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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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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‘Tourists go home, refugees welcome’: why Barcelona chose migrants over visitors

Increasingly it is tourism, not immigration, that Barcelonans see as a threat to their citys identity, though numbers of both have skyrocketed in recent years Early last year, around 150,000 people in Barcelona marched to demand that the Spanish government allow more refugees into the country. Shortly afterwards, Tourists go…

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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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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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