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San Juan Mayor: 'My People Are Dying Here'

San Juan Mayor: 'My People Are Dying Here'Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico talks with Rachel Maddow about the yawning gap between the harsh reality that Americans in Puerto Rico are dealing with and the impotence and inefficiency of the Trump administration's response.



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Zimbabwe's Mugabe says not going anywhere, not dying

Zimbabwe's Mugabe says not going anywhere, not dyingBy MacDonald Dzirutwe CHINHOYI, Zimbabwe (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Saturday said he was not stepping down nor dying and that there was no one with his political stature who could immediately take over from him. The 93-year-old leader has been in charge in the former British colony since independence in 1980. Mugabe told tens of thousands of supporters at a rally in the town of Chinhoyi, in his home province, that doctors were recently surprised by his “strong bone system.” He has traveled to Singapore three times this year for what officials say is routine medical treatment.



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Dying "Mother Ganga": India's holy river succumbs to pollution

Dying "Mother Ganga": India's holy river succumbs to pollutionBy Danish Siddiqui DEVPRAYAG/VARANASI/SAGAR ISLAND, India (Reuters) – India’s holy Ganges begins as a crystal clear river high in the icy Himalayas but pollution and excessive usage transforms it into toxic sludge on its journey through burgeoning cities, industrial hubs and past millions of devotees. Lokesh Sharma, a 19-year-old priest in Devprayag, a small hill town where two rivers converge to form the Ganges, is his family’s fourth generation to lead riverbank prayers. Devprayag is a heaven for me.



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Combat Photographer's Last Image Is Of Her Dying Moment

Combat Photographer's Last Image Is Of Her Dying MomentU.S. Army Spc. Hilda Clayton died doing what she loved.



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Bana Alabed after chemical attack: ‘My people are dying everyday as you watch’

Bana Alabed after chemical attack: ‘My people are dying everyday as you watch’A seven-year-old Syrian refugee has a message for world leaders after the chemical attack in Idlib: “It’s never too late. Save the people of Syria.”



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EU risks dying, needs new vigor and passion, says Pope Francis

EU risks dying, needs new vigor and passion, says Pope FrancisBy Crispian Balmer VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis told Europe’s leaders on Friday the continent faced a “vacuum of values” as they marked the EU’s 60th birthday, condemning anti-immigrant populism and extremism that he said posed a mortal threat to the bloc. Prime ministers and presidents from 27 EU member states have descended on Italy to mark the 1957 founding Treaty of Rome, receiving a papal blessing on the eve of the anniversary. “When a body loses its sense of direction and is no longer able to look ahead, it experiences a regression and, in the long run, risks dying,” Francis told the leaders gathered in an ornate, frescoed chamber in the heart of the Vatican.



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'Where's Winston?': Dying Mom's Last Words Launch Search for Missing Baby

'Where's Winston?': Dying Mom's Last Words Launch Search for Missing BabyCops say Mandi Mangas was shot dead by the father of her baby, who was allegedly kidnapped.



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The U.S. Military's Greatest Advantage Is Dying a Slow Death

The U.S. Military's Greatest Advantage Is Dying a Slow DeathAnd a new idea could revive it, but that's only half the battle.



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42% Fewer U.S. Women Are Dying of Breast Cancer

In the latest analysis of worldwide data from the World Health Organization, researchers led by Cecile Pizot from the International Research institute in Lyon, France, found that in 39 of the 47 countries studied, breast cancer death rates have declined from the 1980s to 2013. The report was presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium of the American Association for Cancer Research. In the U.S., for example, mortality dropped by 42% in that time. Encouragingly, mortality dropped more dramatically for women under age 50, but it’s not clear whether screening or treatments, or a combination of both, are responsible.

While it may make sense to assume that screening with mammography is contributing to early detection of cancer among younger women, Pizot notes that both New Zealand and Belgium had similar breast cancer mortality rates in the 1980s, and experienced similar declines in deaths. That’s despite the fact that New Zealand introduced widespread mammography screening in 1988 and Belgium didn’t do so until 2005. “The decline in mortality was the same irrespective of the introduction of mammography,” she says. “So our hypothesis is that screening mammography is not responsible for the decline in mortality.”

Other factors, including use of certain drug or other cancer treatments, may be at work. Pizot says that different health care systems, and differing strategies for managing cancer are also important to consider.

Equally significant are lifestyle factors that have also been implicated in breast cancer risk—things such as dietexercise and environmental exposure to potential cancer-causing agents including chemicals found in plastics or other products of everyday living. That may be a major reason for the rising death rates among women in South Korea, for example, which saw an 83% increase mortality rate during the study period. That higher rate could be attributed to the western lifestyle that’s been adopted in the country in recent decades, with the introduction of new environmental, dietary and industrial exposures that weren’t present before in the country’s largely pre-industrial, agricultural society.

While Pizot’s study does not delve into the reason for the discrepancies, the data suggest new areas of research and countries where scientists can focus their attention to better understand the most effective ways of lowering breast cancer deaths.

 

This article originally appeared on Time.com.


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Men’s self-image puts them in danger of dying from AIDS, research shows

By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Men’s self-image as strong, sexually active risk-takers means they are more likely to die from HIV/AIDS than are women, experts said on Wednesday, calling for more HIV workplace testing to reach men and greater efforts to change gender norms. Although six out of ten Africans with HIV are women, men are 25 percent more likely to die from the disease, according to research by the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in South Africa, which has the world’s biggest AIDS epidemic. “A lot has been achieved in the AIDS response, but we will be more successful if we put greater emphasis on engaging men and boys,” Dean Peacock, founding director of South African advocacy group Sonke Gender Justice, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
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