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Barbie’s turning 50


Barbie, the classic Mattel doll, turns 50 on March 9. Generations of girls have cherished the beloved doll, who has modeled countless looks and had more than 100 careers.
If you’re a Barbie fan, we want to hear from you. Do you have a favorite doll or have you amassed a large collection? Do your children play with Barbie dolls?




Clean living way to beat cancer


Over 40% of breast and bowel cancer cases in rich countries are preventable through diet, physical activity and weight control alone, experts say.

Simple measures like cycling to work and swapping fatty foods for fruit can make all the difference for these and many other cancers, they say.

Globally, each year there are millions of these preventable cancer cases, the World Cancer Research Fund estimates.

Its report makes recommendations for “clean living” policies.

According to the report, about a third of the 12 most common cancers in high-income countries and about a quarter in lower income countries could be prevented through diet, exercise and weight control.

This includes cancers of the throat, lung and bowel.


After not smoking, it is clear that diet, physical activity and weight are the most important things people can do to reduce their cancer risk clip_image008

Professor Mike Richards
National Clinical Director for Cancer



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