The bad news is that cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide.
The good news is that death rates from cancer in the U.S. have declined steadily over the last 25 years, according to the American Cancer Society.
This notable drop of about 1.5% per year has a lot to do with lifestyle changes.
Certain cancers are determined by genetics, which means it is out of our control to prevent it from occurring.
However, in many instances the food we eat, the lifestyles we live, and the chemicals we breathe and ingest can dramatically increase the risk of some cancers.
Business Insider recently delved deeper into the medical world to determine which known carcinogens (cancer causers) and other factors can increase that risk. Based on that report, here are 11 things that could be linked to cancer:
Sugar. Eating too much sugar has been linked to diabetes and weight gain, but those are not the only health risks that come with polishing off all those bags of sweets or drinking sodas.
Consuming too much sugar can also damage cells, increasing your chances of developing cancer.
Processed foods. The chances are that if the food you are eating has little to no resemblance to its original form (a piece of fruit or vegetable) it is probably bad for your health.
Foods that have been plastic wrapped to last for ages on the shelves have also been linked to certain cancers. This could be from the ingredients that give the items their extended shelf life or the plastic packaging they come in.
Smoking. By now you probably know just how bad smoking is for your health and that it can cause cancer. However, it is not just smokers who are at risk.
Tobacco smoke contains at least 70 chemicals that can cause cancer, putting people who inhale secondhand smoke also at risk of developing deadly cancers.
Charred meat. Meats that have been charred, or cooked over an open flame, contain compounds that have been linked to cancer. Those dangerous chemicals are released when meat such as beef, poultry, and fish are cooked over an open flame or even pan-fried at high temperatures.
Alcohol. Drinking more than the recommended limit on a regular basis can increase your risk of developing several types of cancer affecting the liver, colon, and digestive system.
Diesel exhaust. Research has found that diesel oil contains more than 30 airborne chemicals that have been linked to lung cancer and possibly bladder cancer, the American Cancer Society noted.
Processed meats. While hot dogs, bacon, and ham all taste great, they are not doing your health any favors. These processed meats are crammed with cancer-causing preservatives.
They have also undergone various treatments that can all up your risk of developing cancer. If that is not enough, studies have found that red meat, even when unprocessed, has also been linked to certain types of cancer.
Birth control. This has been a strongly debated topic, but some research suggests that using birth control pills could increase a woman’s likelihood of developing cervical cancer.
However, on the opposite end of the spectrum, other studies found the opposite to be true. There is also evidence that birth control pills may reduce the risk of developing other cancers.
Viruses. Some viruses like human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B and C viruses, the Epstein-Barr virus, and even the H. pylori bacterium could increase the risk of cancer.
Obesity. Being overweight can put you at risk of various health issues, and cancer is one of them. Obesity can increase your chances of developing several types of cancer affecting the kidneys, pancreas, breast, and colon.
Business Insider / Crickey Amigu di Natura 2019.
Corendon wordt overgenomen door de Zweedse investeerder Triton. Die zal de reisorganisatie samenvoegen met Sunweb (sponsor wielrenner Tom Duloulin), waar de Zweden eerder een meerderheidsbelang in verwierven.
De verkoop betreft de activiteiten van de touroperator in Nederland en België. De hotels van Corendon en de eigen luchtvaartmaatschappijen in Turkije en Malta zijn geen onderdeel van de verkoop.
Corendon werd in 2000 opgericht door Atilay Uslu en Yildiray Karaer. Aanvankelijk was het bedrijf gespecialiseerd in reizen naar Turkije.
Later kwamen daar andere bestemmingen bij. De activiteiten werden uitgebreid met luchtvaartmaatschappijen in Turkije (2005), Nederland (2011) en Malta (2017). Ook opende Corendon hotels in Turkije, Nederland, Ibiza en Curaçao.
Vorig jaar handelde Corendon in meer dan 750.000 vakantiegangers uit Nederland en België. Corendon behaalde daarmee een omzet van 515 miljoen euro.
NOS / ABC Flash Point Travel News 2019.
De Clowns en Schapen dwalend in het politieke moeras op Curacao weten heel goed hoe ongewenste mede-acteurs van het toneel moeten worden verwijderd om de omkoperij en corruptie vrij baan te blijven geven.
Het belangerijkste gereedschap om dit gedaan te krijgen is om oneindig verwarring te zaaien in de lopende zaken, om de geldwasmachines op volle toeren te laten door draaien.
Morena resort heeft de tijdelijke zandweg voor het bouwen van Morena fase II (2015) met toestemming van APC (voorheen APNA) aangelegd, doch zonder aanleg vergunning van ROP (voorheen DROV).
De tijdelijke zandweg werd als bewijs van ‘powerplay‘ dwars door het conserveringgebied, pal voor de woning van de natuurstichting Crickey Amigu di Natura aangelegd.
De bouw van Morena resort Fase 2 werd in de December 2016 door uitvoerder Frits van Zwienen opgeleverd. Op deze wijze probeert Kruithof de publieke pensioenen van de harde werkers te waarborgen?
Uit informatie van APC blijkt dat Morena weer onrechtmatig een stuk grond in het conserverings gebied van het pensioenfonds heeft aangekocht om het resort (fase 3) weer verder uit te gaan breiden?
