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Half of people in Britain born after 1960 will get cancer, study shows

Cancer Research paper factors in future population changes such as more of us growing older and changes in lifestyle habits<p>One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, according to Cancer Research UK, which says more effort must be made to prevent people getting the disease …


Once A Vaccine Skeptic, This Mom Changed Her Mind

The ongoing measles outbreak linked to Disneyland has led to some harsh comments about parents who don't vaccinate their kids. But Juniper Russo, a writer in Chattanooga, Tenn., says she understands those parents because she used to be one of them.<p>"I know what it's like to be scared and just want …

Public Health

The Psychology Behind Why Some Kids Go Unvaccinated

As the country grapples with a growing outbreak of measles, <i>Morning Edition</i> delves into what works and what doesn't — and what might get people to vaccinate their kids.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>As this country is grappling with the growing outbreak of measles, we have decided to take a look at …

Church of England

MPs vote in favour of 'three-person embryo' law

In historic debate Commons votes for controversial change to genetics law to allow mitochondrial transfer<p>MPs have voted in favour of making Britain the first country in the world to permit IVF babies to be created using biological material from three different people to help prevent serious genetic …


Symmetry, and breaking it

How symmetries, and broken symmetries, help physics to be objective and help me to keep my equanimity<p>Symmetry is a very important idea in physics; it lies behind basic laws such as the conservation of energy, and behind the state-of-the-art theory of particle physics, the Standard Model.<p>If a system …