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Cancer deaths in the U.S. cost $94B in lost earnings in 2015

Cancer deaths in the U.S. cost $94B in lost earnings in 2015

Health
July 3 (UPI) -- Cancer continues to take a high financial burden and drastic personal toll on the United States, a new study says. Deaths from cancer among people between age 16 and 84 cost the U.S. nearly 9 million years of life and more than $ 94 billion in lost earnings in 2015, according to research published Wednesday in JAMA Oncology. In all, the 492,146 cancer deaths that year averaged out to $ 191,900 in lost earnings for each death. "Years of life lost and lost earnings were high for many cancers for which there are modifiable risk factors and effective screening and treatment, which suggests that a substantial proportion of our current national mortality burden is potentially avoidable," Farhad Islami, a researcher at the American Cancer Society and study author, said in a new...
Protecting U.S. coastal communities from sea level rise will cost $400 billion

Protecting U.S. coastal communities from sea level rise will cost $400 billion

Science
June 21 (UPI) -- To protect themselves from the inevitable threat of rising sea levels, coastal communities in the United States will have to shell out more than $ 400 billion, according to a new report released by the Center for Climate Integrity. Authors of the new report estimate 50,000 miles of coastal barriers will need to be built across 22 states over the next two decades. The report, compiled with the help of engineering firm Resilient Analytics, organizes the costs by city, county, congressional district and state. Not surprisingly, researchers with the Center for Climate Integrity expect Florida to pay the steepest price -- more than $ 75 billion -- to protect its coastal communities from rising seas. For the report, researchers relied on moderate sea-level rise projections and...
Climate change: Emissions target could cost UK £1tn, warns Hammond

Climate change: Emissions target could cost UK £1tn, warns Hammond

Science
The chancellor has warned Theresa May that reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 could cost the UK more than £1tn. The Financial Times reports that the PM wants to introduce the legislation to Parliament next week as "one of her most important legacies". Philip Hammond has written to her, saying it would mean less money for schools, police and hospitals. The Committee on Climate Change recommended the target in May. The BBC's assistant political editor Norman Smith said next week would see the first stage in the process of making this new target law - but any legislation would "have to wait until after Mrs May and after Brexit, so it could still be some time off". The CCC, which is the independent adviser to government on climate change, p
Manchester United transfer news: Romelu Lukaku will cost Inter Milan around £80million – reports

Manchester United transfer news: Romelu Lukaku will cost Inter Milan around £80million – reports

Sports
PAY UP New Inter boss Antonio Conte is believed to have made the Belgium striker his number one transfer target this summer Manchester United are prepared to let Romelu Lukaku leave if a club pays close to £80million for him, according to reports. New Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is believed to be eyeing a big-money move for the Belgium international this summer. Getty Romelu Lukaku struggled for form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Conte tried to re-sign Lukaku from Everton during his time as Chelsea boss in 2017, but the striker opted to join United in a £75million deal. The Times report that Inter are expected to make a formal approach for Lukaku, who has been in and out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team, next week. United are understo
Trade war escalation ‘to cost households £656 a year’

Trade war escalation ‘to cost households £656 a year’

Business
The average US household will be left $ 831 (£656) worse off as a result of the latest hikes in tariffs on Chinese goods in the nations' trade war, according to economists.The New York Federal Reserve released its calculation hours after president Donald Trump revealed a further $ 16bn (£12.6bn) aid package for US farmers hit by the conflict to date - with soybean and beef producers among those feeling the worst losses to date. The sum was on top of $ 11bn (£8.7bn) in compensation agreed last year after the trade war escalated.