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Incarceration Prolongs Gang Careers, Researchers Say

“Blood In, Blood Out.”

So goes a common saying about the inescapability of gang life, a reference to a 1993 movie that chronicled the bloody lives of three gangsters in East Los Angeles.

In fact, leaving gangs is quite common. According to the National Gang Center, a Justice Department-funded research project, the majority of youth who join gangs remain active for one to two years. Fewer than one in 10 stays involved for four or more years.

As the Trump administration cracks down on the violent street gang MS-13, experts say a significant law enforcement response to the gang’s violence is warranted. …read more

NHS cancer patients ‘failing to be correctly monitored’

Concerns expressed that opportunities to save lives may be missed

Cancer patients in the UK may not receive enough follow-up after a diagnosis, a new study by researchers in Chicago suggests.

The study, presented at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, suggests five years of monitoring is insufficient for some cancers and too long for others. The research suggests some NHS patients may receive too few years of follow-up care.

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Junk food deals and adverts face fresh restrictions

Clampdown on cartoon characters and celebrities promoting unhealthy food being considered

Two-for-one junk food deals and the sale of sweets and chocolates around supermarket checkouts will reportedly be banned under a new government campaign against child obesity.

A 9pm television watershed like the one imposed on sex and violence will be introduced from 2020 by the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, for foods high in sugar and salt, according to the Telegraph.

Related: Fat-shaming children at school is no way to fight obesity | Kate Leaver

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YouTuber explains why DC’s action scenes suck

My job frequently requires me to spend inordinate amounts of time on Reddit and YouTube (yes, that’s my story and I’m sticking with it). Sometimes videos pop up on both sites almost simultaneously, and that’s usually enough to catch my interest. Today, it’s this video, in which YouTuber Nerdwriter1 describes the pitfalls of the fight scenes in the DC live-action films of the last few years, and how they could be improved with judicious application of, among other things, physics. This caught my eye for a few reasons. I have a secret, guilty liking for the DC film universe, mostly …read more

Apple may introduce a triple-camera iPhone soon. Bring it on

A rumor making the rounds today suggests Apple may be planning on introducing its first triple camera smartphone this year with the rumored 6.5-inch iPhone, following in the footsteps of Huawei. The rumor comes courtesy The Korea Herald, although it’s oddly buried in a piece mostly about Samsung, which is also expected to introduce a triple-camera smartphone with next year’s S10. To be clear, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard word of a triple camera iPhone, but the three previous reports have pointed to a 2019 release, according to MacRumors. One of these reports was from Ming Chi Kuo,… …read more