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Day: February 18, 2017

Pancreatic cancer: What are the symptoms of silent killer set to kill more than breast tumours
ENGLISH, Life Style

Pancreatic cancer: What are the symptoms of silent killer set to kill more than breast tumours

    Pancreatic cancer will claim an increasing number of lives over the next decade and overtake breast cancer to become the fourth most deadly form of the disease overall, a charity has warned. It is often difficult to diagnose pancreatic cancer early enough to stop it from spreading, because the symptoms are so vague. A lack of new diagnosis methods means that by 2026, 11,279 people are predicted to die every year from the disease a 28 per cent rise on the 8,817 in 2014, said Pancreatic Cancer UK. The only live-saving treatment available for pancreatic cancer is an operation to remove the tumour. However, in 92 per cent of cases, the cancer is not caught early enough for surgery, meaning it has the lowest survival rate of all cancers. The signs of pancreatic cancer, sometime...
Cash in your stash of old £1 coins before they become useless
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Cash in your stash of old £1 coins before they become useless

    Hoarders with stashes of £1 coins are being warned to cash them in as they will soon be useless. The familiar round Pound will start disappearing next month when the new 12-sided version is rolled out. And the old one will cease to be legal tender from October 15 , meaning it can no longer be spent. The switch has raised fears that millions of children with piggy banks, elderly people with jars of savings and householders who keep loose change for odd purchases will be out of pocket. The speedy handover is designed to keep a step ahead of forgers who have mastered how to replicate the original with an estimated £45 million worth of fake £1 coins in circulation. New £1 coins ALREADY selling for hundreds on eBay and they're not even out in the UK yet The speedy roll out is t...
Access to potentially life-saving clinical trials at risk for 600,000 patients after Brexit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Access to potentially life-saving clinical trials at risk for 600,000 patients after Brexit

    More than 600,000 patients a year could be denied access to potentially life-saving clinical trials after Brexit, medical research organisations have warned. New regulations are set to make it significantly easier for drug companies to test pioneering new treatments in EU countries sparking concerns the UK will be bypassed altogether when it leaves the bloc. Many patients, including those with cancer, diabetes and rare diseases, benefit greatly from access to drugs in late stages of testing that are not yet available on the NHS. But Beth Thompson, senior policy adviser at the Wellcome Trust, which funds medical research, told The Independent: There is a real risk that patients will miss out when the new EU rules come into operation late next year. It’s going to become more...
Donald Trump says fake news media is enemy of the American people
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump says fake news media is enemy of the American people

    Donald Trump has branded his critics in the US press not my enemy but the enemy of the American people, in a tweet that came a day after he launched a sustained attack on the media during a White House press conference. In his latest barb aimed at US journalists, the Republican billionaire took to Twitter to accuse reporters of publishing fake news and singled out several broadcasters for criticism. Mr Trump wrote: The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! Mr Trump has frequently attacked the media but has never before called it an enemy of the American public. It comes a day after an astonishing news conference in which the US President criticised the press and commented on the nature of rep...
EU lauds Dhaka’s role in maintaining global peace, security
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

EU lauds Dhaka’s role in maintaining global peace, security

    The European Union (EU) has highly appreciated Bangladesh’s role in maintaining global peace and security as one of the highest troops and police contributing countries for the UN peacekeeping operations. Both sides agreed to intensify collaboration on matters of regional and global interests such as connectivity, migration, terrorism. These issues came up for discussion at the second diplomatic consultations between Bangladesh and the EU held in Brussels recently. Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific at the European External Action Service (EEAS) Gunnar Wiegand led the EU delegation, while the Bangladeshi delegation was led by Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque, said a foreign ministry press release on Saturday. Both sides recognised that adoption of the 2030 Agen...
Young man killed in mass fight in Brent Cross
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Young man killed in mass fight in Brent Cross

    A murder investigation has been launched after a young man was killed during a mass fight on a suburban street in north London. Police rushed to Heathfield Gardens, where houses cost around £1 million, at around 7.15pm on Friday following reports of a number of males fighting. They found a man in his early 20s with a serious gash on his neck. He was taken to hospital in an ambulance but later died. Police said they do not know exactly what caused the wound at this stage. Enquiries are underway to trace and inform the victim’s family, while formal identification and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course. Two men were arrested on suspicion of affray and remain in custody at a north London police station. Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command ...