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Tuesday October 12nd, 2021 night edition

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A new cancer treatment can wipe out tumours in terminally ill head and neck cancer patients, scientists have discovered.

Scientists found the combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab medications led to a reduction in the size of tumours in terminally ill head and neck cancer patients.

In some, their cancer vanished altogether, with doctors stunned to find no detectable sign of disease.

Combining the two immunotherapy drugs could prove an effective new weapon against several forms of advanced cancer, experts believe.

Results from other trials of the drug combination have previously suggested similar benefits for terminally ill kidney, skin and bowel cancer patients.

About 12,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with head and neck cancer every year and many will be diagnosed at advanced stages.

“We will need to do longer follow-up to see whether we can demonstrate a survival benefit across all patients in the trial. »

Bolsonaro blocks free tampons and pads for disadvantaged women in Brazil

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Bolsonaro vetoed part of a bill that would have given sanitary products at no charge to groups including homeless people, prisoners and teenage girls at state schools.

She was among politicians and other groups outraged by justifications given for the veto – including that giving free sanitary products to poor girls and women would “favour a certain group”.

“Many students are prevented from studying because they stop attending school due to not having a sanitary pad. »

Parent sues school district after child contracts COVID-19

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WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A parent has sued a southeastern Wisconsin school district after her son contracted COVID-19 from a classmate.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Shannon Jensen filed the lawsuit in federal court against the Waukesha School District and school board on Oct. 5.

Jensen is seeking an injunction ordering the district to comply with U.S. Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 guidelines. »

Robert Reich: American Workers Are on Strike Over 'Low-Wage S*** Jobs'

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American workers are engaged in "the equivalent of a general strike," former Labor Secretary Robert Reich has argued, following unexpectedly low U.S. employment figures.

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"In other words," Reich wrote, "many American workers are now engaged in the equivalent of a general strike.". »