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Stomach cancer can be treated using tomato extracts: study

Tomato extracts can inhibit the growth and malignant cloning of stomach cancer cells, according to a new study that paves the way for novel therapies to treat the deadly disease.   Researchers analysed whole tomato extracts for their ability to tackle gastric cancer cell lines.   “Their antitumoral effect seem not related to specific components, such as lycopene, but rather ...

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Quit Tobacco for Ramadan and for life

Help is at hand in the run up to Ramadan for Muslims to receive support in quitting tobacco before the holy month begins. Ramadan is one of the most important events of the Islamic calendar as it is a time for fasting, praying, forgiveness and purification. It is seen as a time to start positive habits, making it an ideal ...

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General election: Labour’s ‘£7.4bn a year extra for NHS’

Labour says it will spend an extra £37bn on the NHS in England over the next five years if it wins power. The investment, including £10bn on upgrading IT systems and repairing buildings, would be funded by tax increases and capital borrowing. Jeremy Corbyn blamed the NHS cyber attack on “Tory cuts”, promising a service “fit for the modern day”. ...

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French regulator says up to 4,100 children victims of epilepsy drug

An estimated 2,150 to 4,100 children in France suffered a major malformation in the womb between 1967 and 2016 after their mothers took a treatment against epilepsy and bipolar disorders known as valproate, France’s drug regulator said on Thursday. Valproate, which has been manufactured in France by Sanofi under the brand Depakine in the field of epilepsy and Depakote and ...

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Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country’s north-east, the WHO says. The Congolese health ministry had notified the WHO of a “lab-confirmed case” of Ebola, it added on Twitter. More than 11,000 people died in the Ebola outbreak in West ...

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Violence flares at anti-Maduro motorised protests

Thousands of Venezuelans in cars and motorbikes have filled roads across the country in motorised protests against president Nicolas Maduro. Riot police on motorbikes fired teargas against opposition demonstrators and blocked their motorcade in the capital, Caracas, where a bus was also set on fire. There were clashes in Valencia and other Venezuelan cities. Nearly 40 people have been killed ...

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US appeals court to review Trump revised travel ban

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments on Monday over President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries, the second such court to review Trump’s directive over the past week. A three-judge 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals panel, made up entirely of judges appointed by Democratic former President Bill ...

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Qatar emir urges political solution to refugee problem

Millions of refugees have fled their countries and homes to escape oppression, persecution and natural disasters in search of a better life, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani said at the opening of the 17th Doha Forum. Attendants of the forum, under the theme “Development, Stability and Refugee Crisis,” included Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, ...

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North Korean new long-range missile can carry heavy nuclear warhead

North Korea has claimed that the missile it tested on Sunday was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead.   The missile, launched at a steep angle, reached an altitude of 2,000km (1,242 miles) and travelled about 700km, landing in the sea west of Japan.   North Korea said on Monday it was a test ...

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Mahmoud Abbas kicks off India visit

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas began a three-day visit to India on Monday with a tour of an IT facility that is helping Ramallah build a high-end tech hub.   Abbas, who arrived late Sunday, will hold talks on the Middle East peace process, among other issues, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in coming days.   But his first stop was ...

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