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Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

Health
A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $ 417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The verdict in the lawsuit brought by the California woman, Eva Echeverria, marks the largest sum awarded in a series of talcum powder lawsuit verdicts against Johnson & Johnson in courts around the U.S. Echeverria alleged Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn consumers about talcum powder's potential cancer risks. She used the company's baby powder on a daily basis beginning in the 1950s until 2016 and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007, according to court papers. Echeverria developed ovarian cancer as a "proximate r...
Employment at record high – but wages still weak

Employment at record high – but wages still weak

Business
The UK's jobless rate hit its lowest level since 1975 - but average earnings continued to lag behind inflation in the three months to June, official figures show.Wages grew by 2.1% compared with the same period last year, the Office for National Statistics said.This is a slight increase on the previous March to May quarter when the ONS revised down its preliminary figure to 1.9%.However, once inflation is taken into account, total pay in real terms sank by 0.5% both including and excluding bonuses.It comes a day after official data showed inflation remained unchanged in July at 2.6%. Economists had expected it to climb to 2.7%.The figures are significant as they show a continuation in the squeeze on living costs, largely thanks to the collapse in the pound following the Brexit vote, which ...
US report confirms 2016 as warmest year on record

US report confirms 2016 as warmest year on record

Science
A report compiled by a US government agency has confirmed that 2016 was the warmest year on record and the third year in a row of record global warmth.The heat was the result of long-term global warming and a strong El Niño weather phenomenon, the report said.Global surface and sea temperatures, sea levels and greenhouse gases levels were all at record highs, it added.The report comes after President Donald Trump announced plans for the US to quit the 2015 Paris climate accord.Animation: Climate change explained in six graphicsWhat is climate change?Mr Trump has previously dismissed climate change as "a hoax".The international report, State of the Climate in 2016, was compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and is based on contributions from nearly 500 scient
Penguin feathers record migration route

Penguin feathers record migration route

Science
How do you trace where a penguin has swum across the vastness of the Southern Ocean?The surprising answer is from the chemistry of a single tail feather.Incredibly, specific compounds in penguin feather proteins allow scientists to track the birds’ migration over many hundreds of kilometres. The plumage records a kind of "chemical passport" stamped with a signature of the locations visited.Dr Michael Polito, of Louisiana State University, US, told BBC News: "You can say: 'penguins are where they eat,' because a geochemical signature of their wintering area is imprinted into their feathers."Two species of penguin - Chinstraps and Adélies - are the focus of the study published this week in Biological Letters. These animals both live on islands surrounding Antarctica, and migrate extensively
Who will break Alan Shearer's Premier League goal record first?

Who will break Alan Shearer's Premier League goal record first?

Sports
Tuesday, August 1, 2017It was Peter Crouch with another zinger.The 36-year-old Stoke striker, who has 103 Premier League goals to his name, was asked by @DavidMaguire3 on Twitter when he would break Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 260 goals.This was his response.As durable as Crouchy has proven, though, it is doubtful he will carry on scoring until he's in his 60s.But could another of the Premier League's current forwards eclipse Shearer's total one day?We've looked at three of the most prolific modern day attackers to see how long it will take them to break the record if they carry on scoring at their current rate.Sergio Aguero has scored 122 Premier League goals in his six seasons – keep that up, and the 29-year-old would be 36 by the time he breaks Shearer's record.Romelu Lukaku