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And. With what's news from the Wall Street Journal. I'm Jay are Whalen in New York. Cancer deaths have declined nearly thirty percent over the past twenty five years shocking was one of the biggest drivers of cancer deaths. Overall for men and for women that's Wall Street Journal health and science reporter, Amy docks or Marcus she'll have specifics in a moment on what has driven deaths down, and what has doctors concerned about the years to come. But first the top stories we're following. It seems any talk of the death of Sears holdings has been greatly exaggerated. Turns out former CEO, and billionaire Edward Lampard still has a chance to keep the retailer alive. The company's Sears bankruptcy lawyer told a US bankruptcy judge on Tuesday that Sears would move forward with a plan. January fourteenth auction that auction is conditioned on Lampard providing one hundred twenty one million dollar deposit by Wednesday afternoon. Lampard's hedge fund on his ESL investments has bid four point four billion dollars to buy the business at of Bank. Crecy and his plan would keep about four hundred and twenty five stores open London's Heathrow airport temporarily halted departing flights late Tuesday after a nearby drone citing the incident comes less than three weeks after multiple drone sightings at nearby Gatwick airport forced the shutdown of its runway off and on for three days disrupting tens of thousands of passengers during the busy holiday travel, period the boom and the sale of small mostly privately owned. Drones has led to increasing incidents of such unmanned aircraft coming close to airports and commercial airliners. Drones have been spotted near flights. Newark LaGuardia and Dubai last month, the FAA announced plans for industry government projects in the US detest airborne densification of drones as smartphone makers, apple and Samsung have warned investors. They would fall short of earnings expectations Reisen expanded its base of wireless phone subscribers in the fourth quarter of two thousand eighteen for Isan said on Tuesday at added. A nit six hundred and fifty thousand new post paid phone connections during the fourth quarter, that's an increase from the net. Two hundred ninety five thousand new phone connections added in the third quarter and Barbie is coming to a theater near you. Mattel plans to create the first live action feature film starring it's icon, toy personality. Mattel says it will work with Warner Brothers picture group to develop the film and kademi award nominee Margot Robbie has been cast to star as Barbie coming up next. The good news and the troubling news behind a reduction in cancer deaths. Deaths from cancer peaked in the early nineties. But they've taken a dramatic turnaround down twenty seven percent over the past quarter century, Wall Street Journal health and science reporter, Amy docs, are Marcus joins us with details. So Amy, this represents two point six million fewer deaths and efforts to reduce smoking are big part of it. Definitely the case. According to this new report from American Cancer Society. Researchers smoking was one of the biggest drivers of cancer deaths overall for men and Bruin. And while this is seen as good news people. You spoke to said there's still a long way to go in terms of preventing deaths. It is good news. People are very happy about it. And they should be because people worked hard to bring awareness of HANA make lifestyle changes to develop new drugs. But there are many people who are still going to die from cancer statistics that they gave. Projections and twenty nineteen are sobering. And they themselves acknowledged that they still wanna make further improvements in these death rates. You know, the authors of the cancer death study said the wall we've seen significant progress in decline in cancer deaths. We could actually see almost two million new cancer diagnoses next year along with six hundred six thousand deaths. Yes, those are staggering and sobering numbers. The other thing that they raised in the report that I think is interesting is that they don't have explanations for some of the reasons why some of that were calendar rates still continue to increase in the report Hudson significant data on cancer deaths among men in women's specifically, which types of cancer affects them, yes. They said that men die in the greatest numbers from lung prostate and colorectal cancer. And they said that women die primarily from lung breast and colorectal cancer. One of the differences. They said is that lung cancer incidence is declining twice as fast in men as women and some of that can reflect some of the historical trends in when women started smoking. But also that there may be sex differences to explain some of the differences in mortality, and they're not explore how to explain all of them. While we have seen a lot of progress obesity is an issue on the horizon in in society today that has researchers very worried when I spoke with the American Cancer Society lead author of the paper she talked about obesity epidemic much like the country used to have tobacco epidemic. When many many people were smoking, and she raised this issue and the investigators in the study, more broadly, raise the issue that obesity, Ken. Be driver in predisposing people too. Great a risk for cancer. And that's something that also needs to be addressed. If we we don't wanna see you another uptick in cancer rates now that they've been succeeded now that they have been succeeding in getting the ways to decline, Amy researchers are still discovering and looking for connections between obesity and cancer. Is that right? That is correct. A number of the people I spoke with about the report said that while we searchers do believe that there is a connection between obesity and cancer more work needs to be done in teasing out. What exactly the connection is? It could be that it's tied to increased estrogen levels, which can be a risk of breast cancer. Another person told me that it's possible that obesity can change kind of the structure of your liver, and that could predispose some people till two liver cancer. They're still trying. To figure out what the connection is seems like a lesson from all this is that many cancer cases can be prevented by being more mindful and careful about our own activities. That's very much. The case I did speak with outside experts who follow the cancer space and many of them raised the issue that you can change your risk rate by changing your lifestyle in the paper. The researchers said that the majority of liver cancer cases, could potentially be prevented to lifestyle changes. And that includes not only not smoking, but also being more physically active losing weight and even getting vaccines of against hepatitis speed. For example, was one that was cited in the paper or that his Wall Street Journal health and signs reporter, Amy Dr Marcus joining us via Skype, Amy thanks so much for being with us. And that's what's news. I'm your Waylon in the newsroom in New York at the Wall Street Journal. Title.
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