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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Would you give up having children to save the planet? Meet the couples who have

The environmental toll of having even one child is enormous – 58.6 tonnes of carbon each year. So is going child-free the answer to our climate crisis? Gwynn Mackellen was 26 when she decided to get sterilised. It took the recycling consultant, who is based in California five years to…

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Anthony Bourdain, TV chef and travel host, found dead aged 61

CNN, which aired Bourdains show Parts Unknown, confirmed his death and said it was suicide The girlfriend of TV chef Anthony Bourdain has paid tribute to his brilliant, fearless spirit as friends and family reacted with shock to his death at the age of 61. CNN, which hosted Bourdains globetrotting…

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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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