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Women under 35 face higher risk of breast cancer spreading – study

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Women diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 35 face a higher risk of it spreading, according to the first global study of its kind. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer, with 2.3 million people diag...

More than 700 firefighters battling wildfire spreading along California coast

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The main highway in southern California’s coastal mountains remained closed on Wednesday and evacuation orders were in place as a growing wildfire chewed through dry vegetation in the region. More than 760 firefighter...

Staff shortages spreading to all corners of UK business, survey finds

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Staff shortages are rippling out from the haulage, farming and hospitality sectors to almost all parts of the economy, putting “severe pressure” on medium-sized business across the UK, a new survey has warned. More th...

Trudeau lambasts far-right site for spreading Covid misinformation – video

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The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said Rebel News needed to take responsibility for polarising opinion across the country about coronavirus vaccines. After the official French-language federal leaders' elec...

Burning out: the silent crisis spreading among wildland firefighters

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Llew had never been so certain of his imminent death. It was going to hurt. The wildfire in central Washington had already bested the firefighting crews that morning, forcing everyone to retreat to safety zones. Then...

‘Spreading like a virus’: inside the EU’s struggle to debunk Covid lies

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In April 2020, near the start of the global pandemic, Felix Kartte was working 14-hour shifts as an EU policy officer, struggling to monitor a barrage of coronavirus-linked disinformation. Articles claiming that the p...

Facebook shut down our research into its role in spreading disinformation

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Last week, Facebook disabled our personal accounts, obstructing the research we lead at New York University to study the spread of disinformation on the company’s platform. The move has already compromised our work – ...

Delta variant of Covid spreading rapidly and detected in 74 countries

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The Delta variant of Covid-19, first identified in India, has been detected in 74 countries and continues to spread rapidly amid fears that it is poised to become the dominant strain worldwide. With outbreaks of the m...

Even with gravy so thick it needs spreading, my wife triumphs in the kitchen wars

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When my wife and I first got together, we came back from the shops starving and I offered to make her a stir-fry. I wanted to really impress her with something “cheffy” and so while she had a quick shower (expecting d...

India Covid variant spreading across England, data shows

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The coronavirus variant of concern first detected in India is continuing to spread across England, with cases emerging beyond “hotspot” areas, data suggests. The variant, known as B.1.617.2, is thought to be driving a...

Why is the new Covid variant spreading?

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The UK’s fine performance in sequencing Sars-CoV-2 genomes allows Public Health England to publish detailed analyses on the progress of variants and the latest report represents the changing of the guard. The B.1.1.7 ...

UK Covid scientists: variant found in India variant may be spreading faster than Kent strain

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Evidence is growing that a troubling variant of the coronavirus discovered in India is more transmissible than the variant first detected in Kent and which fuelled the UK’s second wave of infections and spread around ...

Beware the deadly new disease spreading across America: ‘Foxitis’

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For decades a debilitating disease has been spreading across America. Risk factors include being over 65, Republican and white. Symptoms include unhinged muttering, delusional thinking and an irresistible urge to stor...

Spreading faster, hitting harder – why young Brazilians are dying of Covid

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One month after Michel Castro’s premature brush with death, the coronavirus infection has receded but the nightmares persist. In them the 31-year-old father relives the spine-chilling scenes he witnessed as his Covid-...