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Processed meat rank alongside smoking as cancer causes aEUR” WHO

UN health body says bacon, sausages and ham among most carcinogenic substances along with cigarettes, alcohol, asbestos and arsenic Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organisation has said, placing cured and processed meat in the same category as asbestos, alcohol, arsenic and tobacco. The report …

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Finland is the happiest country in the world, says UN report

Finland has overtaken Norway to become the happiest nation on earth, according to a UN report. The 2018 World Happiness Report also charts the steady decline of the US as the world’s largest economy grapples with a crisis of obesity, substance abuse and depression. The study reveals the US has slipped to 18 th place, …

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Sugar is poison. My heart attack has finally opened my eyes to the truth | Giles Fraser: Loose canon

Loose canon: Globally, diabetes has almost quadrupled in 35 years and yet the multibillion-dollar sugar industry is happy to keep us in the dark about why I am now a member of the zipper club. I know, I thought it sounded rude too. But apparently its the club name for those of us who have …

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Getty Images orders manner photographers not to alter body shapes

Agency repudiates Photoshop pictures as new French law requires that they be clearly labelled The model who emerged as a driving force in protecting young women in the industry from pressure to become dangerously thin has welcomed a move by one of the world’s most influential photo agencies to ban doctored images. The move by …

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UK population to hit 70 million in less than a decade

The UKs population will pass 70 million in less than a decade, according to projections, as demographers say the number of people living in the country is increasing steadily due to a combination of natural growth, ageing and the indirect impact of the expansion of the European Union. Natural growth more births than demises and …

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Coffee cuts hazard of succumbing from stroke and heart disease, analyze indicates

Coffee a day keeps the doctor away? Perhaps, but benefits may be down to lifestyles rather than the brew itself, researchers say People who drink coffee have a lower risk of succumbing from a host of causes, including heart disease, stroke and liver disease, research suggests but experts say its unclear whether the health boost …

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