Alcohol Increases, Exercise Decreases Breast Cancer Risk
One of the largest cancer prevention studies of its kind to date reached a sobering conclusion. Just one alcoholic drink per day can increase the risk of breast cancer in women. But researchers also concluded there are things women can do to decrease their risk of breast cancer.
The study by the American Institute for Cancer Research was a review of 119 prior studies involving 12 million women, 260,000 of who had developed breast cancer.
Lead author Anne... Tue, 23 May 2017 14:00:00 -0400
Pakistan Faces Challenges to Curb Militancy to Protect Chinese Investment
Pakistan views a project to expand its port in Gwadar and link it to China as a way to provide jobs and an economic boost to Balochistan, the country’s poorest province.
To get it built and functioning, though, the government needs to undercut a separatist insurgency and a variety of militant groups that have used poverty to fuel the flames of insurgency.
“If Pakistan is not able to control extremism in Balochistan, how could the government achieve the desired results it is currently... Tue, 23 May 2017 13:57:23 -0400
Philippines' Duterte Declares Martial Law in Southern Province
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law for 60 days in the southern province of Mindanao in response to fighting with militants linked to the Islamic State group, his spokesman said Tuesday.
The president's trip to Russia also will be cut short, spokesman Ernesto Abella said, speaking from Moscow.
The decision was taken after fighting raged between militants and Philippine troops in pursuit of Isnilon Hapilon, the Philippine head of the Islamic State... Tue, 23 May 2017 13:47:54 -0400
Shaka: Extra Time
We are live. In Extra Time Shaka answers your questions about politics in Africa. Tue, 23 May 2017 13:30:00 -0400
Instability, Abuse Force Thousands of Burundians to Flee Country
The United Nations refugee agency reports thousands of Burundians are fleeing instability and abuse in their country as funding to support growing numbers of refugees dries up.
The UNHRC warns deteriorating political and human rights conditions in Burundi are forcing increasing numbers of refugees to flee to neighboring countries in search of asylum. The agency reports more than 410,000 refugees have fled across borders over the past two years.
UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch says the... Tue, 23 May 2017 13:15:50 -0400
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