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‘Cancer screening should be as easy as booking a flight’

‘Cancer screening should be as easy as booking a flight’

Health
Making an appointment for breast and cervical cancer screening should be as simple as booking a plane ticket online, says the man behind an overhaul of the current system in England.Prof Sir Mike Richards said text reminders and out-of-hours appointments were also a good idea.Cervical screening or smear-test rates are at their lowest for a decade.His interim report calls for technology to be used to stop the decline so more lives can be saved.There are three national cancer screening programmes in England: Cervical screening - offered to women aged 25 to 64, every three years for women aged up to 49 and every five years from 50 to 64 Breast screening - offered to women aged 50 to 70, with women over 70 able to self-refer for scre...
Jennifer Hudson QUITS The Voice after three years: ‘It wasn’t an easy decision’

Jennifer Hudson QUITS The Voice after three years: ‘It wasn’t an easy decision’

Entertainment
The singer, 37, was offered a big-money deal to return to the panel but has said she is too busy.An insider told us: “Jennifer has absolutely loved her time on The Voice but she’s decided not to return.“It wasn’t an easy decision. She would love to continue doing the show. But she has a lot on and something had to give. “She quit the American version last year and now she’s had to walk away from the UK series too.”Being a coach on The Voice has made Jennifer one of TV’s most popular stars. FAME: Being a coach on The Voice has made Jennifer one of TV’s most popular stars. (Pic: Getty) But last month she admitted her future on the show was in doubt.The star is a mum to son David, nine, and has a string of music and film projects on the go. She said: “This year has been challenging. I
Where ordering cannabis is easy as booking a taxi

Where ordering cannabis is easy as booking a taxi

Technology
Ordering cannabis in Los Angeles is now as easy as booking a taxi.Click on an app, choose your preferred product, pay for it and then sit back and wait for it to be delivered to your door.Eaze is just one of several firms taking advantage of the legalisation of cannabis, for which the people of California voted overwhelmingly in favour in 2016.Since January last year, when the use of recreational cannabis became legal across the state, the start-up has seen an 80% increase in sign-ups.It had run a limited medicinal cannabis delivery service for two decades, with anyone who wanted to order having to download medical evidence that they needed it.But now the mood has changed and 10 states around the US have made recreational cannabi...