The Daily Populous

Thursday December 7th, 2017 day edition

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Birth control may be increasing women’s chance of developing breast cancer by as much as 38 percent.

The study used an average of 10 years of data from more than 1.8 million Danish women.

After all, it means that nearly a quarter of American women are doing something that might increase their risk of developing breast cancer by a third—in theory.

Overall, the study found that women who used birth control had a 20 percent increase in their relative risk for developing breast cancer.

Women who had used hormonal birth control for less than a year had only a 9 percent increase in their relative risk, while women who had used birth control for more than 10 years had a 38 percent increase.

The paper did not make any note of whether birth control impacted mortality from breast cancer, Leath noted.

According to an editorial that accompanied the study in NEJM, birth control may actually be protective against cancer on the whole despite this increased risk for one type. »

Ryan Reynolds to Star in Pokemon Movie 'Detective Pikachu' (Exclusive)

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Ryan Reynolds is going to catch 'em all.

The Deadpool star has signed on to star in Legendary’s live-action Pokemon movie, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Reynolds joins Justice Smith, who will be seen in the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton in the movie, titled Detective Pikachu, based on the gaming franchise. »

United Nations official visiting Alabama to investigate 'great poverty and inequality'

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A United Nations official arrives in Alabama this week to investigate poverty, inequality and "barriers to political participation" in the state.

But despite great wealth in the US, there also exists great poverty and inequality," Alston said in a statement.

On Friday, Alston will go to Montgomery, for a meeting with local civil service and civil rights advocacy groups. »

Stipe Miocic slated to defend heavyweight title against Francis Ngannou at UFC 220

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Stipe Miocic will defend the belt against Francis Ngannou in the main event of UFC 220 on Jan. 20 in Boston, sources confirmed with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani on Wednesday.

Miocic (17-2) would set the UFC record for most consecutive heavyweight title defenses at three with a win over Ngannou.

That matchup has now been bumped down to the co-main event to make way for Miocic vs. Ngannou. »

Russia Is Aiding North Korea With Oil Imports, Ignoring U.S. Efforts To Isolate Kim Jong Un: Report

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The citizen journalists allegedly claimed that “massive amounts” of fuel are being imported through North Korea’s Ryanggang province from Russia.

Given the limited scope of the resolution, however, Russia is legally permitted to sell some oil to North Korea.

Providing North Korea with oil could be Russia’s way of rejecting the U.S. approach to pressuring North Korea, Brown added. »