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Murdoch's Fox increases Sky bid to £24.5bn in takeover battle

Murdoch's Fox increases Sky bid to £24.5bn in takeover battle

Business
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has increased its offer for UK broadcaster Sky to £24.5bn, topping a previous offer from rival bidder Comcast.US media giant Comcast made a £22bn offer for Sky in February, trumping a previous offer from Fox, which valued Sky at £18.5bn.Fox is expecting to get regulatory approval from Britain this week for the deal.Fox said Sky's independent committee had agreed the deal.Fox has been trying to get approval from UK regulators since 2016 to buy the 61% of Sky it does not own already.The bid was held up by fears that it could give Mr Murdoch too much power over UK media.Fox has been trying to address those concerns through concessions, including selling Sky News to Disney once the deal is complete.In June, ...
10-year study shows obesity increases risk for 12 cancers

10-year study shows obesity increases risk for 12 cancers

Health
May 24 (UPI) -- A new report by the World Cancer Research Fund Thursday links excessive body fat to 12 types of cancers, at a time it says obesity is on the rise globally. The report Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective examines a decade of research linking cancer prevention to diet and lifestyle, and is the third to address the subject. The first and second reports were published in 1997 and 2007. Thursday's report found obesity increases humans' risk of getting 12 cancers -- in the mouth, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, colorectum, breast, ovary, endometrium, prostate and kidney. The prevalence of obesity, it said, has increased at a rate faster than ever before. "In 2016, an estimated 1.97 billion adults and over 338 million children an...
Study finds infertility increases risk of death in women

Study finds infertility increases risk of death in women

Health
Nov. 1 (UPI) -- New research from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine have found that women who have experienced infertility are at an increased risk of death.The study will be presented this week at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress & Expo in San Antonio.Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn analyzed data form 78,214 women enrolled in the National Cancer Institute's Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer screening trial between 1992 and 2001, who were then followed for 13 years. About 14.5 percent of women in the study reported infertility problems."While associations between infertility and overall health have been noted in the male population, until now, the relationship between a woman's fertility and her over...
More lenient concealed carry laws linked with increases in homicide rate, study finds

More lenient concealed carry laws linked with increases in homicide rate, study finds

Science
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- More permissive concealed carry laws -- those that grant greater access to concealed firearms -- are associated with increased homicide rates, according to new research.Researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health analyzed the relationship between changes in gun laws and the firearm-related homicide rates in all 50 states between 1991 and 2015.Concealed firearm permits are issued in all 50 states, but some state laws provide local police with a greater amount of discretion in deciding whether to issue someone a license."May issue" laws are on the books in nine states; in these states, law enforcement officials can decline to issue a concealed carry license to anyone they deem to be at risk of committing violence, whether or not they have a criminal history....
Millions who buy health insurance brace for sharp increases

Millions who buy health insurance brace for sharp increases

Health
Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year of double-digit premium increases, and their frustration is boiling over. Some are expecting premiums for 2018 to rival a mortgage payment. What they pay is tied to the price of coverage on the health insurance markets created by the Obama-era law, but these consumers get no protection from the law's tax credits, which cushion against rising premiums. Instead they pay full freight and bear the brunt of market problems such as high costs and diminished competition. On Capitol Hill, there's a chance that upcoming bipartisan hearings by Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., can produce legislation offering some relief. But it...