Missing Villain

Here’s a panic-button issue:

What’s behind the worrying rise of cancer in young people? After cases in people aged 25-49 rises 22%, experts are blaming processed foods, smoking, drinking and even pollution

They missed “climate change” in that list, but no doubt it will be added later.

Cases of thyroid cancer are also soaring among 15 to 39-year-olds, according to figures from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine in the U.S. Between 1990 and 2019 there was an 81 per cent increase in cases in this age group in G20 nations, compared to a 24 per cent increase in all cancers.

Despite my flippant tone, this does seem to be a problem, although it’s affecting mostly young people right now — Daughter’s fiance has just had part of his thyroid removed, not for cancer but for something else.

That climate change thing still needs watching…

Glueball Wormening Alert

Yes, yes, I know… but now it’s getting serious:

Weird creatures flocking to Brit beaches as UK looks ‘more like the Med’

Or maybe it’s an influx of Russian sunbathers, such as the Midi is experiencing:

It’s an easy mistake to make.

You’ll have to follow the link to find out what the creatures actually look like — but by comparison, they’re not too bad.