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RIP Sally Ride

America is mourning the loss of Sally Ride who, in 1983, the first American woman to enter space. Sally Ride was 61.

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Tragedy

Robin Gibb has sadly passed away following his very public battle with cancer. Robin, one third of the super group Bee Gees,  had just completed a classical work The Titanic Requiem with his son Robin-John  when he fell into a coma due to phenomenon following surgery. The requiem  premiered in London without him. Andy, Maurice and Robin all gone too soon.

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Donna Summer Dead At 63

The music world is mourning the death of yet another singing legend, Donna Summer. The Diva of disco passed away following a long battle with cancer at her Florida home. It is rumored that Summer, who was in New York when the Twin Towers came down, may have contracted lung cancer from the asbestos, mercury and lead that was in the massive clouds of dust that blanketed the city after the attack.

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Be Gone Cancer Causing Chemicals In Pepsi and Coke

No cause for alarm people but Pepsi and Coca Cola lovers might want to turn their heads away for this one. Seems both drink companies have announced they will be cutting the levels of chemicals in their caramel coloring in order to avoid having to put a “cancer warning” on their drink’s labels. Oh dear, evidently there is way too much 4-MEI (carcinogen) in the coloring  which means under California laws they either have to reduce the levels or whack a warning sticker on their products . Those damn lab mice and their tumors!!!!! By the way Pepsi and Coke both are adamant their drinks are safe.

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Christopher Hitchens Meets His Maker, Maybe?

Controversial and outspoken author and journalist Christopher Hitchens has died of cancer aged 62. Hitchens loved nothing better than picking a fight, or two,  with political rivals. Amongst his best trade mark put downs he described Bill Clinton as a “cynical, self-seeking ambitious thug” and Mother Teresa as “a lying, thieving Albanian dwarf”.  Hitchens believed that “The real axis of evil is Christianity, Judaism, and Islam” and later in his book, God Is Not Great, he expanded on that to include “all religions”.  Love him or hate him he was a man who spoke his mind and he will be sorely missed. RIP Christopher Hitchens.

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Link Between the Pill and Prostate Cancer

No need for alarm people  but doctors in Canada believe there is a link between oral contraceptive pills and  prostate cancer. No silly, men aren’t taking them!!! It seems that the estrogen from the birth control pills are being excreted through women’s pee, into the toilets and ending up in our friggin water supply systems. Hello, chemicals that interfere with hormones have a good chance of leading to cancer. Dear god, NOW, everybody panic!  Researchers have long been concerned about the increase of prostate cancer over the past 40 years which coincides with the increase use of the pill.

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Rest In Peace Cha Cha

Grease actors are mourning death of yet another  cast member , this time Annette Charles who played the fiery Cha Cha in the 1978 movie. Annette died from complication stemming  from cancer. Two month ago Jeff Conaway who played Kenickie also passed away. Annette had left her Hollywood career behind following the success if Grease to become a speech professor at California State University Northridge. Annette was 63.

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Love Thy Neighbor

Edward Jimmis is highly unlikely to win citizen of the year after he put a wreath on the back of his garage door with a handmade sign which read “Glad you have canser. So die stupid.” (and no , he can’t spell very well either). The target was his next door neighbor, Bob Gold, who is fighting cancer. When police asked the cold hearted Jimmis to remove the sign he refused because technically he wasn’t breaking any laws. Evidently the two had a falling out! It was only after a news reporter rocked up that Jimmis switched the sign to “Love your neighbor”.

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Step Away From The Road

In the latest installment of what gives you cancer, a new study has found road gravel is a potential killer. Yes sirree, evidently it contains high levels of the mineral erionite (similar to asbestos) and if you breathe too much of that into your lungs…..mesothelioma. The fibers become airborne when traffic whips up dust clouds and you only need to breathe in one friggin fiber . Dear god!

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As If We Haven’t Got Enough To Worry About

OK, no need to panic people BUT tests have found recycled cardboard boxes used by companies such as Kelloggs contain deadly chemicals.Seems it’s the toxic mineral oils in printing ink from recycled newspapers that is the culprit . Damn thing can get into foods even through those inner plastic bags. These oils can cause inflammation of the internal organs and cancer. Cereal, pasta, rice anything in a friggin recycled box is potentially deadly. Step away from the cornflakes!!!

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