disorders, have been brought out of the shadows by the Zika virus epidemic and their families may get help for the first time. Almost 4,000 babies were born in […]

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UNAids chief refuses to quit over handling of sexual misconduct claims

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Michel Sidib tells the Guardian the HIV epidemic could rebound without adequate funding The head of UNAids, who has been under pressure to resign over his handling of sexual harassment allegations within the agency, has told the Guardian he will not quit, saying that the United Nations agency that purports to champion the rights of […]

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Elvis Costello reveals cancer diagnosis as he cancels tour dates

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Small but very aggressive cancer has been operated on, but recovery forces songwriter to pull out of tour Elvis Costello has revealed he was recently diagnosed with a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy and has cancelled tour dates while he recovers from the subsequent treatment. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jul/06/elvis-costello-cancer-diagnosis-cancels-tour-dates

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All eyes on Canada as first G7 nation prepares to make marijuana legal

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From crime to health to business, Canadas decision to legalize marijuana is a grand progressive experiment that promises to answer a host of questions When Canopy Growth opened its first cannabis factory in an old chocolate plant near Ottawa four years ago, it did so predicting a bright future. Canada had already legalized medical marijuana, […]

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