The Daily Populous

Sunday July 9th, 2023 evening edition

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Liver cancer is now the fastest rising cause of cancer death in the UK, warns the British Liver Trust.

Since the early 1970s, liver cancer mortality rates have more than tripled.

“The key drivers for the increase in cases and deaths are alcohol and obesity,” said Pamela Healy, chief executive of the British Liver Trust.

The British Liver Trust has submitted evidence on the rising rates of liver cancer to an inquiry by the parliamentary health and social care committee into future cancer care, which is examining innovations in diagnosis and treatment.

It says the biggest risk factor for developing liver cancer is liver disease, which can be reversible through lifestyle changes including reduced alcohol consumption and weight loss.

It points out alcohol is a group 1 carcinogen which causes at least seven types of cancer.

Figures compiled by Cancer Research show the mortality rates for liver cancer per 100,000 of population in the UK have increased from 6.4 in 2007-09 to 9.3 in 2017-19. »

Suspended Twitter account tracking Elon Musk’s jet moves to Threads

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July 8 — Jack Sweeney, the creator of an account tracking Elon Musk’s private jet in real time, has moved to Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter-rival Threads after being suspended from Twitter last year.

read Sweeney’s first post on Thursday from the account handle @elonmusksjet, which had over 21,000 followers as of Saturday morning.

In December Twitter Inc, owned by Musk, suspended the ElonJet account, with the billionaire threatening legal action against the account’s operator after saying his son had been mistakenly followed by a “crazy stalker”. »

Delaware man arrested for assaulting 2 state troopers, biting K9 following traffic stop

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WILMINGTON, Delaware (WPVI) -- Delaware State Police arrested a man on Saturday after officials say he assaulted two state troopers and bit a K9 dog following a traffic stop.

Officials say 47-year-old Jamal Wing of Wilmington, Delaware, was arrested for felony resisting arrest, assaulting troopers, and a DUI.

Officials say the driver, identified as Wing, forcibly resisted arrest when troopers and a state police K9 were detaining him. »

Turkey Frees Ukrainian Commanders, Russia Expresses Displeasure

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has returned home from his visit to Turkey, bringing back five commanders from Ukraine's former garrison in Mariupol.

However, Russia has criticized the move, claiming that it violates the terms of a prisoner exchange agreement that was brokered last year.

In September, Russia released some of the commanders in a prisoner exchange facilitated by Turkey, with the condition that they remain in Turkey until the conflict's end. »