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Hope for treating ‘deadliest form of cancer’ as scientists find drug combination ‘can shrink pancreatic tumours’


Hope has been raised for treating pancreatic cancer as scientists have found drugs that can shrink the killer tumours when taken together. Researchers found the one-two punch combination starves tumours of key nutrients needed to grow, and stops them adapting to survive. Both drugs – L-asparaginase and an MEK inhibitor – ...

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Climate change poses unprecedented health risks to children, major study warns


Children are still developing, leaving them more susceptible to disease and environmental pollutants’   Climate change poses an unprecedented health risk to children and is already having “persistent and pervasive” effects that will last throughout their lives, a major new study has warned. Without drastic reductions in emissions, escalating temperature increases will ...

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