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Womb cancer deaths ‘are rising’

BBC News The number of women dying from cancer of the womb – known as uterine cancer – has increased by nearly 18% in the past decade, according to the charity Cancer Research UK. Data showed that more cases are … Continue reading

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Diabetes complications ‘at record high’

BBC News Rates of stroke and kidney failure in people with diabetes have surged in England, according to new analysis by Diabetes UK. An audit of 1.9 million people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes found more than 13,000 … Continue reading

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Palmer says green groups funded by CIA

Malcolm Farr The West Mining magnate Clive Palmer has accused the United States government of funding environmental group Greenpeace via the CIA to undermine Australia’s coal mining sector. Mr Palmer made the extraordinary claim over Greenpeace’s plan to use the … Continue reading

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More children now living with ‘life-limiting’ conditions

Paula Gould EurekAlert The number of children with conditions such as muscular dystrophy, neurodegenerative disorders or severe cerebral palsy who are surviving into adulthood has been underestimated, a new study shows. Research led from the University of Leeds, has shown … Continue reading

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Get Kony goes viral: questions raised about charity’s social media blitz

Sydney Morning Herald It’s the social media campaign against a murderous rebel leader that’s caught the attention of celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian, and their hordes of young fans. But while millions around the world showed … Continue reading

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Cancer patients ‘relying on charity handouts’ for fuel

Source: BBC News Cancer patients are relying more on charity handouts as they struggle to pay rising fuel bills, figures reveal. Macmillan Cancer Support said it had paid out £2,548,563 to 12,669 cancer patients during 2011, up from £1.4m to … Continue reading

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Council urges civility, threatens priest with police removal

Source: Pensacola Digest So, a priest walks into a city council meeting — stop me if you’ve heard this one — and is nearly hauled away by the police for speaking calmly to his elected officials. Hilarious, right? Father Nathan … Continue reading

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Breadline Scotland: Thousands of families to be given food handouts because they can no longer make ends meet

Source: DailyRecord Thousands of Scots are to get food handouts because they can no longer make ends meet. Jobcentres have been told to send desperate families to charity food banks. Benefit cuts, unemployment and rising living costs mean an increasing … Continue reading

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They really are growing up fast: Pressures of modern world are eroding childhood

Source: Daily Mail Calls for initiatives to ensure that children’s outdoor play and connection to nature are encouraged All forms of marketing directed at children up to at least age seven ‘should be banned’ Children are growing up too quickly … Continue reading

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