The Daily Populous

Thursday December 5th, 2019 night edition

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Women who regularly use permanent hair dye could be increasing their risk of breast cancer up to 60 percent, according to scientists writing in the International Journal of Cancer.

A study based on the medical records of more than 45,000 women found a positive correlation between permanent hair dye and breast cancer—particularly among those who are black.

"Many of us have worried that the chemicals in especially the permanent hair dyes and hair straighteners have the potential to cause cancer.".

Taken as a group women who regularly dyed their hair appeared to be increasing their risk of developing breast cancer by 9 percent.

However, for black women, the risk of developing breast cancer was significantly higher—at 45 percent.

Dark hair dye was associated with a 51 percent increase in risk for black women and an 8 percent in risk for white women.

Though, as the study authors point out, this is likely to affect black women more as chemical straighteners are used by black women more than they are by white women. »

Subreddit That Hates on ‘Game of Thrones’ Is the Most Popular TV Subreddit of 2019

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According to Reddit’s 2019 Year in Review report, which was released Wednesday, the “Freefolk” subreddit is the most popular of the platform’s TV communities, with the “Game of Thrones” subreddit coming in at No. 2 for the year.

As you can see, reality TV had a big year on Reddit, with seven of those 10 slots belonging to unscripted programming.

Fun fact: The Freefolk subreddit, the king of this year’s TV communities, didn’t even crack the Top 10 last year when looking at unique views. »

Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced’, cancels press conference and leaves Nato summit early after video of world leaders making fun of him

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Donald Trump has reacted furiously to footage of world leaders apparently making fun of him, calling Justin Trudeau “two-faced” then cancelling a press conference and cutting short his attendance at a Nato summit.

Nonetheless, Nato had had a “tremendous” two days, with leaders pledging to contribute more money to the alliance, Mr Trump insisted.

In his own press conference, Mr Johnson dismissed suggestions that he and other leaders had been joking about Mr Trump as “complete nonsense”. »

We need to halve emissions by 2030. They rose again in 2019.

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The world likely needs to halve greenhouse-gas emissions within the next decade to prevent dangerous levels of global warming.

Meanwhile, India’s emissions likely increased 1.8% this year, which would at least mark a sharp decline from the 8% growth the year before.

Deeper commitments to emissions reductions will be the central subject of the UN climate conference in 2020. »