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How the humble cabbage can stop cancers

How the humble cabbage can stop cancers

Health
Scientists say they have discovered why some vegetables - including cabbage, broccoli and kale - can reduce the risk of bowel cancers. That cruciferous veg is good for the gut has never been in doubt but a detailed explanation has been elusive. The team at the Francis Crick Institute found anti-cancer chemicals were produced as the vegetables were digested.Cancer Research UK said there were plenty of reasons to eat more veg.The work focused on how vegetables alter the lining of the intestines, by studying mice and miniature bowels growing in the lab.Like the skin, the surface of the bowels is constantly being regenerated in a process that takes four to five days.But this constant renewal needs to be tightly controlled, otherwise it could lead to cancer or...
More states sue to stop online plans for 3D-printed guns

More states sue to stop online plans for 3D-printed guns

Technology
More states are suing the Trump administration to dissolve a settlement it reached with a company that wants to post instructions online for making 3D-printed firearms that are hard to trace and detect. Mostly Democratic attorneys general from 19 states, plus the District of Columbia, filed an amended complaint Friday asking a judge make it illegal to share plans on creating printable plastic weapons. One Republican — Colorado's attorney general — joined the lawsuit. It comes days after U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik blocked the plans from being released until Aug. 28. He has scheduled an Aug. 21 hearing on the states' request to reverse the U.S. State Department's agreement with Austin, Texas-based Defense Distributed. The settlement jeopardizes states' ability to enforce...
3 charts that show why the US should stop ignoring its debt problem

3 charts that show why the US should stop ignoring its debt problem

Finance
By most measures, the U.S. economic outlook is bright. GDP (gross domestic product) growth could exceed 4 percent in the second quarter, unemployment is at decade-lows and wages are ticking up. But one figure paints a darker picture: U.S. national debt. Gross federal debt stands at a massive $ 21.2 trillion. Economists and policymakers are increasingly urging the U.S. government to address the debt now while the economy is on solid footing and before the next crisis hits. "Even if you think that public debt just doesn't matter to economic outcomes, the thing you have to...
Fan falls through bus stop in London celebrating England’s World Cup quarter-final win over Sweden

Fan falls through bus stop in London celebrating England’s World Cup quarter-final win over Sweden

Sports
TIMBER! Try not to laugh too hard watching this chap take an unfortunate tumble literally through a bus stop in London However you choose to celebrate England reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup, please do so in a responsible manner. Gareth Southgate’s men are guaranteed to equal their best ever World Cup finish since 1990, after victory over Sweden on Saturday secured their place in the last four in Russia. England will play their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 where they will face the winners of the Russia v Croatia game Goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli sent Sweden packing in Samara in a what was an emphatic performance. While the majority of English fans at home are celebrating by drenching themselves in over-price...
NHS England to stop 'ineffective' treatments

NHS England to stop 'ineffective' treatments

Health
Tonsils removal, breast reductions and snoring surgery will be offered to far fewer patients from next year, under plans being drawn up by NHS England.Officials are to discuss proposals to stop or reduce 17 routine procedures deemed to be "ineffective or risky".The treatment will be offered only if it is judged to be of "compelling" benefit and there are no alternatives. NHS England said the move would affect about 100,000 people every year and free up an estimated £200m. The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) said cutting back on certain procedures would cost the economy more as people would be unable to work without surgery.Patients at risk of serious harm from their condition will continue to be offered treatment.It follows reviews la...