Hoogstwaarshijnlijk zal Morena resort deze zandweg op Jan Thiel weer gebruiken voor de uitbreiding van het resort van de Brummelhuisjes.
Om verder nog meer druk uit te oefenen op de bewoners van Vista Royal wordt deze gelegenheid wederom aangepakt om deze van nog meer 7-daagse geluidshinder te voorzien in de komende jaren.
De politici en bijbehorende ambtelijke stromannen kijken als toezicht houders erop toe dat dit plan wederom feiloos zal kunnen gaan verlopen.
Dwz, de KPC (politie) treedt niet op, OW (voorheen DROV), Officieren van Justitie en ROP kijken gewoon toe, zodat hun bijbehorende netwerken belastingvrij miljoenen mogen gaan binnenscheppen.
De Toeristen fabrieken op Jan Thiel behoren tot een van de meest vervuilende setoren in de maatschappij. Vliegtuigen vervuilen per km per persoon 10x zoveel als het rondrijden in een V8 auto.
De carbon footprint wordt verder opgevoerd doordat onafbreekbare chemische afvalstoffen niet worden verwerkt en dus de natuur verder ter kwader trouw aantasten.
De mensenhandel zorgt verder voor goedkopere arbeidskrachten die ingezet worden om de winsten van de kapitalisten te vergroten en de werkeloosheid en armoede op Curacao verder te stimuleren.
ABC Flashpoint News 2019.
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It doesn’t take an animal activist to realize that animal theme parks are an unsophisticated display of mankind’s imposed dominance over caged animals.
We have reached a juncture in anti-captivity efforts that will lead us toward the possibility of a post-captivity society and align us with other anti-captivity countries, like Costa Rica.
Thanks to social media and a little documentary that you might have heard of called “Blackfish,” the American public (not just activists) are demanding change and freedom for animals in captivity.
The film has captivated the interest of people from all walks of life and has called into question the purpose of captive animals in today’s society.
Finally, the ramifications of holding animals captive have breached the headlines of mainstream media and they are here to stay.
When it comes to captivity, animals pay the ultimate price. Like the Taiji dolphin hunt(happening in Japan) is driven by the demand for marine mammal entertainment.
Animals die prematurely in captivity because their social, physical, and mental needs are not adequately met, and cannot be met because animals do not belong in captivity.
Death in captivity isn’t limited to animals, it also happens to their caretakers. Keeping wild animals in captivity is a dangerous business that has no place in our society. Both the animals and humans involved must be protected from the greed of the business.
Captive flamingos and elephants, alike, suffer from foot problems due to being heldin unnatural habitats, captive chimpanzees suffer from heart disease, and now, captive elephants are suffering from weight problems.
In 2011, PETA filed suit against SeaWorld for violating the rights of five captiveOrca’s (Tilikum, Katina, Kasatka, Corky, and Ulises) citing that they are forced to perform and are being held as slaves, which is a violation of the 13th Amendment.
Flamingos do not belong in Denmark, or polar bears do not belong in the hot European sun, and whales certainly do not belong in bathtubs.
The big business of animal theme parks is a lackluster endeavor that, despite its prominence, is largely unpopular with the American public.
Animal abuse for human entertainment has been blacklisted for some time now. Worldwide circuses are being closed together with most of the sea aquariums in the USA.
Some Caribbean aquariums remain open, like in Curacao were dolphins are being tortured 7 days per week to rake in profits disguised as swimming with dolphins. One person must pay hundreds of dollars to experience a caged dolphin encounter.
This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t experience wild animals. Hop on a boat and take a whale tour, grab a pair of binoculars and go birding, visit a sanctuary, volunteer at a wildlife refuge, or simply take a hike!
There are so many ways to experience wildlife, in the wild! Sometimes, all you need to do is look around you.
One Green Planet.org / Crickey Conservation Society 2018.
Scientists say climate change is prompting “unprecedented” ecological change across the Antarctic Peninsula, which is home to the Gentoo and chinstrap penguins.
Antarctica, the desolate southernmost continent boasting the coldest climate on Earth, usually brings to mind visions of ice, snow and penguins.
But global warming is transforming Antarctica’s icy expanses, new research from the University of Exeter in the UK shows. Parts of the continent are “greening,” researchers say — and exponentially fast.
Moss has been growing on the Antarctic Peninsula at a dramatically faster rate in the past 50 years, and warming temperatures are the culprit. If you’d taken a photograph of these parts of the peninsula 50 years ago it would have been a monochrome shot of ice. Nothing but glaciers.
The Antarctic Peninsula, the northernmost part of the continent, is known to be one of most rapidly warming region on Earth. Average temperatures there have jumped about 1 degree Fahrenheit each decade since the 1950s.
Previously, scientists only identified such a response in a single location at the far south of the Antarctic Peninsula, but now we know that moss banks are responding to recent climate change across the whole of the peninsula.”
Antarctica is following in the footsteps of the planet’s other polar region, the Arctic, which has been experiencing a similar greening because of climate change.
The changes aren’t just ecological; melting Arctic and Antarctic ice has the potential to significantly contribute to sea level rise in the coming decades, which poses a threatto millions of coastal dwellers around the globe.
Huffington Post / Crickey Conservation Society 2018.