Low and high carb diets increase risk of early death, study finds

(CNN)A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health. People on low-carb diets who replaced their carbohydrates with protein and fats from animals, such as with beef, lamb, pork, chicken…

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Modern myths about cancer from chemicals in food to wifi

The idea that lifestyle changes have made the disease more common is a gross exaggeration but increasingly prevalent. We separate fact from fiction Cancer is not up there with one species of dinosaur suffered from blood-vessel tumours and misinterpretations of some small studies and claims by self-styled wellness gurus that…

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Forget watches or Fitbits you can track your workout with a ring

U.S. soldiers deployed overseas will now have to make sure geolocation services on all their devices are turned off.Image: Getty Images U.S. troops deployed overseas will have to remember to turn off the GPS tracking services on their favorite wearable fitness device. It’s an order. The U.S. Department of Defense…

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Doctor in Netherlands ‘asked family to hold down euthanasia patient’

Medic is under investigation after report finds drug was also slipped into the womans drink A doctor is under criminal investigation over a potential breach of Dutch euthanasia laws after slipping a sleeping drug into a womans coffee before asking family members to hold her down to allow the insertion…

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‘They are devils’: China’s parents demand answers over vaccine scandal

Protest groups want to know how hundreds of thousands of faulty vaccines came to be used On Sunday, Mo Li, 27, was browsing Weibo when she saw the news: reportedly fell ill after being given out-of-date vaccines. In 2010, a newspaper in Shanxi province reported unrefrigerated vaccines had killed four…

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Undocumented immigrants on dialysis forced to cheat death every week

Denver (CNN)Every Monday morning, like clockwork, one of Lucia’s children or her husband drives her to the emergency room at Denver Health. Lucia (whose last name has been withheld at her request because of her family’s immigration status) is one of an estimated 6,500 undocumented immigrants in the United States…

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Ireland abortion referendum: close result expected in historic vote

Taoiseach says he is quietly confident as Ireland goes to the polls after hard-fought campaigns by both sides The people of Ireland are voting on Friday in a historic referendum on whether to repeal or retain a constitutional clause protecting the rights of the unborn that has produced one of…

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MPs call for Theresa May to permit poll on abortion in Northern Ireland

PM believes it would be wrong for Westminster to legislate on matter in devolved administration Theresa May was facing growing demands to allow a referendum on relaxing the abortion laws in Northern Ireland on Sunday after signalling that she will not risk alienating her DUP allies by letting MPs settle…

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104-year-old scientist David Goodall ‘welcomes death’ at Swiss clinic

Basel, Switzerland (CNN)A 104-year-old Australian scientist who is set to end his life at a clinic in Switzerland later this week told CNN that his life was no longer worth living and said he hoped his story would lead to the legalization of assisted dying in other countries. Why 104-year-old…

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Ireland has changed utterly: the cruel eighth amendment is history | Ivana Bacik

An end to our 35-year struggle for safe, legal abortion is at last in sight, writes senator and campaigner Ivana Bacik Ireland has spoken and we have made history. The clause inserted into our constitution in 1983 that bestowed on the unborn a right to life equal to that of…

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Irish people are using the #HomeToVote hashtag to share how far they’ve travelled for the abortion vote

There’s only one hashtag you should search through on Twitter today: #hometovote. The Irish diaspora is mobilising by travelling thousands of miles to return to Ireland to vote in the abortion referendum. And they are tweeting about their journeys using the hashtag.  The tweets make for very moving reading indeed.…

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104-year-old Australian scientist to fly to Switzerland to end life

(CNN)A 104-year-old Australian scientist has started his journey to Switzerland where he plans to end his life, saying he “greatly regrets” living to his advanced age. Euthanasia is still illegal in Australia, including in Goodall’s home state of Western Australia, although the state of Victoria plans to allow assisted dying…

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